Ended on 7/4/2013

PETUNIA -  (unrated)

2013 - USA - English - 112 minutes - Wolfe Releasing

Directed by: Ash Christian

Featuring: Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, Eddie Kaye Thomas


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Friday 6/28 & Saturday 6/29: PETUNIA cast and crew will be here for Q & A's after the 7:30 screenings. Tickets are available now!

An off beat family of New Yorkers must come to terms with their own misgivings about life, relationships and the sheer unpredictability of love itself. Petunia weaves together the lives of brothers Charlie (Tobias Segal), Adrian and Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) as they unlearn everything their psychoanalyst parents have taught them. While Michael's cynical wife Vivian (Thora Birch) discovers she is pregnant, the family is also changing. Charlie's would be boyfriend George (Michael Urie) is in a polyamorous relationship with fitness fanatic Robin (Brittany Snow) and Adrian has developed a unrelenting sex addiction. Meddling parents Felicia (Christine Lahti) and Percy (David Rasche) must decide whether to reignite the spark in their relationship or start all over again. Petunia is a film about a dysfunctional family unit on the verge of a nervous breakdown. This is the story of how they pick up the pieces.


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Posted by : Mahalia Date Added: 5/19/2013 5:52:51 PMreport this post 
At last! Sonmoee with the insight to solve the problem!

Posted by : Matt Date Added: 6/28/2013 7:36:49 AMreport this post 
I saw this movie at Newfest... LOVED it!! Brilliantly funny. Seeing it again.

Posted by : Stewart Date Added: 6/28/2013 1:47:53 PMreport this post 
This is what movies should be. Dramatic & heartwarming. Well written, acted & shot. I'm going to see more from this team.

Posted by : marin m. Date Added: 6/29/2013 2:01:00 PMreport this post 
saw it last night. LOVED every minute.

Posted by : Deana Date Added: 6/30/2013 9:45:46 AMreport this post 
This is my kind of movie. Heartfelt. Great acting.

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I admire those who held out for 40 minutes and more. They deserve a medal! I hit eject at 9:32, after Christine Lahti (didn't she use to be good?) said, at her son's wedding .


