Thursday, June 29, 2006

"Donnie Darko" Followup Bought By Sony

"Southland Tales," the sci-fi gumbo cooked up by Richard Kelly as the followup to his marvelous "Donnie Darko," was a major flop at the Cannes Film Festival. So what? At least he tried to do something bold and different...even if I didn't think it worked on any level for even a moment. I'm still looking forward to his next movie. Kelly is reediting it and now made a deal with Sony. But how bad was the movie tarred at Cannes? Sony felt obliged to make clear that its release "would be theatrical" -- in other words, they knew people were wondering if it would go straight to DVD.

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