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May 24th
07:26 am
Paperboy photocall in Cannes  
















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Note: a post with screening feedback/reviews, the press conference video (if you don't want to wait, you can watch it at the festival site here in the meantime) and favorites will follow later. Just as a heads-up though, while some like the movie but the feedback is mostly quite negative.
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Martin FrickerMartin Fricker on May 24th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
So that makes "The Paperboy" his 4th artistic flop in a row?
I feel sorry for him. Its a shame he is wasting his talent and momentum on such terrible projects.

He really needs to change his gameplan and be a bit more ambitious.
Being half naked in every movie is not going to cut it in the long run.

Less David Hasselhoff, more Leonardo DiCaprio please!

kleth on May 24th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
"his 4th artistic flop in a row"

You'll have to define what you mean by "artistic" before we can understand your comment.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on May 24th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
The Paperboy was a pretty ambitious project if we're being honest here.
Nicole Millerkellycefron on May 24th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
I have no idea where people get the idea that all he does is take his clothes off in his films. Zac is honestly no more or no less shirtless in his films then any of actor (especially young ones). Leo, Brad, George, Ryan, etc have all had there share of shirtless (or nude) movie scenes. If a script calls for you to lose some clothes then that what you do as long as it makes sense. Christian Bell was completely naked for for the better half of American Psycho was got wonderful reviews and was taken very seriously. It's all about the context of the role and how it's shown, and Zac has never had a role where he's just shirtless for the hell of it, and I'm sure The Paperboy will show that. Also someone else pointed out that Precious started out with similar critical reaction, and turned into an major success critically and financially, so let's not called the Paperboy a flop on any level after first round reviews.

Edited at 2012-05-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
kleth on May 24th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
"Christian Bell was completely naked"

You must mean Christian Bale (a guy who appeared in quite a few dubious productions before American Psycho and, finally, an Academy Award).
Nicole Millerkellycefron on May 24th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oh wow and I call myself a Christian Bale fan LOL
zacefronfan26 on May 24th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
AGREED.
Beejeezbee on May 24th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
I must have missed the movie where David Hasselhoff was in competition in Cannes....

Not every movie works out but Paperboy was surely as ambitious as it gets. It had good and daring source material (and I stand to my earlier comment the April version of the script is good... that is before a lot of things got changed), a director freshly coming from an Oscar nomination, an excellent cast... it just didn't work out. And this time it surely wasn't Zac's fault or entirely foreseeable.
Shruticalcified on May 24th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
All true.
kleth on May 24th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Regarding "artistic flops", I can add a general comment here. Critics, and even the Zac Worshippers here, may consider particular movies to be flops, mistakes, underperformers, etc. But I suspect that Zac doesn't think exclusively in those terms (critical approval, box office success). Reading between the lines of his comments over the years, I think he is probably very satisfied with each of his choices. He wants to test himself as an actor in an incremental way, he wants to work with interesting directors who'll teach him something, and he relishes the risk of failure (he even once explained that he considered Hairspray a risky choice because it could have been a complete flop, and that really perked his interest). So don't assume that The Zefron cares about the public response to each of his movies in the same way that we do. Each of his movies has been a success in his terms.
Sapphirasapphia on May 25th, 2012 09:52 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you! )