The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay – Selma
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Alejandro G. Inarritu – Birdman
Angelina Jolie – Unbroken
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Source: Critic’s Choice
Angelina Jolie will miss out on several days of promoting Unbroken, her latest film as director, because of a bout with a mild case of chicken pox.
The film tells the true story of Olympic runner Louie Zamperini, who was held in Japanese internment camps during World War II.
“You have to laugh at the timing,” Jolie said. “I was sure nothing could stop me from supporting Unbroken. I am heartbroken to miss our premiere, most of all the chance to be there with Louie’s family.”
Unbroken studio Universal wished Jolie a “speedy recovery.”
“She is in very good spirits, considering after two years of hard work, she will not be there the night it finally premieres,” the studio said in a statement.
Unbroken has its Los Angeles premiere Dec. 15. The film opens Christmas Day.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Angelina Jolie is a force to be reckoned with, both in Hollywood and in the world. But now she’s taking her efforts and focusing on a legal battle, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
The Tomb Raider actress is firing back at James Braddock, the author who accused the Oscar winner of violating the copyright for his book, Slamanje Duse (The Soul Shattering), with her directorial debut film In The Land of Blood and Honey, back in 2011. But as Radar previously reported, a federal court judge sided with Jolie, who decided the two works were not similar.
According to documents obtained by Radar, the judged noted that “Blood and Honey is primarily a story of betrayal, revenge and tragedy with little or no hope, while Slamanje Duse focuses on family, love and strength.”
But Braddock wasn’t satisfied with the judge’s ruling, so he filed an appeal in March 2014. He claims the court that determined that the two works were not similar didn’t use a good system. He also alleges that his novel was not translated properly, so he is requesting the court look over the case again in hopes of overturning the order that dismissed it.
But Jolie’s team has countered his claims by calling upon previous cases in court documents, stating that certain ideas aren’t subject to protection.
“As this Court held in Fonda, the ideas in works that deal with subjects such as ‘morality and the effects of war on women’ are not protectable, and indeed, ‘have been the subject of countless works dating back for centuries,’” the documents read.
“The two works at issue here are just such stories. Accordingly, this Court should summarily affirm the district court’s judgment granting Defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings and bring this matter to a rapid close.”
Source: Radar Online
Handwritten love letters from Brad Pitt? Only one woman is that lucky.
Angelina Jolie, 39, revealed to Australia’s TV Week magazine that she and Pitt, 50, sent handwritten letters to each other while they were filming on opposite sides of the world.
The actress and human rights activist was directing Unbroken, a biopic about World War II hero Louis Zamperini, in Australia, while Pitt was in London filming Fury, about a tank crew fighting the Nazis.
“He was supportive from a distance, and it was quite romantic in a way,” she says.
“We decided to be of that time, when we could imagine he was in the European theater and I was in the Pacific theater, and we wrote handwritten letters to each other that were very connecting for us, thinking of the people that were separated for months, if not years, at a time back then.”
Jolie also told the magazine she was able to show a rough cut of Unbroken to Zamperini shortly before he died at age 97 on July 2. “I brought him the film on my laptop in the hospital, and it was amazing seeing someone at the end of their life watching their life unfold again, at the same time their body was shutting down,” she says.
“He wanted me to make the movie to show something hopeful about the strength of the human spirit that can pull us through. He reminded me to have my surgery in the year that I did, and he reminded me to appreciate every day of my life.”
Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy in 2013, while she was preparing to direct Unbroken.
Next up for Jolie and Pitt: making a movie together.
Universal Pictures recently announced that the engaged couple will work on an “intimate, character-driven drama,” By the Sea. Jolie and Pitt will both star in the movie, with Jolie writing and directing.
Jolie’s Unbroken will premiere Christmas Day, while Pitt’s Fury is set for November.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith are back! Almost 10 years after one of Hollywood’s hottest couples first met and sizzled on-screen together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to once again light the fire in the new film By the Sea, which will be written and directed by Jolie.
A set source tells Us Weekly that the couple shares some “crazy sex scenes” in the movie, which is being filmed right down the street from one of the A-list family’s home in the Republic of Malta.
In May, Jolie told the BBC that she’s ready to retire from acting, so By the Sea, which is set to hit theaters in 2015, could be her final role.
Filming begins in September and is slated to last approximately 10 weeks. Oscar winners Pitt and Jolie will play a married couple in the film, but few other details have been released thus far. Jolie and Pitt met and fell in love on the set of 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith, when the World War Z star was still married to Jennifer Aniston. They have not appeared in a movie together since.
Source: US Magazine
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.
Jolie and Pitt wed Saturday in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie also obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.
The couple’s children took part in the wedding. Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw petals. Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers, the spokesman says.
Source: ABC News
Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, “By The Sea,” which will be written and directed by Jolie and star herself and Brad Pitt.
It marks the first time the duo has appeared onscreen together since 2005′s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
Jolie and Pitt will also produce the project, which is said to focus on a couple’s relationship.
“I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna and the entire Universal team as I finish “Unbroken” and begin work on “By The Sea,” Jolie said. “They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.”
Jolie is currently in post-production on “Unbroken,” an epic drama directed and produced by Jolie based on the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini and adapted from author Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller. Universal will release Unbroken on Christmas Day, 2014.
She is repped by UTA and Media Talent Group and Pitt is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.
Source : Variety
Angelina Jolie’s young children are apparently fascinated by her 13 pieces of body art.
The Maleficent star – who raises Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, seven, and five-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with fiancé Brad Pitt – loves that Shiloh and Pax are especially fascinated by her 13 tattoos, including the etchings of their birth location coordinates.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: “They are obsessed with her tattoos and always ask that they mean.”
The actress thinks it’s amusing that Pax has already expressed an interest in getting his own inking.
But the insider said: “Angie tells him he has plenty of time.”
Angelina and Brad – who got engaged in 2012 – are even said to be planning on commemorating their upcoming marriage with some matching inkings.
A source said earlier this year: “[They are deciding] with what and where they will ink themselves to mark their long-awaited marriage.
“Brad really wants to do something special, and frankly, a little weird to mark the occasion, and they want to get the exact same design, in the exact same spot in their bodies.”
Angelina Jolie has become an honorary dame of the British Empire, ABC News reports.
The honor, celebrated on Sunday along with Queen Elizabeth’s 88th birthday, is one of the highest to be awarded by Britain. Jolie was recognized for raising global awareness about violence against women.
“To receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to,” Jolie said in a statement. “Working on PVSI and with survivors of rape is an honor in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine.”
Jolie joins a select group of Hollywood names who’ve been awarded the honor, including Steven Spielberg and Bob Hope who were both knighted.
A-lister Angelina Jolie was prevented from entering Sudan by via authorities in the Arab republic, as she attempted to enter to attend a civil society event in the country’s capital of Khartoum.
The Tomb Raider star‘s absence was confirmed Friday by Peter Tibber of the British embassy in Sudan, after she was slated to appear at a summit there, according to local media.
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Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, did lend her presence at the event in a video, where she criticized Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his administration for their death sentence of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, a Christian woman who would not renounce her religion, and was subsequently convicted of apostasy, with the grave implications.
“Khartoum should respect the fundamental right to freedom of religion, and to repeal its laws that ban people from converting their faith, as they are inconsistent with its 2005 Interim Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” Jolie said in the clip.
The outspoken actress also took exception with what she said was a disproportionate amount of wealth and power among Sudan’s political elites.
Source: Radar Online