Beverly Hills, CA – Academy Award®-winning actress Halle Berry will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.
Berry won an Oscar® in 2001 for her lead performance in “Monster’s Ball.” She was recently seen in “New Year’s Eve” and will be seen next opposite Tom Hanks and Hugh Grant in “Cloud Atlas.” Berry’s other film credits include “Frankie & Alice,” “Things We Lost in the Fire,” “Die Another Day,” “Swordfish,” and the first three “X-Men” films.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
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Halle Berry and Helen Mirren at the Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100: Women in Entertainment breakfast in Beverly Hills
Halle Berry and Helen Mirren during The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100: Women in Entertainment Breakfast, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, on December 7, 2010, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Michael Germana Star Max Photo via Newscom. Content © 2010 Newscom All rights reserved.
“CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” airing Thanksgiving night at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the global networks of CNN. The special highlights real people making a difference in the world and will be hosted by CNN’s very own Anderson Cooper.
Here’s a sneak peek of the event:
CNN Heroes has illustrated the best of humanity through the telling of stories of selfless acts of kindness, courage and perseverance. More than 10,000 nominations for CNN Heroes were received from more than 100 countries.
Anderson will be joined by famous rockers, Bon Jovi, who will be performing at the event, and star presenters Halle Berry, Demi Moore, LL Cool J and Renee Zellweger and more!
The top 10 CNN Heroes are selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, including Muhammad Ali, Richard Branson, cellist Yo Yo Ma, Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and actor Rainn Wilson, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and many more.
More than 10,000 nominations for CNN Heroes were received from more than 100 countries. And I’d love to invite you and your readers to vote for your favorite heroes (voting is open until the end of TODAY): http://heroes.cnn.com/vote.aspx
Halle Berry arrives at the 2010 Carousel of Hope Ball at Beverly HIlton Hotel on October 23, 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA Photo via Newscom. Content © 2010 Newscom All rights reserved.
TMZ.com is reporting that Halle Berry and her husband, model Gabriel Aubry have filed for divorce. The two have a two-year-old daughter named Nahla.
Eva Longoria Parker, Hilary Swank and Halle Berry arrive at the Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Beverly Hills
Actresses Eva Longoria Parker, Hilary Swank and Halle Berry arrive at the Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 4, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images). Content © 2009 Getty Images All rights reserved.
Halle Berry relaxes on Miami Beach with her family. The actress, along with boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and their daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry, played in the water, chased pigeons, blew bubbles with each other, and played with a friend’s dog while soaking up some morning sun. Pictured: Halle Berry and daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry Picture by: Ralph Notaro / Splash News. Content © 2009 Splash News . All rights reserved.
MOVIE COMPANY: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
CAST: Starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijin Stamos, Ray Park, Anna Paquin and more.
DIRECTED BY: Bryan Singer
PRODUCED BY: Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter
RATING: Rated PG-13
INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE URL: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120903
TYPE OF MOVIE: Action, Sci-Fi
DURATION: 104 minutes
Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers. The result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian Mckellen) who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinister plan for the future!
Pulsing with state-of-the-art visual effects and unforgettable characters, X-MEN “delivers it all” (ABC-TV).
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby, HiFi Sound, Surround Sound, Digital Sound, THX
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• Deleted scenes
• “The Mutant Watch” featurette
• Excerpts from Bryan Singer interview on “The Charlie Rose Show”
• Hugh Jackman’s screen test
• Still photo gallery
• TV spots
• Widescreen anamorphic format
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S):
Concept art (Special Edition version):
Select the “Art Gallery” option at the special features screen. Highlight the “Main Menu” option at the next screen, then press Up to highlight Wolverine’s dog tags. Press Enter to view concept art for The Beast and The Blob, which were characters that were cut from the production.
Spider-Man (Special Edition version):
Select the “Trailers And TV Spots” option at the main menu. Press Left to highlight the rose in the top left corner of the screen and press Enter to display a hidden screen featuring Spider-Man.
I am a huge fan of the comic books and when this movie came out on film, I couldn’t help but have a big grin on my face! I really enjoyed the first movie and I can’t wait to see the next.
The audio and video is beautiful and will give your receiver a good workout. As a matter of fact, this DVD is getting high nods for the transfer quality for the audio and video. The only thing is I would of wish to see a DTS track but that would be too picky of me.
As for the DVD, the DVD includes 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage. You can watch it with the movie or watch it separately. You also get interviews with Bryan Singer, the FOX special, the Hugh Jackman screen test, trailers and more.
I’ve read that Bryan Singer wanted to put more onto the DVD and there is a chance in the future, a special edition release of this movie.
This DVD is so awesome but I’m a bit biased towards the movie and the X-MEN.
Buy it today!!!
THE MOVIE: A-
THE DVD EXTRAS: B
THE DVD OVERALL: A-