Louie

The Story Of Luke

Luke, 25, is autistic and has lived a sheltered life with his grandparents. But his world is turned upside down when his grandmother dies and he is forced to live with his dysfunctional relatives who have no patience for him or his senile grandfather, who they quickly force into a nursing home. Luke is left with his grandfather’s final semi-coherent words: “Get a job. Find a girl. Live your own life. Be a man!” For the first time in his life, Luke has a mission. He is about to embark on a quest.

Cast: Seth Green, Cary Elwes, Kristin Bauer Van Straten
Director: Alonso Mayo
Genres: Drama
Release: 2013

Evil Dead

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Liz Blackmore
Director: Fede Alvarez
Genres: Horror
Release: 2013

Beginners

Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent) only months after his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic
Director: Mike Mills
Genres: Art House/Foreign, Drama
Release: 2011

The Music Never Stopped

Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel ran away from home, Henry and Helen Sawyer learn that he has turned up in a hospital. Although benign, a brain tumor has damaged his memory, rendering past and present indistinguishable. Sensing that Gabriel responds to music, Henry seeks out a music therapist, who discovers that when Gabriel listens to the rock music he loved-The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield-he reengages with the world.

Cast: J.K. Simmons, Lou Taylor Pucci, Cara Seymour, Julia Ormond, Tammy Blanchard, Mía Maestro, Scott Adsit, James Urbaniak
Director: Jim Kohlberg
Genres: Art House/Foreign, Drama
Release: 2011

Brotherhood

Adam Buckley finds himself in the middle of a convenience store robbery during his last night as a pledge for a college fraternity. When the initiation ritual goes horribly wrong, and every move proves disastrous, Adam is forced to confront a new challenge all together, and he has to take a stand.

Cast: Jon Foster, Trevor Morgan, Arlen Escarpeta, Lou Taylor Pucci
Director: Will Canon
Genres: Art House/Foreign, Suspense/Thriller
Release: 2011

The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy

In 1870s Texas, a ruthless bounty hunter and an Irish desperado flee the law with a young criminal claiming to possess a treasure more valuable than gold. Crossing paths with some of the West's most notorious figures, the three outlaws fight for their lives in the pursuit of fame and fortune. Fueled by an ensemble cast and inspired by actual events, THE LEGEND OF HELL'S GATE blends legend and history into a Western spectacle that recounts a treacherous existence in post Civil War Texas.

Cast: Eric Balfour, Lou Taylor Pucci, Tanner Beard
Director: Tanner Beard
Genres: Action/Adventure
Release: 2012

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

Sara Quinn is interviewing men as part of her graduate studies. Her intellectual endeavor has emotional consequences as the men's twisted and revealing stories are juxtaposed against the backdrop of her own experience. As she begins to listen closely to the men around her, Sara must ultimately reconcile herself to the darkness that lies below the surface of human interactions.

Cast: Julianne Nicholson, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Timothy Hutton, Dominic Cooper
Director: John Krasinski
Genres: Drama
Release: 2009

Carriers

When a virus threatens to wipe out humanity, Danny (Lou Taylor Pucci), his brother Brian (Chris Pine), and their friends Bobby (Piper Perabo) and Kate (Emily VanCamp) set out across the desert in the Southwest, trying to elude the pandemic. Over the course of several days, the four friends learn that the darkness within themselves may prove deadlier than any microbe.

Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Emily VanCamp, Christopher Meloni
Director: Alex Pastor, David Pastor
Genres: Horror, Suspense/Thriller
Release: 2009

The Answer Man

From first-time director John Hindman, comes “The Answer Man,” a romantic comedy starring Jeff Daniels (The Squid and the Whale), Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Lou Taylor Pucci (Thumbsucker). Arlen Faber (Daniels) is the reclusive author of "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into over 100 languages. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers. Arlen's life collides with Elizabeth (Graham), a single mom raising her seven year-old son, and Kris (Taylor Pucci), a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both Elizabeth and Kris are hopeful that Arlen has the answers, but the truth is, he hasn't got a clue. The film also stars Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno).

