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Angelina Jolie Visits the Vatican & Meets the Pope - Read Her Statement!

Angelina Jolie Visits the Vatican & Meets the Pope - Read Her Statement!

Angelina Jolie arrived at the Vatican early this morning (January 8) for a special screening of her movie Unbroken and to meet Pope Francis.

“Being invited with my film to the Vatican is an honor and a great tribute to the story that I have told in Unbroken,” the 39-year-old actress said in a statement (via Us Weekly). “The story of the hero Louis a great example of strength and forgiveness.”

Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film and is expected to attend the screening at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences,” Universal Pictures Italia added in a statement.

Angelina hosted the screening alongside Louis’ son Luke, and also brought along her two daughters Shiloh and Zahara.

Brad Pitt was also supposed to attend the screening but had a “last minute change” and did not make it.

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  • JPFamily

    Angelina and The Pope

    Deborah Ball ‏@balldeborah 48s

    Pope met Angelina Jolie today. Her new film, ‘Unbroken’ was screened in Vatican (without Pope’s presence)

    Marilena ‏@b_marilena 5 mins

    Confirmed: #AngelinaJolie was in Vatican today, presented movie #Unbroken and kissed the #Pope’s hand via @pgovejero

  • JPFamily

    **With the girls**!.jpg

    Finally visited the Holy See and posed for the photo published on the Facebook profile of Monsignor Guillermo Karcher, along with several accompanying Argentine Jorge Bergoglio. Among them, the pope’s master of ceremonies, said Karcher, the Argentine ambassador Eduardo Valdes and Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican, Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo.

    Jolie appeared in the Vatican film which is principal, “Unbroken”, known in Spanish as “Invincible”.

    Angelina Jolie, surrounded by Argentines in the Vatican

    Surrounded by Argentines in the Vatican, the wife of Brad Pitt posed for photo after visiting the Pope.

  • bap

    Why not post Dame Angelina shaking hands with the Pope?

  • Phool
  • Phool
  • Phool

    Jared my Dear you could have put Angie meeting the Pope as header photo, but I guess it will be an expensive buy, so you are forgiven at least you put a new thread up, thanks dude.

  • Phool

    Angelina Jolie meets Pope Francis

    He’s so lucky. Not many people get to shake her hand


    Angelina Jolie will not rest until every person in the world has watched her movie Unbroken and that includes the Pope.

    On Thursday, the director of the movie about POW Louis Zamperini and his story of survival, took the movie to the Vatican where Pope Francis reportedly would watch the film.

    In a statement, Angelina, said “Being invited with my film to the Vatican is an honor and a great tribute to the story that I have told in Unbroken . The story of the hero Louis a great example of strength and forgiveness.”

    Brad Pitt did not make the trip to Rome but, according to Us , daughters Zahara and Shiloh did.

    Universal Pictures said, “Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film and is expected to attend the screening at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.”

    Angelina recently claimed to have found spirituality: “I don’t know if there’s a name for that – religion or faith – just that there’s something greater than all of us, and it’s uniting and beautiful.”

  • bap

    Thank you Phool trying to get him to do it?

  • GFW

    What? She could but Russell Crowe couldn’t?

  • Phool

    HuffPostUK Pictures@HuffPostUKPics 6m6 minutes ago
    Pope Francis meets Angelina Jolie during a private audience at the Vatican

  • Phool

    Happy 10th Birthday Zahara Jolie-Pitt!
    Name: Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt

    Parents: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

    Date of Birth: January 8, 2005

    Siblings: Maddox, 12, Pax, 9, Shiloh, 7, and 5-year-old twins Knox & Vivienne


    ♥ Zahara was born in Awasa, Ethiopia, Africa

    ♥ She was given the name Yemsrach by her birth mother but it was later changed to Tena Adam by the orphanage. The name was based on the local Amharic language’s name for Ruta (a green spice used in Ethiopia to flavor coffee).

    ♥ Zahara was adopted by her parents from the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia orphanage when she was 6-months-old

    ♥ She was mistakenly believed to be infected with the AIDS virus but future testing proved that she was in fact not afflicted

    ♥ After the trip back to the United States, Zahara was hospitalized for dehydration and malnutrition

    ♥ Although the media reported that Zahara’s biological mother Mentwabe Dawit wanted her back at one time, she actually denied this claim, stating: “I have never disputed the adoption of my baby by Angelina Jolie. I think my daughter is a very fortunate human being to be adopted by a world famous lady. I wish them both all the success they deserve.”

