In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession. “The Armstrong Lie” picks up in 2013 and presents an insider’s view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says, “I didn't live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”
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||November 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics|
||November 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Portugal)
March 6th, 2014 (Wide) (Poland)
||February 11th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
||R for language.|
(Rating bulletin 2292, 10/2/2013)
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||Miscellaneous Sports, Miscellaneous Racing, Comeback, Cancer, Cheating, Cycling|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
||Sony Pictures Classics, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Jigsaw Productions, Matt Tolmach Productions|
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February 11th, 2014
It's a strange week on the home market. If you look at the top ten selling new releases on Amazon.com, there are a couple of first run releases, a catalog title, TV on DVD release, and some limited releases. That's basically every category there is. The biggest release is Ender's Game, a film that failed to find an audience in theaters. It barely earned overall positive reviews and it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. Some of the other best-selling releases are contenders, like The Jungle Book: Blu-ray Diamond Edition or Sherlock: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray. There are also a few of the smaller releases that were in consideration, including Doctor Who: Story 33: The Moonbase and G.B.F. on DVD. But in the end, I went with Wadjda on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. One last note, Dry Spell is coming out on Video on Demand. It's a good chance to support ultra-low-budget filmmaking and the reviews I've read have been positive.
November 12th, 2013
The Book Thief was a surprise top spot with an average of $26,251 in four theaters. It was seen by some as a possible Awards Season contender, but its reviews suggest otherwise. Thor: The Dark World was first on the overall box office and second on the per theater chart with $22,322. Dallas Buyers Club fell from first to third on the per theater chart, but with a still strong average of $18,249 in 35 theaters.
November 8th, 2013
There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including several that have earned more pre-release buzz that most limited releases earn. However, many of these films' reviews are good, but not great. The Book Thief is one such film, but it could still find an audience in limited release, although its plans to expand wide are very unlikely to happen. How I Live Now and Great Expectations are in similar positions.
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