The lowdown on Brad Pitt’s best films

The lowdown on Brad Pitt’s best films

From playing brave warrior Achilles, in Troy, to Rusty Ryan, a smooth criminal in Ocean's 11, Brad Pitt has played some unforgettable characters. But now it seems his Hollywood hey-day is over and he would rather concentrate on fatherhood.   This week, Brad Pitt formally announced he sees himself quitting the acting industry...

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Stop press: Brad Pitt shaves of his goatee beard at last

Stop press: Brad Pitt shaves of his goatee beard at last

Panic over everyone, Brad Pitt has finally shaven off his scraggly beard and has returned to his former glory. Attending the LA screening of his new movie The Tree of Life, which won the Palme D'Or at this year's Cannes, Pitt was seen sans beard, making him look years younger. Jolie also attended the screening instead of the New York...

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Story of Chilean miners attracts Brad Pitt

Story of Chilean miners attracts Brad Pitt

Even while the miners were stuck down the pit, there was talk of a Hollywood production of the event. What we didn't guess was that it would be Mr Pitt vying for the rights of the story. Brad Pitt's entertainment company Plan B, which has worked on the likes of Kick Ass and The Departed, is bidding to get hold of the extraordinary tale of...

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Brad Pitt confirmed for World War Z

Zombie apocalypses and Brad Pitt? Well, if you asked most women he's probably on their lists of humans to survive! Just as well, as he's playing the lead in the novel-inspired zombie flick World War Z. Yep, don't worry - there are endless announcements of  adaptations. But they contain of the best characters and narratives you're going to see,...

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Brad Pitt looses his beard!

Breaking news: Brad Pitt has shaved off that beard at last! Brad was spotted minus the beard in Los Angeles on the set of his latest movie Moneyball. It's hard to believe but the heart throb has been growing it for a whole year! The 46-year-old shaved off the controversial facial hair to play Oakland Athletics baseball manager Billy...

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Brad Pitt for mayor?

The people of New Orleans have spoken – and they want Brad Pitt to be their mayor. According to reports, Mr Angelina Jolie is being courted by residents of the city to run for public office after helping to rebuild the area hit by Hurricane Katrina through his Make It Right Foundation. We're not too sure they should hold their breath –...

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie up for a Mr & Mrs Smith sequel?

Considering this report comes from the oracle of truth that is the National Enquirer, it must be fact – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are onboard for a follow up to the very film that brought them together in 2005, Mr & Mrs Smith. According to the magazine, Brangelina have spoken to Simon Kinberg, who wrote the original movie's script, about a...

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Brad and Angelina in love at Salt première

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt quash any rumours that their relationship is on the rocks as they walked the red carpet yesterday. The couple were attending the première of Angie's latest film Salt at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. This was Brad's first public appearance since he shaved off his beard, which seemed to cause mass...

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A Guide to Surviving the Movie Apocalypse

A Guide to Surviving the Movie Apocalypse

Ah, the movie apocalypse. We know them well. From Independence Day to Shaun of the Dead, there's nothing better than watching humans battle against un-dead creatures, natural disasters and lab-created infections. World War Z joins this list of stellar cinema, and you can now own it on DVD and Blu-Ray. Missed it when it came into...

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Tony Scott: A life behind camera

Tony Scott: A life behind camera

Another life is lost, another legacy left behind. On 19 August 2012, the film industry was left reeling by the loss of yet another of their own; the director and Briton, Tony Scott. From Top Gun to Domino, he painted a career that both his peers and the filmmakers of tomorrow will revere for years to come. If you are unfamiliar with the man...

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Dark Blood starring River Phoenix is finally released

Dark Blood starring River Phoenix is finally released

River Phoenix's final film, Dark Blood, looks like it is set to première this September, nearly 20 years after the actor's death. Phoenix collapsed and died of drug-induced heart failure back in 1993 outside Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room, which was part-owned by Johnny Depp at the time. He had returned to LA earlier that week to...

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The Five-Year Engagement – Review

The Five-Year Engagement – Review

The Five-Year Engagement is your standard, funny 124 minutes that entertains all the way through, without being too taxing. Jason Segel is on his usual good form as Tom, the nice guy who just wants to marry the girl. Emily Blunt plays the girl, a high-flying career-type who wants the guy but also the job. With a screenplay written by...

