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Exclusive: Behind-The-Scenes Photo Of Brad Pitt On The Set Of 'World War Z'

September 17th, 2013 3:34am EDT
Brad Pitt on the set of World War Z
"World War Z" debuts on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand today. Starpulse got an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo of Brad Pitt on the set of the zombie film (above).

On an ordinary day, Gerry Lane (Pitt) and his family find their quiet drive interrupted by urban gridlock. An ex-United Nations investigator, Lane senses that this is no ordinary traffic jam.

As police helicopters buzz the sky and motorcycle cops careen wildly below, the city erupts into chaos. Something is causing hordes of people to viciously attack each other - a lethal virus that is spread through a single bite,...
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Check Out Brad Pitt In 'World War Z,' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Sept. 17

September 15th, 2013 5:50am EDT
World War Z
On an ordinary day, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family find their quiet drive interrupted by urban gridlock. An ex-United Nations investigator, Lane senses that this is no ordinary traffic jam.

As police helicopters buzz the sky and motorcycle cops careen wildly below, the city erupts into chaos. Something is causing hordes of people to viciously attack each other - a lethal virus that is spread through a single bite, turning healthy humans into something unrecognizable, unthinking and feral. Neighbor turns on neighbor; a helpful stranger suddenly becomes a dangerous enemy.

The origins...
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'Monster's University' Holds On To Top Spot At Weekend Box Office

July 1st, 2013 7:36am EDT
Monsters University
"Monster's University" graduated at the top of the box office after making $46.1 million over the weekend. Billy Crystal voices Mike while John Goodman is Sulley in a film about how the pair of monsters overcame their differences and became the best of friends even though they couldn't stand each other when they first met.

Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's cop comedy "The Heat" came in second place with earnings of $40 million. Last weekend's number two, "World War Z," starring Brad Pitt, took the third slot with takings of $29.8 million.

Coming in a disappointing fourth place was Ch...
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'Monsters University' Holds Off 'The Heat' For Top Box Office spot

June 30th, 2013 1:37pm EDT
Monsters University
Monsters University may have held off The Heat for top spot at the box office, but The Heat did well for an R-rated comedy that was out-promoted by White House Down.

White House Down, which spent plenty of money for spots during the NBA Finals and across TV, could only take a distant third with $26.6 million. Monsters University took around $46 million and The Heat earned $40 million. World War Z and Man of Steel round out the top 5 at $29 million and $21 million, respectively.

It's quite possible crowds were either confused by fellow "White House attacked" film Olympus Has Fallen, or fou...
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Brad Pitt Won't Promote 'World War Z' In Brazil Due To Protests, Considers Sequel

June 24th, 2013 2:04pm EDT
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt won't be headed to Brazil to show off his new film World War Z - but maybe he will when the sequel comes out.

Pitt, according to a Paramount statement, won't jet down to the country due to building unrest. Thousands in Brazil began to protest about a week ago over a change in transport fares, but now a national movement of millions have taken to the streets to protest corruption in the nation. Among the issues for the protesters is the amount of public money spent on stadiums for the upcoming World Cup while other areas of infrastructure falter.

In the statement, Paramount says,...
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Pixar's 'Monsters University' Holds Off The Zombies Of 'World War Z' To Take Weekend Box Office

June 24th, 2013 11:51am EDT
Monsters University
Disney/Pixar's latest animated feature, Monsters University, has held off the zombies, topping Brad Pitt's pandemic thriller World War Z at the weekend box office.

The prequel to 2001's Monsters Inc. raked in a total of $82 million for the top spot, besting Pitt's summer action flick, which came in second with $66 million. Pixar has topped the box office for all 13 of its films.

Both films topped last week's record-breaking Superman reboot Man of Steel, which pulled in a nice $41.2 million, upping its ten-day total to $210 million domestically.

Seth Rogen's comedy This is the End, which ...
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The Morning Roundup: Monsters vs Zombies, Paula Deen Fired, George Lucas Weds

June 24th, 2013 10:00am EDT
Monsters University
Pixar's animated sequesl "Monsters University" held off stiff competition from Brad Pitt thriller "World War Z" at the box office over the weekend, pulling in $82 million for its opening weekend, while Pitt's zombie flick made $66 million. Despite tough competition, the Disney-owned animation studio is 13 for 13 on opening day, landing the top spot for all of its previous theatrical releases. Previous number-one "Man of Steel" pulled in another $41.2 million for third place, upping its total to $210 million in a little over a week. Comedy "This is the End" finished fourth, with $13 million;...
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Review: 'World War Z' Is Not An Award Winner But Is A Potential Blockbuster

June 22nd, 2013 8:00am EDT
World War Z
Maybe you’ve heard about Brad Pitt’s World War Z and have low expectations of the film, but hold on you’re in for a shock. Although the production was plagued with problems from budget to re-shoots, it is rather surprising that this film actually made it to your local movie theater this weekend. The real shock is it is ACTUALLY A GOOD SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER.
 
