Author Archives: Alt Film Guide

'The Rover' Trailer HD: Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce + 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 […]

Alfonso Cuarón: First Mexican DGA Award Winner in Feature Film Category

Directors Guild of America Award winner Alfonso Cuarón and last year's DGA Award winner Ben Affleck Alfonso Cuarón wins 2014 DGA Award for 'Gravity' As expected, Alfonso Cuarón won the 2014 Directors Guild of America Award for the blockbuster Gravity at a Jan. 25 ceremony held at Los Angeles' Hyatt […]

Kristen Stewart 'Camp X-Ray' Reviews: Performances Praised at Sundance Film Festival

'Camp X-Ray': Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi praised, but mixed reviews for Sundance 2014 political drama (image: Kristen Stewart in 'Camp X-Ray') The Guardian's Xan Brooks wasn't too crazy about first-time feature film director Peter Sattler's Camp X-Ray, screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival last week, though he did […]

Ziyi Zhang: Golden Horse Awards' Best Actress +Singapore Oscar Entry Is Surprising Best Picture

Golden Horse Awards: Singapore's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar submission wins Best Picture Surprisingly, the 2013 Golden Horse Award for Best Picture was given to 29-year-old Singaporean director Anthony Chen's feature film debut Ilo Ilo at a ceremony held Saturday night, Nov. 23, in Taipei. Four rounds of voting were […]

Best Live Action Short Film Oscar: Martin Freeman Movie Among Semi-Finalists

Best Live Action Short Film semi-finalists: Oscar 2014 Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 live action short films remained in the running for the 2014 Academy Awards. Among the semi-finalists, topics and characters include African child soldiers (That Wasn't Me), a troubled Italian […]

Robert Pattinson + Ashley Greene & Anton Yelchin News: 'Stars' & 'Ex'

Robert Pattinson & David Cronenberg 'Maps to the Star's gets German distribution & Toronto screening Starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska, Maps to the Stars has found a German distributor. Screen Daily reports that Christian Meinke's MFA+ has acquired the rights to the David Cronenberg-directed Hollywood […]

Andy Kaufman Alive? Death Hoax?

Andy Kaufman Andy Kaufman alive? Or Andy Kaufman hoax? New York City-born comedian Andy Kaufman, little known outside the United States but well-remembered in the U.S. by those who watched the late '70s / early '80s television series Taxi, is alive, married, and has a (previously unknown) grown daughter who […]

Bruce Dern 'Nebraska' Tribute: AFI FEST

Bruce Dern in 'Nebraska': AFI FEST 2013 highlight The Los Angeles-based AFI FEST, which kicked off last Thursday, Nov. 7, continues until next Thursday. On Monday, Nov. 11, the highlight of AFI FEST 2013 is Alexander Payne's Nebraska (7:00 p.m. at TCL Chinese Theatre), likely to earn a Best Actor […]

'Iron Man' 2008: Military as 'Rock Stars'

'Iron Man' 2008: The Air Force as 'rock stars' (See previous post: “The American Military at the Movies: The Pentagon-Hollywood Complex.”) Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. are connected to the Pentagon by way of the Air Force-aided Iron Man (2008), and so is Dakota Fanning “at the side of […]

Kristen Stewart 'Sils Maria' Set Photos

Kristen Stewart: 'Sils Maria' set photos Kristen Stewart co-stars opposite Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, the upcoming Carrie remake) in Olivier Assayas' Sils Maria, a psychological drama currently being filmed in Germany and Switzerland. A Kristen Stewart fan site on Twitter has posted […]

Shia LaBeouf Sex Scene Photo 'Teaser' + Mel Gibson Joins Sylvester Stallone

Shia LaBeouf sex scene in Nymphomaniac with Stacy Martin. 'Nymphomaniac': Shia LaBeouf sex scene teaser A PG-rated (okay, PG-13-rated) still – or publicity shot – from Lars von Trier's (reportedly) sexually explicit Nymphomaniac, starring Shia LaBeouf and newcomer Stacy Martin, was recently posted on the film's website and elsewhere online. Note that […]

Toronto Film Festival Dates and Movies: 'The Love Punch'

Toronto Film Festival 2013 Dates and Movies (image: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson in 'The Love Punch') The Toronto Film Festival 2013 dates are September 5 to 15. The Opening Night Gala film is Bill Condon's bound-to-be-controversial The Fifth Estate, which is not a belated sequel to Serge Leroy's The Fourth […]