VIDEO: Maps To The Stars is “a huge, almost sinful truckload of fun” + US trailer released!

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Maps To The Stars is on The Playlist’s 25 Best Films of 2015 We’ve Already Seen with a fun verdict posted about the film:

Verdict: Soapy to the point of lunacy, overwrought to a near-camp extreme, and atypically messy from the usually hospital-corners Cronenberg, “Maps to the Stars” is also a huge, almost sinful truckload of fun. Assembling a wonderful cast who take delight in ripping to shreds the folly and hubris of the vacant Hollywood lifestyle, the film is a riot of inside-baseball winks about the film industry, and the deeply narcissist, rotten-to-the-core sellouts who populate it. Julianne Moore’s titanic performance as the fading star facing encroaching middle age (and therefore irrelevance) is so good that it won her Cannes’ Best Actress award, and in one go ensures that she herself will never suffer her character’s fate. But all of the cast do sterling work: it’s a, “Hey, where you been?” to John Cusack, and a, “Hello, we’ll be seeing a lot more of you,” to Evan Bird, especially. It’s may simply be a gonzo gothic telenovela (so much soap can only ever generate so much froth), but it’s a giddy good time at the pictures. 

Click HERE to read their review from Cannes. The US trailer was also released and don’t miss the sizzling US poster posted last week HERE! The Playlist nailed it again with their commentary:

While there was some concern that Cannes’ Best-Actress winning “Maps To The Stars” deserved to be released last fall, there is something particularly fitting about the movie hitting theaters the weekend after the Oscars. Just after Hollywood spends an entire night congratulating themselves, David Cronenberg will be delivering his gleefully caustic take on the industry and everyone in it…

Maps To The Stars releases in the US on Feb. 27th.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Julianne Moore Talks Havana Segrand & ‘Maps To The Stars’

Julianne Moore nominated as Best Actress for her part as Havana Segrand in Maps to The Stars spoke to Golden Globes Awards ‘The Dailies’ about the tragically funny and desperate portrayal of a fading movie star in David Cronenberg’s biting Hollywood satire.

Click HERE or on the pic below to watch the video interview.

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POSTER: ‘Maps To The Stars’ US Theatrical Poster & NEW Still Featuring Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska

Focus Features  have added this great version of the US Theatrical Poster for Maps To The Stars.

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And check out this gorgeous new still of Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska from their scene in front of the Hollywood sign.

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PHOTO: David Cronenberg, Julianne Moore & Robert Pattinson On The Set Of ‘Maps To The Stars’

This new photo has popped up online of David Cronenberg, Julianne Moore & Robert Pattinson on the set of Maps To The Stars.

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Julianne Moore Nominated For The London Film Critics’ Circle ‘Actress Of The Year’ Award

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The London Film Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony which will be hosted by Alice Lowe and Steve Oram on 18 January.

The nominations were announced by Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox today at London’s May Fair Hotel. Julianne Moore has received a nomination in the Actress Of The Year Category for her part in Maps To The Stars.

To see the other nominees head over to CriticsCircle.org

LISTS: Maps To The Stars #1 for John Waters (“Hilariously funny”), #4 on Cahiers Du Cinema + MORE!

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Maps To The Stars has popped up on some great end of the year, Best Of lists, even ranking number 1 with one of them!

  • #1 out of 10 – John Waters (“Hilariously funny and, dare I say it, yes, pernicious. I love this film more than I love my own mustache.”)
  • #4 out of 10 – Cahiers Du Cinema
  • Canada’s Top Ten – TIFF
  • #10 out of 10 – J. Doberman via The Playlist
  • #10 out of 10 – Ryan Lattanzio of Thompson on Hollywood
  • Thompson on Hollywood’s Ann Thompson named Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson among actors who had a strong 2014
  • #8 out of 10 – Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian; Also named John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska and Evan Bird among Best Supporting Actors selections

Maps To The Stars is also in a couple of movie montage videos celebrating 2014 in film.

LA: ‘Maps To The Stars’ Showing For One Week Starting Friday Dec 5th

Good news for LA people! Maps To The Stars is showing for one week daily at 5pm from Dec 5th at the Sundance Cinema West LA.

You can purchase tickets from their site HERE.

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Thanks Maria & Susie

VIDEOS: More From David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ Q&A In Toronto

As promised, here are some more great videos from David’s Q&A in Toronto that was held after the screening of Maps To The Stars on Friday night. Thanks again to our site friend Susie for recording them and sharing them with us.
And if you missed the first Q&A post check it out HERE.

*WARNING* Spoiler in the next video if you haven’t seen the movie!

VIDEOS: David Cronenberg ‘Maps To The Stars’ Q&A At The Varsity Cinema, Toronto

The people who were lucky enough to attend the screening of Maps To The Stars at the Varsity Theatre in Toronto last night were also treated to a great Q&A with David Cronenberg afterwards.
Site friend Susie attended the Q&A and kindly shared with us the videos she recorded.

In this first video David talks about getting Maps To The Stars made, how making it was very cathartic, how he doesn’t hate Hollywood and more.

Here David talks about the now famous time he lit up the Hollywood sign for the shooting of Maps and talks about the controversy that followed.

In this video David explains how he thought Cosmopolis was going to be his last movie, until that is Maps To The Stars came along.

If you’re like me and could listen to David talk forever then check out Part 2 HERE for more videos.

ROUNDUP: NEW ‘Maps to The Stars’ Interviews With Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Sarah Gadon & More

With Maps To The Stars being released in Canada today there have been lots of great interviews with the Maps To The Stars cast hitting the internet.
Side Note: For those of you seeing the movie tonight at the 7:10 p.m. screening at Varsity Cinemas, 55 Bloor St West, Toronto, you are being treated to a Q&A with David Cronenberg! You can find out more details about that HERE.

And now onto the interviews…….

Canada Am’s Bev Thompson sat down with Robert Pattinson, John Cusack & Julianne Moore. Click on the pic below to watch the 3 interviews.

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Dork Shelf spoke to John Cusack and Robert Pattinson where they spoke about David Cronenberg’s funny side and lots more!

Cineplex chatted to John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, and newcomer Evan Bird about the pursuit of fame and all that lies underneath.

And CBC’s Eli Glasner asked the cast to share their most horrific audition stories.
(Click on the pic to watch)

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The Watchlist’s Brigitte Truong sat down with Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Evan Bird to talk about their new film and working with the twisted Canadian filmmaker. Click on the pic to watch the interviews.

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