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On the Road Trailer Released

On the Road Trailer Released

The much anticipated trailer for Walter Salles' On the Road has finally been released. On the Road is based on the seminal book of the same name by Beat Generation author, Jack Kerouac. However, despite Kerouac's own claims that the novel only took him three weeks to write, the film version has been in the works for many years, with...

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Jonah Hill and James Franco to tell True Story

Jonah Hill and James Franco to tell True Story

Continuing his move away from comedy, Jonah Hill will star alongside James Franco in True Story.  True Story is far removed from the likes of Superbad and Get Him to the Greek, two of the films that originally made Jonah Hill famous. However, recently Mr. Hill has made a move into a more serious work. What changed things? Without a...

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62nd Berlin Film Festival: Overview

62nd Berlin Film Festival: Overview

The 62nd Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) drew to a close last weekend, with a few unexpected winners receiving the most prestigious awards... This year's Golden Bear, the highest prize awarded for the best film at the festival, went to Italian docudrama, Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire). The film follows a production of...

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Jean Dujardin’s racy poster – scandal or political correctness gone too far?

Jean Dujardin’s racy poster – scandal or political correctness gone too far?

The Artist star Jean Dujardin has been at the centre of controversy in France this week after a promotional poster for his new film has been criticised as being far too risqué. Not only that, but many people have also been questioning whether or not this will damage his chances of winning an Oscar for The Artist. Is the French advertising...

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The Screen Actors Guilds Awards – winners and pics

The Screen Actors Guilds Awards – winners and pics

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday 29th January, and the event was sparkling with its usual amount of stars and congratulatory words. The awards, honouring outstanding performances over the past year, consisted of five film and eight television categories. What we all wanting to know though, is who...

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World War Z and other films bring over £20m to Glasgow

World War Z and other films bring over £20m to Glasgow

Remember how the Scottish city of Glasgow is being used as a location for lots of films recently? Glaswegians were raving about how much money this would bring to the city, now it has been revealed that this has indeed happened. Last year we brought you the news that World War Z and Cloud Atlas were filming in Glasgow, which was expected...

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2012 Oscar Nominations Released

2012 Oscar Nominations Released

The history of early cinema is the flavour of the year as Hugo and The Artist lead this year's 84th Annual Academy Awards, scooping more than 20 nominations between them. Spielberg's epic war film, War Horse and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have six nominations each, closely followed by Moneyball and The Descendants which each have...

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Why the Glasgow Film Festival really is a ‘cinema for all’

Why the Glasgow Film Festival really is a ‘cinema for all’

Glasgow Film Festival provides "cinema for all", according to the festival's co-director, Allison Gardner. This is just one of the many qualities that the event's organisers hope will bring in visitors from near and far. This year's Glasgow Film Festival will be taking place from the 16th to the 26th February. It has run since 2005 and...

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Awards Season continues: BAFTA announce nominations

Awards Season continues: BAFTA announce nominations

The awards season is in full swing and with the Golden Globes out of the way, the nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 have been announced. The Artist is in the lead ... of course. Leading the pack is the hot favourite for Best Film: The Artist. The French masterpiece received 12 nominations in total, which include:...

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Golden Globe and SAG nominations announced

Golden Globe and SAG nominations announced

Awards season is here! Along with the promise of Christmas, breakable New Years resolutions and weight gain, we also have the nominations for both the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) and the Golden Globes 2012. The winners won't be announced until both ceremonies are held in January, of course, but we finally know which films and...

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Bridesmaids wins big at Critics awards

Bridesmaids wins big at Critics awards

Awards season is fast approaching and ahead of Thursday 15th December's Golden Globe nominations announcement, the critics have chosen their own winners. Female comedy Bridesmaids has won big. Four film groups announced their awards for 2011 on Sunday, sparking discussions from film fanatics over the pending announcements of both the...

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Angelina Jolie Sued Over Upcoming Directorial Début

Angelina Jolie Sued Over Upcoming Directorial Début

Angelina Jolie is being sued by a Croatian journalist over her upcoming film, In the Land of Blood and Honey, just two weeks before the film is due to reach cinemas. It seems to be one hurdle after another for the actress' first directorial attempt. In the Land of Blood and Honey first encountered major problems during filming last...

