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'Sympathy For Delicious' Soundtrack With All New Music By The Besnard Lakes Gets Official Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2011 2:21 AM
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While Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" was kind of a disaster, he certainly didn't leave anything to chance. The film follows a wheelchair-confined DJ who discovers he has the power to heal, and it boasts a pretty solid cast including Ruffalo himself, Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich and Christopher Thornton (who also wrote the screenplay). But Ruffalo's eye for talent didn't end there.

Mark Ruffalo Talks The Music & Method Of Making 'Sympathy For Delicious'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 30, 2011 3:51 AM
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Reveals The Flaming Lips & At The Drive-In Inspired The Sound Of The Band In The FilmMark Ruffalo is the kind of unbeatable character actor that there are too few of in Hollywood these days, free of pretentions and able to totally immerse himself in any character he takes on. His choices on camera have been as varied as they have been excellent appearing in films like "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind," "Shutter Island," "You Can Count On Me" and of course, last year's acclaimed "The Kids Are All Right."

Mark Ruffalo Hoping To Take Lead In Producer Scott Rudin's Erotic Drama 'Red Light Winter'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2011 9:31 AM
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Says He Was Never Tipped For 'Cogan's Trade,' Reveals Brian Helgeland's 'Sidney Grimes' Fell Apart & Talks His Role As The Hulk In 'The Avengers'EXCLUSIVE: Actor Mark Ruffalo is a busy man and jack of all trades. While the Academy-Award nominee meant to retire from acting in hopes of starting a directorial career with his latest, the indie pic, "Sympathy For Delicious" starring Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis, (no really), his cooler head prevailed and thankfully for audiences, The Kids Are All Right," was an excellent experience that made him decide he couldn't leave his vocation.

In Theaters: 'Fast Five' Ready To Drive Over 'Prom' & 'Hoodwinked Too'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 29, 2011 5:04 AM
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In theaters this week: THE ROYAL WEDDING!! JK, we already watched that this morning. Who got up at 5 am for the most splendid celebration of the year?! EEE!! So exciting, but this is neither the time nor the place for wedding recap so let's move on to entertainment of the cinematic variety. As always, there's a range of selections at the theaters, but the pickins are rather slim this weekend. Aside from the muscles n' 'splosions fest "Fast Five," from the inexplicably tenacious "Fast and Furious" franchise, there's not much else big opening this weekend. Of course, there's an offering for the children in "Hoodwinked Too" in 3D, and something called "Prom" (this is the first I'm hearing of it), and some semi-interesting looking limited releases.

Review: 'Sympathy for Delicious' Is A Drab, Outdated Drama

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 28, 2011 7:52 AM
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The jittery, just-before-the-film-runs-out-of-the-camera opening title sequence of "Sympathy for Delicious," seems to intentionally (or maybe it's unintentionally) call back the music videos that defined the early '90s grunge rock scene. This makes sense, in a way, because so many of the characters in the film seem to have been drawn out of that particular flannel-shirted milieu. But that's not the thing that makes the sequence so irritating. There's something both arty and offhand about the sequence, in a way that draws attention to itself – it's handmade quality that screams "Hey, look at me!" And it's evocative of the problems with "Sympathy for Delicious" as a whole. The directorial debut of eerily handsome character actor (and recent Oscar nominee) Mark Ruffalo, "Delicious" is the kind of fitfully preening indie drama that tries for profundity and visual grace but comes across as an ugly, cloying annoyance that has less to say (and much less to look at) that your typical Hollywood endeavor. It's one of those low budget movies that took a decade to finish and all you can wonder is - Why did anyone try so hard for so little?

Watch: Trailer For Mark Ruffalo's 'Sympathy For Delicious' Needlessly Quotes The Rolling Stones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2011 9:06 AM
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After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 to mostly pretty savage reviews, it's been a long road for Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, but with the star power involved it's a no-brainer that somebody picked it up, though we're not too surprised that it was the relatively downgrade shingle Maya Entertainment.

Mark Ruffalo's Directorial Debut 'Sympathy For Delicious' Scores Distribution Deal

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 5, 2010 1:49 AM
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Film Set For Spring 2011 Theatrical ReleaseMark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy For Delicious" has been picked up by little known, "Latino themed" distributors Maya Entertainment nearly a year after its poorly-received yet World Jury Prize winning premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

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