One major challenge for Robert Pattinson during the Twilight films is portraying an 108-year-old vampire who is still, in many ways, stuck in adolescence. His maturity level takes a turn for the better once he falls in love with finds Bella (Kristen Stewart), and even though Edward’s growth continues with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Pattinson still wanted to convey his character’s inner struggles. During a press conference, Mr. Pattinson explained how he and director Bill Condon continued Edward’s journey in the film. Click on the media bar to hear Pattinson:
One of Clint Eastwood’s finest moments in cinema, the heralded Western Unforgiven, celebrates its 20th anniversary next year, and Warner Home Video is releasing a Blu-ray Book Edition on February 21st. The book contains 54 pages of Eastwood photo, trivia, and cinematic insight.
Special features on the anniversary edition include: Commentary from Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel, the Maverick TV series episode “Duel at Sundown” (1959), the theatrical trailer and several documentaries (“All on Accounta Pullin’ a Trigger,” “Eastwood…A Star,” “Eastwood & Co.: Making Unforgiven,” and “Eastwood On Eastwood: A Career Retrospective”).
Unforgiven, which won four Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Supporting Actor), was penned by David Webb Peoples (Blade Runner, Twelve Monkeys).
Click on the media bar and listen to Matt Damon, who starred in the Eastwood feature Hereafter, talk about working with the revered filmmaker:
Currently in theaters and riding high in the No. 1 slot on the weekend box office chart, IMMORTALS is a sword and sandal 3D epic along the lines of cult favorite 300. Directed by TARSEM SINGH from a script by CHARLEY and VLAS PARLAPANIDES, the cast includes HENRY CAVILL, MICKEY ROURKE, STEPHEN DORFF, LUKE EVANS, JOHN HURT and FREIDA PINTO.
Getting in shape for the role of Theseus, a mortal chosen by the gods to battle the bloodthirsty King Hyperion, was no day at the beach for CAVELL. Weeks of extensive training for several hours a day and much focus on eating the right foods were required to get the actor toga-ready. On the red carpet at the IMMORTALS premiere, CAVILL talked about his workout preparation. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Gus Van Sant’s recent film Restless (PG-13, 92 minutes), the story of a pessimistic funeral crasher (Henry Hopper) who forms a profound bond with a dying teenager (Mia Wasikowska), will be available on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack January 24th through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Produced by The Help actress Bryce Dallas Howard, the picture marks the screenwriting debut of Howard’s longtime friend, Jason Lew. Special features on the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack include: Deleted Scenes, Gus Van Sant’s Silent version of Restless, and the behind the scenes featurettes “Being Restless,” “Enoch & Hiroshi: The Best of Friends,” “Enoch & Annabel: One Love,” and “Gus Van Sant: Independent Voice.”
Click on the media bar to hear Bryce Dallas Howard sing the praises of Mia Wasikowska, who also starred earlier this year in Jane Eyre:
In theaters and getting mostly favorable reviews, J. EDGAR is complex biopic centering on J. EDGAR HOOVER, the man credited with masterminding the FBI and (wrongly or rightly) considered by many one of the most corrupt government official in modern history. Directed by CLINT EASTWOOD from a script by DUSTIN LANCE BLACK, the cast includes LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, ARMIE HAMMER, NAOMI WATTS, JUDI DENCH and JOSH LUCAS.
Stepping into the shoes of this highly complicated historical figure wasn’t easy for DiCAPRIO, who submersed himself in research for the job. During our recent interview, he talked about his biggest challenges. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)