Watch Brad and Angelina Jolie Pitt abuse each other in By the Sea trailer

Brad and Angelina Jolie Pitt appear to have a relationship as solid as two uber-rich megastars with a dozen or so children could, but you wouldn’t know it by the trailer for their new movie By the Sea. As Jon Lovitz would put it, let’s hope for their sake the images on screen are nothing more than “Acting!”

In Jolie and Pitt’s first film together since 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, they play a couple coming to terms with difficulties in their marriage while vacationing in 1970s France. When Vanessa (Jolie, who is also the film’s director) and her husband Roland (Pitt) spend some time in a quiet, seaside town, the strings of the marriage — and their lives — begin to fall apart.

“This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love and the path to recovery and acceptance,” said Jolie in a statement. “It’s been a privilege to explore these universal human experiences with such a generous and talented cast and crew.”

The trailer begins with Vanessa and Roland arriving at a hotel, both of them obviously unhappy. Midway through, Vanessa thinks about a past interaction with her husband. “Are we ever going to talk about it?” he asks her. “Do you hate me?”

After she replies, “you know my reason” and Roland asks her to “hurt” him, we see Vanessa physically lashing out at her husband.

The film was shot in Malta while Jolie and Pitt were on their own real-life honeymoon — how’s that for a test of a relationship? In an interview with the Directors Guild of America, Jolie explained what it was like to direct herself and her husband in a film that portrayed them as an unhappy couple.

“I’d be directing myself and him in a scene where we’re having a fight, and I’d be pulling out the parts [of him] that have an aggress towards me or when you’re frustrated,” said Jolie. “We kept joking that all of the crew felt like they were living in a house where the parents were fighting and you don’t know where to stand or look.”

Considering Jolie called the project “art film, the kind of film that I like to see but not something I’m usually cast in,” it should be interesting to see what kind of a response it gets.

Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in October, from 'The Witch’ to ‘Black Panther’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, subdued humor, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'The Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this fall with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Castle Rock'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: ‘Curse of La Llorona,’ ‘Jonathan,’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. To simplify things, we round up the best ones each week. On tap this week: New trailers for The Curse of La Llarona, The Kid Who Would Be King, and more.
Movies & TV

‘Iron Fist,’ ‘Luke Cage’ cancellations by Netflix spark serious questions

The cancellation of Marvel's Iron Fist and Luke Cage solo series on Netflix has sparked no shortage of questions, rumors regarding new team-up projects, and concerns about the future of the remaining series in the two companies'…
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (October 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘Apostle,’ ‘Daredevil’ season 3, and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Apostle, Daredevil season 3, Making A Murderer season 2, and more.
Movies & TV

‘Halloween’ scares up a monster opening weekend with $77.5 million premiere

Halloween slashed its way to the top of the weekend box office with an impressive $77.5 million premiere, giving it the second biggest premiere of all time for an R-rated horror movie.
Movies & TV

Live-action Star Wars series 'The Mandalorian' gets a visit from George Lucas

Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series planned for Disney's streaming video service, The Mandalorian, will be one of the most expensive television shows ever made. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Home Theater

'Pacific Rim Uprising,' season 2 of 'Room 104' arrive on HBO in November

Whether you're a cable lifer or a staunch cord cutter, there's never been a better time to get down with premium TV. Follow us to find out what's new on HBO each month. November 2018 brings Pacific Rim Uprising and season 2 of Room 104.
Home Theater

Need to get rid of an unused Netflix profile? Just follow these simple steps

Need to delete an unwanted profile from your Netflix account? It's easy to do, no matter what kind of equipment you've got. Check out our handy how-to guide for step-by-step instructions.
Movies & TV

Guillermo del Toro to pull the strings behind Netflix’s stop-motion ‘Pinocchio’

Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro will pull the strings as director of a stop-motion musical version of classic Disney film Pinocchio, which will be produced by Netflix.