Robert Pattinson Hates 'Twilight'?
Does Robert Pattinson hate Twilight, the movie franchise that made him both a worldwide household name and a millionaire?
Well, let's just say that Pattinson is glad that the five-movie Twilight Saga franchise is over, as the video montage “Robert Pattinson Is Happy 'Twilight' Is Over” (see further below) proves beyond any reasonable and unreasonable doubts. This Pattinson vs. Twilight video compilation is hardly new, but it's hilarious all the same.
Axe murderer Edward Cullen
Regarding his character, the centenarian vampire Edward Cullen, he says:
If Edward was not a fictional character, this man would have been in reality … You know, he'd have been one of those guys who would be like an axe murderer.
On Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer:
I was convinced that Stephenie was convinced she was Bella. And especially when [Meyer] said that [Twilight] was based on a dream, and it's like, 'Oh, I had this dream with this really sexy guy!' and she just writes this book about it. This woman is mad!
Best Robert Pattinson quotes
But perhaps his best reply is the one to the question, “Were you happy with your pay?”
Pattinson: “Hum … Hum.”
Besides, Pattinson affirms, “I'd like to break the hands and mouth of the person who came up with [the moniker R-Pattz].”
Oh, wait. The best Robert Pattinson quote is in answer to the question, “The Twilight fans out there just cannot wait to see this [Breaking Dawn - Part 2, it seems], but it's almost heartbreaking because they don't want it to be over. It's a little bittersweet, isn't it?”
Pattinson, hardly heartbroken: “For them!”
'Twilight' movies: Extensive cast
The original Twilight (2008) was directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Chris Weitz directed the follow-up. New Moon (2009). David Slade directed the third installment in the series, Eclipse (2010). And Bill Condon was the “prestige” filmmaker brought in to direct the film version of the final book, inevitably split into two: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012).
Besides Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the Twilight cast includes co-leading man Taylor Lautner, and supporting players Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Burke, and several others.
Among the dozens of featured “guest” stars in the various Twilight movies were 2004 Best Actress Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace) and 1990 Best Supporting Actor nominee Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves).
Now, check out the “Robert Pattinson Hates Twilight” video montage below.
Lance Armstrong movie unofficial posters
Lance Armstrong went from Living God to Fallen Idol the moment it was publicly confirmed that the seven-time Tour de France winner had been using performance-enhancing drugs. Sounds like a good idea for a movie?
Well, J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Trek and of the projected Star Wars: Episode VII, has indicated his interest in bringing the story of the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong to the big screen. In anticipation of the Armstrong biopic, The Guardian recently asked its readers to come up with posters for Abrams' “forthcoming fantasy film.”
Several of the responses, all of them as merciless as they're clever, have been posted on the Guardian site. Pictured above is one of them, “The Lord of the Syringe,” inspired by Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, with Armstrong as the ring-coveting Gollum. Another, featuring Lance Armstrong's half-lit face, is called “The Cycle of Li(f)e,” with the caption “The greatest lie ever told by the greatest sportsman that ever lived.” A third is called “Urinator 2: Judgment Day,” with Armstrong (sort of) in the old Arnold Schwarzenegger role. A fourth features a drawing of Lance Armstrong riding a bicycle in the form of a gigantic syringe.
Lance Armstrong movie project
J.J. Abrams has reportedly bought the rights to New York Times reporter Juliet Macur's book Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong. It's unclear whether or not Abrams will also direct the film. Just as unclear is whether or not the Armstrong biopic will feature a cameo by Oprah Winfrey. So far, there have been no official casting – or “attachment” – announcements, though Silver Linings Playbook Best Actor Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper, who looks absolutely nothing like Armstrong, was reportedly “in talks” with Abrams. Although anything is possible, bear in mind that “in talks” oftentimes is nothing more than p.r. b.s. to keep the title of a project in the news.
Sony Pictures at one point had another Lance Armstrong project in the works, to star Brokeback Mountain's Jake Gyllenhaal. That particular project, however, was to have been one of those heartwarming Triumph Over Diversity tales that, however dishonest, are highly popular with mainstream audiences and critics. Yet, considering Armstrong's public confession of blood doping and steroid use, the film's screenplay, if it ever gets finished, will have to be reworked quite a bit.
Lance Armstrong in “The Lord of the Syringe” poster: Feint Zebra.
