David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures will consider David Fincher to serve as director for their new film about Steve Jobs.
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Bidens thwarted by sold-out movie

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Employees at a Delaware cinema said Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill couldn't see a Brad Pitt movie because it was sold out.
'Journey,' 'Mummy' eligible for FX Oscar

'Journey,' 'Mummy' eligible for FX Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Two action films starring Hollywood actor Brendan Fraser are among the seven movies in the running for the Visual Effects Oscar, it was announced Tuesday.
'Button,' 'Knight' up for top PGA award

'Button,' 'Knight' up for top PGA award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Producers of "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon" and "Milk" are among the nominees announced Monday for the Producers Guild of America's top film prize.

'Marley' still top dog

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- In a rarity, the top seven movies in U.S. theaters, led by "Marley and Me," remained the same this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

Man claims self-defense in movie shooting

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- An Iraq war veteran charged with shooting another man in a Philadelphia movie theater in a fight about talking during a movie claims he acted in self-defense.

'Marley and Me' romps to No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The emotionally charged family-and-their-puppy comedy "Marley and Me" was top dog among five holiday releases in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.

Dad allegedlly shot over talking in movie

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A South Philadelphia man became so furious over a talkative family's interference with his movie-watching that he shot the father in the arm, police allege.

Police: Irate movie patron shoots talker

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia man faces charges including attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man who was talking during the new Brad Pitt movie.
'Marley' tops U.S. Christmas box office

'Marley' tops U.S. Christmas box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The dog story "Marley & Me" was No. 1 at the Christmas Day box office in the United States, taking in about $14.6 million, BoxOfficeMojo.com reported Friday.
'Doubt' up for 5 SAG awards

'Doubt' up for 5 SAG awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The big-screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Doubt" was nominated for five Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles Thursday.

AFI announces 2008 top 10 picks

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute Sunday announced its AFI Awards 2008, recognizing "the year's most outstanding achievements" in film and TV.

'Knight' gets visual effects Oscar nod

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Dark Knight" is one of 15 U.S. movies nominated for an Academy Award in best visual effects, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says.
'Bruges,' 'Road' earn multiple Globe nods

'Bruges,' 'Road' earn multiple Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- "Burn After Reading," "Happy-Go-Lucky," "In Bruges," "Mamma Mia" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" were all nominated for Golden Globes in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Milk,' 'Button' lead Critics' Choice nods

'Milk,' 'Button' lead Critics' Choice nods

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- "Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" have each garnered nominations for eight Critics' Choice Awards, it was announced in New York Tuesday.
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Benjamin Button
Jennifer Lopez attends the premiere of the motion picture fantasy "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on December 8, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, based on the 1921 short story of the same name written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film was directed by David Fincher, written by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, and stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. The film was released in the United States on December 25, 2008.

The film received thirteen Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Pitt, and Best Supporting Actress for Taraji P. Henson. It won three Oscars for Art Direction, Makeup, and Visual Effects.

In August 2005, an elderly Daisy (Cate Blanchett) is on her deathbed with her daughter Caroline (Julia Ormond) in a New Orleans hospital as Hurricane Katrina approaches. Daisy tells Caroline the story of a blind clockmaker named Gateau (Elias Koteas), who was commissioned to create a clock to hang in the New Orleans train station. After receiving news of his son's death in World War I, he continued work on his clock, but intentionally designed it to run backward, in the hope that it would bring back those who died in the war. After her story, Daisy asks Caroline to read aloud from a diary containing photographs and postcards written by Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt). Caroline begins to read as the story transitions to Benjamin's narration.

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