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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Parody of the Day: Not so much a parody of a movie as an American custom, here's a video that turns Mad Max: Fury Road into a story about the insanity of Black Friday (via Live for Films): Movie Mashup of the Day: "Bridge of Spies Like Us" imagines a Cold War drama directed by Steven Spielberg starring Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd (via One Perfect Shot): Movie-Inspired Cartoon of the Day: Alien meets the Smurfs in this cute mashup from illustrator Ed Harrington (via Popped Culture): Movie Takedown of the Day: Star Wars fan Kevin Smith joins CinemaSins to point out everything wrong with the original movie: Vintage Image...
- Christopher Campbell
We love CinemaSins. We also love Star Wars. So when CinemaSins sets their sights on the original movie, we.re all in. It.s like the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups of YouTube videos. Two great tastes that taste great together. As if they needed to up the ante anymore, they brought in professional geek Kevin Smith to help out. At the end of the complete film run through CinemaSins actually praises Kevin Smith for much of the channel's popularity due to a tweet he sent about them early in their run. It.s for that reason that they wanted to bring in the writer/director, who.s as well known for being a Star Wars fanatic as anything else. While Smith.s style of sinning is not the same that fans may be used to, the guy is no less funny and points out some of the movies biggest flaws, »
And finally, the last profile in our 75 film predictions list comes from our favorite sort of hodge-podge type filmmaker and while his name might not be familiar for those not in the know, the entire cinephile populous have seen his work. With a background in multiple mediums (photography, video and novel writing) Mexico City residing filmmaker Miguel Calderón saw his work featured in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums (he conceived the paintings that are littered in select backdrops). The exotic bird handling facet in Anderson’s film might have influenced Calderón with the feature debut project he brought to both Sundance Institute’s premiere labs (the 2013 January Screenwriters Lab and 2013 June Directors Lab respectively). With Halley cinematographer Matias Penachino on board, production was completed in April and in it’s unfinished form, Zeus was presented this past October as part of the 13th Morelia Int’l Film Festival in the works-in-progress showcase. »
- Eric Lavallee
Having launched into a life of filmmaking with a seminal Sundance more than two decades back with Clerks (1994), while Park City is sacred grounds for Smith it’s not going to be an automatic invite for the filmmaker. Having visited the fest for Chasing Amy and more recently Red State (he also has producer creds for fest invited 2006’s small town gay bar and 2012’s Filly Brown). Production began all the way in August of 2014 on Yoga Hosers, so when it became a no-show at Tiff (where Tusk premiered) and where Johnny Depp’s Black Mass was in promo mode, the logical conclusion is this family affair might join Canuck film Turbo Kid in back-to-back Midnight section selections. While Tusk was a hard sell, this “sequel” could be a valuable acquisitions title for the predicted section if Depp’s Guy Lapointe character is afforded more time. Could this be a »
- Eric Lavallee
We have A Single Man to remind us skeptics that you can come from the world of clothing design and make lush contributions to the seventh art. Announced in Cannes this past May, Kate and Laura Mulleavy are taking a page from Tom Ford and jumping into feature film with a project that they’ve had on their docket for a while. Creators of the Rodarte brand (The New Yorker detailed their ascension in the biz), the sisters have seen their collections celebrated in art museums and championed by the establishment making this a curious first foray for onlookers in both disciplines. The West Coast based sisters landed Bff Kirsten Dunst for Woodshock, but details have been scarce on the type of shape this drama will hold. Filmed in Eureka, Calif between the months of July and August, what was remarkable about the first mention of the project is that »
- Eric Lavallee
Taika Waititi‘s connection with the Sundance Film Festival has been a longstanding one. His constantly evolving funny bone swagger (aided and abetted alongside muse Jemaine Clement) is a key reason why this important has been a constant presence in Park City. Waititi has participated in the Institute’s many labs and in terms of film has supplied the fest with shorts Two Cars, One Night (2004) and Tama Tu (2005), and features Eagle vs. Shark (2007), Boy (2010) and What We Do in the Shadows (2014). Before his big move to studio features (Thor: Ragnarok is lined up next) the kiwi finally broke bread on the book adaption of a project that was first announced back in 2009. Starring Sam Neill , Julian Dennison, Stan Walker and Rhys Darby, filming took place this summer on Hunt for the Wilderpeople and depending on the budget size could have already have their tents packed or have a longer ways to go in post. »
- Eric Lavallee
While Tiff is more inclusive to programming them, Sundance is not one to shy away from anthology horror films of the V/H/S type, so perhaps they’ll be looking to get into the holiday spirit with horror comedy vignette package aptly called Holidays. Among the group of filmmakers contributing to the project Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate), Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Anthony Scott Burns (Manifold), Matt Johnson (The Dirties), Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim) and Scott Stewart (Priest) we do find former Sundance attendees. Announced in the trades back in February and saw this set-visit write-up in April, this divided up pie is likely ready to bang out some holiday cheer and easter egg hunt glee.
Gist: This is a group of subversive tales fashioned around globally recognized celebrations like Christmas, »
- Eric Lavallee
The Sundance Institute has released details of the nine feature films set to screen during the Midnight section of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, which includes the latest films from Kevin Smith and Rob Zombie.
31, Rob Zombie
Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.
In a desolate community full of drug-addled marines and rumors of kidnapping, a wild-eyed stoner named Lou wakes up after a crazy night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and recurring visions. As she struggles to get a grip on reality, the stories of conspiracy spread.