Jennifer Lawrence on the 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' set, with Liam Hemsworth and director Francis Lawrence
Academy Award-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, in the running for David O. Russell's romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook, is seen above in a photograph taken on the set of The Hunger Games sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. With Lawrence are co-star Liam Hemsworth and director Francis Lawrence, who replaced The Hunger Games' Gary Ross, and best known for the Will Smith movie I Am Legend, and the 2011 romantic drama Water for Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz. (Image: Liam Hemsworth, Francis Lawrence, and Jennifer Lawrence on the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, posted by Lionsgate on Twitter earlier today. )
Francis Lawrence has also been attached to the two upcoming The Hunger Games sequels: Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2. Since Warner Bros. cleverly came up with David Yates / Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, it's become a no-brainer for studios to split into two movies the narrative of the third book in a bestselling literary trilogy. Hence the two Mockingjay movies and, in the last couple of years, Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, the last two Breaking Dawn movies grossed a combined total of more than $1.5 billion worldwide.
Now, I believe it's only a coincidence – as opposed to special visual effects or clever make-up – that in the above picture Francis Lawrence sort of looks like Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence's Silver Linings Playbook co-star.
Jennifer Lawrence: Possible (likely?) 2013 Oscar winner
Jennifer Lawrence won a SAG Award and a Golden Globe (Comedy) for Silver Linings Playbook. To a certain extent, the 22-year-old is the favorite to take home the Best Actress Oscar: she's young, she's pretty, she's well-regarded, and she has The Weinstein Company backing her up. Lawrence, however, has strong competition from Best Actress Golden Globe (Drama) winner Jessica Chastain (for Kathryn Bigelow's thriller Zero Dark Thirty) and from BAFTA winner Emmanuelle Riva, the 85-year-old veteran female star of Michael Haneke's drama Amour.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire release date
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in North America on Nov. 22. According to the IMDb, that same week Catching Fire opens in a couple of dozen other territories, including Hong Kong, the UK, Poland, Russia, Brazil, Norway, Italy, Germany, Australia, and Sweden.
Besides Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth, the Catching Fire cast includes Josh Hutcherson, Snow White and the Huntsman's Sam Claflin, Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Sucker Punch's Jena Malone, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Plummer, Willow Shields, Jeffrey Wright, Lenny Kravitz, and Lynn Cohen. Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) wrote the Catching Fire screenplay, based on Suzanne Collins' book.
Liam Hemsworth, Francis Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence on the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire image: Lionsgate Pictures.
Vera Farmiga on Higher Ground: Religion and spirituality
Vera Farmiga discussed religious dogma, the search for spiritual enlightenment, and the making of Higher Ground, her directorial debut, during an interview (just recently posted on YouTube) with Timothy Lee Cogshell. Please scroll down to check out the six-minute Farmiga interview.
Mostly set in Iowa in the '70s and '80s, Higher Ground follows a young couple played by Farmiga and Boyd Holbrook, who become deeply involved with a radical Christian church. Outside events, however, eventually make Farmiga's character question her belief in the Christian god (or any god, for that matter).
Higher Ground movie cast and credits
Loosely adapted from Carolyn Briggs' book of memoirs This Dark World: A Story of Faith Found, Higher Ground was co-written by Briggs and Tim Metcalfe. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; in the United States, it had a brief commercial run via Sony Pictures Classics in August of that year. Higher Ground was released on DVD/Bluray in January 2012.
Also in the Higher Ground cast: Donna Murphy, John Hawkes, Nina Arianda, Dagmara Dominczyk, Norbert Leo Butz, Bill Irwin, Joshua Leonard, and Vera Farmiga's sister Taissa Farmiga, best known for American Horror Story.
Vera Farmiga movies
Among Vera Farmiga's movie credits are Down to the Bone (2004), a little-seen drama that earned her a Best Actress citation from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; a supporting role in Jonathan Demme's The Manchurian Candidate (2004), as politician Jon Voight's daughter and brainwashed Liev Schreiber's former love interest; Martin Scorsese's Best Picture Academy Award winner The Departed (2006), in which Farmiga becomes wrapped up with both Leonardo DiCaprio's cop and Matt Damon's cop/con man; and Jason Reitman's Up in the Air (2009), as George Clooney's fellow frequent flyer, a role that earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.
Vera Farmiga's upcoming movies include James Wan's horror thriller The Conjuring, featuring Patrick Wilson and Breaking Dawn - Part 2's hybrid child Renesmee, Mackenzie Foy; Nae Caranfil's Closer to the Moon, an Argo-ish heist drama with Mark Strong; and Adam Rodgers' Middleton, which the IMDb describes as the story of “a man and a woman [who] fall in love while taking their kids on a college admissions tour.” The Middleton cast includes Andy Garcia, Taissa Farmiga, Tom Skerritt, Nicholas Braun, and Peter Riegert.