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Posted: June 27, 2006A new spy satellite is circling Earth after a spectacular sendoff Tuesday evening, marking the first time such a clandestine national security spacecraft has launched aboard America's modern breed of rockets. Credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily NewsBoeing's next-generation Delta 4 rocket fired away from the infamous Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California just after sunset for the 54-minute ascent into orbit.This inaugural West Coast flight of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program began at 8:33 p.m. local time (11:33 p.m. EDT; 0333 GMT). The liftoff was delayed 19 minutes due to strong winds blowing across the hilly launch base.Powered skyward by its hydrogen-fueled main engine and twin strap-on solid rocket motors, the Delta 4 created a brilliant trail visible across a wide swath. Spaceflight Now readers throughout California and even Mexico reported spotting the launch.Crews working on the secretive mission had been waiting years to see the rocket go. The booster was assembled on the pad in 2003, only to have its launch date slip repeatedly due to delays readying the payload. And liftoff plans last October were scrapped a day before launch over concerns with fuel sloshing in the upper stage. Worries about clouds and strong winds Tuesday threatened to keep the rocket grounded again. But the clouds parted and winds eased enough to let the Delta 4 fly from its renovated pad on the first countdown attempt, a remarkable achievement sure to erase lingering frustrations about the previous postponements.The rocket flew south over the Pacific Ocean, soared above the tip of South America, then crossed the extreme southern Atlantic before passing south of Africa and starting its northward trajectory over the Indian Ocean. 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The U.S. has used such orbits since the early 1970s for communications and SIGINT (signals intelligence) satellites," Molczan said.Tuesday's flight was the 14th for an EELV rocket since 2002. But all previous launches had occurred from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and none had carried a National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite.The EELV program was created a decade ago by the Air Force to spark the creation of cheaper, less cumbersome U.S. rockets to haul satellites into space, replacing older designs like the Titan 4. Boeing's Delta 4 and Lockheed Martin's Atlas 5 rocket families were born to answer the military's call.Both companies have launched various versions of the rockets with commercial, NASA and Air Force satellite payloads from complexes on the East Coast. And they have built launch pads on the West Coast at Space Launch Complex 6 for Delta 4 and SLC-3 East for Atlas 5.Now, Vandenberg has witnessed its maiden EELV blastoff at last."Assured access to space is vital to our country. Bringing EELV to the West Coast is a next step," Lt. Col. David Goldstein, the Air Force launch director and commander of the 4th Space Launch Squadron, said in an interview."I see it's a major step for our country ... because we have to have that access from both coasts because of the types of orbits that are used."The Vandenberg launch site allows rockets to fly southward for delivery of spacecraft into orbit around Earth's poles for coverage over most of the planet's surface. Cape Canaveral is best suited for launches headed eastward to reach equatorial orbits."Over the next couple years we're going to have a few Atlas launches and a few more Delta launches, and they're all vital to our national security. In my mind, it's a huge step forward to be able to get EELV launched off of the West Coast," Goldstein said."This first Delta 4 launch from Vandenberg is an important achievement for Boeing and our NRO and Air Force customers," said Dan Collins, vice president of Boeing Launch Systems. "Today we successfully validated launching the Delta 4 from SLC-6, providing the Air Force and the nation with the first operational West Coast launch site for the EELV program."With this launch, the Delta team has fulfilled all the EELV requirements outlined by the Air Force. We have a full family of launch vehicles, including a flight-proven, heavy-lift vehicle, a domestically produced first stage engine and now fully operational launch sites on both coasts."Plans call for a second Delta 4 launch from Vandenberg in November to deliver the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's DMSP-17 weather satellite into polar orbit.The first West Coast Atlas 5 is stacked on its pad for liftoff in January carrying a classified NRO payload.Lockheed Martin has retrofitted its existing Atlas pad to accommodate the larger, more powerful Atlas 5. However, the California home of Delta 4, commonly called Slick Six, has a unique history.The site's star-crossed legacy began with construction in the 1960s for the Air Force's Manned Orbiting Laboratory space station project. But that program was cancelled before the first launch.Then came visions of military space shuttle launches to polar orbit. Billions of dollars were spent rebuilding the pad in the 1980s for liftoffs of the winged spaceplane. The Challenger accident and the Pentagon's transfer of its satellites from the shuttle to unmanned rockets put Slick Six back into mothball status before hosting a single launch.Lockheed Martin's tiny Athena booster made four flights from the pad in the 1990s, yet only one enjoyed full mission success for both the rocket and satellite.The new era of Delta 4 started with pad modification work in 2000. Now, there's a successful launch to celebrate. Telescopes.comLargest selection and the best prices anywhere in the world. Free shipping on select items. is the largest dealer of both Meade and Celestron Telescopes. Visit or call toll free 1-800-303-5873.STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. 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Credit: Walter Scriptunas IILiftoff of the GPS 2F-6 spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral is planned for 8:08 p.m. EDT at the opening of an 18-minute window."Civilian users around the world use GPS for highly accurate time, location and velocity information. From navigation systems in vehicles to timing of most financial transactions, GPS has permeated into nearly every aspect of our lives," said Lt. Col. Dave Ashley, 5th Space Launch Squadron commander at the Cape.Flying to and paralleling the eastern seaboard, the launch is timed to deliver the 3,400-pound satellite directly into Plane D of the navigation network 11,000 nautical miles above Earth."This satellite, officially designated as Space Vehicle 67, is also informally named Rigel after the brightest star in the Orion constellation," said Col. 