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Angelina Jolie: Back to Work on 'Unbroken' After Family Weekend!

Angelina Jolie: Back to Work on 'Unbroken' After Family Weekend!

Angelina Jolie calls out a direction while on the set of her upcoming film Unbroken on Monday (December 9) in Sydney, Australia.

The 38-year-old actress is back to work after spending the weekend with her very lovely children!

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The day before, Angelina took all of her kids – Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, Knox, 5, and Vivienne, 5 – to see a showing of The Lion King.

Earlier in the weekend, Angelina spent some time with her four youngest at a book store.

20+ pictures inside of Angelina Jolie getting back to work on the set of Unbroken

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  • Kirsten

    Love this woman. So admirable and she’s always in motion. Keep it up, gal.

  • http://www.laparentheseenchantee.fr/ Isa

    she seems in a good mood !
    La parenthèse Enchantée.fr

  • FYI

    They are shooting the period of teenager Louis Z

  • groundcontrol

    Angelina is one of the hardest working and most productive women I have ever seen. What a great example she sets for her children.
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    She is certainly not one to rest on her laurels as she could so easily do. Brad is one lucky guy to have this wunderkind as his partner through life.

  • mhoey

    eeewww… look at those skeletal & veiny arms – scary much!

  • http://twitter aymar swan

    she is so hardworking

  • Shamu

    Come on, she’s playing a director, but is not a real director. I’d give credit to the actual editors and second director’s. Like in Madge’s films they did the creative work. It’s like making a film with friends in high school, but with 50 million dollar budget lol!

  • Joam

    Ty jj ;)

  • Phool.

    NEW PHOTOS:
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    Taking charge! Angelina Jolie commands the rapt attention of her crew as she returns to Unbroken set after family fun weekend
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    06:38, 9 December 2013 | UPDATED: 06:54, 9 December 2013

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    Shortcut to: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2520594/Angelina-Jolie-commands-rapt-attention-crew-returns-Unbroken-set-family-fun-weekend.html

  • Phool.

    Best of 2013: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Top Moments
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    To say 2013 has been a big year for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would be an understatement. In February, the actress underwent a preventative double mastectomy after genetic tests showed she had a high risk of developing breast cancer.
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    When the couple’s Rosé Miraval wine debuted in March, they sold all 6,000 bottles within five hours. Eight months later, Wine Spectator named their fermented grape juice the best rosé in the world.

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    In April, Jolie announced that she’d opened an all-girls primary school in Afghanistan. The UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador chose a location near Kabul, where there is a high refugee population and boys’ education is typically favored over girls’. She also co-designed a line of jewelry, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to her foundation, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

    In a May 14 op-ed for The New York Times, Jolie announced she’d undergone a preventive double mastectomy three months earlier. The actress made the decision to remove both breasts after doctors informed her that she carried BRCA1 gene mutation. “My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer,” explained Jolie, who lost her mother to ovarian cancer in 2007. Her actions received support—and criticism—from celebrities and experts alike. The May 27 issue of Time examined the pros and cons of genetic testing.

    Jolie shared her story in a New York Times Op-Ed piece. Given that her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007, Jolie explained that she chose to be “proactive” in order to “minimize the risk” of suffering the same fate. “I certainly didn’t realize how many people were dealing with this issue,” Pitt later told E! News. “I’m really moved by it.”
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    Weeks after Jolie revealed she’d undergone a preventive double mastectomy, she joined Pitt at the World War Z premiere in London on June 2. In June, Pitt hit a career milestone when World War Z premiered. The zombie flick debuted at No. 2 behind Monsters University, taking in $66.41 million—the largest opening weekend ever for the actor.To date, World War Z has grossed more than $540 million on a $190 million budget. Wearing a sleeveless Saint Laurent dress, the mom of six—who had breast reconstruction surgery using implants—looked radiant as ever. “I do not feel any less of a woman,” she wrote in her New York Times op-ed. “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”

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    Both Pitt and Jolie have new projects in the pipeline: the former began shooting the World War II movie Fury, while the latter began production on her second directorial effort, Unbroken.
    In July, Pitt and Shia LaBeouf visited the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., to conduct research for their World War II movie, Fury. The former got a shorter ‘do for the flick, which also stars Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman and Scott Eastwood. The men play American soldiers sent to Nazi Germany in April 1945, when Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich was on the verge of collapse.

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    12 Years a Slave debuted to rave reviews in October. Pitt, who produced the movie, plays a Canadian abolitionist who shows kindness to a free man who’s been and sold into slavery. “It’s one of those few films that cuts to the base of our humanity,” the actor said. “It’s why I got into film in the first place.” The movie earned seven Independent Spirit Award nominations—more than any other film—and it’s likely to be recognized more in 2014.
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    Jolie next appears in Maleficent (her first movie since 2010); the trailer debuted online the first trailer for Maleficent was unveiled to the public after it debuted at a D23 conference earlier two months prior. Jolie plays the Sleeping Beauty villain opposite Elle Fanning, who portrays Princess Aurora. (Vivienne Jolie-Pitt plays a younger version of the heroine). “I was terrified of her, but I was so drawn to her,” Jolie said of her favorite fairy tale villain. “She had this elegance and grace, and yet she was so cruel. Just wonderfully and deliciously cruel.”
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    Capitalizing on the success of her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Jolie began production on her second film, Unbroken. The movie tells the true-life story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who joined the air force and was stranded at sea for 47 days. He became a prisoner of war after being captured by the Japanese Navy. Garrett Hedlund was cast to play the leader of the prisoners in the camp where Zamperini was held.

