May 2007

Waitress Interview

by Alan Rapp on May 29, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Sometimes the little guy does okay.  Even with PotC: At World’s End dominating the box office Memorial Day weekend the little film that could, Waitress (read the review), managed to break into the top five by pulling in more than $6,000 a screen!  In honor of its achievement here’s a short video interview with the film’s star Keri Russell and the late director Adrienne Shelly.

Waitress
4 Stars

This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

From writer/director Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin) comes a tale about a successful woman (Katherine Heigl) and a loveable loser (Seth Rogen) who have a one-night stand and then try to make a relationship work when she turns up pregnant.  Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jay Baruchel, Alan Tudyk, and Harold Ramis also star.  If you prefer, here’s a HD trailer.  We’ve seen it, and we’ll have the review when the film opens in theaters everywhere on Friday.

Knocked Up
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This Week in Independent Film

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Based on the true story, a young girl named Gracie (Carly Schroeder) takes her brother’s place on the soccer team after his unexpected death, to the displeasure of the other players and her own family.  Elizbeth Shue and Andrew Shue co-star and also produce the film.  Check out the official site for the film and the MySpace page.  The film opens in wide release on Friday and we’ll have the review!

Gracie
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This Week in Documentary Film

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Often love is much stranger than what’s portrayed on screen.  Examine one of the most bizarre love stories ever that involves adultery, violence, jail time, acid, and, somehow, a long lasting marriage.  The shenanigans of craziness of one couple, Burt and Lind Pugach, are the focus of this new documentary that opens exclusively in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.

Crazy Love
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This Week in Foreign Film

by Alan Rapp on May 28, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

The second part of the Russian trilogy about a centuries-old battle between the forces of Light and Dark centers around Anton (Konstantin Khabensky) who comes into possession of an artifact that can remake the world.  Here’s a HD trailer if you prefer, and you can also check out the official site.  The film hits New York and Los Angeles exclusively on Friday.

Day Watch (Dnevnoy dozor)
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