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How Brad Pitt Feels About His Son Watching Violent, R-Rated Movies

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Brad Pitt has admitted that he lets his 13-year-old son Maddox watch violent, R-rated movies. However he also makes sure to talk through what he has just watched with him afterwards, plus he feels that he can handle watching the extreme content anyway. Pitt made the comments to The Associated Press during his promotional tour for Fury, the World War II drama that has come in for some criticism because of its gruesome scenes. While on the red carpet for the film.s world premiere on Wednesday, Pitt admitted that he wouldn.t have a problem with Maddox watching the film because, "He.s a World War II buff." When asked about watching violent films with his children he explained: "The world is a beautiful place, but it.s also a very violent place. We talk about it afterward, so I.m not so opposed." The iconic Fight Club, Ocean »

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Recap: 'The Vampire Diaries' - 'Black Hole Sun'

23 October 2014 7:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“How are we going to get out of this Twilight Zone?”  That’s what we All want to know Damon. That’s what we all want to know. And now I suppose we do, thanks to crazy serial killer Kai and his own hellish purgatory that Bonnie and Damon are now stuck in. But seriously, haven’t we all heard enough one-hit wonders from the mid-90s yet?  If Soundgarden was stuck in your head throughout “Black Hole Sun” no one would blame you. Yes, the term refers to a sun during an eclipse, which is part of how Bonnie and Damon are supposed to get back. But the episode was also an homage to the song commonly associated with grief over Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain’s death. We had a fun easter egg when Damon held up the front page news during his flashback scene with Stefan to prove it. »

- Amber Dowling

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Film Review: ‘Ouija’

23 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s the rare Hasbro/Michael Bay production that may actually dissuade audiences from buying the product it’s selling, but aside from that rather charming distinction, “Ouija” is fairly routine stuff. A tale of two teenage sisters, their very expendable friends and the creepy board game that just won’t leave them alone, this silly but straight-faced supernatural thriller manages to elicit an occasional shudder in between cheap jolts and false scares, emerging as a feat of competent direction (by debuting helmer Stiles White) over derivative scripting (by White and writing partner Juliet Snowden). Friendly box office spirits are already smiling upon Universal’s Oct. 24 release, and should continue to hover at least through Halloween weekend.

“Calm down, it’s only a game,” whispers young Debbie (Claire Beale) as she introduces her terrified friend, Laine (Afra Tully), to the mysteries of Ouija, using a heart-shaped planchette and an ornate »

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Ten Tweets o' the Week

21 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »


The showbiz related tweets that made me laugh, smile or think the most this week all collected for your quick perusal. A silly quick diversion from the lengthier top tens on this all top ten day extravaganza.

Please to enjoy these quick thoughts on Marion Cotillard Gone Girl, Neil Patrick Harris, Fight Club, Doctor Strange, the weirdness of 70s filmmaking and much more...


Also: #Birdman's all-drum score >>>>>>>> the totality of Whiplash.

Jordan Baker (@jbaker475) October 15, 2014

Imagine a little kid watching a studio movie right now and thinking, "When I grow up, I want to be a franchise brand manager!"

Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 15, 2014

Whatever just happened on How to Get Away with Murder made my granny hang up on me.

Wesley Morris (@Wesley_Morris) October 17, 2014

Gone Girl and Doctor Strange after the jump »


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Fight Club clip from Birdman featuring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton

20 October 2014 11:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox Searchlight has released a new ‘Fight Club’ clip from Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s (21 Grams, Biutiful) new film Birdman, which sees Michael Keaton (Batman) tussling with Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk). Check it out below…

See Also: Read our review of Birdman here

Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.

Birdman is out now in the States and opens on January 2nd 2015 in the UK, with a cast that also includes Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Naomi Watts (21 Grams) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).

The post Fight Club clip from Birdman featuring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: Fincher, Affleck, Pike & Flynn Talk 'Gone Girl' on Charlie Rose

20 October 2014 5:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

There's no doubt that Gone Girl is a hit, and it's undoubtedly of the most successful films David Fincher has ever directed, and it's likely reached audiences that otherwise might not seek out the filmmaker's work. And if you're like me, then you're hungry to hear Fincher, writer Gillian Flynn and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike talk about the film itself. They all showed up for a chat on "Charlie Rose" and the result is a solid 36-minute discussion about the making of the film, whether the characters were likable, and of course, the film's commentary on marriage and the insane world of media. It's definitely worth a watch. Here's the chat with the cast and filmmakers of Gone Girl on "Charlie Rose" from Hulu (via Film Stage): Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher (of Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Zodiac, Panic Room, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Resolution’s Rich Green Joins ICM Partners

20 October 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Resolution agent Rich Green, a specialist in film and TV rights deals, has joined ICM Partners in its media rights department.

Green is the latest of notable Resolution agents to sign elsewhere following the Oct. 6 announcement that Jeff Berg was shuttering the business after less than two years.

