Emelia Conan-Doyle is a cheeky force of nature and the 17 year old heir to the legacy of Arthur Conan Doyle. Harboring an ambition to follow in the literary footsteps of her grandfather, Emelia writes while working at a stuffy seaside hotel populated by another blocked novelist, Jonathan, his put-upon wife and their daughter Beth. Instigating a whirlwind of change, Emilia first befriends and emancipates the bookish daughter Beth, alarms her career-frustrated mother, before bewitching Jonathan himself.
||January 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films|
||April 24th, 2012 by Mpi Home Video|
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||Coming of Age, Relationships Gone Wrong, Orphan, Faulty Memory, Writing and Writers, Performing Arts, Mid-Life Crisis, First Love, Relationship Advice, Terminal Illness, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||CinemaNX, Isle of Man Film|
April 24th, 2012
It's slow week for new releases, a really slow week. According to Amazon.com, the best selling new release is Contraband. It was the biggest box office hit released in January, but it was still no more than a midlevel hit. The second best selling release of the week is The Innkeepers, which is a sign that it is a slow week. Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to seeing the movie, but it is a limited release that struggled to find an audience in theaters and it shouldn't be the high on the chart. The third best selling new release of the week is the latest Fullmetal Alchemist release, which is even more surprising, as Anime is still very much a niche market release. The fourth best selling release is Car 54 Where Are You?. Really? I'm surprised anyone remembers that TV show. Are there any releases that are worth picking up? Perhaps even contenders for pick of the week? Actually, The Innkeepers on Blu-ray is in the running, as is Pariah on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with Todd and The Book Of Pure Evil: Season 1, giving it the rarely awarded Puck of the Week.
January 13th, 2012
It's one of the worst times of the year to release a film on the art house circuit. Not only is it too late for Awards Season, but the competition is incredibly tight. So it should come as no surprise that most films coming out this week are underwhelming. In fact, of the films on this week's column, only one of them, Sing Your Song, is earning overall positive reviews. However, the biggest release of the week is We Need to Talk About Kevin, which we previously discussed when it had its Oscar Qualifying run.
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