Look out Suri Cruise: Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is becoming quite the fashionista. Though her parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, are infinitely famous, their 3-year-old daughter is raking in quite a bit of attention after being spotted wearing bright red lipstick while on an outing with Mother Angie and sister Shiloh (see below).
Vivienne and Shiloh head to the movies at El Capitain Theater in Hollywood (Photo Credit: Ginsberg Spaly)
Along with rocking the crimson lip color, Vivienne wore a black and white dress, gold lamé pants, and red slip-on sneakers. For such a youngster, she certainly seems to have developed her own style and the same can be said for the entire Jolie-Pitt brood. Throughout the years, all six of the Jolie-Pitt children have impressed - and sometimes confuse - the world with their diverse and eccentric wardrobes choices.
While Shiloh, 5, is known for her tomboy style that consists mostly of shorts and T-shirts (or what Angelina Jolie refers to as her "Montenegro Style"), Vivienne and Zahara's styles tend to portray more of a girly-girl aspect. The two of them are constantly seen donning pretty dresses and fashionable footwear.
As for the boys, Maddox has set many trends over the years. Whether he's rocking faux fur jackets or sporting a snazzy hat, this guy's fashion-forward thinking has made many call him one of Hollywood's best dressed kids. Plus he can rock a mohawk like no other. And to further solidify his inevitable rock star image, Brad Pitt bought his eldest son a guitar just last week. Oh yeah, this guy is going to be a lady-killer for sure. Like father, like son.
Meanwhile, Pax and Knox are known for their casual, cool outfit selections. While Knox successful pulls off the whole cardigan and jeans look, Pax opts for a more outdoor-y feel, sometimes sporting cargo khakis pants and a matching jacket.
If this keeps up, all these kids will be red carpet ready within the next few years. Now if they can just get their mom's famous leg pose down, then they'll be media gold.
At some point in the early years of the 21st century a bunch of Hollywood executives must have gotten together and decided that animated films should be made for all audiences. The goal was perhaps to make movies that are simultaneously accessible to the older and younger sets with colorful imagery that one expects from children’s films and two levels of humor: one that’s quite literal and harmless and another that’s somewhat subversive. The criteria has resulted in cross-generational hits like Wall-E and Madagascar and though it’s nice to be able to take my nephew to the movies and be as entertained by cartoon characters as he is I can’t help but wonder what happened to unabashedly innocent animated classics like A Goofy Movie and The Land Before Time?
Disney’s Winnie The Pooh is the answer to the Shrek’s and Hoodwinked!’s of the world: a short sweet simple and lighthearted tale of friendship that doesn’t need pop-culture references or snarky dialogue to put a smile on your face. Directors Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall found some fresh ways to deliver adorable animation while keeping the carefree spirit of A.A. Milne’s source material in tact. Their story isn’t the most original; the first part of the film finds Pooh Piglet Tigger and Owl searching for Eeyore’s tail (a common plot point in the books and past Pooh films) and hits all the predictable notes but the second half mixes things up a bit as the crew searches for a missing Christopher Robin whom they believe has been kidnapped by a forest creature known as the “Backson” (it’s really just the result of the illiterate Owl or is it?).
The beauty of hand-drawn animation all but forgotten until recently is what makes Winnie the Pooh so incredibly magnetic. There’s an inexplicable crispness to the colors and characters that CG just can’t duplicate. It’s a more personal practice for the filmmakers and should provide a refreshing experience for audiences who have become jaded with the pristine presentation of computerized imagery. The film is bookended by brief live-action shots from inside Robin’s room an interesting dynamic that plays up the simplicity of youth ties it to these beloved characters and brings you right back to memories of your own childhood.
With a just-over-an-hour run time Winnie the Pooh is short enough to hold the attention of children but won’t bore the parents who will love the film mainly for nostalgic musings. Still it’s the young’uns who will most enjoy this breezy bright and enchanting film that proves old-school characters can appeal to new moviegoers.