With Sundance still in full swing, MTV got a chance to catch up with actor Chris Cooper in Park City and ask him about what is sure to be one of the bigger movies of the year: "Remember Me." Though the film isn't at the film festival, Chris had a few things to share about working with Robert Pattinson.
"We put up barricades 90 feet from the scene, and the people and paparazzi just didn't care," Chris said about the people who would swarm to watch scenes with Rob being filmed. "Robert was really under the gun, under a lot of pressure, and I know he's kind of learning to deal with it. And it's a lot to deal with."
Have Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning abandoned their movie careers for rock-star living? Well, probably not but on Saturday night, the stars of "The Runways" joined Joan Jett onstage at a Sundance Film Festival party.
According to People, when Joan Jett & The Blackhearts hit the stage at Harry O's, where the band was there to party alongside the actresses and director Floria Sigismondi, who helmed the film about Joan's '70s band. Joan, dressed in one-piece sequined leotard and sneakers, invited Kristen (who plays Joan) and Dakota (who plays Runaways bandmate Cherie Currie) to join her.
FROM MOVIES BLOG: Sex, drugs, rock n' roll and the girls from "Twilight"?!? Don't have too big a laugh though because Kristen Stewart and most especially Dakota Fanning rock the house with the best of them in "The Runaways," an electrifying if formulaic account of the brief rise and fall of the titular band.
Forget the executive producer credit for Joan Jett, the true telling credit for the film is where director Floria Sigismondi found her source material--lead singer Cherie Currie's memoir.
Indeed, "The Runaways" is owned and just about swallowed up by Fanning's riveting portrayal of the singer (not too dissimilar from the way Currie overwhelmed the group). First glimpsed as a teen literally transforming into a woman, this is the performance that seems sure to launch Fanning into a new thrilling phase of her career. From a sulking broodish David Bowie enthusiast to a howling rock goddess Fanning sells sells sells. I'd watch that band. Hells yeah.
Continue reading our review of Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning's "The Runaways" at Moviesblog.MTV.com.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: The cast for "Green Lantern" is starting to fill out. Over the last several weeks, the previously cast Ryan Reynolds has been joined by "Gossip Girl" leading lady Blake Lively as Hal Jordan's love interest Carol Ferris, "An Education" star Peter Sarsgaard as the villainous Hector Hammond and "Sherlock Holmes" bad guy Mark Strong as Sinestro, Hal's mentor turned nemesis.
While there are still other actors remaining to join Martin Campbell's "Green Lantern," Reynolds could only speak to the cast members that are officially on board — specifically Lively, who the eventual defender of Space Sector 2814 described as a perfect fit for the film's female lead.
Continue reading "Ryan Reynolds Says 'Green Lantern' Co-Star Blake Lively Will Be 'Flawless'" at SplashPage.MTV.com.
One of the biggest stars at Sundance is undoubtedly Kristen Stewart, who sweeps into the festival with no less than two indie flicks. In "Welcome to the Rileys," the "Twilight" star plays an underage exotic dancer who's taken under the wing of a grieving father. In "The Runaways," she plays famous punk singer Joan Jett.
Stewart is definitely keeping her busy, between the interviews and walking the red carpet of her duo premieres. We've assembled the best of Kristen's photos below, so click here or on the photo to see Kristen Stewart living it up at Sundance.
The mantra coming from both cast and crew on the red carpet at the Sundance world premiere of Kristen Stewart's "Welcome To The Rileys" was so uniform one had to suspect they prepped together in private: this is not a stripper movie.
Which is not to say the film doesn't follow a stripper and prostitute—a 16-year-old runaway, played by Stewart, who will do just about any sexual act for money—but rather that these salacious elements are building blocks to tell a story about family and loss, hope and hopelessness. It's an account the actress found all too common in the real world as she prepared for the role. Read More...
FROM MOVIES BLOG :The 2010 Sundance Film Festival kicked off on a blustery Thursday evening in Park City as James Franco and Jon Hamm opened the ten-day movie extravaganza with the world premiere of "Howl."
The biopic weaves together various periods in the life of beat poet Allen Ginsberg (Franco) as he struggles to find his artistic voice while American counterculture blossoms around him and then must defend that voice when the law seeks to stifle it. Hamm plays a lawyer who represents Ginsberg during the trial to suppress the genre-busting, sexually-provocative epic poem that gives the film its title. Mixing archival footage and animation with the actors' performances, it is a film about one of the great iconoclasts of the 20th Century.
"The Runaways" makes its big Sundance debut this Sunday in Park City, and we have something that will keep your rocker hearts beating until then: an exclusive first look at the movie's teaser poster.
We know, we know: now that you've gotten to see plenty more stills and a clip from the Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning-headlined flick, a "teaser" isn't exactly the sort of juice you're looking for. But once you click the handy "read more" link below, we have a feeling, you're going to think this art work is quite literally the bomb.
So, go on, click it: Read More...
FROM MTV.COM : Forget Christmas, Thanksgiving and Arbor Day — everybody knows that for true movie lovers, the most important holiday season of all kicks off this week. That's right, folks, it's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival — and you can bet the MTV Movies team will be in Park City, Utah, in full force, bringing you the latest from the snowy slopes and screening rooms.
But you'd never go to the supermarket without a shopping list, and you can't enter Robert Redford's movie paradise without an idea of what movies you need to target. With that in mind, here's a sneak peek at 10 films — and potential instant classics — we have in our crosshairs:
A select few MTV News staffers are about to embark on an adventure in Park City, Utah better known to most as the annual Sundance Film Festival. As we're sure most of you are aware of by now (and if you're not, what kind of rock have you been hiding under?) "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart has two major flicks being showcased over this next week in the mountains: "Welcome to the Rileys" and the movie for which she shopped off her long brunette locks, "The Runaways."
While we've already brought you plenty of "Rileys" stills, ones from the rocker movie have been about as rare as seeing a vampire in the sunlight — until now! Feast your eyes on seven — count 'em seven! — new snapshots from "Runaways" by clicking on the two stills below.
The good news doesn't end there: after the jump we have a brand new clip from the movie, too!