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  • Report: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will meet with Pope Francis

    01/07/2015 6:31:12 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 44 replies ^ | January 7, 2015 | FoxNews
    The King and Queen of Hollywood are set to meet another titled leader – the Pope, reports Us Weekly. The couple will reportedly visit the Vatican early this month for a “VIP meet-and-greet” with Pope Francis. Pitt grew up Baptist but told the Hollywood Reporter in 2012, “I don’t have a great relationship with religion. I oscillate between agnosticism and atheism.” But a friend tells the magazine that the glamorous couple “admire the Pope” and like his message of tolerance and non-judgement. In 2013 talking about homosexuality the Pope famously said, “If someone is gay and he searches for the...

    12/31/2014 5:55:40 AM PST · by Bratch · 21 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 30, 2014 | John Nolte
    First things first: the reviews and social media claims arguing that director Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” somehow short shrifts the Christian faith or the Christianity of its subject are not just untrue, they are preposterous. This cinematic adaptation of the true story of Olympian and WWII Veteran Louis Zamperini has its flaws, but respect and reverence for the Zamperini’s Christian faith is not one of them. Quite the opposite. [...] “Unbroken” is the second devoutly Christian WWII film to enjoy a wide studio release in 2014. The first was “Fury,” an even better movie  starring Brad Pitt — Jolie’s husband.  “Fury” and...
  • Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies

    11/03/2014 9:53:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 74 replies
    wsj ^ | 10/2014 | Frank Jardim
    Fury: The Mother of all Tank Movies starring Brad Pitt, no I'm not a fan of his, but did enjoyed the movie. The authenticity of the tanks was the real thing, Sherman's and the German Tiger I. Pitt's character is a bit reminiscent of the role he played as a soldier in Inglorious Basterds, which also took place during WWII. He takes his five-man crew behind enemy lines, where they are outnumbered and outgunned. FURY is the first war film to feature a real life German Tiger I tank which actually came out of a museum collection. Tigers were the...
  • Brad Pitt attacked at ‘Maleficent’ premiere

    05/29/2014 4:21:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2014 7:07 AM EDT
    A man was jailed on suspicion of battery after rushing up and touching Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the movie “Maleficent,” witnesses and police said, though Pitt was apparently unhurt and soon resumed signing autographs. Witnesses saw the man from the fan area jump over a barrier onto the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and rush at Pitt, touching him briefly before security guards wrestled him back across the barrier. …
  • Brad Pitt's charity houses begin to rot

    01/02/2014 9:36:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    O ver two dozen houses which were built by Hollywood star Brad Pitt's charity for the victims of 2005 Hurricane Katrina have started to rot from the inside out. While the blame-game is on between the Pitt's charity 'Make It Right New Orleans' and the house building company, the owners of the houses, which are situated at the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, are worried about the deteriorating condition of their homes, reported Radar Online. "The wood turned gray and it was also black," a homeowner, who has been living in the house for four years, said. "Also some parts...
  • Angelina buys Brad Heart Shaped Island for his 50th

    11/25/2013 12:50:32 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies ^ | 11-25-13 | Jon David Kahn
    Located just 50 miles north of New York City, sits Petra, a heart-shaped island that now belongs to Brad Pitt, after Angelina reportedly shelled out Ł12.2million to buy it for his 50th birthday. Pitt is apparently an architect fanatic, so when Jolie discovered that the island's only two homes were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, she was sold. Pitt once said,“When I discovered Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright, it changed my life.” A source revealed that “as soon as Angelina heard the island was on the market she arranged a viewing. She was really impressed. The house is...
  • Brainless Brad! Pitt's dumbed-down zombie film World War Z faces box-office disaster

    06/21/2013 3:03:29 PM PDT · by dennisw · 99 replies
    dailymail ^ | 20 June 2013 | By Chris Tookey
    So, after all the hype and rumours of disaster, what’s World War Z like? Well, even though it’s directed by Marc Forster, it reminded me of the action films made by Roland Emmerich, which range from the nearly sublime (Independence Day) to the totally ridiculous (10,000 BC). It’s slap-bang in the middle of that quality spectrum, round about the level of Godzilla. Movies don’t come bigger than this, and zombie flicks usually come a lot smaller. In Shaun Of The Dead, the undead had to content themselves with snacking on a handful of British actors in a deserted pub. Here...
  • Oh Brad! This zombie flick is brain dead: CHRIS TOOKEY reviews World War Z

