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When it comes to Brad Pitt’s hair, it’s almost as popular as the actor himself. Over the past three decades, Pitt has built a brand around his quiet acting style, sexy build, and gorgeous hair. While he looks stunning with a buzz cut, and seriously handsome with a classic ‘do, it’s his long hair that has caused debate. Is Pitt better or worse looking with long hair? And are the movies he’s in with said long hair good or bad? Sure, the second question doesn’t come up as much but it’s a fair one to ask. Pitt with long hair in The Counselor is one unfortunate combination.
Check out our matrix of Pitt’s career as it relates to the length of his hair. It’s safe to say that the actor has had the most hits or misses when he grows things down to his shoulders. »
- Stacy Lambe
We’ve seen Javier Bardem play as bad as bad can be in No Country for Old Men, and we’ve recently seen him play a morally compromised but clear-eyed weirdo in The Counselor (above). And he’s explored exaggerated action-film villainy in Skyfall. Now he’s in talks to go into full-on cartoon villain mode for Pirates of […]
- Russ Fischer
Esquire has named Penelope Cruz as its 2014 “Sexiest Woman Alive,” and it is hard to see anyone having a problem with that choice. The actress from 2013's “The Counselor” and 2011's “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” graces the cover of Esquire's November 2014 issue. The contents inside the mag include the requisite photo shoot, of course, but also a woven-in tale of bullfighting in her native Madrid, and an interview with Cruz that proves her to also be 2014's most private woman alive. Also read: Penelope Cruz Clarifies Stance on Middle East Conflict Below are some photos released by Esquire. »
- Tony Maglio
Édgar Ramírez has been an actor on the rise for the past seven years, after he first came into prominence playing the deadly and mysterious Paz in The Bourne Ultimatum. Following roles in Vantage Point and Che (Part 1), the Venezuelan-born actor delivered a breakthrough performance in the mini-series Carlos, which lead to roles in Wrath of the Titans, Zero Dark Thirty, The Counselor and Deliver Us from Evil.
The actor takes on a character close to his heart in the fascinating indie drama The Liberator, where he plays the historic figure Simon Bolivar, who became a legend by literally liberating South American countries such as Peru, Panama, Northern Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia and the actor's home country of Venezuela. I had the chance to speak with the actor earlier this summer about The Liberator, which hits theaters on October 3. Here's what he had to say below.
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Moses is the hero Egypt deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So says the lord.
I might be getting some movies confused there, but regardless, Christian Bale is back in action hero form in the trailer for Ridley Scott’s latest swords and sandals epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, a retelling of the Biblical story of Moses (Bale) and his exodus from Ancient Egypt under the rule of Rhamses (Joel Edgerton). Exodus is one of several Christian stories to hit the big screen this year, including Son of God, but it’s also finding Scott back in top form, away from the turgid and surreal drama of The Counselor and back to the period genre that won him an Oscar for Gladiator. Exodus also stars Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Aaron Paul, and it’s set for a December 12 release date nationwide. Watch the fairly lengthy trailer, »
- Brian Welk
"Your parents never told you the truth. The year of your birth, there was a prophecy that our leader would be born to liberate us. That leader is you." Yes, that's basically a line from the recent "Jupiter Ascending" trailer, but no, this exact quote comes from "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the latest Biblical epic attempting to shatter the Christmastime box office. From "Gladiator" and "The Counselor" director Ridley Scott, "Exodus" retells the classic Moses legend with ex-Batman Christian Bale as the chosen one and Joel Edgerton as Ramesses, wearing more eye-liner than Jack Nicholson's Joker. This is The Good Book as The Comic Book. There's already controversy surrounding Scott's decision to whitewash cast — a fair and necessary conversation that could pick up steam closer to its release — but as far as white-casts-playing-Middle-Eastern-characters are concerned, "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has a mighty ensemble to amplify its CG spectacle. »
- Matt Patches
Brad Pitt may be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, but he says it's not his financial wealth that makes him "feel like the richest man alive." The Counselor actor, 50, recently spoke to Psychologies magazine and dished on the great joy that his family brings him. "You learn to value the basic beauty of family, of watching your children grow and evolve," Pitt said of his kids with new wife Angelina Jolie. "It's the most beautiful thing you can experience. I feel like the richest man alive [...] »
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Is Natalie Dormer, one of television’s most indispensable supporting players, on the cusp of a Hollywood breakthrough? That appears to be the case today, with news that the Game of Thrones beauty has been selected by Screen Gems to lead its upcoming apocalyptic action-thriller Patient Zero.
The film focuses on the aftermath of an unprecedented global pandemic, a particularly aggressive form of rabies that turns those infected into extremely violent predators. One human (Dormer) inexplicably gifted with the ability to speak the language of the infected is tasked with finding a cure for the pandemic by tracking down the mysterious Patient Zero.
It’s the most sizable big-screen role for the talented actress to date. On the TV side of things, Dormer has amassed a huge fan base over the years by playing complex characters like Anne Boleyn on Showtime’s The Tudors, Sarah Etches on BBC series The Fades »
- Isaac Feldberg
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has signed on to star in the Screen Gems thriller Patient Zero for director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters, Deadfall). No details have been released regarding the actress' character at this time.
The plot is set in a world where a pandemic has spread throughout the world, creating a new breed of species through an aggressive strain of rabies. Once infected, the victims are transformed into terrifying predators, addicted to violence. The story centers on a gifted survivor who hasn't contracted the virus yet, and has the ability to communicate with these creatures, as he leads a quest to find Patient Zero and create a cure.