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Roll out the white carpet: Happy Feet 2 is here

Roll out the white carpet: Happy Feet 2 is here

Forget the red carpet - it was all about the white carpet when Happy Feet 2 had its UK premiere on Sunday. Snow may not have arrived in the UK yet, but Londoners were treated to the next best thing on Sunday 20th November at the Happy Feet 2 premiere. The stars walked up the snow white carpet following the adorable penguins prints...

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Baseball fans get ready for Moneyball out November 25th (UK)

Baseball fans get ready for Moneyball out November 25th (UK)

Adapted from the best-selling book by Michael Lewis, Moneyball tells the story of the general manager of the Oakland A's attempting to put together a baseball club. Oh yeah, and it stars Brad Pitt. Pitt plays Billy Beane, the manager who  does something unprecedented when he employs computer analysis to try and choose a winning...

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Zombies and Philadelphia descend upon Scottish city

Zombies and Philadelphia descend upon Scottish city

For the last couple of weeks, the Scottish city of Glasgow has been descended upon by hoards of the walking dead. No, this does not mean that the residents have been partying too much, it actually means zombies. Oh, and Brad Pitt has been there as well. [caption id="attachment_12097" align="alignnone" width="526" caption="Scottish city...

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Ed Harris and Matthew Fox potentially for World War Z

Ed Harris and Matthew Fox potentially for World War Z

World War Z, the pseudo-oral history novel about a zombie apocalypse, is coming to cinemas, and Lost's Matthew Fox and Apollo 13's Ed Harris might be getting involved. Told primarily by Brooks, a United Nations agent, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a story of a ten-years-gone mass conflict between the living and the undead....

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Cannes 2011 – Awards round up

Cannes 2011 – Awards round up

And so Cannes is over for another year. There's been the usual fashion highs and lows, a fabulous red carpet appearance from Brangelina, oh and also some very exciting looking films to look forward to. But who took away the prizes? The coveted Palme D'Or went to Terence Mallick's The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and...

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Cannes Film Festival line-up announced

Cannes Film Festival line-up announced

It seems like the awards season is only just over and we start gearing up for a new round. It all kicks off with the Cannes Film Festival running from 11 to 22 May. Organisers of the 64th festival have just announced the line up which will start with a screening of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which has got people talking for having...

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Jolie and Depp attend world première of The Tourist

Jolie and Depp attend world première of The Tourist

New York came alive last night with some of Hollywood's hottest for the world première of The Tourist. At centre stage was the star of the film Angelina Jolie, who smouldered in a white cashmere Versace gown and her trademark smokey eyes. Apart from all the adoring fans there was one man in particular, her partner Brad, who could...

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Channing Tatum joins Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum joins Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street

It has been announced that Channing Tatum will be joining Jonah Hill the upcoming 21 Jump Street film. You might remember 21 Jump Street as a crime drama TV series which first aired back in 1987 and focused on a group of young undercover cops who investigated teen crime. It focused largely on prominent issues in the late eighties, such as...

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Will Ferrell and Justin Beiber are heroes at Megamind première

Will Ferrell and Justin Beiber are heroes at Megamind première

This weekend was the world première of Will Ferrell's latest movie Megamind, however a certain 16-year-old pop star stole the limelight just a little bit. Justin Bieber attended the première at Mann's Chinese Theatre in LA much to the delight of the teenage-girl contingent. While a lot of the other guests got into the spirit of...

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I love you, man: top ten buddy-cop films

Two friends, two badges, an army of enemies and a big baddie, and a lot of fire-power - The Other Guys is out this month, to add to the buddy-cop film list. But which are the other ten worth a watch? Most of us are more than happy to settle down and take in a buddy-cop film. The themes of friendship, comedy (sometimes dark, sometimes absent),...

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Angelina Jolie, the director?

Is Angelina Jolie set to make her directorial debut? Rumours have been circulating this weekend that Jolie may be about to direct or star in a love story set during the Bosnian War, after she made a surprise visit to Sarajevo to begin discussing plans for the movie. Jolie, who is well known for her charity work, in particular her role as UN...

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Angelina Jolie at the UK première of Salt

Angelina Jolie looked every inch the Hollywood star at the première of Salt last night. Jolie walked the 'black' carpet in Leicester Square last night without Brad Pitt, who remained in Los Angeles shooting his latest film Moneyball, and of course looking after the couple's large brood. Wearing a loose pink and silver Amanda Wakeley dress,...

