The Wackness

Josh Peck, Not Naked. Also Sans Nike Swoosh.

The star of The Wackness revisits the film on DVD, discusess his possible Nike endorsements, and requests a free Playstation.

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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Another busy week of Blu-ray releases, everything from fan favorites to more padding for your Blu-ray collection, should you choose to go that route…

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As is customary this time of year, it is my duty (and honor) to present you my list of the Ten Best Films of 2008. And in the past year we’ve seen an interesting range of films, have we not?

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The Wackness The Book

Much to the despair of our own Kevin Carr, the indie comedy The Wackness continues to exist. As well, it continues to be, in my book, awesome.

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Kevin and Neil whip themselves up into a frenzy about how ridiculously awesome The Dark Knight is. Oh, and they do manage to mention Peter Dinklage as well this week.

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Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck in The Wackness

Perhaps we were wrong about Sony Pictures Classics back in January when we deep-fried them for their acquisition of the Sundance Audience Award winning film The Wackness. They seem to be doing just fine.

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The Wackness

To help get you in the mood to see The Wackness, our Sundance favorite that is currently spreading across the US, we have scored a few copies of the soundtrack to give away.

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The Wackness

We finally have the release schedule for one of our favorite indie flicks of the year, The Wackness. If you are sick of hearing us blabber on about it and just want to see it already, you may be in luck.

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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

Jonathan Levine will be delighting audiences with his second film The Wackness soon enough, but what ever happened to his first film, the one with hottie Amber Heard? Oh right… There it is.

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The Wackness

Oh the relief that it brings to finally see a well-cut, red band trailer for the upcoming release The Wackness.

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Luke Shapiro, the lead character, must have me in his 5 or something, because we are definitely homeboys. In fact, he sent me over this wicked dope video just this morning.

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The Wackness

I’ve got a feeling that you don’t know much about The Wackness. But I also have a feeling that if you did, you might just want to see it.

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The Wackness

Late yesterday afternoon our friends at Cinematical debuted the first official poster for one of my favorite films of 2008 thus far, The Wackness. Needless to say, I’m not sure if I like it.

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The 15 Must-See Movies of Summer 2008

Every year we go through it: What are your most anticipated movies of summer? Which movies will make the most money? What will be the biggest flop? I can’t even begin to think of the infinite variations that we’ve seen of the pre-Summer movie lists. So this year, we are going to do something a little different, but not too far off the beaten path. We’ve set out to give you a guidebook to Summer Movie Season 2008: The 15 Movies that you should not miss, no matter what.

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As you may already know, if you read my review, I absolutely fell in love with director Jonathan Levine’s mid-90s comedy The Wackness. Starting with this trailer, I hope to bring that love to all of you…

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Starlet Olivia Thirlby spills the beans on a ‘Wackness’ release date.

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Juries and Audiences recognize the best films shown in Park City, Utah this year.

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One of my personal favorites of the festival was also the hands down audience favorite as well.

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Allow me to preface this: I could not be happier to hear that director Jonathan Levine’s dark teen drug comedy The Wackness is about to be purchased by a studio for distribution. After waiting all week and talking to Levine on Thursday about the tedious waiting game, it was becoming very frustrating to see that this film had not been picked up by a visionary studio like Fox Searchlight or Focus Features — two companies that could very easily find a way to market this film and put people in the seats. With great marketing, this could just as well have ended up being this year’s Juno. So I am sad to hear from our friends at indieWIRE that Sony Pictures Classics is in the process of closing a deal for The Wackness. This is probably one of the worst things that could have happened for the film, especially considering the way SPC has handled their films over the last 12 months. Take this into consideration: Academy Award nominated animated film Persepolis has made a total of $913k since its release on December 21. So far, it has played on no more that 30 screens. We are not talking about a crappy animated hack-job either — the movie got nominated for a fucking Oscar. But wait, that’s not all. Sony Pictures Classics also buried the return of Francis Ford Coppola, Youth Without Youth. I know the film got critically panned, but you mean to tell me that you can’t make […]

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