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    In November, Jolie was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Pitt and their eldest son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, suited up to support her at the Governors Awards. Gena Rowland and George Lucas each talked about Jolie’s philanthropic contributions, as did stars from her film, In the Land of Blood and Honey. “I will do as my mother asked and I will do the best I can with this life to be of use,” the Oscar winner said. “And to stand here today means I did as she asked and if she were alive she’d be very proud, so thank you.”

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    In December, the family of eight boarded a luxury yacht named “Ghost” in Australia’s Sydney Harbor and spent several hours playing in the water and soaking up the sun. Pitt, who had flown in from Los Angeles to reunite with his fiancé and kids, snapped pictures of his loved ones throughout the day.Later that night, the family of eight visited the Sydney Zoo and enjopyed the “Roar & Snore” adventure packages, which included a sleepover after visiting the animal attractions.

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    Shortcut to:uk.eonline.com/news/488230/best-of-2013-brad-pitt-and-angelina-jolie-s-top-moments

  • anustin

    Directing a huge amount of movie.not a five min.lifetime.

  • anustin

    Hello phool,hubby is leaving for Europe …..have to weak up help him ready!

  • Phool.

    Angleina the example of how to handle Work Life Balance , Bravo keep leading the way.

  • Phool.

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  • Phool.

    #anustin @ 12/09/2013 at 3:18 am
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    Good Morning Anustin
    How are you my beautiful Vajtastic sister, I hope he(hubby) has a safe journey to & back, I bet you have requested further gifts for him to bring back hmm let me guess Brads Channel No5, Miravla Wine? lol.

  • anustin

    Jealousy kills…..edjit!

  • Phool.

    @ Passing Through another article on TAOJJBCRF, just in case if you’re interested
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    Casey Affleck Lovingly Reflects on ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’
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    Shortcut to:www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/casey-affleck-lovingly-reflects-on-the-assassination-of-jesse-james-by-the-coward-robert-ford.php?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=casey-affleck-lovingly-reflects-on-the-assassination-of-jesse-james-by-the-coward-robert-ford

  • Phool.

    Further additional Photos:
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    Angelina Jolie films scenes for upcoming film Unbroken at Camden Showground
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    by: Sean Thompson From: Macarthur Chronicle Camden December 09, 2013 4:22PM
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    CAMDEN Showground was cordoned off from the public on Monday as superstar Angelina Jolie directed scenes for her upcoming film Unbroken.
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    Security guards flanked all entrances in to the showground from 6.30am, with filming taking place through to 8pm.Green mesh fences were installed around the entire showground and members of the public were not allowed inside. Camden police confirmed officers were hired for “use of charges” in a similar way they’re used at major sporting events for crowd control.
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    Camden Council also confirmed the film’s production company leased the showground for the day and a staff member from the Crown Hotel in Argyle St also said every room at the motel was booked out. With the showground under the production company’s control, any onlookers with cameras were quickly moved along to keep filming details under wraps.
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    Unbroken is set in the 1940s during World War II and is based on the life of Italian-American Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini, who was captured by the Japanese during World War II and forced to compete against enemy soldiers The film stars Jack O’Connell, Garrett Hedlund and Domhnall Gleeson.Vintage motor cars and women dressed in period clothes were spotted moving around the showground during filming and a makeshift sandpit was set up on the oval.
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    The showground was likely chosen for its historic look and to ensure no modern cars or buildings were captured with cameras.Angelina’s stop at Camden follows reported sightings of her film crew at Menangle last Wednesday. In November the Blacktown Advocate reported Jolie had hired Blacktown International Sportspark until January to film additional scenes.
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    Camden Show Society secretary Lyndy Cornwell said the showground was packed with cars, actors, extras and production equipment.”It was exciting to see it all happen,” she said. “They also hired the show hall for catering and they would have served around 300 people for lunch,” she said.”It’s the quintessential showground, and to see it on the big screen will be fantastic. It’s a very fitting location considering the film’s setting.”
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    Unbroken is the latest film in a string of Hollywood movies and Australian TV shows to be shot in the Macarthur region. In April this year Hugh Jackman filmed scenes for blockbuster movie The Wolverine in Picton. From July 2012 Channel 7 filmed scenes for its hit TV show A Place to Call Home at Camelot in Kirkham and scenes for the movie The Sapphires, starring Jessica Mauboy, were shot in September 2011. Filming at Onslow Park today. Picture: Craig Greenhill.
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    Shortcut to: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/macarthur/angelina-jolie-films-scenes-for-upcoming-film-unbroken-at-camden-showground/story-fngr8h70-1226778972514

  • Phool.

    Angleina Congo Mission:
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    Shortcut to: http://blogs.channel4.com/cathy-newman-blog/congo-angelina-mission-expose-warzone-rape/149

  • Phool.