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Julia Roberts shines at Eat Pray Love première

Julia Roberts attended the premiere of her latest film, Eat Pray Love in New York yesterday. It has been reported that all reviews of the film have been banned before it's release in the US this weekend. This seems slightly a bizarre choice, considering that The Expendables, which stars some huge names, is also released that weekend. Why would...

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The top ten all-star casts

The top ten all-star casts

Who's in the film? Everyone... Every so often a film comes along full to the brim of well-known actors. Whether it's good or not the big names draw in the crowds. The upcoming film The Expendables which stars some of the most well-known heavyweight stars around (Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis to name a few),  is one of...

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Jolie update: confirmed to play Cleopatra

Jolie update:  confirmed to play Cleopatra

Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to star in a new Cleopatra film, adapted from a biography that hasn't even been published yet. The rights to the book, Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff, have already been secured by director Scott Rubin and Jolie has been pencilled in as the lead. It has even be hinted that her real-life partner Brad Pitt will...

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Top Ten Worst Movie Accents

After enduring Russell Crowe’s appalling English accent in Ridley Scott’s risible ‘A Good Year’, we felt inspired to compile our Top Ten Worst Movie Accents. 1. Sean Connery in The Untouchables (1987) While he may have won a best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of Irish cop Jim Malone in this gangster classic, he certainly...

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21 film drunks you’d buy a tequila shot for

As The Hangover hangs on to the box office’s top spot in both the US and UK, we raise a glass to some of movieland’s best drunks. Watching someone get blitzed is far more entertaining than witnessing the aftermath… Withnail and I Considering his performance in this film, you’d never guess Richard E. Grant was a teetotaller. Knocked Up It...

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The Silence of the Lambs tops best thriller poll

It's been almost two decades since it stormed the box office and Oscars, but The Silence Of The Lambs is now reaping yet more glory after being been named Britain's favourite thriller.   The adaptation of the bestselling novel by Thomas Harris scored 25 percent of the vote in a Yahoo! Movies poll, which was conducted to mark the release of new...

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Spike TV Guys Choice Awards gets the lads out

The MTV Awards wasn't the industry's only opportunity to do a bit of back-patting over the weekend; Saturday night saw the third annual Spike TV Guys Choice in Los Angeles. As the name might suggest, this wasn't exactly a place for chick-flicks - the general theme was boys, bombs and booties... Almost a decade after it's release, Fight Club was...

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Is it now Jennifer Aniston's turn to follow in Angelina Jolie's footsteps?

Anything Angelina Jolie can do, Jennifer Aniston can do better? We're about to find out... In a move that's bound to get more tongues wagging than a pet shop full of Labradors, Aniston has signed up to make an action thriller with a plot remarkably similar to the very film that killer her marriage to Brad Pitt (Jolie's lure proved too much). If...

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Triforce Short Film Festival 2013 – the lowdown

Triforce Short Film Festival 2013 – the lowdown

Right, long-form cinema can take a hike for a bit, because we're about to get all short and snappy.   I’ll be honest, when someone says “Triforce” to me, I think of The Legend of Zelda. However, a videogame this ain’t: the Triforce Short Film Festival contains a wealth of cinematic goodies, so we thought we’d give you a good...

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The Lowdown: Darren Aronofsky

The Lowdown: Darren Aronofsky

Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan. Darren Aronofsky has built a reputation as a cinematic genius, but how much do you know about the unique director? It's hard to explain what Darren Aronofsky brings to the films he takes to the big screen. For someone to have successfully translated the spirit of one of Hubert...

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LFF Roundup #1: Young Girls in Black, Heartbeats, Two Gates of Sleep, Womb

LFF Roundup #1: Young Girls in Black, Heartbeats, Two Gates of Sleep, Womb

Behind the throbbing crowds of the red carpet and prestigious Gala screenings that dominate the media coverage of the London Film Festival, there are also a host of premiers for other pictures. Some worthy of your attention, others not. Sometimes it can be easy to forget amidst the scale of such a large festival, the sheer breadth of talent...

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Angelina Jolie: High drama or action movie star?

With the release of Salt this week, there has been some excitement about Jolie's return to action films. Impressively Salt was written for a man, apparently Tom Cruise was going to play the lead, but Jolie expressed an interest and Edwin Salt, quickly became Evelyn Salt. But should we be excited about her return to action or is she better suited...

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