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This past weekend the new World War II movie Fury was at the top of the box office with $26 million. This got the folks over at Jimmy Kimmel Live wondering what a sequel to this Brad Pitt vehicle would look like. Turns out, you throw in some Furbies and even a movie as hard-R and graphically violent as Fury can be family friendly!
Some coming out of Fury noticed a different dynamic between Brad Pitt and the introverted, God-fearing soldier played by Shia LaBeouf in the film. Is it possible these two men had a romantic relationship?
“Welcome to my nightmare.” This is how Fury director David Ayer jokingly reacts to my initial question about filming an entire World War II drama involving tanks.
Shia LaBeouf did a good job of reminding the world that he isn’t a crazy person after all during his recent appearance to promote Fury on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Which was down in part to his revelation that the entire cast fought each other on a daily basis to get into character for the movie, and that he even punched Brad Pitt.
Ben Affleck’s impossibly comfortable turn as the self-centered Nick Dunne struck me as yet another combination of a perfect Fincher choice, followed by a seamless performance under the director’s watchful eye. And I realized it was the latest of many.
Newlyweds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie celebrate their new nuptials by reuniting for By the Sea, a new romantic drama set in 1970s France. Check out the first photos from the shoot.
The new release date places Fury in closer proximity to the Toronto and Telluride film festivals – where producer Brad Pitt launched his eventual Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave -- but goes on to note that neither fest has programmed Fury as of yet.
Has there been a major Hollywood couple where the wife actually directed her husband in a movie? The Hollywood directing ranks are overwhelmingly male, but there have been no shortage of power couples that could have tried it out. But more often than not, it's the man who wears the pants behind the camera.
It’s a war movie unlike any other that’s been made about the second World War— and making that required a lot of attention to detail, as we learned by watching the crew at work last November.
We’ve seen Brad Pitt kill Nazis before thanks to Quentin Tarantino’s badass, unusually spelled Inglourious Basterds. Now, we’re gonna get that chance again thanks to David Ayer’s Fury, though if the above trailer is any indication, this new film will be a whole lot different than QT’s stylistic, over the top masterpiece that could have won Best Picture.
Once upon a time, Hollywood was filled with actors and actresses who could slap their names on a movie poster and almost guarantee success. That star power has lessened over the years. We can all agree on that. Exactly how much is still a matter of fierce debate, but if one hot and trendy new algorithm can be relied upon, the answer is almost none at all.
Anyone who's seen Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds knows that Brad Pitt contributes to a huge portion of that film's success. His casting was probably the most brilliant move on that film besides the casting of his co-star Christoph Waltz, and he's looking to tear down the Nazis yet again in his new film, Fury. And this time, he's not scalping his way through enemy territory, he's shelling them into submission!
Back in the 1980s, Hollywood action movies preferred their male leads to have gigantic arms. They wanted Hulk Hogan lookalikes with Popeye biceps who could conceivably one punch any human being into a coma. More recently, however, the standard of badass bodies has changed quite a bit.
The story hasn't been revealed, though knowing Jolie's interests, it's probably something a bit more serious. Her directing efforts so far include In The Land Of Blood And Honey and the upcoming WWII-set Unbroken.
McChrystal was one of the more prominent political voices in the Middle East. An outspoken critic of the war, McChrystal was nonetheless a highly-decorated commander, credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who led Al Quaeda in Iraq.