“The trailer for ‘The Girl In the Spider’s Web’ looks bad” links

I think the trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web looks like garbage. [LaineyGossip]
Russell Crowe is very burly & furry these days. [Go Fug Yourself]
The HFPA needs to apologize thoroughly to Brendan Fraser. [Dlisted]
Donald Trump is thinking of pardoning Mohammed Ali. [Pajiba]
Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing pajamas? [Wonderwall]
Here’s much-needed info about the costumes of Ocean’s Eight. [Buzzfeed]
Is The Hills reboot happening or what? [Reality Tea]
MIT created a psychopath AI. [The Blemish]
Why is 90 Day Fiance still a thing? [Starcasm]
Donald Trump just loves to destroy healthcare. [Jezebel]

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  1. Melania says:

    That trailer is awful. Claire Foy doesn’t seem the right choice for Lisbeth.

  2. Jenns says:

    So bad.

    I like Claire Foy a lot, but she’s a total miscast. And while I though the Swedish versions were good, the Fincher version with Rooney Mara was great and I really wish they would’ve continued that series.

    • Lala says:

      See…I’m with you too!!! My guy MADE me watch the original…which I ended up loving…but when I heard Fincher was doing a remake…I THOUGHT…PERFECT!!! And it was just as good…at least to me!

    • Onerous says:

      Right!? I loved the originals, but I also thoroughly enjoyed the one with Rooney Mara – I can’t imagine why they didn’t continue that series. Hollywood is bizarre.

    • Polly says:

      I thought Rooney was excellent, even better than Noomi (though I did like both versions). I don’t think Clare is right for the role at all.

      • Pilar says:

        I disagree. I thought rapace was excellent. Less keen on the Americanised waifish take on Lisbeth.

      • bbn says:

        Have you read the book? Every description of her mentioned her skinny frame and child-like looks, which Rooney had. It wasn’t the American take, it was the book’s author’s take. Noomi might have been good buut she didn’t fit the character.

    • Bug says:

      Yes. Rooney cannot be surpassed.

  3. Una says:

    This is such a bad idea. Dragon Tatto sequel WITHOUT Mara, Craig and Fincher based on the book that was NOT written by Stieg Larsson?! Why?

  4. cate says:

    totally miscast. the noomi rapace version was best she fit the role so well.

  5. yoon says:

    the idiot who “directed” this “film” is some hack who does modern re-tellings of films like evil dead & from dusk til dawn. this is just a waste of time and money for everyone. as a huge fan of the OG GWTDT series, this is just offensive. why the fuck did sony ok this? also they skipped the other 2 books and didn’t sign on fincher for them, or the OG cast. like why, WHY, WHY do you keep producing garbage!!!!?!?!

    • amyston says:

      Actually Fede Alvarez isn’t an idiot or a hack, but thanks for commenting.

      He directed ONE episode of the From Dusk Til Dawn Series. His Evil Dead reboot was produced by Sam Raimi and the original ED team. The film and the director had the entire team’s blessing and support. The film was a success and pretty well-received. He went on to do another Raimi-produced film that was pretty dang successful in addition to being well-received — Don’t Breathe. He’s an Uruguayan director who’s under 40; I can’t imagine many relatively young directors turning down this project. I mean, I wish he’d stuck to horror, but maybe this movie will be better than the trailer indicates.

  6. Bella bella says:

    The Girl in the Spider’s Web movie looks like it is completely about sound design!!! Vooomp! Zzzwwwaaap! Click click click! Aghaghahghghghahghg!

  7. WMGDtoo says:

    I don’t think it looks that bad. And Claire Foy looks to be trying to bring a different look to the characters. The Original was fin. But not all of them live up to the hype IMO. I’ll give this one a chance.

  8. Lightpurple says:

    Dear Orange Dotard: for what, exactly, would you pardon Mohammad Ali? For some mysterious, unknown crime? For being black? For being Muslim? A combination of both? His conviction was overturned by the US Supreme Court eons ago. The only point to this is that you know decades from now, when people search databases for that great man’s name, yours will pop up, which will be your only connection to anything decent or good. No, Ali will not be Elvis to your Nixon. He would call you a fool. Slither off to Singapore where Kim will hand you your orange butt.

    • Chanteloup says:

      Thank you for writing all that [much better than I would have], plus saving me a lot of time :-)

  9. Cee says:

    Ok, so what’s the story? Is Lisbeth a vigilante now? she kills people who “deserve” it? I suppose the woman in red is her twin, Camille, supposedly the evilest person in the world.

  10. Dani says:

    Why does she have a clipped try hard South African accent in this movie?

  11. me says:

    Artificial Intelligence is scary. We are making robots that can think for themselves. How on earth is this a good thing?

    • Veronica S. says:

      To be fair, humans thinking for themselves hasn’t proven particularly productive or even recommendable for a lot of human history.

  12. Veronica S. says:

    So glad we’re working our way back to the shitshow* of healthcare pre-ACA so people like me can be charged outrageously high premiums for relatively minor health conditions.

    *I am aware that it still is in a lot of ways, don’t @ me. But pretending like the Republicans have any cogent, affordable plan that actually benefits the majority of Americans is laughable.

  13. sadie77az says:

    Here for 90-Day Fiancé. I looooooove this show. I have no idea why. I am addicted, though. Addicted to the point of being emotionally invested in these people ie talking out loud to the tv.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      Me too, except I YELL @ the tv, esp when David/Annie and MOLLY/LUIS are on 🤣🤣

    • Mariposa says:

      Heather mcdonald has a couple of hilarious episodes of her podcast where she recaps 90 day fiance (it is how I found out about the show). She does impersonations of some of the characters and they are hilarious. She did one of Molly and I thought ‘surely that is an exaggeration, and she doesn’t really sound like that’, but it was spot on!

  14. Slowsnow says:

    When Rooney Mara ‘s trailer came out everyone complained. Now we complain about Claire Foy’s.
    I think it looks quite good and it’s not even my kind of film.

  15. Janet R says:

    We saw Ocean’s 8 last night – loved it! The costumes were great. Cate Blanchette was particularly amazing. Rhianna in that gown – wow! Loved the story, very well done. The trailer for The Girl/Web was shown and it didn’t look too appealing….

  16. tealily says:

    Russell Crowe? Looks like Kevin Russell!