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Movie Review – Maps to the Stars (2014)

20 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Maps to the Stars, 2014.

Directed by David Cronenberg.

Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird.


A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Some plot details lie below…

Watching Maps To The Stars is like watching a waking nightmare, one you cannot wake up from and one you feel intimately part of – whether you like it or not. It is also a new kind of horror from film maker David Cronenberg, a film maker who made his name with superior bodyshock horror pictures, and may be the director at his most cynical since Videodrome over thirty years ago. All of this makes for a film experience which is as disturbing as it is humorous, yet never anything less than brilliant.

Maps To The Stars is like Robert Altman »

- Gary Collinson

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Maps To The Stars review: Cronenberg tackles celebrity culture

25 September 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: David Cronenberg; Screenwriter: Bruce Wagner; Starring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Bird, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Carrie Fisher; Running time: 111 mins; Certificate: 18

David Cronenberg movies rarely fail to provoke strong and conflicting feelings from the viewer, whether it be the compelling alienation of Cosmopolis or the involving revulsion of Eastern Promises. His latest offering Maps To The Stars is no exception, offering a scintillating study of the repercussions of suppressing traumatic episodes and boasting engrossing portrayals from Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska.

Famed for his venereal 'body horror' movies, Cronenberg positions Hollywood as a diseased, festering and parasitic entity. Alongside the celebrity culture it promotes, it bears a sickly yet addictive quality to the fascinating array of characters we encounter, especially those seemingly inspired by real-life famous figures.

There's hysterical Lohan-esque actress Havana (Moore), desperate to portray her famous deceased mother in a movie, and Benjie (Evan Bird »

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Manhattan: Season One Ratings

23 September 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Wgn America is still very new to producing their original scripted series so it's hard to know what they consider a ratings success. Salem was renewed for a second season. Will the new Manhattan series be renewed as well or will it be cancelled? We'll have to wait and see.

Set in 1943, Manhattan follows the residents of a secret town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Hidden away by the federal government, scientists live there with their families while they work to build the world's first atomic bomb. The cast includes John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Alexia Fast, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Daniel Stern, Katja Herbers, Christopher Denham, Harry Lloyd, Michael Chernus, Eddie Shin, Daniel London, and Mark Moses.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Is Julianne Moore channeling Lindsay Lohan in Nsfw 'Maps to the Stars' clips?

23 September 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In his Cannes Film Festival review of "Maps to the Stars," our own Drew McWeeny praised actress Julianne Moore for being "the one person in the film that truly gets the tone right." David Cronenberg's Hollywood satire isn't earning much love on the critical front for its lucid attack on the movie business, but it sounds like Moore, as a neurotic actress chasing a theoretically life-changing role, cuts through it with her usual contemplative bravado. As Drew puts it, she plays it "like a person walking a tightrope over a yawning pit of psychosis, her every emotion bubbling up and threatening to knock her off." Onlookers can get a taste for exactly what that means with three new clips from "Maps to the Stars," highlighting Moore's unhinged performance. In the first, Moore's Havana Segrand interrogates Agatha, played by Mia Wasikowska, with spine-tingling valleyspeak. In the second, Havana lets her »

- Matt Patches

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Three’s Company For Julianne Moore In Very Nsfw Clip From Maps To The Stars

22 September 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars polarized critics during its festival run, the performance of its leading lady cannot be denied. As a washed-up actress desperate to regain the fame she once had, Julianne Moore went above and beyond. In a role that other actresses might have deemed alienating, or just too provocative, she shone – like a star (ahem) – in one of her finest performances in recent years. She even snagged the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Maps To The Stars picks up the story of Moore’s older thespian in the process of signing on to star in a remake of a film made famous by her mother. Inevitably, that’s cause for concern – what if she flails in the role her mother excelled in? To assuage her fears, she enlists a personal assistant (Mia Wasikowska) and then… well, everything goes nuts.

The fading »

- Gem Seddon

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Bruce Wagner Tells the Dark Story of Writing Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars'

22 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

But together, Cronenberg and Wagner, along with Cannes Best Actress winner Julianne Moore and her excellently creepy costars Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams and Robert Pattinson make this black void somehow feel sinister and real. In a recent Guardian op-ed, Wagner opened up about the famed script's thwarted journey, how Oliver Stone inadvertently pushed him into writing it, why this isn't "a satire" and why "Maps to the Stars" is a dead serious ghost story. "The thought of an industry satire makes me want to vomit." Wagner grew up on the fringes of Hollywood, working at bookstores, as a limo driver for celebrities including Orson Welles ("the prospect of sitting next to him for hours was suddenly and inexplicably stressful"), an ambulance driver, a would-be actor and a pencil-pusher at Paramount, where "Maps" got its start. -"In my early 30s, Oliver Stone introduced me to Billy Wilder. I’ll never forget my frisson. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Maps To The Stars review

19 September 2014 1:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Cronenberg serves up the ice-cold Hollywood satire, Maps To The Stars. Here’s Ryan’s review of a bloodcurdling drama...

