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The film world is definitely less than now that legendary critic Roger Ebert has passed away, and the void left by his sudden departure this week grows a little deeper with each archival encounter of his awesome intelligence, dark humor and pragmatism.
In the latest instance, the folks at IndieWire dug up this video of Ebert putting one well-deserving jerk in his place at 2002's Sundance Film Festival.
Long story short, director Justin Lin (now known for his "Fast & Furious" franchise work) was accosted by an audience member at the festival after a showing of his debut film "Better Luck Tomorrow." The heckler demanded to know why it was that Lin, what with his cavalcade talent for the film, decided to make such an "empty and amoral for Asian-Americans" movie. Get More »
Film fads come and go. One day everyone is making movies about robots, the next day they're all making movies about vampires. And today? Well, thanks to the overwhelming success of family fare like "How to Train Your Dragon" and mature entertainment like "Game of Thrones," the big thing right now is dragons. If it breathes fire, someone in Hollywood is going to give it a development deal.
All of which is a roundabout way to justify this bit of news: According to Deadline, the director of the edgy Sundance indie thriller "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" has just been tapped by Disney to reimagine their 1977 kiddie film "Pete's Dragon."
Sure. Why the hell not? Get More »
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 »
Indie director Randall Moore has pulled off one of the boldest feats of guerrilla cinema in recent memory, as CNN is reporting that his breakout Sundance sensation "Escape From Tomorrow" was filmed entirely at Disneyland and Walt Disney World — without Disney's knowledge or permission.
Good thing those guys at Disney don't have the resources to pursue legal action, huh? Get More »
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 is in full swing and apparently so is Daniel Radcliffe, as all the buzz out of the annual festival seems to be about his turn as Allen Ginserg in the indie "Kill My Darlings." Or more specifically, about his gay sex scenes.
And Radcliffe really doesn't get the big deal.
"It's interesting that it's deemed shocking," he told MTV News. "For me, there's something very strange about that because we see straight sex scenes all the time. We've seen gay sex scenes before. I don't know why a gay sex scene should be any more shocking than a straight sex scene. Or both of them are equally un-shocking."
For more, check out this video or head to MTV.
"V/H/S" was actually pretty good as far as found footage horror movies ago, with its gimmicky no-budget aesthetic actually working especially well for its unnerving anti-casual-sex opener, "Amateur Night," and the creepy final segment involving a very haunted house, "10/31/98."
A sequel was inevitable, which brings us to "S-VHS" (super VHS), named after the semi-professional analog format that showed up in the late '80s and lasted for about two weeks. Get More »
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 »
As a member of both Nirvana and The Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is unquestionably one of the most iconic figures in modern rock music. But he's also no stranger to Hollywood, having appeared in several TV shows and movies (see: "The Muppets" and "Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny"), not to mention some of the coolest music videos ever produced.
And now he's combining those passions in the first trailer for his directorial debut, "Sound City." Get More »