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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Partner Up at Critics’ Choice Noms

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , on December 12, 2008 by funofmovie

Los Angeles (E! Online) – Brad Pitt versus Angelina Jolie. Heath Ledger versus Robert Downey Jr. Bruce Springsteen versus Miley Cyrus.

angelina-jolie-brad-pittThose are some of the matchups for the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, out this morning with nominations.

Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will vie for Best Picture against partner Jolie’s Changeling.

Ten films overall were nominated. The others: The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E and the not-yet released Doubt, The Reader and The Wrestler.

Despite a category that’s about as crowded as Pitt and Jolie’s house, there was no room for a couple of notable films.

Box-office bust Australia and the upcoming Revolutionary Road, featuring the Titanic reteaming of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, both were denied a shot at the top prize. Australia earned but one nomination overall; Revolutionary Road, zero.

Benjamin Button and Milk led with eight nominations each, including ones for their respective leading men: Pitt and Sean Penn.

The late Ledger is up against Hollywood survivor Downey for Best Supporting Actor. Downey, who’s been getting the Best Actor push for Iron Man, is in the game for Tropic Thunder. Ledger earned his expected nod for tormenting Batman in The Dark Knight.

Springsteen will try to hold off Cyrus in Best Song. The two penned nominated cuts for The Wrestler and Bolt, respectively.

Sorting through the other nominations:

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The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button hits LA

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags , on December 10, 2008 by funofmovie

and Cate Blanchet starring The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button premiered in Hollywood Monday night. The party was all A-list and glam. The leading stars glamed up the red carpet with other big names showing up to support them.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

and were probably among the most photographed that night. They both looked blissfully happy and stunning. Angelina donned en elegant black dress, looking a bit boring against other female celebs to visit the premiere. I liked her vintage earrings and her light make up. Brad opted for a three-piece classic tuxedo. Brad’s parents were there to support their celebrity son.

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Changeling movie

Posted in Movies with tags , , on October 25, 2008 by funofmovie

Changeling: Drama.

Starring Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich and Jason Butler Harner.

Directed by Clint Eastwood. (R. 140 minutes. At Bay Area theaters. For complete movie listings and show times, and to buy tickets for select theaters, go to sfgate.com/movies.)

Clint Eastwood is in the midst of one of cinema’s most notable late growth spurts. Until he reached his 70s, he’d been a solid, above-average filmmaker with a signature style and a capacity for greatness. But since turning 70, Eastwood has been on a tear, with one masterpiece (“Million Dollar Baby”), one near-masterpiece (“Mystic River”) and a project of epic dimensions, the mirror-image World War II films “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters From Iwo Jima.”

“Changeling” maintains Eastwood’s creative streak. It might not be as exalted as “Million Dollar Baby,” but there are things about it that set it apart and make it one of the most enjoyable of his recent films. It’s a woman’s story, which is a departure for Eastwood. (Even “Million Dollar Baby” was about a woman as seen through the eyes of a man.) And because the story has no built-in aura of significance – because it’s simply a sad account of something that happened to somebody long ago – Eastwood’s abilities stand out in sharper relief. The history doesn’t make the movie important. Rather, Eastwood makes the history important.

He does it by simply taking a really good story and directing it well, though in fact there’s nothing simple about the artistic intelligence on display here. That intelligence permeates every aspect of the picture, and yet the hand is light, and if you don’t look for it, you might not notice it. Tom Stern’s cinematography, for starters, is a thing of subtle beauty. The colors are ever so slightly faded, and yet always there will be something in the frame that leaps out – a yellow cab, or Angelina Jolie’s lipstick.

