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Win Run-Of-Engagement Passes To See The Big Short In St. Louis

Opening in theaters this Wednesday is director Adam McKay’s excellent film, The Big Short.

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

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Aus gov backs one-off payment for Brad Pitt film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

The Federal Government has offered Disney a multi-million dollar one-off payment to lure Hollywood film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain shoot in Australia.

The Disney production is now understood to be evaluating locations (Sydney.s Fox Studios Australia is the favoured location) with a final decision expected to be made by the end of February.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.- based on the classic Jules Verne novel - is set to be directed by David Fincher and will star Brad Pitt. Fincher has also reportedly been eyeing up Fox.s Gone Girl if the production falls through.

Arts minister Simon Crean yesterday confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that he was meeting with Disney executives this morning at Parliament House in the hope of finalising the deal. Minister Crean later told ABC Radio.that the Federal Government had offered Disney $12 million in addition to the 16.5 per cent Location rebate,
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Pj Hogan's Mental posts positive second weekend at box office

Pj Hogan's Mental has posted a relatively positive second weekend at the box office, falling by just one-third on its less-than-expected $1 million opening.

The film, which reunited Hogan with Muriel's Wedding star Toni Collette, grossed $729,616 across 266 screens to maintain sixth position. Mental's 33 per cent box office drop contrasted with a 55 per cent fall by Hollywood blockbuster Taken 2, which maintained first position after grossing another $3.42 million.

Mental has now grossed $2.81 million in total. In the film, Collette plays the unconventional Shaz who joins the fractured Moochmore family who believe their problems stem from mental illness.The film has been strongly supported by Universal Pictures, which has also employed an edgy 'Shaz' Twitter feed to help with promotion.

Meanwhile, Brad Pitt crime movie Killing Them Softly, from Australian director Andrew Dominik, opened in seventh position after grossing a middling $664,552 over the weekend. It was shown on 165 screens giving it
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Amy Adams will be given the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her performance in “The Master” by Josh Abraham The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that three-time Academy Award nominated actress, Amy Adams will be given the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award" for her performance in "The Master"; editor Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E., will receive the "Hollywood Editor Award"; and production designer Sarah Greenwood, A.D.G., will be given the "Hollywood Production Designer Award." "We are very proud to recognize the films and work of this talented actress and accomplished artists," said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards. The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor director David O. Russell with the “Hollywood Director Award,” Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro with the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award,” Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard with the “Hollywood Actress Award,” producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with the “Hollywood Producers Award,
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Hollywood Unhinged – How Troubled Event Movies Look For a Fix

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Reshoots, improvising on a massive budget and the search for an ending.

Hollywood once again needs a fix or three. A litany of reshoots are taking place on some big upcoming movies as filmmakers try to tie up loose ends and find some structure in their summer event movies.

Epic zombie drama World War Z has Brad Pitt as star and producer, but it’s taken a full year of filming before someone realised the third act was a bit, well… absent. A full 12 months after the production gleefully spent millions turning Glasgow into a zombified Philadelphia, the World War Z writers are now figuring out how it all ends.

Maybe Hollywood just enjoys working under the pressure of uncertainty. Men in Black 3 was a pretty chaotic shoot with a writer on set in the latter stages to come up with the lines five minutes before the cameras rolled.
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Ashton Drops 20K For Space Flight!

Ashton Drops 20K For Space Flight!
With condolences to Lance Bass, it appears that Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher will be the first celebrity in space!

According to Sir Richard Branson, who announced an A-List Guest List on his website yesterday, Ashton is just one of the stars who has reserved a slot on his Virgin Galactic spacecraft, which has a Tbd launch date since the ship is still in testing phases.

Ashton Kutcher Talks Love & Marriage

Joining Ashton on the "We Have Too Much Money Spacecraft" is author Stephen Hawking (who is totally gonna pull a Contact, no?). Reportedly Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Katy Perry, Jay-z, Beyonce, and Tom Hanks have all also purchased tickets on the flight, which will launch them 50,000 feet into space where they will get a zero-gravity ride and see Earth from a vantage point few others have experienced.

And how much did the stars splurge for this space jaunt? $200,000!

Now that's
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The Help Should Win the Oscar for Best Picture It is almost that time again; time to see what people are wearing as well as who says what in their acceptance speeches. Also, this year it’s the return of Billy Crystal as host. Yes, it’s Oscar time and while the world won’t know until this Sunday who actually wins these awards, here are who Americans think should win some of the top honors.

This year, one in five Americans (21%) believes that The Help should win the Academy Award for best picture while one in ten (9%) say the Oscar should go to War Horse. Next on the list is Moneyball (7%) followed by The Artist (6%), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (5%) and The Descendants (5%). Small percentages believe the Oscar should go to Hugo (3%), Midnight in Paris (3%) and The Tree of Life (2%). One-third of Americans (34%) are not sure who the best picture Oscar should go to this year
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The Iceman Claims 250 Murders as a Real Life Hitman: First Poster

The real life misdeeds of Richard Kuklinski will be covered in Bleiberg Entertainment's The Iceman. Growing up in a household of violence, where his brother was killed, Richard learned to use violence and aggression to solve his problems. He killed his first victim at the age of twelve or thirteen when a bully became too physical with him. He would murder several more in Manhattan where he perfected his trade, murder-for-hire. Kurlinski would then spend several years working for the Gambino Family and now his lowlights are being sensationalized in a real life crime thriller, which hosts an all star cast.

For now, the first poster for The Iceman is hosted here and the graphic states "Loving husband. Devoted father. Ruthless Killer." Have a look at a murderous legend who claimed to have killed "more than 250 people," below.

Release Date: 2012 or Tba.

Director: Ariel Vromen.

Cast: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans,
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'Father of six' Brad Pitt wants more kids - News

'Father of six' Brad Pitt wants more kids - News
Washington, Oct 22: Brad Pitt who is already raising six children with partner Angelina Jolie has admitted that he is keen to have more kids.

The actor and his partner raises - Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

When asked if they'd like more kids, Pitt admitted that they're in no hurry to add to their brood, but it would probably happen in the future.

"Probably. Most likely. Parenthood is the greatest and most important endeavour of my life. Why stop at this point?" Contact music quoted Pitt as saying.

Brad also revealed that he loves spending time.
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Brad Pitt: 'Interview with the Vampire made me miserable'

Brad Pitt: 'Interview with the Vampire made me miserable'
Brad Pitt has described the filming of Interview with the Vampire as a "miserable" experience. The Tree of Life actor recalled being demoralised by the physical challenges of the 1994 fantasy drama, further dismissing his iconic character Louis de Pointe du Lac as a "bitch role". "I am miserable [in the film]," he told Entertainment Weekly. "Six months in the f**king dark. Contact lenses, make-up, I'm playing the bitch role." Asked why he chose to finish production of the film, Pitt explained: "One day, it broke me... I called David Geffen, who was a producer... I (more)
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Brad Pitt's New Jennifer Aniston Controversy

Brad Pitt's New Jennifer Aniston Controversy
Things had been going really well for Brad Pitt this fall, with glamorous film festival appearances, Oscar buzz and even some real-life heroics in Scotland. So, leave it to that never-ending thorn in his side -- his former marriage to Jennifer Aniston -- to complicate things.

Appearing on the cover of the upcoming Parade Magazine, he seems less than positive about his ex-wife in a number of quotes made available ahead of time from the article.

“I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out," he tells the magazine. "It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it.
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This Week's Cover: Brad Pitt gives a frank, funny, uncensored interview about his life and career

This Week's Cover: Brad Pitt gives a frank, funny, uncensored interview about his life and career
Brad Pitt gives a rare, three-and-a-half hour interview in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, speaking from London where he’s promoting Moneyball and shooting the zombie epic World War Z. He talks about career highs, like meeting Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith: “We had some good workshops beforehand. Had some good laughs and ideas. That was just a great collaboration that turned into a greater collaboration.” He admits the couple may want to rethink their policy of never working at the same time — it helps with child rearing, but also means they can’t make movies together.
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The City of Films Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2011

The 2011 summer movie season is over, so we focus now on our favorite time for movies, the fall and holiday season. The City of Films has put together a guide of all the films being released for the rest of the year. Some of the best movies of the year are coming to a theater near you, so keep it connected with the City of Films. Joins the dialogue on Facebook and Twitter.

Note: Dates are subject to change – Cof will keep it updated. Contact us for additions/changes.

Enjoy the guide:

Quick Month: September – October – November- December

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star – September 9, 2011

Directed By: Tom Brady

Starring: Nick Swardson, Don Johnson, Christina Ricci

Synopsis: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps — and become a porn star.

Analysis: Remember that movie It’s Pat? I can’t
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Hollywood Film Festival Honors “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Lubezki, Mirrione, and Murakami 2011 Hollywood Film Festival Honors “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Lubezki, Mirrione, and Murakami

Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, Editor Stephen Mirrione, Production Designer James Murakami and Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar will be honored at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, have announced that Academy Award nominated cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki will be honored with the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award,” Oscar-winning editor Stephen Mirrione will be presented with the “Hollywood Editor Award,” Academy Award-nominated production designer James Murakami will receive the “Hollywood Production Designer Award,” and Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar will receive the “Hollywood Visual Effects Award” at the festival’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 24, 2011.

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu,
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World War Z Starts the Zombie Apocalypse with these Five Movie Stills

This is your first glimpse on the set of World War Z. Several film photos have become available from the United Kingdom and in the pictures you can see: Brad Pitt on set, hanging zombies, soldiers waiting for weapons, a zombie attack and a large reinforced barricade. Have a look at the first stills from the set as World War Z gears up for a 2012 theatrical release and click on the pictures for a larger view.

The synopsis for World War Z:

"Ten years after the human victory over the world wide zombie epidemic, referred to as 'World War Z,' Max Brooks scours the world collecting the stories and experiences of those who have survived the conflict that almost eradicated humanity" (28Dla).

Release Date: 2012.

Director: Marc Forster.

Writers: Max Brooks, Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Anthony Mackie.
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World War Z is Expected to Shoot the Zombie Apocalypse in Glasgow Scotland!

Generally, 28Dla writers like to stay away from tabloids. But when there are zombies involved, this reviewer, at least, gets drawn to the story, like an undead moth to the flame. The Sunday Mail, a Scottish tabloid slash newspaper, is reporting that Marc Foster's (Stranger than Fiction) World War Z will be shot in several areas around Glasgow. Certain locales will be set to imitate American ones, such as Philadelphia (Mail). As well, production on this feature is expected to bring in $1.5 million pounds for the Scottish economy (Fear). This production is currently searching for zombie extras. So, if you have that undead look, you can head over to Glasgow, Scotland with your resume in rotting hand. A few more trivia tidbits on the production are located below.

The synopsis for World War Z:

"Ten years after the human victory over the world wide Zombie epidemic, referred to as 'World War Z,
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Cannes 2011: all the Palme d'Or winners

Terrence Malick has won the coveted Palme d'Or for his film, The Tree of Life. Who are the past winners since the award was introduced in 1955?

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American director, Terrence Malick has won the prestigious Palme d'Or award for his film, The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.

The 64th annual Cannes film festival was kicked off in style with the opening screening of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. The annual 11 day long festival is famous for bringing together some of the biggest names in the film making industry.

The Palme d'Or is a highly coveted accolade which is awarded to the director of the winning best feature film category of the official competition. Previous winners include Roman Polanski for the Pianist in 2002 and Martin Scorsese for Taxi Driver in 1976.

The festival, with an aim to bring attention to the film industry and to
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Win: I Come With The Rain On Blu-ray, We Have 3 Copies To Give Away & Watch Exclusive Clip

To celebrate the May 2nd DVD & Blu-ray release of I Come With The Rain, Obsessed With Film have 3 copies of the film on Blu-ray to give away.

I Come With The Rain is a brutal and compelling story of Ex-Los Angeles cop turned private eye Kline (Josh Hartnett), who travels to Hong Kong in search of Shitao (Takuya Kimura), the missing son of a Chinese billionaire. Enlisting Meng Zi (Shawn Yue), a friend and former colleague now working for the Hong Kong police, Kline follows a faint trail left by the ethereal Shitao. The path leads to a local gangster and his beautiful, drug-addicted girlfriend. But Kline is distracted from his search, haunted by memories of the serial killer (Elias Koteas) whose ‘body of work’ was the reason Kline quit the police force.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is correctly answer the
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A Roll of the Die Could Mean a Second Chance at Life in this Trailer

There is very little information on this Canadian shot film, but Die brings viewers a whole new world of horror; well maybe not completely new. The film involves six self-destructive people, who wake up behind bars. Each of their lives depends on a role of the dice and a new trailer is now available for this feature.

There is an expected 2010 release date for this film in Canada. However, there is no further expectation of territory releases, based on today's knowledge. Caramel Films co-produced this title and horror fans can definitely make comparisons between this title and the Saw franchise. Can you see other similarities to other films? Enjoy the trailer inside courtesy of and

The synopsis for the film is here:

"Six people, each of them is on the road to self-destruction. They wake up in cells in a surreal facility, without knowing how they got there or why.
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A Vicious Clip for Let Me In Shows "Neighbour Virginia's" Last Moments

Let Me In Alt' PosterThere is a new sensational clip in for the film Let Me In called "Neighbour Virginia," in which Abby, a vampire, feeds herself on the blood of a strolling woman. The clip is short in length (under one minute), but some of the excellent make-up and special effects can be seen in the reel. Notice the dark orangey hues from the camera lenses, which heightens the surreal nature of the showing; the clip is below!

The film's official synopsis:

"Let Me In, tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex.

His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily
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