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The chatter about Angelina Jolie's ways of doing business didn't begin and end with the hanging-in-the-balance Steve Jobs movie. In a new batch of leaked emails obtained and excerpted by Gawker, producer Scott Rudin and Sony exec Amy Pascal's back-and-forth continues, this time with regard to Jolie's passion project about Cleopatra—the role she has publicly said could be her swan song if playing the Egyptian queen is satisfying enough. Before Rudin went on to call her a "spoiled brat" for insisting on director David Fincher for her own film while he was trying to secure the filmmaker for the Jobs movie, Pascal had written to Jolie in November 2013, "You are a »
The 20th century and its landmark events are major sources of inspiration for at least eight major awards contenders this year and artisans had their hands full re-creating a period of turbulence, war and immense social change.
“Selma” takes us back to a seminal moment of the civil rights movement in the U.S., when the brutality of a white Southern police force striking against peacefully marching blacks, led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., turned public opinion against segregation and led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act by Congress in 1964. Elements like vehicles, guns, billy clubs, furniture and costumes — all well documented in thousands of photos and newsreels — had to be gathered or created.
Artisans for Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” faced an even larger task because they had to reproduce period looks of three continents as athlete Louis Zamperini competes at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, joins the U. »
- Peter Caranicas
This week, the world's most popular podcast came to an end, and so did The Colbert Report. Angelina Jolie skipped the premiere of her own movie due to insulting emails about her being leaked a nasty case of chicken pox, and Justin Timberlake returned to The Tonight Show to sing Third Eye Blind with Jimmy Fallon. Also, The Voice crowned a winner, and Clickhole taught us all the proper way to watch holiday classic Love Actually. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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- TV Guide News
Angelina Jolie is well aware that art doesn't always imitate life. Case in point: The film she decided to make with husband Brad Pitt just after the pair tied the knot at their chateau in the south of France. "Yes, we spent our honeymoon playing two people in a terrible marriage," Jolie, 39, laughingly told The Hollywood Reporter for its annual Rulebreakers issue, on newsstands now. By the Sea has the couple reuniting for the first time onscreen since they made Mr. and Mrs. Smith a decade earlier, but this time she had the power to boss her longtime partner around. »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd
“We were all there because we cared about the man; we were inspired by the story, we liked what the film was saying, and we admired the man. It was Louis’ film.” The film shot in 68 days for $65 million, fairly modest for an epic-scale piece that spans several decades and continents. Jolie says it wasn’t easy for the film teams, but everyone worked together: “We were all united. And everybody was so enthusiastic about everybody else’s work.”
Cinematography, Roger Deakins
“With everyone who came in, we talked about Louie, what he meant to us, what the film needed to say and how to communicate that to the audience. We wanted to make a film »
- Tim Gray
When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, Hollywood will be happy to put 2014 in the rearview mirror. It was what could charitably be described as a “bridge year” between the record-shattering 2013 and the blockbuster-filled 2015, which arrives with the promises of new Avengers and “Star Wars” films. As it stands, the B.O. will fall below last year’s numbers by between 3% to 6%. But there are still lessons for the future to be gleaned from what popped and what fizzled.
1. Great Hollywood Brands? Disney Has All Four
The Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation names can open movies. “Guardians of the Galaxy” scored with a third-tier comicbook title, while “Big Hero 6” continued Disney Animation’s renaissance. The absence of a Pixar film last year was deeply felt. And a trailer for the new “Star Wars” picked up 46 million YouTube hits.
2. Wake Up! Women Go to the Movies
- Brent Lang
This story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Angelina Jolie knew she was going to have to make some trims. The first cut of Unbroken, her sweeping World War II epic about the true-life adventures of Louis Zamperini -- the U.S. airman who survived getting shot down over the Pacific and spending 47 days floating on a raft and two years being tortured in a Japanese prison camp -- clocked in at four hours and 30 minutes. So, in late spring 2013, Jolie locked herself in an editing bay at Universal Studios, rolled up
- Alex Ben Block
That Chris Martin, man. What a jokester. The Coldplay frontman gave a long and (ahem) colorful tale about how the track for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken came about. "I got a message that said, 'Meet in this undisclosed location. You'll be blindfolded and picked up by seven ex-Navy Seals,'" he joked to Vulture. "So they kidnapped me, hit me over the head, and sprayed me with Mace. When I woke up, I was in an office, and Brad Pitt was doing push-ups as Angelina Jolie was just sitting there with her crown on." Oh the visual! Songwriting and storytelling, two things Martin is clearly a natural at. "There was also a guy holding a knife to my throat, and she said, »
Mixing business with pleasure isn't easy -- even when you're one-half of Brangelina.
