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Jack Rico

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2016/10/20 at 2:35pm

Photos: Ewan McGregor, Kristen Stewart At ‘American Pastoral’ Movie After-Party

10.20.2016 | By |

fullsizerender-2I don’t claim to be the best photographer, but I was invited to the American Pastoral movie premiere held at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NYC and the after-party at American Cut Steakhouse in Midtown East. The star and director Ewan McGregor was there along with director Paul Haggis, Uzo Aduba and Liz Tucci from OITNB and yes… Kristen Stewart showed up to hang with her friends Dakota Fanning and Valorie Curry. Here are some photos I managed to get on the fly when I realized I should take at least a few pictures to show you guys. Read More

Jack Rico

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2015/08/17 at 3:43pm

Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg Talk Romance In ‘American Ultra,’ How They’ve Changed Since ‘Adventureland’ & Their Most Challenging Roles

08.17.2015 | By |

We had a chance to sit down with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg for the junket of American Ultra and we spoke about various topics such as:   Read More

Jack Rico

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2014/09/20 at 2:50pm

The 25 Best Movies To See At The 2014 New York Film Festival

09.20.2014 | By |

The New York Film Festival, North America’s second oldest film festival is once again upon us. This is the 52nd edition, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12, that brings some of the movies from around the world and some world premieres that have never been seen before. Read More

Jack Rico

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2012/08/31 at 12:00am

‘On the Road’: New trailer from Walter Salles

08.31.2012 | By |

'On the Road': New trailer from Walter Salles

There’s a new trailer for Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles‘ “On the Road” based on Jack Kerouac‘s classic homonym book.

Salles, known for such great films such as “Central Station“, nominated for two Academy Awards, and “Diarios de Motocicleta” starring Gael García Bernal, will release the film on December 21st, but not before we get some visuals via the second trailer.

The two main characters of the book are the narrator, Salvatore “Sal” Paradise, and his new friend Dean Moriarty, much admired for his carefree attitude and sense for adventure, a free-spirited maverick eager to explore all kicks and an inspiration and catalyst for Sal’s travels. The novel contains five parts, three of them describing road trips. The narrative takes place in the years 1947 to 1950, is full of Americana, and marks a specific era in jazz history, “somewhere between its Charlie Parker Ornithology period and another period that began with Miles Davis.”

The novel is largely autobiographical, Sal being the alter ego of the author and Dean standing for Neal Cassady. The epic nature of the adventures and the text itself creates a tremendous sense of meaning and purpose for the themes and lessons. Kerouac provides not only the story of a literal journey but also that of an intense internal quest and a pursuit of freedom and self-determination.

Spanish language actors Viggo Mortensen and Alice Braga are part of the cast and I like to think they’re the best part of the movie. Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart  and Sam Riley form the central trio of the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel.

IFC Films will release “On the Road” in December. Take a look at the movie…

Jack Rico

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2012/04/26 at 12:00am

2 brand new pics from “Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2”!

04.26.2012 | By |

2 brand new pics from “Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2”!

Seven months from the awaited release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″, two new pics from Summit Pictures have been revelaed with the three protagonists stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

In the first still, we see Stewart and Pattinson (dating in real life) looking at yonder. Pattinson looks concerned, while Stewart is on a cheerful note. Is he expecting an attack and is she happy to be a vampire? The second photograph is of Lautner determined and courageous, ready for any situation where he can defend his beloved Stewart. These harmless speculations, will be answered via the new trailer in due time.

The official synopsis of the film the astonishing conclusion to the series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2, illuminating the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ opens in U.S. theaters on November 16.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

Mack Chico

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2010/06/22 at 12:00am

Lindsay Lohan could be in ‘Twilight 4’

06.22.2010 | By |

Lindsay Lohan could be in 'Twilight 4'

I know she’s trying to revive her career and the following news report might be just what gets her to over the hump. A source close to Lindsay Lohan says the actress is doing everything possible to casted in the fourth installment of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn. Both her mother Dina Lohan and her ensure that being part of the cast would reestablish the controversial actress once again in Hollywood.

The same source added that after knowing that Lohan had passed her detoxification test, rumors began circulating that the singer of 24 years could join Robert Patinsson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in the film (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn).

Dawn will begin shooting in August this year and will be released in two films on November 18th, 2011.

