Brad Pitt

Netflix Announces Dates for First Round of Feature Films, Including Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’

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Netflix has announced the release dates for its premiere batch of original feature films. The first will be the Cary Fukunaga-directed Beasts of No Nationslated for a October 16th release. Based on Uzodinma Iweala’s novel of the same name, and starring Idris Elba, the story revolves around a young boy recruited to fight in an African civil war.
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Cinema’s Most Stereotypical Irish Characters, Ranked by Offensiveness

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Well, kids, St. Patrick’s Day has arrived, and you know what that means: green clothes, green beer, four-leaf clovers, “luck o’ the Irish,” and drinking, lots and lots and lots of drinking. Frankly, if you’re of the Irish persuasion (as your correspondent is) the fact that the big Irish holiday is synonymous with getting blotto, blackout wrecked is sort of offensive! But then again, that’s just one of the many Irish stereotypes that have worked their way into the culture, and I’m gonna go ahead and blame movies. No, just kidding, movie-blaming is what tone-deaf culture warriors do. But on this day of love for the Irish, let us pause to acknowledge a few of the cinematic caricatures that can disappear any day now.
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Noted Gender Expert Russell Crowe Explains Why Actresses Over 40 Complain About Hollywood’s Obsession With Youth

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There are already plenty of reasons to loathe Russell Crowe. He is, by most accounts, a bullying boor; he hasn’t made a good movie in years (2007, by my clock); he’s one of those actors who insists on also playing rock star. Well, if all that weren’t enough, we can now add “sexist mansplainer” to Crowe’s CV, thanks to a face-palming interview in The Australian Woman’s Weekly, wherein he just wishes that all these lady actresses would learn to act their age.
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With ‘Fury,’ Brad Pitt Cements Himself as American Cinema’s Top Nazi Killer

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David Ayers’ Fury opens on a battlefield pockmarked with the waste of war, charred bodies laid out in broken circles around burned-out tanks. It is quiet. There is a literal lack of color thanks to what seems to be an early morning fog. A Nazi riding a white horse strolls through the shot, surveying the seemingly lifeless landscape. He pauses in front of a Sherman tank, its cannon emblazoned with “FURY” in white paint. A figure emerges from within, jumps onto the man on horseback, and stabs him in the face. This is Brad Pitt’s Don “Wardaddy” Collier, and he means business.
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