Almost eight years have passed since the mortgage bubble burst, many ordinary Americans lost their homes, and the “great recession” began. A great deal of fraud, corruption, and sheer bungling created the mess, yet since then exactly one banker has gone to jail for malfeasance.
The Daily Beast, ever the aesthetes, deem it “Boring as F**k.” And maybe it is. But it’s also knowing, and unguarded, and refreshingly adult. …Read More
Catch a Ton of New Footage from the Pitts’ ‘By The Sea’ Marriage — and Their Real One — in New Featurette
“You can be madly in love the same person you want to kill,” Angelina Jolie Pitt — clad in a bathrobe atop a bed with a similarly dressed Brad Pitt — says at the beginning of a just-released featurette on By The Sea.
Most of those who see it will do so on a television, or an iPad, or an iPhone. To put it mildly, it’s not the most ideal way to see a movie like this. But it’s also apparently the price of doing business when you’re making a movie for grown-ups these days. …Read More
Watch: Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale Are “Pissed Off” at Banks in ‘The Big Short’ Trailer
Paramount has surprise-released the trailer for Anchorman director Adam McKay’s star-stuffed dramatic banking takedown, The Big Short.
Even in the trailer for Girl Interrupted alone, Angelina Jolie stole the show with the memorable — if inaccurate — threat that she’d jam a pen in her neck and puncture her aorta. (Apart from Brittany Murphy’s rotisserie chicken addict character, does anyone really remember anything else from that movie?)
It turns out Angelina Jolie Pitt’s new movie is worth anticipating for far more than the headline-worthy fact that it’s the first time she and Pitt have shared the screen since the Brangelina-maker, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. By the Sea, which Jolie Pitt wrote and directed, has a new trailer, and at least from this first, 1:15 minute glance, it looks riveting, tense and beautiful.