Exclusive: Neil Burger is attached to direct All The Old Knives, the spy thriller adaptation of Olen Steinhauer’s upcoming novel that Chockstone Pictures partners Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz and Nick Wechsler optioned in April. The author wrote the script. Burger is coming off the hits Divergent and Limitless.
The thriller takes place in the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where two ex-lovers — one CIA spy and one ex-cia spy — meet for dinner and to reminisce. They relive their memories of the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127, which ended in the death of all on board, a failure that haunts the CIA’s Vienna station to this day. The question is whether Henry has come to dinner to rekindle the romance or to get to the bottom of a conspiracy. It also becomes clear that one of the ex-lovers may not survive the meal.
“Olen Steinhauer has written a fantastic, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
British actor Toby Kebbell is on a roll as he’s now in talks to play the villainous Messala in MGM and Paramount’s upcoming remake of the award winning 1959 classic which won Charlton Heston an Oscar.
Kebbell delivered a fantastic performance in an episode of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Black Mirror and found fame in Hollywood after landing roles in Wrath of the Titans and The Counselor. However, he proved that British actors are always the best choice to play villains as motion-capture creation Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He’ll also suit up next year as the evil Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four.
In Ben-Hur, Kebbell will play Messala, the man that the title character (who will be played by Jack Huston) hopes to take vengeance on after surviving years of slavery because his best friend betrayed him.
- Josh Wilding
First of all, something of an apology. I have been writing this column thinking that every single title due for release the following Monday would of course be released via some kind of pay to stream service. Of course it would, we are living in the future, and this is how things are done isn’t it?
Apparently not, last week I included Jeremy Saulnier’s much loved Blue Ruin in the pay to stream section and then it didn’t come out the way I thought it might. Turns out that some companies still have a fairly limited release pattern so Blue Ruin was released by channel 4’s DVD label and appeared on DVD and Blu but didn’t show up to stream on any of the major providers, not even Sky Store or Playstation Network.
So turns out that being a channel 4 release, you can of course rent »
- Chris Holt
London's incredibly varied architecture - encompassing Shakespearean and Victorian-era buildings, secret underground tunnels and modern skyscrapers - has seen the city double for everything from 19th century Paris in Les Misérables to outer space in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Digital Spy takes a tour of the capital to find out more…
1. Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment
We're used to seeing tourists snapping photos and commuters walking briskly across this distinctive bridge, but on August 12 last year, onlookers stopped and gasped as a group of exotically-attired aliens ran across the suspension bridge. This was no prank or stag do, but rather a scene from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which can currently be seen taking the international box office by storm. Incredibly, the bridge was doubling for outer space, albeit with a CGI generated backdrop to hide St Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern.
2. The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
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Sony have released a new poster for their remake of Annie directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) which sees Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) taking on the lead role alongside Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Cameron Diaz (The Counselor), Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World). You can watch the trailer here.
Here’s the poster:
Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will »
- Luke Owen
To mark the release of Plastic on 8th September, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
Based on a shocking true story, Plastic tells the tale of five British students who, in a desire to ‘get rich quick’ develop an innovative credit card scam to fund their excessive lifestyles. However, things get out of control when wild card Yatesy (Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones) gets greedy and inadvertently rips off notorious crime boss Marcel (Thomas Kretchmann, Captain America: The Winter Solder). When Marcel threatens to control their lives – and livelihoods – for the foreseeable future in the ultimate payback, the gang’s only option is to pull off a desperate, high stakes heist in Miami.
In a scam that involves everything from private planes to impersonating royalty, Sam, Fordy, Yatesey, Rafa and Frankie have their hands full, however when the team start double crossing each other things »
Iconic filmmaker Ridley Scott has been on quite the busy streak this decade. When his next film, Exodus: Gods & Kings hits theaters this December, 2014 will become the third consecutive year we’ve seen a new offering from the director (after Prometheus in 2012 and The Counselor in 2013). And he’s showing no signs of slowing down, as he’s already beginning work on The Martian – which is set for a November 2015 release.
While his more recent works haven’t reached the level of praise he saw earlier in his career, one thing that most viewers can agree on is that a Scott film always looks impressive (even if the overall content proves to be divisive). The jury is still out on whether or not Exodus will be his big comeback movie, ...
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- Chris Agar
The Latina actress-dancer-director-choreographer (say that five times fast) is perfect for ABC’s daytime talk show. Here are seven reasons why.
1. She’s not a stereotypical or “cookie-cutter” Latina.
The native New Yorker defies common Latin stereotypes— the sort of which is commonly perpetuated on television. (You know: young and sexy with big boobs and bigger hair, with little talent to speak of.) Now, it’s no secret that The View »
- Nina Terrero
Color me absolutely astonished that this is genuinely sweet and wholly sex-positive. Unfortunately, it’s also completely unfunny. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of what passes for comedy in Hollywood
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Annie (Cameron Diaz: The Other Woman, The Counsellor) and Jay (Jason Segel: This Is the End, The Five-Year Engagement) need to spice up their bedroom time: they’re still madly in love with each other, but their busy lives — including two rambunctious gradeschoolers — have left them just plain physically exhausted. So they decide to video themselves running through all the positions in The Joy of Sex. It works: they have a wonderful night. But a mishap with the Cloud and some iPads that they had given away as gifts — to family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances — sees the file accidentally distributed to all those other devices. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
It looks like there will be two Rosies sitting on the panel on The View this season.
Actress Rosie Perez and political analyst Nicolle Wallace will be rounding out the panel of hosts on The View, joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. A performer on stage and screen, Perez is best known for her roles in Do The Right Thing, The Counselor, and Fearless, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
“I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join The View,” Perez said in a statement. “Knowing that I »
- Teresa Jue
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