I decided to try something different with the blog this week and do a wrap-up post for all the events that happened with Paramore, Rob and Kristen from November 26-December 2 (Sunday-Saturday). It's kind of like what some other fansites do, linking back to their own content, but I'm linking to content that I'm a fan of.
Here's the second installment of our my Weekly Update:
Paramore's album After Laughter was featured in Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2017.
They described the album lineup changes as something that "almost broke up Paramore, but Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and a returning Zac Farro came back stronger than ever to record their most pop-leaning album to date".
They loved the album because of its "catchy sing-along hooks and ’80s pop production combined for a bright, polished sound that barely conceals the heartbreak and pain in the lyrics underneath".
This good news helps shadow the disappointment of not having After Laughter nominated for any Grammys in the 2018 awards ceremony. The nominations were announced on November 28. While we were hopeful that we would get to see at least some nods up the band's belt, it was not successful this time.
I've previously said this on Twitter, but I thought it was a long shot for AFTER LAUGHTER, considering the heavy material, and the more laid-back promo they’re giving this album. If you remember back during the self-titled era, we got to see the band everywhere --- every TV performance, festival, concert, touring several times across the globe. Now we've only gotten three tours and one TV performance. We're lucky to still even have Paramore still rocking! I’m just glad that they now have won one Grammy up their belt. There will be plenty of times for them to get more.Paramore #GRAMMYs history:— Paramore-Music.com (@paramoremusicom) November 28, 2017
2008 Best New Artist Nominated
2010 Best Song Written for a Motion Picture Nominated for "Decode"
2011 Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated for "The Only Exception"
2015 Best Rock Song WON for "Ain't It Fun"
In more positive news, Paramore announced the official lineup for Parahoy! 3: Deep Search. Special guests include: Local Natives; Judah & the Lion; MeWithoutYou; Now,Now; HalfNoise; Mija; and comedians Jordan Rock and Ryan O'Flanagan.
Hopefully, we'll see "No Friend" from After Laughter live, considering Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou did spoken word on the album. And HalfNoise is a given, considering that's drummer Zac Farro's side project band.
Robert has still been a busy bee, promoting his latest film, Good Time, with the Safdie Brothers. First, he was nominated for the Best Male Lead category at the 2018 Spirit Awards! The Safdie Brothers have been nominated for Best Director, as well.
2018 #SpiritAwards nominees for BEST MALE LEAD:@RealChalamet, @CMBYNFilm@HarrisDickinson, @BeachRatsFilm— Film Independent (@filmindependent) November 21, 2017
James Franco, @DisasterArtist
Daniel Kaluuya, @GetOutMovie
Robert Pattinson, @GoodTimeMov
2018 #SpiritAwards nominees for BEST DIRECTOR:@LilFilm, @FloridaProject— Film Independent (@filmindependent) November 21, 2017
Jonas Carpignano, A CIAMBRA
Luca Gudagnino, @CMBYNFilm@JordanPeele, @GetOutMovie
Benny Safdie & @JOSH_BENNY, @GoodTimeMov
Chloé Zhao, THE RIDER
Robert also attended the 2017 Gotham Awards. He was nominated in the Best Actor category for Good Time, but he lost to James Franco for The Disaster Artist. Good news is that Rob actually met James on the red carpet!
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Rob's other film, Damsel, has been announced its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Also, we got to see a first look photo of him and co-star Mia Wasikowska.
In a break from tradition, Sundance director John Cooper and his team unveiled the entire features roster on Wednesday (November 29) encompassing US and World dramatic and documentaries, Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, NEXT, Spotlight and Kids. …
A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, Boyhood and Mudbound.
All selections are world premieres and US nationality unless stated otherwise. All synopses provided by the festival.
David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As Samuel, a drunkard named Parson Henry and a miniature horse called Butterscotch traverse the Wild West, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Robert Forster, Nathan Zellner, Joe Billingiere.
In other news, Rob confirmed his next film, Embrace of the Serpent with director Ciro Guerra.
I saw ‘Embrace the Serpent’ that last day it played at the Sunshine in New York and the matinee was packed. I just knew Ciro Guerra’s next film was going to be amazing. I’m going to do ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ with Mark Rylance,” he teased.
In his next film, Waiting for the Barbarians, Rob's character has been named Colonel Joll, according to IMDBPro. It’s under “projects in development and its status is still “optioned”.
In fun, less-professional but still a public appearance news, Rob attended the Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks basketball game at Madison Square Garden, with Good Time director Josh Safdie on November 29! He had his first experience on the Celebrity Row and made it to the Jumbotron. Pretty cool!
It’s a who’s who on @DouglasElliman Celebrity Row at tonight’s @nyknicks game at The Garden! #DECelebrityRow pic.twitter.com/vOcT21k022— MSG (@TheGarden) November 30, 2017
All good, we can die now. Plus the @nyknicks routed the Heat. Pat forever the rat. pic.twitter.com/QdfL43RD1W— SAFDIE (@JOSH_BENNY) November 30, 2017
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Speaking of Sundance, our Sundance Queen Kristen Stewart is going back in 2018 for her latest film, Lizzie, co-starring Chloe Sevigny! Also, check out the hypnotic, first look of Kristen and Chloe as the secret lovers part of the infamous double murder trial.
U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Lizzie (Director: Craig William Macneill, Screenwriter: Bryce Kass, Producers: Naomi Despres, Liz Destro)
— Based on the 1892 murder of Lizzie Borden‘s family in Fall River, MA, this tense psychological thriller lays bare the legend of Lizzie Borden to reveal the much more complex, poignant and truly terrifying woman within, as well as her intimate bond with the family‘s young Irish housemaid, Bridget Sullivan. Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Denis O’Hare.
This makes Lizzie the eighth Sundance premiere Kristen has been apart of since her debut, Speak in 2004. It's clear that she feels very much apart of this lovely, indie community.
Speak (2004)— fuck bullies (@queennn94) November 29, 2017
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
The Runaways (2010)
Welcome to the Riley's (2010)
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Come Swim (2017)
Kristen Stewart the Sundance Queen pic.twitter.com/hp14vlp2Sd
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