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Robert Pattinson Attacked - By Pie!

Robert Pattinson Attacked - By Pie!
There are 3.7 million Google results for Robert Pattinson looking "yummy." But on Tuesday, that description could be taken quite literally. The Twilight star was photographed in Toronto filming scenes for his upcoming drama Cosmopolis in which he gets ambushed, hit in the face with a pie, and then chases off photographers. Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg [History of Violence, Crash], follows multimillionaire Eric Parker, played by Pattinson, 25, who intially sets out to get a haircut, but ends up on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan. The film, due out in 2012, also stars Jay Baruchel and Paul Giamatti. - Caroline Slutsky
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Bellflower (2011)

Written and Directed by Evan Glodell

Featuring Evan Glodell, Rebekah Brandes, Jessie Wiseman, Tyler Dawson, Vincent Grashaw, Zack Kraus, Keghan Hurst, Alexandra Boylan

Bellflower is a movie aimed at dudes. Not just any old dudes, but, you know, really cool dudes, who like setting things on fire and fucking unhappy blondes and buying stuff at the hardware store.

And the movie was actually made by really cool dudes who like constructing incendiary devices, casting themselves opposite blonde actresses and negotiating a substantial line of credit at their local Home Depot. Wait… that’s Art imitating Life imitating Art, right? How cool is that?

The narrative revolves around two dudes – let’s refer to them as Main Dude and Other Dude - who think they are actually really cool because they build flamethrowers, prematurely ejaculate and drop litter while riding a tricycle and looking sad. They justify this anti-social behavior by
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Sarah Gadon Joins ‘Cosmopolis,’ Robert Pattinson Calls David Cronenberg’s Script ‘Insane and Difficult’

Sarah Gadon Joins ‘Cosmopolis,’ Robert Pattinson Calls David Cronenberg’s Script ‘Insane and Difficult’
David Cronenberg has his cast pretty much set for his adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel Cosmopolis. Robert Pattinson plays the lead role, and we've been waiting for the final word on an actress to play his character's estranged wife. Marion Cotillard was originally set to play the part, but dropped out due to her pregnancy. And now David Cronenberg has tapped Sarah Gadon, who had a small part in the director's yet to be released film A Dangerous Method. Entertainment One, the Canadian distributor of Cosmopolis, announced the casting via press release. So Sarah Gadon will play Elise Shifrin, the wife of Robert Pattinson's character Eric Packer, a 28-year old billionaire who spends almost all of the source novel in his limo crossing Manhattan, making deals and bad business decisions, cheating on his wife and dealing with protesters and a couple of guys who might be seeking revenge
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Tribeca Film Festival unveils short films line-up, includes Ian McKellen, David Duchovny, Joseph Fiennes

Organisers of the Tribeca Film Festival have announced this year's line-up of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres.

The international festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and real-estate investor Craig Hatkoff to help revitalise Manhattan's Tribeca neighbourhood following the 9/11 terrorist attack.

The 2011 event - presented by founding sponsor American Express - will run from April 20 to May 1. The 60 shorts represent 21 countries, including the UK, and feature stars from around the globe.

In a new development this year, the recipient of the Tff Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Oscars without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with Academy rules.

The short film program, drawn from 2,862 submissions, will be presented in eight thematic programs, which are detailed below.

There is a broad spectrum of styles and storytelling, from zombies taking over Manhattan to the humanitarian effort in Haiti.
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22 World Premieres in Tribeca Short-Film Program

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday announced its lineup of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres.

A new wrinkle at this year’s festival is the recipient of the Tff Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Drawn from 2,862 submissions, the short-film program represents 21 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Haiti, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States.

The following is a listing of the selected short films in the eight programs in which they will be presented, with descriptions provided by the festival.

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film Program

Off the Grid (Documentary)

Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll are a few of the topics explored in these thought-provoking short documentaries.
See full article at Moving Pictures Magazine »

22 World Premieres in Tribeca Short-Film Program

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday announced its lineup of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres.