    06/03/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2013 | Chris Tookey
    Movies don’t come bigger than this, and zombie flicks tend to come an awful lot smaller. In Shaun of the Dead, the undead had to content themselves with snacking off a handful of British actors in a deserted pub. Here, it’s the future of humanity at stake. This time, Brad Pitt is here to save us, and the skies are soon full of crashing helicopters, screaming jets and stuntpeople being sucked out of aircraft. So what’s it like? Well, it’s awfully like all the epic action films made by Roland Emmerich, ranging from the nearly sublime (Independence Day) to the...
  • A box office apocalypse? Brad Pitt's $400m World War Z could become the most expensive flop..

    05/23/2013 7:25:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2013 | Hanna Flint
    World War Z could be the most expensive flop in cinematic history. Brad Pitt's zombie action flick has been mired by negative publicity concerning rewrites, re-shoots and an inexperienced creative team that has caused the film's budget to increase from $170million to a reported $400million. Based upon Max Brooks's science fiction novel, the film now has the biggest budget ever recorded.
  • CNN Asks If Traditional Marriage Defenders Are 'On the Wrong Side of History'

    03/25/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/25/2013 | Matt Hadro
    Hyping "growing support" for same-sex marriage, CNN's Carol Costello asked a supporter of California's Proposition 8 on Monday if he was "on the wrong side of history" for legally defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Her tone fits right with Friday's CNN panel where a traditional marriage supporter was disgustingly marginalized as a segregationist and compared to a slave owner. Costello cited GOP strategist Karl Rove admitting that he could see a Republican presidential candidate publicly support same-sex marriage in 2016. She then asked Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, "Austin, you heard what Karl Rove...
  • Brad Pitt Playing Pontius Pilate?

    01/08/2013 2:43:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Empire Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Owen Williams
    As revealed last autumn, Warners are planning to add to the recent spate of proposed Biblical epics with its own yarn based around Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Deadline now reveals that Brad Pitt is circling the lead role. Reports that it's because he wants to wash his hands of World War Z remain unverified. The familiar version of Pilate is more or less the one played - rather well - by Hristo Shopov in Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ, and by David Bowie in Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ - although perhaps you prefer Telly Savalas in...
  • Brad Pitt is Pro-Gun?

    09/15/2012 1:25:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 14, 2012 | NA
    It is probably safe to say that a majority of Hollywood's stars and A-list actors fall on the anti-gun side of the aisle when it comes to their view of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Historically, not all are anti-gun--Charlton Heston, Tom Selleck, and Chuck Norris, for instance--but a majority are. And for those stars who are pro-gun, openly admitting to that fact these days would bring almost certain disdain and attack from their peers (think Rosie O'Donnell). It comes as somewhat of a surprise, then, that mega-star Brad Pitt recently had so much to say about the...
  • Hollywood’s evolving take on gun rights

    09/10/2012 7:42:34 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 8 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | September 10, 2012 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- “America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. ” - Brad Pitt In 1999, back when the Brady Campaign was upfront about their goals and called themselves Handgun Control, Inc., they ran a full page ad in USA Today entitled “Open Letter to the National Rifle Association.” The letter called for a nationwide “one handgun a month” rule, waiting periods for handgun purchases,...
  • Brad Pitt's Mom Under Attack for Conservative Views

    07/15/2012 8:33:21 PM PDT · by InHisService · 14 replies
    Blog - Survival ^ | 7-15-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    All over the Internet gays and those who are pro-gay marriage are calling Jane and Christians “haters”, but what do you call making death threats? Is that not hating? Why is there a double standard here? What the threat-maker are saying is: you don’t agree with us about gay marriage, therefore you deserve to die. We are not saying because you believe in and support gay marriage you should die. We are simply saying we don’t support it. Big difference.
  • Michelle Malkin: In defense of Brad Pitt’s mom

