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With Camp X-Ray hitting theaters this weekend, Kristen Stewart is finally exploring life beyond Twilight. The indie drama, which tells the story of one soldier stationed at Guantanamo Bay detention camp, is a far cry from Bella and the world of vampires Stewart became so famous for over the past five years. During that time, Stewart became pigeonholed and often hated on for her participation in The Twilight Saga. And for those who only know those films are doing themselves a disservice. Her latest film — the first of three high profile films she has coming out this year — has earned the actress accolades on the festival circuit and reminded many of the promise she showed in roles, such as Sarah Altman in Panic Room or Emily in Adventureland. It’s those films that fans (and the haters) should watch if they want to restore their faith in Stewart.
Panic Room (2002)
Directed by David Fincher, »
- Stacy Lambe
Earlier this year it was reported that Steven Soderbergh’s lo-fi 2009 flick, The Girlfriend Experience, had been picked up by Starz. Spinning on the current trend of re-imagining movies into longer narratives for serials, the TV network placed an order for a 13-episode series. Now the project has found its lead in Riley Keough.
According to reports, the show will follow a similar premise to the movie:
“… which explores the relationships of the most exclusive courtesans who provide their clients with far more than just sex. These purveyors – or GFEs (Girlfriend Experience) – share intimacies more common to romantic partners or husbands and wives, becoming quasi-lovers and confidants who are richly paid for their time.”
Slated to be an anthology series, the show’s direction may take a different approach than Soderbergh’s original feature. For this version, he’ll sit out on directorial duties, instead taking an executive producer role alongside Philip Fleishman. »
- Gem Seddon
As we bid goodbye to the Summer action blockbusters, we say hello once more to the serious slate of films looking to pick up award gold in the last few months of the year. And what better subject matter than the true story or the biographical or “bio-pic”? Maybe a good mix of the two, and since Hollywood enjoys celebrating itself why not tackle one of its greatest stars? Though not as highly merchandised today at contemporaries Bogart, Monroe, or Hepburn (either one), few stars shone as brightly in that golden age than Errol Flynn, king of the silver screen swashbucklers. Now Flynn was played by the similarly dashing Jude Law ten years ago in the Howard Hughes story, The Aviator. And previously he was parodied wonderfully by Peter O’Toole as Alan Swann in the raucous comic gem My Favorite Year in 1982 and by former Bond Timothy Dalton as »
- Jim Batts
‘Camp X-Ray’ trailer 2014: Kristen Stewart and Payman Maadi in Guantanamo’s ‘war zone’ (photo: Kristen Stewart in ‘Camp X-Ray’) The official Camp X-Ray trailer is out. "Make no mistake about it. This is a war zone," a male voice tells the recruits (and us) at the start of the movie trailer, set in Guantanamo’s temporary detention center Camp X-Ray. A "war zone" in more ways than one; he’s referring not only to the physical danger faced by the U.S. military guards (and their Muslim prisoners — or rather, "detainees"), but also, and more ominously, to a war of minds and mindsets between the two groups, who may have more in common with each other than is apparent on the surface. Private Amy Cole aka Kristen Stewart is forewarned: "You can talk to ‘em, but do not let these guys learn anything about you. Do not let them get inside your head. »
- Andre Soares
In the film, Stewart plays a young female guard at Guantanamo Bay, who strikes up a relationship with one of the detainees (Payman Maadi, A Seperation). The film debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and while the reaction to the film was mixed, many critics have praised Stewart’s performance as possibly the best of her career so far.
Written and directed by Peter Sattler, Camp X-Ray is set for release October 17th in the States and features a cast that also includes John Carroll Lynch (Shutter Island), Lane Garrison (Prison Break), Joseph Julian Soria (Army Wives) and Cory Michael Smith (Gotham).
- Scott Davis
One of the first things Private Amy Cole (Kristen Stewart) is told when she starts at Guantanamo Bay is, "You can talk to 'em, but do not let these guys know anything about you. Do not let them get inside your head." Then she meets Ali (Payman Maadi), one of the prisoners she's in charge of, and she realizes things aren't so black and white at "Camp X-Ray."
Stewart has done her best to shed her "Twilight" past, with racy roles in movies like "The Runaways" and "On the Road." Judging by this trailer for "Camp X-Ray," which was written and directed by Peter Sattler, she's not giving up any time soon. It's a busy year for the young star; she also shares the screen with Juliette Binoche and Chloë Grace Moretz in Olivier Assayas's "Clouds of Sils Maria," which currently does not have a release date.
