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From Director Matt Dunnerstick comes an award-winning tale of love, lowriders and the cloning of Christ, The Custom Mary available now on DVD, Digital Download and VOD from H770 Films. To start the weekend off right Wamg has decided to give away The Custom Mary to a few lucky readers on DVD. So, what are you waiting for? Enter the contest!
This different kind of L.A. story features newcomers Alicia Marie Sixtos (The Avengers, Quinceañera) as a benevolent young Mary navigating her way in a dream-like state through this modern age, and James Jolly (The Scenesters) as Joe, who reluctantly supports her on a tumultuous journey of piety and doubt.
This counter-culture romance seamlessly blends fantastical allegory and philosophical musings with the harsh reality of how many Americans live today. Featuring breath-taking cinematography and surreal characters, The Custom Mary is a must-have DVD for anyone who has ever wrestled with »
- Melissa Howland
We last saw Julia Stiles in David O. Russell's sleeper hit "Silver Linings Playbook," although most of us remember her from her teen movies days when she starred in "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Save the Last Dance." Her latest offering, the hilarious end-of-days black comedy "It's a Disaster," has moved her into the indie film realm and affords her one of her best parts yet. In the ensemble comedy, written and directed by Todd Berger ("The Scenesters"), Stiles stars as the lone single gal in her group of friends, who shows up for couples brunch with a new date (a hilarious David Cross). The gathering takes a turn for the absurd when the group learns that outside the world's been subject to a widespread attack. All signals point to the end of the world. Stiles sat down with Indiewire's Managing Editor, Nigel M. Smith, for an Apple »
- Cristina A. Gonzalez
This is an edited reprint of our interview from the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. "It's a Disaster" opens on in New York and La on April 12th. It's currently available on VOD.Julia Stiles has had a long and varied career since her breakout role opposite Heath Ledger in "10 Things I Hate About You," the '90s high school adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Since then she's been a Jason Bourne accomplice, danced with death on TV's "Dexter," delivered David Mamet dialogue on stage, and currently has a spate of new high profile film roles coming up. We caught up with the New Yorker on the phone on the eve of the world premiere of her latest flick, "It's a Disaster." "It's a Disaster" is the creative project of comedy troupe The Vacationeers (director Todd Berger and cast members/producers Kevin M. Brennan, Jeff Grace and Blaise Miller, »
- Katie Walsh
Like almost all films that depict the end of the world, It’s a Disaster opens on a mundane morning – though this one seems to be more painfully awkward than most.
A newly dating couple are at a brunch when a friend’s painful divorce is announced, only to become trapped there when a series of dirty bombs explodes across the city. And yet this is a comedy.
It’s a Disaster is written and directed by Todd Berger (The Scenesters) and stars David Cross (Arrested Development), Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook), and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty). Frequent Berger collaborators Blaise Miller, Jeff Grace, and Michael Brennan (all of The Scenesters) also make up the principal cast.
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- Kyle Hembree
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