    07/11/2012 6:43:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 07/11/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In defense of Brad Pitt’s mom by Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicateCopyright 2012Hollywood and the American left love diversity, except when it offends their "progressive" value system.Witness the reaction to actor Brad Pitt's mother, Jane, who publicly opposed President Obama's re-election. Mrs. Pitt's pro-life, anti-gay marriage statement to her local paper last week enflamed the Tolerance Mob. And her mere expression of dissident political views exposed the glittering hypocrisy of the left-wing "No H8" campaign.In a letter to the editor for Missouri's Springfield News-Leader, Mrs. Pitt responded to another reader who argued that Christians should not support Mitt Romney because of his...
  • In Defense of Brad Pitt's Mom

    07/11/2012 3:59:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Michelle Malkins
    Hollywood and the American left love diversity, except when it offends their "progressive" value system. Witness the reaction to actor Brad Pitt's mother, Jane, who publicly opposed President Obama's re-election. Mrs. Pitt's pro-life, anti-gay marriage statement to her local paper last week enflamed the Tolerance Mob. And her mere expression of dissident political views exposed the glittering hypocrisy of the left-wing "No H8" campaign. In a letter to the editor for Missouri's Springfield News-Leader, Mrs. Pitt responded to another reader who argued that Christians should not support Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith. Arguing for interfaith tolerance, she praised...
  • Gays, Liberals War vs. Brad Pitt’s mom is pitiful

    07/10/2012 1:45:56 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 5 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    On college campuses throughout this nation, conservative speakers regularly face protests, threats of violence and ugly displays of disorderly conduct from liberal students and faculty members. Our universities are supposed to be citadels of learning, where the free exchange of ideas is encouraged. Sadly, some liberal activists are more interested in promoting a groupthink mentality where no dissent from left wing orthodoxy is allowed. So, wacko leftists like Michael Moore are encouraged to speak, while principled conservatives like Ann Coulter face hostile protests. This type of reaction is not limited to college campuses as it can be seen throughout the...
  • Brad Pitt's mom in fear after slamming Obama

    07/09/2012 7:02:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies ^ | July 9, 2012 | Jack Minor
    Jane Pitt, mother of actor Brad Pitt, has been scared into silence by the hate-filled, vulgar and even violent reaction to her public assertion that Barack Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.” Pitt has even been the subject of death threats following her letter to the editor of Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader in which she asserted failure to vote for Republican presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney constituted a vote for Obama. WND spoke briefly with Pitt and asked about the media assault against her for her comments as a private citizen supporting Romney....
  • Brad Pitt’s mom slams Obama on abortion (and same sex marriage)

    07/07/2012 1:30:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 6, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, July 6, 2012 ( – Brad Pitt’s mother has shocked the Hollywood star’s fans after slamming President Obama for his views on abortion and same-sex “marriage” in a letter to the local paper in Missouri. Jane Pitt says Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage” and urges voters to back Republican candidate Mitt Romney. “Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name [that isn’t Romney’s] is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama - a man who… did not hold a public ceremony to mark the...
  • Brad Pitt's Mother Pens Anti-Gay, Anti-Obama Letter to Local Newspaper

    07/07/2012 7:59:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 49 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/5/2012 | Staff
    An anti-gay letter urging Christians to vote for Mitt Romney that was printed today in The Springfield News-Leader has been confirmed by the newspaper as having been penned by Jane Pitt, mother of Brad Pitt. The verification comes amid some confusion, as the Missouri newspaper first printed an editor's note denying any relation between the letter writer and movie star. That was later replaced with a second editor's note, reading, "To clear up earlier confusion, the News-Leader has verified the letter writer is the mother of actor Brad Pitt and local businessman Doug Pitt." The letter -- itself a...
  • Brad Pitt's mom slams Barack Obama, gay marriage in pro-Mitt Romney editorial letter

    07/06/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox ^ | July 6, 2012
    "Mom, you're embarrassing me!" Well-known liberal actor Brad Pitt, who once famously declared that he would not marry his partner Angelina Jolie until gay couples had the same rights, might be a little upset with his mom’s decision to speak out on her political and social beliefs this week. In a letter to the Springfield News-Leader Pitt’s mother Jane Pitt voiced her support for Mitt Romney, a man “who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality.”
  • Report no evil on O (pro-Obama MSM bias)

