5 Angelina Jolie Movies You Should See

We all know Angelina Jolie. Whether it’s for her famous voluptuous lips, for the famous couple she’s a part of, Brangelina, for her powerful acting, for her ambassadorial work or for her numerous children, her presence as a brand is a fact. As an actress, she has won several awards granting her talent. We’re so used to admiring the beautiful Angelina on screen that we want to remind you5 Angelina Jolie movies you should see. These are the best depictions of her beauty, as well as some of her best interpretations.

1. Changeling

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The mother of a missing child, here Angelina has some of the few roles than doesn’t involve her sexuality as poignant as in other movies. She is depicted as a desperate and fighting mom who tries to solve the mysterious disappearance of her child. She unintentionally discovers something is not right when the LAPD gives her back a child who is not her own. Later, when she tries to fight it, she ends up in an asylum. The whole plot contains themes of female dis-empowerment and corruption of public servants.  It is one piece of a lengthy movie, 2 hours and 20 minutes, but we promise that it’s a good deal.

2.  Maleficent

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Here Angelina plays the beautiful villain who is a young and accepting lady turned into a stone when she suffers a cruel betrayal from her loved one. She curses Aurora, the child of her former lover, now an enemy, but later she realizes, as the plot develops, that she cares for the child. The movie is full of humorous scenes where Angelina plays the funny role, lacking the dark drama usually surrounding the villain and making her character actually easy to empathize with.

3.  The Tourist

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As in many other movies, Angelina plays here the role of an international spy who accidentally meets a disoriented Johnny Depp as a tourist. The combination of the two actors is quite interesting, adding more to the plot. This is one of the movies you can admire her beauty in lots of ad-like scenes, with Angelina posing with smiles for camera while surrounded by men in Venice.

4. Mr & Mrs. Smith

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From our list of 5 Angelina Jolie movies, Mr. & Mrs. Smith is the romantic action comedy movie type. Here Angelina plays the role of a married professional killer who finds out she needs to kill her husband. Who happens to be a killer himself, also hired to kill her. The plot develops into an action movie with snarky and funny lines between the two husbands, as they fight each other to death. Although not her best movie, here Angelina is highly entertaining and in the first part of the movie we can see a seriously troubled marriage developing under our eyes, with sarcastic lines exchanged between the two hubbies.

5. Girl, Interrupted

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This is one of the most powerful movies Angelina has played in up so far. A graphic depiction of mental illness, Girl, Interrupted conveys a story of women in mental institutions. Here she plays the role of Lisa, a cool sociopath, the best friend role of the main character, Susanna, one drama queen who voluntarily checked herself in the mental institution. Lisa is a continuous inmate, making her way out and in the hospital and occasionally being put into a straitjacket. The plot is developing in the 1960’s and it describes how strongly patriarchal mental institutions were. Moreover, it brought Angelina Jolie an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, when she was only 24 years old.

 

Actress Mia Wasikowska Rules Our World

Actress Mia Wasikowska is somehow the new girl with the still look that enchanted us. Her roles are a combination of weirdness, mysteriousness and minimalism in acting skills, which we think is more challenging than it appears at first sight. This eerie-looking actress stole our heart from the beginning of her acting career. She is an Australian-Polish actress, and since we really like mixed origins that gives us a hint of cosmopolitan parents, we give her an up vote for this. Here are 5 of her roles in which she did a really great job. It was easy to choose since she’s a young actress.

1. Mia as the stubborn and intelligent daughter of the lesbian couple

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In The Kids are all right, she delivered a great performance as Joni, an 18 years old adolescent and the daughter of a lesbian couple. Joni, along with her brother, was conceived through sperm donation. Now she really wants to know who her biologically father is and she is the one finding out who he was. She appears to be the rebel, but introvert type, questioning her mothers’ choices.. Her stillness is somehow her trademark. Even when she’s revolting against one of her mother’s wishes that she didn’t ride the motorcycle, she’s doing it with a very much appreciated lack of anger and she’s not losing control of her figure.

2. Mia as the suicidal rejected teen

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In Maps to the Stars, Agatha is an atypical villain. She wants to be loved and to be re-accepted in a family she almost destroyed years ago with her burning-the-house-down episode. Looking weird with her face full of scars, she still seems interesting with her black gloves she wears all the time. They are intended to hide her scars, but actually give Mia an incredibly fashionable and minimalist look. Although not her best acting, Mia surprises us with a convincing display of her regret for what she did in the past. Also, she looks fierce when she renounces her good girl acting and smashes the face of Julianne Moore with a rock. Those eyes of her are full of demented gaze. Well done, Mia.

3. Mia as a dramatic governess

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Actress Mia Wasikowska has one of her best acting roles in Jane Eyre, a 2011 movie novel adaptation. Not only that her stillness is fully present, but she somehow manages to raise emotions in her audience when she suffers in silence for the love of her employer. Her mushy eyes tell all there is to know about the complexity of Mia inner fights.

