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Maps to the Stars [Trailer]

David Cronenberg directs Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, and Mia Wasikowska in one of his more surreal thrillers.

And that’s saying something: Cronenberg thrives on surreal thrillers.

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GrabBag – A 3 Minute Film History Lesson, plus Clint Eastwood takes on the “Jersey Boys”

ANNOUNCEMENT: For those paying attention, GrabBag has been a regular Friday feature here at The Screen Life. While it’s not going away, it’s going to be a little less regular for a bit. I could tell you that this is because news has been a little slower recently, but truth is actually more personal. With a number of major life-changing events happening over the next few months (wedding, moving, career change, etc.), the demands on your humble author have skyrocketed.

Don’t worry I won’t abandon this blog! I’m just cutting back on the number of GrabBags. That said, I do have a limited one for you today: a montage and two trailers…

  • The entire history of film in under 3 minutes.
  • If you were to list probable directors to helm the film version Broadway musical smash hit Jersey Boys, about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, I doubt Clint Eastwood would be near the top of that list. Nevertheless, with his name adding an established pedigree to such a popular material, this is probably one to keep in mind, come awards season.
  • The Rover will star a very rough-looking Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in the Australian outback. Directed by David Michod, who directed Jackie Weaver to an unexpected Oscar nomination a few years ago in Animal Kingdom.
  • The film’s marketing team also released a couple stills and posters…

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David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” (Trailer)

Is it just me or does this feel like David Cronenberg’s take on David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive? I’ve always felt there was an odd kinship betweens the two directors’ more outlandish works.

Maps to the Stars stars* Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, and even Carrie Fisher as herself.


UPDATE: Check out a Red Band version of the trailer here.


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GrabBag – The Twitter Conference Call

The Oscars are over. They’ve been analyzed, re-analyzed, interpreted, and meme-ified. It’s time for a final wave goodbye in our rearview mirror. Today’s GrabBag has just a few last Oscar-related videos, and then moves on. What will we do with our time now?

  • The Impression Guys’ Academy Awards Special. Damn these guys are good!
  • Here’s a montage of every Academy Award Best Picture winner since Wings.
  • Apparently Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi is broke. Here’s hoping his Oscar nomination (and BAFTA win) means more amazing roles to change that.
  • And of course, it seems I can’t have a GrabBag lately without another version of “Let It Go.” This time Idina Menzel joins Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on kids’ classroom instruments for a seriously awesome rendition.

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  • Nicole Kidman plays actress-turned-Princess Grace Kelly in the new trailer for Grace of Monaco.
  • I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not very active on Twitter. I just haven’t found a lot of uses for it, personally, aside from sharing my blog posts. But it does have its purposes…

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  • Finally… It’s not at all “screen” related, but my beautiful fiancé defends her PhD dissertation this afternoon, and by tonight it’ll be official. Everybody wish her luck!!!

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That’s it for today. Remember to join us every Friday for more GrabBag goodness!

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