    Alex Russell gets ready for Jolie
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    Sat 07/12/2013

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    Entering the final week of shooting crime thriller Cut Snake, Alex Russell is tired and emotionally drained but happy to be working with Sullivan Stapleton, Jessica De Gouw and director Tony Ayres. The Aussie actor will need to find new sources of energy because he wraps Cut Snake in Melbourne on December 13 and flies out early the next morning to Tamworth to work in Angelina Jolie’s drama Unbroken.
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    He ought to find plenty of inspiration from collaborating with Jolie, who emailed him after he got the part and asked him to send her any questions he had about his character. During a break in shooting Cut Snake he spent a day filming scenes with Jolie, whom he describes as “very open and encouraging; she is a team player and very passionate about the material.”
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    In Matchbox’s Cut Snake he plays Sparra Farrell, a young guy who, after serving a prison term, moves to a new city intending to start a new life and hooks up with the beautiful Paula (De Gouw). Stapleton is brutal ex-crim Pommie, who tracks down Sparra and tries to lure him back into a life of crime.Like Jess, Russell describes the set as very calm, a stark contrast to the narrative which is “erratic and crazy.” He tells IF on the line from Melbourne, “I am a bit drained emotionally, it’s been tiring. Emotions run high, the stakes are high and the emotions are very raw. But the rewards are ten-fold because we realise we are doing justice to an amazing story (scripted by Blake Ayshford).”
    Also in common with Jess, Russell has found Ayres to be a “very soothing, nurturing and supportive director.”
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    In Unbroken, which is based on a true story, Russell plays Pete, the older brother of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), who was a member of the US athletics team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Serving with the US Air Force in WWII, Louis survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean and after 47 days on a life raft was interned in a Japanese prison camp. Pete encouraged Louis, a troubled teenager, to try out for the school’s track team after seeing how fast he ran from the cops.
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    United Management’s Natasha Harrison represents Russell in Australia. Hel starred in the Carrie remake after roles in The Host, Bait and Chronicle.Earlier this year he appeared in Will Bakke’s US indie dramedy Believe Me, shot in Austin Texas, as a guy who takes part in a scam to con Christian groups.
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    He’s developing several projects that he wants to produce including Raker, based on a short film directed by Aussie Ande Cunningham, in which he plays a journalist in a Dystopian world where journos who don’t tell the truth are executed.He directed a short film, Love and Dating in LA, the saga of a serial killer who looks for love in the city of angels, which screened at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival.Alex is he’s keen to direct again but he acknowledges, “I don’t know how people can direct and act at the same time.”

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    Shortcut to: http://if.com.au/2013/12/07/article/Alex-Russell-gets-ready-for-Jolie/EKGYEZVQHW.html

  • Shamu

    Phool, go back to bed before I ring the nurse.

  • Phool.

    Applogies if already posted but i cant help to celebrate the good news AGAIN Congratulations Brad & Steeve:
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    New York Film Critics Online Names ’12 Years a Slave’ Best Picture of 2013
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    December 09, 2013 06:10:26 GMT
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    The Steve McQueen-helmed historical drama continues its winning streak by getting the biggest prize and helping its cast grab the Best Actor and the Best Supporting Actress titles. “12 Years a Slave” grabs the top honor at another critics awards, adding to its big wins from Boston Society of Film Critics and Boston Online Film Critics. The Steve McQueen-directed drama is named this year’s Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online.
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    The N.Y. group also agrees with the Boston film critics as they give Best Actor title to “12 Years a Slave” male lead Chiwetel Ejiofor and Best Actress to “Blue Jasmine” leading lady Cate Blanchett. Best Supporting Actor goes to Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), and Best Supporting Actress is given to Ejiofor’s co-star Lupita Nyong’o.
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    Best Director is awarded to Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), Best Screenplay to Spike Jonze (“Her”), Best Breakthrough Performance to Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”), and Best Cast Ensemble to “American Hustle”. Though missing the biggest prize from Boston Society of Film Critics, Boston Online Film Critics, and New York Film Critics Online, “American Hustle” still won Best Picture from New York Film Critics Circle. “Her”, meanwhile, was a big winner at National Board of Review and tied with “Gravity” at the top honor from Los Angeles Film Critics.
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    Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave”
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    Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – “Gravity”
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    Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years a Slave”
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    Best Actress: Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”
    Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club”
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    Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years a Slave”
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    Best Screenplay: Spike Jonze – “Her”
    Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – “Gravity”
    Best Breakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos – “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
    Best Use of Music: T Bone Burnett – “Inside Llewyn Davis”
    Best Debut Director: Ryan Coogler – “Fruitvale Station”
    Best Ensemble Cast: “American Hustle”
    Best Foreign Language Film: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
    Best Documentary: “The Act of Killing”
    Best Animated Film: “The Wind Rises”
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    NYFCO Best Films of 2013:
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    • “12 Years a Slave”
    • “Before Midnight”
    • “Blue is the Warmest Color”
    • “Dallas Buyers Club”
    • “Gravity”
    • “Her”
    • “Inside Llewyn Davis”
    • “Nebraska”
    • “Philomena”
    • “Prisoners”
    • “The Wolf of Wall Street”

    Read more: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00066488.html#ixzz2mxv7nv92

  • Phool.

