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Exclusive: Betty White and Carl Reiner Reminisce Over 70 Years in Hollywood on the 'Young & Hungry' Set

11 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Betty White and Carl Reiner go way back, and they opened up to Et about their decades-long friendship on the Young & Hungry set.

"I loved this girl since I first saw her on The Betty White Show," Reiner told Et's Kevin Frazier.

Watch: Betty White Turns 95! Here Are Some of Her Greatest Moments With Et

That was 63 years ago and both comedy legends are still making us laugh on television, well into their 90s. Reiner, 94, plays the long-lost love interest to White, 95, on an upcoming episode of Young & Hungry.

This comes after their previous reunion on White's former hit show, Hot in Cleveland.

"We were lovers in that," Reiner remembered. "I actually kissed her on the mouth and enjoyed it."

"Not necessarily on camera," White joked.

Pics: Betty White's Best Moments

In real life, White was married to Reiner's good pal, Allen Ludden, for 18 years.

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Jill Soloway Says ‘I Love Dick’ Is Rare “Psycho-Sexual Comedy” – Sundance Studio

14 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

"It's like a soapy delicious psycho-sexual comedy set in an art town," Jill Soloway says of her upcoming Amazon Studio series I Love Dick. "No one makes psycho-sexual comedies," the award-winning Transparent creator added. "Not in Texas" chimed in cast member Griffin Dunne of the show, which launches May 12. The pair, at the Robert Redford-founded festival for a preview premiere of the first three episodes of I Love Dick later today, were joined in the discussion at the… »

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Rooney Mara, Jason Segel & Charlie McDowell On Their Journey To The Afterlife With ‘The Discovery’ – Sundance Studio

15 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After premiering his directorial debut, the futuristic, mind-bending romance The One I Love here in Park City three years ago, director Charlie McDowell returns with the dystopian future drama The Discovery.  Part Philip K. Dick, part Stanley Kubrick, with a dash of Christopher NolanThe Discovery follows Will (Jason Segel), a neurosurgeon whose physicist father Dr. Harbor (Robert Redford) is even more renowned, radical and revolutionary in the medical field. Harbor has… »

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FBI “Reviewing” Sundance Cyberattack

16 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Two days after a cyberattack shut down ticket sales at the Sundance Film Festival and saw the Internet ground to a halt in Park City, festival organizers says the feds are on the case. “The FBI is reviewing the case,” a spokesperson for the Robert Redford-founded fest said of the Saturday’s incident. “At this point, we do not have any reason to believe the cyberattack was targeted towards a specific film. No artist or customer information was compromised.” An FBI official… »

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The Star Factory: How the Sundance Film Festival Created Jennifer Lawrence

23 January 2017 4:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What's that you feel? The frigid climate of Park City, Utah suddenly warming with influx of Hollywood stars? The winds of change blowing a brisk mountain air right through the heart of Tinseltown? That's Sundance, baby.  The Film Festival has come to be a pillar of the new year for the film set and everyone who follows. When the now-household name got started (by Robert Redford, lest you forget) as a way to support and inspire independent filmmakers all across the globe and, more importantly, to get their movies made. If you'll allow us to get a little technical for a second, indie movies apply to Sundance in hopes of being seen by the industry's studios and distributors (read: companies that actually »

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‘The Discovery’ Review: Rooney Mara And Jason Segel Find Life After Death — Sundance 2017

21 January 2017 9:57 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If climate change is an inconvenient truth, then overwhelming scientific evidence of the afterlife would be an immobilizing one. And so it is in Charlie McDowell’s “The Discovery,” a provocative slice of theoretical sci-fi that isn’t about death so much as the things that mortality forces into focus.

By turns resoundingly human and regretfully half-baked, the film wears its influences on its sleeve, beginning with a brilliant prologue that recalls the opening sequence of “Children of Men.” Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford, commanding in his small but vital role) is introduced on a television monitor, a mediated version of himself flickering on the screen. He’s preparing to give his first interview in the six months since he’s found compelling data in support of the idea that something — brainwaves, energy, a soul — leaves the body after it expires. During those six months, more than a million people have committed suicide, »

- David Ehrlich

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Review: The Discovery (Sundance) starring Jason Segel & Rooney Mara

21 January 2017 7:16 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: A scientist (Robert Redford) is able to prove the existence of the afterlife, a discovery that leads to millions of suicides all over the globe. Years later, his son (Jason Segel) returns home with a mysterious woman (Rooney Mara), and both find themselves drawn into his father.s new project, which promises a glimpse into this newly-confirmed afterlife. Review: Sundance 2017 may well go down as... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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‘Oklahoma City’ Review: This Bombing Doc Is a Terrifying Warning for Trump’s America — Sundance 2017

21 January 2017 9:09 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From the opening titles that traces photos of white supremacist leaders to Timothy McVeigh’s mugshot, Barak Goodman’s “Oklahoma City” documentary links America’s rising white supremacist movement to McVeigh’s 1995 act of terrorism. It’s a compelling argument, and builds a case that the worst of what’s inside American borders is just as frightening as the evil men outside them. While Goodman’s feature doesn’t focus our recently inaugurated president, it serves as a blunt reminder of what has happened, and could happen again, when misinformation is spread to dangerous, angry, homegrown radicals.

The 1995 Oklahoma City bombing was the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil pre-9/11, and Goodman’s interpretation of its lessons examines how America’s security priorities have shifted since. Domestic terrorism concerns, even in an age when school shootings regularly prompt second amendment debates, are often overridden in national security conversations by fear of foreign threats. »

- Ben Travers

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The Discovery review: everyone but Jason Segel and Rooney Mara wants to die

21 January 2017 7:20 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Robert Redford has discovered the afterlife so everyone is trying to get there fast in this slack-paced, heavily-signposted love story

The Discovery posits a world in which an afterlife has been scientifically proven. There are no specifics, other than concrete evidence that brainwaves move to a different plane of existence. The public reacts with a drastic spike in suicides, as unhappy people rush to “get there”. Hitting reset is an understandable impulse, especially after watching a film which starts so promising only to get bogged down in dreary, desultory scenes and confusing plot contortions.

Jason Segel is the determined man whose name just happens to be Will, and Rooney Mara is the emotionally isolated woman whose name just happens to be Isla. Everybody got that? Okay. They meet on an otherwise empty ferryboat to an unnamed destination, a seaside town during the off-season. Segel’s father, Dr Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford »

- Jordan Hoffman

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Sundance 2017: 'The Discovery' is Stirring Cinema for Intelligent Minds

21 January 2017 2:32 AM, PST | | See recent news »

What would you do, how would you change your life, if there was definitive scientific proof that there is life after death? That is the pivotal question at the heart of The Discovery, the new film from writer/director Charlie McDowell (of The One I Love previously). McDowell is an immensely talented filmmaker proving with this new film that he is making cinema for intelligent minds. The kind of uber-intelligent films which challenge audiences to examine their own choices while also asking very big (often unanswerable) questions about the world around us. The Discovery is a deep, very deep, film that earns appropriate comparisons to Primer and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and if that interests you, it is definitely worth your time. The Discovery stars Robert Redford as a scientist who figures out a way to detect that there is an "after life", or rather that our brain »

- Alex Billington

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Discovery’

21 January 2017 1:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following up their delightfully original debut “The One I Love” with a less playful piece of speculative fiction, writer-director Charlie McDowell and co-scenarist Justin Lader suggest the unexpected, even disastrous consequences that might arise if mankind were to receive definitive proof that there is an afterlife. Though “The Discovery” starts out with a great premise, its mystery dissipates over a somewhat tepid course as the concept ultimately heads in a direction we’ve seen many times before, and depends overmuch on chemistry that fails to materialize between stars Jason Segel and Rooney Mara. Netflix is releasing the film both to theaters and streaming on March 31; response is likely to be muted.

Long estranged from his father for reasons that emerge later on, neurologist Will (Segel) is nonetheless visiting him now, at a time when the latter has retreated from enormous public controversy. Two years earlier, Dr. Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford »

- Dennis Harvey

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Sundance Review: ‘The Discovery’ is a Thrilling, Emotional Search for Life After Death

20 January 2017 10:24 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If you knew what was to come after death, would you live your life differently? Or would you want to live at all? These are but a few life-altering questions at the center of The Discovery, Charlie McDowell’s follow-up to The One I Love, another film which used the backdrop of a science-fiction premise as a playground for exploring universal emotional quandaries. While the director/co-writer’s skill at world-building has expanded, as has his cast, his second film retains a similar, welcome sense of relatability, favoring an emotional throughline over Primer-esque scientific explanation. There’s no greater human truth than death and McDowell uses this to fuel our imagination about what might await, doing so in a way that, like the best sci-fi, stimulates introspection on the part of the viewer.

It’s been two years since Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) revealed a scientific breakthrough that altered the world forever. »

- Jordan Raup

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On Inauguration Day, Sundance Film Festival Has Trump Aversion Syndrome

20 January 2017 12:39 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Park City — Hollywood is renowned for creating wormholes, matrices and parallel universes. In this mountain town turned cultural capital Friday, the out-of-towners are conjuring an alternative reality worthy of the industry’s biggest tentpoles.

It might be called “Trump Aversion Syndrome,” and it features thousands of outsiders determined, at least for the better part of one day, to shut out all news emanating from that locale alongside the Potomac River.

At least for those willing to talk about it at the Sundance Film Festival, Donald Trump is a regrettable, even loathsome, figure. Many are not sure his election was legitimate, due to allegations of Russian intervention and FBI dealings.

Many seemed loathe even to speak the Trump name.

“I’m not going to watch it. I don’t think a lot of people are going to watch it,” said one top Hollywood producer said before a meeting Friday morning. He added, »

- James Rainey

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Who Gets Into The Good Place? Was Will & Grace Coda But a Dream? How Did Watson Escape? And More Qs!

20 January 2017 11:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Chicago Fire, Lethal Weapon, The Good Place and Mom!

