Monster's Ball (2001)
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,
Some are surprising, like Marisa Tomei's supporting actress win for the comedy My Cousin Vinny.
Others were long overdue, such as Halle Berry's glass-shattering best actress award for Monster's Ball.
This year, the Academy Awards have an opportunity to break some more records, whether it's for Christopher Plummer (breaking his own record for oldest competitive award winner) or Timothee Chalamet, who'd be the youngest best actor winner in almost 80 years. Daniel Kaluuya also has the opportunity to join the just four other...
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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
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.
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.
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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.
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
"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,
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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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.
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,
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 won an Oscar for her role in Monster's Ball.
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