    01/11/2012 7:19:27 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Goodwin
    Like the discovery of gambling in “Casablanca,” the mainstream media is shocked, shocked! to learn there is chaos and back-stabbing in the Obama White House. The media missed the story for the same reason Capt. Renault missed gambling at Rick’s Cafe: They chose to. A cash kickback did the trick in the film. In real life, the Washington pack turns away from the truth for something less forgivable. Three years after President Obama took office, much of the national press corps remains remarkably uncurious about what has gone wrong inside the land of Hope & Change. Whether still mesmerized by...
  • President Obama is schmoozing with Angelina and Brad Pitt

    01/11/2012 5:43:01 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies · 6+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:35 PM on 11th January 2012 | By Chris Johnson
    Everyone knows President Barack Obama likes a celebrity fix - just ask Johnny Depp. And today, just a day after pictures emerged of his extravagant 2009 Halloween party at the White House, the most powerful man in America was enjoying more VIP company. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie brought some Hollywood star power to Washington D.C. as they stopped by for a chat with the chief executive at the Oval Office.
  • SWAT Team Raided and Seized Weapons from WORLD WAR Z Set

    10/10/2011 9:46:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies ^ | 10 Oct 2011 | Adam Chitwood
    Now here’s something that doesn’t happen every day: a SWAT team raided the Budapest set of Marc Forster’s big-budget zombie pic World War Z earlier today and seized a number of weapons that were being used in the film. Police confiscated 85 fully-functional weapons (read: not prop guns) from a warehouse that was being used by the production. Most of the weapons were of the automatic, military-style assault variety which is a very big no-no to transport internationally without authorization. Hit the jump for the full story, including star Brad Pitt’s reaction. Apparently the paperwork for the guns claimed that...
  • Mexican police arrest drug boss "El Brad Pitt"

    06/16/2011 11:14:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 16, 2011
    (Reuters)-Mexican federal police on Thursday announced the capture of a senior crime boss linked to the powerful Juarez drug cartel known as "El Brad Pitt." In a statement, the police said they had arrested 34-year-old Marco Guzman, alias "El Brad Pitt" or "El Dos" (Number 2), a leader of the cartel's armed wing, La Linea. "It's a name given to the man by his associates. I guess they think he looks like him," a spokeswoman for federal police said, referring to
  • Angelina Jolie Refuses to Celebrate Thanksgiving, Feels It's a 'Story of Murder'

    11/24/2010 8:04:04 AM PST · by RoseyT · 87 replies
    Popeater ^ | Nov 24th 2010 | Rob Shuter
    While everyone is preparing to give thanks tomorrow, one of America's most famous families, the Jolie-Pitts, have decided to sit this Thanksgiving out. "Angelina Jolie hates this holiday and wants no part in rewriting history like so many other Americans," a friend of the actress tells me. "To celebrate what the white settlers did to the native Indians, the domination of one culture over another, just isn't her style. She definitely doesn't want to teach her multi-cultural family how to celebrate a story of murder." Angelina has been filming her directorial debut, about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who...
  • Angelina Jolie: Thanksgiving Celebrates "Murder"

    11/24/2010 4:32:35 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 60 replies
    While everyone is preparing to give thanks tomorrow, one of America's most famous families, the Jolie-Pitts, have decided to sit this Thanksgiving out.
  • Angelina Jolie: Shiloh "Wants to Be a Boy" (She dresses daughter "like a little dude")

    06/28/2010 5:34:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 06/27/2010
    In August's Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie opens up about her six children and relationship with beau Brad Pitt. The Salt star, 35, admits she dresses Shiloh, 4, "like a little dude. Shiloh, we feel, has Montenegro style. It's how people dress there. She likes tracksuits, she likes [regular] suits. She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers." But Jolie says she isn't worried: She was just like Shiloh as a kid. "Shiloh’s hysterically funny, one...
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie no more as actors ‘agree to split’

    01/23/2010 8:34:43 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 1,834+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 01/24/10 | John Harlow
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie no more as actors ‘agree to split’ John Harlow THE Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have signed papers paving the way for a legal separation with joint custody of their six children, it was reported last night. The couple, known as Brangelina, have been together since shooting the thriller Mr and Mrs Smith five years ago. They are said to have agreed that the children will live with Jolie. The couple are not married; they said they would marry only when American homosexuals were also able to wed. Even so, documents were filed...
  • Pitt, Jolie donate $100,000 for orphans on Christmas

