USA: The “exaggerated, compressed, but accurate” Maps To The Stars gets a release date


According to BoxOfficeMojo, Maps To The Stars will release in the US on February 27, 2015.

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We can’t help but wonder if the film is getting pushed away from a fall release and the releases in other countries (already out in the UK, releasing on Halloween in Canada and if you’re in France (or have a multi region player), you can buy the Bluray/DVD HERE) for a reason. Maybe it hits too close to home?

75Los Angeles Magazine explored the message of the film and hit it squarely – “Maps to the Stars Grapples with the Movie Business’s Most Complicated Character: Hollywood Itself”:

David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars is a Hollywood monster movie in which Hollywood is the monster. When Mia Wasikowska gets off the cross-country bus amid the sunshine and palm trees, she might be Naomi Watts arriving dumbfounded and dreamy in David Lynch’s 2001 Mulholland Drive but for the glint of recognition in her eyes and the mysteries of her past lurking behind the burn scars on her body. Wasikowska’s estranged family includes a self-help-guru father, who insists he loves her even as he makes clear he never wants to see her again, and a basket-case mother managing the acting career of a post-rehab son, whom the sister once tried to set on fire. The young woman wrangles a job—“For a disfigured schizophrenic,” observes her brother, “you’ve got this town pretty wired”—as a “chore whore” for a fading Hollywood luminary played by Julianne Moore, who’s desperate for the starring role in a biopic about her own abusive movie-star mother. Incest both sexual and creative connects everyone to everyone else. On Cronenberg’s map, the coordinates overlay each other; the revelation of secrets is less important than the madness that secrets engender.

Click HERE to continue reading the article. Screenwriter, Bruce Wagner, said via Thompson on Hollywood, “I’ve given you the lay of the land as I see it, saw it, and lived it.” and always the provocateur, David Cronenberg, has been direct about his feelings on the film and it’s relation to Hollywood.

Esquire: Everyone in Maps to the Stars is fundamentally awful and driven by a repellent amount of egomania. Is Hollywood really that bad?
Cronenberg: In short, yes. I live in Toronto. I dip my toe into the Hollywood tar pit every once in a while, and I can say that my experience of it would very much confirm the insights in the movie. It’s exaggerated and compressed, of course, but I think it’s pretty accurate.

E: So, everyone just floats around on a sea of fake emotion?
C: Absolutely. There’s always an agenda and strange personal manoeuvring. I flirted with a studio for a while back there [in 2008], when I was going to adapt the Robert Ludlum novel The Matarese Circle. I met with Denzel Washington, and spent some time with Tom Cruise. So I had the meetings, I had the experiences, but didn’t get to make the movie [the studio, MGM, declared bankruptcy; the film was abandoned]. I’ve had enough experiences over the years to know that all the resonances in Maps to the Stars ring true.

maps-nooooClick HERE to read more of his interview with Esquire. John Cusack doesn’t mince words and labels Tinsel Town a whorehouse to the Guardian.

Maps to the Stars broods on how celebrity corrupts the fallible. It’s also something of a bitchfest; a blood-letting that Cusack enjoys having a stake in. Hollywood today is closer to Wagner’s vision than we realise, he says. It’s no longer a place, it’s a nostalgic idea. The mega-corporations have stepped in, bringing with them the era of the 50-producer movie. In modern Hollywood the franchise is king, the star is used as leverage. “You can’t make it up,” says Cusack. “It’s a whorehouse and people go mad.”

Julianne Moore doesn’t see Maps To The Stars as a film about Hollywood and elaborates with the Irish Independent:

For Moore, this was never a film about Hollywood – which is “just a place where people make movies,” she notes. “Really, this is a movie about people who are so desperate to be seen and heard and acknowledged as human beings, and they’re seeking outside validation to obtain that, by being famous, celebrities or whatever… it’s really about who we are as human beings and what people want, and how sometimes they’re not able to get it.”

Robert Pattinson also seems to agree with Moore when speaking to the Independent:

“I’ve met characters that are pretty similar. Everyone’s saying the films biting, but I think it’s sympathetic to a host of characters. Women like Havana: in reality people would despise her, they don’t have friends for a reason, but I don’t think anyone comes out of the movie hating her and that’s testament to Julianne. It’s a bunch of weirdos who spend time self-obsessing and talking about it afterwards.”

Whatever the issues are, we hope the film and Moore still receive a qualifying run for award season, reported HERE. A few of us on staff have seen the film and think she’s simply sensational. A ball of fire you can’t turn away from.

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EXCLUSIVE: Photos and Video from ‘Maps to the Stars’ Premiere at New York Film Festival


Last night, I attended the Maps to the Stars movie premiere at New York Film Festival. The movie was incredibly well done, of course I am a little biased. I did read the screenplay before the movie was filmed, but I’ll tell you, I still got chills at certain parts, and at one point, hilari-nauseous when Havana sings, “Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Hey Goodbye” as a tribute to her competition’s little boy…well, I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it yet.

My review, as tweeted last night:

I know the main question I’ll get is: “what about Rob Pattinson?” Fans will not be disappointed, maybe except for the fact that his role is so minor in the movie. His scenes are funny – and he’s a whole lotta pretty. And there’s one scene with a wig… Honestly, I’m starting to wonder if Bruce Wagner is a big fan of Silence of the Lambs because Havana’s mother’s name is Clarice, and in that awful wig scene with Rob Pattinson, he straight up looks like “it puts the lotion in the basket” guy.