A new wrinkle at this year’s festival is the recipient of the Tff Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Drawn from 2,862 submissions, the short-film program represents 21 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Haiti, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States.

The following is a listing of the selected short films in the eight programs in which they will be presented, with descriptions provided by the festival.

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film Program

Off the Grid (Documentary)

Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll are a few of the topics explored in these thought-provoking short documentaries.
See full article at Moving Pictures Network »

10 career-best performances in the movies of David Cronenberg

Constantly overlooked at awards ceremonies, the varied films of David Cronenberg often benefit from some remarkable performances. Here are 10 of the very best…

David Cronenberg's films are frequently noted for their existentialist themes and startlingly imaginative flashes of violence, but there's one aspect of his movie making that's often overlooked. Almost every film he's made since the late-70s has featured at least one stand-out performance, and I'd even go so far as to say that some actors have never bettered their Cronenberg-driven turns.

With but one exception, most of these performances have been overlooked by major award-giving organisations. To redress the balance a little, here's our list of career-best performances in Cronenberg's films...

Samantha Eggar

The Brood

Cronenberg's fourth feature, The Brood benefited from a great cast, including Oliver Reed as a glowering psychologist and Art Hindle as a young father struggling through the divorce from hell. It's
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Watch: The Apocalyptic Opening Scene of Xavier Gens’ ‘The Divide’

Director Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman) starts off his next film with a bang. The Divide will premiere at SXSW festival this weekend and Twitch has provided us with the opening scene. We already showed you the teaser, and now you can check out the first scene below from the film starring Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gamer, Rocky Balboa), Michael Biehn, and Rosanna Arquette (Crash, Pulp Fiction).

Synopsis:

When a cataclysmic explosion devastates New York, eight strangers take refuge in the basement of their apartment building, a converted fallout shelter designed by their paranoid superintendent Mickey. With just three connecting rooms it’s barely big enough, but with stockpiles of food and water, the group are at least safe from the horrors outside, and they settle in and attempt to fathom the catastrophe that has ended the lives of so many of their loved ones.With twists and turns throughout, and
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Calling the Splits

Serious Film's Michael C. here to ask an inconvenient question. As predictions are being finalized around the web it becomes clear that a large bloc, if not a majority, of pundits are predicting a picture/director split with The King’s Speech taking picture but David Fincher claiming the director trophy.

No doubt there is some wishful thinking at play by those still stinging from The Social Network’s flame out at the guilds awards. “Okay, maybe those Philistine voters will deny Social Network the big prize but how could they bypass an established master like Fincher in favor of Tom What’s-His-Name?”

The King Speaks. (The king being Fincher. His movies do rule.

I don’t mean to throw cold water on a plausible scenario that I would much prefer to a Speech sweep, but the burning question is this: When has a picture/director split ever been predicted?
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15 movie sex and bedroom scenes that might just put you off sex and bedrooms

The movies have some valuable lessons to teach us about bedroom shenanigans. For here are 15 films that might just put you off sex altogether…

It might be the week where romance is supposed to be prevalent, but you’re playing hanky-panky roulette if you’re looking for the movies to get you in the mood.

Because whilst a good romance may lead to you settling down for an evening of memorable, passionate how’s-your-father, if you pop the wrong film in, you’re more likely to be reaching for a cardigan and a good book than a post-coital cigarette and a big grin.

Here, then, are 15 films you might want to avoid popping in your DVD player when it’s a night of nudge-nudge-wink-wink that you’re craving…

Note: We’re leaving the nasty films out of the list. To be included, every scene depicted had to be consensual.

Avatar: Extended Edition

Genuinely,
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Brad Anderson And Christian Bale Heading To Concrete Island

  • HeyUGuys
Since filming wrapped on Vanishing On 7th Street in September, Brad Anderson has been trying to decide where to go next. And though the director has several ideas currently in development, one in particular should excite fans of his 2004 work, The Machinist. Anderson plans to film an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s psychological mind-warper, Concrete Island, starring Christian Bale.

