Twilight Saga: BREAKING DAWN 2

Since the birth of Renesmee
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
Directed by Bill Condon

There was some hope for “Breaking Dawn Part 2." The end of Part 1 had Bella (Kristen Stewart) getting pregnant with what might be a demon offspring while becoming something of a demon herself when Edward (Robert Pattinson) turns her into a vamp. I expected Stephanie Meyers's so far-overblown book series to finally find some urgency but this may be the worse one yet, because we now know that it was ... more >


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Robert Pattinson stars in Bel Ami – REVIEW

George Durroy manipulated the Parisian ladies
Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci
Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod

What is there about social climbers that makes their stories irresistible? Guy de Maupassant’s Bel Ami, published in installments in nineteenth century-France, enthralled readers and has been adapted for the screen a number of times. Movie tickets available from Fandango - scroll down to the end The present version stars Robert Pattinson as Georges Duroy. It is filled with descriptions of ... more >

“Cosmopolis” – A new film by David Cronenberg

This year's movie-event

“Cosmopolis,” the new film by David Cronenberg, is a bit anemic but as movie-events in Cannes go, it’s the bee’s knees. There’s a high-wattage star like Robert Pattinson in it, it is directed by David Cronenberg and it was adapted from a novel that is as relevant to our times as it is stinging in its indictment of them. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire and yen trader who decides ... more >


The task of recreating Don DeLillo's post-modern vision is protean

Here are the latest pictures from COSMOPOLIS, starring Robert Pattinson in the lead role as Eric Packer, a multi-millionaire who goes out for a haircut one day and has to contend with the next 24 hours of his life. Also appearing in Cosmopolis are Paul Giamatti (pictured below), Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche (pictured, top), Sarah Gadon (bottom picture) and Jay Baruchel. I started reading ... more >


Get ready for this spring's film event

"It's David effing Cronenberg," said one commenter under this newly-released trailer of the upcoming Cosmopolis posted on Youtube. And it's true. Cronenberg, a Canadian filmmaker (Videodrome, A History of Violence), is a master of his own genre and Cosmopolis, based on the Don DeLillo novel (just downloaded it to my iPad, as if I don't already have enough stuff to read), is looking uber-awesome. ... more >

Water for Elephants

Full of promise but an ultimately disappointing film
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz
Directed by Francis Lawrence

The marriage of circus and cinema took place in the very early days, fittingly enough as film, the new form of entertainment, sought to capitalize on one of the oldest ones. Some of the first memorable movies about the big top are Chaplin’s “The Circus” in 1928 and Tod Browning’s unforgettable “Freaks” in 1932. From then on, the list of circus movies is unending, about pathetic carnival sideshows ... more >