|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $203,554 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,066)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Hostess (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), Emily (The Puffy Chair), Gabriella Laforte (The Sea of Trees), Annie (The Freebie)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Freebie (Executive Producer), The Freebie (Director), The Freebie (Screenwriter)|
|Most productive collaborators: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon|
July 29th, 2013
It's a good thing I didn't get Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four on Blu-ray reviewed last week. I was tempted, because there were so few new releases worth considering for Pick of the Week; however, there are even fewer contenders for Pick of the Week this week. Both Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four and Redemption are worth picking up, but the former is better value and it is the Pick of the Week. The only other real contender is Cloudburst on DVD, which is the winner of this week's Puck of the Week, for best new Canadian release. Samurai Pizza Cats: The Complete Series is also worth picking up, but I would wait till the price drops.
May 17th, 2013
I mentioned last week that every summer there is usually one limited release that has break out success and expands, if not wide, at least wide enough to earn a real measure of mainstream success. This week, we have that first film that might reach that level of success. Frances Ha not only has the best reviews on this week's list, but it also has an impressive pedigree. There are also a couple foreign language films that might find an audience on the art house circuit, Augustine and Pieta, but their chances to expand significantly are much more limited.
|8/26/2016||The Sea of Trees||Gabriella Laforte||$20,444||$642,318||$662,762|
|3/16/2012||Jeff, Who Lives at Home||Hostess||$4,269,426||$438,701||$4,708,127|
|6/2/2006||The Puffy Chair||Emily||$194,523||$731||$195,254|