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It was announced this morning that Jonah Hill and James Franco’s fact based dramatization “True Story” will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and with it, the first few still images from the film have been released. Rupert Goold directed the adaptation of former New York Times writer Michael Finkel’s nonfiction book of the same name. Hill plays Finkel, whose memoir revolved around his entanglements with accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco). In 2002 Longo was arrested in Mexico for murdering his entire family, but he was livingRead More
Dan Stevens The Guest
Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe star in “The Guest,” the Sundance Film Festival horror hit from director Adam Winguard. The film will be released on September 19th, but if you live in Los Angeles or will be in the area, we have your chance to see it more than a month early when it screens at the Sundance Next Fest on Sunday, August 10th at 4pm. Simply retweet the message below on Twitter to win. Must be following us! Winner will be contacted via Direct Message on or before Thursday,Read More
After winning the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and playing sold out shows at this weekend’s New Directors/New Films festival in New York, satirical comedy “Dear White People” has found US and Canadian distribution through Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. “Dear White People” follows “the stories of four black students at Winchester University, where a riot breaks out over a popular ‘African American’ themed party thrown by a white fraternity. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in ‘post-racial’ AmericaRead More
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has concluded with an awards ceremony tonight hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mulally, and it was opening night film “Whiplash” that walked away with the top prizes, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition category. Miles Teller stars in the Damien Chazelle drama as a driven drum student at odds with an abusive professor played by J.K. Simmons. This is the second year in a row that the same film won both the Grand Jury PrizeRead More
The Sundance Film Festival is easily one of our favorite times of the year, and this is even before any of us have had the chance to attend for ourselves yet. But it’s exciting from afar for two reasons: It breathes some fresh air into an Oscar season that’s already plenty stale by the end of January, and it gives us a preview of what the upcoming year’s film slate looks like. It doesn’t hurt that every year we are always introduced to some fresh talent who will inevitably endRead More
The Sundance Film Festival today announced their out-of-competition Premieres lineup, generally made up of the most high profile and star-studded new films to be screening for the first time in Utah. Among the highlights are “I Origins,” the latest from Brit Marling (is it really Sundance if Marling isn’t there?), Shailene Woodley’s follow-up to last year’s award-winning “The Spectacular Now,” Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard,” and Anna Kendrick in her third Sundance film this year, thriller “The Voices” with Ryan Reynolds (Kendrick also has Joe Swanberg’s “Happy Christmas”Read More
As various organizations begin recognizing the best of film in 2013, we look ahead to 2014, where the Sundance Film Festival will once again be one of the very first opportunities for new films to showcase and perhaps build some momentum that could eventually land on Oscar night (see: “Fruitvale Station,” etc). Today Sundance has announced its first batch of premieres, with some of our favorite up and comers headlining indie flicks from dramas to comedies to horrors and more. The 16 films playing In Competition at the festival includeRead More
Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe are featured in close-up on the first poster released for Sundance hit “Kill Your Darlings”, which is now heading into the fall festival circuit ahead of its October release date. We saw a 30 second teaser from the film earlier this month, featuring Daniel Radcliffe as a young, not yet iconic Allen Ginsberg as he enrolls at Columbia University. There were brief glimpses of Ben Foster as William Burroughs but more focus was on Michael C. Hall as David Kammerer and DeHaan’s Lucien Carr, twoRead More
Getting a bit lost in the “Fruitvale Station” – “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” – “The Spectacular Now” shuffle is another buzzy Sundance flick we can’t wait for, and today we finally have the first teaser footage from John Krokidas’ Beat generation origin tale “Kill Your Darlings.” And it looks pretty great. Daniel Radcliffe dominates the :30 teaser not-quite-trailer that’s debuted ahead of the film’s international premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month, playing a young, not yet iconic Allen Ginsberg as he enrolls at Columbia University. There are briefRead More
Sundance hit “The Spectacular Now” has long been on our list of the most anticipated movies of the year, and over the past few days the film’s official Twitter has been slowly killing us by releasing daily photos from the film (and yet, still no trailer). Today’s photo features our first look at Brie Larson, captioned “That moment when your ex-girlfriend sees your new girlfriend for the first time…” Larson, of course, plays ex-girlfriend to Miles Teller, whose Sutter Keely is dumped by her popular and beautiful Cassidy only toRead More