Speaking about the project to ShockTillYouDrop, Anderson summarised the project as follows:

The best way to describe it is it’s like an urban Robinson Crusoe story. A guy crashes a car into a highway interchange and is marooned in this weedy lot, injured, and can’t escape. He’s basically trying to survive in the middle of the big urban Metropolis. It’s sort of a crazy, cool Ballard-esque type story, but Christian’s on board to do that – when we can fit it into his schedule, of course.

Colour us intrigued!
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Love Theatrically – Day #7 – “Secretary”

  • HeyUGuys
**Read all the posts in our ‘Love Theatrically’ series here**

#8 – “Secretary” (2002)

Directed by Steven Shainberg

Dispensing with the customary flowers, chocolates and warm sentiments so prevalent in modern romances in favour of earthworms, red marker pens, harnesses and plenty of healthy spankings “Secretary” is certainly not your average romantic comedy. But though the pre-publicity veered towards the more salacious aspects of the narrative (especially with the iconically memorable “teaser” poster) the film ultimately delights with its quirky screenplay, stunning cast and, above all, the warmth and heart that beats beneath its sadomasochistically sexy exterior.

This was the film that not only allowed the divine Maggie Gyllenhaal to step out from the shadow of her younger sibling Jake but, perhaps more importantly, instigated my current love, admiration and part time obsession for her. In the role of Lee Holloway she delivers a truly outstanding performance that is in equal parts brave,
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10 movie drivers you wouldn’t want to hitch a lift with

To celebrate the upcoming release of Drive Angry 3D, we look back at cinema’s most dangerous road users, and why you definitely wouldn’t want to get in a car with them…

It's a familiar horror scenario: you're hitching a lift, and against your better judgement, you get in a car with someone you gradually realise isn't entirely stable. Too late, you notice the huge black bin bags on the back seat, and as the driver skitters off down the road as though the forces of hell are at his tyres, you quietly pray that those bin bags aren't full of dismembered body parts.

This actually happened to me about a dozen years ago (I was the hitcher, not the drive), and while I never discovered the contents of those sinister bin bags, I was eventually deposited safely at my destination by the kind, yet terrifying driver.

Get in
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Theatrical Releases: 'Black Swan'

  • CineVue
Black Swan (2010) is a work of chilling beauty. Its excellent cinematography, dance, and music - all accompanied by the performance of an exciting cast - makes it a delicacy for the eyes and ears. But much like any other Darren Aronofsky film, it requires some unravelling and consideration.

Black Swan has a narrative that works on a number of levels. Firstly it is about Nina (Natalie Portman), an aspiring young ballet dancer and the desire that she has to perform the role of the ‘Swan Queen’ in the Tchaikovsky ballet Swan Lake, but as she fights for the part the narrative becomes more intricate. Her innocent and sweet demeanour give her the qualities required to perform the ‘White Swan’ aspect of the character, but to perform the role of the 'Black Swan' to full affect she must embrace a much darker side of her personality.

Embracing such inner
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Need Glasses? | A Layperson's Guide to the Arquettes

  • Pajiba
In the comments of A Layperson's Guide to the Baldwins the other day, a few people requested that the Arquettes receive similar treatment. My first question is: Are you blind? I mean, at least the Baldwins are all boys and there is a similarity about their facial appearances - but the Arquettes? Some are clearly boys, and some girls; some had a hard time deciding and their faces are all fairly different. Maybe you just don't know how many of them are out there? I do like to be accommodating though (sometimes), so I figured since I already have that Godtopus-damned song stuck in my head, may as well do it.

Now, another difference between Baldwins and Arquettes is that unlike Alec, there is no true original Arquette upon which all others can be based or with which all others can be confused. It's more like a birth order thing
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First Look: Fast Five Image Online

Who likes cars? I don’t. But I know lots of people that do. I did like David Cronenberg’s Crash but that turned the term ‘auto erotica’ into a whole new genre. Any-hoo, Universal have ‘pimped their ride’ for the fifth time with Fast Five – the latest instalment in their ‘crimes n’ fast cars’ saga. Vin Diesel returns and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson joins the cast too. Take a look at the staring competition going off between them in this first look official image. Who wins?

