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7 items from 2011


Suburban Desire under the Elms: The Family Tree

29 August 2011 9:39 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

The week before Hurricane Irene struck, I viewed a film that certainly could have benefitted from some of that storm's gusts.

The American indie The Family Tree does, truthfully, blow about quite a bit thanks to its choice cast (e.g. Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis, Selma Blair, Keith Carradine, Jane Seymour), but its overabundance of inane plot lines configured by screenwriter Mark Lisson and its unfocused direction by Vivi Friedman couldn't get a kite knee-level.

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- Brandon Judell

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[Review] The Family Tree

28 August 2011 1:42 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s times like this that make one rue the day American Beauty made it big. While it introduced millions to the beautiful style of Sam Mendes and cemented both Kevin Spacey and Chris Cooper as two of the more talented thespians around town (not to mention reviving Annette Bening’s career), it also opened the door for more than a decade’s worth of satirical suburban dark comedy-retreads, The Family Tree not discounted.

And though it starts dark (and funny) enough – with a mysterious tree-top peeping tom slipping from his perch and accidentally hanging himself by binocular strap – Vivi Friedman‘s film never finds a balance between comedy and drama, populating the plot with far too many characters and far too little depth.

The film stars Dermot Mulroney, Hope Davis, Brittany Robertson and Max Thieriot as the Burnett family, a sad-sack group of people whose lives are made better when Bunnie, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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The Family Tree movie clip and images

16 June 2011 3:52 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out a movie clip and images from The Family Tree, starring Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot and Britt Robertson. Also in the cast are Chi McBride, Keith Carradine, Madeline Zima, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, Christina Hendricks, Gabrielle Anwar, Evan Handler, and Jane Seymour. The film directed by Vivi Friedman from the script by Mark Lisson, opens August 26, 2011 via Entertainment One. Life in suburban Serenity, Ohio is never quite as serene as it appears. The dysfunctional Burnett family – Bunnie (Hope Davis), Jack (Dermot Mulroney) and their twin 17 year olds Eric (Max Thieriot) and Kelly (Britt Robertson) – seems like a lost cause. When a freak accident leaves Bunnie with a case of amnesia, the Burnetts get an unexpected second chance at happiness. Meanwhile »

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The Family Tree movie clip and images

16 June 2011 3:52 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out a movie clip and images from The Family Tree, starring Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot and Britt Robertson. Also in the cast are Chi McBride, Keith Carradine, Madeline Zima, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, Christina Hendricks, Gabrielle Anwar, Evan Handler, and Jane Seymour. The film directed by Vivi Friedman from the script by Mark Lisson, opens August 26, 2011 via Entertainment One. Life in suburban Serenity, Ohio is never quite as serene as it appears. The dysfunctional Burnett family – Bunnie (Hope Davis), Jack (Dermot Mulroney) and their twin 17 year olds Eric (Max Thieriot) and Kelly (Britt Robertson) – seems like a lost cause. When a freak accident leaves Bunnie with a case of amnesia, the Burnetts get an unexpected second chance at happiness. Meanwhile »

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The Family Tree movie clip and images

16 June 2011 3:52 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out a movie clip and images from The Family Tree, starring Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot and Britt Robertson. Also in the cast are Chi McBride, Keith Carradine, Madeline Zima, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss, Christina Hendricks, Gabrielle Anwar, Evan Handler, and Jane Seymour. The film directed by Vivi Friedman from the script by Mark Lisson, opens August 26, 2011 via Entertainment One. Life in suburban Serenity, Ohio is never quite as serene as it appears. The dysfunctional Burnett family – Bunnie (Hope Davis), Jack (Dermot Mulroney) and their twin 17 year olds Eric (Max Thieriot) and Kelly (Britt Robertson) – seems like a lost cause. When a freak accident leaves Bunnie with a case of amnesia, the Burnetts get an unexpected second chance at happiness. Meanwhile »

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Entertainment One Announces Acquisition and U.S. Theatrical Release Of The Family Tree On August 26

15 June 2011 10:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film starring Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Brittany Robertson and Chi McBride to open in New York City and Los Angeles on August 26th

New York . June 15, 2011 . Entertainment One has acquired North American rights to

The Family Tree, a hilarious, touching and offbeat comedy which explores the frailties and complexities of the contemporary American family, starring Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot, Brittany Robertson and Chi McBride.  The acquisition was negotiated by Sejin Park, VP of Worldwide Acquisitions for Entertainment One, and producers Allan Jones and J. Todd Harris.  Entertainment One will open the film August 26th with a platform theatrical release in New York City and Los Angeles prior to distribution on home video, VOD, digital and TV.

Entertainment One.s U.S. President Michael E. Rosenberg commented, .It is truly a pleasure to be releasing an independent feature like The Family Tree. With its smart script and incredible ensemble cast, »

- Michelle McCue

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Horror Channel Review: Return to Horror High

5 February 2011 12:07 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Return To Horror High

Stars: George Clooney, Maureen McCormick, Vince Edwards, Brendan Hughes, Scott Jacoby, Lori Lethin, Alex Rocco | Written by Bill Froehlich, Mark Lisson | Directed by Bill Froehlich

In 1982 Crippen High School was the scene of a series of brutal murders and yet the killer was never caught. Now a low budget film crew that includes an ill-fated leading man (Clooney), the pretentious director (Jacoby), a lecherous producer (Rocco) and numerous disposable cast and crew have all returned to Crippen High to film the story of the ‘82 murders. But when members of the production staff are stalked and slaughtered one by one it appears the killer has returned… Who will survive? And what will be left of their careers?

So, did anyone see the first film? Actually I’m joking, much like the movie itself. Yes, Return to Horror High is that strange beast – part traditional slasher movie, part comedy, »

- Phil

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