    ♥ She has enjoyed playdates with fellow A-list kiddos Kingston & Zuma Rossdale

    ♥ She likes horseback riding


    “She was such a beautiful thing. As soon as I saw her I thought about adopting her. When I came back to the office the next day, she had already been taken. I have been thinking about her ever since, but I suppose I could have never offered her the life she will have now.” – Sosina Yeman (a worker at the social affairs office in Awasa) on baby Zahara.

    “Both Angelina and Brad held her and looked lovely with her. They looked like a happy family, like any other couple that comes and visits. Brad looked very comfortable holing the baby, like a proud father. We are always sad when the children leave because they are our children and we love them but I know she will be going to a very good place.” – Sister Lete (Zahara’s caregiver in the orphanage) on Zahara’s new parents and her feelings once Zahara was gone.

    “Those late nights are so fun when one of them’s up or those mornings when they get up and make pancakes or something. That’s what it’s about.” – Brad on those special moments that make the craziness worth every second.

    “Zahara’s got an extraordinary voice and is just so elegant and well spoken.” Angelina on her first daughter.

  • Phool

    Bringing stuff over before Meltdown & Screaming in Ocean
    Derek Momodu ‏@DelDeGooner 3m3 minutes ago
    Pope Francis meeting Angelina Jolie at the Vatican. He will attend a screening of Angelina Jolies film, Unbroken

  • JPFamily

    This tweet says it all!

    deborah ‏@nemera34 11 mins

    Angelina Jolie is screening Unbroken at the Vatican. NOW that is an audience for the ages.. Critics can go screw themselves. Angie wins.

    Some more pics of Angie and the girls from earlier at link

    Angelina Jolie takes daughters Shiloh and Zahara toy shopping in Rome ahead of meeting Pope Francis

  • Phool

    Angelina Jolie visits the Vatican
    Angelina Jolie was at the Vatican on Thursday morning. Photos popped up on Twitter of the star posing with priests.

    Joshua McElwee @joshjmac
    MT @sacroprofano: Angelina Jolie at the #Vatican…hoy en el Vaticano presentó su película “Unbroken”
    Us Weekly reports that Jolie was hosting a special screening of her movie Unbroken and met Pope Francis. (So far there are no photos of that.)

    Jolie said in a statement released by Universal Pictures to Us that it was “an honor” to be “invited with my film to the Vatican” to screen the film. “The story of the hero Louis (Zamperini) a great example of strength and forgiveness.”

    Universal Pictures Italia said on Wednesday, “Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film and is expected to attend the screening at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.”
    Jolie hosted the screening with Zamperini’s son Luke. She took daughters Zahara and Shiloh with her on the trip to Rome.

  • Phool

    JPFamily , bring stuff over here.

  • Phool

    happydossantos 3 minutes ago · Vatican City, Rome Italy
    Saw @angelinajolie at the #SistineChapel WOW! It actually wasn’t allowed to take pictures inside but when she came inside, there was no stopping the people from taking pictures. So cool! She is so beautiful!
    #RomeDay4 #HAPPYtripHAPPYnewyear

  • JPFamily

    Will do, Phool!

    African-American Business Leaders Offering NYC Students Free Admission to ‘Selma’

    Paramount Pictures has partnered with 27 African-American business leaders in New York to offer free admission to its awards contender Selma, centering on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students in New York will be admitted to screenings of the film for free at participating theaters if they provide a student ID or report card. The initiative kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday and runs through Jan. 19, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or while tickets last.

    “Martin Luther King Jr.’s momentous journey in Alabama is an important piece of American history,” said Bill Lewis, co-chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard. “We are passionate about bringing this story to New York City’s students and we encourage business leaders in other cities to organize similar programs so that more students around the country have the chance to see this powerful film about an epic chapter in American history.”

    Said Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey: “Paramount is honored to partner with New York City’s deeply esteemed business men and women to give students in New York the opportunity to experience [director] Ava DuVernay’s beautiful and moving masterpiece.”

    For more information, visit

    Selma chronicles a tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when King (David Oyelowo) led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. It has been nominated for four Golden Globes, including best picture.

    The movie also stars Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi,Common, Carmen Ejogo, and Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey.

    Selma opens nationwide Friday.

  • Phool

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Pictures is proud to announce that Unbroken will be screened at The Vatican this week. Director Angelina Jolie has traveled to Rome to attend the event, joined by Luke Zamperini, the son of the film’s subject, Louis Zamperini.

    Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film and is expected to attend the screening at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, on Thursday, January 8. Anticipated to attend with The Holy Father, Ms. Jolie and Mr. Zamperini is a delegation of Vatican leaders and officials.

    “To be invited to screen Unbroken at The Vatican is an honor and a tribute to Louie’s legacy as a man of faith and someone who exemplified the power of forgiveness and the strength of the human spirit,” stated Ms. Jolie. “These are universal themes at the heart of the human experience everywhere.”

    Unbroken opened in theaters on Christmas Day. Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs the film, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. The film is produced by Ms. Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer, Clayton Townsend and Erwin Stoff.

  • Phool

    Good Morning Ladies

    Especially shout out to all the lovely ladies out there Rose , Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Josephina, Were the morons, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee,Bermey girl, noplace, QQQQ, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, plez, Busted, JP Fan, Vickifromtexas, tweet, juju, Neer, Love Conquers All, Umm, Bea, trt, Saffron, LLM, valis202, Gold Dust Woman, Who, briseis, Lucy, Lyric, Ako si Gladys, fyi, ndn, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Cliniqua, AWHODAT!, Felinelilly, juju, Go Figure!, Gold Dust Woman, Sunny, thelookoflove1365, Yolly, Observer2, Anon2, an oldie, well, wfb, and all the lurkers out there I hope you all have a great day, take care God Bless.

  • Phool

    Jack O’Connell vows to help underprivileged actors
    Jack O’Connell has vowed to try to help underprivileged actors break into the movie industry. The Derby-born actor used to sleep rough in parks so he could attend auditions in London.
    He told Newsbeat: “I had no drama school training. I came up through a workshop in Nottingham and then the funding got cut.
    “The only money I ever had to pay out was for train fare.”

    Jack O’Connell got his big break landing the role as James Cook in Channel 4 teen drama Skins. “I’m a product of that workshop, reflecting on 10 years of professional work now.
    “They could never guarantee their survival for more than six months at a time,” he added.

    He’s not the first actor to comment on the cost of pursuing a career in acting. Last year Dame Helen Mirren told us that she feared the cost of trying to break into the industry might put off young people from poorer backgrounds.

    A year of tuition at a private acting school can cost thousands of pounds. After leaving Skins, O’Connell went on to star in films including Starred Up, Harry Brown and 300: Rise of an Empire.
    His most recent role has seen him catapulted into the Hollywood mainstream.

    O’Connell was handpicked by Angelina Jolie to star in Unbroken which was her debut film as a director. “I’ve worked for a long time through very strenuous periods to someday receive a level of recognition,” O’Connell told us.

    The actor says that once he’s cemented his stance as one of the industry’s leading actors he hopes to use his influence to help others from a similar background as him. “Hopefully things will go full circle one day. Once I steady my own ship a little I am certainly going to direct my attention into creating these sort of opportunities for people like myself.”

    Things continue to look up for the the actor after he was named as one of the nominees for the Bafta Rising Star award.
    Jack O’Connell will be up against Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miles Teller, Margot Robbie and Shailene Woodley for the prize.
    He said: “This one here is official. I am quite flattered to be nominated, it’s a very competitive category.”

    Previous winners of the award include James McAvoy, Kristen Stewart and Tom Hardy. “It’s the only category that’s voted for by the public so all the more reason if it comes my way but you can’t let these things define you,” said O’Connell.

  • Phool

    Another of the Unbroken
    A movie currently showing in cinemas suggests home-cooked gnocchi assumed mythical qualities for imprisoned American servicemen of Italian heritage during World War II.

    Based on a nonfiction book, “Unbroken” charts U.S. airman and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini’s survival of 47 days on a raft after his plane was shot down over the Pacific Ocean and his subsequent time spent in prisoner of war camps.