With Maps To The Stars, the erstwhile king of venereal horror David Cronenberg trains his scalpel-like gaze on Hollywood, and the resulting film is as withering and unsettling as you might expect. Based on a screenplay by Bruce Wagner, it’s a Tinseltown drama vaguely in the tradition of Sunset Blvd or Swimming With Sharks, but layered with Cronenberg’s trademark fascination with the frailties of human flesh.

Mia Wasikowska plays Agatha, the young, wraith-like waypoint into a demented vision of upper-crust Los Angeles. Stepping off an overnight bus into the Californian sunshine, she’s in town to help Carrie Fisher (yes, that Carrie Fisher) with her latest novel, but really, her arrival has more to do with a disconnected group of people who all have three things in common: fame, »

- ryanlambie

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DVD Review – Sabotage (2014)

16 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sabotage, 2014.

Directed by David Ayer.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Max Martini, Harold Perrineau and Mireille Enos.


Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s post political return to film has been a bit of a mixed bag thus far. Aside from a couple of token appearances in the first two Expendables films, his films have all tanked (including his token appearance in The Expendables 3). That’s not to say his output hasn’t been without merits. Arnold’s first proper re-introduction came in the simple, yet highly enjoyable The Last Stand, a film which grows on me every time I see it, and deserved to be watched by more than the half dozen people who actually bothered to see it in cinemas. »

- Gary Collinson

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Blu-ray Review – Sabotage (2014)

15 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sabotage, 2014.

Directed by David Ayer.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Max Martini, Harold Perrineau and Mireille Enos.


Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Skip Woods is the luckiest man in Hollywood right now, if not the world. Since 2001 he has been paid to write scripts for a living yet has never once showed he has the talent to warrant any future employment. If I were as bad at my day job as he is at his, I would have been fired a long, long time ago. I can only assume he has photos of important Hollywood players doing things they wish no one knew about.

This is the man who, let us never forget, defecated on the Die Hard series before audiences’ very eyes »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Sabotage’ Blu-ray Review

14 September 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Arnold SchwarzeneggerSam Worthington, Joe Maganiello, Terrence HowardOlivia WilliamsHarold Perrineau | Written by David Ayer, Skip Woods | Directed by David Ayer

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s journey back to the big screen has been fraught with financial peril. While the Expendables films have done decent enough business, his other ventures since his return from government have proven to be fairly rocky. The Last Stand only scrapped past making back its production budget worldwide, and although his Stallone co-starrer Escape Plan managed to make over $100 million, his latest solo starring vehicle Sabotage has made less than $20 million across the globe which used to turn out in their droves, once for a film when the Austrian Oak got pregnant. Oh how times change…

In all honesty though, its easy to see why Sabotage would not bring in wide audiences. David Ayer, who has made his name on manly men being men films »

- Ian Loring

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David Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars has a Trailer

12 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A trailer for David Cronenberg's new film Maps to the Stars has been released. Ss you might expect from a Cronenberg movie, it looks insane and weird in the best possible ways. The film is described as a "contemporary tale exploring the demons of celebrity obsession in our society."

The film has a great cast of actors that includes Robert PattinsonJulianne MooreJohn CusackOlivia Williams, and Mia Wasikowska. Here's the synopsis:

The film follows the lives of the Weiss family, an archetypical Hollywood dynasty. Dr. Stafford Weiss is a psychotherapist who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals, and his wife Cristina manages the career of their thirteen-year-old son, child star Benjie, who recently came out of a drug rehabilitation program that he entered at the age of nine. Their daughter Agatha, completely shunned by her family, has recently been released from a Florida sanatorium, where »

- Joey Paur

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Julianne Moore’s Dark Side Steals New ‘Maps to the Stars’ Trailer (see!)

11 September 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Julianne Moore looks like she steals David Cronenberg’s upcoming movie “Maps to the Stars” She’s featured in a new trailer that reveals the film’s dark, twisted side and more about her tormented character. The ensemble film also stars Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon. The film is billed as a dark comedy that probes the underside of life in Hollywood, scarred by obsession, ego, greed and insanity. ...Read More »

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Maps To The Stars Trailer Featuring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson

11 September 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When you’ve got a film featuring a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress awarding winning performance from Julianne Moore, you better put it to good use and this new trailer for David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars does just that.  The first 25 seconds of the piece is just Moore whining on the phone, but her work is so amusing and commanding that it instantly sparks a desire for more. And best of all, we’re going to get to see more Moore (sorry, I had to) because earlier this month, Focus Features’ alternative distribution initiative, Focus World, snatched up the U.S. distribution rights to the film and plans to release it in early 2015.  Hit the jump to check out that new Maps to the Stars trailer.  The film also star Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Sarah Gadon, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson. Here’s the official synopsis »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Second 'Maps to the Stars' International Trailer

10 September 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just hours after glimpses of Maps to the Stars footage was teased in the New York Film Festival video, Entertainment One has released a second international trailer for director David Cronenberg's upcoming drama.

