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Palahniuk’s Film Choke Finally Set to Release in August

Choke crew celebrates at SundanceBoth film and book nerds alike have been watching cult author ‘s every move since Fight Club was released in theaters. While all of his novels are fully capable of becoming both marketable and move theater-friendly, his fourth novel, , has finally seen the light of day past the production floor. With Fox Searchlight having bought the film for $5 million and it winning a Best Ensemble Cast jury award at Sundance, the Choke crew and Palahniuk fans everywhere cannot be more ecstatic about the film’s release date of August 1, 2008.

Although the film is Clark Gregg’s directorial debut, he has certainly been no stranger to the industry nor the project, having gone through numerous obstacles to get his adaptation onto the big screen. His script is so good that even Palahniuk himself has done nothing but award it praise. With Palahniuk’s seal of approval and a lead cast including , Anjelica Huston, and Kelly Macdonald, nothing can go wrong, right?

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In Theaters This Weekend (12/7)

The Golden Compass

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • The Golden Compass (PG-13):  starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue (directed by Chris Weitz)
  • Atonement* (R):  starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saorise Ronan (directed by Joe Wright)
  • Billy the Kid* (NR):  (directed by Jennifer Venditti)
  • Dirty Laundry* (PG-13):  starring Loretta Devine, Rockmond Dunbar, Jenifer Lewis (directed by Maurice Jamal)
  • Grace is Gone* (PG-13):  starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Zach Grey (directed by James C. Strouse)

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Will Owen Wilson’s Troubles Make ‘Darjeeling’ Hard To Watch?

Darjeeling Limited

While at the theaters this weekend, I caught my first glimpse of The Darjeeling Limited trailer. The movie from Wes Anderson (the Royal Tenenbaums) centers around three brothers who try and bond during a train trip through India.

I’m not one who would typically turn away from a movie based on events in the news—I still watched Apocalypto despite Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic remarks—but I must admit I squirmed a bit watching Darjeeling.  This was the film Owen Wilson was scheduled to promote around the time of his suicide attempt.

Again, I realize Owen’s personal issues should not affect my opinion of what could otherwise be a good movie.  But how could I not be distracted if I tried to sit through this film?  I’d have to stare at a character whose face is bandaged up! (Yes, I realize that’s not the part of his body I should be concerned with).  But in just that short segment, I found myself feeling very uncomfortable and sad every time he came on screen.  I felt like a voyeur studying the moments before he hit bottom.

I’m not saying I won’t watch Darjeeling—I’m just admitting that Wilson’s troubles could color my decision.  Tell me—am I being ridiculous?  Should I be making an extra effort to watch this film as a show of support?  Or am I not alone in feeling this way?

The movie, also starring Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody, opens in limited release on September 29.


Owen Wilson Drops Out of Tropic Thunder

Owen Wilson  Funnyman , who’s been getting some not-so-hysterical headlines, has dropped out of the comedy Tropic Thunder. The DreamWorks picture is already six weeks into production in Hawaii, and will no longer include Wilson among the cast. This stems from the Sunday phone call, where Wilson was rushed to hospital after an apparent suicide attempt. Wilson’s next flick, The Darjeeling Limited, features Wilson as a distraught man who might have attempted suicide. Fox Searchlight has announced the film will go forward as planned, opening September 29.  Wilson has also recently wrapped production on another film, which will debut next spring.

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FilmCrunch 057: Confetti DVD Review

Neil Estep reviews the DVD release of Confetti in this FilmCrunch DVD review:

Three couples fight it out to win Confetti Magazine’‘s competition for the ‘‘Most Original Wedding of the Year’‘. At stake is a £500,000 dream house, a cover shoot with Confetti and, of course, the most special day of their lives.We follow couples Matt and Samantha, Josef and Isabelle and Michael and Joanna, from the excitement of being chosen as finalists through the eventful weeks of preparation to the Grand Final.


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