Okay, that news title was lame. And I must confess, I spent a minute too long thinking of it. But hell, with a title like Choke, it simple screams for witty puns.
Over the past few days, reviews of Choke from Sundance have continued to pour in. Here are some more for you all. Notice that, there hasn't really been one critic yet who has overall disliked the film. It's been mainly positive, with people loving it, liking it, or simply being entertained by it, albeit, pointing out some minor flaws.
With Choke being nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, things are really heating up with for director Clark Gregg.
Check out Clarg Gregg's interview with SlashFilm!
In what they're already calling the best sale of the festival, Fox Searchlight as of 5am this morning, has bought Clark Gregg's adaptation of Choke for a reported $5 million! The film had its world premiere last night at the Racquet Club Theatre, and Chuck Palahniuk was in attendance as the film got a roaring applause.
Here's a quote from Alex Billington, a critic at one of my favorite movie sites, FirstShowing.net:
I caught the world premiere of Choke last night and certainly will confirm that it is one hell of a great film. It's no Fight Club, but it is a Chuck Palahniuk movie in its own right delivering a solid story with great comedy and a perfect performance by Sam Rockwell. It's not my own favorite movie of the fest, but I couldn't be happier seeing this get picked up by the best indie distributor out there. Fox Searchlight has put out some of the biggest indie hits - Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno - and now it's time for Choke!
Check out an interview with Choke director Clark Greg. This is part of The Sundance Channel's 'Meet The Filmmakers' series.
I've been wanting to post these for the past few days, but with the site slowness, I held off. But they're so damn good, I couldn't resist anymore. Click the below image to see more stills from Choke.
I'll say no more. The pictures spead for themselves. See them all here.
Information about the official soundtrack for Choke is up at The Playlist blog. Here are just some of the bands featured: Radiohead, The Fiery Furnaces, Rogue Wave, Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah!
This news makes me happy. I love almost every band on this soundtrack. Clarg Gregg seems to know exactly what he's doing with this adaptation.
Props to redandjohnny for linking this news story our way.