- Alex Billington of FirstShowing.net has selected The Escapist with Damian Lewis as one of “The 19 Best Movies That You Didn’t See in 2008” –
Not Released in Theaters Yet
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
“Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined he make peace with her before it’s too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists — misfits with a mutual dislike for one other but united by their desire to escape their hell hole of an existence.
Why it’s on here: It was my favorite film from Sundance this year and could’ve been my favorite film of the entire year if it had ever actually been released in theaters. THINKFilm picked it up at
Sundance but that company went under part of the way through the year, so it never hit theaters. It was in theaters in June in the UK and will be out on DVD over there in January. This is one of the best films that no one has ever heard of. It’s one of the most intense and thrilling modern escape movies ever made, and that’s a huge compliment!”
- A fan named Baxley sees a strong resemblance between Damian Lewis and Jimmy Stewart; click here to decide for yourself.
- Click here for photos (taken by Chewie711) of “The Major Dick Winters Exhibit” at Pennsylvania’s Hershey Derry-Township Historical Society. The exhibit includes these side-by-side pictures of Richard Winters and Damian Lewis.
- Check your local PBS television listings; WYCC in Chicago is running a “New Year’s Mystery Marathon” and Dead Gorgeous starring Helen McCrory will air at 2:44pm Central Time on Wednesday, December 31st.
- New FanArt:
» “Life Charlie Crews: Bringing Down Kyle Hollis” video posted on YouTube by ChuckR7 (spoilers!)
» “Drawn On Photograph” by MatthwJ.