Namreta Kumar

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2010/03/18 at 12:00am

3 questions with Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning

03.18.2010 | By |

3 questions with Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning

ShowBizCafe.com (SBC) had the opportunity to talk to Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning about their new film ‘The Runaways,” opening March 19, 2010. They let us in on how the music and the Rock icons Joan Jett and Cherie Currie influence them today:

SBC: You know what it feels like to have thousands of people screaming at you, due to your previous films, and now you are playing Rock musicians on stage. Although for a film, can you guys compare and contrast the energy that you get from fans in the two fields?

Dakota: I think it is hard comparing an actor with someone that is in music. I think it is really different, especially me just playing a musician. It is kind of a different energy that you feel than actually someone screaming for you or cheering for you personally. Also with actors, most of the time, those people are fans of whom you played and a character. They see you as that character, as appose to a musician they love YOU and who YOU are and how you project yourself onto other people; as appose to an actor, how you project your character onto other people.

Kristen: Musicians make statements. They are there to be themselves. That is just not who we are. I feel like they are much more public figures than actors almost because they are more like… she (Dakota) said it already.

SBC:How was the experience of working with Floria, and was their any real challenge to get it right for the real life people you were portraying?

Kristen: That was the whole thing. That is why the performances were the most intimidating thing, because they have very distinct styles. They’re performers and we’re… I am not a performer, so that was a new thing for me. When I first started watching Joan do these songs, she was SO full of something that I thought that I could never, that nobody could ever try to emulate because that is unique to her. Nobody else has that. When she looks into the crowd, and there are certain videos that you get lucky and there is a good shot of her because they are kind of rare, but she stares into that camera and you just think I am never going to be able to do that. So that was the hugest thing for us, because for Joan it is all about the music. Even if the movie’s story line completely fell short and people were disappointed by it, if the music was still good she would be good, people are listening.

SBC: Can you both talk about what makes them icons, beyond the obvious, what to you resonated of both characters, both people?

Kristen: Well Joan the first woman to start her own record label. She was basically told after The Runaways broke up, after such a successful extravagant, for a couple of years, time at such a young age, that she was done and that was it and she had peaked. Despite The Runaways success people still didn’t want to hear, people still didn’t like her style, people still thought she was too aggressive, and people didn’t wan to see that in a girl, she was ugly and she wasn’t girlie enough. She is not just a famous musician because she makes cool music, she makes really great music and it is filled with her. She is in her music; she says it all the time, if you want to know me read my lyrics. Or jus listen to the guitar she is playing. So what is cool is that it is not just because of that she made some headway and people should know where she came from; that is why The Runaways is so cool because I didn’t even know about The Runaways, I didn’t even know who they were.

Dakota: For Cherrie I think, what I took away, a lot form her was the sacrifice that she makes and to give up what she loves to do because she even says it today that she would have died, if she had continued on the path she was on. To watch someone give that sacrifice… I was looking at myself and I thinking to myself could I give that up myself and obviously I am not on a downward spiral like she was, but that is a really hard thing to do; and to watch the person that you are closest to become Joan Jett and to have zero resentment and to be so proud of Joan is such an amazing thing to watch in Cherrie; so she is pretty inspiring to me.

Mack Chico

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2008/11/24 at 12:00am

‘Twilight’ drains competition at box office!

11.24.2008 | By |

'Twilight' drains competition at box office!

Fangirls of all ages scored their biggest box office victory yet in delivering a $70.6 million opening for Summit Entertainment’s teen vampire romance “Twilight” at the domestic box office.

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book series, “Twilight” is a ready-made film franchise, and the opening reps a resounding victory for the relatively new Summit, which didn’t even wait for the weekend to finish before announcing plans for sequel “New Moon.”

A $70 million opening is generally reserved for family pics or fanboy fare. “Twilight,” playing in 3,419 runs, tied with “The Incredibles” for the fourth best November bow after three “Harry Potter” pics. Gross is the highest ever for a female director and also beats the $57 million debut of “Sex and the City” in May.

The competition didn’t stand a chance against “Twilight.” Disney 3-D toon “Bolt” opened below expectations as older girls and moms made “Twilight” their first choice.

“Bolt,” grossing an estimated $27 million from 3651 runs, ended the weekend in a virtual tie with James Bond holdover “Quantum of Solace,” which grossed an estimated $27.4 million from 3,458 for a 10-day cume of $109.5 million, according to Rentrak.

