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Halle Berry Doesn't Regret Catwoman, Thanks to Her Hefty Paycheck

Halle Berry Doesn't Regret Catwoman, Thanks to Her Hefty Paycheck
Halle Berry doesn't see Catwoman as a failure, partly because she got a "shitload" of money for it that changed her life. The Oscar winner was honored at the 2018 Matrix Awards on Monday in New York City, where she talked about her career and trusting her intuition. Berry started her speech by talking about the role of Leticia in 2001's Monster's Ball and how the part scared her. But she trusted her intuition and her decision to take on the role landed her on stage at the 2002 Academy Awards, where she accepted the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Then, a year later, Berry followed her intuition again. "Everybody around me said, 'Girl don't do it, it's...
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Halle Berry Takes on Jagged Edge Remake

Halle Berry Takes on Jagged Edge Remake
Halle Berry is set to star in a remake of the classic courtroom drama Jagged Edge. Sony is in the early stages of developing the remake, so much so that they don't even have a writer attached at this time, but they're putting the creative team together, which already includes an Oscar-winning actress. Doug Belgrad and Matti Leshem, who worked on the successful shark movie The Shallows, are producing this remake for the studio.

Jagged Edge was originally released in 1985. The movie was written by Joe Eszterhas (Basic Instinct) and centers on a lawyer named Teddy Barnes (Glenn Close) who reluctantly takes up the case of publisher Jack Forrester (Jeff Bridges), who is accused of murdering his wife for her money. As the trial develops, Barnes is kept guessing right to the very last minute as to whether Jack is an innocent man or a cunning, manipulative murderer. In the original movie,
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Blake Lively Sets Sights On Bangkok Set ‘All I See Is You’

One of cinema's most versatile filmmakers is Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), as seamless genre hopping is one of his trademarks. Halle Berry (she won an Oscar for Monster's Ball), Will Ferrell (Stranger Than Fiction), and Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland) have delivered some of their finest work under his watch, and now Blake Lively [...]
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All I See Is You Envisions Chilling Haze In The First Official Trailer

Director Marc Forster brings forth a romantic tale that is much more than meets the eye in the new film, All I See Is You. Actress Blake Lively and actor Jason Clarke lead the way from a script by Forster and screenwriter Sean Conway with a story of intrigue, mystery and chilling uncertainty for a woman whose second chance to see for the first time since childhood brings both happiness, as well as striking new questions about her relationship. Here's how Jane Schoettle at Tiff describes the new movie from the director of Monster's Ball and World War Z: Marriages are a delicate psychological interplay between two people, and there's no shortage of stories about how that connection is altered when things take a turn for...

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Blake Lively Goes Blind & Back Again in ‘All I See Is You’ Trailer

Love is blind. Because if you can see your spouse, you'll probably end up hating them... or something like that. That's how I'm choosing to interpret the new trailer for All I See Is You, the upcoming dramatic thriller from Monster's Ball and World War Z director Marc Forster. The film stars Blake Lively as Gina, a blind woman in an "ideal marriage" with her husband (Jason Clarke), who she depends on to be her eyes in the world. But when Gina has a corneal transplant and regains her sight, the trust between them starts to …
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The James Bond movies' special relationship with America

Mark Harrison Sep 19, 2017

Kingsman pulls the leg of the James Bond series - but how have the 007 films put across the relationship between Britain and the USA?

When Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service exploded into cinemas in 2015, it gave the iconic James Bond franchise much the same irreverent treatment that the director's previous Mark Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, gave to comic book movies. Reviews focused on how the film recontextualised the familiar 007 tropes of guns, girls and gadgets through the lens of class, identity and that notorious final bum note.

In the sequel, Eggsy and the Kingsmen run up against a crime syndicate known as the Golden Circle with a little help from their American cousins, the Statesmen. It neatly shows us that American iconography plays much the same role for their opposite numbers, that liquor-themed codenames will stand in for Arthurian monikers, and most accurately of all, that
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Halle Berry Is Aging Backward, and It Needs to Be Discussed

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Halle Berry Is Aging Backward, and It Needs to Be Discussed
Halle Berry turned 51 on Monday, a fact that is pretty hard to believe if you just take one look at her. The Oscar-winning actress basically embodies the phrase "black don't crack" and has dazzled us with her flawless skin, gorgeous smile, and insane figure for the past two decades. Whether she's bringing the tears in Monster's Ball or kicking ass in the X-Men franchise, Halle has proven that she can take on the big and small screens with ease and look incredible doing it. Scroll through now to look back on Halle's Hollywood evolution, and see more stars who seem to be aging backward.
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Halle Berry Used to Be Homeless?

