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Angelina Jolie Is Too Violent For TV

A British watchdog group has deemed the TV commercial for the “Wanted” DVD release too violent because its star Angelina Jolie is pictured brandishing pistols and a shotgun. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority says the commercial “could be seen to condone violence by glorifying or glamorizing the use of guns.” Universal Pictures, which released the film, denies any inappropriateness or contentious material and stresses that the commercial was broadcast at a suitable time for its content. Universal also asserts that “some people did not like to see a woman in a strong lead role,” so violence isn’t the real issue. Action films by nature are violent and glamorize the use of weapons, so this group should just get a grip. By the way, I was rather entertained by Angelina’s gun-wielding girl-power as she curved bullets around objects and people when I saw “Wanted” last year — I just wish this little bit of escapism hadn’t cost me $12. After the jump, watch the movie’s trailer and judge for yourself whether it’s too violent for TV. Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks, Er, Action Movies Starring James McAvoy: Wanted

Wanted
Starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Common
I was very excited to see Wanted because it stars two of my most favorite sexual beings ever: James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie. I dragged our usual “We See Chick Flicks” scribe, Lesley, out to see the movie on Friday night and needless to say, I was a bit worried at first that she would never speak to me again. The first 10 minutes are intensely violent and bloody, but after that, the part of your brain that makes you gag when you see a bullet enter a skull in slow motion starts to deaden a little, and the rest of the movie is pretty easy to watch. Unless of course you don’t like knives… Keep reading »

Frisky Quote Of The Day: James McAvoy

“I screen-tested for the movie over a year ago and they never gave me the part. Then, it was about seven months later when they went, Look, we’ve been trying to find someone who’s muscle-y who looks good and all that, but it just didn’t work with someone like that…. Could you come and do it? They basically just said, ‘You’re the runt of the litter and that’s what makes it work.’” — James McAvoy on being cast in the upcoming film Wanted with Angelina Jolie Keep reading »

Even If Wanted Is No Good, We Still Want To See It

Angelina Jolie hasn’t signed on for a movie that didn’t suck for years (except, maybe, A Mighty Heart and, of course, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), but I really hope that Wanted will be an exception. James McAvoy. Actually using his sexy brogue. Guns. Violence. Assassins. Morgan Freeman narrating. A sex scene that even from the preview looks loin-burning. I haven’t been this excited for a movie that could seriously suck in so long. Keep reading »

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