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Review: Beat Classic 'On The Road' Comes To The Screen In Lustrous-But-Long-Winded Fashion

  • By James Rocchi
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  • December 18, 2012 6:34 PM
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Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been heralded for decades: an important novel, a cultural signifier, a sociological landmark, a cracking good read. It's also been considered "unfilmable" -- but now Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries," "Dark Water") brings the novel to the screen, and "The Motorcycle Diaries" turns out to be a pretty good template for understanding how Salles has shot his adaptation. "On the Road," like 'Diaries,' is scenic and episodic, full of youth's passion but with a shade of the future yet to come dimming the brightness of its vision, as a charismatic young man travels with another young man, saying little but watching everything along the way.

Bless Me Father, For I Will Sin: New Images & Trailer For 'On The Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 10:45 PM
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Sex, booze, jazz, writing, dreaming, living, dancing... on the road. Striving to capture the Beat spirit and the wonder of the American landscape and its many varied people, Walter Salles' "On The Road" arrives in theaters next month with a big weight on its shoulder.

Discuss: Which 'Twilight' Stars Will Still Have Careers Once The Franchise Ends?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 14, 2012 11:01 AM
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And so they face the final curtain. This week "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2," the fifth film in the franchise based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling young-adult vampire novels, will hit theaters (read our review here). And while Lionsgate and Summit are hoping to extend the life of their cash cow, for the moment this movie marks the end of the franchise and the story of star-crossed lovers Edward Cullen and Bella Swann.

Rome Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2’ Probably A High Point For The Franchise, Still A Low For Cinema

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 13, 2012 5:58 PM
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The final installment of Stephenie Meyers' 'Twilight Saga' has hit the screen with an audible, if Italian-accented "Squee!" here in its packed hormonal World Premiere at the Rome Film Festival. Destined to make a jillion dollars in its first six minutes of release, the film is already such a juggernaut that voicing an opinion on whether it's any good is a little like examining the fenderwork on the 20-wheeler that's bearing down on you at 100mph: it doesn't matter, because either way, you're going to be flattened. But hardy fools that we Playlisters are, we're going to damn well tell you what we think anyway: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is as thrilling, scary and swooningly romantic as this series gets. But it's still dire.

Kristen Stewart Gets Into 'Focus' With Ben Affleck

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 11:08 PM
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With Kristen Stewart seemingly back with Robert Pattinson and the so-called scandal from this summer behind her, the actress is getting ready to get back in the game. She's on the press trail for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," and her junket tour will likely continue for "On the Road" next month. And with Volturi now in the rearview, she's looking at her post-Bella career, and this is a pretty good choice.

New Pics From 'On The Road' Featuring Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 4:26 PM
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With most of the movies of the fall season buttoning up audiences with serious themes and stories, you may feel the need to let you hair down a bit. And Walter Salles' "On the Road" just may be the ticket you're looking for. The adapation of the famed Jack Kerouac book is on the last legs of the festival circuit before it lands in theaters, and a few more pics are here to get your inner beat poet excited.

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Won't Attend The 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Premiere At The Rome Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2012 1:56 PM
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It's a bit of good news/bad news for Italian Robsten fans. The good news: the epic conclusion to the vampire story of our time, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" will make its world premiere at the Rome Film Festival. The bad news? Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart won't be there. That red carpet just shed a single tear. But is this a sign the 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2' press jaunt will have significantly less participation by its two leads as they work their relationship out? While the studio has insisted plans will go forth as planned, one wonders...

So Many Hugs, Arm Wrestling Competitions & Bloodshot Eyes In New 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2' Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 3, 2012 2:36 PM
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The epic finale that will live forever! You gotta love how modest Summit Entertainment is being about the final installment of the "Twilight" saga in their latest, jogging-happy, poster. Twihards will always complain about how movie bloggers tend to be haters about the "Twilight" series, but considering the marketing, the premises and some of these recently released photos, can you really blame us?

A Few New Pics Of Kristen Stewart & Sam Riley In 'On The Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 1:47 PM
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While the Kristen Stewart scandal or whatever from this summer seems to be fading, with rumors that she is back with Robert Pattinson, whether she's ready or not, the actress will be back in the spotlight this fall. Of course, there's "Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" giving Twihards one last cinematic orgasm before the franchise fades from view, but for those with a more discerning movie palate, Stewart will also be appearing in Walter Salles' long awaited "On The Road."

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Together...In New Images From 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2012 12:24 PM
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So, in addition to serving as the final chapter in "The Twilight Saga," will 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' also be a scrapbook to Robsten, one of the great cinema romances of our time? Certainly, the picture of them gazing lovingly at each other in this batch of new images from the sequel carries with it a certain amount of weight. Will KStew and RPatz fans be able to contain their tears? Yes, this movie asks big questions...

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