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Harmony Korine Is Writing A Gangster Movie For Robert Pattinson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2014 5:48 PM
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Robert Pattinson, Harmony Korine
You may have missed it in the feverish "Maps To The Stars"/"The Rover"/Cannes buzz, but in early May, Robert Pattinson revealed that he might make a movie with Harmony Korine. There weren't many details at the time, but a few more nuggets have been revealed, and evidence suggests the sort of unlikely project Korine has made his name on.

‘A Most Wanted Man’: Anton Corbijn On Philip Seymour Hoffman, ‘Life,’ Robert Pattinson & More

  • By Alex Suskind
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  • July 24, 2014 2:10 PM
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  • 16 Comments
Anton Corbijn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, A-Most-Wanted-Man
On its own, Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man,” based on the 2008 novel by John le Carré, is a taut, post-9/11 spy thriller about a government’s attempt to avert future terror attacks. But consider the events that transpired outside the film, and it morphs into a more substantial, sad, and definitive piece of work.

Werner Herzog Talks ‘Queen Of The Desert’ & Makes "Ominous Prediction" About Nicole Kidman’s Performance

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 14, 2014 3:21 PM
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Werner Herzog, Queen of The Desert
German filmmaker Werner Herzog is on the brain today. The 71-year-old filmmaker is about to celebrate the release of the superb Shout Factory boxset "Herzog: The Collection" and he’s got a new film waiting in the wings. Titled “Queen Of The Desert," the film features the filmmaker’s most starry cast to date: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, “Homeland” star Damian Lewis and many more. The film chronicles the events of Gertrude Bell's life, a British explorer, traveler, archaeologist and political officer. And apparently it’s done and in the can.

New Photos & International DVD Art For David Cronenberg’s ‘Map To The Stars’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 3, 2014 1:35 PM
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Maps To The Stars
Even though the Cannes Film Festival described David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars” as a satire of Hollywood a la Robert Altman’s “The Player,” the filmmaker has a less ironic view of the material. “This is not a satire, I’m really just observing,” Cronenberg told Total Film recently. “I feel like a scientist or a researcher. That's the most honest, neutral way of looking at things. I'm not angry at Hollywood. I don't have a statement to make about Hollywood."

Watch: New Featurette For ‘The Rover’ Plus New Photos & Quentin Tarantino Praises The Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2014 12:35 PM
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The Rover, Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce
One of our favorite films of the summer is David Michod’s “The Rover” starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. It’s a completely stark and austere tale of a man hell bent on retrieving what is his, by any means necessary. But remember, it’s not quite post-apocalyptic. “It’s post-catastrophic economic collapse!” Michod stressed in a recent Reddit AMA. Got that? Our review described it as “bleak and compelling… it shows Michôd can work with other genres and textures, and still make a film that is unmistakably his, and that is how auteurs are made.”

Robert Pattinson Denies Rumors He's Going To Play Indiana Jones Or Han Solo

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 16, 2014 9:01 AM
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With Harrison Ford temporarily out of action (the latest rumors are that while he recovers from the ankle injury he suffered on the set of "Episode VII," he could be filmed from the waist up, although that could also be because he's refusing to wear pants, a la Marlon Brando in "The Score"), it's undoubtedly going to be causing problems on the set of J.J. Abrams' new "Star Wars" movie. But in the meantime, Hollywood are already looking for a potential Harrison Ford replacement, because there's supposedly an Indiana Jones reboot in the offing, and a "Star Wars" spin-off focusing on Han Solo, and the 71-year-old Ford is almost certainly too old to star in either.

Review: David Michôd's 'The Rover' Starring Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce Is A Bleak & Compelling Apocalypse Tale

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 12, 2014 12:30 PM
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The Rover
Having proven with the terrific “Animal Kingdom” that he could take a potentially small story of desperate men and blow it up into something much grander, David Michôd attempts something like the opposite with “The Rover,” taking the epic, sweeping backdrop of a post-apocalyptic, dusty Australian desert, and turning in a tiny two-hander road movie that is as spartan as its predecessor was operatic.

'The Rover' Director David Michôd On Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce & How We're "Hurtling Toward Oblivion"

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 11, 2014 1:29 PM
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Bone-dry, brutal and so slender it’s almost emaciated, Australian director David Michôd’s second feature, after his terrific debut “Animal Kingdom,” premiered in Cannes to high anticipation and ultimately mixed reviews. We ourselves really liked “The Rover,” which stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson as unlikely companions on a bleak road trip across as collapsed and exhausted near-future Australia (review here) but can understand how Michôd’s vision of a hellish ruined world, in which the first luxury to disappear is human kindness, might have proven simply too unrelentingly bleak for some; it’s the type of film into whose deliberately empty spaces one can read everything, or nothing at all.

Watch: New Featurette Takes You Into Chaos & Fear Of 'The Rover' Plus 30-Minute Interview With David Michôd & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2014 1:48 PM
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The Rover David Michod Robert Pattinson Guy Pearce
" 'The Rover'... is a fascinating movie, flawed but occasionally brilliant, and it’s also not at all the film we were expecting," our Jessica Kiang wrote about the latest from "Animal Kingdom" director David Michod out of Cannes. And really, what else could you ask for from a summer movie? That feeling of being surprised and taken on an a ride you couldn't have predicted is rare, and one to certainly be treasured when it comes around.

Watch: New TV Spot & Behind The Scenes Footage Of 'The Rover,' Plus A Timeline Collapse Of The Future

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 9:40 AM
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The Rover
”You don't learn to fight, your death's gonna come real soon," Guy Pearce intones in this new TV spot for "The Rover." And it's a warning and challenge to co-star Robert Pattinson, with the pair dropped into a sun-cooked, post-apocalyptic future for "Animal Kingdom" director David Michod's next. And if you weren't able to attend Cannes, the good news is that the movie is shortly on its way to theaters. And it's one you'll want to watch.

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