Caryn James

'Cosmopolis,' Beyond the RPatz Publicity Tour (Review)

  • By Caryn James
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  • August 16, 2012 10:19 PM
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Whatever David Cronenberg thought he was doing while making Cosmopolis, he could never have imagined the most relevent cultural nerve it would hit: the film has become the inadvertent cause of Robert Pattinson’s first post-KStew publicity tour. (If you missed Pattinson’s appearance with Jon Stewart, eating Ben & Jerry’s as breakup comfort food, watch it here. It’s a classic of obliquely addressing an issue without really saying anything.) In itself, Cosmopolis is smart and stylized – which doesn’t innoculate this story of a sad young Wall St. billionaire against lethal familiarity and dullness.

Robert Pattinson Visits The Daily Show, Gets Comfort Food

  • By Caryn James
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  • August 14, 2012 12:31 PM
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I would love to read a behind-the-scenes account of the pr strategies and manipulations behind the Robert Pattinson  - Kristen Stewart scandale and breakup.  Who advised Stewart to get ahead of the damage by issuing her profoundly weird public apology? And the flood of information from all those sources supposedly close to Pattinson who said he was heartbroken? Wild guesses and logic at work? Or strategic leaks? The old adage “Those who know don’t talk, and those who talk don’t know” has been updated with a new option: friends who leak exactly the message the main players want out there.

Will Ferrell Reduced To Tears By Stewart-Pattinson Breakup

  • By Caryn James
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  • August 3, 2012 11:24 AM
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Will Ferrell continues his hilarious promotional tour for The Campaign with this topical but non-Campaign-centered bit on Conan. “She goes by K Stew,” may be all you need to know about his weeping reaction to that high-profile breakup. While the rest of the world hand-wrings about things we can’t possibly know – like what is Rob thinking? -- Ferrell sends up the entire celeb-obsessed hysteria.

Kristen Stewart's Apology: Damage Control or Performance Art?

  • By Caryn James
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  • July 25, 2012 9:02 PM
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Call me a cynic, but I’ve always wondered whether Kristen Stewart’s romance with Robert Pattinson was real or conveniently staged for maximum ‘Twilight’ publicity. Now that she has publicly apologized for cheating on him – after Us Weekly published incriminating photos of her kissing another man – I’m more skeptical than ever. Only a romance staged for the red carpet and press junkets could result in her bizarrely personal three-sentence apology, which ends: “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry." This might be damage control; it’s weird enough to play as performance art. What it doesn’t even approach is reality.

Let's Ask Again: Can Robert Pattinson Act?

  • By Caryn James
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  • June 6, 2012 9:02 AM
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Robert Pattinson has made some daring artistic choices apart from his most famous, pasty-faced role; too bad so many of those fillms have been clunkers.

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