Stranded In Stereo: In Cineplexes This Weekend: Choke

Friday, September 26, 2008

In Cineplexes This Weekend: Choke

A few years ago, an ex-girlfriend of mine lent me Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. If I remember the month of May that year, I turned 19 and could not stop reading this book. It had left such an impression on me and still does years later.

This weekend, life gets that much better when the film adaptation of Choke finally hits theaters, starring the illustrious Sam Rockwell in the lead role of med student dropout / sex addict / backbone of Colonial America, Victor Mancini. I read a pretty favorable review on the commute to the office today only exciting me even more about seeing this twisted tale on the big screen.

What's even better is the rather rad soundtrack which ATO released this week digitally. Besides having great contributions from Radiohead, Fiery Furnaces, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, it also features some nifty unreleased and rare tracks from Blitzen Trapper, Buzzcocks, Shout Out Louds and the original version of that Spoon hit "Don't You Evah" from the Natural History.

Choke is out this weekend via Fox Searchlight. Here's a nifty video with Ben Kweller and his song "The Rules" with some clips from the movie:

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