After opening to a (golden) shower of boos at its Cannes premiere this past May — something that certainly didn’t help its distribution chances — financiers Millennium Entertainment have decided that it will self-release Lee Daniels‘ The Paperboy on October 5th. The Paperboy was adapted from a Peter Dexter novel and has an all-star cast, which includes Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman.
The director’s follow-up to 2009′s Precious met a far more harsh response than even his contentious Best Picture nominee. The darkly comic thriller, set in Florida in the ’60s, was praised by some for genre-bending, but mostly panned for lack of payoff, dearth of tonal control, and simply poor filmmaking. Either way, it was one of the most talked about films at the Festival, and it will definitely be discussed even more when it’s released stateside.
Will you check out The Paperboy when it comes to the United States?
After all the talk from last year’s TIFF centered around the eventually Oscar-winning Best Picture 12 Years a Slave, you can’t blame yourself if you forgot Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley brought another film he both wrote and directed. Jimi: All Is By My Side flew under the radar and was mired by a media blitz […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Often hitting the expected notes, coming home movies have become very familiar by this point. Writer-director Claudia Myers‘ Fort Bliss, however, stands apart in a few ways. Following a mother, played by Michelle Monaghan, the story tells of her return home as she has trouble picking up where she left off with her child. It’s the kind of […]
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