The film is an apocalyptic spectacle that doesn't let up until the end. "It is epically scaled, but it's not a messy, noisy, CGI-bogus, throw-everything-at-the-audience sort of blockbuster. It's thrillingly controlled, and it builds in im...
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Fabrizio Guido Talks About Being A Part Of 'World War Z'

June 21st, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Fabrizio Guido
Zombies, Brad Pitt and huge action sequences: World War Z is poised to be a smash hit at the box office. Ahead of today's opening, BFTV spoke with young actor Fabrizio Guido, who plays a supporting role in this giant film, about the experience of a blockbuster and his ambitions to be an multi-hyphenate someday.

"Working on World War Z was always fun," Fabrizio told us. "My character in the film is named Tomas - he is a curious and very courageous boy who is rescued by Gerry Lane [played by Brad Pitt] and his family. Tomas grows very attached and protective of them, and turns into the son G...
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The Morning Roundup: 'World War Z' Gets A Mixed Review, Kimye's Baby Name, Miley's Drug-Free New Single

June 21st, 2013 10:59am EDT
World War Z
Apocalyptic action-flick "World War Z," which opens today, features lots (billions, actually) of zombies clamoring to spread a new disease to the rest of the world while one man races to find the source of the outbreak and, hopefully, a cure. But "these are not your mama's zombies," according to our review of the film. They're fast and have some pretty extra-human powers. The film is "intense, scary and gripping" and for nearly the first hour you'll be "sitting on the edge of your seat." (story)

Miley Cyrus is defending her new song, "We Can't Stop," telling Rolling Stone magazine that it ...
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'World War Z' Review: These Are Not Your Mama's Zombies

June 21st, 2013 7:05am EDT
World War Z
Nothing scares me more than zombies and that's why I can't get enough of them. I've seen every George Romero film, as well as "28 Days Later" many, many times. Plus I own the first two seasons of 'The Walking Dead.'

Needless to say, I was really looking forward to "World War Z" and I'm happy to report, I was not disappointed.

First of all, the zombies in "World War Z" are not your every day slow moving zombies. Nope, these flesh loving guys and gals, can jump so high, you think they're flying, plus they can run and I mean fast!

These zombies are definitely what I'd call "new and improved...
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'World War Z' NY Premiere, 'Anger Management' Can't Manage Anger, Danielle Bradbery Wins 'The Voice'

June 19th, 2013 10:43am EDT
World War Z
Brad Pitt's new film "World War Z" hits theaters this week, and the fans were out to catch a glimpse of the star in Times Square on Monday for the premiere. The film centers on a UN employee who ends up at the center of trying to stop a global pandemic that wreaks havoc on humanity and threatens to kill off the human race. Billions of humans are turned to zombies thanks to an outbreak, and Pitt's character Gerry Lane traverses the planet in search of a cure before it's too late. (story)

16-year-old country singer Danielle Bradbery won TV singing competition "The Voice" on Tuesday night, be...
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Fans Flock To See Brad Pitt At 'World War Z' Premiere In Times Square

June 18th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt waved and smiled at fans while signing autographs at the "World War Z" premiere in New York City on Monday.

The actor, who arrived solo at the event, took some time out for the fans, telling reporters: "I remember when I first got to L.A. and I saw the first person from a film, and I just got a big rush out of it."
 
He added, "They've been waiting here all this time...I just think it's a nice thing, and I'm a dad now."

The father of six attended the premiere without his fiancee Angelina Jolie. She has accompanied him to several events while he promotes the film. Earlier this mo...
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Brad Pitt's Bodyguards Tackle Over-Zealous Fan Down Under

June 11th, 2013 6:29pm EDT
Brad Pitt
On Monday, the police were called to Brad Pitt's hotel in Sydney, Australia after an over-zealous fan attempted to get too close to the actor and his son.

The 49-year-old actor was leaving the city's InterContinental Hotel with his adopted son Pax, nine, on their way to a cruise around Sydney Harbor when they were approached by a man in the building's underground car park.

The fan - identified as Michael Joseph - was tackled by Pitt's bodyguards and police were called to the scene. Officers issued Joseph with a warning and ordered him to move on.

A police spokeswoman tells the Sydney ...
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Angelina Jolie Dazzles In White At German 'World War Z' Premiere

June 5th, 2013 8:48am EDT
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie continued her European tour with fiance Brad Pitt at the "World War Z" premiere in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday. It was also her 38th birthday.

