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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.

Review: David Ayer's 'Sabotage' Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos & More

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • March 27, 2014 3:31 PM
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Sabotage
With nary an Ahnold quip, "Sabotage," David Ayer's fetishistically violent action thriller, often feels like a misguided detour, a waste of goodwill amassed by the superior "End of Watch." Doing away with the concept that guided the 2012 cop drama but retaining and supercharging it's once-relatable hyper masculinity, "Sabotage" is wholly unpleasant, unfocused and downright ugly. Ayer's filmography has often cast an unflinching eye on battered, perforated bodies, but here the attention feels invasive and even a bit gleeful. Every wound is flaunted and a series of gruesome autopsies feature a hungry, roving camera, floating over the torn skin, the bloated flesh, stripping away the humanity. One character is literally reduced to ground meat and Ayer holds on the remains with an intent that is lost on us.

Watch: Another Blood Spattered Red Band Trailer For 'Sabotage' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 9:38 AM
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Sabotage
It's been a while since we've been able to go see an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie without having to drape ourselves in irony and wear our boots of nostalgia. But thankfully, "Sabotage" looks straight up legit—a pulpy B-movie that is firmly wearing its R-rating, and a new trailer is here to prove to you that Arnie has still got it.

John Boyega Is Jesse Owens, Ben Kingsley Heads To 'Night At The Museum 3' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2014 1:26 PM
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While John Boyega broke out in a big way thanks to his magnetic turn in "Attack the Block," we haven't seen much from the actor since. He's taken small roles in some films that never really took ("Inkheart," "Half of a Yellow Sun") and he's at Sundance this week with "Imperial Dreams." But he's about to launch back into some major attention.

Sacha Baron Cohen Heads To 'Alice In Wonderland 2,' Daniel Radcliffe Builds 'Brooklyn Bridge' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 22, 2014 10:42 AM
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Since crossing over into the mainstream with 2006’s “Borat,” Sacha Baron Cohen has worked with the likes of Tom Hooper, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton, a feat impressive for any actor, much less a comedic one. Variety reports Baron Cohen is in early talks to re-team with his “Sweeney Todd” co-star Johnny Depp for the slow-brewing “Alice in Wonderland” sequel, “Through the Looking Glass.”

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Fights Drug Cartels In First Trailer For David Ayer's 'Sabotage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 12:58 PM
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Sabotage
After the flops "The Last Stand" and "Escape Plan," it's becoming a real question as to whether audiences want to see Arnold Schwarzenegger in anything that's not a pre-built franchise. But maybe surrounding him with a massive ensemble—Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Dawn Olivieri, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mirielle Enos and Josh Holloway—might get a few more people in the door.

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.

Watch: Tense Trailers For Sci-Fi Thriller 'Last Days On Mars' Starring Liev Schreiber & Olivia Williams Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 1:45 PM
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It looks like Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" won't be the only space bound, sci-fi thiller to get your pulse racing this fall. Just shortly after the Sandra Bullock and George Clooney-starring vehicle lands in orbit, another movie will looking to send your heart rate into overdrive, "Last Days On Mars." And the first teaser trailer is here to give you a glimpse of what's in store.

Production Begins On David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' & Full Plot Synopsis Becomes Clear

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • July 16, 2013 12:42 PM
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After spending a couple of years in the last decade making well-received, more traditionally made dramas, David Cronenberg delved back into the weird last year with “Cosmopolis.” Now, production has begun next film, “Maps to the Stars,” which sounds like it could be a combination of both styles. The film stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon. Until now, not much has been known about the film except that it would take on Hollywood and celebrity culture while also doubling as some kind of ghost story, but now a much clearer picture is emerging.

Mia Wasikowska & More Join David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars,' Some Story Details Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2013 12:53 PM
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His films may be freaky and funky and may not appeal to the average Joe Moviegoer, but stars line up to work with David Cronenberg. Simply, with unique stories usually married with inventive visuals, the filmmaker makes the kinds of movies few get the chance to do in Hollywood and so it comes as no surprise that his upcoming "Maps To The Stars" is lining up talent left and right.

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