Archive for April 23, 2011

Flick Direct’s Water for Elephants Review *Spoilers*   1 comment

Water for Elephants stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon as two people who find love amidst the Great Depression while working for a traveling circus. The movie is based on the acclaimed bestseller by Sara Gruen and directed by Francis Lawrence.

Pattinson plays Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary student looking forward to starting his career. Tragedy strikes when Jacob’s parents are killed in an accident and Jacob, in a last minute decision, decides to abandon his studies. He runs away and one night hops aboard a passing train. He discovers that the train he boarded is in actuality a traveling circus that has seen better days.

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*VIDEO* Reese Witherspoon talks about Robert Pattinson   Leave a comment

Reese talked to She Knows about not remembering working with Rob in Vanity Fair (at about 2:05).

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Jason Priestley talks about Robert Pattinson   4 comments

What advice do you have for Rob Pattinson, who is the current idol of the moment?
It’s cyclical. There’s always a next one coming. I don’t know if there’s any advice, you just have to weather it, weather the storm and know that this too shall pass.
It’s actually not a lot of fun.
No, because when you’re really in the thick of it, it gets in the way of living your day-to-day life. Doing the most mundane things becomes increasingly difficult. It’s like, “Come on guys, I’m just trying to pick up my dry cleaning, really?”

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German Fans: WIN a Meet & Greet with Robert Pattinson and the chance to attend the WFE press conference   1 comment is giving you the chance to win a meet & greet with Robert Pattinson and you attend the WFE press conference, be on the red carpet and see the movie at the German premiere

How to win? Write a mail to Bravo ( – “Robert Pattinson” ) why you think that you are Rob’s biggest fan and convince them you just HAVE to be at the premiere on 27th April! Don’t forget to write your name, adress and phone number!

Closing date: Monday 25th April

For more info click HERE

Thanks @SparklingCullen for the heads up!

*VIDEO* Beyond The Trailer reviews ‘Water for Elephants   Leave a comment

‘Beyond the Trailer’ host Grace Randolph and real moviegoers review ‘Water for Elephants’

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The Daily Mail Gives UK Fans the Chance to See Water for Elephants For Free!   Leave a comment

From The Daily Mail

Here’s your chance to claim two FREE tickets for exclusive screenings of Water For Elephants before it’s cinema release on Wednesday 4th May.

We have teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to screen the film at various participating cinemas across the country on the morning of Sunday, May 1.

Based on the acclaimed bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting.   Starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era.  They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant.  Against all odds — including the wrath of Marlena’s charismatic but dangerous husband, August — Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.

Click here to find out how to claim your free tickets! 

Thanks to Denni_Lee for the heads up  

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Mmmm, what a delicious combination of cinematic ingredients! Add beautiful actors, stunningly rich production design, transcendent cinematography, glittering 1930s costumes, deceit, betrayal, love, lust, and trained animals, mix them up in an enormous circus tent, and voila! You have Francis Lawrence’s twisted little joy ride of a behind-the-big-top drama, Water For Elephants, the story of a young man beginning an unexpected, after college life.

The film begins in the somewhat cliché tradition of The Notebook and The Green Mile, but introducing us to the much aged Jocob Jankowski, (Hal Holbrook) standing in a circus parking lot long after hours. At first glance, it seems the old man may have lost a few screws over the years. As the circus’ owner, played by Paul Schneider, prods him with questions however, he soon finds that not only is the old man lucid, he has quite a story to tell, namely, the great tale of one of the greatest circus disasters in history.

Ordinarily, an introduction like this would have immediately turned me off due to it’s innate here-we-go-again quality. There is something different about this film though: the almost surreal picture quality, the sincerity with which the opening scene is directed and performed, and the few juicy dialogue lines of intrigue, excited me enough to kick off my shoes, curl up in my seat, and settle in for the two hour escape.

And what an escape it is. Nearly every single scene is richly layered with action, meaning, and a host of scenic elements for your eyes to dart to. In addition, the wide landscape scenes are grand enough to take your breath away, and it isn’t just because they are beautiful. Barreling down the tracks on a steaming locomotive beneath the vast, moon lit night sky was the perfect illustration of the feeling of a life beginning and the excitement for the journey ahead. Such is the journey of young Jacob, played by Robert Pattinson.

To tell you the truth, I really didn’t know what to expect from Hollywood’s dashing young starlet. Not to demean vampires in any way, but the artistic burden of playing a stoic, sexy, sparkling, member of the undeads has always seemed about as heavy as a few cloves of garlic. How would Mr. Pattinson fair when presented with a three dimensional, layered character who has suffered real pain, while experiencing love for the first time? Well, ladies and gentleman, I must say, I was thrilled to discover that our once pretty little blood sucker packs enough talent behind that chiseled face to truly become one of our next leading men. And thank goodness for him, or he would have been blown out of the water by the dynamicChristoph Waltz.

Waltz plays the tyrannical owner of the Benzini Brother’s traveling circus, August, who is a brutal as he is charming. What makes this character so frightening is that Waltz avoided the easy choice to make this man purely evil. By craftily layering the internal conflict, Waltz constructs a villain with the powerful combination of empathy and unpredictability. You don’t know whether this man is going to kiss you or kill you, and it works.

The one major problem with this film, most unfortunately, is the picturesque, elephant riding, ingénue, and Hollywood veteran… ring, ring! It’s Reese Witherspoon. That’s right folks, she phoned it in. The performance’s impact on the film is almost tragic. She returns Pattinson’s infatuation with boredom, and Waltz’s intimidation with half-hearted discomfort, making one wonder if she can ever return from the land of the half-wit romantic comedy.

That said, the film is not a wash because of her. If you do decide to make Water For Elephantsyour movie of choice for a night out, know that it is fairly easy to ignore Ms. Witherspoon and focus on all of the intricate production design surrounding her.

Weekly Roundup of Pics and Quotes of the Day   1 comment

Here’s the weekly round-up of pics and quotes of the day that we post on our Tumblr.

“Just the environment of being around elephants was the first major thing. I loved the idea of working on such a peaceful set because just being around them is incredibly peaceful.”

-Robert Pattinson (On Water for Elephants) 

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