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'Maps to the Stars' Trailer & 4 Clips: Robert Pattinson Gets Intimate with Julianne Moore

Robert Pattinson in 'Maps to the Stars.' 'Maps to the Star's trailer and clips: Julianne Moore goes ballistic after losing a role, Robert Pattinson learns that Mia Wasikowska's parents are brother and sister The Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars, the second David Cronenberg-Robert Pattinson collaboration to be screened in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival – following Cosmopolis two years ago – is one of the most anticipated films at the festival for obvious reasons: although an international box office disappointment, the brainy, stream-of-consciousness Cosmopolis earned a number of enthusiastic reviews and was the runner-up (trailing only Leos Carax's fellow white limo movie Holy Motors) on the list of Best Films of 2012 compiled by […]


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'Maps to the Stars' Trailer & 4 Clips: Robert Pattinson Gets Intimate with Julianne Moore



THE ROVER Trailer HD: Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and Total Anarchy

'The Rover' trailer HD: Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce in David Michôd's Australian Outback-set thriller (image: Robert Pattinson in 'The Rover') The Rover, David Michôd's futuristic, Australian Outback-set thriller that will premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (Midnight Screenings), has a new trailer. Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in this dark tale about a middle-aged man, Eric (Pearce), hunting down the members of a gang who have stolen his last and most prized possession: his beat-up car. Pattinson, best known as the sparkling vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight film series, plays a (now) former member of the gang, Rey – left behind to die after he's seriously injured in a fight. See The Rover trailer below. The […]


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THE ROVER Trailer HD: Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and Total Anarchy



GRACE OF MONACO: Nicole Kidman Grace Kelly Movie Lacks U.S. Release, Opens Cannes

'Grace of Monaco' U.S. March release canceled as biopic starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly to open 2014 Cannes Film Festival (image: Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in 'Grace of Monaco') Directed by Olivier Dahan, and starring Nicole Kidman as Oscar-winning Hollywood actress-turned-European princess Grace Kelly, Grace of Monaco was to have been a (possibly) strong Oscar 2014 contender – at least in the Best Actress category. After all, Dahan had guided 2007 Best Actress Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose; Nicole Kidman is a respected actress with one Academy Award win (for Stephen Daldry's The Hours) and two nominations (Moulin Rouge!, Rabbit Hole); and, last but certainly not least, Grace of Monaco […]


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GRACE OF MONACO: Nicole Kidman Grace Kelly Movie Lacks U.S. Release, Opens Cannes



'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Movie: Julie Maroh vs. Abdellatif Kechiche

Léa Seydoux in Blue Is the Warmest Color. 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' movie: Julie Maroh discusses Abdellatif Kechiche's failure to acknowledge her [See previous post: “Lesbian Sex Scenes 'Turned into Porn' Complains Blue Is the Warmest Color Author.”] In the segment below (translated from the French original found here), Julie Maroh describes her less-than-satisfying professional relationship with Abdellatif Kechiche. I'm not a mind reader, but I do believe that her last couple of sentences carry a heavy dose of irony. This finale at Cannes is evidently incredible, breathtaking. … Tonight, I discovered that it was the first time in film history that a “comic strip” [graphic novel] inspired a Palme d'Or winner, and this thought leaves me petrified. … […]


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'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Movie: Julie Maroh vs. Abdellatif Kechiche



Lesbian Love Story Wins Palme d'Or

Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in 'Blue Is the Warmest Color.' Lesbian love story Blue Is the Warmest Color wins Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or The 2013 Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Sunday evening. Earlier in the day in Paris, an estimated 150,000 bigots took to the streets to protest the legalization of gay marriage a few days ago in France. Somewhat ironically, in the evening in Cannes, to lengthy and enthusiastic applause, the Palme d'Or went to writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche's three-hour-long lesbian love story Blue Is the Warmest Color / La Vie d'Adèle. Kechiche's film offers a portrayal of the relationship between a 15-year-old high-school student Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and an Older Woman, Emma (twenty-something Léa […]


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Lesbian Love Story Wins Palme d'Or



Cannes Film Festival Awards: Lesbian Drama 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Is Palme d'Or Winner

Cannes Film Festival awards: 2013 winners (image: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, 2013 Cannes Film Festival poster) The 2013 Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Sunday evening. Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color, about the love affair between a woman in her 20s and another in her teens, took home the Palme d'Or. Palme d'Or: Blue Is the Warmest Color / La Vie d'Adèle by Abdellatif Kechiche (Note: the jury made a point of giving the Palme d'Or to Kechiche and the film's two leading ladies, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux) Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel and Ethan Coen Jury Prize: Like Father, Like Son by Kore-eda Hirokazu Best Dir.: Amat Escalante for Heli Best […]


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Cannes Film Festival Awards: Lesbian Drama 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Is Palme d'Or Winner



Gay Erotic Thriller Wins Queer Palm: STRANGER BY THE LAKE

Gay erotic thriller 'Stranger by the Lake' wins Queer Palm at Cannes Film Festival (image: Pierre de Ladonchamps and Christophe Paou in 'Stranger by the Lake') Writer-director Alain Guiraudie's gay erotic thriller Stranger by the Lake / L'inconnu du lac has won the 2013 Queer Palm handed out to Cannes Film Festival movies featuring gay, lesbian, bi, tri, multi, transgender, etc. characters. Stranger by the Lake was screened in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. Set near an idyllic lake where hot-and-heavy gay cruising takes place during the summer season, Guiraudie's sexually charged thriller revolves around Franck (Pierre de Ladonchamps), a young man who falls in lust with brawny suspected murderer Michel (Christophe Paou). Strand Releasing will handle the distribution of […]


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Gay Erotic Thriller Wins Queer Palm: STRANGER BY THE LAKE



Jerry Lewis 'Max Rose': Cannes Standing Ovation for 'Disastrous' Comeback

Jerry Lewis in 'Max Rose.' Jerry Lewis Max Rose panned: Cannes Film Festival Jerry Lewis and Charles Chaplin both made comedies. What else do they have in common? One possible answer: Claire Bloom, Chaplin's Limelight “discovery” (Bloom had already been featured in the 1948 British drama The Blind Goddess) and Lewis' leading lady in Max Rose. (Image: Jerry Lewis in Max Rose.) Jerry Lewis' first movie since Funny Bones (1995), Max Rose was screened yesterday at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Daniel Noah, whose previous directorial effort was the little-seen 2001 thriller Twelve, Max Rose stars the 87-year-old Lewis in the title role: a former jazz pianist who, following the death of his wife (Claire Bloom), […]


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Jerry Lewis 'Max Rose': Cannes Standing Ovation for 'Disastrous' Comeback





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