The actress sizzled in an all-white Ralph & Russo ensemble, including a strapless peplum top with a metallic accent around the waist. She also wore white pumps, drop earrings and a gemstone bracelet.

The German premiere was the star's third public appearance since announcing last month that she had undergone a double mastectomy. On Sunday and Monday, she joined Pitt at the London and Paris premieres of his zombie film.

On the eve of...
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Brad Pitt Praises 'Heroic' Angelina Jolie At 'World War Z' Premiere

June 3rd, 2013 5:30pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt was overcome with emotion during the premiere of his new zombie movie as he supported his partner Angelina Jolie in her first public appearance since she underwent a double mastectomy.

On Sunday, the 49-year-old actor turned out for a screening of World War Z in London and the event marked the first time Jolie had been seen in public since she underwent surgery to prevent breast cancer.

When asked about his partner as he walked the red carpet Pitt became tearful as he praised Jolie's bravery.

The Hollywood star told reporters, "I'm very proud and just relieved that's (breast...
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A Glowing Angelina Jolie Makes First Public Appearance At 'World War Z' Premiere In London

June 2nd, 2013 4:10pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
It may be Brad Pitt's movie, but partner Angelina Jolie was the one who got all the attention at the London premiere of Pitt's sci-fi thriller World War Z.

Jolie made her first public appearance since announcing that she underwent a double mastectomy in February, a preventive measure she chose to take after learning she carries the cancer-causing gene that her late mother and aunt carried.

The actress was all smiles at the event, signing autographs and posing for photos with partner Pitt at the Empire Leicester Square in London.

"I'm very, very grateful for all the support. It's meant a ...
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'World War Z' Producers Open Up About Filming 'Nightmare'

May 1st, 2013 7:26pm EDT
World War Z
The producers behind Brad Pitt's upcoming post-apocalyptic horror film World War Z have opened up about the "insane" production problems which plagued the project, branding the shoot a "nightmare".

The zombie movie was initially due for release last year but was bumped to this summer amid rumors of issues with the script. Executives behind the film have now revealed the full extent of the problems, confirming reports Lost writer Damon Lindelof was drafted in to help salvage the project.

The movie's ending was completely changed and led to weeks of re-shoots, while the $125 million budge...
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Brad Pitt: 'World War Z Bogged Down In Politics'

March 28th, 2013 3:44pm EDT
World War Z
Brad Pitt has revealed that his new movie World War Z cut expensive scenes from the final cut because the film became too "bogged down" in political agendas.

The actor, who stars in and produces the upcoming zombie thriller, has revealed that several of the film's scenes shot in Budapest have been cut from the finished movie because, although he was initially more interested in making a "political film," the underlying social agenda became "too much" for a summer blockbuster.

He explained to Entertainment Weekly: "At the time, I was really interested in a more political film, using the z...
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Watch All The Movie Trailers Shown During Super Bowl XLVII (Video)

February 4th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Oz: The Great And Powerful
The Super Bowl is second only to The Oscars telecast when it comes to movie trailers. So who paid the big bucks this year?

Oz: the Great and Powerful had the best spot in my opinion. The clever black and white, 4:3 (the classic's original resolution) opening immediately drew one's attention. After expanding to fullscreen and in vibrant color, This Sam Raimi directed prequel to the classic Wizard of Oz looked like it would be a surefire hit in March.

J.J. Abrams only put a few brief moments of lens flare into his Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer. This action-packed Sci Fi movie hits th...
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Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt's Children Send Santa Letters Early

December 26th, 2012 9:58am EST
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children prepared for Christmas early this year by writing letters to Santa Claus and sending them off last month.

The couple's brood of six - Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne - put pen to paper to detail their wish lists and posted them off in the village of Littlebourne in Kent, England, where their famous father was re-shooting scenes for upcoming blockbuster World War Z.

Littlebourne post office assistant Fiona Lindsay tells People.com, "It was so cute. All the children sent messages to Father Christmas and were absolutely beauti...
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10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

March 20th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Being Flynn still
2012 is shaping up to be a very literate year in motion pictures. Over 30 films on the release schedule are based on books, short stories or comic books. Below are 10 of the most notable.

1. BEING FLYNN

Based on: Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

Basic plot: A guy who works at a homeless shelter finds his estranged, alcoholic, deadbeat dad wandering in one night.

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Weitz

Why it’ll make you thankful: I’m guessing your father isn’t in a homeless shelter…

Release date: Opened March 2 (limited)

2...
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Hungarians Drop Illegal Gun Case Against 'World War Z' Producers

February 11th, 2012 1:24pm EST
World War Z
Anti-terrorism authorities in Hungary have dropped an investigation into a cache of illegal guns seized from the set of Brad Pitt's upcoming movie "World War Z."