    Boston critics name ‘12 Years’ as ’13’s best film
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    December 09, 2013
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    The gripping historical drama “12 Years a Slave” and the man who made it, British artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen, were named best film and best director of 2013 by the Boston Society of Film Critics Sunday. “Slave” also won a best actor award for Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance as Solomon Northup, upon whose 1853 memoirs of kidnapping and enslavement the movie is based.
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    Cate Blanchett was named best actress for her role as a disturbed socialite in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” a performance the Boston critics found so compelling that Judi Dench in “Philomena” was a distant runner-up.
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    The BSFC is made up of 21 film critics in the New England area; 2013 marks the organization’s 33d annual awards. Reflecting an unusually strong year for fiction films, documentaries, and performances, the awards were spread around liberally. The late James Gandolfini won best supporting actor for his penultimate film performance in “Enough Said,” an honor as fond as it was deserved. (Two actors tied for second place in the category: Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips” and Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club.”) “Enough Said” also won best screenplay for director Nicole Holofcener’s script.
    Alexander Payne’s road movie “Nebraska” was the only film besides “12 Years a Slave” and “Enough Said” to win more than one award from the Boston critics, with best supporting actress going to June Squibb as the feisty spouse of Bruce Dern’s character and the entire cast getting a best ensemble award. Lupita Nyong’o, as the tragic field slave Patsy in “12 Years a Slave,” was a runner-up in the supporting actress category.
    In an unusually close vote, Josh Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing,” in which aging leaders of Indonesian death squads reenact their crimes, was named best documentary over “Blackfish,” a much-discussed expose of the treatment of captive killer whales. The animation race was even tighter, with Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises” narrowly prevailing over Disney’s “Frozen” in a year widely seen as weak for animation.
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    The best new filmmaker prize, awarded in memory of the late Boston critic David Brudnoy, went to Ryan Coogler for “Fruitvale Station,” while the film editing award, honoring the memory of film editor Karen Schmeer, went to Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill’s work on Ron Howard’s race-car drama “Rush.” “Gravity” and Emmanuel Lubezki’s groundbreaking depictions of outer space won best cinematography, while T Bone Burnett’s rich mix of folk music old and new in the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” took best use of music in a film. “Wadjda,” the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first made by a female Saudi director (Haifaa Al-Mansour), was named best foreign-language film.
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    While “12 Years a Slave” was the Boston critics’ favorite, the vote might have turned out differently if more of the group’s members had been able to see Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays a bad boy of the 1990s financial industry. “Wolf,” which arrives in theaters Christmas Day, was in the cutting room until very recently and Paramount has scrambled to get the movie seen by major critics groups before their end-of-year meetings. The sole Boston screening came too late for many local reviewers to attend, and “Wolf” came in second to “12 Years” in the best picture, director, actor (DiCap-rio), screenplay, and editing categories. The voting was close — but close counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, not movie awards.
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    Shortcut to: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/2013/12/09/boston-society-film-critics-name-years-slave-best-film/9GSAwjhuNt6fGbjKFSlWwJ/story.html

  • Phool.

    • Today at 2:05 AM

    Where It Hurts: Steve McQueen on Why 12 Years a Slave Isn’t Just About Slavery
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    Inside a cheap Thai restaurant in a Hollywood strip mall one evening a few weeks ago, I told the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen I’d been nervous to meet him, based on what I’d read in the European press. He looked at me with a start.
    McQueen had arrived in Los Angeles a week earlier from Amsterdam, where he lives with his wife and two children. Scheduled to appear later at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance for a Q&A following a screening of his film 12 Years a Slave, he’d been seized by a sudden hankering for Chinese food while we’d been riding to his hotel. His driver had suggested a restaurant, but it was no longer in business, and McQueen had spotted this place. When he’d realized he did not have a wallet on him, I’d offered to pay, which caused him to be concerned; he made me promise that it wasn’t my own money. At the table, he’d pulled out my chair for me. We were the only customers. Christmas lights blinked in the window. We’d each ordered curry, and when the young waitress came back to ask about the food, McQueen pointed at the B-grade health-inspector placard in the window, joking, in his hurried London accent, that it deserved an A.It was late in the meal when I mentioned his reputation among other journalists. He held his chopsticks in his hand.
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    “What did they say?”
    McQueen is 44 years old, tall and robust; he wore a T-shirt beneath a lightweight sport jacket and dark slacks and large black-rimmed glasses. He is exacting in his ideas, and sometimes struggles to communicate exactly what he’s thinking (he has occasionally borrowed reporters’ pens and paper to help him articulate his thoughts). He is full of energy.
    “That I’m difficult?” he asked.
    I rattled off some other descriptions: “curt,” “combative,” “volatile,” “scornfully dismissive,” “bullish,” “arrogant.” He pondered it a bit more. He asked whether I had an idea why this reputation exists. I told him I was more interested in his. “It’s journalists getting uppity, and when I get uppity, they write this.” It was an easy caricature: They expect him to be “from the ghetto,” he said, “to behave a certain way.”
    “Excuse me for saying it,” he said, “but I suppose it’s because I’m black.”
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    On both counts, the critics are unanimous: Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is the greatest movie about slavery ever made. And Steve McQueen may well become the first black filmmaker to win an Oscar for Best Director. For his part, -McQueen is happy for the praise but does not see his movie as being “just about slavery.” Nor does he see himself, necessarily, as black.
    “It’s a narrative about today,” he says of his film. “It’s not a black movie. It’s an American movie. It’s a narrative about human respect, more than anything.”
    The germ of the idea came long ago, around the time he was making his first film, 2008’s Hunger, for which the actor Michael Fassbender literally starved himself to portray the excruciating hunger strike of IRA inmate Bobby Sands. McQueen knew then that he wanted to make a film about a free black American kidnapped into slavery. The story continued incubating as he made his next film three years later, the lushly bleak Shame, also starring Fassbender, this time as a tortured New Yorker addicted to sex. McQueen and his wife, the cultural critic Bianca Stigter, both work from home; when he needs a desk, he uses the kitchen table, though he does most of his work walking around the city or riding his bike or Hoovering their narrow home. He discussed his idea with Stigter, who suggested he base the film on a true story and who discovered Twelve Years a Slave, a nineteenth-¬century best seller long out of print. One of only 192 books written by former slaves, it carries the extraordinary subtitle Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana. The story is so astonishing that McQueen likens it to science fiction. “People think they know slavery,” he says. “Often it’s the case they don’t.”
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    “As soon as I had it in my hands,” he says, “I was trembling. Every page was a revelation.” The idea he had drummed up “was in my hands virtually in script form.” He asked the writer John Ridley to adapt it; McQueen says that 80 percent of the dialogue is lifted from the book. Brad Pitt had seen Hunger and long wanted to work with McQueen. His production company, Plan B Entertainment, agreed to help finance 12 Years a Slave, with Pitt cast in a small role near the end of the film. (Pitt’s reverence for the project is religious: “If I never get to participate in a film again,” he’s said, “this is it for me.”) With his longtime cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, McQueen shot the film with one camera and in 35 days, drawing inspiration from the Louisiana setting, where “everything was new: the heat, the crickets, the mosquitoes—it was like going to a prehistoric land.” McQueen took seriously his role as patriarch, in order to allow the cast to “make mistakes and then make bigger mistakes,” resulting in a shoot he describes as “joyous.” “We were a family,” he says. “We ate together. We drank together after the shoots. It moves me, gives me goose pimples thinking about it.” Fassbender told me that the level of focus on set was so high “you could almost hear it humming.”
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    Shortcut to: http://www.vulture.com/2013/12/steve-mcqueen-talks-12-years-a-slave.html?mid=googlenews

