Per Variety, director David Cronenberg’s Los Angeles set drama Maps to the Stars, will not hit the U.S. until early 2015. Focus World snagged the U.S. distribution rights to the drama from Entertone One (eOne), and reportedly Focus World has not decided if they will release the movie, which is headlined by Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, on VOD (the safe bet is a theatrical & VOD release).
The story, penned by Bruce Wagner (Wild Palms, I’m Losing You), features Moore as Havana Segrand, a has been actress who finds herself working withing the shadows of her legendary mother Clarice (Sarah Gadon). John Cusack is a TV self-help therapist whose emotionally scarred daughter Agatha (Mia Waskikowska) serves as Havana’s personal assistant. Robert Pattinson, who previously worked with David Cronenberg in Maps to the Stars, plays a limo driver who becomes fast friends with Agatha.
Moore won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for Map to the Stars, and one would assume Focus World will give the film a limited run in December for Oscar consideration.
Whatever the case may be, Moore has always been a professional, and although her career is filled with excellent work, she remains a humble and hardworking actress.
In the clip below, Julianne Moore explains why, when push comes to shove, it’s really all about the work:
It’s a big year for Atari, as they are re-imagining two popular titles for the PC starting this fall with Alone in the Dark: Illumination and HauntedHouse: Cryptic Graves. Atari has released preview trailers for both titles, and below is a sneak peek at Alone in the Dark: Illumination:
“Atari was at the forefront of the survival horror game genre, with both Haunted House and Alone in the Dark shaping the category throughout the ’80s and ’90,” said Atari CEO Fred Chesnais. “The modern and updated versions of these games will resonate with enthusiasts of the classics worldwide, and engage new fans through suspenseful, action-packed PC gameplay.”
The original Haunted House was released back in 1982, and Haunted House: Cryptic Graves will have players communicate with the dead to solve puzzles and avoid traps. The goal is to purge the evil beings that lurk the Abbadon Grange Estate.
Alone in the Dark: Illumination features cooperative multiplayer mode, as players attempt to rid a town that’s filled with “blood-thirsty beasts” and cleanse the environment of the darkness that has cursed the land. Playable characters in the game include the Hunter, Witch, Engineer, and Priest.
Below are Screenshots for both Alone in the Dark: Illumination and Haunted House: Cryptic Graves:
The second season of USA’s reality series Chrisley Knows Best premieres Tuesday, October 14 (10 pm et/pt), and fans of the show obviously know patriarch Todd Chrisley is a disciplinarian when it comes to raising his children. Amidst Todd’s colorful witticisms (“crazy runs deep!” is his signature comment) lies his dedication to raising a moral, respectful, and responsible family with his wife Julie.
During the interviews for Chrisley Knows Best, Todd Chrisley says his stern but loving approach to parenting stems from experience.
“I do think the family dynamic has changed. Fortunately for me, I only know how to parent one way and that was the way I was parented – so that was 46 years ago. That’s how we parent and we want to make sure that our children are having the same values instilled in them that were instilled in us.”
I also asked Todd Chrisley about the joys of parenting, and he gave a pretty straightforward and touching answer (his kids Chase, Savannah, and wife Julie are also in the video). Check out the clip below for Todd’s answer: