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Watch: Alternate, NSFW Trailer For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 8:20 AM
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Map To The Stars
Yesterday, we got our first taste of David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars," with what was essentially a post-production reel. And is generally the case, that kind of footage isn't always the best representation of the tone and style of the finished product. Well, this morning brings with it another look at Cronenberg's film with another trailer, one boasting lots of new footage and a distinctly different vibe.

Watch: First Trailer For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' Starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 4:27 PM
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Maps To The Stars
David Cronenberg is back, and this time he's taking on his most terrifying, mind-altering subject yet: Hollywood families. Yep, the filmmaker who has spent a career shaking us up with various types of body horror, is continuing his exploration into the psyche, following up the Freudian "A Dangerous Method," and the chatty "Cosmopolis" with "Maps To The Stars."

Review: 'Non-Stop,' Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Corey Stoll And Scoot McNairy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 26, 2014 12:17 PM
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Liam Neeson, Non-Stop
Since 2009's surprise hit "Taken," Liam Neeson, an actor formerly known for his serious performances in things like "Schindler's List" and "Michael Collins," has taken up residence as a go-to action icon. In the last few years he's been "Taken" twice (with a third installment on the way), battled a nasty nest of aquatic aliens in "Battleship," and been mercilessly hunted by a pack of wild wolves in the admirably grim "The Grey." With his massive frame and his gravelly voice that sounds like he's continually just finished off several dozen cigarettes, he's the rare action star who actually seems like he could handle the preposterous situations he's dealt. And in his latest thriller, "Non-Stop," that situation is pretty preposterous indeed: this time the star is cast as an alcoholic air marshal accused of hijacking a transatlantic flight. Thankfully, no wolves are on the plane.

Julianne Moore & Zach Galifianakis Join Ellen Page In 'Freeheld'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2014 4:46 PM
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Julianne Moore
Well, here's reminder in case you forgot about this one — it's been a few years. Way back in 2010, Ellen Page signed up to star in the feature film adaptation of the Oscar winning documentary short "Freeheld," with Peter Sollett ("Raising Victor Vargas," "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist") coming on to direct in 2012. And then nothing was heard of the project again, but today two big names are kicking it back to life.

Watch: Liam Neeson Takes Flight In 4 New Clips From 'Non-Stop'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 11, 2014 10:02 AM
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We've covered Liam Neeson's upcoming “Non-Stop” before here as “Taken on a Plane,” because really, how else do you describe it? Bryan Mills is practically a goddamn anagram of Bill Marks, Neeson's character name in this one, and it's directed by Jaume Collet-Sera, who made what film historians now refer to as the first “Taken” retread, “Unknown,” back in 2011. Anyway, if you urgently desire to hear Neeson's half-Irish half-whisper meting out more threats, you'll be able to February 28th.

Kristen Stewart & Julianne Moore Team For 'Still Alice,' Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party' Gets Voice Cast & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 10:21 AM
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Still Alice Kristen Stewart Julianne Moore
Riding high from the Sundance Film Festival off strong notices for her performance in "Camp X-Ray," Kristen Stewart isn't wasting a moment. The actress has lined up a new project, one that will see her working alongside a pretty solid cast of players.

Bruce Willis Will 'Rock The Kasbah,' Lindsay Lohan Plans 'Inconceivable' Project & Much More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 21, 2014 2:44 PM
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New year, new news! (How will I introduce these news posts come February? I'd better start thinking of something now...) Let's kick it off with a double bit of casting news about Vincent Cassel, everyone's favourite menacing Frenchman, who has boarded two European flicks.

New Pics Of John Cusack, Julianne Moore & Olivia Williams In David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 10:00 AM
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Now that's he's through dissing Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," David Cronenberg can get back to finishing up "Maps To The Stars" for a rumored premiere next spring at the Cannes Film Festival. But until then, some new images from the flick have landed online, giving a closer look at his upcoming satire.

They’re All Going To Laugh At You: 5 Reasons Why The ‘Carrie’ Remake Didn't Work

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 21, 2013 12:48 PM
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Carrie, Chloe Moretz
Kimberly Peirce’s much-hyped “Carrie,” which we first got a fairly pleasurable preview of during last year’s New York Comic Con, finally opened this weekend in a prime pre-Halloween slot usually reserved for the yearly “Paranormal Activity” iteration and… nobody showed up. The movie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role, failed to connect with audiences, who rejected it in favor of yet another go around in Alfonso Cuaron’s IMAX 3D version of Space Mountain, and critics (like our own) were mostly unkind. But why this new “Carrie”—which, like the 1976 Brian De Palma original and the 2002 TV movie, is based on Stephen King’s first novel—defaulted so spectacularly is still worth investigating. We decided to look at the five most criminally awful aspects of this remake in an attempt to decode who killed “Carrie.”

Review: 'Carrie' Starring Chloe Grace Moretz & Julianne Moore

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 3:08 PM
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Carrie, Chloe Moretz
It's easy to see why director Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") was intrigued by the prospect tackling Stephen King's "Carrie." The material takes two key rites of passage for young women -- their first period, and their high school prom -- and blends it with oppressive religious fundamentalism and the supernatural, into one unforgettable tale, with rich subtext and themes to play with. But in terms of a remake, the question has always been whether or not anyone could top or put their own mark on "Carrie" after Brian De Palma did it with such style and panache. And to Peirce's credit, she did have an approach that was unique, at least theoretically.

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