The Details

The Details

Marriage…infidelity…suburban dreams…extortion…and one some very ravenous raccoons. “The Details,” the new comedy written and directed by Jacob Estes, tackles all of these issues and more.

The Details

Jeff and Nealy Lang (Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks) are an environmentally-concious couple who seem to have it all. After 10 years of marriage they have a newly renovated home in the suburbs, a child, and a Prius. A successful obstetrician with his beautiful wife. Beneath the surface, though, their marriage is on the rocks and their struggling.

The Details

Against this backdrop, the Langs embark on a landscaping project. Jeff has decided that he wants his home to have a perfectly manicured backyard. What he gets, however, is a bunch of raccoons that repeatedly burrow under the sod to get to the tasty worms that lay beneath. In response, Jeff becomes obsessed with eradicating the raccoons – and his efforts initiate an incredible chain reaction of increasingly crazy plans. As Estes explains, “‘The Details’ is about how adults can act like children, or like silly little animals, driven by impulses that are, or can be, out of their control.”

The Details

“The Details” also stars Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Anna Friel, Laura Linney and Sam Trammell. The film is scheduled for a limited release on November 2, 2012 by RADiUS-TWC.

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Wuthering Heights

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Based on Emily Brontë classic novel of love and revenge, “Wuthering Heights” is a visually stunning film that explores love, loss and pain. As with Bronte’s novel, the film starts in the protagonists childhood years and spans well into their young adulthood. It tells the story of Heathcliff (portrayed by Solomon Glave as a youth and James Howson as an adult), an abandoned orphan who is taken in by a benevolent farmer, Mr. Earnshaw (Paul Hilton). Brought to the wild English moor estate known as Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff falls in love with Mr. Earnshaw’s teenage daughter, Cathy (Shannon Beer and Kaya Scodelario).

Wuthering Heights

The passionate relationship that develops between Heathcliff and Cathy inspires the envy and mistrust of Earnshaw’s son, Hindley (Lee Shaw). When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together.

Wuthering Heights

The film features beautiful cinematography that brings out the emotions that are at the heart of the story. Although earlier adaptations of the novel had used white actors to portray all of the main characters as Director Andrea Arnold made the somewhat controversial decision to assign the role of Heathcliff to actors who are black. This served to make the distinctions between Heathcliff and Cathy feel even stronger.

Wuthering Heights

 

“Wuthering Heights,” which was filmed based on a screenplay by Olivia Hetreed, is scheduled for a limited release on October 5, 2012 by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Saving Face

Saving Face, a 2011 Pakistani documentary, focuses on the horrific attacks on two women that resulted in acid attacks.  This year, the documentary won the Oscar for Best Short Documentary Film at the 84th Academy Awards.  This win represented a huge win not only for those involved in the feature, but for the entire country of Pakistan.

An acid attack can be defined as when an individual punishes  another by throwing acid on them, normally around their face, and/or possibly igniting it, leaving extreme aesthetic damage and physical and emotional wounds.  Dr. Mohammad Jawad, an English doctor, comes to Pakistan to help two young women down the road towards recuperation and justice.

Although over a 100 acid attack reports are documented each year in the country, there is likely to be many more as women are afraid to come forth.  This film was created in hopes to help the current victims heal and give inspiration to women who might be afraid to step out of the shadow of their abusive family members and seek help.

Directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Daniel Junge, Saving Face was cited as a more “positive” story than most, as the London-based doctor was able to successfully help the two women.  The Oscar was a first for the country and also celebrated with another winner in the region, A Separation (2011),an Iranian film, making Sunday night’s festivities a huge hit in the Middle East.

Rebecca Wang – Producer
Rebecca Wang Entertainment

Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace, a 1999 sci-fi action movie, will be rereleased to the general public, this time, in the wonderful dimensions of 3D.  In 1999, George Lucas came back to his culture-changing films but decided to do things differently; instead of leaving where he left off, at film number 3, he started a number one, the Phantom Menace.

Set in the Galactic Republic, a futuristic realm where creatures of all kinds’ co-habitat and democracy runs rampant, interplanetary tax disputes have caused massive political tensions between the two dominant planets of the region.  Queen Amidala, who was visiting the rival planet, now needs an escort to ensure her safety off the planet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) the novice Jedi knight learning the force under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), is sent to retrieve the public figure Queen Amidala along with Jinn.  Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a young slave, enters the Star Wars legacy as he shows signs of The Force, leading into the following series where his path takes a dark turn.

Directed by the famed Geroge Lucas, the rerelease of the film has already brought in an unprecedented $86 million dollars, putting the total gross of the film over $1billion dollars.  Following such iconic movies as Titanic (1999), rereleases of stellar movies of the past may soon be more common than you think, with new technology available to increase picture quality and add 3D components.   Reliving these classics definitely can’t be a bad thing, though.

 

Rebecca Wang – Producer
Rebecca Wang Entertainment