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Angelina Jolie, British Foreign Secretary Open Sexual-Violence Summit

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Look how awesome MY #WCW is!

Originally posted on TIME:

Angelina Jolie has earned herself quite a list of titles over the years: Academy Award winner, Hollywood’s highest-paid actress, advocate for breast-cancer prevention. These days, though, she’s first and foremost a global humanitarian figure, and seemingly a pretty good one at that.

On Tuesday, she and British Foreign Secretary William Hague open a four-day summit in London to address the epidemic of sexual violence in warring regions across the world. AFP reports that it’s the largest meeting ever to be held on the issue, with representatives from over 100 countries traveling to the U.K., including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

“We will pool our expertise, diplomatic skills and resources toward the common goal of relegating sexual violence to the annals of history where it belongs,” Kerry wrote in an essay for the London Evening Standard. “This issue remains deeply personal for me. Too many of the places I…

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Maleficent (2014) Review

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This is a balanced and fair movie review for Disney’s new blockbuster!

Originally posted on Thy Critic Man:

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“Well…she is certainly not the Joker”.

FEATURING: Angelina Jolie, Ella Purnell, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Brandon Thwaites & Kenneth Cranham

DIRECTING VISION: Robert Stromberg

SCREENWRITER: Linda Woolverton

From the moment that the concept of Maleficent became public knowledge, folks have been discussing it religiously!  Expectations were shot rocket to the moon high and this film found itself in a position where it had to be absolutely magnificent or fall short of the goal. With Linda Woolverton penning the script….who is the genius writer of Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland and The Lion King, the stakes were raised to the likelihood of finding life on Mars. Angelina Jolie as the lead actress? Little girls, grown women and men of all ages gained a heightened interest in the film comparable to the reaction of average folks receiving the opportunity to travel…

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