THE ROVER Giveaway! Win A Poster Signed By Pattinson, Pearce And Michod!

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
David Michod's post-apocalyptic follow to Animal Kingdom, The Rover, is in theaters now and Twitch is very happy to have a signed poster for the film to give away to one lucky reader. Michod and his two leading men - Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson - have all signed this thing and all you need to do to have a chance to win is write me here and name the film in which Pearce starred as a drag queen. Please include your mailing address. Winner will be drawn at random.

THE ROVER, David Michôd's highly anticipated follow-up to ANIMAL KINGDOM, is set in a world 10 years following the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him. Michod also wrote the film based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton.
Check out an featurette from the film below, and good luck!

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  • Yusuf Nasrullah

    There's something about Pattinson. Loved him in Little Ashes. Pity his career got highlighted by Twilight!

  • ToryK

    I HAVE to have this. The only other movie I've liked more this year was the Raid sequel. Fantastic movie, from top to bottom and I haven't stopped thinking about it since I left the theater.

  • Kurt

    I didn't have any great shakes in terms of investment in the movie, the finale seems more like a goofy-gag than a catharsis. But I did love the realistic world the film was set in, and the cinematography and camerawork here is ASTOUNDING. So I liked it at the craft level, even if the narrative and emotional components are pretty weak.

  • ToryK

    I found it emotionally rewarding, actually. The layers get peeled back slowly as we get to know the two leads and I found myself caring more and more about how things would end. I've never seen Pattinson in anything and I don't plan on ever watching a Twilight film, but I tried not to hold that series against him and it worked in my favor. I love Pearce, always do, but Pattinson surprised the hell out of me in what could have been a silly performance in the wrong hands.

    At a craft level, nothing to add there. "Astounding" was the right word, I think. Sweet Jeebus.

    I was right at home with the ending. Cathartic, in a way, I thought. But I'll agree that it was kinda "goofy-gag-y". That's Blue Tongue, though. I love their endings. I'm used to it and I was pleasantly surprised to see the tradition carried on.

    Oh, and "Pretty Girl Rock". That's all I'm gonna say. Loved it.

  • Kurt

    If you liked Pattinson here (as did I), you should check out David Cronenberg's COSMOPOLIS.

    Also, as confirmation of Peace's range, watch a Triple bill of THE ROVER, LOCKOUT, and L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (or for that matter, RAVENOUS). Agreed, the man is always fascinating, if nothing else than for the movies he chooses to be a part of...

  • ToryK

    Oh, you're preaching to the choir, man. L.A. Confidential's L.A. Confidential. Lockout's fun because Pearce is having fun, and it's infectious. (Oh, and Joe Gilgun.) Ravenous is up there on my list of favorites. Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle butting heads in a horror-comedy about cannibalism and Wendigos...and a Damon Albarn score. Sold! The guy is brilliant (no pun intended, swear to God); he's a chameleon and part of the fascination, as you pointed out, comes from his choices, his refusal to stick to any one thing. Yeah, that range...knowing that Marion Snow and Eric were played by the same person puts a smile on my face. It's almost funny how good he is.

    Cosmopolis has been sitting in my Netflix queue for ages, and The Rover's pushed it to the forefront of my mind. That one's getting a look sooner rather than later.

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