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I’d like to comment on the score by Howard Shore, but I guess I was either laughing nervously or in complete shock – the only part of the score I remember was during the ghost scenes and it was appropriate.

It was a fun night and, if you’re reading this, you should definitely go support this movie.

Photos from before the show:

 

David Cronenberg introduced the producers, the composer, the screenwriter and actress Juilanne Moore, then announced the movie prior to showing.

The group then waved to the sold out audience from up above.

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The best part was the Q&A panel after the movie. I encourage you to watch the whole thing!

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VIDEO: Great NEW Behind The Scenes Look At ‘Maps To The Stars’


I love seeing Behind The Scenes footage and this 10 min video has a great look at how they filmed Maps To The Stars.
We’ve seen bits and pieces of it before but there’s lots of fantastic new footage too.

And here’s another new clip from the movie with Julianne Moore as Havana who is not very impressed with her agent

Did you see the other new clips we posted? If not check them out HERE

VIDEOS: New Clips From ‘Maps To The Stars’ ~ Julianne Moore Has A Threesome + More


Maps to The Stars is being released in the UK in a few days (26th Sept). While you wait though check out these great new clips from the movie.
In this first one Julianne Moore’s character Havana shows just how far she’ll go to get a role.
BE WARNED it’s NSFW.

In this next clip Havana questions Agatha about why she hasn’t been at work the last few days. Something she may regret doing.

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VIDEOS: Robert Pattinson calls MTTS raucously funny, jarring and original, Julianne Moore breaks down the film & MORE


Really enjoyed this first video of Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore talking about the film!

Sarah Gadon, Rob and David Cronenberg talk to Real Style on the red carpet.

Rob tells us MTTS is raucously funny, jarring and original and more. Another fun interview!

Julianne compliments Rob in this clip but it’s her saucy comment at the end that makes the Havana and Jerome scenes even more fun.

John Cusack chats on the red carpet and describes David as rigorous.

A few more John and Rob press junket interviews.

Click HERE if you missed our initial roundup from the TIFF premiere!

 

 

 

VIDEO: NEW ‘Maps To The Stars’ Canadian Trailer With Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson


Check out this great new Canadian trailer for Maps To The Stars from EOneFilms featuring new scenes!

Maps To The Stars is released on October 31st in Canada.

PREMIERE: David Cronenberg, Cast & Crew On The TIFF Red Carpet For The North American ‘Maps To The Stars’ Premiere


David Cronenberg and his Maps to The Stars cast & crew which included Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Dawn Greenhalgh, Bruce Weber, Martin Katz & Michel Merkt hit the TIFF Red Carpet last night for their North American Premiere where they received a roaring welcome from the waiting crowd.

Before the Red Carpet however they attended a Pre-Premiere Party at the Trump International Hotel.

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Red Carpet Arrivals

Once on the red carpet David & Co worked their way down the long line of media outlets.
Here’s a round-up of some of the interviews out so far but keep checking back because we’ll update as more come out.

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Inside the Theatre David Cronenberg introduced his “Maps” cast before the screening of the movie (David starts at 4:03)

Did you catch the Maps to The Stars Press Conference yesterday? If you missed it you can see video and pics from it HERE
And there were also some beautiful cast & crew portrait pics.Check those out HERE

PORTRAITS: Maps To The Stars cast & crew at the Toronto International Film Festival


Great cast & crew portraits by Jeff Vespa!

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Maps To The Stars premieres tonight at TIFF and you can click HERE or HERE to start watching lifestreams around 8:30 ET. We’ll post video and pics from the premiere as well as the Q&A afterwards when they’re available.

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Click HERE if you want to see solos of Robert Pattinson

VIDEO & PICS: The ‘Maps To The Stars’ TIFF Press Conference & Photocall


Today is Maps To The Stars Premiere day at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). You’ll be able to catch all of the excitement from the Red Carpet both here and over on our Twitter so be sure to tune in for that.
But first thing on the agenda for Director David Cronenberg and the cast was a Photo Call & Press Conference this morning.

If you weren’t able to watch it earlier you can catch the recording of it below along with some pics from the Press Conference & Photocall

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BUY: @LWLies Maps To The Stars edition with a fantastic Julianne Moore cover + MORE


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The Maps To The Stars cover for Little White Lies is on sale today! Here’s a preview of the magazine but be sure to grab a copy HERE. The cover is fantastic.

David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars gets the full LWLies treatment in our eye-scorching new issue.

As we delve deep into festival season, Little White Lies have opted to pay colourful homage to Canadian filmmaking maestro,David Cronenberg, and his new movie, Maps to the Stars, a withering satire of contemporary Hollywood. We speak to the director about the movie industry’s incestuous creative tendencies, and we also hear from the film’s award-winning star,Julianne Moore, about her three decades as one of the world’s most talented and distinctive actors.

The big centrepiece of the issue is an in-depth index of Cronenberg’s entire career as a filmmaker, writer, opera-director, auto enthusiast, divorcee and actor. The Cronenberg Index brings together a clutch of LWLies regular writers to offer 26 mini essays covering his movies and his obsessions from every angle conceivable, and boasts spooky two-tier illustrations by TCOLondon designer, Lauréne Boglio.

Our eye-scorching cover for this issue was supplied by Polish artist and illustrator Ada Buchholc, and it captures film’s subtle mix of hot, gaudy celebrity and a mortal fear of losing that status. Check our more of Ada’s work here.