Angelina Jolie has decided to take her talents behind the camera and while we anxiously await the Christmas Day release of her film Unbroken, the mother-of-six is busy working on her next flick, By the Sea.
In addition to starring in the romance drama, Jolie is also directing the film, which co-stars her new husband Brad Pitt. By the Sea takes place in France (and was filmed in Malta) during the mid-1970s, and follows Vanessa (Jolie), a former dancer, and her husband Roland (Pitt), an American writer, as they travel the country together. The couple seems to be growing apart, but when they linger in a quiet seaside town, they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/cafe-keeper and a hotel owner.
Ironically, Pitt and »
The comedy, about an assassination attempt on North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, has been pulled from release after hackers issued a terror threat against cinemas planning to show the film.
The massive security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment (The Interview's backers) has seen personal emails and data combed over and made public, ripping back the curtain on one of Hollywood's biggest studios and exposing the inner workings of a multinational corporation.
Digital Spy presents a timeline of events below...
June 20: North Korea criticises Sony Pictures over their forthcoming film The Interview. The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy centres on a TV host and his producer as they head to North Korea on a stealth mission to assassinate leader Kim Jong-un.
In a letter to the Un, the country describes it as "undisguised sponsoring of terrorism, »
Christmas isn’t looking too jolly for Seth Rogen and James Franco, stars of The Interview. Sony has canceled the release of the film on all platforms after U.S. movie theaters received threats believed to be from the same group who reportedly hacked the studio’s internal computer systems. As you can imagine, Hollywood is furious.
President Obama reassures us that people should still feel safe to “go to the movies” amidst the threats. But celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel, Dax Shepard and Steve Carell took a different approach to addressing Sony’s major decision.
#TheInterview Is that all it takes – an anonymous threat and the numbers 911 – to throw free expression under the bus? #PussyNation
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) December 17, 2014
Really hard to believe this is the response to a threat to freedom of expression here in America. #TheInterview
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) December 18, 2014
Obama: “Americans should go to the movies.” Absolutely Right. »
- Taylor Ferber
Angelina Jolie's daughters are just as independent as she is. The 39-year-old Unbroken director brought 9-year-old Zahara Jolie-Pitt and 8-year-old Shiloh Jolie-Pitt to the set of her Hollywood Reporter photo shoot in November. The sisters weren't interested in seeing their mother pose for the camera, however. "Mom? I saw this thing over there. Can I skateboard on it?" Shiloh asked, referring to a freshly painted cyclorama. Angelina politely declined her daughter's request. No matter. Shiloh found another way to amuse herself as the magazine's Benjamin Svetkey asked her mother about the moviemaking process. While Angelina discussed her directorial efforts, including In the Land of Blood and »
Ariana Grande doesn't have to be scared anymore! Say goodbye to the fallen, because we're now in the Final Round of our Best Viral Moments of 2014 tournament. In the first corner we have Budweiser's super-cute Super Bowl ad, featuring Bud's signature Clydesdales with an added bonus of the most precious pup ever! It makes us feel So. Many. Feelings. In the opposing corner we have a truly heavyweight contender, in terms of star power! Ellen DeGeneres' impressive A-list selfie at the Academy Awards was a spontaneous moment that instantly took over Twitter, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and more »
Updated: On the day Sony cancels the release of The Interview, Screen charts the timeline of events in the hacking crisis.
Monday, 24 November
A group calling itself #Gop - Guardians of Peace - claims responsibility for the attack. The group claims: “We’ve obtained all your internal data including your secrets”, and threatens to release the data if the company fails to comply with its terms.