    12/28/2009 5:32:39 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 864+ views ^ | 28 Dec, 2009 | India Times
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated over $100,000 to an orphan children charity on Christmas. Called the SOS Children's Villages charity in the US, it is a foster care facility, which enables siblings to stay together during the adoption process, reports "We have seen first-hand the remarkable job SOS does to raise orphaned and abandoned children and keep families together," Jolie said in a statement. Her partner Pitt said: "In this holiday season, many of us take for granted that we are surrounded by loving family members. The poor outcomes for foster children indicate that we must do...
  • Brad Pitt’s Gifts to New Orleans

    12/05/2009 11:51:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 2,358+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 29, 2009 | Fred A. Bernstein
    ...In 2007, frustrated by the slow pace of rebuilding in the Lower Ninth, Brad Pitt set up a foundation called Make It Right; the foundation then commissioned 13 architecture firms to design affordable, green houses... Indeed, from the main route into the Lower Ninth, the Claiborne Avenue Bridge, it’s impossible to miss the Brad Pitt Houses, as everyone here calls them. They are sprawling, angular buildings in bold hues not usually seen outside a gelateria...
  • Houses of the Future

    10/15/2009 10:40:51 AM PDT · by americanophile · 22 replies · 1,535+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2009 | Wayne Curtis
    A sturdy bike is a good way to get around the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. The roads are still pretty rough, the distances between places tend to be too long to walk and too short to drive, and on a bike you can easily stop and chat with the residents who have returned. I moved to New Orleans about a year after Hurricane Katrina, and I’ve ridden my bike out here every month or two to see how the rebuilding has been faring. Also, I’ve heard that Brad Pitt likes to bike around when he’s in town. Folks...
  • "With six kids each morning it is about surviving!" (Brad Pitt says he does not believe in God)

    07/23/2009 6:35:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies · 1,529+ views
    BILD ^ | 7/23/2009
    EXCERPT [...] BILD: How would you rate your film if you were a critic? Brad Pitt: “Lots of fun! I’m happy with it, because all the actors are great. Each one is a mini star!” BILD: What does your wife Angelina Jolie think? Brad Pitt: “She really likes it. She laughed a lot.” BILD: You play an American soldier who scalps Nazi’s in a hit team and finally kills Hitler. Brad Pitt: “Yes there’s a lot going on in the movie, we had lots of fun. You have some great actors in Germany.” BILD: Who is the real Brad Pitt?...
  • Russian police employ Brad Pitt to fight speeding

    06/11/2009 10:13:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 447+ views
    philly/news ^ | Jun. 10, 2009
    MOSCOW - Brad Pitt is accustomed to stopping passersby in their tracks. The Hollywood heartthrob's next job is slowing traffic in Siberia , or so Russian traffic police hope. A Russian newspaper reports that cardboard cutouts of Pitt dressed as a traffic cop have been placed by the most dangerous intersections in the city of Omsk. It's the latest move by authorities in their endless battle against speeding. Traffic accidents in Russia are among the highest in Europe. The campaign seems to be working. Omsk officials say accidents are down as star-struck drivers ease off the gas to gaze at...
  • The 2009 Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet: Angelina Jolie, Diane Kruger, Sharon Stone...

    05/21/2009 8:26:15 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 10 replies · 773+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | May 21st, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Looking at yesterday’s Inglorious Bastards premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, we can say only one thing – WOW! What a star studded night it was! There was Angelina Jolie walking the red carpet along with her hubby Brad Pitt. Sharon Stone, Diane Kruger and Dita von Teese showed off their fashion flair too, and Penelope Cruz’s outfit was a show-stopper.
  • Capitol Hill goes gaga over Brad Pitt

    03/06/2009 11:33:44 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies · 946+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03/06/09 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON – First of all, no, Brad Pitt is not short. Yes, he's handsome enough to stand out in any crowd. And, sorry, Angie wasn't with him. From the moment he stepped into the Capitol on Thursday, sunglassed and goateed, Pitt's star power transformed congressional business-as-usual in a way any lawmaker or new president might envy. Pitt's superpowers are such that he and President Barack Obama pulled off an improbably secret meeting on the same topic earlier in the day, White House spokesman Thomas F. Vietor confirmed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not immune to his charms. Praising Pitt for...
  • DHP (Movie) Review: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