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The design features the space shuttle Columbia's historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard's historic Mercury mission with this collectors' item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.New GPS satellite put into orbit by Delta 4 rocket BY STAFF WRITERSSPACEFLIGHT NOWPosted: February 20, 2014 CAPE CANAVERAL -- Igniting a surge of three Global Positioning System satellite launches in the next five months, a Delta 4 rocket blazed a trail of fire and light into the Florida sky Thursday night. Credit: Ben Cooper/ULAThe new bird -- known as GPS 2F-5 -- will become a primary broadcasting satellite in the constellation when it becomes operational by May.Liftoff occurred at 8:59 p.m. EST, hitting a precise window to replace an aging GPS satellite deployed in 1997 and twice outlived its life expectancy.The United Launch Alliance vehicle darted off Complex 37 on 1.2 million pounds of thrust and headed east-southeast, burning its two strap-on boosters for 90 seconds while the hydrogen-fed main engine burned for four minutes.The upper stage then took over for a three-and-a-half hour climb featuring three engine firings to deliver the payload directly into the GPS constellation 11,000 nautical miles above the Earth in an orbit tilted 55 degrees.It was the 25th flight of a Delta 4 rocket and ULA's 79th flight overall."Delta 4 has successfully delivered numerous satellites for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), as well as GPS satellites for the Air Force and weather satellites for NASA," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Atlas and Delta Programs..This becomes the fifth of Boeing's dozen Block 2F spacecraft to be launched. Together, they will form the backbone of the GPS network for the next 15 years."The replacement of legacy satellites ensures the constellation will provide increased signal power, increased accuracy and anti-jamming capability for GPS users worldwide.," said Col. William Cooley, Global Positioning Systems director"We have a lot of satellites well past their design life. In this particular case, the satellite we are replacing is over 16 years old and its design life was 7.5 years. We are trying to prevent any sort of outage and having some backup capability on-orbit."The Air Force plans two more GPS satellite launches in the coming months -- May 15 on a Delta 4 rocket and in July aboard an Atlas 5 -- to to further swap out the old with the new."Sometimes we joke those are getting old enough to vote and some are old enough to drink, and they're well past their design life. The oldest is 23 years. We've gotten remarkable performance out of them, but they are aging," Cooley said.Today's constellation has 31 primary satellites and five backups that remain in the network but don't contribute to the navigation signals. That number will grow to a half-dozen with the successful placement of GPS 2F-5 into the fleet this spring.With Thursday's launch, the GPS 2A-28 satellite is marked for removal from Plane A, Slot 3 of the broadcast system and put into the reserve role for the time being. It's reentry into the constellation would only come in a dire need.All three launches this year will target GPS 2A birds for replacement, Cooley said. Eight were remaining in use going into Thursday's launch."We are really frugual and whenever there's some life capability we are really conservative, we make sure we have options," Cooley said. An artist's concept of GPS 2F. Credit: BoeingGPS is marking the 20th anniversary of its Initial Operational Capability, the point in which the constellation was populated sufficiently to go into service."GPS is being used worldwide in ways we don't even think about and we kinda take for granted," Cooley said."GPS has grown to become a vital worldwide utility serving billions of users around the globe. GPS multi-use Precision Navigation and Timing services are integral to the United States global security, economy, and transportation safety, and are a critical part of our national infrastructure," the Air Force says."GPS contributes vital capabilities to our nation's military operations, emergency response, agriculture, aviation, maritime, roads and highways, surveying and mapping, and telecommunications industries, as well as recreational activities. It is not an overstatement to say GPS is fundamental to today's technical infrastructure and culture." 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Credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight NowThe Swift spacecraft -- one of the largest, most sophisticated satellites in NASA's long line of Explorer missions -- is scheduled to fly November 8 from pad 17A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.The one-hour launch window opens at 12:04 p.m. EST (1704 GMT) that day.The mission was delayed from its original launch date of October 7 in the wake of Hurricane Frances. Then Hurricane Jeanne impacted a planned October 26 liftoff attempt.But on-pad assembly is finally underway for the Boeing Delta 2 rocket that will carry Swift into orbit, bringing launch much closer to reality."I've been working on this since the early 1990s," said Neil Gehrels, Swift principal investigator from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "I'm extremely excited!" Leader Swift scientist Neil Gehrels looks up at his spacecraft in the Cape Canaveral cleanroom. Credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight NowThe $239 million project, which includes calibration between scientists in the U.S., U.K. and Italy, will detect gamma-ray blasts throughout the universe.Several theories have been proposed to explain what triggers these mysterious blasts and all involve incredible cosmic explosions."The best way people can think of involves a star converting to a black hole in the scale of a few seconds," Gehrels explained this week during a news media tour of the Cape Canaveral cleanroom facility where Swift is being prepared for launch.Swift's Burst Alert Telescope will detect and locate the flashes, prompting the satellite to reorient itself within moments to point the onboard X-ray Telescope and the Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope for more intensive observations.What's more, Swift will transmit an announcement of the burst detection to Earth-based telescopes scattered around the globe. The ground observatories will focus their capabilities on the gamma-ray burst locations for additional research.Read our earlier science preview for more information on Swift's goals.A two-stage Boeing Delta 2 rocket will deliver the spacecraft into a 375-mile high orbit inclined 22 degrees to Earth's equator. The Delta rocket's first stage is erected at the launch pad on October 1. Credit: NASA-KSCAbout 80 minutes after liftoff, the pyrotechnic bolts holding the satellite to the second stage motor will fire and release. Thirty seconds later, latches pop open to physically separate Swift from its launcher. The rocket stage slowly backs away from its payload, leaving the observatory in a stable state, said Mark Edison, the Swift program manager at satellite-builder Spectrum Astro.A forward-facing video camera mounted on the second stage is expected to provide live coverage of Swift's deployment from the Delta rocket.Just minutes after separation, Swift automatically switches on its control system and deploys the two power-generating solar arrays that spring upward from stowed positions on the satellite's sides and then unfold.Over the next 30 days, the satellite systems are checked out via the mission control center located at Penn State University, Edison said.The science instruments are activated and data begins flowing after the first month. The science commissioning phase could last through the mission's initial four months."We expect to be fully operational by Launch + 4 months," Gehrels said.Swift is designed to operate two years, but Joseph Dezio, the mission project manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, says a five-year life is possible. Because the satellite has no steering thrusters or onboard propellant, the two key consumables dictating the mission duration will be Swift's battery and funding by NASA. A worker oversees the Delta rocket's first stage going up on pad 17A. Credit: NASA-KSCThe first stage of Boeing's Delta 2 rocket to launch Swift was erected on pad 17A October 1, following delays caused by the hurricanes and closure of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.The three strap-on solid rocket boosters were added October 2. 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