Movie Review: Unbroken

Jack O'Connell as Louis "Louie" Zamperini
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By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) It appears that the title "Unbroken" is an unsubstantiated claim. A claim that – akin to the hero's leaky life raft – can't hold water. Even with all Jolie's horses and all Jolie's men (i.e., screenwriters the Coen Bros. [True Grit, No Country for Old Men, … [Read more...]

Sony Won’t Suspend Filming Despite Cyber Attack, Spectre Script Stolen


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony Pictures Entertainment has not suspended all of its productions due to the hacking crisis, contrary to recent reports. Deadline has confirmed that projects such as Bond film, Spectre, will stick to their schedules, despite the company having thousands of emails … [Read more...]

New Trailer Release For Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Angelina Jolie's adaptation of Unbroken, about war hero and Olympian Louis "Louie" Zamperini, gets a brand new trailer. The film stars Jack O'Connell as Zamperini, who is an Olympic runner, and was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War … [Read more...]

U.S. war hero Louis Zamperini, inspiration for film Unbroken, dead at 97

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(Reuters) Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97, Variety reported on Thursday. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said in a statement, … [Read more...]

Maleficent casts $70 million spell over box office, halts X-Men uprising


By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud (Reuters) "Maleficent," Walt Disney's special-effects laden take on "Sleeping Beauty's" wicked fairy godmother, captivated moviegoers, collecting $70 million in ticket sales to win the North American weekend box office stakes. The movie starring Angelina Jolie … [Read more...]

Trailer: Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Last night, Winter Olympics viewers were treated to a 3-minute preview of Angelina Jolie's second directorial feature Unbroken. The film, which was scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen, is a biopic of American Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini. Here's the … [Read more...]

Angelina Jolie highest earning U.S. actress – Forbes

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(Reuters) Angelina Jolie, who will next be seen on the big screen in the film "Maleficent," is Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $33 million (21.4 million pounds) in the last year, according to Forbes. She easily surpassed this year's Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer … [Read more...]

Coen Brothers teaming with Angelina Jolie on Unbroken

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By Brent Lang (TheWrap) - The Coen Brothers will rewrite the script for "Unbroken," a Universal Pictures spokesman told TheWrap. However, Joel and Ethan Coen, the outré minds behind "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men" won't slide behind the director's chair on the project. Those duties will … [Read more...]

Disney gives The Muppets 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 release dates, moves Maleficent

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By Lucas Shaw (TheWrap) - "The Muppets 2" will open in theaters March of 2014, "Maleficent," a reimagined "Sleeping Beauty" tale starring Angelina Jolie moves to July of the same year and Brad Bird's "1952" will open before Christmas of 2014, Disney announced on Monday. The news was part of … [Read more...]

Angelina Jolie to direct WWII film Unbroken for Universal

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By Tim Kenneally (TheWrap) - Angelina Jolie is in talks to direct the World War II drama "Unbroken" for Universal Pictures, the studio said Tuesday. The film is based on the Laura Hillenbrand 2010 bestseller "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption," which … [Read more...]

Seven Years, Six Kids, Brad And Angelina Agree To Wed

File photo of Jolie and Pitt arriving at 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, one of the world's best known couples, are engaged to marry, ending a fevered, seven-year celebrity media dance over whether they will ever say "I do." A spokeswoman for Pitt on Friday confirmed the pair had agreed to wed … [Read more...]

Jolie’s war film revives Bosnia’s divisions

By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie, whose directorial debut on the Bosnian war screened in Sarajevo on Tuesday night, said she would not attend a premiere in Belgrade but denied she was biased against Serbs. While thousands in Sarajevo, a mostly Bosnian Muslim city, were … [Read more...]

Berlin film festival shares love with Streep, Jolie

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - Meryl Streep's groaning awards cabinet is about to get fuller still on Tuesday when the Berlin film festival honours the American actress with an Honorary Golden Bear. The prize giving, at a special gala screening of "The Iron Lady", falls on … [Read more...]

Theme of captivity dominates Berlin films in 2012

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By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - Directors from around the world have tried to recreate the drama and trauma of captivity at this year's Berlin film festival, though not all of them found a captive audience. From kidnapping to political repression, and from a queen trapped in her … [Read more...]

"The Help" wins best film at SAG Awards

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By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Civil rights drama "The Help" got a leg up in the Oscar race on Sunday when the movie won three awards from the Screen Actors Guild, including best cast in a surprise over silent movie romance "The Artist." "The Help," which came into the show with … [Read more...]

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt trade views on filmmaking


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - They're arguably Hollywood's highest-profile couple, so it's only natural that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would privately discuss the art and business of filmmaking. According to Pitt, they don't always agree. Speaking with Reuters at Saturday's Producers Guild Awards in … [Read more...]

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