  • So

    @Shamu: Finally admits it’s in the nut house.

  • neer

    To those who are questioning AJ’s capability as a director….. PLEASE don’t lump her up with other run-of-the-mill directors such as Madonna, Jennifer Aniston etc. They are not in her league.
    .
    Before AJ tried her hand as a director, courtesy of her first directorial job the documentary “A Place In Time”, she let herself be educated first. She attended short courses in Directing & Screenwriting at NYU plus she’s familiar with the theme of the film. The distribution of the documentary was in the hands of the National Education Association which represented 3.2 million educators, partnered with AJ and created a curriculum that promotes diversity. It generated good reviews.
    .
    Her second directorial film, “In The Land of Blood & Honey” for which she also wrote, a story set against the background of the Bosnian War, opened in a limited theatrical release, also gained great reviews as well as awards/ recognition such as:

    -NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
    -Producers Guild of America Stanley Kramer Award
    -Sarajevo Film Festival Honorary Award
    -Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
    .
    Most importantly, ITLOBAH served as catalyst in William Hague & AJ working together in the new Government initiative to prevent sexual violence in conflict.
    .
    Now, she is on her third directorial film which she also co-produced, “Unbroken”, this time an epic war drama about resilience from adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s New York Times best-selling novel. It is scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen & distributed by Univeral Pictures.
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    If she is not good, I don’t think she would be entrusted to do these films. They surely have seen the kind of work she has done as a director. Definitely she is not an ordinary film director. So far, her directorial films are those with sense & well-made and something
    that produced good results in our society.

  • anustin
  • Phool.

