David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg Turned Down ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Says ‘Script Was Bad’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick 3 days ago
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True Detective Season 2 polarized much moreso than its first outing, to the point Season 1 director Cary Fukunaga hasn’t even watched it, let alone considered returning. Now, another notable director snubs his nose at Nic Pizzolatto’s sophomore slump, as horror icon David Cronenberg admits to passing over a “bad” script.

‘Maps to the Stars’ Red Band Trailer: Hooray for David Cronenberg’s Twisted Hollywood

by Britt Hayes February 17, 2015 @ 7:07 PM
David Cronenberg’s output as of late has been fairly divisive, but that isn't keeping us from feeling supremely excited for Maps to the Stars, the director's latest film in which he appropriately brings his twisted sensibilities to the land of Hollywood. Today brings the red band trailer for the film, complete with a ringing endorsement from director John Waters, who proclaims to love the film more than his own mustache — which means a whole lot.

‘Maps to the Stars’ Trailer: David Cronenberg Examines Our Celebrity-Obsessed Culture

by Britt Hayes January 8, 2015 @ 5:31 PM
Julianne Moore is nominated for two Best Actress Golden Globe awards this season: one for her performance as a woman struggling with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in ‘Still Alice,’ and the other for her performance as a fading actress in David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars.’ Focus has just released a new trailer and poster for Cronenberg’s follow-up to ‘Cosmopolis,’ which is finally hitting theaters this February.

David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’ Gets a New Sequel in Comic Book Form

by Britt Hayes December 17, 2014 @ 8:36 PM
IDW Publishing
This week in sequels you weren’t aware that you wanted, comic book imprint IDW Publishing is releasing ‘The Fly: Outbreak,’ a follow-up to David Cronenberg’s 1986 film—which was based on a 1957 short story of the same name, which was also made into a film in 1958. A sequel to Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’ was released in 1989 without the involvement of the director, and it doesn’t appear that he had much—if anything—to do with this new comic book sequel, either.

'Maps to the Stars' Trailer: David Cronenberg's Dank, Dark World Behind Stardom

by Nick Romano September 10, 2014 @ 3:50 PM
eOne Films
After the film made the rounds at TIFF this year, with our own Mike Ryan calling it an "interesting bad movie," a new 'Maps to the Stars' trailer has debuted. It's pretty apparent from the footage that director David Cronenberg doesn't care too much for the glamorization of Hollywood. Still, without a clear Best Picture Oscar frontrunner just yet, this film remains one to watch.

TIFF 2014: 'Maps to the Stars' May Be a Bad Movie, But It's at Least Interesting

by Mike Ryan September 5, 2014 @ 8:08 AM
‘Maps to the Stars’ is not a very good movie – but there’s a difference between a bad movie and an interesting bad movie. ‘Maps to the Stars’ is the latter. It is certainly interesting. And it’s apparent that Toronto’s favorite son, Cronenberg, does not care too much for Hollywood -- but that’s such a tired sentiment, and beating it over our heads that everyone is terrible doesn’t really bring anything new to anything. ‘Maps to the Stars’ portrays itself as edgy and weird, but it just all feels so obvious.

'Maps to the Stars' Trailer: David Cronenberg Goes to Hollywood

by Britt Hayes April 14, 2014 @ 3:28 PM
The first trailer for David Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars' has arrived online, reuniting the director with his 'Cosmopolis' stars Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon, as well as Cronenberg newbies like John Cusack, Julianne Moore, and Mia Wasikowska in this tale of the horrible treatment of child stars and the dark side of Hollywood.

See the Cast of 'To Die For' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes December 5, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
'To Die For,' released in 1995, starred Nicole Kidman as a fame-hungry and ruthless local weather girl who hires three dopey teenagers from a high school to murder her husband. The dark comedy was based in part on a true story and told in mockumentary style, and it helped launch the careers of Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck. Now, 18 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to these days.

Robert Pattinson Reteams With Director David Cronenberg For 'Maps to the Stars'

by Jacob Hall April 18, 2013 @ 11:15 AM
Entertainment One
There are some directors who seem to be able to summon great casts with a simple snap of their fingers and the great David Cronenberg is one of them. His latest film, 'Maps to the Stars,' has not only secured financing, but a cast that includes Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Julianne Moore.

Criterion's April Slate Includes 'Repo Man' and David Cronenberg's 'Naked Lunch'

by Damon Houx January 15, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
The Criterion Collection
David Cronenberg's 'Naked Lunch' -- the film 'The Simpsons' mocked when Bart and his friends snuck into it and Nelson Muntz came out saying "I can think of at least two things wrong with that title" -- is getting the Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment this April, alongside cult classic 'Repo Man' and more.