Based on the acclaimed New Yorker short story by T.C. Boyle, THE LIE is a candid, yet charming look at how a seemingly harmless and momentary lapse of judgment can lead to life-altering calamity. Lonnie (HUMPDAY’S Joshua Leonard) and Clover (TEETH’S Jess Weixler) were once young idealists — destined to change the world, until an unanticipated pregnancy derailed their plans. Instead of making their mark, the pair finds themselves trapped in a bourgeois nightmare, hosting BBQ’s and arguing about organic diapers. Clover is in her final year of law school, while Lonnie, stuck in a nine-to-five routine, remains in a daze about the artistic lifestyle they were forced to abandon.
Deciding he needs some time away from his soul-sucking job to renew his stalled aspirations, Lonnie calls in sick and creates a shocking lie to justify his absence. Swept away in a series of misadventures beyond his control, he attempts to close the Pandora’s box, but finds that it is too late. As Lonnie’s crudely constructed lie begins to unravel, THE LIE takes us on a journey of self-discovery as it astutely examines what it means to be an adult, and the steps we all take to get there…eventually.
Written by: Joshua Leonard
Directed by: Joshua Leonard
Produced by: Mary Pat Bentel
Starring: Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler, Mark Webber, Violet Long
Distributor: Screen Media
THE LIE is Joshua Leonard’s feature directorial debut
Storytelling in all its forms is skewered in THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM. In this divinely bizarre and funny tale, wild characters infuse stories within stories until the lines between the Bible,Mark Twain, and campfire tales are hilariously blurred. Father Billy (Steve Little), an eccentric young priest, is forced to take asabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high-school idol Robbie (Robert Longstreet), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy’s days as the keyboardist in a Christian band and Robbie’s as a guitarist for a metal band. When night approaches, they realize they have lost their way–and that’s when things get weird.
Written by : Todd Rohal
Directed by: Todd Rohal
Starring: Steve Little & Robert Longstreet
Produced by: Megan Griffiths, Lacey Leavitt, Jody Hill, Todd Rohal, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and Matt Reilly
Distributor: IFC Midnight
THE CATECHSIM CATACLYSM premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was also shown at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.
IFC Midnight will release THE CATECHSIM CATACLYSM theatrically in New York, Los Angeles and across the country in October 2011
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE is a powerful psychological thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a young woman rapidly unraveling amidst her attempt to reclaim a normal life after fleeing from a cult and its charismatic leader (John Hawkes). Seeking help from her estranged older sister Lucy (Sarah Paulson) and brother-in-law (Hugh Dancy), Martha is unable and unwilling to reveal the truth about her disappearance. When her memories trigger a chilling paranoia that her former cult could still be pursuing her, the line between Martha’s reality and delusion begins to blur.
Written By: Sean Durkin
Directed By: Sean Durkin
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy and Brady Corbet
Producers: Antonio Campos & Josh Mond
Studio: Fox Searchlight
Genre: Dramatic Thriller
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE premiered to critical acclaim at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The festival awarded Sean Durkin the “Best Director” prize in the narrative competition section.
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).
After a heist intended to pay off Standard’s protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.
Produced By: Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Michel Litvak, Adam Siegel and John Palermo
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn
Written By: Hossein Amini
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, with Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks
Release Date: September 23rd in New York; national rollout to follow
Weekend follows Russell (newcomer Tom Cullen, Best Actor winner at Nashville), who, after randomly picking up artist Glen (Chris New) at a nightclub on a Friday night, unexpectedly spends most of the next 48 hours with him in bedrooms and bars, telling stories and having sex, while developing a connection that will resonate throughout their lives. This affecting and naturalistic romance is beautifully realized, earning comparisons to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise in its exploration of how two people can come together only briefly, yet impact each other in a profound way.
Written and Directed By: Andrew Haigh
Produced By: Tristan Goligher and Claire Mundell
Starring: Tom Cullen & Chris New
Studio: Sundance Selects
One of the most significant discoveries of this year’s film festival circuit-WEEKEND is a delicate, revelatory drama that won the SXSW Emerging Visions Audience Award and Nashville Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.
169.99. That is all that separates you from a brand new 3DS starting on August 12th.
Sounds too good to be true? Here is the official word.
“For anyone who was on the fence about buying a Nintendo 3DS, this is a huge motivation to buy now,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “We are giving shoppers every incentive to pick up a Nintendo 3DS, from an amazing new price to a rapid-fire succession of great games.”
“What if I already bought one for $250?” Good question.
Nintendo is giving you 20 free games. Early adopters will get 10 NES games and 10 GBA games. All you have to do is log in to the eShop before the price drop date to register.
The titles announced so far,
Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
The Legend of Zelda
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
The rest of the titles will be announced shortly. Also, the GBA titles will never be available for purchase in the eShop.They are entirely exclusive to members of the early adopter Ambassador program.
On the eve of their anticipated panel, castmembers John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins and Bill Pullman along with writer Jane Espenson shocked Comic-Con goers with a surprise visit to an advanced screening of episode 103 of STARZ’ “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” on Thursday, July 21st at 9:30pm PT at San Diego Comic-Con. Below please find a photo of the surprise appearance along with additional information about STARZ’ San Diego Comic-Con panels, including the “Torchwood: Miracle Day” panel on Friday, July 22nd at 10am PT in Ballroom 20.
Cast of Highly Anticipated Series, ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day,’ Including Stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, and Writer Jane Espenson To Appear on Panel at 10am PT/Room 20; Special Advanced Screening of Episode 103 of Series on Thursday, July 21st at 9:30pm PT in Room 6DE
Liam McIntyre, Star of ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ To Be Introduced to Fans at 5:45pm PT/Room 6BCF Along with Fellow Leads Dustin Clare, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Katrina Law and EP Steven S. DeKnight
The game that made console FPS games relevant is back and looks better than ever! The first official look at the HD re-imaging is pretty impressive. Online multiplayer and 60fps is enough to bring me back in.