Hollywood.com’s coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival



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The Amazing Sundance Movie That Disney Will Never Let You See

People have either loved Escape From Tomorrow and praised it as the bravest piece of cinema they have seen in years or savaged it by saying it is a wacky incoherant mess. But there is one thing that nearly everyone agrees on: Disney will probably never let it see a commercial theater.

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Nicole Kidman Wows in Absolutely Insane, Totally Amazing Sundance Movie ‘Stoker’

The credits for Stoker, the new Chan-Wook Park movie that debuted at Sundance Sunday night, run backwards. Yes, instead of blooming up from the bottom of the screen and traveling up, they pour town from the top in a slow cascade.

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Gordon-Levitt’s Porn-Filled ‘Don Jon’s’ Sells for $4 Million at Sundance: Why It’s Worth It

With the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival behind us, the mecca of independent film segues into phase two: the buying frenzy. While new films will continue to roll out and amass buzz, ones that hit earlier in the week are already being chased by movie studios looking for the next breakout hit.

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‘Before Midnight’ Completes a Trilogy at Sundance, Questions True Love

Building upon the events of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, director Richard Linklater and his two stars, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, continue the exploration of their romantics in Before Midnight.

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Alicia Keys Goes Spielberg at Sundance: ‘Inevitable Defeat’ Is a Tale from the Concrete Jungle

Alicia Keys’ music career isn’t going anywhere — we’re still humming “Empire State of Mind” and the singer/songwriter is set to perform the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl — but at this year’s Sundance, the prolific artist solidifies herself as a new and essential voice in the movie business.

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Indie Auteur Lynn Shelton Takes a Big Leap Forward at Sundance with ‘Touchy Feely’

Lynn Shelton’s features are considered “mumblecore,” a movement of modern film defined by small casts (and usually smaller budgets), improvised scripts, and real life situations. Her latest movie, Touchy Feely is not that. It’s also not as good but, in the long run, that could be a good thing.

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James Franco Had a Lot of Sex at Sundance Last Night

James Franco wears so many different hats it is almost comical. He does so much, in fact, that that he had two films premiere at Sundance Saturday night and he served different roles in both of them.

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In the Middle of a Gun Violence Epidemic, ‘Blue Caprice’ Hits Sundance Hard

On Friday, the first day of the Sundance Film Festival, I was standing in line for a movie when suddenly, there was a loud, rapid fire string of popping sounds.

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Gael Garcia Bernal Is the Hottest Import at Sundance

Every year there are those Sundance darlings who come to the festival with several projects under their belt and build the buzz not only on quality but also on quantity. This year, one of those darlings is Mexican star Gael García Bernal, who is having a resurgence after breaking out in 2001 in Y Tu Mamá También and both of his projects were definitely worth checking out.

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Can’t We Get Sundance Star Jennifer Coolidge Her Own Movie Already?

Jennifer Coolidge has built a career saving scenes in American Pie, Legally Blonde, and every David Gest — no, wait, that’s Liza Minnelli’s ex-husband — every Christopher Gest mockumentary. She does it yet again in Austenland, which debuted Friday afternoon at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Sundance’s ‘Breathe In': Homewreckers Are the New ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girls’

Back in 2005, writer Nathan Rabin coined the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” to describe Kirsten Dunst’s character in Elizabethtown, a type of recurring female character that “exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.”

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We’re Kind of Terrified to Search After Sundance’s ‘Google and the World Brain’

In October 2004, Google announced an ambitious project, one that has imagined by the greatest minds of the world for as long as humans have recorded their thoughts. The Google Print Library aimed to be an all-encompassing destination for information.

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Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon Stuck in ‘Mud’ in Lackluster Sundance Film

There are things to like about writer/director Jeff Nichols’ (Take Shelter) heartwarming coming-of-age story, but its problems outweigh its delights. It’s biggest problem is that the 130-minute running time is about 40 minutes too long.

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Naomi Watts and Robin Wright Sleeping with Each Other’s Sons Is as Creepy as It Sounds

50 Shades of Grey has ushered in the age of “mommy porn,” and Two Mothers, an Australian movie that debuted at Sundance on Friday night, has changed that idea all over again.

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Daniel Radcliffe Proves Himself a Star in Sundance’s ‘Kill Your Darlings’

According to director John Krokidas, his feature debut Kill Your Darlings took nearly 11 years to bring to screen. After premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Friday afternoon, the slow cook appears to have only strengthened the film.

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Sundance Doc Makes Interesting Comparisons to Manti Te’o, Lance Armstrong Controversies

Freedom versus safety — the thematic core of every political debate and dystopian novel in civilized history, two human values of inarguable importance that are often placed in direct contrast to one another.

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Robert Redford and Obama Ask: Is Gun Violence in Movies a Problem?

This year’s Sundance Film Festival has only just kicked into gear, and has already launched some of the more interesting, and some of the strangest, prospects for the future of film.

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Sundance 2013: James Franco’s BDSM Porn, Drunk Policemen, and More — TRAILERS

This year’s Sundance Film Festival has only just kicked into gear, and has already launched some of the more interesting, and some of the strangest, prospects for the future of film.

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Sundance Post-‘Beasts': The Festival Is More Important Than Ever

In January of 2012, director Benh Zeitlin’s debut feature Beasts of the Southern Wild premiered to 1,270 Sundance attendees who, as the triumphant score crescendoed into the end credits, leapt out of their seats into a standing ovation.

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Hollywood.com at Sundance 2013: 10 Movies We’re Dying to See

This year, Hollywood.com will once again be jetting off to Park City, Utah for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. For 10 days, the small mountain town becomes the epicenter for all things movies, with A-List stars and filmmakers from around the world congregating to get their taste of independent cinema.

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Sundance 2013 Line-Up Sports Daniel Radcliffe, Rooney Mara, Jessica Biel, and More

Every year, filmmakers young and old congregate in Park City, Utah, to show off their latest creations in hopes of playing to raves and finding distribution to a theater near you.

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Golden Globes 2013 Movie Snubs: Where Is Matthew McConaughey?

This thursday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association weighed in with their nominations for the Golden Globe awards, naming the best actors and movies of 2012 and shaking up the race to the Oscars.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Host 2013 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony

We’ll have to wait with bated breath to find out if, in fact, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Star-Lord in the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy, but we know this for sure now: the actor, who is a big time movie star with some serious indie cred to boot, will host the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ashton Kutcher to Debut Films at 2013 Sundance Fim Festival

While the annual Sundance film festival continues to be a place that launches young filmmaking talent, over the years it’s also become a star-studded publicity machine attracting big names looking to debut their new films.

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Hollywood.com Roundtable: How Sundance Indie Hit ‘Simon Killer’ Shot in the Louvre… for Free!

Making a movie is a series of compromises. A director’s job is to bring the screenplay to life using every facet of filmmaking, from diverse locations to camera tricks to innovative special effects.

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