    12/29/2008 5:43:08 PM PST · by Publius804 · 14 replies · 657+ views ^ | December 27th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    DHP Review: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Nearly two and a half hours pass before The Curious Case of Benjamin Button hits you with any real warmth or poignancy and that’s an awfully long row to hoe in order to finally feel the way the lush trailer promised. The real failure of the film isn’t due to its frustrating lack of a central story and emotional through-line, or even two very unappealing love interests. It fails because wistful isn’t a theme, and other than a series of episodes under the impression they’re more important than they really are, Benjamin...
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: A New American Classic

    12/25/2008 7:20:26 AM PST · by AJKauf · 38 replies · 2,373+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 25 | Kyle Smith
    Hollywood films rarely even attempt the sweep and heartbreak of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a bewitching, at times overpowering movie that seems likely to win about 50 Oscars. There aren’t actually that many Oscars to hand out, but I wouldn’t put it past the Academy to invent some new categories. Based on but greatly expanded from an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, the film by Fight Club director David Fincher proves that this gifted director can deploy all of his visual gifts to create a richly satisfying, emotionally engaging, and more than a bit schmaltzy old-time romance with...
  • Pitt the Younger (Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button aspires to greatness)

    12/24/2008 10:48:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 1,898+ views
    National Review ^ | Dec. 24, 2008 | Thomas S. Hibbs
    Opening on Christmas Day, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the result of an unexpected cinematic collaboration between scriptwriter Eric Roth, who penned Forrest Gump, and director David Fincher, whose credits include Se7en, Fight Club, and Zodiac. Very loosely based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald story, and starring Brad Pitt as Button, the film is about a life lived in reverse. Born with the physical features of a man in his eighties, Button grows backward into middle age, youth, and infancy. Fincher and Roth turn Button’s peculiar life, at the center of which is his star-crossed love for Daisy...
  • Brad Pitt shoots the cover of W Magazine

    08/27/2008 7:53:16 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 151+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | August 25th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Brad Pitt is a photographer? What surprising news! Fashion Week Daily reports the new papa photographed Angelina Jolie and family last week at Chateau Miraval in the South of France for the cover of the November W.
  • Jolie-Pitt Foundation Donates $1 Mil to Iraqi Kids

    06/25/2008 6:49:15 PM PDT · by winstonwolf33 · 35 replies · 134+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/25/08 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's love for children is by no means limited to their own: The couple has donated $1 million to help kids affected by the war in Iraq, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict announced Wednesday. The organization will distribute the donation, made through the couple's Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to four organizations working on behalf of children who have lost parents, homes and schools in Iraq. Children in the U.S. who have lost parents in the conflict will also benefit. "These educational support programs for children of conflict are the best way to...
  • Angelina Jolie Thinking About Settling In France (Don't Let The Door Hit Ya...)

    06/14/2008 5:32:50 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 41 replies · 60+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 13, 2008 | Joanna Mazewski
    Paris, France (BANG) - Angelina Jolie has hinted she is planning to settle in France by enrolling her son Maddox in a local school. The pregnant actress and her partner Brad Pitt, who recently splashed out $70 million on a property on the French Riviera, seem intent on staying in the country and educating their six children there after Angelina gives birth to twins. A source said: "They have enrolled Maddox at a local school in Brignoles, it's the nearest school to their chateau, and he'll carry on where he left off at his French school in New Orleans." "They...
  • ‘I would have killed Hitler,’ says Jolie (and she's not a Democrat)

    06/12/2008 5:46:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 62 replies · 122+ views
    First Post UK ^ | 6/12/08 | staff
    The United Nations, a body devoted to peaceful resolutions to conflict across the world, may regret appointing the actress Angelina Jolie as one of its Goodwill Ambassadors. In an interview in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly to promote her latest film Wanted, in which she plays a hired killer, she says that she advocates political assassination in extreme cases, a complete no-no as far as the UN is concerned. "I am a strong believer that without justice there is no peace," she says. "I'm somebody who's very curious about the International Criminal Court and supportive of following through on...
  • From the Right: Who’s influential?

