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Watch: Nicole Kidman Talks 'Strangerland' at Sundance (Exclusive Video Interview)

24 January 2015 4:40 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Nicole Kidman is one of our most fearless actresses, from her Oscar-winning role as a depressed Virginia Woolf in "The Hours" and warbling woman of the night in "Moulin Rouge!" to the grieving mother in "Rabbit Hole,"  aggressive newswoman on the rise in "To Die For," and sexy turn in "Paperboy." I talked to her on a chilly balcony overlooking Main Street right before her latest film "Strangerland" made its debut in the World competition.   "Strangerland" is a gorgeously shot moody outback thriller shot in Alice Springs about a pharmacist (Joseph Fiennes, replacing originally cast Guy Pearce) and his wife (Kidman) who move to a new town after their sex-crazed 15-year-old daughter has an affair with a teacher. They haven't had a chance to settle down when the girl and her younger brother vanish during a dust storm, presumably into the desert, spawning all sorts of talk and suspicion as the town police. »

- Anne Thompson

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The End of the Tour may have a distribution deal with A24

23 January 2015 9:04 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having only just starting in the Us, it seems that some of the line-up at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is too good to turn down.

In what would be the fourth sale already before the festival gets into full swing, distributors A24 are considering picking up the rights to The End of the Tour, the new drama from James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) starring Jason Segal (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Double).

Receiving its premiere tonight at the festival, the film is loose adaptation of David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace, in which the Rolling Stone reporter (played by Eisenberg) spent five days on the road with the late writer David Foster Wallace (Segel) conducting interviews for the book, which was released a year and a half after Wallace’s death.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Sundance: Cobie Smulders On the Freedom 'How I Met Your Mother' Has Afforded Her

23 January 2015 7:28 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Since saying goodbye to CBS's mega-hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" last year in a series finale that left fans of the show divided, Canadian actress Cobie Smulders has remained in the spotlight thanks to her ties to Marvel and their "Avengers" franchise. As Agent Maria Hill, she appeared in last year's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and on the small screen in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and this summer she'll reprise the role for "Avengers: Age of Ultron." But at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Smulders is set to receive a lot of attention not because of Marvel, but her performances in two other the most hotly anticipated films premiering in the U.S. competition: "Results" and "Unexpected." In the former, directed by Sundance alum Andrew Bujalski, Smulders stars with Guy Pearce as a pair of personal trainers whose lives are upended by the actions of a new client. »

- Nigel M Smith

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7 Beloved Movies You Didn't Know Debuted At Sundance

23 January 2015 12:49 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah has always been a place for independent spirit, unique storytelling and movies that challenge the so-called "rules" of film making.

Often, this translates to weird, unmarketable character studies that either never see the light of day or are shoved off onto VOD platforms without so much as a single advertisement. But this isn't always the case. In fact, some of the most beloved, iconic films of the last 20 years got their start in the many hallowed screens scattered across the small snow-covered city.

News: 9 Sundance 2015 Films We Are Dying to See

Here are seven hugely popular films that you'd never guess came out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Reservoir DogsQuentin Tarantino's debut feature – about the aftermath of a botched diamond heist and the paranoia that grows between the culprits when it's revealed that one of them is secretly a cop – premiered at Sundance in 1992, where it quickly »

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Sundance Opens With Hot Titles Selling Fast

22 January 2015 5:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Before a single film had officially been shown at Sundance, the market was already heating up with five high-profile titles already off the table or in a position to sell.

Variety has confirmed that A24 is in pursuit of “End of The Tour,” starring Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone journalist interviewing him. Two weeks ago, Fox Searchlight picked up Noah Baumbach’s “Mistress America.” Magnolia landed “Results,” a comedy starring Guy Pearce as a personal trainer. Lionsgate bought “Don Verdean,” a comedy that mixes archaeology and religion from the creators of “Napoleon Dynamite,” and Relativity Sports scooped the documentary “In Football We Trust” which focuses on football in Salt Lake’s Polynesian community.

Sundance doesn’t officially start until Thursday evening, when three films start to screen. But an already robust market could grow even stronger on opening night if “The Bronze, »

- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang

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Sundance: Magnolia swoops on Results

22 January 2015 11:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Magnolia has swooped on world rights to the Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders comedy set to premiere in Park City on January 27. Meanwhile A24 was understood to be in advanced talks for Us rights to The End Of The Tour.

Christina Rogers and her team at Magnolia International will commence sales on Results at the Efm in Berlin next month.

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and director of acquisitions John Von Thaden negotiated the worldwide rights deal with ICM Partners.

Results is earmarked for a summer theatrical release in the Us and takes place in the world of fitness in Austin, Texas, as a wealthy client disrupts the lives of two personal trainers.

Andrew Bujalski, who scored a critical hit at Sundance 2013 with Computer Chess, directed from his screenplay.

Kevin Corrigan also stars alongside Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Constance Zimmer.

Paul Bernon, Sam Slater and Houston King produced and the executive producers »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Magnolia swoops on Results

22 January 2015 11:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has swooped on world rights to the Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders comedy set to premiere in Park City on January 27. Meanwhile A24 was understood to be in advanced talks for Us rights to The End Of The Tour.

Christina Rogers and her team at Magnolia International will commence sales on Results at the Efm in Berlin next month.

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and director of acquisitions John Von Thaden negotiated the worldwide rights deal with ICM Partners.

Results is earmarked for a summer theatrical release in the Us and takes place in the world of fitness in Austin, Texas, as a wealthy client disrupts the lives of two personal trainers.

Andrew Bujalski, who scored a critical hit at Sundance 2013 with Computer Chess, directed from his screenplay.

Kevin Corrigan also stars alongside Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Constance Zimmer.

Paul Bernon, Sam Slater and Houston King produced and the executive »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance: Magnolia Buys ‘Results’ with Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders

22 January 2015 10:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In one of the first deals at the Sundance Film Festival, Magnolia Pictures has acquired world rights to the comedy “Results,” ahead of its Jan. 27 world premiere at the festival.

Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan star in “Results,” with Andrew Bujalski directing from his own script.

The film is set in the fitness world of Austin, Texas, with Corrigan as a recently divorced, miserable slob who makes a stab at self-improvement by signing up for a personal trainer at a local gym, where he meets the self-styled guru/owner (Pearce) and acerbic trainer Kat (Smulders).

Bujalski’s “Computer Chess” debuted at Sundance in 2013.

Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Constance Zimmer also star. The film was produced by Paul Bernon, Sam Slater and Houston King; executive producers were David Bernon, Greg Stewart and Sev Ohanian.

Magnolia plans a summer theatrical release for the film. It will »

- Dave McNary

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Andrew Bujalski's 'Results' Acquired By Magnolia Pictures

22 January 2015 9:33 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Magnolia Pictures announced has acquired world rights to "Results," writer/director Andrew Bujalski's new comedy with Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan, which will have its world premiere in the Us Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in the Eccles Theater on Tuesday, January 27th. Here's the synopsis: "Results" is a well toned ensemble comedy set in the fitness world of Austin, TX. Corrigan plays Danny, a recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable slob who makes a stab at self-improvement by signing up for a personal trainer at a local gym. There he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. Produced by Paul Bernon, Sam Slater and Houston King, "Results" also co-stars Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Constance Zimmer. The »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Andrew Bujalski's 'Results' Acquired by Magnolia Ahead of its Sundance Premiere

22 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Magnolia Pictures has announced that the acquisition of world rights to writer-director Andrew Bujalski's "Results," ahead of its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival next week. The comedy stars Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovani Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Constance Zimmer and is set in the fitness world of Austin, TX. The synopsis continues: "Corrigan plays Danny, a recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable slob who makes a stab at self-improvement by signing up for a personal trainer at a local gym. There he meets self-styled guru-owner Trevor (Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally." "We've been long time fans of Andrew Bujalski, one of the most distinctive American directors working today," said Magnolia's President Eamonn Bowles in a statement. "We are incredibly excited to be handling »

- Casey Cipriani

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Sundance: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders Comedy ‘Results’ Lands at Magnolia Pictures

22 January 2015 9:26 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Andrew Bujalski’s new film co-stars Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi and Brooklyn Decker

Magnolia Pictures has acquired world rights to writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s new comedy “Results,” which stars Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan.

The film will have its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Magnolia is eyeing a summer theatrical release for the film.

Results” is a “well-toned” ensemble comedy set in the fitness world of Austin, Texas. Corrigan plays Danny, a recently divorced, newly rich and utterly miserable slob who makes a stab at self-improvement by »

- Jeff Sneider

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Sundance/Slamdance 2015: Austin and Texas Connections

21 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

The Sundance Film Festival begins tomorrow -- Thursday, January 22 -- and runs through Saturday, February 1. Although Texas isn't as heavily represented as the last two years I've attended, I see plenty of Texas-related content to choose from.

Local filmmaker Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess) wrote and directed Results, which was shot in Austin and stars Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce. The comedy is about two incompatible personal trainers who experience more challenges than usual from a wealthy client's demands.

Texas actor Tye Sheridan (Mud, Joe) continues his run of Sundance appearances with a pair of movies premiering at the festival this year. Sheridan co-stars in the historical drama Last Days in the Desert, an addition to the trials and tribulations of Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness. Jesus (Ewan McGregor) struggles with the Devil for the fate of a family in crisis that he encounters in the desert.

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- Debbie Cerda

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Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #20: Andrew Bujalski Learned a New Language to Make the 'Commercial' Comedy 'Results'

20 January 2015 12:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Andrew Bujalski is no stranger to the Sundance Film Festival, having premiered his fourth feature "Computer Chess" there in 2013, where it nabbed the Alfred Sloan Feature Film Prize. This time, however, Bujalski returns to the Festival with a slew of name actors in his much-anticipated "Results", which will debut in the Festival's U.S. Competition section. Featuring the likes of Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, and Anthony Michael Hall, the film explores the intricate lives of personal trainers and promises a bittersweet look at the culture of self-improvement. What's your film about in 140 characters or less?A couple of good-looking personal trainers are having trouble falling in love. Maybe a depressed pothead can help them? Now what's it Really about? Self-improvement (does it exist?). Austin TX. The disaster of falling in love. Dogs, cats. Guitars, drums. "It's not about the money, brother." Bulging biceps! Yoga pants. Two. »

- Ana Souza

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Film Feature: Preview of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

18 January 2015 8:06 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – This Thursday marks the beginning of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and yours truly will be in attendance to cover the fest for HollywoodChicago.com. Last year, the Park City, Utah event introduced the world to its 2014-defining sensations like “Whiplash” and “Boyhood”.

Those titles followed in the paths of indie landmarks such as “sex, lies and videotape,” “Clerks,” “Hoop Dreams,” “American Movie,” “Memento,” “Frozen River,” “Winter’s Bone,” and “Fruitvale Station,” among many others.

In pursuit of new favorite films for a new year, I’ve composed a relatively solid schedule so that I can devour as much diverse Sundance goodness as possible. Narratives, documentaries, white supremacists, nasty babies, Neil Hamburger, Chiwetel Ejiofor, stolen cop cars, and much, much more are all in play. But with hopes that everything I witness is the next “Boyhood”-like zeitgeist, I’ll be sure to report back here on what’s worth, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Chris Hemsworth Facts: 23 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Actor

16 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chris Hemsworth went from unknown to Hollywood leading man seemingly overnight.

Like many other Australian stars, the actor got his start on a soap opera "Home and Away." But 171 episodes later -- and after a stint on "Dancing With the Stars Australia" -- Hemsworth ended up stateside, waiting for his big break. It didn't take long. Two years after his U.S. debut, Hemsworth won the titular role in "Thor" (2011) and hasn't looked back since. This month, he takes aim in Michael Mann's thriller "Blackhat."

From his days in the Outback to his iconic U.S. debut, here are 23 things you probably don't know about Chris Hemsworth.

1. Chris Hemsworth was born August 11, 1983 in Melbourne, Australia to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth.

2. His mother is an English teacher, while his father is a social-services counselor.

3. Growing up, Hemsworth split his time in Melbourne and the Australian Outback in the Northern Territory, »

- Jonny Black

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Watch: Andrew Bujalski on his New Film Results

9 January 2015 8:30 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

“Even when you’re falling in love with somebody, even when you’re having a beautiful kiss that you’ll remember for the rest of your life, something could still be terribly wrong.” That’s Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha HaComputer Chess) in this brief video teasing his fifth feature Results, which premieres later this month at the Sundance Film Festival. We still don’t have all that much detail on Bujalski’s first film to feature honest to goodness name actors: Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders topline, with Anthony Michael Hall and Giovanni Ribisi also part of the improbable cast. We know it’s a drama about gyms, working out, […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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The Birds, Inglourious Basterds Actor Taylor Dead at 84

8 January 2015 6:41 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Rod Taylor dead at 84: Actor best known for 'The Time Machine' and 'The Birds' Rod Taylor, best remembered for the early 1960s movies The Time Machine and The Birds, and for his supporting role as Winston Churchill in Quentin Tarantino's international hit Inglourious Basterds, has died. Taylor suffered a heart attack at his Los Angeles home earlier this morning (January 8, 2015). Born on January 11, 1930, in Sydney, he would have turned 85 on Sunday. Based on H.G. Wells' classic 1895 sci-fi novel, The Time Machine stars Rod Taylor as a H. George Wells, an inventor who comes up with an intricate chair that allows him to travel across time. (In the novel, the Victorian protagonist is referred to simply as the "Time Traveller.") After experiencing World War I and World War II, Wells decides to fast forward to the distant future, ultimately arriving at a place where humankind has been split »

- Andre Soares

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‘The Rover’ DVD Review

6 January 2015 5:20 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Chan Kien, Tek Kong Lim, Tawanda Manyimo, David Field, Scott Perry, Ben Armer, Gillian Jones, Jamie Fallon | Written by David Michôd, Joel Edgerton | Directed by David Michôd

After a major global economic collapse, the Australian outback has become a lawless wasteland. The Rover follows one man’s journey as he traverses this dying landscape to recover his car which has been stolen. With the brother of one of the thieves held as hostage, he must avoid military patrols, bandits and other criminals if he is ever to see his vehicle again.

Ahh The Rover. It sounds like it could be such an interesting film. Reading that synopsis it conjures up images of a ‘Mad Max’ like tale, people fighting for survival, car chases, general chaos, maybe an explosion or two. No, that isn’t what you are going to get so crush that dream right now. »

- Richard Axtell

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The top 20 underappreciated films of 2014

6 January 2015 4:41 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A new year of films may beckon, but there are lots of movies from 2014 you may have missed. Here's a list of 2014's most underappreciated...

There was no shortage of magnificent films in 2014 of every kind, from the expensive and explosive to the low-key and experimental. But it's a sad fact of life that not all movies do as well as they should, either because of poor distribution or simply because they'd been released at the same time as something much bigger and more star-laden.

While the list below is by no means an exhaustive one - there are plenty of great films from 2014 that we're still getting around to seeing - it's our attempt to highlight a few fine pieces of work that didn't get quite as much love as they deserved.

So without further ado - and in no particular order - we'll start with a stunning »

- ryanlambie

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The Rover DVD Review

5 January 2015 6:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: David Michôd

Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Tawanda Manyimo, Gillian Jones

Running Time: 103 minutes

Certificate: 15

Having received critical acclaim for his 2010 release Animal Kingdom, director David Michôd definitely set himself a challenge to replicate his previous success. However, choosing to return to the film world with The Rover was one of the smartest moves he could’ve made.

Set in a dystopian Australia, Guy Pearce (who previously collaborated with Michôd on Animal Kingdom) features as quiet loner Eric, a man inadvertently drawn into a world of violence and desperation. After his car is stolen by three criminals, Eric sets out to seek revenge and claim back what is rightfully his. However, on his journey he comes across the injured Rey (Robert Pattinson), the brother of one of the criminals, desperate to get back to the gang despite their attempts to lose him. Now lumbered with a passenger, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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