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HitFix Talks Cosmopolis and Cannes Buzz   Leave a comment

From HitFix/Guy Lodge:

Cannes Check: David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’ 
Continuing our series of Cannes competition previews 

The auteur: David Cronenberg (Canadian, 69 years old)

The talent: At this stage in his career, we don’t expect an undistinguished cast from a Cronenberg film, and true to form, this one is packed to the rafters with interesting names — though not ones you’d necessarily expect on one bill. Juliette Binoche (returning to Cannes for the first time since winning Best Actress two years ago), Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric and Jay Baruchel are all on board — as, more improbably, is Somalian rapper K’Naan. (On a side note, this is the director’s first feature in 10 years not to star Viggo Mortensen.)

The big attraction, however, is some guy called Robert Pattinson in the lead. It’s perhaps the poppiest casting coup of Cronenberg’s career, and the best chance yet for the talented British heartthrob to win some admirers beyond the fiercely devoted “Twilight” faithful.
A major point of interest is that this is Cronenberg’s first self-scripted feature since 1999’s “eXistenZ,” which rather increases the possibility of the director letting his freak flag fly. Below the line, meanwhile, it’s business as usual: cinematographer Peter Suschitzky has shot all Cronenberg’s films since “Dead Ringers” in 1998, composer Howard Shore has scored all but one since “The Brood” in 1979, while editor Ronald Sanders and costume designer (and sister) Denise Cronenberg go similarly far back. This sturdy team is just about as integral to the Cronenberg brand as Cronenberg himself.


The buzz: Through. The. Roof. Casting Pattinson in the lead has ensured that, in an unusual occurrence, the arthouse intelligentsia and the screaming teen hordes are going to converge on the same red carpet, making “Cosmopolis” surely the hottest ticket of the festival. What that means for the film itself is harder to gauge. With the festival’s flashbulbs fixed squarely on it, the film’s under pressure to deliver — but it’s likelier to satisfy, or at least stimulate, the Cronenberg acolytes than the mainstream media drawn more by the casting than the challenging match of director and source material. Mixed reviews wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing: it could be one of those strange festival brews for which critical consensus is slow to emerge.

The odds: The bookies like the film’s Palme chances — Paddy Power currently gives it strong odds of 11-2 — but in this case, I don’t think they’re necessarily being deceived by the bright lights. Cronenberg is well overdue for some major festival hardware, and the film’s themes would make it an attractively timely winner. I have my doubts about the Palme going to a big-name North American dreamer two years in a row, but of all the English-language films in Competition, this feels to me like the best bet. R.Pattz for Best Actor, on the other hand? I’m not sure the internet can handle that.

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Click HERE if you’d like to read the LA Times article about the Cannes jury selections. 


NEW ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Edward & Bella Still   2 comments

Collider: For those asking, here’s the cover of the Lionsgate 2012 catalogue on it’s own. (Click for bigger)

New/Old Fan Pics of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner from the Breaking Dawn LA Convention   1 comment

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New interviews of Robert Pattinson from the Remember Me/BD1/WFE press junket   1 comment

Rob talks about acting, what he thinks has been the most important and the best challenge when it comes to Edward. And finally talks about Twitter and why he won’t tweet.

Starts at 15:42 to 18:54.

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From Brad to RPattz – another heartthrob, when he arrives on the red carpet – the girls’ heart beats get louder along with their screaming. As the fans requested, we’re gonna see Robert this week as ‘hot in hollywood’ we’re gonna see a reportage about his life with exclusive interviews. It’s true that the world-wide fame came to Rob Pattinson with the Twilight movies but his professional life in cinema started when he was a young man in the Harry Potter movies.

1:06 : the fans’ passion about twilight had always been exceptional. and Tobert’s life changed all of a sudden.

1:40 : what was the biggest challenge about playing Edward?

2:10 : in real life, Robert Pattinson is really shy.

2:43 : and he gave us some more details about the upcoming movie Breaking Dawn Part 2

3:25 : and the last time Kristen and Robert visited London, they preferred to get out of their hotel separately like the whole world doesn’t know about their offscreen relationship.

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*VIDEO* Cosmopolis Trailer with various subtitles   1 comment

German trailer

Japanese trailer

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Posted April 25, 2012 by fastieslowie in Cosmopolis

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*SCANS* Robert Pattinson in Star 2 magazine – Colombia   1 comment

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Posted April 25, 2012 by fastieslowie in Robert Pattinson

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French Fans: Win a meet a greet with Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg in Paris or Cannes   4 comments

Cinemas Gaumont Pathe gives you the opportunity to win a meet & greet with Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg in Paris or Cannes.

Click here to enter and  for more information

The rules:

You can only enter the contest once.
The game is open to every adult french resident (inhabitants from Corsica included).
It runs from April 25th to May 8th, midnight (Paris time)
All you have to do to enter the contest is to go to this PAGE and answer a question correctly so you can be eligible for the draw.

The question is: What are the names of the three French actors playing in the movie?

-Juliette Binoche & Matthieu Amalric?

-Sandrine Kiberlain & Vincent Cassel?

-Julie Delpy & Nicolas Duvauchelle?
ETA: their rules are a bit confusing but from what I understood, there are 3 partners to this game (Cinéma gaumont, Wat.Tv and Purefans). One will offer a trip to Cannes, with everything payed for (transportation and housing), and a ticket to go to the screening and the party of the movie.
The other partners offer a meet and greet with Rob and David in Paris. Only eligible if you CAN go to the meeting
All the winners have to accept to be filmed in Cannes or in Paris. The images could be used on tv or on the internet.
The answer can be found in the trailer.
50 other names will be drawn and win the soudntrack of the movie.
The winners will be contated by email between May 18th and May 19th. They have to answer before May 21st.

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Cosmopolis on HitFix’s ‘In Contention’s Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of Cannes 2012’ List   Leave a comment

From Hitfix:

With today’s announcement of the Directors’ Fortnight selections, this year’s Cannes lineup is effectively complete — bar some late additions that festival director Thierry Frémaux has told us to expect. As it stands, however, it’s a pretty robust get-together of arthouse VIPs and auteurs on the rise, which made whittling down a list of my 10 most anticipated titles a tough job. Needless to say, there are plenty of films not on this list that I’m eager to see. These 10, however, are the ones that have me most excited and/or curious, from Lee Daniels’s “The Paperboy” to Michael Haneke’s “Amour.

2. “Cosmopolis” (David Cronenberg)

It seems odd to be welcoming Cronenberg to Cannes mere months after he brought “A Dangerous Method” to Venice; long may this newfound productivity continue. It’s especially gratifying given that his last film, for many fans, was a minor disappointment — typically smart but surprisingly starchy given the potentially tangy subject matter. The Don DeLillo adaptation “Cosmopolis,” however, should find him on more typically wild form: an absurdist tale of one billionaire’s odyssey across New York to get a haircut, it’s Cronenberg’s first self-penned script since 1999’s “eXistenZ.” The cast, meanwhile, is irresistibly eclectic: Robert Pattinson gets to show us what he’s really made of in the lead, with Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel and Mathieu Amalric all in support. Bring it on.

New fan picture of Robert Pattinson at Coachella   1 comment

Robert Pattinson with a fan at Coachella

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