    05/11/2008 8:11:05 PM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 2 replies · 105+ views
    Imperial Valley Press Online ^ | Saturday, May 10, 2008 9:08 PM PDT | Cal Thomas
    Time magazine has published another one of those silly and meaningless lists some in the media occasionally and irritatingly compile to validate their self-importance. It is the 100 “most influential people in the world.” I didn’t make it, but then I don’t make other lists like People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” which must be an oversight. Time never tells us what qualifies these people as influential. defines influence as, “the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others.” Who on Time’s list fits...
  • Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie To Star in Atlas Shrugged

    03/23/2008 4:40:21 AM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 45 replies · 830+ views
    After years of delays, Ayn Rand's famous novel "Atlas Shrugged" is being made into a feature film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, according to media reports. Lionsgate Films bought the rights to the film version of the 1957 novel, considered in many polls to be one of the most influential books in history. According to Hollywood trade paper Variety, the Mr. And Mrs. Smith co-stars, who are both fans of the Russian novelist, would play the lead roles of Dagny Taggart and John Gault. The story revolves around the economic collapse of the United States sometime in the future...
  • Huckabee meets with James Dobson; vies for Romney's delegates

    02/22/2008 11:42:36 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 99 replies · 410+ views
    Denver Post ^ | February 22, 2008 | Ivan Moreno
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee met with conservative Christian leader James Dobson Friday as he vied to pick up the Colorado delegates pledged to Mitt Romney, who dropped out of the race. Huckabee's visit comes two weeks after Dobson endorsed him for president. "Personally it was a great encouragement," Huckabee said of the endorsement. "I think it also was an extraordinary boost for our campaign because Dr. Dobson is seen as such a true national leader when it comes to issues of life, marriage and family." Huckabee is an ordained Baptist minister and a former governor of Arkansas. His campaign...
  • Terror plotter sentenced to life

    11/07/2006 6:03:50 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 13 replies · 485+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 07/11/2006 | Duncan Gardham
    A British al-Qa'eda fanatic who planned to cause "indiscriminate carnage, bloodshed and butchery" on both sides of the Atlantic has been jailed for life. Dhiren Barot, from London, plotted explosions Muslim convert Dhiren Barot was told by a judge at Woolwich Crown Court this afternoon that he must serve at least 40 years before being considered for release. Mr Justice Butterfield told Barot: "This was no noble cause. Your plans were to bring indiscriminate carnage, bloodshed and butchery first in Washington, New York and Newark, and thereafter the UK on a colossal and unprecedented scale." He added: "Your intention was...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Supports Brad Pitt

    12/04/2007 7:58:05 AM PST · by jdm · 56 replies · 179+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 04, 2007 | Staff
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hillary Clinton says she supports actor Brad Pitt's efforts to rebuild the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans through his "Make It Right" program. Clinton says the program addresses two important challenges in the New Orleans area -- the need for affordable housing and the need for environmentally friendly development. Pitt was in New Orleans Monday to launch his program, which calls for the building of 150 affordable, environmentally friendly homes. He walked among dozens of hot pink tents representing where the eco-friendly houses will soon be built -- and he called on politicians, foundations, companies...
  • Brad Pitt Commissions Designs for New Orleans

    12/03/2007 8:05:15 AM PST · by television is just wrong · 25 replies · 104+ views
    By ROBIN POGREBIN Thom Mayne of Morphosis in Los Angeles designed a house that would float if the city floods. James Timberlake of KieranTimberlake Associates in Philadelphia created a house with native vines climbing up the side walls to provide shade and coolness. Steven B. Bingler of Concordia in New Orleans envisioned a house with wide front steps ideal for a traditional crawfish boil. Those are three of the designs by 13 architecture firms commissioned by the actor Brad Pitt to help rebuild New Orleans’s impoverished Lower Ninth Ward, one of the neighborhoods hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina in 2005....
  • Brad and Angelina buy Dubai island: report

    11/14/2007 3:25:14 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 84 replies · 380+ views
    AFP ^ | 11-14-07 | Staff
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have bought a man-made island in the shape of Ethiopia that is part of an ambitious luxury development off the coast of Dubai, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Hollywood couple intend to use the reclaimed piece of land to showcase environmental issues and encourage people to live a greener life, the Emirates Today newspaper said. The couple's purchase is part of cluster of 300 islands, shaped like a world map, that is gradually surfacing in waters off the booming Gulf emirate. Representatives of the pair in the US and other reliable sources had confirmed the...