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Lou Taylor Pucci, Olivia Thirlby, Kat Dennings, Tony Hale
Director: John Hindman
Genres: Art House/Foreign, Comedy, Romance
Release: 2009

The Informers

In such works as Less Than Zero and American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis brilliantly dissects contemporary American society, a culture in which too much is never enough. Now, adapting his own acclaimed novel for the screen, he returns to the Los Angeles of the early 1980’s with a multi-strand narrative that deftly balances a vast array of characters who represent both the top of the heap and the bottom. Connecting all his intertwining strands are the quintessential Ellis protagonists—a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs—and one another—with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano. Filmed with uncommon glamour and grit by acclaimed Australian director Gregor Jordan (Ned Kelly, Buffalo Soldiers), The Informers is an alternately blistering and chilling portrait of hedonism run amuck.

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Winona Ryder, Jon Foster, Amber Heard, Mickey Rourke
Director: Gregor Jordan
Genres: Suspense/Thriller
Release: 2009

Horsemen

Widowed police detective Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid) becomes thrust into a serial murder spree that has its roots in biblical prophecy involving the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The White Horseman is a master of deceit, the Red Horseman a warrior who turns man against man. The Black Horseman is a manipulative tyrant, and the Pale Horseman spreads death with surgical precision. As Breslin grapples with the case, he uncovers a shocking connection between himself and the four suspects.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Zhang Ziyi, Clifton Collins, Jr., Patrick Fugit
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Genres: Art House/Foreign, Horror, Suspense/Thriller
Release: 2009

Explicit Ills

Explicit Ills follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia. Babo, an asthma ridden seven-year-old lives with his mother in the badlands of North Philly. His neighbor Demetri transforms himself into a well-read "smart" boy in order to get the girl. Michelle, a well-off art student is quick to fall into a drug induced love-affair with her dealer Jacob. Kaleef and Jill's marriage is strained as they pursue their dreams of bringing "produce to the people" as their teenage son Heslin focuses on competing in the World's Strongest Man competition.

Cast: Paul Dano, Rosario Dawson, Naomie Harris, Lou Taylor Pucci, Frankie Shaw, Tariq Trotter
Director: Mark Webber
Genres: Drama
Release: 2009

The Go-Getter

The story of Mercer White, an endearingly straight-arrow 19-year-old who, eight months after the death of his mother, steals a car and sets out to find the much older half-brother he hasn't seen in 14 years. Mercer has quite a trip.

Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone, William Lee Scott, Nick Offerman
Director: Martin Hynes
Genres: Comedy
Release: 2008

Southland Tales

Set in Los Angeles in the year 2008 during a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with an adult film star developing her own reality television project and a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Curtis Armstrong, Joe Campana
Director: Richard Kelly
Genres: Art House/Foreign, Comedy, Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release: 2007

Fast Food Nation

Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear), a marketing executive for a national burger chain must leave blissful ignorance behind when his boss gives him an unsavory assignment: Investigate scientific findings that cow manure is contaminating the meat used in the company's top-selling hamburger. Don's search takes him from his comfortable office to a vast feedlot, to the inner rooms of a slaughterhouse manned by illegal immigrants, who must do all the dirty work.

