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Nights in Rodanthe

Director: George C. Wolfe
Cast: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Viola Davis, Jame Franco, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni

(Warner Brothers; US theatrical: 26 Sep 2008 (General release); UK theatrical: 10 Oct 2008 (General release); 2008)

Review [26.Sep.2008]
26 September The Main Speaker



Nights in Rodanthe


Ever since they co-starred in 2002’s Unfaithful, Hollywood has been looking for a way to bring Richard Gere and Diane Lane back together. This translation of Nicholas Sparks’ 2002 bestseller, which follows adaptations of The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, and A Walk to Remember to the big screen, suggests that they might have found the proper reunion vehicle. While director George C. Wolfe has extensive TV and theatrical credits, his cinema experience is far more limited. This could be the filmmaker’s commercial coming out. It could also be the end of any future Gere/Lane combo talk.





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Choke

Director: Clark Gregg
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Brad William Henke, Jonah Bobo

(Fox Searchlight; US theatrical: 26 Sep 2008 (Limited release); UK theatrical: 21 Nov 2008 (General release); 2008)

Review [23.Mar.2009]
Review [26.Sep.2008]
26 September The Surrounding Din



Choke


It may not be Fight Club (and frankly, what can be), but Chuck Palahniuk’s novel about a sex addicted swindler who uses the title malady to pry money out of unfortunate restaurant marks could be this year’s underground smash. A resounding success at Sundance, where the Hollywood Reporter declared it “an extreme post-modern fairytale”, this has cult favorite stamped all over it. Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston give knockout performances, and the entire tone is part social commentary, part twisted fantastical farce. Sounds like the perfect combination for a cynical, Generation Hex audience.





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The Lucky Ones

Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña

(Lionsgate; US theatrical: 26 Sep 2008; 2008)

Review [28.Sep.2008]
26 September The Surrounding Din



The Lucky Ones


Last fall, it seemed like every other movie dealt with the growing influence of the Iraq War. Sadly, many of those efforts made the soldiers the subject of villainy and unsympathetic stratagems. Now on the heals of this past spring’s Stop-Loss comes this wounded warrior saga, the story of three returning vets discovering that life doesn’t stop because they served their country. They end up on a road trip to rediscover themselves.



Since deciding to employ his underdeveloped muse muscles over five years ago, Bill has been a significant staff member and writer for three of the Web's most influential websites: DVD Talk, DVD Verdict and, of course, PopMatters. He also has expanded his own web presence with Bill Gibron.com a place where he further explores creative options. It is here where you can learn of his love of Swindon's own XTC, skim a few chapters of his terrifying tome in the making, The Big Book of Evil, and hear samples from the cassette albums he created in his college music studio, The Scream Room.


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