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After the Twilight saga ended, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson seemed headed on similar, yet different paths. While Pattinson went on to somewhat successfully follow an indie path, hitching star on David Cronenberg's wagon numerous times since the series' final entry; Stewart seemed to have diminished returns on her indie quest. With the first Cesar handed to an American actress on her mantle, Stewart's luck looks to have changed for the better... and her next project could continue the streak, as she's joined Kelly Reichardt's latest project. Deadline announced that Kristen Stewart has joined the Night Moves director's latest drama, which is untitled at the moment, but has some award nominees in its canon. Stewart will be co-starring with Michelle Williams and Laura Dern in this project about, "a series of vignettes that revolve around the lives of people in small-town Montana." Her segment would be about a »
In the wake of awards season, the specialty arena is revving up with a diverse and numerous slate. Focus World’s Maps To The Stars by David Cronenberg features its own bevy of named talent. Oscar winner Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson star in the Hollywood-set drama. The film will screen in a surprisingly large number of theaters for a day-and-date release. Pantelion/Lionsgate is heading out with romantic-comedy A La Mala, which will… »
David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars is an easy film to watch but a hard one to decipher. It’s full of eclectic surface pleasures, but when you bite into the meat, you strike bone. After viewing it three times, I remain as dumbfounded as I was after the first viewing. The issue is not that I can’t piece together Cronenberg’s riddle wrapped inside an enigma, it’s that the answers either seem too plain for the film’s grand embellishments or too subjective to any viewer’s personal interpretation. It’s like asking, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Nobody’s inside the chicken’s head, so any motive could be assigned. Otherwise, it’s easy to say that it was just to get to the other side.
- Josh Cabrita
“Benaroya Pictures is working quickly to remedy the delay in production on the feature film ‘Wake,’ and we are optimistic we will resume principal photography in approximately 2-3 weeks,” said the company in a statement.
Benaroya’s sales company International Film Trust introduced the project to international buyers at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is representing U.S. rights.
Willis is portraying a sociopath who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother’s wake. When the island comes under siege, he must save the family that banished him from his ancestral home years ago.
It’s the second time in less than four months »
- Dave McNary
Robert Pattinson and Fka Twigs had the look of love at Warner Music Group's Brit Awards afterparty in London on Wednesday night. The couple stuck close while mingling with pals, and Robert couldn't take his eyes off of Twigs as she chatted it up with her labelmates. Though Twigs walked the Brit Awards red carpet solo earlier in the night, Robert met up with her just in time to pose for a sweet group photo before celebrating at the postshow bash; the singer didn't end up taking home any awards during the ceremony, but she seemed to be doing just fine with the support of her boyfriend. Rob and Fka Twigs have been dating since August and have given us tons of cute photos throughout their relationship. Even though they're both traveling quite a bit, the couple still makes time to link up for sweet Pda. We last saw Robert »
This doesn't bode well. For the second film in a row, David Cronenberg has made a stinker. Yes, there were some bits in Cosmopolis that didn't suck, but it was hardly vintage DC. As I mentioned in my review for that other Robert Pattinson-in-a-limo movie, my biggest disappointment of late isn't that Cronenberg is trying new things (applause!), stepping outside for the last decade or so from his bread-and-butter genre flicks. But I am really not along for the ride with his latest foray into somber, clinical and dreary character pieces. I could go on and on about how Crash's captivating and nihilistic ennui has been replaced of late with a glossy and laconic moping that seems characteristic of this latest phase. As before, I...
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This weekend, Olivia Wilde stars in "The Lazarus Effect," a horror movie about med students who figure out a way to resurrect people from the dead, Will Forte is "The Last Man on Earth" in the new Fox comedy premiering this Sunday night at 8 p.m. Et, and Kevin Spacey returns as the ruthless politician Frank Underwood in "House of Cards;" the entire third season arrives on Netflix when the clock strikes midnight Friday morning.
Also in theaters this weekend: "Focus" stars Will Smith as a veteran con man whose latest scheme is turned upside down when a femme fatale (Margot Robbie) from his past reemerges. Directed by David Cronenberg, "Maps to the Stars" stars Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson in a tale about a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another, and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. "'71" stars Jack O'Connell as a young and disoriented British soldier »
- Jonny Black
You didn't think Robert Pattinson would miss this event, did you?! The Twilight hunk headed to London's O2 Arena Wednesday night to celebrate the best in music at the 2015 Brit Awards. But before you assume this was just an average awards show, think again! Pattinson's girlfriend Fka Twigs was also attending because of her two impressive nominations. The 27-year-old singer appeared solo on the red carpet as she revealed plenty of side boob in her sexy velvet top. She also showed off her fit frame in black trousers and an assortment of decorated fabric. And while she didn't win British Breakthrough Act or Best British Female Solo Artist, Twigs was able to meet up with her boyfriend »
How about that Julianne Moore? The red-headed actress followed up her Best Actress win at last year’s Cannes Film Festival with a win for the big one at The Oscars. But the two wins were for different films! Maps To The Stars was the film she won at Cannes for. We Are Movie Geeks has not seen this latest thriller from cult director David Cronenberg, but we won’t miss it when it plays in St. Louis starting Friday exclusively at The Chase Park Plaza Cinema (212 N. Kingshighway in the Central West End)
Maps To The Stars is about 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, »
- Tom Stockman
March, the month of the Academy Awards, is a big time in the world of movies, and magazine photo departments respond accordingly. Vanity Fair immortalized Oscar hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in their finest formalwear, skipping and holding hands. Once-mega movie star Lindsay Lohan posed as Jesus for Purple. Meanwhile, mega movie star Robert Pattinson posed for Details alongside a naked woman in a bathtub. You can see the unedited Nsfw version of that photo, along with Jay-z, Olivia Wilde, Quentin Tarantino, and more in the slideshow. »
- Amy Odell,Jillian Goodman
Leaping through skylights and surfing down stairs, Taylor Lautner and his parkour crew elevate old-fashioned cat burglary to a feat of high-speed, anti-gravity showmanship in “Tracers,” a project that takes what’s anarchic about the sport and runs, jumps and double-somersaults with it. The plot may be as creaky as an old-timer slinking across rooftops in a black turtleneck and domino mask, but the acrobatic stunts more than compensate, many of them performed by Lautner himself. After 2011’s “Abduction” cast his drawing power into question, this youth-skewing, VOD-driven release could be the “Twilight” star’s last gleaming.
