MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (2011)

Release Date: October 21st platform release

Synopsis:

     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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRIVE (2011)

Release Date: September 16th

Synopsis:

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

Studio: FilmDistrict

Genre: Thriller/Drama

WEEKEND (2011)

Release Date: September 23rd in New York; national rollout to follow

Synopsis:

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

Genre: Drama

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3DS price drop

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,

NES

Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
The Legend of Zelda

GBA

Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Metroid Fusion
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.