Focus Features has released a red band trailer for Maps to the Stars, the latest feature from David Cronenberg, director of films like Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, eXistenZ, Crash, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and Cosmopolis.
The movie stars Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Sarah Gadon, and more. It follows a family living their not-so-normal lives in the lovely land of Hollywood.
You can read a synopsis and check out the trailer for Maps to the Stars below. And of course, a NSFW warning is in effect. Because David Cronenberg does not give one single shit about your workplace video viewing safety. If you DO happen to be at work, I’ve also included the previously released green band trailer for your viewing pleasure.
Over the past few years, Elijah Wood has been spreading his wings and diving deep into the well that is genre cinema, having co-founded the production and distribution label SpectreVision and starring in several recent and upcoming horror films. His latest starring movie is Grand Piano, which was directed by SpectreVision partner Eugenio Mira, and comes courtesy of Magnet Releasing.
Below is the full synopsis of Grand Piano, along with the trailer and a clip from the movie to give you a taste of film’s tense style.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler Director: Lee Daniels
Screenwriter: Danny Strong, Lee Daniels
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Robin Williams, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, John Cusack The Weinstein Company
Rated PG-13 | 113 Minutes
Release Date: August 16, 2013
Directed by Lee Daniels (Precious), The Butler stars Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who serves eight U.S. presidents from 1952 to 1986. Over the course of 30 years, he witnesses “” and becomes involved in “” the political and social turmoil of the times.
Inspired by Wil Haygood‘s Washington Post article, Lee Daniels’ The Butler is based on the true story of White House butler Eugene Allen and his family, portrayed in the film by Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, and Elijah Kelley. The film also stars Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan.
The Butler feels like a Greatest Hits of Best Picture winners like Driving Miss Daisy, Forrest Gump, and The King’s Speech that borrows bits and pieces from similar films like The Help and Lee Daniels’ own 2009 film, Precious. Sentimental, melodramatic, and just a tad heavy-handed, Lee Daniels’ The Butler is run-of-the-mill Oscar bait, a period piece biopic that takes the audience on a crash course through American history, focusing on an underdog who interacts with historical figures and lives through all the things we read about in Social Studies class.
On this day 162 years ago, famed author and poet Edgar Allan Poe died.
In celebration of his life and his works, as well as the upcoming new Poe movie starring John Cusack in the lead, titled The Raven, an event was held in Baltimore, Maryland including director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin) and co-star Luke Evans (Immortals, Robin Hood) meeting with press and members of the Poe House and Museum.
Also in conjunction with the anniversary and event, the official trailer for The Raven has been officially released online after debuting last night on G4’s Attack of the Show.
You can check out the trailer as well as some unusual facts about Poe by continuing on over to the other side now.
Say Anything… is one of the quintessential films of the ’80s. It starred John Cusack as an unambitious kickboxer, unsure of what he wants to do with his life after graduating high school, who falls in love with the smart and focused valedictorian of his class (played by Ione Skye), whose father very much disapproves of her mutual interest in him.
But would you ever expect to or even want to see a sequel to the popular movie? It appears as though some would, and one of them could be writer and director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire).