Thursday, June 19, 2014

'The Rover' In Cinemas Today!!

The Rover has finally hit Malaysian cinemas today! Check out your local cinema listings and at CinemaOnline. For GSC, there's always their mobile app.

In a dangerous near future in the Australian desert, Eric (Pearce) has left everything behind, but when his last possession is stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals, Eric sets off on a hunt to find them. Along the journey he enlists the help of Rey (Pattinson), the naïve and injured member of the gang, who was left behind.

Starring Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson, the film is directed by David Michod. It's rated 18.
Here's an interview with Philip Berk, which appears in The Star today!

You shot The Rover in Australia. How’s it like roughing it out for a change?
I liked Australia. I had only been to Sydney just to do press before. Working in the Outback was a totally different world, but I loved it out there. It was beautiful, kind of serene being able to see the horizon. There’s just absolutely nothing for miles, hundreds of miles. Not only were there no people trying to find you, there was no one there at all so it was much easier to concentrate on your performance and not have to worry about someone trying to sneak up on you. I found it incredibly peaceful and relaxing.

What was it like working with David Michod and Guy Pearce?

I had done the audition with David a long time before we started shooting. We went through tons of different incarnations of my character. There was one point where I wanted to have the tops of my ears snipped off because I had seen pictures of thieves in the Wild West and they used to do that to thieves. We talked for months before, so I was pretty comfortable. And then when Guy came on – I only met him about a week before we started shooting – I got on with him really well. He’s the type of actor who doesn’t have any acting crutches to fall back on. He creates something new every time, and it allows for anxiety, something I’m familiar with, so we were like equals when we were performing.

Full interview at TheStarOnline.

Trailer via A24Films

Monday, June 16, 2014

'The Hollywood Reporter' Cover featuring Rob Pattinson

Rob is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter June 6 issue. He shot some exclusive photos as well as a cover story

See all photos and read the article here at THR.

via THR

Rob Pattinson's Interview with Buzzfeed

Rob recently had an interview with Buzzfeed, mostly discussing bout The Rover, but moved on to Twilight territory for a bit. 

In an interview with BuzzFeed this week in Beverly Hills, Pattinson discussed The Rover (which premiered at Cannes last month and comes out in New York and Los Angeles this weekend, and will be released nationally next Friday), and his post-Twilight career. And he has been working a lot: In addition to David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, which also premiered at Cannes, he will soon appear in Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, Anton Corbijn’s Life, and Olivier Assayas’ Idol’s Eye with Robert De Niro, which has not yet begun filming. As someone who tripped into huge stardom after he was cast in Twilight, and then fell into a viper’s nest of paparazzi as one-half of a tabloid couple while he dated his co-star Kristen Stewart, Pattinson, now 28, described life after Edward as a “process.” He has now lived a good portion of his life hunted, both by paps and fans, but in person, he is neither brooding nor tortured. Actually, he was quick to laugh. And he seems to have figured out how to live a sane life, if not a normal one.

You do a Southern accent for this movie, as well as a number of vocal and facial tics. Were those as written or did you develop them with David Michôd?
Robert Pattinson: It said he was from the South, but not a specific place. I guess all those sorts of tics and things — it was just quite jerkily written? So when you start saying it out loud, it just ends up coming out in your body.

The Rover seems like it was grueling to make. It looks hot, and there are all those flies. Was it? And was that helpful for the role?
RP: I thought it was really easy. I think the most stressful thing in movies is when the weather is really random. Then everyone is just panicking all the time. But it was just sort of hot all the time. If you were trying to play someone who was clean, then it would be incredibly stressful. To have someone coming in and touching up your makeup every 10 seconds — but you were just sitting in a pile of mud, it doesn’t really make a difference. You could just play in the dirt.

Twilight made you a rich movie star and paparazzi target. Now that it’s been almost two years since Breaking Dawn Part 2 came out, how do you look back on the experience?
RP: I knew when I signed up after the first one came out, I knew it was going to be about a 10-year process to really — I’m not sure what! To get to the next plateau. I’ve been extremely lucky as well, but it kind of does seem like there’s little gradations — every year, every job, something happens, and people’s perception changes a little bit. I don’t look back on it being a different part of my life. It’s all one road, really.

Full interview at Buzzfeed.

via Buzzfeed

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Free Passes to 'The Rover'

The Rover is only days away from premiering here, and Men's Health Malaysia is giving away 50 film passes!

Go here to check out the contest. It ends 27th June 2014.

via Men's Health. image via TheRoverfb.

'Breaking Dawn Part 2' VFX Interviews

Here's an oldie but a goodie. Art of VFX posted up interviews (from 2012, FYI) with two guys who worked on the special effects for Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2.

Eric Leven, the VFX Supervisor from Tippett Studio, worked on the wolves.

How was the collaboration with director Bill Condon?
It was the best part of the film; Bill was incredibly collaborative and really allowed us to take the wolf scenes where we wanted to go with them. He also treated the wolves as characters, and not props or “assets”. His direction was “Jacob seems sad, but should be concerned” instead of “Jacob’s head is too low”. This is absolutely the best way to work with a director and I think made the scenes with the wolves as good as they could be.

What have you done on this show?
We created the all digital wolves for both BREAKING DAWN 1 and 2.

Can you tell us more about the snowflakes creation?
The snowflakes we generated for only for sticking in the wolves’ fur, and our effects animation team expanded on the work they first did in ECLIPSE.

How did you create the various digital doubles?
There were scans made of all the actors on the set, and we used those as the basis for our digital doubles. For one reason or another, the scans end up never working 100% correctly, so we also have lots of reference pictures of the actors. Then our sculptors use the difference references to create the final digital doubles.

Laurent Spillemaecker, Compositing Supervisor from Rodeo FX, worked on some external scenes.

What have you done on this show?
We did a Medieval Russian village set extension as well as a pretty gruesome beheading scene in the village. We also created an illusion of a Brazilian forest, a set extension for the main character’s dream house and an establishing shot for Cairo, Egypt.

How did you create the jungle environment?
We used a variety of techniques to create the jungle scene: our live VFX crew actually flew down to Costa Rica to gather practical elements for us. We used a combination of these and matte painting techniques to create the scene. We then added some particles and motion graphics to make it look more alive.

What references and indications did you received from the production to create the old village?
They gave us a lot of creative freedom throughout the whole process. Our only directive was that we had to instantly recognize that we were in Russian by looking at the castle.

Full interviews here and here.

via ArtOfVFX

Sunday, June 8, 2014

'The Rover' Coming to Malaysian Cinemas

It seems that The Rover will be getting a Malaysian release, thanks to GSC Movies. The movie will be released on June 19th, 2014.

A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.

Directed by David Michod, the film stars Guy Pearce, David Field, and Robert Pattinson. It recently premiered in Cannes and has so far achieved a 75% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

via GSC

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Finally, bloopers from Twilight.

via TwiLex

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bad Lip Reading Parodies 'Twilight III'

Bad Lip Reading returns with a new parody video, the latest one about Twilight titled 'Twilight III'. It's as hilarious as the first two, but the first one will always be my personal fav.

via BadLipReading

Friday, April 18, 2014

'Sils Maria' is In Competition at Cannes 2014

Kristen Stewart's latest film, Sils Maria (a.k.a. Clouds of Sils Maria) is officially In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2014. The festival will be held in Cannes, France from May 14 - 25, 2014 .

Here are new stills from the film.

via Indiewire, KristenStewartDaily, CannesCoverage, Festival De Cannes