19 items from 2015
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, with fans on the West Coast, East Coast and everywhere in between, gearing up for the big game between the defending champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Who will win the big game? Who cares! Even if it is the best game in the history of organized sports, many won't be tuning in for Super Bowl Xlix itself, but for the ads that will be airing throughout the day, some of which will give us new footage from several highly-anticipated movies. To help you cut through all the clutter, we have all of the movie-related Super Bowl ads for you right here in one place for your convenience. Some of the ads have already debuted well before the game, which you can check out right now, but keep refreshing throughout the weekend as more trailers debut before and during Super Bowl Xlix. »
Witness the aftermath of a demonic ritual when the spine-tingling thriller, Altar, terrifies on DVD and Digital HD February 17 from Cinedigm (Nasdaq: Cidm) and Great Point Media. From Nick Willing, the mastermind writer who brought audiences “Tin Man” and “Neverland,” comes the creepy, satanic tale full of ghostly torture and sorcery, headlined by Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Married to the Mob), Olivia Williams (“Manhattan,” The Sixth Sense) and Antonia Clarke (Les … Continue reading →
1. Dead Ringers
Two Jeremy Irons doing anything would be scary: his turn in 1988’s Dead Ringers as good gynaecologist, bad gynaecologist is truly terrifying. Irons plays identical twin doctors Beverly and Eliot Mantle with dizzying ease and effect: you give up looking for the special effects, because you forget there are any. Genevieve Bujold’s Claire gets far more than she bargained for: sinister is heaped upon tragic when she goes to their clinic because of her infertility and is drawn darkly downhill into the brothers’ world of women-sharing, paranoid delusions, assault against patients and an abundance of prescription drugs. Beverly and Eliot’s souls are so close that they have grown interdependent and tangled, like the branches of trees planted too close together. Body horror is given a stark slant when Beverly attacks a patient with a specially-made medical tool, and the spectre of partly hidden female genitalia hangs »
- Juliette Jones
Sneak Peek a new trailer revealing more footage from director David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars", starring Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird:
"...'Stafford Weiss' (Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. 'Cristina Weiss' (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out for her managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, 'Benjie' (Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13.
"Unknown to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town – mysteriously scarred and tormented 'Agatha' (Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again.
"She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver (Pattinson) and becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress 'Havana Segrand' (Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, 'Clarice' (Gadon). But Agatha is on a quest for redemption – and »
- Michael Stevens
Yesterday, Focus World dropped this new, 2nd movie trailer (below) for their upcoming thriller flick, "Maps To The Stars," featuring former Twilight Saga main man, Robert Pattinson, in action as a limo driver, Jerome Fontana. It also looks insanely intense as a lot of these people are just overflowing with issues that bubble over into crazy violence, and more. Check it out,below. The movie stars: John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, Mia Wasikowska and Evan Bird. The official plot summary for the movie, reads like this: " Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of »
Today we have a new trailer for "Maps to the Stars," which is directed by David Cronenberg (The Fly, Eastern Promises, a History of Violence) and stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, and Sarah Gadon. It's set to be released on VOD and in select theaters on February 27th. Check out the trailer below. Plot: The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Sanford (Cusack) is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Christina (Olivia Williams) mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie (Evan Bird), 13, a child star. One of Sanford's clients, Havana (Moore), is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice (Gadon), a star in the '60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night. Adding to the toxic mix, »
You’d think that if a David Cronenberg film with Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Olivia Williams were about to come out, you’d have heard people talking almost endlessly about it for months. Well, that may not be true at all. I would think that I would have heard people though, because everyone who has to talk about movies, and everyone who listens to those people, ought to have been bombarded to the point of annoyance by now.
Not that you haven’t heard about the movie, perhaps, but this film ought to be a huge deal, and ought to have people excited.
Well, let’s see if we can change that.
First, this is one of the cooler trailers you’re going to run into, and it shows off the entire cast. Especially strong in the film is Mia Wasikowska, who doesn’t get nearly enough credit in general, »
- Marc Eastman
Since April last year, four different trailers for David Cronenberg’s skewed Hollywood riff, Maps To The Stars, have hit the web. It’s safe to say the deranged awe which has surrounded most of its advance critical spin has been heavily hinted at across those teasers, as well as various clips. Still, its official theatrical release will be upon us soon, and in the run up to its widespread debut a final full-length trailer and new one-sheet poster have arrived online (via Collider).
Storywise, the film explores the seedy world of Hollywood via Mia Wasikowska’s eager youngster, Agatha who earns her keep as personal assistant to Julianne Moore’s unhinged fading actress. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also a stream of interwoven narrative threads starring Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Olivia Williams, who each have a part to play in this ambitious tale. »
- Gem Seddon
Focus World has released the brand new U.S. theatrical trailer & poster for Maps To The Stars, directed by David Cronenberg & starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska with John Cusack and Robert Pattinson.
Cronenberg is equally known for not flinching from any subject, and for making films that are as challenging and substantial as they are suspenseful and visually compelling. Early in his career, he made a series of vivid, fantastical thrillers including Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, eXistenZ and Spider. More recently, his filmmaking has become even more expansive with the high-style crime thrillers A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, the psychological, sex- infused historical drama about Freud and Jung, A Dangerous Method, and his adaptation of Cosmopolis which takes place almost entirely in a billionaire’s limousine on one fateful trip through the city.
For Cronenberg, Maps To The Stars was another chance to switch »
- Michelle McCue
Say what you will about the films of David Cronenberg, but the man has a unique vision and the talent necessary to translate that vision to the big screen. The man behind The Fly, Videodrome, Eastern Promises, and more has a new film slated for release this year called Maps to the Stars, and it looks like a searing critique of Hollywood. Cronenberg isn't afraid to pull any punches, and it looks like this may be one of his most aggressive, interesting features in years. I'm getting a strong All About Eve vibe from this trailer, and that final scream from Julianne Moore is chilling.
Check out the official synopsis, and then watch the new trailer below.
Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. »
- Ben Pearson
We're all Twitching over here at the sight of the new Us poster and trailer for Maps to the Stars, the latest tale of humanity gone awry from David Cronenberg, and it looks fantastic. Here's the official press release:Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Award at the 67th Cannes Film Festival and has received a 2015 Golden Globe nomination forBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy---------------------------------Focus World will release Maps To The STARSin the Us in Theaters, On Demand and iTunes on February 27, 2015Synopsis: Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work...
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
Robert Pattinson has reteamed with his Cosmopolis director, David Cronenberg, for a movie that looks even stranger than the 2012 thriller. The trailer for Maps to the Stars has been released, and it's pretty stressful. Mia Wasikowska stars as Agatha, a pyromaniac recently released from a mental hospital. Her father (John Cusack), a Hollywood self-help guru, hears about her release from a client (Julianne Moore, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance) and vows not to let his daughter mess things up for his family again. Pattinson plays a limo driver (who eventually ends up getting sexy with Moore), and Olivia Williams plays Cusack's wife. This whole thing is bizarre, and it will be out on Feb. 27. Get a peek below! »
Focus World dropped a new trailer for David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars," which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last May and is up for a Golden Globe at this Sunday's awards ceremony. Read More: Cannes Review: 'Maps to the Stars' is David Cronenberg's Angriest Movie Being a Cronenberg film, "Maps to the Stars" is, of course, steeped in decadence. At its center: the Weiss family. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a self-help therapist with a long list of celebrity clients, including Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), a fading starlet haunted by the ghost of her late mother, who was also a famous actress. As if one member of the family working with Hollywood wasn't enough, Stafford's wife, Cristina (Olivia Williams), manages the acting career of their troubled 13-year-old son, Benje (Evan Bird). When Stafford and Cristina's psychologically unstable estranged daughter reappears in Los Angeles at »
- Shipra Gupta
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled its 2015 line-up which includes films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 53 U.S. premieres. The U.S. premiere of Niki Caro’s McFarland USA will close out the 30th fest. Based on the 1987 true story and starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello, the film follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. The unlikely band of runners overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.
The festival runs from January 27-February 7.
Below is the list of World and U.S. Premiere films followed by the list of titles by sidebar categories.
A Better You, USA
Directed by Matt Walsh
Cast: Brian Huskey, »
- The Deadline Team
Moore, who won Best Actress at Cannes, plays a former child star haunted by the ghost of her mother.
The film has been released in France and Canada. Focus is launching “Maps to the Stars” in the U.S. on Feb. 27 on the weekend after the Oscars.
Moore is a contender for the Best Actress trophy for “Still Alice.”
- Dave McNary
A self-acknowledged "showcase for Academy Award frontrunners," the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is often overlooked for the actual films that earn it festival status. An amalgamation of international discoveries and ’merica’s circuit highlights, the Sbiff curates a week of best-of-the-best to pair with their star-praising. The 2015 edition offers another expansive selection, bookended by two films that aren’t on any radars just yet. Sbiff will open with "Desert Dancer," producer Richard Raymond’s directorial debut. Starring Reece Ritchie and Frieda Pinto, the drama follows a group of friends who wave off the harsh political climate of Iran’s 2009 presidential election in favor of forming a dance team, picking up moves from Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev thanks to the magic of YouTube. The festival will close with "McFarland, USA," starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello. Telling the 1987 true story of a Latino high school’s underdog cross-country team, »
- Matt Patches
David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis really rubbed me the wrong way, so much so that I do not really care what he has to offer next. That is a shame because I generally really like his filmography. But... I just cannot get interested in Maps to the Stars. It has been even more polarizing than Cosmopolis, and Brad's review certainly does not help its case. Well, for those of you eagerly awaiting it, still undecided about it, or that just like trailers, a new domestic trailer is below for you to watch, along with a new poster for the film. I will admit, the new poster is pretty awesome. I am fully prepared to call this a good film if it ends up being one. I know Cronenberg is capable of that, and with a cast that includes Julianne Moore (who won Best Actress at Cannes for this film), Mia Wasikowska, »
- Mike Shutt
David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars is a wonderfully unusual, genre-bending experience. There are quite a few key characters, but it begins with Mia Wasikowska’s Agatha, a young woman fresh out of the psych ward who heads off to La for redemption. She scores a job as actress Havana Segrand’s (Julianne Moore) personal assistant, but the more Agatha wedges her way into the Tinseltown environment, the more twisted her journey becomes. I caught the film at the 2014 New York Film Festival and it was easily one of the best on the line-up. Moore is downright mesmerizing as this insanely determined and unhinged floundering actress, and the film as a whole rocks an especially unique blend of unsettling tragedy and satire. It’s not easy to convey something like that clearly in a two-minute promo, but this latest Maps to the Stars trailer pulls it off well. Hit »
- Perri Nemiroff
Meet the Weiss family in the latest look at acclaimed director David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars. Focus World is excited to share the new trailer and poster for this provocative drama. It features an all-star cast led by Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson!
The Weiss family is making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings.  Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele.  Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13.
Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town, mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with »
19 items from 2015
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners