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Are you counting down the last few hours before the holiday break? Is your house overrun with little children who crave constant stimulation? Are you getting super impatient waiting for the next new episode of Once Upon a Time? Then enjoy our humble gift to you, a few pages of a OUaT-themed coloring fun to brighten your cubicle, unite the feuding family members stuck under one roof in a begrudging truce for the next seven days, or simply serve as a crafty Nicotine patch (but for Robert Carlyle withdrawal). Happy holidays!
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- Lily Sparks
Okay, some updates.
Holiday cheer turns to holiday fear when a private investigator’s father is kidnapped in TNT’s all-new original movie Deck the Halls, starring Kathy Najimy, Scottie Thompson, Jane Alexander, Larry Miller and David Selby. Based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark and daughter Carol Higgins Clark and the first in their series of holiday mystery novels.
A crackling good mystery with a warm holiday heart, Deck the Halls brings together two of the Higgins Clarks’ most popular characters: cleaning-woman-turned-amateur sleuth Alvirah Meehan, »
Following last week's announcements of the Competition and Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, Next <=> and New Frontier lineups, the Sundance Film Festival, running January 19 through 29, has just announced the lineups for its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections. Straight from today's release:
A showcase of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the coming year from new and established directors. Presented by Entertainment Weekly. Each is a world premiere.
2 Days in New York / France (Director: Julie Delpy, Screenwriters: Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau) — Marion has broken up with Jack and now lives in New York with their child. A visit from her family, the different cultural background of her new boyfriend, her sister’s ex-boyfriend, and her upcoming photo exhibition make for an explosive mix. Cast: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alex Nahon. Image above.
Arbitrage / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Nicholas Jarecki) — A »
Just about every film at Sundance is a world premiere. So why is there a "Premieres" section, and how is it different than the Competition or the Spotlight or the New Frontiers or the Next or...okay, I think that's all of them. Sundance describes Premieres as "a showcase of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the coming year from new and established directors" and Documentary Premieres as "about big subjects or by master filmmakers that showcase the power of the form."
Basically, what it really means is here's where you find the attention-grabbers at Sundance. These are the big honking movies, the movies featuring Hollywood directors and talent coming down from their Valhalla of craft services and video village to get their hands dirty with the independents. These are the movies that have the biggest red carpets and the majority of the press coverage (see this post).
True to form, »
- Matt Singer
The Sundance Film Festival (apart from Venice) remains the only major film festival that we have not yet had a chance to fully cover. Hopefully 2012 will change that situation. It is one of our goals for next year and so you should be seeing a lot of Sundance posts for the next two or so months.
Sundance has just announced their Feature and Documentary Premieres for next months line-up and it of course includes notable stand-outs including Spike Lee‘s latest Red Hook Summer, Stephen Frears‘ Lay the Favourite, Josh Radnor‘s sophomore effort, Liberal Arts with Elizabeth Olson and Joe Berlinger‘s latest documentary on Paul Simon. In other words, if you are lucky enough to attend the festival, now is the time to get even more excited.
Here’s the full list of feature and documentary premieres at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival:
A showcase of some of »
Once Upon a Time has found Belle’s burly suitor, Gaston.
Matt’s Inside Line: Once Upon a Time Scoop!
As previously reported, Emilie de Ravin (Lost) has been tasked with bringing to life the illustrious fairy tale princess in the episode (to air Sunday, Feb. 12), which will also feature Belle’s father and the titular Beast, wheeling and dealing with Robert Carlyle’s Rumpelstiltskin.
E! Online first reported the casting news.
- Megan Masters
West Of Memphis/Credit: Olivia Hamel
Special Event with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hitRECord on Jan. 26
Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival.
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The fact that most of the Premieres have been produced completely independently further underscores the resourcefulness and tenacity of filmmakers in this climate. That drive and entrepreneurial spirit has pushed narrative and documentary filmmakers alike to create rich stories which will entertain and inspire audiences at the festival and in the year to come.”
Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Featuring one of the most influential directors of all time »
- Michelle McCue
Someone in Storybrooke is finding their unhappily ever after next Sunday, so it's time play 'Guess the Corpse!' The Grim Reaper may not be an official fairy tale character, but he's still making his way for Storybrooke... and just in time for the Dec. 11 episode of Once Upon A Time! We've known for a few weeks about the impending vacancy -- the victim's fairy tale counterpart will still be seen in flashbacks -- but with the major killing now less than a week away, we can really start to cook up some wild theories. So who do You think will be saying sayonara to Storybrooke? We already know that said corpse is someone who exists in both Storybrooke and the fairy tale world, so that eliminates Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Henry (Jared Gilmore.) And considering how vital they are to the real-world drama, I think it's also safe to »
- Andy Swift
As potentially exciting as the in competition  and out of competition  films that will play the 2012 Sundance Film Festival are, the fact is most people haven't heard of them yet. The Premiere category, though, that's where the big movies are. Or, at least, the movies with the big names. This year's line up with is no exception with stand-outs including Spike Lee's latest Red Hook Summer, Stephen Frears' gambling film Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rebecca Hall, Josh Radnor's sophomore effort, Liberal Arts with Elizabeth Olson and Joe Berlinger's latest documentary focusing on Paul Simon. Plus there are films with Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, Parker Posey, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Read about them all below. Here's the full list of feature and documentary premieres »
- Germain Lussier
Sundance will have some heavyweight auteurs in the shape of Spike Lee, Rodrigo Cortés, James Marsh and Stephen Frears for the Premieres Section. Among the 15 selected titles, worth highlighting are Leslye Headland’s debut, "Bachelorette" which stars Kirsten Dunst, we’ve got Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York and a Blacklist favorite in Celeste and Jesse Forever. Count on Lee’s Red Hook Summer, Cortés’ Red Lights, Marsh’s Shadow Dancer and Frears’ Lay the Favorite to garner the most buzz. "2 Days in New York," France (Director: Julie Delpy, Screenwriters: Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau) Marion has broken up with Jack and now lives in New York with their child. A visit from her family, the different cultural background of her new boyfriend, her sister’s ex-boyfriend, and her upcoming photo exhibition make for an explosive mix. Cast: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alex Nahon. "Arbitrage," U. »
Following the two initial line-up announcements for Sundance Film Festival 2012, we have the slate for their premiere section. These are usually the top-class of recognizable names in the indie world, whereas the rest of the line-up is gear more for discovery. Some of the big titles include Spike Lee‘s Red Hook Summer, Julie Delpy‘s 2 Days in New York, Kirsten Dunst‘s drama/comedy Bachelorette, as well as Josh Radnor‘s Happythankyoumoreplease follow-up Liberal Arts and the next film from the director of Buried; two films from directors who made initial splashes at Sundance. I’m also greatly looking forward to the next film from Man on Wire and Project Nim director James Marsh, which stars Clive Owen, as well as a new film from Stephen Frears. Check out the full list below.
A showcase of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the coming year from new and established directors. »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
Though Sundance tends to be stereotyped as the place for heavy, dour stories of shattered lives, it’s actually a great place for comedies. Think Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, The Kids Are All Right, and last year ‘s Our Idiot Brother and Cedar Rapids.
- Anthony Breznican
Getty Images The marquee of the Egyptian Theater announces the Sundance Film Festival.
The films will open in the fest’s out of competition Premieres section and feature A-list heavy casts that include the likes of Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Chris Rock. Such films are perfect for Sundance’s out-of-competition screenings, which help draw attention to the festival »
- Michelle Kung
It’s Prince Charming’s story, kind of, this week. Not much magic in it. We discover that Charming isn’t Charming, but his twin brother, a shepherd, whose name we don’t learn. It’s the Prince and the Pauper! In Fairy Tale, James dies and his twin brother, separated at birth by, who else, Rumpelstiltskin, has to take his place. In Storybrooke, David leaves his wife for Mary Margaret, but then goes back after recovering some memories, »
- Gwen Orel
Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer to see David & Mary Margaret find their happily ever after! What would a fairy tale romance be without a third party determined to keep the happy couple apart? On the Dec. 4 episode of Once Upon A Time, Regina (Lana Parrilla) made it her personal mission to keep David (Josh Dallas) from being with Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin.) And her job was easier than she thought, because David started to get his memory back -- and he decided that being with Kathryn (Anastasia Griffith) is the "right" thing to do. And while David's life in Storybrooke is certainly complicated, it's child's play compared to his royal soap opera going on in the fairy tale world. As it turns out, "James" wasn't the original Prince Charming. He had a twin brother who was sold by his poor family to a king, a deal »
- Andy Swift
Handsome Josh Dallas is at the romantic center of Once Upon A Time
Now that we’re heading into winter, the winners and losers of the fall TV season are apparent and one freshman series on the winning side of the ratings game is ABC’s Once Upon A Time. For those who have yet to check it out, the series, which comes from the creative forces that kept Lost afloat for six seasons, focuses on the town of Storybrooke, Maine and the group of fairy tale characters that have been banished there under a memory-erasing spell. So, for example, Snow White (Big Love alum Ginnifer Goodwin) doesn’t know she’s Snow White but thinks she’s sweet schoolteacher Mary Margaret.
Besides garnering strong enough ratings to warrant a full season of episodes, Once also is the one prime time series that has a legitimate Prince Charming. As portrayed by Josh Dallas, »
Besides spinning an emotional new tale, the Nov. 27 episode also taught us that crazy ladies and old men who play with puppets should not be given control over explosives. As the only therapist in Storybrooke, Archie (Raphael Sbarge) spends most of his time listening to other people's problems -- but Jiminy Cricket's drama took front-and-center on the Nov. 27 episode of ABC's Once Upon A Time, and it set the stage for an epic showdown between Archie and Regina (Lana Parrilla.) Who knew the cricket had a spine? Through the magic of nonlinear storytelling, we learned that Jiminy was once the son of traveling grifters in the fairy tale world. And when he tried to turn them into puppets -- via a magic potion brewed by the sexy Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) -- his plan went awry, and he ended up using it on Geppetto's parents. That's when the slutty Blue Fairy »
- Andy Swift
ABC Scene from “Once Upon a Time.”
Tonight’s episode tells the story of Jiminy Cricket in both Fairy Tale Land and in Storybrooke. In Fairy Tale, he’s a pickpocket from a thieving family who wants to go straight, but they keep pulling him back in. In Storybrooke, Dr. Hopper loses sight of his conscience when Regina orders him to strip Henry of his delusion.
It all starts out with a bang when Emma pins on her deputy’s badge, »
- Gwen Orel
Did someone wish upon a star? Because ABC’s Once Upon a Time is back with new episodes this Sunday at 8/7c, and this time around the series is going to dive deep into Archie’s backstory – that is, the origin of Jiminy Cricket – by literally burrowing beneath the surface of Storybrooke. Here, we have a Q&A with Raphael Sbarge (who plays Archie) as well as some bonus scoop on Ruby/Red Riding Hood and a big loss coming in the winter finale (airing Dec. 11).
Tvline | You’ve previously done a lot of straight drama, including 24 and Prison Break, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Despite my love for sci-fi and superheroes, fairy tale characters have never been my thing - although, having a niece, I'm acutely aware of the adventures of every one of the Disney Princesses - so I'm surprised at how taken I am with what has become my new fall obsession, ABC's Once Upon A Time. Especially considering I was highly skeptical of the premise in the beginning.
But here we are, weeks later, and it has me glued to the tube more than any other new series of the season.
For some, Once may harken back to the Sunday nights when families would gather around the tube to watch The Wonderful World of Disney, but I love that it's more than just a relatively kid-friendly tale of princesses and evil queens - it's a fairy tale saga with bite.
And that bite comes in no small part thanks to the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeffrey Kirkpatrick)
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