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.

Q&A With David Cronenberg, Bruce Wagner & Julianne Moore At NYFF September 27th


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Good news for those of you lucky enough to be going to the Maps To The Stars US Premiere at NYFF on Sept 27th,  you will also be treated to a Q&A with David Cronenberg, Bruce Wagner & Julianne Moore.
More Details HERE

PHOTOS: NEW ‘Maps To The Stars’ Stills With Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson & Olivia Williams


As we look forward to the Maps To The Stars Premiere at TIFF on Tuesday take a look at these great new stills from the movie with Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson & Olivia Williams.

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We’ve added these new stills to our Stills Gallery HERE

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David Cronenberg talks about the sweet and approachable Julianne Moore + Golden Globe chances for MTTS?


The New York Times did a nice profile on Julianne Moore for Maps To The Stars and highlighted some complimentary quotes from David Cronenberg. We also found a more hopeful possibility for MTTS award chances, especially for Moore.

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 6.46.02 PMExcerpt from NY Times:

Ms. Moore’s role in “Maps to the Stars” is of this big, no-holds-barred variety. She plays Havana Segrand, a sort of latter-day Norma Desmond, a fading B-List Hollywood actress who is both needy and tyrannical, childlike and monstrous. Her character has to, among other things, engage in an explicit threesome, have back-seat limo sex with her chauffeur (Robert Pattinson), dance in glee upon hearing of a child’s death and deliver a bossy monologue while seated on the toilet. Ms. Moore’s performance is so vivid and daring, while also sad and at times extremely funny, that it earned her the best actress prize at Cannes this spring, and some forecasters are already speculating that it may finally win her the Oscar that has so far slipped just out of her reach. (Ms. Moore has been nominated four times, including twice in 2002, for “The Hours” and “Far From Heaven.”)

Mr. Cronenberg said not long ago that one reason he cast Ms. Moore is that she looked the part. (It also didn’t hurt that she recently acquired a British passport, which enabled Mr. Cronenberg, a Canadian, to get around some complicated financing requirements limiting how many American actors he could use.) “You have to have someone who’s the right age,” he explained, “and she has to be beautiful. She has to be convincing as someone who has had a moment of stardom. And, of course, she has to be willing to do it.” The toilet scene may have been a deal breaker for some; even Mr. Cronenberg’s sister, Denise Cronenberg, the movie’s costume designer, thought it was too much.

Everyone who has worked with Ms. Moore says that in real life, she couldn’t less resemble the temperamental Havana Segrand. “She’s incredibly well prepared and a wonderful collaborator, a proper pro,” said Stephen Daldry, who directed her in “The Hours.”

Mr. Cronenberg agreed. “You don’t get the diva, the ego, the entourage,” he said. “Right up until the moment the slate clicks, she’s 100 percent her sweet, approachable self, and then she’s this character that you wouldn’t want to spend any time with.”

Click HERE to read the NY Times article in its entirety.

We suspect we’ll see more great write-ups for Julianne and the rest of the cast as the film prepares to premiere at TIFF. We were disappointed to learn Focus World acquired distribution rights for the US and will release the film early next year. While that seems to take Julianne out of the running for Oscar consideration, Gold Derby shared exclusively that the Golden Globes and other critics awards might be on the agenda for Maps To The Stars:

No, “Maps to the Stars” will not have a costly Oscars campaign, but it will aim for other kudos. An executive involved with the film tells Gold Derby exclusively that “Maps” and Julianne Moore (winner, Best Actress at Cannes) are in the running for Golden Globes, BAFTA, film critics’ trophies, and SAG and other guild awards.
In fact, discussions are currently under way with the film’s handlers and all of those awards, which are much easier to win without hefty campaign investment required at the Oscars. For example, to qualify for the Globes, a film just needs to debut for one week in one Los Angeles theater during 2014. After that, “Maps” promoters just need to screen it for the 90 HFPA members, send them DVDs and do a special press conference for the foreign journos. That’s all. Currently, the plan is for “Maps” to compete in the Globes’ comedy/musical categories, but no decision has yet been made about placing Julianne Moore in lead or supporting.

Many of the guilds like SAG have screening committees that decide nominations and are easy to access for a reasonable investment. Voters in the film-critics’ groups can be targeted efficiently, too. In fact, many of them are seeing “Maps” today at the Toronto International Film Festival.
By contrast, to launch “Maps” effectively into the Oscars derby could cost up to $20 million, which is what many frontrunners have spent in recent years. Technically, a film may qualify after unspooling just one week in a L.A theater just like the Globes, but it needs a fullblown campaign to bring it to the attention of lazy academy members who insist upon private screenings, personal copies of the DVD and more.
U.S. distribution rights to “Maps to the Stars” were just acquired by Focus World, the digital division of Focus Features. It sometimes books films into a few select theaters, but mostly rolls out wide to digital platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Netfflix and On Demand services offered by Verizon FiOS and AT&T Uverse.
Frankly, the company doesn’t have the promotional budget needed to do an effective Oscar run. It’s sad commentary on what’s become of the Academy Awards derby when producers and distributors automatically throw in the towel and admit they can’t compete.

Click HERE to continue reading Gold Derby’s breakdown.

We’ll see what happens but for now, we have TIFF to look forward to! Maps To The Stars premieres on September 9th.

VIDEOS: NEW Clips From ‘Maps To The Stars’ With Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack & More


Some great new clips from Maps to The Stars  featuring  Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack & more.
Unfortunately they’re dubbed in German but still a nice sneak peek of what’s in store for us. I dare you to keep a straight face while you’re watching the first clip!