Working steadily for the last decade or so, Jay and Mark Duplass have grown considerably since their mumblecore beginnings. With their last two efforts, Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home, featuring some of comedy’s biggest stars, their next film will go back to more of their even smaller roots. Shot awhile ago, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon features Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis, Jennifer Lafleur, Julie Vorus and Reid Williams and premiered earlier this year at the SXSW Film Festival. We liked the dramedy, which “contains small victories and strange rituals” and sees the brothers “grounding their humor in quirky obsession and touching realism.” We’ve got the first trailer today and one can see it below via Apple.
From Jay and Mark Duplass, the writer/directors of the Sundance hits “The Puffy Chair,” “Cyrus” and the upcoming “Jeff Who Lives at Home” comes “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon,” the story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion. When their fierce and disruptive competition is uncovered, the brothers must choose between their passion for beating the hell out of each other and the greater good of the family.
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon hits theaters on July 6th.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, TFS’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...]
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 [...]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
In theaters now, Ivan Reitman‘s new film, Draft Day, does quite a bit with a hard subject. Part of that is the writing, but a lot of the success on screen is due to the amassing of talent Reitman manages and the flash he implants into ordinary scenes. The life of a GM during a tumultuous and pressure-packed [...]