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6 Feb, 2008 - 11:16am

Choke At SxSW Film Festival

The title says it all.  Choke will be playing this year's SxSW Film Festival at Austin, TX.

The festival plays March 7 - 15th.

Props to Kareem for sending this my way.

5 Feb, 2008 - 12:16pm

Time To Vote! - Super Tuesday Is Here

I've voted in the past three presidential elections, but never before on Super Tuesday.  All of that changed this year.  This is one of the most exciting and important elections in recent history.  And I'm not talking about the Republicans.  I'm talking about Obama vs. Hillary.  If you live in a...

1 Feb, 2008 - 7:31pm

Chuck Palahniuk's February Essay: Disconnected Dialogue Part 1

It's February 1st, and you know what that means!  A new essay from Chuck Palahniuk.  Chuck has comitted to 1 year of these, so expect 10 more yet for 2008.  Also remember that, for the first month they are posted, these essays are only available to Premium Members.  Basic Members can view...

31 Jan, 2008 - 3:31pm

Irvine Welsh Interview

Time to strap in and get ready for yet another installment in the evolution of The Cult.  Starting today with Irvine Welsh, you will be seeing a new interview on the site almost every month.  Shit, some months you'll see a new interview every week!  And they won't just be author...

27 Jan, 2008 - 1:50pm

Choke Gets A Theatrical Release Date!

This is why I say a big 'Thank God' that Fox Searchlight was the company that purchased Choke.  Because they've already slated it a release date.

Choke will hit theaters August 1st, 2008!

See it official over at Dark Horizons.

Props again to Caleb Peyman.

27 Jan, 2008 - 1:44pm

Sundance - Choke Wins Award

From the Sundance Film Festival's official site:

A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, Work by an Ensemble Cast was presented to the cast of CHOKE. An adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, CHOKE is the sardonic story about mother and son relationship, fear of aging, sexual...

27 Jan, 2008 - 1:40pm

Sundance - Interview With Chuck Palahniuk

Peter Sciretta over at SlashFilm has conducted a great interview Chuck Palahniuk.  This is the first interview with Chuck we've seen come out of Sundance this year.  Hopefully it won't be the last.

Peter gets down to business with Chuck and delves into the...

24 Jan, 2008 - 1:45pm

Sundance - Choke Cast & Crew Photos

Here are some better quality pics of the cast and crew of Choke at Sundance.

Check out the pictures at Cinema Blend!

24 Jan, 2008 - 1:37pm

Try Not To Choke On All The Reviews

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...

24 Jan, 2008 - 1:20pm

Slashfilm Interview With Choke Director Clark Gregg

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!

22 Jan, 2008 - 2:25pm

Fox Searchlight Buys Choke For $5 Million!

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...

22 Jan, 2008 - 2:00am

Sundance - Choke Reviews Start Pouring In

Here is our second review out of Sundance for Choke.  I'll post more of these in this News article as they come.  

This comes from my man Andrew Greenblatt, who sent us those Blackberry pictures earlier tonight. Here's another, clearer picture from him, along with his...

21 Jan, 2008 - 2:18pm

Choke Premieres Tonight At Sundance!

Tonight's the night, folks.  It's been eight years since Fight Club graced our screens and started a cult following that had a big influence on the history of this website.  And now, tonight, in Park City, Utah, Clark Greg's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's fourth novel...

17 Jan, 2008 - 1:50pm

Video Interview With Choke Director Clark Gregg

Check out an interview with Choke director Clark Greg. This is part of The Sundance Channel's 'Meet The Filmmakers' series.

13 Jan, 2008 - 3:24am

A Slew Of New Stills From Choke

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. ...

13 Jan, 2008 - 12:30am

Who's On The Choke Soundtrack

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.  ...

7 Jan, 2008 - 4:17pm

The Cult 2008 Launches!

ATTENTION:  The site speed is back.  In full effect.  And it may even be getting faster yet.  Also, you can now post new threads again.  Sorry about that. 

The day is finally here.  The Cult 2008 comes alive!  It started as a discussion between Kirk and I last Spring about...

9 Dec, 2007 - 1:28am

News From Chuck About Choke at Sundance & Survivor Movie

Test2. I've been trading emails back and forth with Chuck this week about various things. First he shot me an update on "Choke" and its status at The Sundance Film Festival this year:Hello Dennis -- Turns out that "Choke" will get five showings at Sundance. The 21th through the 25th in...

7 Dec, 2007 - 2:13pm

Chuck Palahniuk Teaching At The 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop

Attention Writers: Chuck Palahniuk will be teaching the final week at the 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop. Here is some information about the workshop from their official site:

Clarion West is an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional... more
5 Dec, 2007 - 2:13pm

Francis Lawrence Back On Board Survivor Movie?

I really fought posting about this. You see, in my many years running this site, I've seen this sort of thing happen over and over again. A director (Francis Lawrence) has a new movie coming out (I Am Legend), and so the press machine kicks in. During that...