    Zamperini, perhaps as envisioned by director Angelina Jolie, waxes lyrical to comrades about his mama’s mouthwateringly light potato dumplings.

    At Suffolk’s Bunny’s Restaurant on Wednesday, an Italian-born 93-year-old U.S. Army and Air Force veteran, who also survived harrowing World War II experiences, attested to the sustaining power of good food — or at least fond memories of it.

    “The only thing you thought about as a POW was food,” said Alcide S. “Bull” Benini, special guest at the regular breakfast, sponsored by Suffolk businessman William Blair, to honor former prisoners of war.

    The last of the former POWs that were central to the group, Marion “Turk” Turner, died in 2011 at 92. But the breakfasts the first Wednesday of each month have continued, occasionally with a prison-camp survivor as a special guest.

    Breakfast regulars were especially honored by Benini’s presence, not least because he endured the infamous Bataan Death March.

    As often is the case, a contingent of sailors from the USS Bataan, a Norfolk-based amphibious assault ship with close ties to surviving Bataan POWs, came to Suffolk for Wednesday’s breakfast, including Capt. Eric Pfister, the executive officer.

    “This is a chance to tie our service to the legacy of service provided throughout the ages,” Pfister said. “It helps give them a sense of purpose.”

    Jane Ables, Benini’s daughter who accompanied him Wednesday, said necessity drove her father to enlist in the Army in May 1940.

    Born in Cologna, Italy, before the family immigrated to America in 1929, Benini was the first of five children.

    He became the provider at 13 when his father died of black lung disease, Ables said.

    “They either grew, shot or trapped to survive,” the daughter added. “That’s what helped him survive what he went through.”

    After classification as a rifleman and radio operator, Benini fought in the Luzon, Bataan and Defense of the Philippines campaigns between Dec. 7, 1941 and April 7, 1942.

    When he and his comrades were captured, “we were told by our officers in charge it was over, we were surrounded,” Benini reflected.

    He would spend the next 3-½ years in captivity, first in the Bataan Death March, during which 5,200 of 12,000 POWs would die, with a further estimated 2,800 perishing in captivity later.

    When the march reached its destination more than 85 miles up the east coast of Bataan, Benini was forced aboard the “hell ship” where he would spend the next two months and 20 days.

    Like sardines in a can, he was one of about 600 POWS crammed into a hold, he said.

    “We would drop a rope down there, tie bodies to the end of it and haul them up onto the deck,” Benini said.

    Those sea burials of their buddies were the only times they ever emerged into daylight.

    Benini soon learned not to try to drink seawater, no matter how fierce his thirst. Once, he said, he was able to collect half a cup of water that beaded on a winch.

    On Wednesday, he recounted many such tales of privation, unimaginable horror, close escapes and — like the time he consumed about four pounds of charcoal to self-medicate when he was suffering from beriberi, malaria and dysentery — pure survival.

    Before reaching their destination of Moji, Japan, prisoners on Benini’s ship were temporarily held in camps in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.

    He describes working in a lead and zinc mine where conditions were so bad prisoners would cut toes off by letting a mine car run over them, “so they didn’t have to work for a while.”

    “I could have run away a thousand times, no problem,” Benini said. “But one guy runs away, the other nine get their heads cut off.”

    Liberation came on Oct. 15, 1945. Benini began his journey back to home soil. Then, months of recovery between facilities in San Francisco and Staunton.

    In December 1945, he was temporarily released from the hospital to see his family for the first time in five years, spending Christmas with them.

    They would have enjoyed some good gnocci, which Benini admits is his favorite food — alongside a few other Italian delicacies.

    “Anything that you seen on the road that was edible, you picked it up and you ate it,” Benini said of the Bataan Death March.

    “When we were on slave labor, you got half a canteen of boiled rice soup for breakfast, then you went to work. You got a rice ball for lunch, sometimes a little bit of greens, and a rice ball for supper.

    “You start all over again the next day with the same stuff.”

    Following a minor stroke that has left him in a wheelchair, his daughter said, Benini has been hospitalized in Hampton since May.


