First Look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in ‘By the Sea’

Back in July, Universal Pictures acquired the worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s third directorial effort, By the Sea, which reunites the actress with her husband Brad Pitt for the first time on screen since 2005′s Mr. and Mrs. Smith. With production already under way, Entertainment Weekly has released the first three photos, featuring Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their co-star Niels Arestrup. Check out the images below, then read on for more details from the director.

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Production began September 8 in Malta, just a few weeks after Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married after a decade-long relationship. While no plot information was given in the July report, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first story details below.

“Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper (War Horse and War Horse’s Niels Arestrup) and hotel owner (Richard Bohringer, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover).”

When asked why she chose 1970s France as the setting for By the Sea, Angelina Jolie had this to say.

“I chose to set By the Sea in the 1970s, not only because it is a colorful and alluring era, but because it removes many of the distractions of contemporary life and allows the focus to remain squarely on the emotions that the characters experience in their journey.”

She went on to add that a “found family” is assembled between these characters as their stories are shared, which changes the way they perceive each other.

Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley also offered her first reactions to Angelina Jolie’s script.

“I was struck by the fact that she and Brad are willing to bring such a brave endeavor to screen and take audiences on this raw, emotional journey that’s simultaneously of its moment and surprisingly timeless.”

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are both producing the drama, with Chris Brigham, Holly Goline and Michael Tuviera serving as executive producers.

Cinematographer Christian Berger, an Oscar nominee for his work on The White Ribbon, revealed he will be largely utilizing natural light for By the Sea, while using a system he developed known as the Cine Reflect Lighting System, which uses reflectors to create a “warmer and less distracting environment.” Here’s what the director of photography had to say about his method of shooting By the Sea.

“It changes the method of working on set for the director and the actors, and in this film enhances the period and atmosphere.”

Production is slated to continue through mid-November, although Universal Pictures has not announced a release date yet. Angelina Jolie made her directorial debut with 2011′s In the Land of Blood and Honey, and her follow-up Unbroken is slated for release on Christmas Day through Universal Pictures.

By the Sea comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Richard Bohringer. The film is directed by Angelina Jolie.


‘Vacation’ Reboot Eyes Leslie Mann as Audrey Griswold

Sep 15, 2014 by B. Alan Orange

Casting on the Vacation reboot continues to hum along, with Leslie Mann in talks to play Audrey Griswold, daughter of Clark and Ellen and sister to Rusty.

Ed Helms is the star of the movie, playing Rusty Griswold, as he and his wife (Christina Applegate) plan their own WallyWorld vacation. The film will also include appearances by original stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as the Griswold Grandparents.

Vacation begins shooting next week in Louisiana. Chris Hemsworth is in negotiations to star as Aubrey’s boyfriend. And Charlie Day will play a river guide.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will make their joint directorial debut on the comedy from a screenplay they wrote themselves. John Hughes wrote the original 1983 Vacation, which was directed by Harold Ramis.

Leslie Mann will be the fifth actress to play Audrey Griswold. Dana Barron originated the role in the first installment, and returned to reprise the character in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure. Dana Hill was the second actress to take on the role, appearing in 1985′s European Vacation. Juliette Lewis played Audrey in 1989′s Christmas Vacation. And Marisol Nichols was the final actress to take on the character in 1997′s Vegas Vacation.

In the update, Audrey will be married to Chris Hemsworth’s Stone Crandall, an up-and-coming news anchorman.

Vacation comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins. The film is directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein.

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NEW MOVIE TRAILER: Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Back Together Again in ‘Serena’ [VIDEO]

Here's the first trailer for the upcoming film, Serena which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper back together again, after their Oscar nominated hit films Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.

The Depression-era film is a perfect mix of love and drama.

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DETAILS OF THEIR WEDDING: Lauren Conrad Marries William Tell



Lauren Conrad is married!

The Hills star tied the knot with lawyer William Tell on Saturday.

The wedding took place in Santa Ynez, California.

Her former co-star Lo Bosworth was one of her bridesmaids.

The couple got engaged in October 2013.

Congrats to the happy couple!


Mexico Box Office: 20th Century Fox Tracking to Shatter Record

Nine months into the year, Fox Mexico is within striking distance of Paramount’s single-year record of $154 million

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Miss Nebraska Megan Swanson Accidentally Flashes Viewers During Miss America Pageant [VIDEO]

Things didn't go so well for Miss Nebraska Megan Swanson on Sunday night at the Miss America pageant.

As host Chris Harrison was discussing the evening wear part of the competition – Miss Nebraska, sitting behind him, opened her legs to pick up something and ended up sharing more than she wanted with the world.

Do you feel embarrassed for her?

Needless to say she didn't win the crown — it ended up going to Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev.

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Chris Brown, ‘Don’t Be Gone Too Long’ Featuring Ariana Grande [VIDEO]


Here's a new video drop of Chris Brown's latest single titled Don’t Be Gone Too Long featuring Ariana Grande.

The medieval theme video was directed by Chris as well.

This song will be featured on his upcoming album titled X set to be released next week.


MUST WATCH & SHARE: ‘Sesame Street’ Takes on ‘Star Wars’ in Video Spoof ‘Star S’Mores’ [VIDEO]

This little spoof made us laugh and we had to share it with you all!

Check out the Sesame Street characters making fun of Star Wars in "Star S’Mores" (get it?! lol)

In the vid Luke Piewalker tries to stop Flan Solo from devouring his tasty partner Chewie.

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VIDEO: ‘Happy New Year’ Album Launch


Magic In The Moonlight

For his 44th film as director, Woody Allen revisits a pet theme: a man mooning over a woman decades his junior. That man is Stanley Crawford, a London magician who performs in yellowface as ‘Wei Ling-soo’, a purported mystic from the Orient. Well-versed in the art of deception, he’s soon whisked off to the French Riviera on a special mission: to expose a supposed American spiritualist as a charlatan.

But meeting Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), Stanley is instantly enchanted. And given that the milksop (Hamish Linklater) currently courting her leaves the tweedy conjurer looking like prime beefcake, the attraction is duly reciprocated.

True, the ensuing flirtation does go all round the houses. Also, Stanley’s idea of seduction is to conduct himself like a prat. But, despite the age gap, the romance does convince, thanks in no small part to the charming, funny Stone, who also keeps us guessing as to whether she really is clairvoyant or pulling a fast one.

Her physical radiance, meanwhile, is rivalled by Darius Khondji’s glorious cinematography. For all its pleasures, this isn’t A-grade Allen, coming off lightweight next to the recent double whammy of box-office smash Midnight In Paris and Best Actress-winner Blue Jasmine.

Yet it’s certainly a cut above some of the Wood-man’s other dalliances with illusionism like The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion and Scoop. There are scene-stealing turns from Jacki Weaver and Marcia Gay Harden, and if the script gets rickety in places, the clever climax goes some way to paying back our patience.