‘Ceremony’ Blu-Ray Screencaptures

Jul 3 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony, Gallery

Blu-ray screencaptures of Lee’s hilarious performance as Whit Coutell in Ceremony have been added to the gallery!

Ceremony (2010) > Blu-Ray Screencaptures

And don’t forget to pick up your own copy of the film!

Ceremony Blu-ray News

May 21 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony

Here’s some news on the blu-ray release date for Ceremony.

On June 21, 2011, Magnolia Home Entertainment brings the romantic comedy Ceremony to Blu-ray. Starring Michael Angarano (Almost Famous) and Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Mad Dog and Glory), Ceremony tells the story of a young man obsessed with derailing his older ex-lover’s upcoming nuptials. From Magnolia’s official synopsis:

Aspiring children’s book author Sam Davis (Angarano) convinces his former best friend Marshal (Reece Thompson) to spend the weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker Whit Coutell (Lee Pace). But it soon becomes clear that Sam has ulterior motives when Marshal learns that Whit’s fiancée, Zoe (Thurman) is Sam’s ex. His plan is to thwart their impending nuptials but it begins to unravel as he is forced to realize how complicated love and friendship can be.

The film, director Max Winkler’s first, arrives on Blu-ray with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.


You can now pre-order Ceremony from Amazon for $20.99 here.

Lee Pace at the “Ceremony” New York Screening

Apr 6 • by Gel • 1 Comment »Ceremony, Gallery

Photos from the Ceremony New York screening are starting to trickle in and I’ve added the first few images from the event.

Appearances > 2011 > “Ceremony” New York Screening

Hopefully more will be added soon, so check back for updates later!

Clip from “Ceremony”

Mar 8 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony

Hulu recently posted this clip from Ceremony which features a bit of Lee.

First “Ceremony” Trailer!

Feb 4 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony, Gallery

Ahhh! Here’s the first official trailer for, Ceremony! Just from the trailer, I’m already loving Lee’s character.

Ceremony (2010) > Trailer #1

“Ceremony” Selected For SXSW!

Feb 4 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony

Ceremony was one of the lucky films to be screened at SXSW!

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Acclaimed standouts and selected previous premieres from festivals around the world.

Director & Writer: Max Winkler
Sam Davis convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate but he is forced to realize how complicated love and friendship can be.
Cast: Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Reece Thompson, Lee Pace, Jake Johnson

New “Ceremony” Stills & Poster

Jan 29 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony, Gallery

The official Ceremony site has released some new stills from the movie and 2 of them include Lee! Both have been added to the gallery along with the first official film poster as well.

Ceremony (2010) > Production Stills
Ceremony (2010) > Artwork & Posters

And if you visit the site, it lists Ceremony premiere dates. March 4th it’ll premiere On Demand, and April 8th for the theatrical release date!

‘Ceremony’ at Palm Springs Film Festival

Jan 1 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony

Ceremony has been selected for the Palm Springs International Film Festival!

USA, 2010, 89 Minute Running Time
Topics: Comedy, Coming of Age, Romantic Comedy
Language: English

What to do when the woman of your dreams, Uma Thurman’s Zoe, is about to get married to another guy? According to Sam (a fast-talking and decidedly precocious Michael Angarano), the “solution” is to crash the wedding of said ex-girlfriend, insinuate yourself into the weekend’s festivities, throw a lot of balls in the air, and see where they land…

Debuting director Max Winkler’s irreverent comedy eschews a standard A-to-B-to-C narrative in favor of a series of situations that highlight the comedic talents of Angarano and Thurman. This loose structure also allows for a steady stream of wisecracking dialogue before gradually revealing that maybe Sam and Zoe are not the ideal couple the former thinks they could be. While Thurman is the only veteran in the cast, Ceremony introduces us to a wide-range of up-and-comers: in addition to Angarano, both Lee Pace (A Single Man) and Reece Thompson (Rocket Science) provide eye-opening performances. And Winkler’s adroit handling of scenes ranging from the wacky to the poignant marks him as one to watch as well.

Purchase tickets here.

The Notable Films of 2011: Part Three

Dec 24 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony

Opens: April 8th 2011
Cast: Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Lee Pace, Jake M. Johnson, Rebecca Mader
Director: Max Winkler

Summary: A young man falls hard for an older woman about to be married. The infatuation prompts him to take along his unwitting friend to a beach town in an effort to break up the wedding. Upon arriving, the young men quickly realize just how out of place they are among the stately British groom-to-be and his guests.

Analysis: Another film which premiered in Toronto this year, this indie coming-of-age laugher from first-time filmmaker Max Winkler had solid reviews and was quickly picked up by Magnolia Pictures for distribution. Angarano’s performance as the fast-talking guy infatuated with an older woman is praised, as is Winkler’s assured direction and early pacing. The lack of a cohesive story, underdeveloped supporting characters and little chemistry between the leads however were singled out – three things crucial to any rom-com.

Certainly it’s difficult to sympathise with an arrogant and delusional young man attempting to win the love of the object of his affection by disrupting her wedding. “Pushing Daisies” actor Lee Pace stars as the groom, a documentary filmmaker said to behave like a blend of Jacques Costeau and Steve Irwin, while Jake M. Johnson plays an overly earnest sibling pulled along for the trip. Both are caricatures through and through, yet certainly sound more interesting than anything else going on in the film. What is nice to see though is Thurman getting to play a more mature and classier romantic female lead than she has had the opportunity to play in recent years.


“Ceremony” Gets A Release Date!

Nov 20 • by Gel • No CommentsCeremony

Finally, some information on Ceremony!

Magnolia has scheduled TIFF acquisition Ceremony for April 8, 2011, against Rio, Hanna, and Your Highness.