Brad Pitt looked like he was having some trouble keeping his eyes open at the post-party for his Benjamin Button Berlin premiere last night. Angelina was happily on his arm for the red carpet, but it was Brad who was burning the midnight oil after the screening. Earlier in the day, Brad admitted that he's not scared of aging or death so much as how it will happen when he goes, but anything stressful seemed to be far from his mind at the party. Brad was in Chicago on election night, and while he missed this weekend inauguration celebrations, there's many places he can catch up and read the speech online.
This is uncanny! I never saw Forrest Gump but I would like to think that if I had, I would have noticed the
similarities almost identical elements between these two films! "From the writer who brought you Forrest Gump comes the touching story of a man-child told through flashbacks with a thick New Orleans voiceover . . ."
After their dinner date this weekend, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got dressed up for the Benjamin Button premiere in Berlin today. His mustache isn't gone yet, but it is a trimmed-down version. Angelina smiled big and flashed one bling earring to go with her cream pantsuit and loose updo while signing autographs and posing with fans. Wherever these two go they bring a dose of glamour, and with two movies up for so many nominations they'll keep brightening up award season.
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Recently, Clint Eastwood's movies (whether he's behind the camera or in front of it) are often critical hits but that doesn't necessarily translate into immediate box office success — until now!
Eastwood's latest movie, Gran Torino, debuted this weekend in the top spot, earning a whopping $29 million! It seems fitting that a movie that is rumored to be Eastwood's swan song is also his "best nationwide opening of all time, both as an actor and director." If you're gonna go out, go out on top!
In second place came Bride Wars which defied expectations with $21.5 million after a brutal week of being panned by critics. The horror flick The Unborn followed behind the brides in the third spot. Marley and Me and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button rounded out the top five respectively.
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Since I'm a romantic at heart, I couldn't resist The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The love story between Benjamin (Brad Pitt) and Daisy (Cate Blanchett), which anchors the film, swept me away, while the amazing interiors, in hotels and homes ranging from Russia to New Orleans, kept me entranced. Here, Benjamin and Daisy laze together under a canopied bed. To cultivate a similar romance in your own home, try the Sheer Canopy Drape ($39.99) from Pottery Barn. To see more interiors from the film, check out the slideshow.
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After breaking Christmastime records last week, audiences once again put the adorably naughty pup in the top spot at the box office over the weekend. Marley & Me, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, earned an estimated $24 million "for a cume of $106.5 million in only 11 days."
Another unusually great weekend for the box office during the holiday season! What did you check out this first weekend of the new year?
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Oh, Marley, that insanely profitable little scamp! The cute dog movie had the best Christmas Day opening ever and grossed a total of $51.7 million over the four-day weekend. According to Variety, Marley & Me "played more to females, as well as to older moviegoers. Of Marley's aud, 64% were women, while 62% were over age 25." The grand success of Marley surprised some folks who thought the family flick Bedtime Stories would surely take the top spot at the box office.
In second place for the long weekend was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which just barely surpassed Bedtime Stories. Valkyrie won fourth place, followed by Yes Man at No. 5. The Spirit had a "soft debut" over the holiday weekend and came in at No. 9.
Did you see any of these movies over the weekend? What did you think?
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The notion of youth being wasted on the young is a compelling one, without a doubt. It inspired a famous Mark Twain quote, which in turn inspired an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, which has now lent its name to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a film starring Brad Pitt as the title character, born old and destined to die young.
It sounds like a fairytale, and at times, the screen version feels like one, with ethereal flashbacks, eerily spot-on visual effects, and a sweet if improbable romance between Benjamin and his normally-aging love, Daisy (Cate Blanchett). But director David Fincher and screenwriter Eric Roth almost crowd out the movie's central love story with too much stuff — there's a hurricane plot, a daughter learning the truth about her family, and nearly an hour of Benjamin's wacky adventures. Instead of enveloping the audience in a mystical story, it fights against its narrative, constantly breaking its own spell. Yet there are reasons to watch Benjamin Button even when it feels like work, so to see the rest of my thoughts, just read more
While the stars of the movie didn't make it, some big names hit the red carpet at a NY screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button last night. The movie scored all the big Golden Globe nominations walking away with five total. Mary-Kate Olsen's role in The Wackness wasn't quite recognized by the HFPA but she was happy to come out and see the unusual looking film. Ciara pulled off a daring dress while Chace Crawford stepped it up but skipped the tie. At least he didn't have Taylor Momsen with him as a date since we agree the age difference is a bit much. While the movie doesn't hit theaters until Christmas day, audiences are already pretty curious about seeing it.
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Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett came out to premiere The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in LA last night. While they were the stars on the big screen, Angelina Jolie was the one who lit up the evening with her big smile, happily supporting Brad. She playfully hid behind a poster joking around with Brad's costars. The duo look blissful — not to mention picture perfect — joined by Brad's parents Bill and Jane. Of course one of the night's showstoppers was Cate Blanchett in her unique dress. They were joined by some more glamor in the shape of Jennifer Lopez in a revealing number, Eva Longoria popping in blue and his Legends of the Fall costar Julia Ormond. These days the Jolie-Pitts may be calling Europe and New Orleans home more so than LA, but there's always a place for their Hollywood smiles when the red carpet rolls out.
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