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Angelina Jolie took her voice from Hollywood to the United Nations in New York on Friday to ask them to help millions of Syrian refugees. The “Unbroken” director also harshly criticized the Un Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over the country’s four-year conflict. “We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world’s inability to protect and defend the innocent,” Jolie said, according to The Guardian. Jolie’s powerful presence — which was described as “beautiful” by Syria’s »
- Debbie Emery
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
Angelina Jolie made a special trip to NYC to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East and Syria on Friday. As the Special Envoy of the High Commissioner For Refugees, Angelina highlighted the refugee crisis in Syria, explaining that "we are failing to save lives in Syria." She got back to her Un duties after addressing another serious issue in late March, when she revealed she had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes and will not be able to have any more children. Angelina didn't let the news slow her down; just days after the op-ed was published in The New York Times, she attended the Kids' Choice Awards with her daughters Shiloh and Zahara. Angie won the award for favorite movie villain for Maleficent and gave an inspiring acceptance speech about celebrating differences. »
Angelina Jolie briefed the United Nations Security Council on the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis Friday morning. The U.N. special envoy on refugee issues urged world powers to intervene, saying, "We are failing to save lives in Syria." "We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the world's inability to protect and defend the innocent…If we cannot end the conflict, we have an inescapable moral duty to help refugees and provide legal avenues to safety." The United Nations currently estimates that 3.8 million people have fled Syria and roughly 7.6 million others are displaced inside the war-torn »
Director: Angelina Jolie
Running Time: 137 minutes
Based on The New York Times’ bestseller by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken tells the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, an American Olympian forced to fight for survival following a near-fatal plane crash during World War II.
Since Universal originally acquired the rights in 1957 (re-purchasing them in 2011), Zamperini’s story has long been mooted for a big screen adaptation and you can see why. This unbelievable tale of endurance – including an extended stint stranded in shark-infested waters and torture in multiple prisoner of war camps – is difficult to fathom and the film only really scratches the surface of the man’s exceptional life story.
With Angelina Jolie returning to the director’s chair and featuring Ee BAFTA Rising Star Award winner Jack O’Connell in the lead role, this biographical drama merely »
- Mike McCarthy
Calling all crazies! From Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl to Uzo Aduba in Orange Is the New Black, crazy female characters have been stealing the spotlight as of late on both the boob tube and the silver screen. A number of talented actresses, including Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman, have garnered Academy Awards for their portrayals of crazy characters, and most recently, Pike was nominated for an Oscar for her role as stunning psychopath Amy Dunne. But it's not just the latest flicks that have incorporated crazy characters—Naomi Watts gave a chilling performance as a Hollywood hopeful in 2001's Mulholland Drive while 1992's Single White Female left us forever »
Word got out sometime last week that Marvel Studios had recruited two female screenwriters to tackle the screenplay for the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel adaptation, but it has now been confirmed those two are Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and Disney's Inside Out scribe Meg LeFauve. There was speculation that the two ladies were penning seperate scripts for the studio to later decide which would be developed, a la Wonder Woman, but the press release also confirms that it will be a collaborative effort. Anyhow, with Angelina Jolie reportedly being considered to helm Captain Marvel, check out the standard screenwriter(s) announcement below! Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve will together write Marvel’s Captain Marvel, in theaters November 2, 2018, bringing Carol Danvers to the big screen in her first solo cinematic adventure. Fans will recognize Perlman as the co-writer of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, last year’s smash »
Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve will unite to write Marvel's Captain Marvel, in theaters November 2, 2018, bringing Carol Danvers to the big screen in her first solo cinematic adventure. The studio's official confirmation comes exactly one week after we first reported that both writers were in talks to script this Phase Three adventure. The project doesn't have a director at this time, but we reported in March that the studio is seeking a female, with recent rumors suggesting that Angelina Jolie may be a contender for the gig.
Fans will recognize Perlman as the co-writer of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, last year's smash hit introducing audiences to Star-Lord and his crew, while LeFauve most recently co-wrote Disney Pixar's next original film Inside Out, which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May before heading to theaters June 19. Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, first debuted in 1968's "Marvel Super-Heroes" #13. She was a U. »
Having been linked to the project earlier this month, Marvel has now officially announced that Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are set to pen the script for the studio’s first female-led superhero offering Captain Marvel.
See Also: Angelina Jolie linked to director’s chair on Captain Marvel
The film is set for release on November 2nd, 2018, although interestingly Marvel’s press release states that the film will mark Carol Danvers’ “first solo cinematic adventure”, so could that mean we might get to see Captain Marvel on the big screen before then? The character was originally included in an early draft of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so perhaps Marvel has plans to introduce her in an earlier Phase Three movie? Of course, I could just be reading too much into the wording…
- Gary Collinson
Last week, rumor broke out that Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman could be teaming up with Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve to pen the upcoming Captain Marvel solo film. They seemed like a good fit for the property, thanks to their history with both Disney and Marvel, and now the news has been made official.
Marvel confirmed Perlman and LeFauve’s involvement earlier today, though the announcement did not come with any new information about the highly-anticipated project, except for further confirmation that it will tell the story of the Carol Danvers iteration of the superheroine.
Now that writers have been set for the hotly-anticipated film, the next order of business is to secure a director. If the latest rumors are to be believed, Angelina Jolie may be at the top of the studio’s list, though it’s always possible that someone else (like Adam McKay, who »
- James Garcia
Adam McKay’s future in the Marvel universe stretches far beyond his script work alongside Peyton Reed and star Paul Rudd for Ant-Man, according to head honcho Kevin Feige. In fact, during a recent interview with Collider, the renown film producer revealed that the studio has the Anchorman director between its proverbial crosshairs to helm the upcoming Inhumans.
McKay was first linked to the nascent project some months ago, just as the narrative foundations were being laid in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Feige noted that Inhumans is one of a number of in-development projects that the director could eventually take control of. One thing is for sure, though, McKay’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t end with Scott Lang.
- Michael Briers
The speculation surrounding the currently empty director’s chair of Marvel’s planned Captain Marvel movie continues to focus on Angelina Jolie. According to Collider’s updated story from their sources at Marvel, the appointment of Patty Jenkins as director of Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. has essentially kicked that speculation up a gear, moving the rumor status from the studio being ‘in pursuit of Jolie’ to being ‘in hot pursuit of Jolie.’ It remains to be seen whether the actress-director is either interested in making a comic book adaptation, or has the time – but the rumors highlight an interesting, yet frustrating trend in the current superhero genre.
There is no denying that both DC/Warner Bros. and Marvel/Disney have heeded audience calls for better female representation in their superhero movie franchises. Less than ten years ago, every major superhero release was led by male characters, but now, we »
- Sarah Myles
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly looking to add another member to their family, and hope to adopt a child from Syria in the near future. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Adopting Again? Jolie, who has made more than six visits to Syrian refugee camps, and Pitt are seriously looking into adopting a child from the […]
- Chelsea Regan
At a time when the box office is dominated by popcorn pics, the failure of “Child 44″ is a perfect example of the challenges facing movies geared toward adult audiences.
The moody thriller about the search for a serial killer in Soviet Russia earned a paltry $600,000 domestically in its opening weekend and a meager $2.1 million internationally. That does not bode well for a film that cost nearly $50 million to produce.
A movie that offers up plenty of Russian accents, pre-Perestroika official corruption and a high preteen body count is a difficult sell in any circumstances, but in this case, nothing seemed to break “Child 44’s” way.
“When you’re spending $50 million on an adult drama, you have to be sure you have the right pieces in place to pull it off,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “In this day and age, if it’s not produced »
- Brent Lang and Dave McNary
What a difference 10 years makes! Back in 2005, the status of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's romance was left up to speculation, until one photo surfaced that changed everything. On April 19, 2005, Us Weekly exclusively published a pic of the pair vacationing together at a villa on Diani Beach, Kenya with Jolie's son Maddox, then 3. "Maddox would hang out with Brad and followed him wherever he went," a witness on Diani Beach told Us at the time. "It was clear that Brad and Maddox have [...] »
The Important News We got our first look at Han Solo and Chewbacca and more in the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. We also got our first look at the new Vacation sequel. And we also got our first look at the new Rocky sequel, Creed. Wonder Woman will now be directed by Patty Jenkins. The next Spider-Man was confirmed as being a teenage Peter Parker. The next Flash Gordon will be directed by Matthew Vaughn. Captain Marvel might be directed by Angelina Jolie. It will be written by the women behind Guardians of the Galaxy and Pixar's Inside Out. Ian McKellen joined Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast. And he shared a report from the first script reading. Josh Gad shared a first look at the cast. Olivia Munn...
- Christopher Campbell
As celebs like Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore and Kate Hudson know, translucent powder is the dubious frenemy of our makeup bags. When used for high-flash situations (like when strolling the red carpet for a blockbuster premiere), the ghostly stuff turns stark-white in print—making it look like you had your makeup done by Keebler elves. But when employed for other primping purposes, the lifesaver can help keep makeup in place, spare your skin and hair from imperfections and boost dramatic looks. With the help of a few E! Style Collective members, we find out how to harness the transformative power of translucent powder for good, not evil. Mattify lip color: Going with a bold lip color? Help keep »
WikiLeaks has published thousands more documents from the hacking of Sony Pictures, with one email linking the company's CEO to a Us military research cooperation.
Julian Assange's website has made more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 documents available online after the hacking in December.
The data has been put into an archive which is fully searchable and includes emails that connect CEO Michael Lynton to the Rand corporation, a Us military research corporation.
In a press release, Assange said: "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there."
Sony responded with the statement: "We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks' assertion that this material belongs in the public domain."
December's leak caused huge embarrassment for Sony, with leaked emails revealing derogatory remarks about Angelina Jolie, comments between then-ceo »
Just when Sony Pictures thought it was done with the devastating hacking attack that brought the studio to its knees last winter, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks published thousands of internal documents and correspondence — totally blindsiding the studio and its public relations team early Thursday.
Not only has Assange brought more unwelcome attention to one of the most painful chapters in Sony’s history, WikiLeaks has made the correspondence readily searchable and accessible.
Sony is still weighing its legal options, which may be limited given that Assange and his compatriots have built their reputation on exposing secret documents, emails and videos.
Many of the Sony emails and financial information had been previously combed over last winter when a group calling itself Guardians of Peace first unleashed reams of documents, yet the scale of the hack is so vast that it is likely more unwanted details of the inner workings of the »
- Brent Lang
Wonder Woman: Following the unfortunate depature of Michelle MacLaren as director of Wonder Woman due to creative differences, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment made a remarkably quick substitution by hiring Patty Jenkins for the gig. Jenkins was once attached to direct Thor: The Dark World but left due to creative differences. Her last and only feature is 2003's Monster. [THR] Captain Marvel: Many fans of the McU are now hoping that MacLaren fully defects to the enemy and takes on Captain Marvel, but there's also been rumor going around for a while that Marvel Studios is eyeing Angelina Jolie for the job. Now there's confirmation that she is in serious consideration for the female superhero movie. She was also said to be up for Wonder Woman, but that idea...
- Christopher Campbell
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