I don’t know about you people, but I’m ready for the Halle Berry career renaissance. I think that we, as a symbolic nation of movie fans, are ready to completely forget about the likes of Catwoman and Die Another Day and Gothika and Things We Lost in the Fire and embrace a second wind. She’s a fine actress, a more-than-capable screen presence, and when it comes to more recent Berry performances, more people should talk about her brave and bonkers work in the brave and bonkers Cloud Atlas.
In any case, she appears to be carving out a new niche as the star of lower-budgeted thrillers. 2013’s The Call was a modest hit and Kidnap looks to be cut out of similar cloth.
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Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
In addition to then-unknown Taron Egerton, Kingsman: The Secret Service featured quite a collection of high-profile talents including Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Caine. Now the sequel has recruited another familiar face. Halle Berry is in talks for the super-spy sequel, which Matthew Vaughn returns to direct. And if all goes back, she could return for yet another Kingsman film. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
So much of Wolverine’s storyline in the X-Men movies has revolved around his tortured love for Jean Grey. But a new X-Men: Days of Future Past deleted scene reveals he was supposed to finally move on in the last film. With longtime colleague Storm, of all people.
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In Extant, the upcoming CBS show from producer Steven Spielberg, Halle Berry plays a woman who spends thirteen months on a solo mission in space. She returns pregnant, and what happens next will blow your mind. Or so we’re told — and I don’t think that’s because she goes home to write Upworthy headlines. We’ve known next to nothing about the mysterious show, and this first full Extant trailer starts to tease some vague sense of what the producers meant when they said last year that the main character’s “experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.” Read More »
Thursday, two new X-Men Days of Future Past posters were revealed. They were not very good. Today, nine more have hit the web. Nine. Unlike those two, these don’t appear to be theatrical. Instead these look like the $8 poster you’d purchase at Wal-Mart or Spencer’s Gifts and, surprise surprise, that actually makes them kind of cool. (Some of them at least.) Others are the same simple composition that plagued these two. Still, you’ll get some new glimpses at Ian Mckellen, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and others. Check out nine new X-Men Days of Future Past posters below.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Over three years ago, we saw the first trailer for Frankie & Alice, a fact-based drama about a ’70s stripper suffering from dissociative identity disorder. And then… nothing. Aside from a brief, barely publicized awards-qualifying run in late 2010 (which didn’t get star Halle Berry any Oscar love, but did earn her a Golden Globe nomination), the picture never received a theatrical release.
But it looks like someone has finally taken the film off the shelf and blown off the dust. Frankie & Alice is now headed for a spring opening, and there’s a brand-new trailer to prove it. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
A decade after X2, Bryan Singer is busy directing superpowered mutants once again. X-Men: Days of Future Past entered production about a week ago, and thanks to Twitter we’ve received a steady stream of updates on the project.
This weekend, we learned that the already crowded cast had added one more star in the form of Adan Canto, a Mexican actor best known for playing Paul Torres on Fox’s The Following. Additionally, Singer posted a fresh photo of original trilogy star Halle Berry back in the Storm role, albeit with a new suit and haircut. Hit the jump for more.
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Briefly: Not much to this one, but we’ve now got confirmation that Halle Berry will once again wear a platinum wig to play the mutant Storm for director Bryan Singer in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past only has one new star right now, but in the meantime his roster of returning actors just keeps growing. A few weeks ago, the filmmaker said he wasn’t sure whether or not Halle Berry would re-join her old teammates. According to Berry herself, though, the deal is all but signed. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
In most professions, a work-related blunder isn’t, ultimately, that big a deal. Sure, we might annoy a client or piss off the boss (or get angry retorts in the /Film comments section…), but at the end of the day, everyone’s still alive and well. That, however, is not the case for Halle Berry‘s character in The Call, a new thriller directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist).
Berry plays Jordan, a veteran 911 call operator who gets a call from a kidnapped girl (Abigail Breslin) locked in a trunk. It’s not long before she realizes the perpetrator (Michael Eklund) is a familiar figure — specifically, a bad guy she once let get away by mishandling a different girl’s plea for help. This time around, Jordan’s determined to do anything she can to stop him. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
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