Cast: Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Dano, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Avril Lavigne, Esai Morales, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ana Claudia Talancón, Wilmer Valderrama
Director: Richard Linklater
Genres: Drama
Release: 2006

50 Pills

This collegiate farce directed by Theo Avgerinos had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. After a party thrown by his roommate, Coleman (John Hensley), violates their dorm-room probation, college freshman (at a thinly veiled New York University) Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci) loses his scholarship money and scrambles to raise the funds by selling 50 ecstasy pills given to him as an apology by Coleman over the course of a hectic day. While loading the pills off on fellow college students, friends, family, and Coleman's customers -- including a dominatrix named Petunia (Monica Keena) and an insanely off-kilter stock trader (Eddie Kaye Thomas) -- Darren must also finish a paper on Dante's Inferno, deal with his parents (Jane Lynch and John Kapelos) in New Jersey, who think he's gay, elude the mysterious Soul Man (Ron Yuan), and try to convince his crush, Grace (Kristen Bell), that he's not a sleazy drug dealer. Darren's crazy day comes to a head when some stupid but vengeful thugs led by Eduardo (Michael Pena) track down both Coleman and Darren at their dorm while the stock trader shows up looking for more pills.

Cast: John Kapelos, Lou Taylor Pucci, Donnell Rawlings, Kristen Bell, Rachel Boston, John Hensley, John Marshall Jones, Eddie Kaye Thomas
Director: Theo Avgerinos
Genres: Comedy
Release: 2006

Thumbsucker

Seventeen-year-old Justin Cobb copes with alienation by sucking his thumb. His older brother has nothing but disdain for him, and his parents are too busy sorting through their own issues to be any help to Justin. When Justin is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and placed on medication, he gains confidence and a demeanor that helps him excel and strips his anomalies from him.

Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves
Director: Mike Mills
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2005

The Chumscrubber

The suicide of the local school drug dealer exposes the alienation and indifference prevalent in suburban life. When Dean discovers his best friend Troy has hung himself during a pool party, Dean makes the decision not to tell Troy's parents or anyone else, thinking no one would even care. Things escalate when a group of teens botch a kidnapping in hopes of getting Troy's leftover drugs, and the child's mother is too distracted with her upcoming nuptials to notice her son's absence.

Cast: Jamie Bell, Camilla Belle, Justin Chatwin, Glenn Close, Rory Culkin, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lou Taylor Pucci
Director: Arie Posin
Genres: Drama
Release: 2005

Empire Falls

This two-part HBO miniseries is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Having long since sacrificed youthful ideals and values to remain in his New England hometown for the sake of his family, middle-aged Miles Roby (Ed Harris) finds his "secure" little world disintegrating when his wife, Janine (Helen Hunt), divorces him. Equally vexing is the emotional and financial pressure exerted by domineering town matriarch Francine Whiting (Joanne Woodward), who owns (among other things) the Empire Grill, the little diner that Ed has run for several years. As he reflects on what he considers to be a wasted life, Ed flashes back to memories of his curmudgeonly father, Max (Paul Newman, who also executive-produced the miniseries); his long-dead mother, Grace (Robin Wright Penn); his scapegrace brother, David (Aidan Quinn); his blossoming daughter "Tick" (Danielle Panabaker); and Francine's late husband, C.B. Whiting (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Also tied in with Miles's reminiscences is the spectacular saga of the rise and fall of Empire Falls, a once-prosperous mill town that has fallen into disrepair -- as have the town's once-rigid and inviolate social barriers. Despite the initial bleakness of Miles' plight, and the revelation of innumerable family skeletons as the plot progresses, the story is ultimately both heartwarming and life-affirming. Filmed on location in Maine, Empire Falls originally aired on May 28 and 29, 2005.

Cast: Ed Harris, Danielle Panabaker, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Helen Hunt, Aidan Quinn, Trevor Morgan, Lou Taylor Pucci
Director: Fred Schepisi
Genres: Drama
Release: 2005

Personal Velocity

Based on Rebecca Miller's recently published book of short stories, Personal Velocity tells three tales of women as they escape their current situations. Segmented into three parts, Greta (Parker Posey), Delia (Kyra Sedgwick) and Paula (Fairuza Balk) have one thing in common: each struggle to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

Cast: John Ventimiglia, Kyra Sedgwick, David Warshofsky, Brian Tarantina, Mara Hobel, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, Lou Taylor Pucci
Director: Rebecca Miller
Genres: Drama
Release: 2002
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