Edward Cullen may be forever 17 in the Twilight series, but not so for his alterego, Robert Pattinson. He turns 24 today! To celebrate, I'm taking a look back at some of the actor's dreamiest film photos, messy emo hair, included — and Pop's got even more photos to ogle! You're welcome.
Little Ashes: A Tale of Three (Famous) Friends After I got over the fact that he-of-the-sparkling-vampire-fame would next hit the big screen as Salvador Dalí, I started to warm to the actual premise of Little Ashes. The year is 1922 and Salvador Dalí (Robert Pattinson) arrives in Madrid at the prestigious Residencia de Estudiantes, where he meets other young minds bursting with potential.
After I got over the fact that he-of-the-sparkling-vampire-fame would next hit the big screen as Salvador Dalí, I started to warm to the actual premise of Little Ashes. The story of how a young Dalí befriended two other seminal 20th-century Spanish artists is actually very intriguing.
Three brilliant minds coming together to push their ideas about art and politics beyond conventional boundaries in the midst of an increasingly conservative (and fascist) society is potent stuff. I'm not surprised someone wanted to make a movie based on it. Unfortunately, Little Ashes manages to suck (no Twilight-pun intended) all the fiery passion right out of this slice of history. Save for some stunning shots of Spain's countryside and coast, the film is mostly a melodramatic slog through the past. To see what I mean, read more
The tag line for Little Ashes declares that this is a story that has gone untold — until now. The film follows three of Spain's great creative minds in the tumultuous setting of 1920s Madrid. Robert Pattinson plays Salvador Dali, Javier Beltran is Federico García Lorca, and Matthew McNulty takes the role of Luis Buñuel in this tale of art, lust and history. From the trailer it appears that there's an emphasis on the lust part, not so much on the actual art or history parts. Visually the film looks pretty cool, though, and it's an interesting topic for sure. To watch the trailer and let me know what you think, read more
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