"Camp X-Ray »
- Jenni Miller
I am about to make many of you feel very old…..Dakota Fanning turned 20 earlier this year. The I Am Sam actor is probably best known for her early screen work, although she has built up a resume of intriguing art-house films as of late, including Night Moves and Amy Berg’s upcoming drama Every Secret Thing. However, mainstream audiences have not seen her in a while. That will all likely change very soon though, as Fanning is now attached to the adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, in the role of Merry Levov.
American Pastoral is frequently touted by many readers (and this writer) as one of the greatest American novels. The modern classic from Philip Roth follows the life and times of Seymour “Swede” Levov, a high-school athlete who seems to be living the American dream, with a beautiful wife, home and job he inherited from his dad. »
- Jordan Adler
(Cbr) - Until now, we've only gotten hints of the musical tastes of the icons of the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- AC/DC on Tony Stark's in-armor playlist, the Falcon turning Captain America on to Marvin Gaye -- but in "Guardians of the Galaxy," audiences get a complete sense of Star-Lord's '60s and '70s-era power-pop leanings -- and, as James Gunn, Chris Pratt and Vin Diesel attest, it's as appropriately awesome a mix tape as the cassette label suggests. The lineup of songs is epic, in terms of pop touchstones from their era: Swedish rockers Blue Swede's 1974 smash hit cover of "Hooked On a Feeling;" "Go All the Way," the 1972 breakthrough hit for songwriter/lead singer Eric Carmen's early band The Raspberries; "Moonage Daydream," David Bowie's 1971 glam rock ode to an alien messiah; blues rocker Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love," from »
- Scott Huver, Comic Book Resources
Kristen Stewart Goes Back To Brown Hair Color
Stewart had dyed her hair bright orange in April for her role in American Ultra, but it appears that the film is done filming, allowing the star to revert back to her brunette look. The actress also recently cut her long hair into a short bob.
Kristen Stewart has gone back to brown hair after trying neon orange: http://t.co/RUkd4ljxTz pic.twitter.com/7hdzR7vQ3K
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) August 4, 2014
In January 2014, Stewart revealed that if she wasn’t an actress, she would be much more adventurous when it came to her hair.
“If I wasn’t an actor, I would definitely do things to my hair. I would cut it more, I would dye it more. At some point »
Just as Marvel’s The Avengers gave shawarma sales a huge boost in the summer of 2012, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has brought forth a newly-rediscovered love for cassette tapes. This is thanks to the “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” that Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt), dying mother made for him in 1988. Quill kept the joy of mix tapes alive while he bounced around the galaxy for 26 years, rocking out to music from Blue Swede, The Jackson 5, David Bowie, and The Runaways. As a child of the 80s, I am intimately familiar with cassettes, Walkmans, old-school 1/8” headphones, and the awesomeness of a mix tape. However, I also remember burning through my fair share of cassettes in my youth (and needing a pencil more than a few times). Of course, the track list for “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” will always be awesome, but seeing all that Quill goes through in Guardians of the Galaxy, it »
- Kevin Carr
Hollywood Records and Marvel are releasing three albums from Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy on Tuesday, July 29.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe soundtrack features classic 1970s songs from the film, plus score by composer Tyler Bates (“Watchmen,” “Slither,” “Dawn of the Dead”). Music plays a major role in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy as the great songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way.
Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, “One of the main story points in the movie is that Quill has this compilation tape [Awesome Mix #1] that he got from his mother before she died that she made for him. It was of songs that she loved, all songs from the 1970s, and that’s the only thing he has left of his mother and that’s the only thing he has left of his home on Earth. »
- Michelle McCue
Hollywood Records and Marvel are set to release three albums from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on July 29, 2014.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe soundtrack features classic 1970s songs from the film, plus score by composer Tyler Bates (“Watchmen,” “Slither,” “Dawn of the Dead”). Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 is the collection of 12 songs including Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I’m Not in Love” by 10cc, Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love,” and The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb,” and Guardians of the Galaxy is the digital score soundtrack.
The film opens in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
Music plays a major role in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” as the 1970s songs featured in the film are part of the storyline in a unique way. Explaining how the songs come to play in the story, director James Gunn says, “One of the main »
- Michelle McCue
Featuring our first look at many of the characters we’ve only heard about or seen in stills, the footage also shows off an extended scene between the team members, giving us a much better idea as to what we should expect from their dynamic and the sort of humour that Gunn has brought to his latest project.
So, what exactly does this new footage tell us about Guardians of the Galaxy? Well, below you’ll find 10 of the most notable moments and what significance they have for the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
If you missed the latest trailer, then be sure to click here to check it out.
10. It Has The Best Marvel »
- Josh Wilding
Much of the marketing for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has leaned heavily on 1970s hits like Blue Swede’s “Hooked On A Feeling” or Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky,” and from the looks of the new track listing for the film’s soundtrack, those are just the tip of the iceberg.
While it’s common for comic book films to predominantly feature orchestral scores, James Gunn’s entry in the Marvel cinematic universe is anything but “common,” and the inclusion of soundtrack full of awesome hits from the 60′s and 70′s makes sense. The lead protagonist, Peter Quill, was a boy on Earth before he was jettisoned into space and became the “legendary outlaw” known as Star-Lord. It appears that this “Awesome Mix – Vol. 1″ tape is one of his prized earthly possessions, which explains why he’s willing to risk his well-being to snatch his headphones »
- James Garcia
Tyler Bates's score for the Marvel movie will also feature on the compilation, which is released in the Us on July 29.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon and WWE star Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer.
Glenn Close features as Nova Prime Rael, leader of the Nova Corps, with Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Lee Pace plays the villainous Ronan the Accuser, and former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan plays mercenary Nebula.
The tracklist for the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is as follows:
Blue Swede - 'Hooked on a Feeling'
Raspberries - 'Go All the Way'
The inclusion of the music in an intergalactic space adventure actually makes sense, considering the film’s protagonist Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, grew up on Earth and was somehow taken into space as a young boy in the 1980s. We’ve seen several glimpses of Quill’s walkman and homemade mix tape, which serve as the primary inspiration for the actual film soundtrack.
The soundtrack cover can be seen above, while the newly released tracklist, which sports a host of iconic ’60s, ’70s and ’80s music, can be seen below:
1. Blue Swede – “Hooked on a Feeling”
2. Raspberries – “Go All the Way”
3. Norman Greenbaum – “Spirit in the Sky”
4. David Bowie – “Moonage Daydream”
5. Elvin Bishop »
- James Garcia
One of the things I've liked about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers is how they've used unconventional song choices to convey that this film has its own personality. It turns out tunes such as Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling", Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky", and The Runaways' "Cherry Bomb" aren't just in the trailers; they'll also be on the film's soundtrack. There are also plenty of other exciting song selections such as David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream", The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back", and Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". I can't wait to hear how they'll be used in the movie. Hit the jump for the full tracklisting. The film stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounson, John C. Reilly, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. »
- Matt Goldberg
With a collection of tunes that Peter Quill himself would approve of, the cover and tracklist of the soundtrack for "Guardians of the Galaxy" were revealed Tuesday, and both have a nostalgia-inducing vibe.
Harkening back to its use in the film's first trailer, the soundtrack kicks off with Blue Swede's 1974 hit "Hooked on a Feeling," and the compilation's affinity for tunes from the '60s and '70s doesn't stop there. The cover seems to be cribbed from Quill's personal cassette collection, depicting a tape in a Walkman (what old people used to listen to music with, kids) labeled "Awesome Mix Vol. 1."
The retro selections no doubt have personal meaning for "Guardians" director James Gunn, who shared a photo of the soundtrack cover on his Facebook page with the note that he was "So happy [Marvel] had the balls to go with this simple design." He later posted a picture of an old Sony Walkman, »
- Katie Roberts
Elizabeth Olsen has been taking names like it's nobody's business since Martha Marcy May Marlene, so I always enjoy her performances. Dakota Fanning, on the other hand, proved her acting chops at a young age, and I've been waiting for her to transition into the more "mature" material. The Runaways was enjoyable for what it was, but I'm excited to see her take on a role with a little more meat for her to chew on. Enter your coming-of-age story in Very Good Girls. Take a look: »
- Sean Wist
A few more notes from the festival. The big prizes are revealed tomorrow and the festival closes Sunday.
Juliette, Chloe, and Kristen
Sils Maria sometimes referred to as Clouds of Sils Maria focuses on an actress and her personal assistant and the actresses decision to play a part in a remake of a property deeply connected to her life (which weirdly also exactly describes, at least in part, Maps to the Stars with Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska!!!). Early word is that it's a Kristen Stewart showcase. This turn of events by no means surprise me. It's long been a thing which amuses and annoys in equal measure that people Always lose their shit when a non-prestigious actor suddenly holds their own in a substantive role or movie. (Hell, it's so common that this is even the second time this week following Channing Tatum's raves in Foxcatcher) Of course »
- NATHANIEL R
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