Trout face or divine beauty? Angelina Jolie divides the office. So come on then if you think you’re hard enough, let’s face/off and settle it once and for all. Read on to see the fall-out, insults, dirt-slinging madness that this debate created. Best For Film will never be the same again…
It’s all too easy, with a little bit of education in the matter of the movies, to become a film snob. An art house film here, a B-movie there, and suddenly you find yourself sneering at the current box office offerings, and assuming a taste for obscure Hong Kong horror shorts. Maybe you start wearing ironic, postmodern t-shirts, like Che Guevara wielding a light sabre. And oh, how you hate it when the soul sucking devils over in Hollywood-town remake one of your classics, the one you’ve seen nearly one and a half times!
As a rule, sellout films usually contain a colon and/or a number. We’re looking at you, Speed 2: Cruise Control. Yet, the definition of a ‘sellout’ is tricky, because producers are very good at making shit smell like roses, and before you know it you’re on the set of National Treasure: Book of Secrets. When you see a film and think, ‘what the devil is Globey McOscar doing in this?!’ we’ve got the three reasons behind their decision to sell their soul.
Bringing Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp together in one film was always going to result in one of two things; either their combined beauty power would tear a hole in the universe and we would all get sucked into a horrifying charsima-vortex, or a sex-a-rifficly gorgeous film would get produced. Having seen the trailer, we’re still hoping its the latter.
Von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) was drafted to direct new spy-thriller ‘The Tourist’ last year, but ended up leaving because of ‘creative differences’. After a lot of whispers and rumours about his possible re-engagement, he has today confirmed that he’s back at the helm, and plans to start filming this spring.