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  • Aaron Sorkin to pen screenplay for Steve Jobs film May 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: Steve Jobs' life will be brought to the big screen by Oscarwinning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin in a movie based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of the enigmatic cofounder of Apple, maker of iPods and iPads. Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday unveiled plans to put Sorkin, who wrote Facebook film...
  • Friday Release: '21 Jump Street' deals with drugs April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Fresh from his surprise Oscar nomination for a dramatic role in 'Moneyball,' Jonah Hill is looking at a career change that many have tried before in Hollywood but few have succeeded at. He is moving from funnyman to serious actor. Even as his new '21 Jump Street,' based on...
  • 7 years, 6 kids, Brad and Angelina agree to wed April 14, 2012

    Los Angeles: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, one of the world's best known couples, are engaged to marry, ending a fevered, sevenyear celebrity media dance over whether they will ever say 'I do.' A spokeswoman for Pitt on Friday confirmed the pair had agreed to wed after Jolie was photographed...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Jodi Breakers', 'The Artist' and others February 25, 2012

    This week Rajeev Masand reviews Bipasha Basustarrer 'Jodi Breakers', 'The Artist', 'Moneyball', 'My Week with Marilyn' and 'Carnage'. ...
  • Masand: 'Moneyball' is consistently watchable February 24, 2012

    Cast: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill Director: Bennett Miller The best sports films are the ones that can appeal to people who don't like sports. 'Moneyball', based on a true story, stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the manager of the failing Oakland Athletics baseball team, who is unable to afford...
  • Oscars 2012: It's 'The Artist' vs 'The Help' February 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: When the curtain rises on the Oscars this Sunday, nervous anticipation will, as usual, fill the theater at the world's top film awards, but this year movie fans can relax. After years of trying to jazz up the Academy Awards with flashy, hip hosts, emcee Billy Crystal is returning...
  • Friday Releases: 'The Artist', 'Carnage', 'My Week With Marilyn' February 24, 2012

    Hollywood's got a lot to offer this Friday from a biopic on Marilyn Monroe to Roman Polanski's 'The Carnage' and Brad Pitstarrer 'Moneyball' . ...
  • Friday Release: 'Moneyball', Pitt's Oscar hope February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Brad Pitt is among those Hollywood actors who are equally popular in India also. In fact, he and Tom Cruise are the best known Hollywood actors in India. His latest Oscar entry 'Moneyball' is releasing in India this Friday. Directed by Bennett Miller, 'Moneyball' is a sports drama based...
  • Angelina Jolie is still a bad girl: Brad Pitt February 8, 2012

    Los Angeles: Actor Brad Pitt says he is delighted Angelina Jolie is still a 'bad girl'. The 'Moneyball' actor insists his partner, with whom he raises six children, has not totally curbed her formerly wild ways, but he said she now likes to keep private, Showbizspy online reported. "She's still a...
  • I still have a lot to learn: Brad Pitt February 6, 2012

    London: Brad Pitt says he doesn't think he will have another year of professional success like the last 12 months have been. Pitt, 48, whose last two outings 'Moneyball' and 'The Tree of Life' have been nominated for a string of awards including six and three Oscars respectively, said...
  • I have become lopsided after my injury: Pitt January 31, 2012

    London: Actor Brad Pitt says his recent injury to his knee has made him 'lopsided'. The 'Moneyball' star was forced to walk with a cane for a few weeks after sustaining ligament damage when he slipped whilst carrying his daughter Vivienne, Femalefirst reported. "I was getting all lopsided. So, I'm trying...
  • Hollywood embraces hopeful tales with Oscars January 26, 2012

    Los Angeles: A group of movies offering personal redemption and hope swept up Oscar nominations on Tuesday, led by Martin Scorsese's colorful 'Hugo' with 11 and silentera romance 'The Artist' with 10, including a best film nod for both. They were joined in the key category for the world's top movie...
  • Oscar movies span century as nominations near January 24, 2012

    Beverly Hills: Prospective Academy Awards nominees have pretty much every decade of the last century covered, from the World War I epic 'War Horse' through modern times with the family drama 'The Descendants'. In between at Tuesday morning's nominations are such contenders as the 1920s and 30s tales 'The Artist' and...
  • Brad Pitt was asked to take acting classes January 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt says when he arrived at Hollywood in the late 1980s he was told he couldn't act and should take acting classes. The 48yearold, who raises six kids with partner Angelina Jolie, said the first bigtime role he auditioned for was 'The Accused', reported...
  • 'The Artist' wins big at Critics Choice Awards January 13, 2012

    Los Angeles: Blackandwhite movie 'The Artist', a homage to the silent era of filmmaking, was named the Best Picture at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Award, cementing its chances at the Oscars next month. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, the French film, which has taken both critics and audiences with surprise by...
  • Clooney and Pitt in the race for Oscars January 12, 2012

    Hollywood megastars George Clooney and Brad Pitt are clearly in the race to the Oscars. ...
  • 'Melancholia' wins film critics awards January 8, 2012

    New York: The apocalyptic psychological drama 'Melancholia' was named the year's best film on Saturday by the National Society of Film Critics, which chose its star Kirsten Dunst as best actress and Brad Pitt as best actor for the baseball drama 'Moneyball' as well as 'The Tree of Life'. Lars von...
  • Brad Pitt to quit acting in three years? November 14, 2011

    London: Actor Brad Pitt says he may quit acting when he turns 50. Asked how long he would continue to act, the 47yearold, on Australian chat show '60 Minutes', said 'three years', adding his days as lead actor are 'numbered'. The actor said he might move behind the camera when he steps...
  • Brad Pitt wants more kids October 23, 2011

    London: Brad Pitt wants more children, even though he already raises six kids with partner Angelina Jolie. The actor is the father of Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and threeyearold twins Knox and Vivienne. While the couple is in no hurry to add to their brood, 47yearold Pitt...
  • Robot flick 'Real Steel' wins weekend box office October 10, 2011

    Los Angeles: Boxing robots clashed with Hollywood titan George Clooney at the weekend movie box office, and the fighting machines came out the winner. Robot action flick 'Real Steel' starring Hugh Jackman topped the domestic box office and rang up $49.4 million in global ticket sales. Clooney's political thriller 'Ides...
  • Pitt doesn't care about money through films September 29, 2011

    London: Hollywood star Brad Pitt tries not to make movie decisions based on money because he has made bad choices in the past. The 47yearold actor, who raises six children with partner Angelina Jolie, says financial success is no longer important to him because it doesn't necessarily mean he produces good...
  • Fewer business deals made at Toronto film fest September 14, 2011

    Toronto: The Toronto International Film Festival reached its midpoint on Tuesday with films like the The Descendants and actor Michael Fassbender winning praise, but a nagging question about the future of dark dramas in Hollywood has hovered over the event. Toronto, which along with recently wrapped festivals in Venice and...