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2009-08-24 12:12:50

Brad Pitt's manager says the actor was misquoted as telling the German magazine Stern that Tom Cruise's Nazi-themed picture Valkyrie was ridiculous. Pitt, who co-starred with Cruise in the 1994 film Interview with the Vampire, was said to have made the remark while promoting his new World War II movie Inglourious Basterds. Cruise's 2008 film was based on the true story of a botched attempt to assassinate German dictator and Holocaust architect Adolf Hitler. Rottentomatoes.com indicated both...

2009-08-23 12:36:58

Inglourious Basterds had a glorious weekend, taking in more than $37.6 million in estimated U.S. box office receipts to claim the No. 1 spot. District 9 was second with $18.9 million. All estimates are from Box Office Mojo. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was third with $12.5 million; The Time Traveler's Wife fourth, more than $10.02 million; Julie & Julia fifth, $9 million; Shorts sixth, $6.6 million. G-Force seventh, more than $4.2 million; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince eighth,...

2009-08-21 12:39:25

U.S. actor Brad Pitt, star of the new World War II flick Inglourious Basterds, has dismissed Tom Cruise's Nazi-themed picture Valkyrie as ridiculous. Cruise's 2008 movie was based on the true story of a botched attempt to assassinate German dictator and Holocaust architect Adolf Hitler. Cruise and Pitt co-starred in the 1994 film Interview with the Vampire. Rottentomatoes.com indicated both of their WWII movies earned generally favorable reviews. The second World War could still deliver more...

2009-07-31 12:00:15

USA Network says it will air a 60-second, extended sneak peek at Quentin Tarantino's new film Inglourious Basterds during the Burn Notice Season 3 finale. The preview for the blood-soaked World War II picture is slated to air Thursday between 9-10 p.m. ET. Basterds is to open in U.S. theaters Aug. 21. It stars Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Kruger and Mike Myers.

2009-07-28 12:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Activision Publishing (Nasdaq: ATVI) and id Software have signed-on for the highly-anticipated Wolfenstein to be a title sponsor of The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures International's upcoming feature film by Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds." As an official sponsor, Activision will conduct a contest for two lucky winners to attend the "Inglourious Basterds" Hollywood premier at the historic Grauman's Chinese...

2009-05-22 22:17:45

U.S. writer-director Quentin Tarantino describes the Cannes Film Festival, where his new war movie Inglourious Basterds debuted, as the cinematic Olympics. I'm expecting this to be one of the high moments of my career, Tarantino told Variety.com before the picture premiered Wednesday. "This is the cinematic Olympics. If you've done a movie you're proud of, that you might be defined by, then to me the dream is not necessarily to be there at Oscar time. That's wonderful. But my dream is to...

2009-04-24 19:41:06

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the late Australian actor Heath Ledger's last movie, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, organizers said. Ledger had been working on the movie at the time of his death of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008. He was 28. The BBC said director Terry Gilliam's fantasy picture -- for which Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell all helped complete Ledger's unfinished role -- will premiere out of competition, as will the Disney...

2009-02-20 19:56:36

Diane Kruger's publicist says the German-born star of Troy and National Treasure didn't have a nose job, contrary to a report speculating she may have. The New York Post wondered in print Friday whether Kruger underwent rhinoplasty since she was seen at Thursday's Tommy Hilfiger fashion show in Manhattan with bruises under both eyes. The truth is she had laser eye surgery the day before, her representative told Usmagazine.com. Kruger, 32, will next be seen in Quentin Tarantino's World War II...

2009-02-17 22:47:46

A film critic who visited the set of Quentin Tarantino's movie, Inglourious Basterds, says it has a higher Nazi body count than The Dirty Dozen. Starring Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Kruger, Cloris Leachman and Rod Taylor, the latest flick from the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill auteur is to premiere at France's Cannes Film Festival this spring. In my time on the set -- I feel I can say with confidence, that I witnessed the brutal deaths of over a 100 Nazis. It was glorious,...

2009-01-26 17:35:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced that Tom Ortenberg has joined the company as president of theatrical films. In this newly created position, Ortenberg will be involved in all aspects of domestic theatrical releases, including acquisitions, distribution, marketing and publicity of theatrical motion picture product released by both the TWC and Dimension banners. The announcement was made today by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-chairmen of TWC. Most...

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