Tuesday, 25 November
Thursday, 27 November
Some of Sony’s new and upcoming films, which have been acquired by hackers, begin appearing on peer-to-peer sharing websites.
Saturday, 29 November
It is reported that Sony is investigating a link between the hackers and North Korea.
Links are drawn »
- Laurence.Bartleet@city.ac.uk (Larry Bartleet)
Brad Pitt turns 51 on Thursday! From his early days as a criminal cowboy in 1991's Thelma and Louise to his starring roles in Fight Club, Ocean's Eleven, World War Z, and Fury, Brad has conquered the movie industry and is - and likely always will be - one of the sexiest stars in the universe. In addition to being an accomplished actor, he's also a devoted dad; Brad and his new wife Angelina Jolie have six adorable children to call their own. When it comes to looks, though, Brad is the total package. We're celebrating his milestone birthday with a look back at that steely gaze, sexy smirk, and perfectly tousled mane. Keep reading to see 51 examples of Brad Pitt's epic, lifelong hotness. »
Brad Pitt is 51 today! It's hard to believe, but it's been nearly 30 years since Brad arrived in Hollywood as a fresh-faced youngster from Missouri. Since the '80s, he's starred in big movies - from Thelma & Louise to Killing Them Softly - and dated some of the world's most famously beautiful women, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and now, of course, Angelina Jolie. In honor of dad-of-six Brad's big day, we've rounded up 51 facts you might not have known about him. Scroll through to see them all now, and check out his hottest photos over the years. »
Jamie Dornan says he “saw a dominant with one of his two submissives” while researching for his role as Christian Grey. [Vanity Fair] Angelina Jolie talks directing Brad Pitt in By the Sea: “I’m sure a therapist would have a field day analyzing the films I choose to do. But it’s been 10 years since Brad and I have worked together. It felt like it was time.” [Us Weekly] Sony has indefinitely pushed back the December 25 release date for The Interview in wake of threats from hackers. [Variety] Did Prince William just really call wife Kate Middleton‘s hair a “nightmare”? [E!] AMC Theaters tests its movie-a-day subscription for $35 a month in Denver and Boston. [Denver Post] Jeopardy host Alex Trebek‘s angry rant has been »
- Taylor Ferber
A continuous stream of leaked information continues to be made public in the wake of the scandal, from Leonardo DiCaprio being labelled 'despicable' in an email chain to producer Scott Rudin calling Angelina Jolie a "minimally talented spoiled brat".
Wahlberg has now told Access Hollywood that executives should always address issues with talent face-to-face.
"Nothing is private these days and if you have something to say about somebody, you know, be able to say it to their face," he explained.
The actor went on to say: "I personally - because now I'm on the other side of things where I'm, as an actor and as a producer, I'm on the other side of the casting table - I've been in the room with studio heads and people who make real decisions who are often »
Hollywood — "Unbroken" is Angelina Jolie's second directorial effort to date, but she bit off a whole lot more than she expected to chew. The production became a huge undertaking, particularly at the script stage when a number of various elements could have been included from the epic life of Louis Zamperini. So it was as important as ever to do a lot of heavy lifting on the page. I sat down with Jolie last week to discuss those particulars, taking a risk on unknowns in the film's central roles and how Sidney Lumet's "The Hill" informed the look of the film. Read through the back and forth below for that and other tidbits. And check out our recent video interview at the top of this post for even more. "Unbroken" opens Christmas Day. *** HitFix: Before we jump in here, I just wanted to say I'm glad to see »
- Kristopher Tapley
See Beyoncé's latest Blue Ivy snap - HuffPost Celebrity Relive the best celebrity pregnancy style of 2014 - Us Weekly Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy get together postbreakup - Lainey Gossip Angelina Jolie goes to great lengths to protect her kids - Dlisted Kathy Bates opens up about her Hollywood struggles - Et Who's that in Kylie Jenner's sexy Instagram snap? - JustJared Whoa, Madonna's entire new album might have just leaked - Pink Is the New Blog Kendall Jenner gets a fierce new Vogue spread - Hollywood Tuna Watch Lindsay Lohan's new, emotional video for Love Advent - The Superficial Find out about Rihanna's new, ambitious career opportunity - I'm Not Obsessed »
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