John Cusack

‘Love and Mercy’ Trailer: Paul Dano and John Cusack Are Beach Boys

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by Britt Hayes 5 days ago
The first trailer for Love and Mercy has arrived, in which Paul Dano and John Cusack take on the role of music legend and Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson. Love and Mercy generated some positive word of mouth on the festival circuit last year, and since then, we’ve been anticipating the release of this biopic, which promises great performances from both Dano and Cusack in this intimate story about Wilson’s triumphs and struggles.

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

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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.

‘Dragon Blade’ Trailer: John Cusack Goes Old School Epic With Jackie Chan

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by Britt Hayes December 26, 2014 @ 2:14 PM
Do you buy John Cusack as a Roman soldier who teams up with Jackie Chan in an epic battle film that takes place in the year 48 BC? Yeah, neither do we, but that’s what the first trailer for ‘Dragon Blade’ is selling. Cusack has certainly been making some Choices with a capital C in recent years, and his latest film continues the modern tradition of making us scratch our heads at whatever the hell John Cusack is getting up to.

'Say Anything' TV Series: Cameron Crowe "Trying to Stop" NBC Sequel - UPDATED

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 7, 2014 @ 12:18 PM
20th Century Fox
Now more than ever we've seen TV looking to classic films of the '80s and '90s for the next great small screen series idea, whether by reboot or sequel, but a proposed 'Say Anything' TV sequel may have trouble getting its boombox up in the air. NBC has begun development of a potential followup to the classic 1989 Cameron Crowe film, though Crowe is outspokenly none-too-pleased about it.

TIFF 2014: John Cusack Has Good Vibrations as Brian Wilson in 'Love & Mercy'

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by Mike Ryan September 10, 2014 @ 4:59 PM
TIFF
‘Love & Mercy’ – which premiered this week at the Toronto International Film Festival – isn’t the first movie to try to explore the life of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. There was the 1990 television movie ‘Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys,’ which told the story from the late Dennis Wilson’s perspective. Then there was the more expensive-looking, but still made for television ‘The Beach Boys: An American Family’ that aired in 2000. So, yes, we’ve seen Brian Wilson’s mental health dramatized before.

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

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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

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by Mike Ryan September 5, 2014 @ 8:08 AM
Focus
‘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

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by Britt Hayes April 14, 2014 @ 3:28 PM
http://youtu.be/v5Lsa9gSuXc
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.

'Say Anything' 25th Anniversary: How Lloyd Dobler Scarred Me For Life

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by Mike Ryan April 14, 2014 @ 2:37 PM
20th Century Fox
‘Say Anything’ scarred me for life.
I’ve been aware for a few weeks that the 25th anniversary of ‘Say Anything’ was approaching and I’ve kind of gone out of my way to ignore it – even though there’s no doubt it influenced my teenage life more than any other movie. But, good grief, did this movie ever influence me to do some stupid things that I've suppressed from my memory. For one day only, I'll bring one of these memories to the surface.

See the Cast of 'Being John Malkovich' Then and Now

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by Britt Hayes April 2, 2014 @ 2:31 PM
USA Films
Released in 1999, Spike Jonze's 'Being John Malkovich' starred John Cusack as a struggling puppeteer who finds a portal into actor John Malkovich's brain. The clever meta-fantasy dramedy was a hit, and earned Oscar nominations for Best Director for Jonze, Best Screenplay for the wildly imaginative Charlie Kaufman's script, and Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Keener. This year, the film celebrates its 15th anniversary, so join us for a look back at the cast of the film as we see what they're up to now.