Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were greeted by a huge crowd of screaming fans as they stepped onto the red carpet at the Moneyball premiere in Toronto last night. The Toronto International Film Festival has been under way since Thursday, but last night was particularly spectacular thanks to the back-to-back Moneyball and The Ides of March gala debuts. Brad was joined by all his costars — Jonah Hill told us it was the best night of his life! — and even the real-life Billy Beane on the TIFF red carpet. Brad and Angelina took a helicopter out of London together on Thursday headed to the festival but are only sweeping through Canada quickly before returning to their kids. Earlier in the day on Friday, Brad did take the stage for the Moneyball press conference where he joked that the film's lesson of taking risks was similar to breaking free from his religious upbringing. Brad looked handsome at both Moneyball events, and next up he and the rest of his cast will be taking his movie to Oakland for the stateside premiere on Sept. 19. For all the action from TIFF, follow PopSugar on Twitter and Facebook!
Brad Pitt shook hands and signed autographs for fans as he stepped in for a Moneyball press conference in Toronto this afternoon ahead of this evening's TIFF gala. Inside Brad joined costars Jonah Hill and Phillip Seymour Hoffman as well as their director Bennett Miller. It's also the world premiere of Moneyball, which is already earning Brad Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Oakland As general manager Billy Beane. Brad and Angelina were spotted taking off in a helicopter from London yesterday after she finished taking care of some work business in the city. The two will hit the red carpet side-by-side tonight and it's not their first TIFF together — Angelina was also along for the ride when Brad premiered The Assassination of Jesse James in 2007 and they looked red hot among all the other stars at the Toronto Film Festival through the years. We're in Toronto covering the action, so don't miss any of our updates here and on PopSugar's Twitter and Facebook pages!
George Clooney was the lucky man in the middle between Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei this morning at a photo call for The Ides of March during the first day of the Venice Film Festival. Evan was decked out in a suit from Dolce & Gabanna while Marisa wore a dress from Preen. They were joined by leading men Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman as well as writer Grant Heslov, though it seems Ryan Gosling has yet to get in on the fun. George made a grand entrance into the city yesterday, arriving on boat with glamorous friends like Cindy Crawford and her husband, Rande Gerber. Cindy, Rande, and George were fresh off a fun weekend at the actor's Lake Como estate, which also hosted his movie buddies Marisa and Evan. George is currently all about his political thriller, but he just pulled the plug on another project — George dropped out of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which is to be directed by Steven Soderbergh. We'll get another glimpse of George and his cast later today, as they're expected to be the first stars to dress up for a red carpet premiere!
Ryan Gosling was back on the Bloomfield Hills, MI, set of The Ides of March yesterday afternoon with his costar Philip Seymour Hoffman. The duo walked around the lawn of the Christ Church Cranbrook while their director, George Clooney, amused himself with a glow-in-the-dark ball. The cast has been working on the film for nearly a month, and last Friday were spotted shooting in Ann Arbor with Evan Rachel Wood. She missed out on the most recent fun as she had to go to NYC for last night's premiere of HBO's Mildred Pierce — and Evan revealed on the red carpet that George has blessed her with the nickname of Schnoz!
Relationships have long been fodder for the introspective indie film, and Philip Seymour Hoffman tackles the subject in his directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. The film centers on two couples: a long-married one enduring their own trials, and a tender new one. Hoffman stars as Jack, a dread-locked limo driver whose friends, Clyde and Lucy, try to set him up with Lucy's co-worker, Connie (Amy Ryan).
Though Jack Goes Boating can be so subtle at times that it gets tedious (and honestly, a bit boring), it's still a well-acted drama about striving to improve oneself and accepting imperfections in another person.
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We've seen this story before — awkward, 40-something schlub falls in love with an equally awkward (yet more attractive) woman — but there's something about this trailer for Jack Goes Boating that's still endearing. In his directorial debut, Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as Jack, a limo driver who gets set up on a blind date by his only two friends in the world, Clyde (John Ortiz) and Lucy (Daphne Rubin-Vega). The lucky lady: a funeral parlor worker named Connie (Amy Ryan). They begin their courtship, but Jack hits a speed bump when Connie suggests that they go boating together — and Jack can't swim.
The film is based on an off-Broadway play, which coincidentally enough, starred three of the actors. As such, the preview has an intimate, slice of life feel, an off-beat sense of humor, and a few emotionally charged scenes. Sounds good to me, but my only question is, what is up with Hoffman's dreadlocks?! The movie premiered at Sundance, where it was well-received, but take a look at the trailer when you read more
I'm an unabashed Richard Curtis lover — he's the writer and director of Love, Actually, one of my favorite movies, and his next one, Pirate Radio is out next month.
The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a 1960s deejay in Britain who takes to the water when the government bans rock and roll. I'm all for a retro Hoffman (he's totally channeling his rock critic character in Almost Famous here) but I'm just as excited about the British support: frequent Curtis stars Bill Nighy and Rhys Ifans, as well as Simon Pegg's right-hand man Nick Frost. Keep an eye out for Mad Men's January Jones, who gets to embrace the '60s hippie side of things.
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Men of all ages wore basic black and white last night at the Oscars. The biggest decision was bowtie or long tie, unless we're talking about Mickey Rourke who stood out in his bright white suit, proving once again he is doing things his way. Brad added more facial hair, upgrading his mustache to full-on goatee. Robert Downey Jr. was clean-shaven and looking adorably young.
The younger crowd mixed up their hairstyles where Zac slicked his back while Robert Pattinson went spiky. They both kept a straight face while James Franco and Dev Patel were all smiles. Many of these men had their beautiful girlfriends or wives by their side, which could explain some of their big grins. The ladies may steal the show year after year, but the Oscars wouldn't be the same without a little manjoyment out on the red carpet.
- Metallica and Run-D.M.C. are among this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. — E! Online
- The Japanese anime TV series Cowboy Bebop is being adapted for the big screen, with Keanu Reeves attached to star as a bounty hunter traveling through space in 2071. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Amy Ryan has joined the cast of Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. — Variety
- Also, Amy Ryan will return to The Office at some point. — Entertainment Weekly
- Casey Affleck will direct a documentary on the musical career of Joaquin Phoenix who is embarking on a new path as a rapper. — ComingSoon
- Kath and Kim's episode order has been cut to 17. — The Futon Critic
- A guide to the musical acts appearing at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration. — Billboard
- Kieran Culkin has been cast as Wallace Wells in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. — ComingSoon
Sometimes you come across a movie trailer that makes you chuckle or cry a little or gets your heart racing, but the trailer for The Boat That Rocked just plain makes me happy. With a ridiculously fun cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, and Nick Frost (among many others), and an equally fun premise (a group of "rogue" DJs standing up to the British government in the '60s? Yes, please) this comedy looks like it's right up my alley.
The Boat That Rocked opens in the UK in May; no US release info just yet. To watch the trailer, read more