Perhaps that’s overstating the stakes, as it’s only Lautner’s short-lived A-list standing that appears to be in question. Although Team Jacob fans managed to sway “Twilight” producers from recasting his role in the sequels, they haven’t turned out in sufficient numbers to carry the teen wolf into a grown-up career, »
- Peter Debruge
What’s the Matter with Havana?: Cronenberg’s L.A. Story a Hot Mess of Tangled Ideas
Couched within its episodic instances of harpooning Hollywood stereotypes, there is a rather interesting tale in Maps to the Stars contending as a wobbly family saga of vacuous types tainted by their desperate attempts to maintain a certain visibility within celebrity culture. But it’s an idea lost in its own maddening attempt at actually engaging in the mythos pointedly laid out in its own subtext as pertains to provocative motifs like incest, nepotism, and (literally) ghosts from the past. The result is a maudlin brew of wacky circumstances and over-the-top flourishes that sometimes work, but, more often than not, fall flat the longer running the time wears on. While it very much feels like a Cronenbergian endeavor, its pointed critique of a particular empty headed culture ends up feeling like a series of wink-wink potshots, »
- Nicholas Bell
Plenty of A-listers from Beyoncé to Eddie Redmayne were hanging out at Vanity Fair's Oscars party, and among the crowd were a couple of good-looking Brits. Robert Pattinson arrived to the soiree with Sienna Miller and her husband, Tom Sturridge, who is one of Rob's best friends. The trio smiled for photos at the celebration, which was held in the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Rob, who skipped the actual Academy Awards, wore a dark-navy suit with black lapels, while Sienna and Tom dressed in matching black. Keep reading to see more photos of Rob, and check out who else was at Vanity Fair's afterparty. »
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Writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood's triumphant return is a labor of love worth your love. This romantic drama stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Noni, a self-destructive pop singer who's tired of the limelight and all it entails. An off-duty cop named Kaz (Nate Parker) steps in to save Noni from making a terrible decision, and naturally, they fall for each other hard and fast. Mbatha-Raw and Parker have great chemistry. Plus, Minnie Driver is excellent as Noni's stage mom.
Martin Rosen's emotionally devastating animated film, based on the novel by Richard Adams, has gotten a spiffy Criterion restoration. There aren't a ton of bells and whistles on this Blu-ray, but those little bunnies have never looked so good. »
- Jenni Miller
Quite hilarious in a deeply disturbing way that you won’t want to look straight on at, lest it forever ruin you as a lover of movies. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly like Cronenberg’s work, love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Oh, did you have dreams of going to Hollywood, becoming a star, and living happily ever after? Maps to the Stars will put paid to them. This is one of Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg’s (Cosmopolis, Eastern Promises) least trippy films: it’s hardly surreal at all. Which makes it all too plausible as it looks askew at the living nightmares that are the lives of the Weiss family of Los Angeles, all of whom are deeply entrenched in the industry. Except the one thing they think is horrific — and it’s pretty bad »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Maps To The Stars Focusworld Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director: David Cronenberg Screenwriter: Bruce Wagner Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird Screened at: Universal, NYC, 1/14/15 Opens: February 27, 2014 Though the audience for annual film awards is diminishing, there is still a great deal of excitement to the shows put on by the Golden Globes, the Academy, Critics’ Choice, and others. In fact far more people watch the celebrities than attend the movies, which means that we are more interested stars, noting what they wear, perhaps gossiping about the scandals. As for scandals, you [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Title: Maps to the Stars Director: David Cronenberg Starring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Evan Bird, Olivia Williams and Robert Pattinson The Hollywood and celebrity lifestyle is often presented as a desirable ambition for American society to strive for, as it offers fame and wealth to the most deserving and talented people who are determined to reach their goals. But the high-society lifestyle isn’t as glamorous and enticing as many people may believe-the select few who do obtain it have to contend with such issues as relentlessly struggling with the mistakes of their past, the fading opportunities once they reach a certain age and no longer fitting into the [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Though the overall critical response to The Twilight Saga was fairly negative, there is no denying that it was a serious box office hit. The five vampire romance fantasy films grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide, breaking box office records left and right with each new release and the two leading actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart became celebrity superstars. But, their stardom did not come without some major criticism along the way. And most criticized out of the entire franchise was definitely Kristen Stewart, who despite all the negativity surrounding her acting, has admitted that she.s proud of the films. Can someone make sure Kristen Stewart is alright? Her time in the franchise is long over, there is really no need to pretend anymore, but I digress. The awkward, lip-biting Bella Swan, did have her fans, and her haters, so in a recent interview with Patti Smith for Interview Magazine »
Félicitations! Kristen Stewart snagged the Best Supporting Actress Cesar Award in Paris on Friday, Feb. 20 — making her the first American actress to take home a win at what’s considered the French equivalent of the Oscars. Stewart scored the award for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria. Wearing a white belted strapless gown, the typically low-key actress looked glam for her big moment. After hearing her name, the Twilight star nervously addressed the audience and admitted her hands were shaking. During her acceptance speech, Robert Pattinson’s ex-girlfriend [...] »
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