Green previously worked at CAA and UTA and represents Matthew Quick (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Jonathan Franzen (“The Corrections”), Chuck Palahniuk (“Fight Club”) and Deborah Harkness (“The Discovery of Witches”). He recently closed a film rights deal with The Weinstein Co. for Quick’s “Every Exquisite Thing.”

Since Oct. 6, former Resolution agents Abram Nalibotsky and Pamela Goldstein have joined Verve, Katie Cates has joined ICM Partners and Robert Lazar has joined the Shuman Co. as a manager.

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Trailer: Upcoming One of a Kind Short Film 'E.D.D.'

20 October 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Writer/director Jonell Rowe calls his new short film a “psychological/dark comedy/drama,” which may be a first for any film that I know of, or at least for a short film. The themes of the film, which was produced by filmmaker Moses Ssebandeke ("The Third Choice"), are, according to the filmmaker, “Zen Buddhism, Hate and The Threat of Death… with the style of the film being a surrealism mix between Fight Club and Black Swan." And if that isn’t deep enough for you, Rowe, who studied at the British performing art school, The Brit School in Croydon, said that he wanted to “explore the theme of hate in a surrealistic setting, that would highlight the damage it »

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12 Movies to See After You Watch ‘Fight Club’

17 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The true first rule of Fight Club is that you have to start a piece about Fight Club by referencing the “first rule of Fight Club” line. After 15 years, it’s more of an impulse than a cliche, like in the way that boys have an impulse for violence that’s not a stereotype. Anyway, it’s time yet again to talk about Fight Club because one and a half decades gone by calls for another anniversary celebration of David Fincher‘s modern classic. And just as I like to do with all modern classics, I’m commemorating this occasion by recommending relevant older classics (and some not-so-classics) that preceded it. Fight Club is another movie from the 1990s that has been highly influential on what has come after and was highly influenced by what had come before. Unlike Pulp Fiction and others, though, Fincher’s movie doesn’t wear its allusions so obviously. There »

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When people walk out of cinema screenings

17 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

For some, movies are occasionally too violent, vulgar or plain boring to sit through. Ryan recalls some memorable cinema walk-outs...

For better or worse, there’s nothing quite like watching a movie in the cinema. There’s the sense that you’re all sharing a new experience. The feeling of expectancy when a movie the whole audience has been looking forward to seeing unfolds on the screen. The enjoyment of laughing in unison at a golden comic moment.

On the flip side, there’s the uniquely unpleasant sensation of a person behind you kicking the back of your seat. Or the horrendous human being who can’t resist checking his phone for the duration of a movie, meaning you end up having to ignore an eerie blue glow emanating from the corner of your eye for about 120 minutes.

Memories like these, whether good or bad, are all part of the cinema-going experience, »

- ryanlambie

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Celebrate 15th Anniversary Of ‘Fight Club’ With Audio Commentary, Plus Vintage Brad Pitt & Edward Norton Interviews

16 October 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let’s take a minute today to celebrate 15 years since the release of David Fincher’s insomnious, bipolar cult classic, “Fight Club.” Has it really been that long since we first learned how to sell rich women’s asses back to them, to reinvigorate our manhood once the life of an office drone has oppressed it to the point of disappearing, and what the first rule of fight club is? The film's mark on the face of pop culture is indelible, and the debates it continues to incite on masculinity and consumerism are endlessly fascinating. If you’re in the mood for a trip down memory lane, check out this film-synced audio commentary featuring Fincher, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. Or watch Brad Pitt discuss a borderline psychotic prank he played on a friend with the help of Fincher, a few corrupt Mexican officials, and some pent up Y2K paranoia. »

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Ben Affleck Loaned His Porsche to His Gone Girl Costars

16 October 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

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Brad Pitt Talks Fatherhood in Details: "I Don't Suck at Being a Dad"

15 October 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Brad Pitt is a doting dad -- and he knows it! The "Fury" star covers the November issue of Details, where he reveals how he ranks himself as a parent to his six kids with wife Angelina Jolie. "I've discovered I don't suck at being a dad," he tells the mag of Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.   The 50-year-old movie veteran is used to his family life playing out in the public eye, too. "My soul was stolen by the camera so long ago, I don't have to think about it anymore," he says, adding, "One definition of freedom is the ability to follow your bliss without being watched, recorded, scrutinized."It's been 15 years since Pitt commanded the screen in "Fight Club" (above left), and he's continued his reign as one of Hollywood's best leading men in films like "Inglorious Basterds" and "Moneyball." However, the actors admits he »

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Spotlight on the Stars: Brad Pitt

15 October 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of Hollywood’s absolute bigger stars. He’s about as A-list as the A-list gets…the name? Well, Brad Pitt of course. Not only is he a movie star with all capital letters (Movie Star!) and a top tier celebrity, he’s also developed into one of the industry’s best and most interesting actors as well. Pitt is the type of star that doesn’t rest on his laurels and often seems to attach himself to challenging material, something that will win the man an acting Oscar one day (he already won his first one last year for helping to produce Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave). As high as he’s soared already, the best could still be to come. Pitt got his noticeable start in the business (after some uncredited acting jobs on »

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Edward Norton Says Today's Movies are Just As Good as Films From 1960s

15 October 2014 5:07 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

While promoting "Birdman," Edward Norton spoke about the 15th anniversary of "Fight Club" and revealed that today's movies don't get the praise they deserve, especially from some of the older Hollywood greats, like writer William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, Misery, Chaplin). Norton explained: "I remember reading some interview with the really great screenwriter William Goldman, who definitely has been a part of many great generational films. But I was sort of pissed off by a certain snarkiness that he had about, you know, 'How come no generation has stepped up to make really defining films like those of the sort of 1967 to 1975 era?' And [he] went through the list and almost said like, 'Where are the filmmakers like these people and where are the actors like these people?' And I remember thinking, 'Are you f*cking kidding me? »

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'Fight Club' Facts: 15 Things You Didn't Know About the David Fincher Classic

15 October 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Let's break the first rule of "Fight Club" and talk about "Fight Club." In fact, people haven't stopped talking about it since it was released 15 years ago this week, on October 15, 1999.

David Fincher's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's satirical novel, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, continues to fascinate with its portrayal of masculinity in crisis, its cathartic bare-knuckle violence, its anarchic critique of capitalism (and its humanist critique of that critique), and its mind-bending third-act plot twist that throws Norton's entire narration into doubt. It's a movie that makes you feel the same rush the characters feel, then makes you question yourself for enjoying that rush.

Despite endless analysis and late-night dorm-room bull sessions, there's still plenty about "Fight Club" that you may not know, from who almost played Tyler Durden to how they gave Meat Loaf his "bitch tits." Read on, and share these items with your single-serving friends. »

- Gary Susman

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8 Reasons Why Fight Club Rules

14 October 2014 9:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Stylish and subversive, filled with dark humor and depictions of brutality that ignited a nationwide debate about violence in the movies, Fight Club was a jolt to the status quo of the studio picture when it came out on October 15, 1999. 15 years after the release of David Fincher’s compelling, controversial masterpiece, it remains heralded as one of the first great films of the 21st century. (Yes, it came out at the end of the 20th century, but the moment it defined lasted well into the 2000s.)

Fight Club was a movie of its moment, with a story, characters and themes that fed into the fear and hysteria of a consumer-driven culture and the emasculated psyche of American society. A decade and a half after its release, some of the references and ideas are dated, but the visceral energy and sharp wit have not blunted one bit. It remains a powerful, »

- Jordan Adler

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Fight Club Just Got A Hilarious Middle Finger From This Honest Trailer

14 October 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Honest Trailers have celebrated the 15th anniversary of David Fincher.s iconic exploration of the male psyche by criticizing its every frame - hich is exactly what we.d expect from them. Of course, the fact that Fight Club is widely regarded as one of the best movies of the last 25 years doesn.t mean that it.s above reproach. In fact the above video is a pretty accurate account of what.s so preposterous about the film. Straight off the bat, the grisly voiced narrator makes a point that it.s impossible to disagree with: no one can pronounce Chuck Palahniuk.s surname properly. He also concedes that he is basically going to break the first rule of the film instantly, which of course states, "You do not talk about Fight Club." But, unfortunately for him, there wasn.t anyway that he.d get around that one. It.s »

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Honest Trailers Proves That 'Fight Club' Is Pretty Hypocritical

14 October 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Fight Club" is certainly a one-of-a-kind movie, but is it a flawless one? Honest Trailers dissected the '99 Pitt/Norton classic and realized that the premise of the film ends up being pretty hypocritical. We can agree that Helena Bonham Carter is, indeed, foreshadowing her role as the Corpse Bride here.  (P.S. The only actor with an Oscar in this movie is Jared Leto. Proceed.) »

- Louis Virtel

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What Pisses Edward Norton Off About Older Snarky Hollywood Elites

14 October 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The old adage, "they don.t make them like they used to," has become increasing popular over the years, and it clearly pisses Edward Norton off to an extreme degree. Apparently the Fight Club star is fed up with uppity older patrons of Hollywood looking down on recent cinematic glories. He made his declaration of war during a recent discussion with HitFix to promote his upcoming turn in Birdman. After performing his duties, which saw him heap praise on director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and the film.s lead, Michael Keaton, he was reminded that it is the 15th anniversary of the release of Fight Club this week. Norton admitted it was such a film of its moment that he couldn.t help but feel a little "distant" from it now. But he also mentioned that it was part of a stunning 12 months of cinema, and this then led him to »

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