According to director Alex Steyermark, day-and-date releasing (or something close to it) is totally cool -- "just not for his film." Steyermark, whose One Last Thing ... is being theatrically released by Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures on May 5, is concerned that his film's television and DVD debuts (on May 19 and 23, respectively) will come too soon for necessary interest in the project to build. Despite the fact that he knew from day one that a day-and-date release was possible, Steyermark spent a lot of time last week complaining to The Hollywood Reporter about the situation, and (in a hilarious way, of course) described it as "day-and-date rape."

One Last Thing ... is Steyermark's second directorial effort (his first, Prey for Rock and Roll, starred Gina Gershon and Lori Petty), and tells the story of "a terminally ill teen who makes a provocative final wish." Starring Will & Grace's Michael Angarano as the kid and Cynthia Nixon as his mom (Gershon and Ethan Hawke also appear, among others), the film played at Toronto last fall where it received mixed reviews, but it has a great rating on the IMDb. Steyermark's bellyaching aside, his film is expect to hit screens in about 25 different markets on May 5.