Justin Lin is directing again and Universal bumped The Thing prequel to make way for this title in the April 29th slot in the Us and we Brits will see it from 10th June, 2011. Lin told Us Today all about the joy of casting Johnson:

“People thought it would be impossible to get Dwayne. But he didn’t show up looking to cash a paycheck.
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Gordon Brown and Ann Widdecombe – two possible paths for politicians post-power | Michael White

In the former prime minister's case, the important thing, surely, is for him to remain true to his character, which is that of a high-minded do-gooder with lapses into do-badding

Did Ann Widdecombe make an idiot of herself by appearing on Strictly Come Dancing for 10 weeks until her ejection last night? Did Gordon Brown, also feeling his way towards a new life, make a chump of himself in his distinctly more introverted way by giving the Guardian's Weekend magazine that rather painful interview, the verbal equivalent of a Widders salsa?

It's all a matter of taste and judgment, of course. Myself, I rarely watch Strictly, partly because I admire good dancing more than I enjoy it, partly because I don't much enjoy the cruelty inherent in watching bad dancing.

Perhaps watching Widdecombe being ungainly reminds me of my own clunkiness in that department, not that it seems to have embarrassed her.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Print to Projector: Concrete Island

As the only literate Reject, it’s my duty to find the latest, the greatest and the untouched classics that would make great source material for film adaptations. I read so you don’t have to. This week, Print to Projector presents the story of a man buried alive buried alive in his car trapped in space stuck between two boulders stranded in between two highways on a small grass island where his survival and sanity depend on a few cases of wine and the sheer will to live. Concrete Island By J.G. Ballard “Soon after three o’clock on the afternoon of April 22nd 1973, a 35-year-old architect named Robert Maitland was driving down the high-speed exit lane of the Westway interchange in central London.” Print The fad of placing a singular actor in a small space and yelling, “Act!” at them has bubbled up recently with Buried, 127 Hours, Wrecked and a few other proposed projects. For
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Oscar-winning producer says fear is behind neglect of British film-making talent

Jeremy Thomas, Oscar-winning producer of The Last Emperor, says successive governments' policies force UK film-makers abroad while Us projects use top British studios

One of Britain's leading film producers has lashed out at successive governments for neglecting homegrown talent while encouraging American film-makers to dominate the country's state-of-the-art Pinewood production studios.

"These places are full up with films from the United States," said Jeremy Thomas, the Oscar-winning, London-based producer of The Last Emperor, Crash and Sexy Beast.

"Films made with American studio finance are given a 20% tax break," said Thomas. "But if a British film has to go into partnership with, say, a French company, in order to get made, it immediately becomes ineligible for any tax breaks here. So you have to go abroad."

The industry veteran recently produced the David Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method, starring Keira Knightley as a disturbed patient treated by psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Q&A With Brit Producer Jeremy Thomas: "My Advice To American Filmmakers Is To Marry A European. I'm Not Kidding."

At a time when the UK film industry seems increasingly inward-looking, a recurring theme of the 46 films which Jeremy Thomas has produced has been cross-cultural -- whether it’s Japanese director Takeshi Kitano looking at America in Brother (2000) or Bernardo Bertolucci retelling Chinese history in the Best Picture Oscar-winner The Last Emperor (1987). He also exec-produced Takeshi Miike’s 13 Assassins, which competed at Venice last month and will work on Miike's next pic. Thomas specialises in filming the un-filmable, whether William S Burrough's novel Naked Lunch or Jg Ballard’s notorious Crash or his latest plan: a pic about North Korean dictator Kim-Jong il. Currently in post on David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, Thomas gave the keynote interview at Wednesday’s Film London Production Finance Market as part of the BFI London Film Festival which is where I interviewed him. As the former chairman of the British Film institute, he
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