Almost 100 unauthorized weapons were confiscated by police in Budapest in October amid fears the haul could fall into the hands of illegal arms traffickers.

Production executives, including Pitt, who stars in and produces the project, faced questioning over the gun find, but officials at Hungary's National Bureau of Investigations dropped the case this week due to a technicality.

According to Eonline.com, authorities failed to i...
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Hungarian Police Seize Illegal Guns From 'World War Z' Set

October 10th, 2011 9:18pm EDT
World War Z
Brad Pitt's World War Z film set was raided by Hungarian anti-terrorism authorities over the weekend after a cache of illegal guns were found in among the movie's props.

Almost 100 unauthorized weapons were seized by police in Budapest, where the film is currently shooting.

The haul included a collection of automatic assault rifles.

Hajdu Janos, the director of Hungary's Anti-Terrorism Unit, tells UsMagazine.com, "Guns like these are highly illegal to transport even if they were to used as stage guns, which hopefully they weren't."

It is not known how the weapons ended up on the set of ...
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Brad Pitt Saves Extra On 'World War Z' Set

August 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Brad Pitt
Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt played a real-life hero on the set of World War Z in Scotland on Thursday by saving an extra who had stumbled in an action scene.

The star is currently filming the post-apocalyptic movie in Glasgow and was shooting a high-octane sequence with 700 extras when one woman stumbled and fell during a stampede.

According to The Scottish Sun, Pitt quickly helped the extra to her feet just before she was trampled by the running crowd.

A source tells the publication, "Lots of people hurt themselves and Brad came to the rescue of one woman who slipped. I don't think she cou...
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Angelina Jolie Visits Scottish Landmine Charity

August 24th, 2011 8:28am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie took time out from her busy schedule to visit the headquarters of a landmine charity in Scotland over the weekend.

The actress and her partner Brad Pitt, as well as their six children, are currently residing in the country while Pitt films his new zombie movie World War Z.

And Jolie continued her commitment to philanthropy by visiting workers at the Halo Trust in Dumfriesshire to hear about their work removing landmines in war-torn areas.

Jolie says, "It was a privilege to visit the Halo headquarters and meet their committed staff. In the aftermath of war, Halo's mine-c...
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Scottish Sandwich Shop Names A Panini After Brad Pitt, Who Has Excellent Handwriting

August 18th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Brad Pitt Panini
While filming "World War Z" in Glasgow, Scottland, today The Metro Sandwich Company honored Brad Pitt by creating "The Brad Pitt Special Panini," which Brad's assistant collected for the star's lunch.

We see a lot of red sauce and cheese, but we're not sure what kind of meat is included. Pitt returned the gesture by signing the poster: "w/ extra onion & jalapeno...a delight for the senses. Many thx, BP." Check out how neat his handwriting is!

The actor is in the Scottish city with his partner Angelina Jolie and their six children, who have been spotted out and about over the last few days...
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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Travel In Train Style From London To Scotland

August 17th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Brad PItt & Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt knows how to travel in style - he chartered a private train to take himself, partner Angelina Jolie and their family and members of his "World War Z" film crew from London to Scotland on Tuesday.

The superstar couple and their brood were allowed to drive from the street to the platform as they arrived at Euston station to board a privately hired train, which would take them to Glasgow, where Pitt will film on location.

The Virgin charter, which is a bespoke service regularly used by English soccer clubs, pulled into Glasgow Central Station several hours later.

People.com report...
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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Give Their Son A 'Wicked' Good 10th Birthday (Photos)

August 8th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt brood
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt took four of their six kids to see the musical "Wicked" in London on Saturday to celebrate son Maddox's birthday. Their oldest just turned 10.

Also attending were Shiloh, Pax and Zahara. Twins Vivienne and Knox, 3, were not in attendance. According to UsMagazine.com, an insider revealed, "They were very happy and quite quiet. The children seemed fascinated by the spectacle."

Brad is currently in Britain filming zombie horror flick "World War Z."
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Brad Pitt Took Angelina Jolie To Maltese Restaurant Where He Wined And Dined Jennifer Aniston

June 21st, 2011 11:54pm EDT
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt returned to a romantic Mediterranean spot where he once took ex-wife Jennifer Aniston on Monday night - with Angelina Jolie.

The movie star took a break from pre-production on his new film World War Z in Malta on Monday night to take his partner out for a meal at the de Mondion restaurant inside the Xara Palace hotel in medieval city Mdina.

The romantic night out came after Jolie had returned from a weekend spent visiting refugees in Turkey and Italy in her official capacity as an ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

According to UsMagazine.com, the...
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