1 | On Emerald City, who styled Dorothy’s hair as she quickly changed into her tornado-fighting gown? Unseen attendants? And shouldn’t she have changed back into street clothes/practical boots when resuming her arduous trek?

2 | Wouldn’t it be funny if MacGyver, while stranded with Jack in the Kazakhstan forest, revealed that he didn’t know how to start a simple campfire?

3 | SNL viewers, »

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'Inconvenient Truth' Sequel Opens Sundance 2017: 'Damage Has Been Done'

20 January 2017 9:02 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"We stay away from politics."

You wouldn't want to say that Robert Redford – screen legend, long-time environmentalist and activist, independent-film patron saint, possible contender for handsomest octogenarian alive – was being disingenuous, exactly. But when the founder of the Sundance Film Festival uttered that phrase at this year's opening press conference, some 24 hours before a ... let's call him a "divisive figure" was to be sworn in as president, it felt a little off-brand. He clarified the statement by saying his main concern was staying "focused on the stories being told by »

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Kumail Nanjiani on Creating Sundance’s Buzziest Comedy ‘The Big Sick’

20 January 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kumail Nanjiani, the Pakistani-American comic best know for “Silicon Vally,” revisits one of the most painful chapters of his personal life in “The Big Sick.” The comedy has its premiere Friday night at Sundance, and sight unseen, the buzz is so loud that it is expected to inspire one of the biggest bidding wars of the festival.

The Big Sick” was written by Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon. It recounts their romance and the challenges it faced when Gordon suffered a medical crisis. It also deals with the cultural differences between the pair, as Nanjiani’s conservative Muslim family expected him to enter into an arranged marriage.


Sundance: Robert Redford Says ‘We Stay Away From Politics’

Nanjiani was mentored throughout the process by Judd Apatow, the “Knocked Up” director who produces alongside Barry Mendel. It marks his first leading role, one that forced the standup comic to take acting classes. »

- Brent Lang

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Redford: I think the election will galvanize people by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-01-20 05:54:30

19 January 2017 9:54 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The 2017 edition of Sundance may have kicked off on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration but festival founder Robert Redford had no intention of getting bogged down in politics.

Speaking at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Park City, he said: "Presidents come and go. The pendulum swings. We try to stay away form politics per se. If politics comes up in the stories the filmmakers are telling, so be it."

He added: "We stay away from that. We do not take a position."

But he did say that he thought the election result would ultimately "galvanize people". He said: "I hope and I think that it's going to be followed by a movement and I think that's very helpful."

Speaking at a round table after the conference, director of programming Trevor Groth also addressed the outcome of the election in terms of the »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Premieres to Standing Ovation at Sundance

19 January 2017 7:05 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Updated: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” kicked off the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Thursday night, bringing a strongly positive response from an audience of 1,200 at the Eccles Center Theater.

Though Al Gore announced in “An Inconvenient Sequel” that he is a recovered politician, the audience at the Sundance Film Festival reacted to the follow-up to 2006’s “Inconvenient Truth” like they wish he would get back in the game.

Many stood at the end of the film to applaud Gore, who compared the cause of slowing climate change to other great moral causes of the modern era — like women’s suffrage and civil rights.

Robert Redford introduced the festival’s kickoff film saying that Gore was a “good friend.” “There was a moment in politics when the Supreme Court was not very kind to Al,” Redford said, referring to the court’s halt of a recount in Florida, which left »

- James Rainey

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Michael Moore, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin and More Lead Anti-Trump Rally in NYC

19 January 2017 5:59 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michael Moore, Robert De Niro and Alec Baldwin were among the public figures leading an anti-Trump rally in New York on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration. The event was organized by Greenpeace and the liberal activist organization MoveOn and was held outside the Trump International Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Read More: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Filmmakers on Al Gore and Fighting Climate Change in the Trump Era — Sundance 2017

Robert De Niro began his remarks on a lighthearted note, reading out tweets that he said Trump would likely be writing in the middle of the night. “‘De Niro’s career is a disaster. He was passed over for ‘Godfather IV’ and “Magnificent Seven. Pathetic!’ Another tweet: ‘De Niro should give back his Oscars. Voting was rigged!’”

De Niro then changed his tune, however, turning his focus on things that Trump has actually said. “He’s a bad »

- Graham Winfrey

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Sundance 2017: Why the Dealmaking Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story — Critic’s Notebook

19 January 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For every Sundance Film Festival movie that sells for a big sum, there’s another one that doesn’t.

While hordes of buyers scatter throughout Park City over the next week, a Sundance premiere from two years ago quietly hits theaters on January 27 with little fanfare. “I Am Michael,” Justin Kelly’s perceptive and troubling look at gay-activist-turned-Christian-pastor Michael Glatze (James Franco), hits theaters and VOD long after the Sundance hype has moved on. It’s a missed opportunity for the movie, in which Franco gives one his most complex performances, as audiences struggle alongside the character’s tragic sense of conflict with his faith.

At a divided moment in American history, it’s a shrewd look at conflicting values at the root of modern society. But no distributor took a gamble on it when its fleeting spotlight in Utah came and went; now, dumped onto digital platforms at the start of the year, »

- Eric Kohn

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