This week, my new favorite Tumblr comes from the Sundance Archives. Going back to the festivals inception in 1991, the blog offers a series of retro photos of actors and filmmakers. Young Val Kilmer and a Reservoir Dogs read-through on the carpeted floor? I can smell the snow and Mormons from here. Bring it on, Sundance! More
If you don’t know Juno Temple‘s name now, you will soon. Or, actually, you’ll know it right now because I just told it to you — sometimes I have trouble understanding the space-time continuum. Juno’s been in movies like the Sundance darling Little Birds and Gregg Araki‘s Kaboom, and she’ll be seen in next year’s The Dark Knight Rises. She’s got a head full of curly blonde hair and a quirky sense of style. Juno Temple: commit the name to memory. More
Our new Trailer Recap feature gives attention to movie trailers we think warrant in-depth analysis. This time, we address Like Crazy, the upcoming Sundance darling that stars Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin.
This video is either the trailer for a romantic film about young people or a viral ad for an antidepressant; it’s impossible to be sure. We begin on Young People Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin, who appear to be in the throes of the particular type of romance that blossoms in dining halls and library tables and twin-size beds. They both seem the dreamy sort. Anton asks, “Would you mind reading me something?” More
Yesterday we re-introduced you to Elizabeth Olsen, the 21-year-old sister of MK&A who’s stealing the show over at Sundance. Turns out that in addition to a famous last name and a set of acting chops, Lizzie’s also got a killer sense of style (the Olsen twins’ line Elizabeth and James is even named after her). Check out our latest and future style crush. More
25-year-old actor Lou Taylor Pucci took on a challenge by playing the lead in a film called The Music Never Stopped. The movie, which co-stars the awesome J.K. Simmons, dramatizes the true story of a hippie kid who lost part of his memory and brain function after suffering a massive brain tumor. Through the help of a music therapist and songs by The Grateful Dead, he starts to make progress toward forging new memories.
Lou plays the lead character, Gabriel (based on a real man named Gary), who we see both after he’s suffered the brain damage and also in flashbacks as a rebellious high school kid. In a Q&A after the screening, Lou talked about the methods he took toward being able to effectively play the challenging role: More
Dito Montiel was a big hit with his first movie, A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints. For his second film, he signed on Channing Tatum and scored a big launch at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. But bad news for Channing’s acting career. No one seems to like it so far. More
The 21-year-old sister of Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen is getting a lot of attention this week at Sundance. Because she appears in two movies at the festival – and she’s actually good. Get familiar with the name Elizabeth Olsen. Because you’re going to be hearing it a lot this year. More
We stopped by Sundance’s Red State after party last night and the room was abuzz with news of a stunt auction director Kevin Smith‘s pulled at the flick’s world premiere not an hour before. Kevin bid on his own movie, for $20, and said that he plans to self-distribute the horror film about a group of radical Christian fundamentalists. He plans to promote the movie through social networking, podcasting, and taking it around on a 15-city tour as party of a new DIY distribution mentality. Kevin explained: More
Here at Sundance, stars and commoners alike are waking around in snow boots and giant parkas. Winter: It’s the great equalizer. And a lot of smart guys thought ahead and grew some facial hair in advance to guard against the cold. Check out our gallery of some of the scruffy stars who’ve been wandering the streets of Park City. More
Miranda July‘s 2005 film Me And You And Everyone We Know was hard to follow. In fact, it was so hard to improve on that it took Ms. July six years to complete her next feature film. And screening at the Sundance film festival this year, things didn’t go exactly according to plan. In fact, at the press screening of The Future I attended, multiple people walked out. More
• James Franco continues to be the weirdest person in the world when he made an MTV interviewer sing a dirty version of the Three’s Company theme with him at Sundance. (Socialite Life)
• Aaron Carter has entered rehab for “emotional and spiritual issues.” And drugs. Most likely drugs. (People)
Hi – we’re currently on our way to Sundance! We’re on airplane this very second (technology!), in fact, traveling to the land of movie premieres, famous people, and gift bags full of or weird fleece scarves. We plan to bring you coverage of the festival once we get there, but for now, here’s a look at who’s been wandering the snowy streets of Park City. More
Elizabeth Olsen is stepping out of the shadows of her older sisters and into the shadows of a dark, unidentified presence. (Can dark, unidentified presences have shadows? Questions like this one are why we wish The X-Files were still on.) Lizzie stars in the film Silent House which will screen this week at Sundance. This clip is mostly just a bunch of horrified panting, but Lizzie does it quite convincingly! More