by the sea review

By the Sea is very much an art film. Angelina Jolie Pitt‘s romance wears its European influences on its sleeve, but some American titles come to mind while watching the writer/director’s third film: What About Bob? and the work of Mike Nichols (Carnal KnowledgeCloser). The former title may appear odd, but By the Sea is about characters trying “get away from it all” in paradise. Unlike Bob, these characters can’t take a vacation from their problems. Their bags — full of cigarettes, a typewriter, and impeccable clothing — aren’t the only baggage these tired lovers bring with them on their getaway.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer

If seeing Jack Black bring a rather peculiar version of R.L. Stine to life in Goosebumps last month wasn’t your cup of tea, maybe you’ll be more pleased with his return to animation in Kung Fu Panda 3, arriving early next year.

A new Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer has just arrived, giving us more of Po (Black) being reunited with his estranged father (Bryan Cranston). As teased at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2, there’s a whole panda village waiting to meet Po, but the reunion isn’t all bamboo and laughs when a new evil threatens to obliterate them. Read More »

By the Sea trailer

Director Angelina Jolie‘s sophomore effort, Unbroken, was a notable hit. Maybe not at the Oscars or with most critics, but it performed well at the box office. Now she’s following up that audience-friendly biopic with a movie a little more experimental and less conventional. Watch the new By the Sea trailer after the jump.

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Kate Hudson Joins Kung Fu Panda

Normally voice casting for animated movies is done far in advance, mostly because sometimes the performance from each actor voicing the characters informs how the animators will bring the character to life. And because voice recording is done in advance, it’s a rarity to hear of someone being replaced with just under five months before the film’s release.

But that’s exactly what’s happening with Kung Fu Panda 3. Previously, Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson was slated to voice a character named Mei Mei, a ribbon-dancing panda who is romantically obsessed with Po. However, Almost Famous star Kate Hudson has now been hired to replace her on the film. Read More »

The Highest Paid Actresses And Actors Of 2015

Iron Man Honest Trailer

Forbes has released their annual list of the highest paid actresses and actors. Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence tops the actress list, while Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr tops the highest paid actor list. Not any big surprises there. Hit the jump to see the rest of the lists to find out who are the biggest movie stars of 2015.

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By the Sea trailer

For her first two features as a director, Angelina Jolie took on the wartime romance In the Land of Blood and Honey and the prisoner of war tale Unbroken. Now she’s heading into much more intimate territory with By the Sea, and the first trailer has just arrived.

Jolie writes and directs the drama and co-stars with husband Brad Pitt in the story of a couple spending time in 1970s France at a time when their marriage seems to be at its breaking point. It’s a pretty tense and ominous trailer only hinting at the struggles Jolie and Pitt’s characters are having in the film. Watch the By the Sea trailer after the jump! Read More »

Angelina Jolie Netflix movie

Angelina Jolie has made a deal with Netflix to direct a film for the company, with plans for the movie to be released via the streaming service in late 2016, and to hit festivals as well. Based on the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, the film will tell the story of one person’s experience with the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, with Jolie scripting with the book’s author, Loung Ung. Read More »

‘Maleficent 2’ Developing at Disney

Maleficent 2

Angelina Jolie will likely go for a second round of intense cheekbone enhancement as Maleficent 2 is in development at Disney. Details on the sequel project are thin, but Linda Woolverton, who scripted the first film, is in talks to write the first draft.  Read More »

Who Are the Top 15 Best Movie Spies?

Best Movie Spies

This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.

There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »

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Angelina Jolie directing Unbroken

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel recently picked up two screenwriters, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, but it still needs a few more pieces before cameras can roll. Like a director. And rumor has it Angelina Jolie could be the one to get that gig. That is, if Warner Bros. doesn’t snap her up for Wonder Woman first.

Update: Just a few minutes after we ran this post, news broke that Patty Jenkins had been set to helm Wonder Woman. So we can rule Jolie out of the running for that one, at least. Original story follows.

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