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Topic - David Cronenberg
I couldn't count how many characters had their heads ripped, kicked, punched, chopped or eaten off in "Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2," but the sheer volume of gleefully horrific decapitations in the movie must be meant to signal something: Everyone involved with this film – from the dutiful filmmakers to the rabid fans to Stephenie Meyer, the author of the immensely successful young-adult books on which the movie is based – clearly has lost their minds.
They scale the heights of talent on screen and are vertically superior in the real world. Here's a look at the tallest performers in Hollywood.
This year's London Film Festival has Ben Affleck, Dustin Hoffman and the Rolling Stones _ and it's bookended by one of the city's premiere cinematic couples.
Herbert Lom, the durable Czech-born actor best known as Inspector Clouseau's long-suffering boss in the comic "Pink Panther" movies, died Thursday, his son said. He was 95.
Intriguing but numbing and visually stunted, David Cronenberg's film adaptation of "Cosmopolis" captures the weary philosophical deadpan of Don DeLillo's 2003 novel of financial cataclysm.
Robert Pattinson was nearing the end of shooting the last "Twilight" film, concluding a chapter of his life that had picked him out of near obscurity and was preparing to spit him out ... where exactly? "Twilight" had made him extravagantly famous, but his next steps were entirely uncertain.
Lifeless, stagey and lacking a palpable subversive pulse despite the ready opportunities offered by the material, "Cosmopolis" is a stillborn adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel that will initially attract some Robert Pattinson fans but will be widely met with audience indifference.
Robert Pattinson has gone from playing a vampire to depicting another kind of bloodsucker — a billionaire financier whose world crumbles in the course of a nightmarish cross-town drive in "Cosmopolis."
There was Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman, red carpet glamour and a crop of new Academy Award contenders _ but this was also the year the global financial crisis exploded onto movie screens at Cannes.
Robert Pattinson has gone from playing a vampire to depicting another kind of bloodsucker _ a billionaire financier whose world crumbles in the course of a nightmarish cross-town drive in "Cosmopolis."
In the movie "Cosmopolis," director David Cronenberg goes on a visceral day-trip inside the limousine of a tycoon _ who cares little for bloody, populist riots taking place outside his car.
Going back to what he does best, David Cronenberg takes a visceral day-trip inside the cushioned limousine of a tycoon who cares little for the bloody, populist riots that explode outside his car in "Cosmopolis."
Vampires, Transformers, singing high-schoolers: They can all be tough to outrun. But at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, a number of young Hollywood stars are attempting to do just that.
Vampires, Transformers, singing high-schoolers: They can all be tough to outrun.
You wait years for a new Cronenberg movie at Cannes, and then two come along at once.
Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg speaks before touring "David Cronenberg: Evolution" in Toronto on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
"Rob, he's popular," says Cronenberg with deadpan understatement.