Chris Lowell

Tribeca Film

It’s a known fact that one out of every three indie films is essentially a low budget riff on The Big Chill — a group of childhood friends reunite to memorialize the passing of someone or some place and end up ruminating on the passing of their shared youth as revelations and truths come to light. It’s an easy formula in addition to being easy on the budget, but the risk is that your film will get lost amid the crowd of similar ensemble pieces without ever finding its own voice. Daniel (Ryan Eggold, The Blacklist) recently lost his parents in a car accident, and after their lakeside cabin is foreclosed upon he plans one last blow-out for the friends who spent time with him there before splitting and going their separate ways. One by one they arrive for the weekend, each with their own memories and baggage. Tom (Beck Bennett, Saturday Night Live) is a crass slacker recently fired by his own father, James (Brett Dalton, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is a self-centered reality TV star, Abby (Erin Darke) and Martin (Will Brill) are married but suffering from initially unspoken marital troubles and Charley (Jessy Hodges) is the wild girl eternally in need of nighttime company. And then there’s Olivia (Britt Lower), Daniel’s old flame and the one he hopes can lift his hopes and spirits in these dark times. Of course, that was before she arrives with a plus one in the form of a fiance named Henry (Reid Scott, Veep). Beside Still Waters throws these seven […]

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Veronica Mars

It’s been ten years since Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) was the pluckiest crime-solver in Neptune, but that doesn’t mean that the former teen detective can resist the allure of one more major case – especially when it involves her ex-love Logan Echolls. A new featurette goes behind the scenes of Rob Thomas‘ infamously Kickstarted film, giving us the scoop on the important aspects of Veronica Mars, like who she should ultimately end up with: Logan (Jason Dohring) or Piz (Chris Lowell)? You would think that ten years later this debate would finally be over, especially when Veronica is shacked up with Piz in New York City, but things get weird when you visit your hometown. Also, there’s the little detail that Logan is accused of murder, Veronica’s reason for getting back into the detective biz in the first place. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was framed, but maybe all of these very enthusiastic actors should step off the “I heart Logan + Veronica” bandwagon for just a bit while she gathers evidence. Check out the Veronica Mars: Love Triangle Featurette here:

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