Shortly afterwards she went on to win an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted
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Thursday 06 November 2008
Sunday 19 October 2008
'Wanted' is the Hollywood debut of Russian director Timur Bekmambetov, and it's much like his previous films – ie, flashy, but with no coherent story. James McAvoy, with an impressive six-pack and a less impressive American accent, plays an accountant who is told by Angelina Jolie that he's the world's deadliest assassin. He joins her in a band of killers who have their targets chosen for them by the "Loom of Fate". The Sewing Machine of Destiny would have made more sense.
Thursday 18 September 2008
Sunday 14 September 2008
The release of the next game in the Lara Croft franchise will come too late to save SCi Entertainment from announcing huge losses of £100m tomorrow.
Saturday 13 September 2008
As someone who specialises in sex and relationships, I've spent a great deal of my life pondering exactly what is it that makes one person attractive, and another not. Looks clearly play a part but even the extraordinarily beautiful aren't to everyone's taste (Angelina Jolie being a case in point: a goddess to some and "lips like a fish" to others). Besides, we all know good looks wear off after the third date or two hours into the first meeting, if you're particularly bright and they're exceedingly dreary.
Monday 11 August 2008
Fashion issue of the week: where on earth did Angelina Jolie get "that nightie"? I love Angelina Jolie. Despite her best efforts to be humdrum, to fit in with us mere mortals, she positively radiates superstardom. She's not averse to stepping out in a tent of a dress, pregnant or otherwise, and preferably a grey one, and still she upstages anyone else in their glittering finery on the red carpet. She attempts to downplay any physical beauty, taking on serious, even political roles. A better-than-average performance as Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart aside – much red-eyed, red-nosed screaming and gnashing of teeth required – she still looked like the resident supermodel. The reviews at the time labelled her screen presence "overpowering", not entirely unfairly. But Angelina Jolie just can't help it. The weirdest thing of all? She does actually look like Mariane Pearl – like a hyper-real Mariane Pearl, the living, breathing Hollywood ideal. Marvellous.
Friday 08 August 2008
Sunday 13 July 2008
Angelina Jolie's doctor said today that the actress has given birth to a girl and a boy.
Sunday 29 June 2008
Friday 27 June 2008
The message from Wanted, a violent blockbuster based on a comic-book series, is that anyone can be a superman.
Friday 30 May 2008
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has given birth in France to twins fathered by actor Brad Pitt, bringing the Hollywood couple's brood to six children, according to the celebrity television programme "Entertainment Tonight."
Sunday 25 May 2008
Sunday 25 May 2008
Saturday 26 April 2008
SCi Entertainment, the games company that brought the world Lara Croft, is raising £60m in a rights issue that could see Time Warner and property billionaire Robert Tchenguiz add another £15m each to their already significant investments in the company. Both investors could also take seats on the board.
Sunday 23 March 2008
Robert Zemeckis's thrilling fantasy adventure thrusts a battle axe into the notion that cartoons have to be aimed at children.
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