4. Mia as the blood craving cool girl-woman

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Mia is India Stoker in Stoker (2013), a thriller about disturbing family secrets. Filmed with a focus on aesthetics and mysterious frameworks, Stoker is one of the weirdest acts of all of her career. She is also remarkably fashionable. The incestuous sexual tension between Mia and her uncle makes us uncomfortable. But we appreciate her cool blooded role. But that’s the catch; Mia’s complexity is here at its best: she’s cool, but she is also confused by her mixed emotions, falling between disgust and thrill when she realizes who her uncle really is.

5. Mia as a bureaucratic beauty

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In the dystopian thriller The Double, Mia is the lonely beauty struggling to find love, but failing to do so. She is a clerk in a standardized world, in a standardized office, with standardized colleagues, working symbolically in a copy center. Her stillness acts as the perfect match for reflecting the apparent lack of individuality within a dehumanizing environment. Still, she has that much needed uncomfortable and emotional gaze with which actress Mia Wasikowska’s character rehabilitates herself, eventually finding love, against the odds.

 

12 Hilarious Dumb and Dumber Quotes

Now that Dumb and Dumber To is on its way to hit the theaters this fall, we think this is a good time to remind you how hilariously funny and dumb those two guys, Harry and Lloyd, were in the first Dumb and Dumber movie. A painfully true comedy, we may add. We offer you  12 brilliant moments from the 1994 movie.

1.  When Harry realized the truth about long term relationships

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“Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something. I don’t know, I wasn’t really paying attention”

2. When Lloyd realized how hard life is

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“We’ve got no food, we got no jobs… our pets’ HEADS ARE FALLIN’ OFF!”

3. When Harry and Lloyd had the most inspiring communication ever

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Harry: “It’s a cardigan but thanks for noticing”

Lloyd: “Yeah, killer boots man”

 4. When they totally nailed the truth about the dream job

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Harry: “I can’t believe we drove around all day, and there’s not a single job in this town. There is nothing, nada, zip!”

Lloyd:  “Yeah! Unless you wanna work forty hours a week.”

5.  When they accidentally gave a new meaning to a word

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Harry: “One time, we successfully mated a bulldog with a Shih-Tzu”.

Mary: “Really? That’s weird”.

Harry: “Yeah, we called it a bullshit”.

6.  When Lloyd smoothly criticized how seniors are seen

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Lloyd: “Well, can you do me a favor and watch my stuff here while I go break a dollar?”

Elderly Woman: “Of course”.

Lloyd: “Thanks. Hey, I guess they’re right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. I’ll be right back. Don’t you go dying on me! ”

7.  When Harry summed up how not having money feels

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“You just drove a sixth of the way in the wrong direction! We don’t have enough money to get to Aspen! We don’t have enough money to get home! We don’t have enough money to eat! We don’t have enough money to sleep!”

8.  When Harry and Lloyd make fun of pretentious high-class charity events

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Lloyd: “All we gotta do is show a little class and a little sophistication and we’re in like a dirty shirt”

Harry: “Don’t worry, we can show class and sophistica – oh, would you look at the funbags on that ole horsehound”

Lloyd: “I’d like to eat her liver with some fava beans and a nice bottle of Chianti”

9.  When Harry reminds us how hilariously clingy we can be when we like someone

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Mary tells Harry when he asks her what are the chances of them being together: “One in a million”

Harry: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance?! YEAH!”

10.  When Lloyd exposes the meaning of romance better than a philosopher

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“The first time I set eyes on Mary Swanson, I just got that old fashioned romantic feeling where I’d do anything to bone her.”

11. When Harry shows us how easy it is to lose opportunities, proving what a good title“dumb and dumber” is

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Girl: “Hi guys. We’re going on a national bikini tour, and we’re looking for two oil boys who can grease us off before each competition”.
Harry: “You are in luck! There’s a town about three miles that way. I’m sure you’ll find a couple guys there”
Girl: “Okay, thanks”

12.  When Harry painfully reminded us how dumb we are when we like someone

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“Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life. Mary and I went skiing, we made a snowman, she touched my leg”

So this is our list with the funniest quotes from “Dumb and Dumber”. Would you like to add up any other quote?

5 Old Hollywood Glamour Icons We Shouldn’t Forget

Back in the 50’s and 60’s, the Hollywood movie industry had lots of glamour in many ways different than the present one. Women assumed different roles, with sometimes dark, dramatic or overly polarized personas actresses played even off stage in order to strive. For all these reasons, we felt a bit nostalgic and tried to remember that old vibe.  Whether we see them in newspapers, in movies or as style icons, there are some particular actors on the Hollywood scene who represent more than their acting skills. We offer you a list of 5 old Hollywood glamour icons, actresses whose style influenced generations of women, impressed movie directors and established themselves as elegant and desirable fashion icons.

1. Audrey Hepburn

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Widely known as representing the sheer simplicity and elegance and sometimes compared with Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn was not only a good actress; she will also be remembered for her social activist work in fighting child poverty. Her roles inspired women all over the world with her dreamy appearances and her refined fashion taste and, of course, she also attracted a very much appreciated attention to the Tiffany’s jewelry brand.

2. Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall was one the most appreciated actresses in the forties. She was an enigmatic presence with her husky voice as her trademark.  Her voice was actually trained to be lower by a voice coach, since her natural one was a high-pitched, nasal kind. We still love her despite this, especially for her iconic scene where she enters the room in a cool rhythm, almost whispering with her lowered sexy voice “anyone got a match?”. We thank you for that, Lauren. Another trademark of hers was “the look” which ironically started due to her nervousness in front of her camera: she had her strategy of self-control by pressing her chin against her chest and titled her gaze upward when looking at the camera.

3. Elizabeth Taylor

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She was distinctively known for her violet eyes. She practically lived most of her life on the Hollywood movie scene with her child and adolescent roles. Although her younger roles are not that known and she was even fired by Universal, she later won several Academy Awards for her acting performances in adulthood. Her glamorous look was completed with the fact that she suffered from a genetic mutation that gave her double eyelashes. Imagine that: violet eyes and double eyelashes.  As an actress was so valuable that when she considered taking a 3 months break from doing movies, the Hollywood movie industry totally panicked, since much of its income came from her or Richard Burton, her husband at the time.

4. Mia Farrow

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Farrow is widely known for her roles in Woody Allen movies, but we also remember her for her fashionable 60’s graphic prints and her 70’s iconic short pixie hair style, wrongly attributed to one of the most famous hairstylists at the time.  Few know the fact that she was married with Frank Sinatra. As Audrey Hepburn, later in her life she switched her interests to the poverty situation in Africa, becoming UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Her involvement went through an even extreme stage when she bravely wanted to be held captive in exchange of the freedom of a humanitarian worker. We know, this does not sound quite glamorous.  But the fact that a former fashion model and actress does that, although stereotypically engaged with humanitarian work as many do, is still really impressive.

5. Natalie Wood

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With her dark-haired brown-eyed figure, Wood, rather a uncommon beauty, represents the depiction of youth rebellion due to her movie Rebel Without a Cause. Her personal life quickly gained media attention due her unstable emotions and multiple affairs. Although she is considered underrated as an actress, and all the media attention gathered around her being a pretty face, her personal style became popular after her death, with several songs mentioning her in an attempt to a tribute. She is probably one of the most accurate versions of the old Hollywood glamour, due to her sudden death, which froze her iconic image for the future generation of actresses and ordinary admirers.

5 Things We Know About True Detective Season 2

True Detective was without a doubt the most intriguing, well written, well acted TV series of 2014. We don’t care that it didn’t win all the awards it deserved at the Emmys. One thing’s certain: True Detective is not for everyone and probably that’s why the awards went to more “accessible” series. The duo Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson is the best pair of leading actors since…the X Files’ Mulder and Scully. Now we’re dying to see the True Detective Season 2. Here are some official things we know about it:

1. True Detective Season 2 – What’s It About?

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The first season of True Detective dealt with some pretty heavy stuff about the dark, hidden parts of human nature. It was about a serial killer who murdered his victims based on some occult, pagan rituals. All this combined with Matthew McConaughey’s character who was a nihilistic, depressed sociopath, made True Detective a TV series you didn’t want to watch first thing in the morning with your happy family. All that’s gone now, they’ve caught the killer, and we’re waiting for season two. There have been a lot of rumors and speculations regarding the story of the new season. Fortunately, the show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto has shed some light on this matter and made some official statements saying that the coming season is still dark, though not as dark as the first one. It will follow the lives of three detectives, two men and a woman, and it will revolve around “the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” That sounds a bit vague but we’re certain Nic Pizzolatto won’t disappoint because he’s a brilliant writer. An HBO executive said that the writing of the new season is even better than the previous one, saying it’s “exceptional”. The shooting will start at the end of this year and True Detective Season 2 will premiere somewhere in the summer of 2015.

2. It’s Official! Colin Farrell Will Play Ray Velcoro, One of the Detectives

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After an exhausting list of A-list stars that were rumored to play one of the leading roles in True Detective Season 2, we finally have the official names and one of them is Colin Farrell. We’re so excited because we actually love Colin. He proved his acting skills in plenty of brilliant movies and we’re certain he will do a great job. Colin Farrell will play detective Ray Velcoro but more details about his role have not yet been revealed.

3. Vince Vaughn is the Other Leading Male in True Detective Season 2

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Recently a new light has been shed on who’s going to star along Colin Farrell and that actor is Vince Vaughn. He was on the rumored list along with other huge Hollywood names like Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro. Vince Vaughn will play a criminal named Frank Semyon.

4. The Female Lead, Who Will Play Her?

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True Detective Season 2 will feature a female detective too and the list of great actresses rumored to be playing her is growing day by day. So far the “official” rumors mention Rosario Dawson, Elizabeth Shue, Rachel McAddams and recently Keira Knightley was added to that list. Honestly, we love all of them but we’re not really sure who could fit in the role of a dark detective. We’ll keep you updated because probably these days they will make the official announcements on who will be the female lead in True Detective Season 2.

5. Who Will Play the Second Detective?

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Taylor Kitsch is said to be playing Paul Woodrugh, a young detective and a war veteran but the rumors have not yet been confirmed.

Have you watched the first season of True Detective? Are you looking forward for True Detective Season 2?