Sony/MGM’s “Quantum,” like other holdovers, saw steep declines due, at least in part, to “Twilight.” Bond pic fell 59% from opening weekend, far more than predecessor “Casino Royale.” But Sony’s hardly complaining; through Sunday, “Quantum’s” worldwide total was $418 million.

Other studios may have been envious of Summit’s win, but the overriding emotion was relief at the sheer volume of theater traffic despite the economy. Frame was up as much as 68% over last year, when the weekend before Thanksgiving saw the debut of “Beowulf.”

Even the specialty side had bragging rights as “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” landed in the top 10 for the first time, and Fox Searchlight’s “Slumdog Millionaire” clocked in with a boffo per-location average of $31,050 in its second sesh.

For Summit, “Twilight” brought good fortune from the beginning. Project landed at the company after MTV Films passed on it, while Fox Atomic also refused to bite. Conventional wisdom says that female-driven properties aren’t always the safest bet.

In more good news for Summit, Warner Bros. moved “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which was supposed to open on Nov. 21, to July 17. Summit and Disney quickly moved “Twilight” and “Bolt,” respectively, onto that date.

Summit also kept costs down by hiring a relatively unknown cast and keeping costly special effects to a minimum. “Twilight” reportedly cost $37 million to produce. At that price, pic’s profit margin will be substantial.

“Quite frankly, as we journeyed on this road, from the inception to

Comic-Con to announcing we were moving from December, it became a perfect storm,” Summit prexy of distribution Richard Fay said.

“It’s clear that none of this would have happened had it not been for the incredible popularity of Stephenie Meyer’s books,” Fay added. “Being an old English major, it’s good to know that kids still read.”

Meyer’s four books have sold more than 17 million copies worldwide, including more than 8 million in the U.S. The most avid fans are tween and teenage girls, but women are part of the mix too.

According to Summit, 75% of the audience were females. The surprise came in that 45% of the audience was over age 25.

In marketing the pic, Summit reached out to boys by emphasizing the movie’s action and vampire lore. “Twilight” played well nationwide, but the biggest-grossing theaters were in Utah. (Meyer is Mormon).

By Friday morning, it became clear that “Twilight” would log a bigger opening than originally predicted. Thursday night midnight ticket sales clocked in at $7 million for a total Friday haul of $35.9 million. Mirroring “Sex and the City,” “Twilight” saw a significant Friday-to-Saturday drop, or 43%. Both pics generated enormous advance ticket sales.

Those who did turn up for “Bolt” gave the toon top grade. Pic saw a 66% increase from Friday to Saturday.

Mouse House expects “Bolt” to do well over the long Thanksgiving weekend as “Twilight” fervor dies down.

“It’s one of the busiest times of the year for family moviegoing,” Disney prexy of domestic distribution Chuck Viane said.

“Bolt” played on more than 900 3-D screens, the biggest count yet for a 3-D title. Those auditoriums did more than two times the business that conventional theaters did.

Still, “Bolt” is far down the list in terms of openings for animated films. Earlier this month, DreamWorks Animation/Paramount’s sequel “Madagascar: Return 2 Africa” debuted to $63.1 million. Among original toons, “Bee Movie” opened to $38 million in November 2007.

“Bolt” did beat the $25.1 million opening of Disney toon “Meet the Robinsons,” which cumed $97.8 million domestically.

“Madagascar” sequel, coming in No. 4 for the weekend, fell 54% in its third sesh, grossing an estimated $16 million from 4,007 runs for a cume of $137 million. Pic’s decline — more than usual for a family film — reflected the entry of “Twilight” and “Bolt.”

Elsewhere on the top 10 chart, Universal took the Nos. 5 and 6 spots with comedy “Role Models” and Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling,” respectively.

A sleeper hit, “Role Models” declined only 35% in its third weekend to an estimated $7.2 million from 2,733 runs for a cume of $48 million.

“Changeling” declined 38% to an estimated $2.6 million from 1,739; cume is $31.6 million.

Fox Searchlight’s “The Secret Life of Bees” kept buzzing away, declining 45% to an estimated $1.3 million from 1,095 runs for a cume of $35.7 million in its sixth week.

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