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Sundance Film Fest Reviews: Nice and Capsuled for You

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All hail mighty Sundance, the King of the Film Festivals (really, tell us one that's bigger, at least in America), that annual gathering where movie stars, journalists, Park City locals and even Paris Hilton join together to check out what Robert Redford considers the year's best independent films. Get More »

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Hot People Looking Cold: Photos of Stars at Sundance

The one annual event that allows Hollywood to really experience winter is now in full swing in Park City, Utah. The Sundance Film Festival allows the stars to hit the slopes in-between screenings of the latest independent films as the Sundance Kid himself, Robert Redford, watches on.

This year has attracted the likes of Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Alba, Juno Temple, Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew McConaughey and Shailene Woodley, with more famous-types coming in every day — stop by our gallery often, as it will only get bigger ... and colder.

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Sundance Questions and Answers With Kristen Bell

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The stars have traveled to the sleepy town of Park City, Utah to once again celebrate movies and piss off the locals at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. We caught up with one of our favorite sexy funnygirls Kristen Bell, who is here with the coming-of-age tale "The Lifeguard." (Being a Sundance movie, how depressing it is? She’ll tell ya in a sec.)

The film stars Bell as a nearing 30-year-old who returns home to live with her parents and hopes to find herself through late nights out with friends and her high school job as a lifeguard.

Here Bell, who is six-and-a-half months pregnant, talks about how fiance Dax Shepard supports her in her time of need and why she wasn’t sweating the wedgies from the lifeguard suit. Get More »

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James Franco Brings Sex to Sundance (On Film)

James Franco had no intention of being the sex king of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. But sometimes the universe gifts us a miracle.

So it has come to pass that the 34-year-old actor has arrived in town to promote no less than three sex-filled films. In "Lovelace," the dark story of the '70s-era porn star, he plays Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. "Kink" is a Franco-produced documentary about the world's largest producer of BDSM pornography. And then there's a co-directing effort called "Interior. Leather Bar.," a sexually charged riff on a 1980 film about gay cruising.

Has this all been part of Franco's plan, the next step in his always-keep-you-guessing, is-he-really-going-there-now career? Or is it just happenstance, the entertainment gods smiling down upon us? Franco, predictably thoughtful on the subject, can see it both ways.

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Preview: The 10 Least Depressing-Sounding Movies at Sundance

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For many, independent film is synonymous with movies that deal with depressing subject matter Hollywood is too timid to tackle. And given the Sundance Film Festival's stature as the world's most important independent film festival, those same people probably see the annual Park City event as one where only sad works come to nest. Get More »

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Our 20 Favorite Films from Sundance 2012

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The 2012 Sundance Film Festival is over, and film industry types and journalists have returned home with a pretty good idea of what the indie scene will look like this year.

But what about you, dear reader, who didn't get the chance to play in Park City and mingle with bundled-up celebs? Have no fear. Our intrepid NextMovie Sundance team braved long lines, snow drifts, crowded screenings and press junkets to bring you the 20 films we loved at Sundance this year -- and that may soon be coming to a theater near you. -- By Todd Gilchrist, Jason Guerrasio, Jenni Miller and Nigel Smith

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5 Questions With Teresa Palmer from the Sundance Film Festival

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Being the best thing in a movie can be both a curse and a blessing, but Teresa Palmer has used that gift to carve out a distinctive career for herself, even in the occasional film where she might have been the onlygood thing ("I Am Number Four," we're looking at you).

But in "Wish You Were Here," she joins an able cast that includes Joel Edgerton ("Warrior") and Felicity Price (TV's "Home and Away") to tell the story of a young woman whose tryst with her sister's husband is the tip of a much larger iceberg of bad decisions and dangerous encounters, and proves she's even better when matched with folks who are equally formidable. Get More »

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GALLERY: Stars and Snow at the Sundance Film Festival

The one annual event that allows Hollywood to really experience winter is in full swing in Park City, Utah. The Sundance Film Festival allows the stars to hit the slopes in-between screenings of the latest independent films as the Sundance Kid himself, Robert Redford, watches on.

This year has attracted the likes of Parker Posey, Kate Bosworth, Taylor Swift, Malin Akerman, Bruce Willis, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Elizabeth Olsen, Kirsten Dunst, Spike Lee, Peter Jackson and Joel Edgerton, with more famous-types coming in every day -- stop by our gallery often, as it will only get bigger!

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5 Questions With Common from the Sundance Film Festival

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Hip-hop artist Common has acted in his fair share of films, but he's never taken one of them to the Sundance Film Festival. That is until now. The artist, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., is in Park City this week in support of his lead turn in the gritty crime drama "LUV," directed by newcomer Sheldon Candis.

Common plays Vincent, a man recently released from prison in Baltimore, who takes his 11-year-old nephew Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) under his wing one day to give him a taste of the grown-up world. Unfortunately for Woody, Vincent's world is one riddled with violence, drugs, and some really shady characters.

We caught up with Common to find out how he's enjoying his time at Sundance. Get More »

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Tracy Morgan Hospitalized After Sundance Collapse

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Tracy Morgan has been hospitalized after collapsing during an event at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday.

According to TMZ, the "30 Rock" comedian and "Death at a Funeral" star was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah last night when he apparently became disoriented; after being escorted out of the event, he fell unconscious and was rushed by ambulance to the Park City Medical Center. Get More »

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