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October 24, 2008 movie releases

Posted in Movie releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2008 by funofmovie

Pride and Glory Main Cast:  Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich

Saw V Main Cast: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Main Cast: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun (NY)

The Universe of Keith Haring (NY)

I’ve Loved You So Long (NY, LA)

Synecdoche, New York (NY, LA)

Passengers (limited)  Main Cast:  Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse

Roadside Romeo (limited)

Fear(s) of the Dark (limited)

Let the Right One In (limited)

Changeling (limited; wide: Oct. 31) Main Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan

The Changeling Premiere

Posted in Celebrity news, Movie events, Movie releases, Movies with tags on October 7, 2008 by funofmovie

There’s no surprise that Angelina Jolie is in New York promoting her new movie Changeling.

The good thing is that she gave interviews and she talked about her new movie, her family and the twins.

About her role in The Changeling

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Your worst fear is anything happening to your kids. The reason I didn’t want to do the film for a long time … every day I came home, and I was so clinging to my kids. I was grabbing them. And checking them in the night. It scares me.

Not nervous as much as I just took a deep breath because it¹s been so long. It felt a little strange.

Everybody’s great. The babies are getting big and healthy and developing personalities. We are a little bit [sleep deprived]. We have some help a couple of nights a week, so on those nights we catch up on our sleep.

I run around with all the other kids, and I’m breastfeeding, which I think is a part of your body’s recovery. I feel great [and] feel very happy that they’re healthy.

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Angelina Jolie Filmography

Posted in Celebrity news with tags on August 10, 2008 by funofmovie

Angelina Jolie Filmography

Year Title Role
1982 Lookin’ to Get Out Tosh
1993 Cyborg 2 Casella “Cash” Reese
1995 Hackers Kate “Acid Burn” Libby
1996 Mojave Moon
Love Is All There Is
Foxfire
Eleanor “Elie” Rigby
Gina Malacici
Margret “Legs” Sadovsky
1997 Playing Gd
True Women (TV)
George Wallace (TV)
Claire
Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods
Cornelia Wallace
1998 Gia (TV)
Hell’s Kitchen
Playing by Heart
Pushing Tin
Gia Marie Carangi
Gloria McNeary
Joan
Mary Bell
1999 The Bone Collector
Girl, Interrupted
Amelia Donaghy
Lisa Rowe
2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds Sarah “Sway” Wayland
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Original Sin
Lara Croft
Julia Russell
2002 Life or Something Like It Lanie Kerrigan
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Beyond Borders
Lara Croft
Sarah Jordan
2004 Taking Lives
Shark Tale
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Alexander
Illeana Scott
Lola (voice)
Francesca “Franky” Cook
Olympias
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Jane Smith
2006 The Good Shepherd Margaret Russell
2007 A Mighty Heart
Beowulf
A Place in Time (director)
Mariane Pearl
Grendel’s mother
2008 Kung Fu Panda
Wanted
Changeling
Master Tigress (voice)
Fox
Christine Collins

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Angelina Jolie’s Wanted: No. 2 at the Box Office

Posted in Movies with tags , on June 29, 2008 by funofmovie

Angelina Jolie’s action thriller Wanted had the best opening ever for an R-rated film released in June and the 6th best opening of all the time for any R-rated film, according to Variety.
But Wanted didn’t open at No. 1. WALL-E, the Pixar Animation tale about a robot, opened with $62.5 million in ticket sales, while Jolie’s assassin thriller Wanted raked in $51.1 million, the Associated Press reported Sunday.
According to the AP, WALL-E drew moviegoers of all ages.
“The real secret is they’re not children’s movies. They’re movies for everybody. Children absolutely adore them, but parents enjoy them on a different level,” Mark Zoradi, president of Disney’s motion-picture group told the AP.
Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal, told the AP, “We knew WALL-E would be huge, but it’s not the same audience as Wanted.”
The same New York Times critic who dissed the Sex and the City movie gave Jolie a rave review.
“With her mean smiley-sneer and snug clothes, her heels and hieroglyphics, she cuts the kind of disciplinarian figure who can bring antsy boys of all ages to their knees or at least into their theater seats,” Manohla Dargis wrote.

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