The movie “Little Ashes” was first broadcast on March 3 of this year on the Wowow Japan Premier (the first public exhibition of the movie on television), but it was finally decided that it would also be released on DVD in Japan, and it can currently be reserved on Amazon.
Planned Release Date: June 22, 2012
“Little Ashes” (Translation of the title in Japan=“ Talented Painter Dali: Love, Passhion and Youth ”)
If you’re like us then your jaw has been on the floor since the first teaser trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis dropped one week ago. In addition to showing us a very different Robert Pattinson than the one we’ve gotten to know in the Twilight movies, the preview also showed us that this could be the film that brings Cronenberg back to his roots. We’re eagerly anticipating the feature length trailer, which, sadly, we probably won’t see for a while, but for now we have four brand new stills from the movie.
For those of you doubting the strength of Robert Pattinson as an actor, just shut up. Seriously, just shut up already. The guy did the nearly impossible – He escaped the Twilight persona. Robert Pattinson is an extremely talented young actor with an already eclectic resume and disgustingly bright future ahead of him. And I’m not just saying this because I love Twilight, which I don’t. I’m saying it because the difference between him and Taylor Lautner is that Pattinson actually understands the meaning of emotion and facial expression. If you’re still skeptical, check out the teaser trailer below. Cosmopolis also stars Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, and Juliette Binoche, AKA, the best cast I’ve seen this year thus far.
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COSMOPOLIS – THE TEASER OF THE YEAR an noticeably awaited film, an avant la lettre cult object, that gathers Don DeLillo, Robert Pattinson, producer Paulo Branco and, last but not least, director David Cronenberg. We already have our release date, poster and a brief and genius teaser that exists as itself as a contagious 30 seconds film – if nobody has invented the teaser of the year’s award this is surely the time to do so.
I, like the rest of the planet, was extremely impressed with the short teaser trailer we saw last week and if that 1 minute montage is any indication, Robert Pattinson nails this part and definitely grows up as an actor.
I can’t say I’m always a fan of David Cronenberg, but I love the idea of him and Pattinson teaming up for a film. Cronenberg is exactly what Robert Pattinson needs at this point in his career.
The most recent addition to Pattinson’s indie resume is a film that truly deserves to be labeled “edgy” and “risque”: David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis.
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Gosh be darned if it doesn’t look eerie, bizarre, indulgent and darkly delicious.
Sex, violence, self-mutilation, public urination, major intrigue and a giant rat — and that’s all in just 34 seconds.
The film looks like a return to the visual punch of the Cronenberg of yore, following the more cerebral pursuits of his recent A Dangerous Method. Some critics complained he’d lost his edge, but he’s clearly back to extremes again.
Many are not quite sure if Pattinson can tear himself away from that image but you can put all those doubts to rest, because a short teaser for the upcoming movie Cosmopolis is here, and it looks amazing.
The teaser looks every bit as scuzzily weird as we’ve come to expect from Cronenberg, with Pattinson clearly relishing the opportunity to play a more engaging character than that afforded him by TheTwilight Saga.
The trailer seems to have taken some inspiration from the work of French enfant terrible Gaspar Noè, featuring a pounding soundtrack, fizzing titles and flashes of some severely screwed-up imagery. Of all of Pattinson’s post-Twilight roles, his latest turn as Cosmopolis’ millionaire protagonist Eric Packer could be the one to finally establish himself as an actor to take seriously, shedding the romantic gloss for something a lot darker.
As unfair as it is, I’m just as guilty as the next guy or gal of writing off Robert Pattinson in any role because he’s, well, Edward Cullen. In this NSFW international teaser trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis adapation, though, Pattinson is far from a sparkly vampire with self-control issues. In fact, he kind of seems like a badass. Say what you will, but I think that a little Cronenberg gore and violence is exactly what the doctor ordered to help begin laying Cullen to rest.
From Stephenie Meyer to Guy De Maupassant the road is not so long. Robert Pattinson is a vampire. But if in the Twilight saga he is a true gentleman, capable of sacrificing his predatory instincts for love, in Bel Ami, out April 13 (in Italy), is shrewd, ambitious and manipulative, capable of feeding on women to get ahead in the world that counts. His lips are still red with blood and he continues to be thrill hungry. Insatiable playboy, cold-blooded, toy boy ante litteram (Before time), Georges Duroy by De Maupassant is a sample of venality. According to Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod at their first movie experience and after a career in theater, Pattinson grab it and made it his own. And ‘He is the key of the film. “I had no idea of the depth of your vacuum” is told to him in the film.
Someone viciously read thi line in the movie as an unintentional allusion to the interpretation of Pattinson. In its appeal fall, however, C.Ricci, U.Thurman, K Scott Thomas and the young Holliday Grainger that five years ago had already met Robert on the set of The Bad Mother’s Handbook TV movie. This time he will carry her to the altar in a scene that can not fail to remind fans of the saga of the long-awaited marriage to Bella. Shaved as a Marine soldier (“the hair bothered me while I was running,” he said), the star of Twilight does not hide that, in the past, he himself was ready to do anything for success. “I read the script a few years ago, so I was very young and I felt closer to Georges, I understood and I justified his angry urgency to shake off poverty, anonymity and emerge at any cost in a world where money and power are everything. Now I have changed and I see him as a man who acts only out of selfishness, opportunism, and envy. He denies his family ,he is not willing to accept who has more in his life than he has, the success of others as an insult to his person. I am not like him at all. But I do not think I will get a character like this in the future: often movies try to impart moral lessons, but Georges is incorrigible and without any hope of redemption.”
Shot in Budapest (and in and around London, but the author of the article does not say it), produced by Uberto Pasolini and distributed in Italy by RAI Cinema (01 Distribution). The film, shown out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival, is the story of an ironic and cruel social climbing in the nineteenth century Paris, where a corrupt government, supported by a corrupt press covers the misdeeds of corrupt politics.
In this context, the real talent lies in reaching the top without possessing a real talent, sex is power and celebrity is obsession. It is no coincidence that the fierce De Maupassant’s novel is a classic adapted to all seasons. And if Duroy were alive today? “He would find other ways to satisfy his ambition. He probably participate in a reality show where he would be willing to do anything to get noticed.
Today many young people are just like him.” (said Pattinson) Pursued by fans willing to defy the cold of Berlin, Pattinson is getting ready, after his not exciting box offices Remember Me and Water for Elephants his difficult post vampire career who will see him, probably at the next Cannes Film Festival, in the new David Cronemberg’s movie, Cosmopolis, adapted from Don DeLillo. “With (the end of Twilight) ended an era in my career. Certainly, if Meyer wrote another book and a film adaptation I would read the script, but I would probably be too old for the role of Edward. I have to grow up, to go forward and I hope that my fans, to whom I owe so much, will follow me in different, more mature stories.”. We’ll see.
Under the photo the author of the article says: After Twilight there is rumor that he will be one of the protagonists of Maximum Ride movie
Starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci, the film tells the story of George Duroy (Pattinson), a young journalist who rose from poverty to become one of the most successful men in Paris via the ruthless and calculating bedding of the city’s most glamorous and influential women.
Bel Ami will premiere on VOD May 4, 2012 and open in theaters June 8, 2012.
The legend that is Edward’s hair.
When the trailer for “Wrath of the Titans” dropped, it seemed like everyone couldn’t help but comment on Sam Worthington’s hair, of all things. In the ten years that passed between the events of “Clash of the Titans” and “Wrath,” Perseus must have been looking for something new in the hair department and decided to just grow it out.
We asked Worthington about the big to-do about his hair, and he didn’t quite understand. But he did go on to success some hairstyle he could have for any future “Titans” movies.
We have a few recommendations of our own, so here are some styles that Perseus should consider for the next time around.
With the success of “The Hunger Games” reaching the level of phenomenon, it won’t be long before other franchises move to ride Katniss’ coattails. If the trend of Worthington sporting longer locks continues, it shouldn’t be long before he’s wearing the same braid Jennifer Lawrence rocked in “Hunger Games.” You can’t argue with $152 million-opening weekends.
Worthington’s co-star in “Wrath,” Toby Kebbell blazed the trail on this one. Kebbell’s character Agenor rocks some enormous dreads throughout the movie, so it’s conceivable that the trend caught on in the “Titans” version of Greeky mythology. Perseus could simply be the world’s first copy cat.
Nicolas Cage from any movie after 2004
When it comes to improbable success in action movies, Nicolas Cage has no equal. Another aspect that Cage is without a peer is ridiculous hairstyles. Ever since “National Treasure,” the Academy Award winner has sported every sort of large hair, from the slicked-back mess from “Next” to the salt-and-pepper strings of “Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Something about Cage’s presence in an action movie has brought audiences to him, so copying that might have something to it.
Robert Pattinson in “Twilight”
What other movie star has linked himself to a hairstyle quite like Robert Pattinson in “Twilight”? The spiky helmet he wore throughout the franchise became an intrinsic part of his character and led hordes of Team Edward members into theater seats. Perhaps Perseus discovers the hair gel of the gods somewhere deep down in the fires of Hades.
Bleach Blond Gosling
Later this year, the Gos will go bleach blond for his next crime drama “The Place Beyond the Pines.” Looking ahead to the hot hairstyles of 2012 movies, bleach blond may be the way to go. Think about it. Spy photos from the “Skyfall” set showed Javier Bardem with some lighter locks tucked underneath a police cap. Perhaps blond is the place to be and Perseus will squeeze some ancient lemons on his hair for a fairer look the next time around.