  • Phool

    Brice ButlerVerified account‏@Brice_Butler
    So Angelina Jolie walked in the Sistine Chapel.. And everybody broke the non picture rule as soon as she walked in!!! Lol

  • Phool

    (previous thread)Juliana • 5 minutes ago

    Joeking @youssef_aljalam 3 de jan

    #Unbroken = the birth of a new great Director

    #AngelinaJolie got all talents

  • JPFamily

    **Vote for Jack at link**

    Unbroken star receives BAFTA Rising Star nomination

    Jack O’Connell is the only British male nominee for the BAFTA Rising Star award
    London Live

    Jack +Miyavi interview

  • JPFamily

    So so proud of Angelina, thrilled for her and her girls, and Luke too, in meeting The Pope and having that special moment to share Louie and his message of Unbroken.

    Brad and the children must be so proud, and big congratulations go to her, cast and crew and all that helped make this movie happen.

    How wonderful this is, and Louie would be so proud of his girl and that his wish of his message connecting with people all over the world has been proven, regardless of some so-called critics and experts. this is yet another enduring and deserving tribute to him and his memory.

    Happy 10th Birthday Zahara, sure she will have a happy and special day!

    Mulan, you are very welcome!
    Best of luck with your future choices, I’m sure you will do very well.
    Let us know your thoughts on Unbroken this time around, as for me it is even more powerful.

  • Myskina

    Pitty doesn’t care about her anymore lol

  • JJt

    Angelina Jolie meets pope after Vatican screening of her film

    (Reuters) – Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie met Pope Francis on Thursday after a screening at the Vatican of her film “Unbroken”, the Vatican said.

    The pope was not present at the screening but Jolie, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and two of her children met him briefly afterwards, a spokesman said. Her husband Brad Pitt was not present.

    Jolie, 39, directed the film about American Olympian and World War Two hero Louis Zamperini, whose plane was shot down over the Pacific during World War Two.

    It tells the story of his survival in a raft for nearly two months and his later ordeal as an inmate in prisoner of war camps.

  • Jen Oscar

    normal,ha sido coherente,esta mujer ni es católica ni es nada…solo para promocionar su película y luego hablan de Aniston

  • Susan

    Good morning J-P fans.
    Happy birthday Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, on your tenth birthday you met the Pope.
    Dame Jolie showing her movie at the Vatican, and meeting the Holy Father, and the Pope or his people asked for the movie to be shown there, you can’t buy this publicity.
    Universal leaked this story to US magazine, because the J-Ps run a tight ship.

  • Jen Oscar

    a change at the last moment…Pitty is ready

  • Saffron

    After almost 50 years of waiting for his story to be told on film, Louie’s son co-hosts a screening of Unbroken for the Pope in the Vatican. You think Louie has a big ol’ smile up there?? You can almost feel it. So happy for all involved.

  • Jen Oscar


  • Myskina

    Esa mujer es de lo peor, no existe nadie mas hipocrita que ella. Nuestra Jen es un angelito al lado de esa zorra

  • Phool

    When in Rome, meet the Pope
    London – Angelina Jolie has flown to Italy to meet Pope Francis.

    The ‘Maleficent’ actress was spotted with her daughters Shiloh, eight, and Zahara, nine, at Ciampino International Airport in Rome on Tuesday amid speculation she and husband Brad Pitt are set to have “a VIP meet-and-greet at the Vatican with Pope Francis” this week.

    The duo’s head of security is said to have arrived in the city to begin preparations for their arrival a few days ago.

    A source close to the couple, who consider themselves non-religious, told Us Weekly magazine that the 39-year-old beauty and the 51-year-old actor both “admire the Pope” and “like the Pope’s message.”

    Pope Francis has been praised for being more tolerant than his predecessors. When asked about views on homosexuality last year, he said: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?”

    ‘Fury’ star Brad was raised a Baptist, but previously admitted he didn’t “have a great relationship with religion.”

    He said: “I oscillate between agnosticism and atheism.”

    But Angelina recently revealed she is very spiritual.

    She said: “I don’t know if there’s a name for that – religion or faith – just that there’s something greater than all of us, and it’s uniting and beautiful.”