    10 Oscar Lessons From the First Blitz of Critics’ Awards
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    Awards | By Steve Pond on December 8, 2013
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    Here’s what we now know about “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “Her” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” after an initial week of awards
    Some of the critics have spoken, and it’s tempting to act as if they’ve told us important things about this year’s Oscar race. Tempting, but not necessarily true – particularly in a year like this one, with an abundance of strong contenders, almost all of which had enough success in the first week of critics’ kudos to emerge feeling good. With the caveat that you should never try to read too much into the tea leaves left by the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and their ilk, here are 10 lessons to be drawn from the last seven days of awards-giving:
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    1. This is not a year for critic-awards sweeps.
    Over the last few years, we’ve seen times when one film has unequivocally dominated the critics’ voting. “The Hurt Locker” did so in 2009, and the sheer number of awards it won eventually helped establish it as the alternative to “Avatar,” the little movie that could take down the big movie. The next year, David Fincher’s “The Social Network” had an even more impressive, and nearly unanimous, run through the critics’ awards – and while that may have helped establish it as the alternative to “The King’s Speech,” it wasn’t enough to persuade Academy and guild voters to forsake that crowd-pleaser for something chillier, more artful and more appealing to critics.This year, the first week of awards found “American Hustle” winning in New York, “Gravity” and “Her” tying in Los Angeles, and “12 Years a Slave” picking up three awards. (You could throw in the National Board of Review win for “Her,” but that’s not a critics’ group, though it is often lumped with them.) There’s simply too much good stuff out there for any film to sweep through awards the way “The Hurt Locker,” “The Social Network” and to a lesser degree “The Artist” did.
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    2. But “12 Years a Slave” remains the leader.
    All that talk that the race was over when “12 Years” debuted at Telluride and Toronto was clearly premature. Steve McQueen’s dark, brutal film’s appeal to the Academy and the guilds remains to be seen. But the film has done what it was expected to do, which is to win most of the critics’ awards so far. It was bypassed by the main groups in New York and L.A., but it won in Boston and among the New York online critics – and so far in the best picture, best director, best actor and best supporting actress categories, it has won more awards than any other film.
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    3. And “Gravity” has done what it needs to do.
    Alfonso Cuaron’s game-changing spectacle doesn’t need to win a lot of critics’ awards – it just needs to remain in the conversation, to be seen as a serious artistic statement rather than just a great popcorn movie. And it did that with best-director wins from L.A. and New York online, with a shared best-picture prize in L.A. and with three cinematography awards for Emmanuel Lubezki. When you add that much critical respect to more than $630 million in worldwide grosses, “Gravity” is still nestled in the right awards orbit.
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    4. The Best Actor race is narrowing.
    It is one of the most competitive Oscar categories most years, but Best Actor is positively brutal this year. More than a dozen high-profile actors could easily lay claim to deserving a spot among the nominees, and you could make up a formidable slate of nominees from among the men who are scrambling to secure what might be the last open spot: Tom Hanks in “Captain Phillips,” Oscar Isaac in “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Michael B. Jordan in “Fruitvale Station,” Forest Whitaker in “The Butler,” Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Christian Bale in “American Hustle,” Joaquin Phoenix in “Her,” Idris Elba in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” … But it is quite possible that all but one of those actors will be left out when nominations are announced, because a consensus seems to be tightening around Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave” (winner of three critics’ awards), Robert Redford in “All Is Lost” and Bruce Dern in “Nebraska” (winners of one each) and Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club.” There’s not much room left at the inn once you make room for those guys.
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    5. Cate Blanchett is undeniable.
    On the Best Actress side, Blanchett was the presumed frontrunner way back in July, when Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” came out and critics began raving about her turn as the self-destructive, delusional alcoholic sent on a downward spiral by the arrest of her Bernie Madoff-style husband. And now, five months later, Blanchett is still the presumed frontrunner, easily holding off challengers like Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”) and Meryl Streep (“August: Osage County”). Her performance is so inescapable that even the L.A. Film Critics Association, which lives to single out the darkest of dark horses in this category – between 2009 and 2011, their picks were Yoon Jeong-hee, Kim Hye-ja and Yolande Moreau – could only offer token resistance to Blanchett’s victory parade. LAFCA made her share the award with Adele Exarchopoulos from “Blue Is the Warmest Color.”
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    6. So is Jared Leto.
    The initial attention paid to “Dallas Buyers Club” was for Matthew McConaughey’s 40-pound weight loss in the lead role – but it’s his co-star, who lost just as much weight and had less to lose to begin with, who has been reliably winning awards so far. Aside from one loss to the late James Gandolfini and a tie with James Franco (those LAFCA contrarians strike again!), Leto has dominated in the way that Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave”) was once expected to dominate. Now, he just has to withstand a late charge from Jonah Hill as a rampaging, seriously unhinged stockbroker in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
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    7. “Her” is sneaking in there.
    Lots of people this awards season aren’t entirely comfortable campaigning – you could put Fassbender, Christian Bale, Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Allen in that category. But few films have had quieter launches than Spike Jonze’s “Her,” an utterly beguiling and singular near-future love story between a man and his operating system. With Jonze laying back after a New York Film Festival premiere, Phoenix off the circuit entirely, Scarlett Johansson filming another movie in Paris and Amy Adams more visible on behalf of “American Hustle,” “Her” has done little but screen – but it has also won over enough people to nab the National Board of Review’s best-picture award, share the LAFCA’s top prize with “Gravity” and get on the board in a number of other categories. Since the Oscar nominating system rewards movies that can inspire passion rather than consensus, “Her” may have quietly gotten to a very nice position in the race. (But now it might be time to make a little noise?)
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    8. It’s too early to tell on “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
    While initial reports suggested that Martin Scorsese’s three-hour bacchanalia about excess in the financial industry might enter the race and become an instant juggernaut, it hasn’t happened that way. A week after guild screenings began, it made the NBR’s Top 10 list but hasn’t won any critics’ awards.But that’s not a danger sign, because “Wolf” simply wasn’t ready in time to be seen by some critics’ groups, or to be processed by the ones who did see it. The New York Film Critics voted the morning after seeing the film, and weren’t inclined to rush to judgment; the Boston Society of Film Critics had one morning screening that a hefty percentage of members couldn’t attend, but it still finished a close second to “12 Years a Slave” in best-picture voting. Doomsayers might be tempted to downplay “Wolf” on Wednesday if it doesn’t show up in the Screen Actors Guild nominations, but Paramount didn’t send out screeners to the SAG nominating committee, and were barely able to screen the film for voters.Like “Django Unchained,” which entered the race late last year and surprised some by the strength it showed at the Oscars, “Wolf” still has time to make its mark.
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    9. We don’t have the right kind of information to assess “Saving Mr. Banks” or “August: Osage County.”
    Some movies simply aren’t critics’ movies. “The King’s Speech,” for instance, barely won any critics’ awards – but when the guilds started voting, it won everything. So the fact that John Lee Hancock’s “Saving Mr. Banks” and John Wells’ “August: Osage County” haven’t shown up on any lists so far really doesn’t mean a thing. They can still end up with strongconstituencies among awards voters – but if so, those constituencies will more likely be among guild and Academy members than critics.Of course, any awards movie worth its salt will tell you which of those constituencies is more valuable come Oscar time.
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    10. Finally, none of this means much until the guilds start voting.
    It’s always tempting to see the first week of critics’ awards as a bellwether of what’s to come in awards season, to draw lessons from each new round of kudos. But as the saga of “The Social Network” showed three years ago – and as we suggested in item No. 9 – you can’t really tell what’s going to happen until the guilds chime in.First up, on Wednesday, is the Screen Actors Guild. SAG has its own idiosyncracies: A random sampling of about two percent of the guild is responsible for nominations, and late-arriving films that might otherwise be real contenders can lose out. But the SAG nominations will still tell you far more about which way the wind blows than Thursday’s Golden Globe noms, and the picture will become even clearer in early January when the Producers, Directors and Writers Guilds sound off.
    Until then, though, critics are all we’ve got. So let the tea leaves fall where they may.
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    Shortcut to: http://www.thewrap.com/Oscar-Lessons-Critics-Awards-12-Years-a-Slave-Gravity-Her-Cate-Blanchett-Jared-Leto