Julianne Moore stars as a Hollywood actress who is attempting a comeback by starring in the remake of an original classic made famous by her own mother. Mia Wasikowska also stars as a mysterious young woman who the actress hires as her personal assistant, with Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Carrie Fisher, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon rounding out the cast. The drama will arrive in Canadian theaters October 31, with Focus World targeting an early 2015 VOD/theatrical release in the U.S.

With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, award-winning director David Cronenberg forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. From a screenplay by acclaimed author, »

- MovieWeb

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New Trailer Hits for David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'

10 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

eOnefilms has released a new trailer for David Cronenberg's upcoming thriller "Map to the Stars" starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Sarah Gadon, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson.

In "Maps to the Stars," Stafford Weiss (Cusack) is an L.A. psychotherapist and life coach who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness. His wife Cristina (Williams) is the overbearing manager of their 13-year-old son, Benjie (Bird), a TV star and recent drug rehab grad. Their estranged daughter, Agatha (Wasikowska), has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriends limo driver and aspiring actor Jerome (Pattinson). Among Stafford’s celebrity clients is Havana Segrand (Moore), a fading star who dreams of reprising her late mother Clarice's (Gadon) starring role. Ambitions, ghosts, death, and all manner of vices bedevil the cast of characters.

Have a look at the trailer by using the player below.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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Watch: New Trailer For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' Can't Take It Anymore

10 September 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars” hit some snags in the U.S. recently (Focus World picked it up for possible VOD release in the U.S. in 2015) and many have said you can kiss Julianne Moore’s Oscar chances goodbye, which is a shame because she’s been nominated three times already and never won (she really deserves it). But in Canada, it’s all smooth sailing for the ­Canadian filmmaker's movie. Word out of Tiff has been strong, and there’s a great cast that includes Moore (who won Best Actress in Cannes), Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon. So we wonder what the issue is? Here’s the official synopsis: With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, award-winning director David Cronenberg forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. »

- Edward Davis

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Madness Descends In New Trailer For David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars

10 September 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hollywood’s self-reflexive nature is investigated this summer in two festival-circuit films: Oliver Assayas’ Clouds Of Sils Maria, and David Cronenberg’s latest opus, Maps To The Stars. After striking out at Cannes to mixed-to-positive reviews, the movie has recently secured a Us distributor but no firm release date. Focus World, who snared the rights, are rumoured to be dropping it on VOD sometime next year. Now, with a new trailer to pore over, does this mean we’re any closer to finally getting a confirmed date?

Cronenberg has never played it safe with his ventures. After his stint in the 70s and 80s rejuvenating the occult body horror genre, he’s left the gore behind for a different type of terror. Maps To The Stars is not a typically glossy Hollywood pic. The sun might be shining, but beneath the toothy smiles and perfect hair, the desire to be a fawned-over celebrity lingers. »

- Gem Seddon

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Robert Pattinson's 'Twilight' hair returns at 'Maps to the Stars'' Toronto premiere

9 September 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Edward Cullen('s hair) is back. Fans went crazy over the return of Robert Pattinson's "Twilight" 'do when he arrived at the Toronto premiere of his latest film "Maps to the Stars," which is directed by some guy named David Cronenberg and co-stars a bunch of non-Robert Pattinson people called Julianne Moore, Sarah Gadon, John Cusack and Olivia Williams. Here's a fan tweet to sum up the evening: Offmgl I Met Robert Pattinson My Twilight Lovee Im Cryifnfnfn Thank U Rob Ily pic.twitter.com/mM38NnWmeD — Olivia Ferrara (@oliviaaferraraa) September 10, 2014 And now, the photos: »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Robert Pattinson Back to Long, Wild Hair at Toronto Film Fest (photos!)

9 September 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Robert Pattinson’s familiar tousled hair was back and much, much longer than it has been in the past few years when he appeared today (Sept. 9) at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pattinson was there to discuss his new film “Maps to the Stars” at news conference with other cast members. He was joined by actresses Olivia Williams and Julianne Moore, actors John Cusack and Evan Bird and actress Sarah Gadon. ...Read More »

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Jeff Bridges’ Seventh Son Captivates with New Trailer and Images

9 September 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The captivating new trailer and images for Jeff Bridges’ upcoming epic film adaption of ‘Seventh Son’ have been released by Legendary and Universal Pictures. The trailer for the epic action-adventure movie, which also stars Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes, debuted on iTunes Movie Trailers. Based on the book series ‘The Last Apprentice’ by Joseph Delaney, ‘Seventh Son’ will be released in theaters in 3D on February 6, 2015. The film, which was adapted by screenwriters Charles Leavitt and steve Knight, was directed by Sergei Bodrov. The action adventure movie will also feature Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue and Djimon Hounsou. The follow official synopsis for ‘Seventh Son’  [ Read More ]

The post Jeff BridgesSeventh Son Captivates with New Trailer and Images appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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