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2017-08-09T13:56:29-07:00Halle Berry Used to Be Homeless?

Halle Berry, despite her fame and fortune, once had nothing to her name – including a place to call home.

“That was rough,” the Oscar winner, 50, told People about briefly being homeless as a young actress and living in a shelter in the Big Apple. “I called my mother and asked her to send me some money, and she said no, and that subsequently led to a year of not speaking to her, but that’s probably one of the best things she did for me.”

Berry remembers calling her mom: “She said, ‘If you want to be there, then you work it out.’ Giving up was never an option.”

The Cleveland native adds those stressful days early on in her career brought her back to her high school days when she had an “insatiable desire to win.
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'Insecure': Issa Stumbles Through the Single Life, Molly Scores a New Man

'Insecure': Issa Stumbles Through the Single Life, Molly Scores a New Man
Issa has sex on the brain.

Episode three of Insecure's second season finds Issa (Issa Rae) on the hunt for a guy to hop into bed with, while her bestie Molly (Yvonne Orji) lands a new man.

Related: 'Insecure' Breakout Yvonne Orji Talks Molly's Journey and Jill Marie Jones Comparisons

Now that Lawrence (Jay Ellis) is officially "done" with their relationship, Issa enlists Molly for a crash corse in sleeping around.

"I just want be on my Halle Berry s**t," Issa tells Molly in reference to Berry's Monster's Ball sex scene. "I just want to feel good."

The BFFs head to a bar where Issa fails at the art of seduction, and Molly scores a potential new love interest in Lionel, a handsome entrepreneur played by Sterling K. Brown.

But don't get too excited for Molly, she’s not exactly convinced that her "good on paper" guy is worth the time.

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Watch Halle Berry in Exclusive 'Kidnap' Clip: Does Anybody See This?

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Halle Berry brings a desperate intensity to her starring role in Kidnap. She's always been willing to reveal the raw emotions that drive her characters in past performances, such as her extraordinary Academy Award-winning turn in Monster's Ball. But, faced with every parent's worst nightmare, she must tap into an even deeper reservoir of hidden fears and face a terror that's almost unimaginable. Our exclusive clip finds Berry in a frenzy, having just witnessed the snatching...

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Halle Berry explains why her Oscar win "meant nothing"

Kirsten Howard Jul 6, 2017

In 2002 Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar for Monster’s Ball, but her joy over it has waned.

Many of us can remember Halle Berry winning a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the 2002 drama Monster's Ball.

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Playing the grieving widow of a man executed on death row, her sexually and emotionally charged on-screen relationship with Billy Bob Thornton's corrections officer led to a powerhouse performance as Leticia that, once seen, is hard to forget.

On Oscar night, she gave an impassioned acceptance speech. Standing there in her flowery mesh and wine-coloured dress, tears were shed as she became the first black woman to ever win the award. Fast-forward 15 years, and she's
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Halle Berry Goes After Her Son's Abductors in New 'Kidnap' Trailer

Oscar winner Halle Berry has been relatively absent from the big screen in recently years, but she could be in for a serious comeback with Kidnap. The thriller stars Berry as a mother whose young son (Sage Correa) is kidnappped. Confronted with the reality that few abducted children are ever found, she takes the law into her own hands, and a wild chase ensues. The movie seems like Liam Neeson territory, except it's even more intense because, as everyone knows, you don't mess with a mama bear's cubs.  The new trailer for Kidnap barely shows the son or the bad guys. It's a real showcase for Berry, who has proven in movies as diverse as Monster's Ball and X-Men that she has great dramatic chops as well as the makings of an action hero...

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Exclusive: Halle Berry Goes After Her Son's Abductors in New 'Kidnap' Trailer

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Oscar winner Halle Berry is a mom on a frantic search for her son in Kidnap. The thriller stars Berry as a mother whose young son (Sage Correa) is kidnapped. When she’s confronted with the reality that few abducted children are ever found, she takes the law into her own hands, and a wild chase ensues. The new trailer for Kidnap barely shows the son or the bad guys. It's a real showcase for Berry, who has proven in movies as diverse as Monster's Ball and...

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Halle Berry Says Her Historic Oscar Win 'Meant Nothing' for Film Diversity

Halle Berry Says Her Historic Oscar Win 'Meant Nothing' for Film Diversity
While Halle Berry recognizes that she made history at the 2002 Oscars with her lead actress win for Monster's Ball, she said in a recent interview that she still thinks it wasn't enough.

