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Critical Acclaim For COSMOPOLIS:
COSMOPOLIS: (as of 4/20/13)
--Has made **84 BEST FILM 2012** lists;
--Has made the TOP TEN of these lists a majority of the time (82%; 69 times);
--Has made the TOP FIVE of these lists a third of the time (30%; 25 times)
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Vancover Film Critics Circle Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film” to Sarah Gadon. CONGRATULATIONS!
Canadian Screen Awards: "Achievement in Music- Original Score" (Howard Shore) and "Achievement in Music- Original Song" (Emily Haines, James Shaw, and Howard Shore). CONGRATULATIONS!
Click for full post on blog: Critics High Praise for Robert
Here's an idea of what you'll find in the post. BuckyW pulled together a list of adjectives selected from the critics’ comments and put them in one amazing paragraph:
Robert Pattinson ("The Artist Formerly Known As R-Pattz"-BestForFilm) as Eric Packer was : terrific, mesmerising, magnetic, great, subtle, spectacular, "acting manifesto", excellent, incendiary, mature [performance], "complete marvel", brilliant, "complex and compelling" [performance], "convincing as hell", "genuinely wonderful", career-making, enigmatic, "sensationally controlled, astonishing, "will go on to be an acting titan", "played to perfection by", remarkable, shines, excels, accomplished, delectably brilliant, assured, cinematic revelation, tremendous, "bravura performance", "impressively self-assured", "impressive", "perfect Eric Packer", strong chops, "truly spectacular actor", "most cryptically haunting performance" [seen in years], wildly wonderful, "admirably stretching his chops", commanding, compelling, is outstanding, remarkable, nuanced, "powerhouse of depth and nuance", "brilliant, actually", masterful, "a force", revelatory, "astonishingly assured", "slithering and wire-tight", affecting, "in control", "can act his pants off", "nails" [the tricky, precise tone], "can act his mother*beep*ing ass off, "more than his haircut", talented, "the real deal", "carries the movie the way Michael Jordan carried the Chicago Bulls", "proves he can act", flawless, "delivers completely and entirely", astonishing, stunning, "brilliantly modulated", incredible, riveting, layered, "one of best of the year", brave, "brilliantly nuanced", fantastic, "ever impressive", "has major talent", "*beep*ing revelation, [Pattinson] "blew my mind".
For Robert Pattinson fans – To help you keep up with the very in-demand actor:
Trailer: July 2012 (US Official)
- Cosmopolis at TIFF Lightbox Cronenberg Exhibit – Visitor Tweets Film Stills
- Bitcoins- “…money for today’s digital age” NY Times VIDEO -Would Benno & Eric Packer say “I LOVE the bitcoin?”
- Favorite or Featured Posts at this Cosmopolis blog: [category in development]
- Featured Review: ‘Cosmopolis’ by blogger at HellBrokeLuce – Says essential film for the Cronenberg faithful
- TIFF’s David Cronenberg: Evolution – Cronenberg’s Films Over the Years [Cosmopolis: "his embrace of the virtual"]
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"HOLD ON TO ME"
Starring Carey Mulligan, Robert Pattinson, James Marsh, director.
James Marsh has described the film as a dark comedy, and that he plans to use 'Boogie Nights' as a model in terms of tone. The story is about Mulligan's femme fatale character, who with her husband, kidnap a man and bury him alive for ransom money. She seeks to rekindle her high-school romance with Pattinson's character. It is based on a true story.
Reports are this is director James Marsh's next film, and Robert Pattinson's after Maps To The Stars shoot summer 2013.
"MAPS TO THE STARS"
Starring Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Sarah Gadon; Mia Wasikowska; Olivia Williams, Evan Bird. David Cronenberg, director. Martin Katz will again produce, with others.
This will be the second collaboration between Cronenberg and Pattinson. The script is written by Bruce Wagner. IMDB describes as a "Complex look at Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture." The Film Stage has said it "revolves around actors and agents, with a specific focus on “two child actors ruined by Hollywood’s depravity.” David Cronenberg has said, "“Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent. [...] what it reveals about Western culture and the rest of the world is very complex.”
David Cronenberg will shoot this film in Toronto and Los Angeles in July 2013. It is to be released in 2014.
Pattinson will play Eric Maddox, the military interrogator who discovered the hiding place of Saddam Hussein, which led to his capture. From Embankment films: "[Maddox] has a unique ability to decipher complex patterns from seemingly random events." Story is based on Maddox's memoir, "Mission: Blacklist.
The shoot date last listed as late summer 2013. The release date of summer 2014 has not changed, as far as we know.
Another teaming of Don DeLillo, Cronenberg, and producer Paolo Branco ('Cosmopolis') the film is based on DeLillo's novel, 'The Body Artist'. Huppert stars as a grieving widow who discovers that a stranger is living in her upstairs room.
Shooting is scheduled for summer 2013.
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Trailers: April 2012 (Kinology & VO)
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2012 - Twilight: Breaking Dawn, part 2
2012 - Cosmopolis
2012 - Bel Ami
2011 - Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, part 1
2011 - Water for Elephants
2010 - The Summer House (short, part of Love & Distrust collection)
2009 - Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2010 - Remember Me
2009 - Twilight Saga: New Moon
2008 - Twilight Saga: New Moon
2008 - Little Ashes
2008 - How To Be
2007 - The Bad Mother's Handbook (TV Movie)
2006 - The Haunted Airman (TV Movie)
2005 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2004 - Curse of the Ring (TV Movie)
2004 - Vanity Fair (uncredited)
FILMS IN POST-PRODUCTION (release year)
2013 - The Rover
FILMS IN PRODUCTION (pre- or in production; release year)
2014 - Mission Blacklist
2015 - Hold On To Me
2015 - Queen of The Desert
2010 - Remember Me
2009 - Twilight Saga
Writer and performer: "Never Think", "Let Me Sign"
Producer: "Never Think"
Link to: Pattinson's IMDB page
1969 - Stereo
1970 - Crimes of the Future
1975 - They Came From Within (Shivers)
1977 - Rabid
1979 - Fast Company
1979 - The Brood
1981 - Scanners
1983 - Videodrome
1986 - The Fly
1988 - Dead Ringers
1991 - Naked Lunch
1993 - M Butterfly
1996 - Crash
1999 - eXistenZ
2000 - Camera (short)
2002 - Spider
2005 - A History of Violence
2007 - Eastern Promises
2011 - A Dangerous Method
2012 - Cosmopolis
CURRENT & PLANNED PROJECTS:
2014 (filming) - Maps To The Stars [Directing]
2014 (pre-production) - Body Art [Acting; based on DeLillo novel]
Cronenberg has writing, acting, producing, screenwriter, editor and cinematographer credits as well. Refer to his IMDB page. He has a novel, 'Consume', that will be published in 2013 or 2014.
End Zone (1972)
Great Jones Street (1973)
Ratner's Star (1976)
Running Dog (1978)
Amazons (1980) (under pseudonym "Cleo Birdwell")
The Names (1982)
White Noise (1985)
Mao II (1991)
Underworld (1997) (see also Pafko at the Wall, the prologue of Underworld which was published separately in Harper's in Oct. 1992)
The Body Artist (2001)
Falling Man (2007)
Point Omega (2010)
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS:
The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories (2011)
Don DeLillo has also written several plays and one screenplay.
FUTURE FILM based on one of his novels
2014 (pre-production) - Body Art [Cronenberg acting, Branco producing]