Brad and George #1
George Clooney skipped TIFF to round out his summer in Italy, yesterday he was back in LA hooking up with his boys for a Sunday morning ride looking well rested and handsome and wearing his jeans surprisingly well.
It was only a year ago this week that George and Sarah I-honestly-can’t-remember-her-last-name-anymore-and-can’t-be-bothered-to-look-it-up-and-please-don’t-waste-your-time-reminding-me were involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in her broken foot.
As we all know, Sarah is now entirely forgotten and George and Brad are riding high.
Burn After Reading opened at #1 this weekend with a $19 million take at the box office helping Hollywood to an overall increase of 35% over the same weekend last week. Exceeding projections, Burn marks the highest grossing debut for a Coen Brothers film, rejuvenating the box office after several very slow weeks and, for its two lead actors, taking away some of the sting of their own recent disappointments, especially George’s Leatherheads.
It’s shaping up then to be a very promising fall season for Brad Pitt, kicking off with enthusiastic reviews for Burn and heading into the Christmas release of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Following the release of the Benjamin trailer, many industry watchers are already marking it at as an awards season contender for Best Picture with Brad in early contention for a nomination.
But again, we’re only at the beginning of a long road. And this year, the field is stacked. This year, the field will probably also include Sean Penn in Milk opening November 26th which looks f7cking amazing, the reunion of Leo and Kate, and the incomparable Meryl Streep, rigid and obtuse, in Doubt.
At the movies… a season to look forward to!
Trailers are below.
Photos from Flynetoline.com
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button