"I was pretty sure Sissy Spacek was going to win [for In the Bedroom]," she told Teen Vogue's editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth of going up against some of Hollywood biggest names that year. "That [sentiment] is just what was ruminating in my spirit during that whole process."

Still, the actress exuded positivity and hope when she gave her memorable and emotional acceptance speech that year,
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Halle Berry Thinks Her Historic Oscar Win ''Meant Nothing'' for Hollywood Diversity Push

Halle Berry Thinks Her Historic Oscar Win ''Meant Nothing'' for Hollywood Diversity Push
Now more than 15 years after making Oscars history, Halle Berry is still fighting for more representation in Hollywood.  At the 2002 Academy Awards, the actress became the first black woman to win in the Best Actress category for her performance in Monster's Ball. She's still the only woman of color to hold the title, which Halle described to Teen Vogue's  Elaine Welteroth as "troubling."  Reflecting on the 2016 Oscars, where nominations were awarded to strictly white actors, Halle called it "probably one of my lowest professional moments." It brought her own history-making win (and unforgettable acceptance speech) to mind, which she dedicated to "every...
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Halle Berry Isn't Dating 100 Men

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2017-06-20T06:47:09-07:00Halle Berry Isn't Dating 100 Men

Hollywood star Halle Berry says social media often frustrates her because she ends up being romantically linked to random men.

The Oscar-winning actress, talking at Cannes Lions about connecting with fans on social media, explained, “There are some things that can kill a brand, things that can happen today because of social media. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but that power can be misused.

“If I am having dinner with a friend, and a man comes up and asks to take a picture, most times I will always say, ‘Of course!’…But then that person posts the picture on the social media as if I am dating that person, and suddenly I am dating, like, 100 people. It seems silly…but I think that is frustrating at social media.”

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Is Halle Berry Pregnant?

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2017-06-05T12:05:59-07:00Is Halle Berry Pregnant?

Halle Berry joked about the pregnancy rumors in an Instagram post on Monday, June 5. "Can a girl have some steak and fries??" she captioned a pic of herself.

Berry, 50, first sparked pregnancy rumors when she attended the Butterfly Ball in L.A. on Sunday, June 4. The actress, in a form-fitting silver sequined dress and a jacket by Yeon, placed her hands on her stomach and appeared to be cradling a baby bump.

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Halle Berry won an Oscar for her role in Monster's Ball.
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Why Swimfan Is the Most Underrated Thriller of the 2000s

Why Swimfan Is the Most Underrated Thriller of the 2000s
Fifteen years ago, Swimfan came to the big screen. Made for $10 million, Swimfan grossed $34 million worldwide. This tale of a swimmer (Jesse Bradford) who engages the wrong girl (Erika Christensen) in a one night stand, was essentially Fatal Attraction for the teen set. And, as hyperbolic as this may sound, it was also the best film of 2002. Even if it doesn't make IMDb's most underrated list for the Aughts.

Okay, so it came nowhere near an Academy Award nomination. Hell, it didn't even pick up an MTV Movie Awards nod. Does anybody believe that the best picture winner for any given year is really The best picture? If we ignore that idea altogether, then it is plausible Swimfan was indeed the best overall film released all throughout 2002. It may not have done the biggest box office, barely anyone remembers it now, but what it did in a cerebral sense, and with its visceral imagery,
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Halle Berry Shows Off with Daring Instagram Post

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2017-05-17T06:17:04-07:00Halle Berry Shows Off with Daring Instagram Post

Halle Berry is not afraid to show it off.

The Oscar-winning actress posted a sexy Instagram post on Tuesday flaunting her amazing body as she wrote, “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No fear. #NinaSimone.”

Berry, 50, has never shown fear or shyness when celebrating her body and the work she puts into it. Last week, the actress attended VH1’s 2nd Annual Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms in a one-shoulder sheer number.

I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No fear. #NinaSimone

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Halle Berry Heats Up the Red Carpet

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2017-05-07T09:15:37-07:00Halle Berry Heats Up the Red Carpet

After 21-year-old Kendall Jenner wore a thong-baring sheer dress at the Met Gala this week, Halle Berry made her own successful, nearly-naked red carpet turn on Saturday.

The age-defying actress, 50, wore an off-the-shoulder sheer number at VH1’s 2nd Annual Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms in Pasadena, California. Her hair was pulled back in a low, teased ponytail, which she showcased on her Instagram, captioning, “Coming for you VH1.”

About last night...

A post shared by Halle Berry (@halleberry) on May 2, 2017 at 12:01pm Pdt

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