  • Sandra B

    What Next?…..
    Postby Guest » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:15 pm

    So filming on both ho and duh’s movies will be wrapping up eventually. The nice respite that he was able to have far, far away from her with only child hand-offs and a couple visits for Pax’s birthday and $$$$$ shots is going to end. He has been on cloud nine….the obvious rage/disgust he was exuding during her award presentation couldn’t have been more obvious if he’d have worn a sign saying “I DON’T WANT TO BE WITH THIS BIITCH!!”

    Once she get through with her fake directing, there is NOTHING in the works and she will once again be unemployed. How is stuPITT going to keep his distance? Will they then HAVE to announce a split cause let me tell ya loonies…if they are not together after these movies wrap, even YOU will have to be wondering WHAT THE HELL?!!!! Stay tuned. Your pitiful asses won’t own up to the fact that they CHOSE to be apart not for a couple weeks but at present SEVERAL MONTSH and still counting. You blathered about him and Jen not being together for 6 weeks prior to their split….now lets hear you talk about this. I know you won’t except to DERAIL this thread. :P

  • Sandra

    What Next?…..
    Postby Guest » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:15 pm

    So filming on both ho and duh’s movies will be wrapping up eventually. The nice respite that he was able to have far, far away from her with only child hand-offs and a couple visits for Pax’s birthday and $$$$$ shots is going to end. He has been on cloud nine….the obvious rage/disgust he was exuding during her award presentation couldn’t have been more obvious if he’d have worn a sign saying “I DON’T WANT TO BE WITH THIS BIITCH!!”

    Once she get through with her fake directing, there is NOTHING in the works and she will once again be unemployed. How is stuPITT going to keep his distance? Will they then HAVE to announce a split cause let me tell ya loonies…if they are not together after these movies wrap, even YOU will have to be wondering WHAT THE HELL?!!!! Stay tuned. Your pitiful asses won’t own up to the fact that they CHOSE to be apart not for a couple weeks but at present SEVERAL MONTSH and still counting. You blathered about him and Jen not being together for 6 weeks prior to their split….now lets hear you talk about this. I know you won’t except to DERAIL this thread. :P

  • Sandra

    We have to do what we ALWAYS DO: speculate- and then watch events UNFOLD.

    There are some interesting astrological aspects coming up, like a VENUS retrograde…which is in CAPRICORN- and so BRAD is going to feel the effects of this transit VERY STRONGLY. According to Darkstar Astrology, “old loves” figure strongly, since a retrograde tends to “resurrect the past”- thus a VENUS retrograde will focus on “past relationships”! The retrograde starts Dec. 21 with Venus at 28 degrees Cap- thus it is that it starts out in OPPOSITION to her own natal Venus in Cancer. So, it is HARDLY SURPRISING that there are rumours of INFIDELITY currently circulating about BRAD…this retrograde is going to HIT BRAD HARD; he has FIVE planets in Capricorn so ‘past relationships” will hit him on numerous levels of his being! Plus, cap rules his SECOND House- the house of POSSESSIONS. So there will likely be some issues with “bankruptcy” or ownership having to do with “past relationships”.

    Jolie’s Seventh House of “relationship” is ruled by Cap, so I expect she will have her OWN Seventh House issues…but NOTHING like Brad will! So watch closely; it ought to be an INTERRRESSSTING brangelina X-mas!

  • NAN

    Wow,Demi’s d o g s gone and Sandra’s d o g s come with Shamu a Sheman of tamshite The Half Man huh ?

  • brangelina over

    @NAN:

    bragelina over

  • NAN

    Hehehe, JJ has this thread for Jhor’s dogs for working huh ? tamshite G a y dude from Costa Rica.
    IT must working hard for his husband….ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    A Sheman wants ££$$€€ for IT’s Gigolo husband too,eeh eeh eeh eeh

  • NAN

    Really ? SandraShamu a paid Duddy.
    Jhor’s dogs have to blocked all the love’s Photos from OZ huh ?
    Isn’t Jen’s Gigolo Kaput and Collapse ?

  • the ring

    SANTA MADONNA¡¡another photo shoot… waiting the announcement of the split

  • busted

    Jared is spoiling us on pics. Now we need some Brad to level it all out. Angie looks great. So animated and so happy on the set. I understand why she likes it so much.

    Well I guess the trolls are running out of names. Different names same stupid post.

    have a wonderful day FANS..

  • Rose

    @Phool, good morning my Sister. Ho are you my friend. So good to see you here for a little time today. Phool, I missed you yesterday, hope all is well. I see the fools are now reading Brad’s astrology charts. Phool, when is this nonsense going to stop with these cray cray? Jesus, Mary and Joseph when are the trolls going to leave Brad and his family alone. January 7th will be nine (9) years Brad walked away from his X and he never looked back.I guess we have to hold a Seance to get rid of unstable people fixating an Brad and his family.

