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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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Burn After Reading movie release September 12 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2008 by funofmovie

Genre Comedy, Drama
Release Date September 12, 2008
Studio Focus Features

Starring

George Clooney as Harry Pfarrer
John Malkovich as Osbourne Cox
Frances McDormand
Brad Pitt as Chad Feldheimer
Tilda Swinton as Katie Cox
Richard Jenkins
Logan Kulick
Lenny Venito

The Coen brothers’ follow-up to their Best Picture-winning No Country for Old Men is — no surprise for this offbeat filmmaking duo — its polar opposite. A sort of Fargo on helium, Burn is a goofball crime caper about two dim-witted gym employees (Pitt and Frances McDormand) who try to extort a curmudgeonly CIA agent (Malkovich) after they come across a CD-ROM containing possibly classified information. A-list names like Clooney and Pitt may sell the most tickets, but it’s the potty-mouthed Malkovich who easily racks up the most laughs. “The first scene I did was a phone call with Brad and Frances,” says Malkovich, whose character drops countless F-bombs throughout the film. “Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there on the soundstage because I was rehearsing a play. So I did it from an apartment in Paris. It was really late at night and I was screaming at the top of my lungs. God knows what the neighbors thought.”

Also along for the ride is newly minted Academy Award winner Swinton, as Malkovich’s testy wife, while Clooney plays her scheming lover — though that doesn’t mean the former Michael Clayton adversaries, who filmed Burn during last year’s Oscar-campaign season, have the best onscreen relationship this go-around, either. Recalls Swinton: “At the end of the shoot, George said, touchingly, wistfully, ‘Well, maybe one day we’ll get to make a film together when we say one nice thing to each other.'”