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W Magazine Selects Some of Hollywood’s Finest for Its Bland Annual Movie Issue (Forum Buzz)

It’s that time of year again when W magazine unveils its annual movie issue, serving up a handful of covers featuring some of Hollywood’s finest talent. For 2016, W has endorsed covers with Eddie Redmayne, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Carey Mulligan, Saoirse Ronan and Alicia Vikander. The stars were each photographed by Peter Lindbergh and our forum members are far from giving W a standing ovation.

W February 2016 : The Movie Issue by Peter Lindbergh


“I like seeing Eddie, even though he does seem to only have one facial expression when it comes to his photographic work, but still, nice to see him here,” noted honeycombchild the moment the first cover surfaced.

“I agree his expression never changes, this photo does not say anything to me,” Bertrando3 chimed in.

Benn98 wasn’t exactly feeling it, either, adding, “No comments on this cover, doesn’t speak to me at all. I’ll never get his hype. Odd Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t make the cover. Not mad about him, but his movie is pretty relevant.”

Also unwilling to jump up and down was HodanChloe: “The usual suspects. I feel like it’s always the same people every year on these covers.”

Sharing the same underwhelming sentiments was Miss Dalloway, confessing, “So incredibly bland! Alicia is actually shocking in that cover shot, she has zero presence, energy or emotion in print, I just don’t get her. Weird, because I think she is wonderful on the big screen!”

“So white. Of course this isn’t W’s fault, but it sure does highlight this problem in film,” acknowledged t-rex, making a very valid point.

W February 2016 : The Movie Issue by Peter Lindbergh


Check out the remaining covers and add your own two cents to our growing conversation here.