    Phool, I saw over at the DM that the big Christmas party went down last night. Oh I wished a was a fly on the wall to listen to all the hypocrisy taking place. Goop, C. H and CC were in attendance among the others. Wonder how many are taking the knife out of their back this morning. Can’t wait for Huvane to bring out the list of attendees this morning. You know he has it ready to be released to the press in 3, 2, 1.

  • neer

    The JP’s happiness as a family is making the trolls crazy. It pains them no end to see that AJBP is looking in love & good as ever compared to Ticky & Tacky. It hurts them so much that after all these years, AJBP love never wanes BUT more in love in fact. They are hoping that AJBP love story will be in kaput and will now resume the rebound relationship of you know who with Brad. Only in their wildest dreams. Brad will never, never go back to the miserable life he had before. He will never live an empty life ever again.
    .
    Brad’s life with AJ is heaven. His smiles is just different when he’s with his family. He glows. So, why would her chose to be with hell when he has heaven with him already.

  • neer

    correction:
    .
    Instead of HER, should be HE….

    “……So, why would HE chose to be with hell when he has heaven with him already.”

  • Rose

    @busted, @NAN, good morning my friends. Angle is looking so beautiful. I love that simple sweater she’s wearing. I hope in another ten days we will see some photos of Brad celebrating with his family. We have been so lucky to get so many beautiful pictures of Angie and the kids. Sometimes feasts and sometimes famine with the pictures. However, we are loving them. Maybe after the holidays we will have to wait months to see the kids again. Everyone be careful out there, drive safely, and have a blessed day.

  • NAN

    Good morning Phool and Rose.
    How are ladies ? I hope you are fine.
    @Phool &@Rose Im very sorry that I didn’t have time to answered you,Im so busy with my work , family and travel,just been in Sweden,Germany and Norway.I’ve plan to go to visit USA in summer with my family.
    I’ll go to Thailand again this spring,that’s why I’ve to work hard to save money for my holiday.
    Sometime I’d posts here ,but got modalation,I didn’t used bad words like tamshiteThe Half Man d o g s.
    Hi to all JP fans around the World,Have a happy Monday everyone.

  • Rose

    @neer: Hi ne’er, good day. The thing I never understand is why are the trolls so he’ll bent on seeing a family break up. Why? Is there something in it for them if Brad leaves his family? Are they going to win a pride? I guess the only joy for them would be to say, I told you it would never last. However, Brad and Angie have been together for almost nine (9) years. Longer than he was with Ticky, 6.5 years and goop about 3 years. The bottom line is there are a lot of very sick and spiteful people out there. Btw, when is Ticky and tacky getting married, that’s the question the Jenhens should be asking.

  • the ring

    wiwiwiwiw

    the same loon with different names… star has the pics of the brunette

    omg¡¡

  • the ring

    wiwiwiwiw

    the same loon with different names… star has the pics of the brunette

    omg¡¡

  • cee

    Haters sre predictable and boring. JJ can have them. Tired of the trolls stupid blind hate. They are useless human beings when it comes to the JPFamily. You would think they would be busy worrying about Ticky and Squiggy. Angie and Brad are working and loving their family and each other. Time for the trolls to get a life and move on. Haven’t they learned anything from the last 9 years.

  • neer

    Most often than not, those who want to see other people’s family break up are those who are leading miserable lives themselves. They are unhappy, thus they want to see AJBP to be unhappy too. It makes them upset or even depressed to know that the JP is indeed a very loving family. Maybe these people who are miserable come from dysfunctional families or maybe they have unhappy childhood. Seeing other people’s joyful experiences is giving them back sad memories of their early years of growing up. Perhaps, they wish they were as happy as the JPs now. So, in a way, they are envious of the JPs.

  • NAN

    Good morning Rose, How are you my dear friend?
    Sorry that last week I could not answered you,because of the big storm hit Denmark,I’ve to hurried to go to work ( nearly to sleep at my work)
    @Rose Im not going to any school,just take some courses from work,like demented,communication , unig course…ect.
    Im working late afternoon. They called us B people (not a morning bird)
    When I’ve time at home I always be here and read all of JP fans posts,all of JP fans are smart & clever and we can hit Jhor d o g s.
    Today Jhor is a DeadEnd with her Career – Love by her Half Man fans.
    Have a great Monday my dear Rose,hope you can understand me,english is my secound language,but I never scare to beat or fight with The Half Man d o g s of Jhor.

  • Phool.

    Angelina Jolie with the cast of Australian Lion King:
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    The Lion King ‏@TheLionKing 7 Dec
    Special guest, Angelina Jolie backstage with the Sydney cast after watching today’s matinee performance! #lionkingau pic.twitter.com/4LLkrZho8qThe Lion King ‏@TheLionKing 7 Dec
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    Angelina Jolie watched the show in Sydney today & became the first celebrity to sign our signature wall! #lionkingau pic.twitter.com/aZ7BRZvabY

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    Shortcut to:https://twitter.com/TheLionKing

  • Phool.

    This car is about to have its close up as one of the 1920s vehicles in Angelina Jolie’s film #Unbroken @nbnnews
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    Shortcut to:https://twitter.com/madelinejlewis/status/409850284064509952/photo/1

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