Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Never Let Me Go (2010) Drama, Thriller

Cast: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Sally Hawkins, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard
Director: Mark Romanek
Distributor: Screen Media Films
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Release Date:
USA 13 September 2010 (Telluride Film Festival)
USA 15 September 2010 (limited)
Based on:Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
A story of a woman whose life is turned upside down as she reunites with her two friends to face the darkest secret that tied to their past.

Beastly 2010 (Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary Kate Olsen)

Release Date: 18 March 2011 (USA)
photo by oropher's weblog, flickr
Kyle Kingson is handsome, smart and very well off. As his egocentric behavior grows worse, Kyle Kingson turns into a hideous monster. In order from him to transform back to his human self, he must find true love starring Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary Kate Olsen.

New Book by Laura Caldwell-Long Way Home

Words from the Author:
Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him
Long Way Home!
I’m thrilled to announce that my first nonfiction, Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him, comes out September 14th. I’m proud of this book for the inspirational story of Jovan Mosley and super-star criminal defense lawyer, Catharine O’Daniel, and how their search for justice affected all our lives.
“…a trifecta: part courtroom drama, part Eat, Pray, Love memoir, part social injustice expose. In it, she chronicles her efforts to free a Chicago man named Jovan Mosley, who awaited trial for six years for a 1999 murder he did not commit. But it’s also the story of a powerful friendship that carried the lawyer and her client through Caldwell’s subsequent divorce and Mosley’s ultimate release.”
-- Chicago Magazine 
…a good kid from a bad neighborhood, 19-year-old Jovan Mosley, had never been in trouble with the police before Aug. 6, 1999, when he was falsely accused of and arrested for participating in a fight that turned deadly. Though Mosley adamantly declared his innocence, Chicago police handcuffed him in an interrogation room for more than 24 hours, bullying him until the exhausted Mosley signed a confession. Loyola law professor and mystery novelist Caldwell (Red, White & Dead) recounts Mosley's six-year stint in Chicago's toughest county jail, awaiting a trial on a charge of first-degree murder, and her own emotional journey co-chairing his defense. After five years--during which two inept public defenders both advised Mosley to accept a plea bargain--Mosley's plight came to the attention of top-notch Chicago defense attorney Catharine O'Daniel. She took on the case pro bono, recruiting Caldwell, a former civil litigator, to help with the complex trial. Caldwell eloquently evokes Mosley's struggles to have faith in a justice system that had so obviously failed him.”
--Publisher’s Weekly  
So you think you would never confess to a murder you did not commit, that no innocent person would?  Long Way Home will make you think again.  Laura Caldwell's riveting tale about Jovan Mosley's false confession to a crime he had nothing to do with reads like a thriller, but it's absolutely and frightfully true.  This book will rattle your foundations.”
--David R. Dow, University of Houston law professor and author of The Autobiographer of an Execution
“Caldwell, a lawyer turned novelist (The Rome Affair, 2006, and the Izzy McNeil Mystery series), assisted O’Daniel with Jovan’s defense, and now expertly chronicles his harrowing experience in this taut real-life thriller. From Jovan’s arrest through his interrogation, incarceration, and trial, she creates a gripping portrait of a man wrongly accused, who, despite his experiences within a flawed justice system, maintained his sense of dignity and hope.”
"An absolute page turner, full of vitality and bristling with savvy insights about the workings of the criminal justice system."
--Scott Christianson, author of Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases
“Demonstrating exceptional skill as both writer and lawyer, Caldwell delivers a stunning indictment of a very flawed system. Compelling and brilliant.”
--Roger Ellory, award-winning author of A Quiet Belief In Angels  
To pre-order Long Way Home, please call your local independent book seller or CLICK HERE for Barnes & Noble or CLICK HERE for Amazon.
Life After Innocence
We’ve just started the fall semester for the Life After Innocence program at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The students working with me are amazing and I look forward to seeing what kind of exceptional lawyers they will become. We’ll be hosting a panel discussion and book launch for Long Way Home (about Jovan Mosley who was was our first client) on September 16.  Jovan will be speaking on a panel along with other exonerees about what it’s like to start over after a wrongful incarceration and finally having your innocence declared. Below are details for the Life After Innocence event, as well as other book signings and appearances.
Upcoming Events/Appearances
September 16th, Thursday
Event: Life After Innocence Panel Discussion and Book Launch 
Time: 5:30 PM program, 6:30 PM reception 
Location: The Great Room at Lewis Towers (Loyola University), 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. 
 September 19 th, Sunday
Event: Radio Interview 
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: WGN Radio (780 AM or wgnradio.com) with Rick Kogan 
September 21st, Tuesday  
Event: Book signing with author, Bryan Gruley
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Book Stall on Chestnut, 811 Elm Street. Winnetka, IL, 847.446.8880
Website: www.thebookstall.com/ 
September 22nd, Wednesday  
Event: Book signing
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Barnes and Noble DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 312.362.8792
September 25th, Saturday
Event: Book signing
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Century Sleuths Book Store, 7419 W. Madison Street, Forest Park, IL
Website: www.centuriesandsleuths.com/ 

October 1st, Friday
Event: Book signing
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Read Between the Lynes, 129 Van Buren St., Woodstock, IL
Website: www.readbetweenthelynes.com/

October, 2nd, Saturday
Event: Wisconsin Book Fair, book signing
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Studio of the Arts, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison, WI,
Website: www.overturecenter.com/ 

October 15th – 17th
Event: Bouchercon by the Bay  
(I’m thrilled that Red Blooded Murder) has been nominated for a Shamus Award, which will be given out at Bouchercon. Fashion planning already in place).
Location: Hyatt Regency, San Francisco
Website: www.bcon2010.com/ 

October 21st, Thursday
Event: Book signing
Time: TBD
Location: Prairie Lights, 15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, 319.337.2681
Website: www.prairielights.com/

Stay in touch
Join me on my Facebook page to stay updated on events I’ll be attending as well as information on my books and the Life After Innocence program or follow me on Twitter.  
Wishing you all an amazing start to your fall season filled with great reading material! 
Happy Reading,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tribute to Brittany Murphy-RIP

CluelessTai: You think I'm a mentally retarded airhead?  No, you’re special.  We are going to miss you so much as you made all of us laugh hard because of your witty and cool personality.  I hope you are in a better place.  I guess fame, prestige and money are not the answer…  Rest In Peace Brittany.  Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust.  The soul counts!  Song for you.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

When Worlds Collide (2010) Remake

Cast: Information coming soon!
Director: Stephen Sommers
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Release Date: 2010
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Based on: When Worlds Collide (Bison Frontiers of Imagination) by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie

As scientist discovers that another planet is rapidly coming towards Earth, they try to figure out the best plan to help humans before the inevitable happens.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 (Keanu Reeves) Limited

Cast: Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Alan Arkin, Monica Bellucci
Director: Rebecca Miller
Distributor: Screen Media Films
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: October 23rd (limited)
Based on: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee: A Novel by Rebecca Miller
Pippa Lee is a beautiful , devoted wife and mother who appears to have the perfect life until her past crashes and turns her whole life around. Based on the novel by Rebecca Miller.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Losers Film April 9, 2010 (Superhero,Action, Adventure, Thriller)

Can you trust the government? Directed by Sylvain White and based on the Losers comic book by DC Comics where a small selected group of highly well trained commandos are lead to their potential death. It is starring Columbus Short, Jeremy Renner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Oscar Jaenada and Zoe Saldana.

 Release date: April 23, 2010.


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