  • Jen Oscar

    Ha superado la desverguenza,esto es un truco barato de relaciones públicas…por lo menos Aniston lleva a su novio…pitty esta perdido escondido debajo de una piedra de la verguenza lol

  • JPFamily

    L’Osservatore Romano Verified account
    @ oss_romano
    The newspaper of the Holy See

    L’Osservatore Romano @ oss_romano · 36 mins ago

    Screened at the Vatican the film “Unbroken” directed by Angelina Jolie who then met briefly # PapaFrancesco

    Alma Arizapa ‏@ilabsarahgee 47s

    Just watched #Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie!! Great movie! So moving and worth watching! This deserves an OSCARS! :)

    mrs e ‏@daisyrock666 1 hr

    I’m recommending #Unbroken at the pictures. Angelina Jolie can certainly direct. Amazing film about an amazing man.

    // Shivonne // ‏@sdmn__ 9 mins


  • juju

    congratulations to angelina n everyone involved in the movie
    it’s a great honor

    thx to the fans who had the work to find n share all those links

  • Phool

    Good Morning Saffron
    I cant help but not to smile and cry that Louis has eventually had an audience with the Pope nonetheless , he may not be there in body but in Spirit he is. You can clearly see how emotional Angie is and Luke is there with biggest smile on his face doing his father proud. So Proud of Angie for making this 50 year old dream come true. Its such an honour to have an audience with His Holiness.

  • Myskina

    Pobre hombre jajaja la verguenza que esa mujer le hace pasar lo debe estar volviendo loco y todavia falta mas cuando se estrena by the sea y las criticas la destruyan de nuevo jaja

  • Jen Oscar

    este comentario es gracioso

    They should take their matching white capes and go fight crime together! Frankie and Ange: Justice Stompers!

    Totally unrelated: Oscar nom voting ends today, non?

    menos mal que quedan los globos de oro,espero que pitty vaya y los loons se tiren de los pelos

  • Jen the Hag

    As usual the jenhen writing fanfiction just because Angelina Jolie got to meet the Queen and the Pope while Ticky got to hangout with Chelsea hand job and pedo Terry the photographer bwahahahahahahah what a loser!!!

  • Myskina

    Que risa jajaja ya todos se dieron cuenta que la mujer esa esta desesperada por las nominaciones. La estocada final sera cuando Pitty vaya a los globos de oro y vea triunfar a jen, obviamente la aplaudira

  • bap

    Dame Angelina has been rewarded with meeting with President Obama, Queen of England and The Pope regarding her movies that have Global messages. She don it at the age of 39 years old.

  • JPFamily

    REVIEW: Unbroken


    You’re going to have to forgive a bit of fan-girling here. Angelina Jolie is far from perfect as an idol, but she’s a great actress (I loved SALT, okay?) and one of the most interesting and powerful women currently in show business. Anything she does is going to catch our attention. So when her second stint as a director came about in the form of World War 2 biopic Unbroken, we fancied a look.

    Adapted from the Laura Hillenbrand (She wrote Seabiscuit) biography of the same name, Unbroken tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete taken prisoner in Japan during WW2.

    In short, it’s a great but harrowing film. A simple story about the endurance of the human spirit and the inhumanity of war. It’s thoughtfully made, with a sometimes clumsy script and a stellar cast of relative unknowns from around the world.

    We open with a gorgeous, slow establishing shot – and this quiet, non-intrusive cinematography sets the tone for the next two hours. There’s just enough ‘artiness’ to slow you down, to keep things steady and the pendulum swinging. Jolie sticks to the old biopic-faithful of flashbacks to tell Zamperini’s story; hardly original, but it works. There’s enough pace to keep you interested, without exploiting the war-time context and dazzling you with explosions and gunfire.

    This will be Jack O’Connell‘s first major international role, after gaining domestic fame for This Is England and Skins – yep, that’s Cookie – and having a small part in the disastrous 300: Rise of an Empire. He plays Zamperini, who died in 2014, with the appropriate balance of sensitivity and honesty required for such a character. The son of Italian immigrants, Louis Zamperini was on the brink of a stunning athletics career (his 1938 record of a 4.08 minute mile lasted for fifteen years) when war broke out, and he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in 1941.

    We’re given a rounded look at his character; the interplay between his religious upbringing and what he goes through in the course of the war, his brother and a desire to prove himself the foundations for his resilience. “If you can take it, you can make it,” might sound a little cheesy – indeed, the Coen Brothers’ script has a few flashes of awkwardness amongst the brilliance – but it offers a grounding, a rhythm for the film to fix onto.

    “You go on living the best you can, you try so have some fun along the way, and then one day – it’s over.”

    O’Connell clearly had promise – Jolie wouldn’t have cast him, else – yet it’s still astounding to watch him on screen. One thick Italian-American accent? Check. A smart haircut? Check. Period-authentic costume? Check – you’ve got yourself a handsome, believable hero within the first ten minutes. He’s practical, relatable and determined. O’Connell gets to the heart of the character with ease, bringing a refreshing serving of realism to a disappointing year of film.

    Domhnall Gleeson (About Time, Harry Potter – yeah, that’s Bill Weasley!) is just as pleasant a surprise, as is American Horror Story‘s Finn Wittrock, playing fellow airmen Phil and Mac respectively. The trio make up the survivors of a rescue-flight gone wrong, and end up drifting in the ocean for over a month. Sharks, albatrosses and endless discussions of gnocchi are all they have to interrupt the monotony, and the relief of being found is short lived; their rescuers are Japanese.

    This introduces one of the stand-out stars to the film; Miyavi, playing the Commanding Officer of Ōfuna prisoner of war camp, Mutsuhiro Watanabe. Thirty-three year old Miyavi, a Japanese popstar, had reservations about playing the villain.

    “In the end, Louis forgave everything and he came back to Japan,” The LA Times reports him saying. “He showed his love and his heart to Japanese people. There are negative comments toward this film in Japan from people who only know the book. But I strongly feel they’re going to receive the message from Louis. Louis Zamperini is not an American hero — he’s an international hero.”

    On his facebook, Miyavi released an official statement: ”As a musician, and also with the fact that the subject of the movie was somewhat sensitive to the Japanese people, I questioned whether I should take a break from my craft to pursue this role, but after meeting Angie, it became clear to me that an underlying theme to this story is forgiveness, and I thought I might eventually become like a bridge between the two states and the world, by depicting the gruesomeness of the war.”

    The film borders on jingoistic patriotism, and despite Jolie’s assurances that it was “important” Watanabe wouldn’t end up “a stereotype of a Japanese bad guy, that this was a very complex human being who had a very strong presence”, the Axis vs Allies conflict can get a little simplistic. The Japanese are shown with little to no humanity – save an ambiguous, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment towards the end. This lazy characterisation isn’t anything new, but you’d expect more from such an experienced, talented crew.

    On a positive note, Miyavi is fantastic. Stepping out on the red carpet in Leicester Square he looked every inch a runway model, and this presence is overwhelming on screen. Jolie’s time persuading the studio to take a gamble on a newbie, unknown to US audiences, was time well spent – it’s unlikely anyone else could have brought depth and dimension necessary for such a villain.

    It’s a tale of forgiveness, and what humans can push themselves through despite not a hope in hell of survival. It’s well-crafted, soft and it’ll stay with you long after the credits roll. Hedging your bets on Unbroken getting Best Adapted Screenplay might not be such a bad idea.

    Verdict: 4 Stars

  • Jen Oscar

    jajajaj no creo que gane,va a ganar Julianne pero vamos que tampoco me importa,en los Oscar y el SAG veo mas posibilidades

  • bap

    If they leaked it that’s Ok.

  • mm366

    Saw UNBROKEN on new year’s eve and it was more than worth the price of admission. I’ve added “if you can take it, you can make it” to my inspiring words lexicon most def. The actor who played The Bird (the Japanese prison camp commander) MUST be nominated for an Oscar! He was excellent and it was the first time he ever acted too! Angie knew he’d bring the goods.

  • Juliana

    Scott Roy @roysy96 5 de jan
    As a huge WWII history enthusiast & war movie fan. Hats off to Angelina Jolie for directing #Unbroken unbelievable movie & Very inspiring!

  • Myskina

    Yo veo mas posibilidades en los globos de oro y el SAG, con todo el dolor no creo que Jen gane el oscar pero al menos sera nominada y ese es un gran logro

  • Phool

    I love a good old Aniston Runt meltdown