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Mary’s Album Confirmed for Summer Release; More Venice Reviews

Earlier this month it was announced that Mary’s album would be released in June. I had asked Mary on Twitter, who said that for now, that’s the plan, but The further confirmed the news.

Two years after first revealing that she was working on music with Deltron 3030’s Dan the Automator, Mary Elizabeth Winstead says that the full length debut album of their band Got a Girl has finally been printed.

“I feel like I’ve been crying wolf for so long, saying ‘It’s coming up, it’s coming up!’” the actress told TheWrap this weekend in New York, where she’s debuting her new film “Alex of Venice” at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Dan has so many other projects so it kind of got lost in the shuffle for a while, he’s on tour right now with Deltron. But we finally have product, we did manufacture vinyl. Now it’s official that we have stuff. It’s supposed to come out in June.”

After a pause, Winstead added with a laugh, “I don’t know if it’ll stick to June, but at least it’ll be out.”

You can read the rest of the interview by clicking the link. Also, Den of Geek gave their review on Alex of Venice. Below are highlights:

First time actors-turned-helmers carry the added burden of transcending their (hopefully) respected craft for another, usually in the face of daunting skepticism. Nevertheless, veteran character actor Chris Messina vaulted easily past both hurdles for something more than a great debut with Alex of Venice; he made a great movie, period.

One of the best films to bow at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Alex of Venice would initially suggest casual familiarity with its focus on a family in upheaval and transition. But just as the title reflects a place that is less old world canals and gondolas, and more new age boardwalks and Ferris wheels, the movie finds a uniquely quizzical perspective on these timeless themes, overcoming within minutes genre conventions in favor of something startling authentic and infinitely endearing.

Alex of Venice enjoys a performer’s showcase of work from the ensemble, including a mesmerizing Winstead, who explores a new maternal side of her onscreen persona. It is a fascinatingly conflicted female character who’s allowed depths and nuances rarely glimpsed in stories told on the big screen anymore, and Winstead savors every moment with some of her best work to date.

 4/5 stars

Twitch Film also reviewed the film and praised Mary’s performance:

You could not have cast a better lead than Winstead in the role of Alex. She has matured from her early roles in horror films, to more impressive fare such as Smashed. She has grace, courage, knows how to move the audience and the camera loves her. While her resume up ’til now is a mix of blockbusters (Final Destination 3, Live Free or Die Hard) and indie favorites (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), this will change as she continues to grow into her profoundly blossoming career. This is an actress ready to do great things. As Alex, she always wears a look of determination, even when she’s exhausted and losing the new battles thrown at her: learning how to be alone, taking care of her family and keeping the job she’s worked her entire life for. Alex is a tender soul but does her damndest to keep it together. It’s an admirable trait not many can do, let alone be challenged with.

Alex of Venice is a sweet reminder that it’s OK to start over. Sometimes life needs to be shaken up a little bit. Alex of Venice is the first in a long time that feels so natural. Alex doesn’t completely fall to pieces – she does have a little fun but in the end, life goes on, she learns it’s OK to hurt and things will get better. All in all, Alex in Venice is one of the finest movies about starting over I’ve ever seen