- Gary Collinson
It might be a case of deja vu all over again for director Jeremy Saulnier. It’s hard enough breaking into Sundance, but the festival’s Spotlight section features about eight films that have landed a theatrical release deal and are being championed as favorites from the film festival circuit (some have pending releases just after January and some are up for major award consideration). Saulnier premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight with 2013’s Blue Ruin and that was followed by stops just about everywhere including Tiff and a couple of U.S. play dates and this didn’t prevent the festival from inviting the film all the same in 2014. With an almost identical route this time out and the same critical support, Green Room connected with the same auds this year and could make a quick detour before being released theatrically on April 1st by the A24 film folks.
- Eric Lavallee
The Sundance Institute announced its Midnight slate Monday and it appears that ladies are leading the way with seven of the nine films announced featuring bad ass women. From horror to comedy and directors Rob Zombie to Kevin Smith, the iconic Midnight Section promises another year of challenging and rewarding films for cinemagoers.
So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the first nine films having their World Premiere at Sundance 2016:
31 – Rob Zombie (USA) – World Premiere, Midnight
Shot in just 20 days, 31 tells the story of five friends who are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and then held hostage in a terrifying place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.
- Sacha Hall
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival decided to drop a little pre-Thanksgiving treat this year, choosing to announce the slate of midnight movies premiering at the festival this January. Notable stand-outs include Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers (pictured above), starring Smith and Johnny Depp's daughters as a pair of convenience store clerks who uncover some ancient evil buried beneath their store (Smith says its like Clueless meets Gremlins), as well as Rob Zombie's 31, in which the musician-turned-director returns to the Halloween holiday for another tale involving five friends held hostage in a place called Murder World. Check out the films below. 31 / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Rob Zombie) — Five friends are kidnapped on the day...
- Erik Davis
The Sundance Film Festival has announced the first films from their 2016 MIdnight line-up and the selection seems pretty stellar. Rob Zombie's new flick, Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers and the Elijah Wood produced The Greasy Strangler are all getting world premiers.
From horror flicks to comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you on the edge of your seat and wide awake.
Check it out:
31 / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Rob Zombie) — Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.
The oddly named Yoga Hosers marks the second film in the director's True North trilogy, following Tusk. As described by the Sundance fest (via Variety), "Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie are teenage besties from Winnipeg who love yoga and live on their smartphones. But when these sophomores get invited to a senior party by the school hottie, »
Despite a great deal of talk a few years back of retiring, Kevin Smith has done nothing of the sort, and doesn.t appear to be heading down that path anytime soon. There.s been a lot of chatter about Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2 recently, but before either of those dives back into his filmic history materialize, we.ll get another in Smith.s recent line of horror movies, Yoga Hosers, and now we know where it will premiere. With his latest film, Smith will return to a place where he has met with success in the past, as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Yoga Hosers will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this coming January. Genre skewing as it is, this is one of nine films selected to screen during the indie fest.s Midnight Movies section. Joining Smith in these late »
There’s no place quite like Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. I’ve been lucky enough to attend and it’s really something to behold. The fest is this bustling adventure in a small mountain town, filled to the brim with independent films of all types. It also takes place right in the heart of Oscar season, so as we close the book on one year, another begins to sprout up with their would be Academy players. We can’t know yet if any will be there this year, but Sundance has announced the first wave of their genre fare, including the movie from Kevin Smith, one of their biggest indie success stories… Smith is one of my favorite filmmakers ever, a unique voice if ever there was one. Recently, he’s gone back down a very indie road, starting at Sundance about five years ago or »
- Joey Magidson
Under The Shadow Photo: Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival The Sundance Film Festival has announced the line-up for the Midnight section of its 2016 festival, which will run from January 21 to 31.
The announcement is a couple of weeks earlier than usual and features 31 by Rob Zombie and Yoga Hosers by Kevin Smith, which will star Johnny Depp and his daughter Lily-Rose. All the films are from the Us with the exception of UK/Jordan co-production Under The Shadow, directed by Babak Anvari, set against the backdrop of the Iran/Iraq war.
The full line-up, including synopses by the festival, is below.
31 (Director/screenwriter: Rob Zombie) Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns. Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, »
- Amber Wilkinson
Typically reserved for post-Thanksgiving bingeing, the first round of Sundance programming arrived early this morning, thanks to the announcement of the annual festival's Midnight section, complete with new offerings from the likes of Kevin Smith and Rob Zombie. Other announcements likely won't roll out until after the holiday, right about the time most turkey dinners have finally settled. Ahead of those announcements, Indiewire is offering 32 films as a Sundance wish list (in honor of the festival's 32nd year). Basically, it's a wholly unscientific collection of films that might reasonably make the cut and/or we hope will make it to Park City, a practice we long ago made our own annual tradition. Much more so than fellow festival powerhouses Cannes or Toronto, Sundance is a hard lineup to predict. Small films from up-and-coming directors often end up being the most talked-about films at the festival, but some of the lineup »
- Peter Knegt, Eric Kohn and Kate Erbland
As we near the end of the calendar year, there is still plenty to look forward to in cinema – and not just the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December. Yes, as we barrel down on the industry’s undisputed purple patch, our local theaters will soon become brimming with awards contenders each out to stake a claim for that coveted Oscar trophy.
Much like previous years, the Academy’s presentation will take place in February, and it’ll be preceded by the Sundance Film Festival one month prior. Returning for its 32nd year on the festival circuit, the Midnight selection has been formally revealed, confirming such entires as Rob Zombie’s horror 31 along with the Kevin Smith-directed college flick, Yoga Hosers.
Blending irreverent comedies with impassioned horror films, the Midnight slate of Sundance 2016 is once again jam-packed with notable release, and let’s not forget »
- Michael Briers
The first slate of films to be announced for the 2016 edition of the Sundance Film Festival is from the midnight slate. It’s nine films strong, most notably a new Rob Zombie horror film about (as they so often are) “evil clowns.” Also, a new Kevin Smith film. The forthcoming Sundance will be from January 21 to 31. 31 / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Rob Zombie) — Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the […] »
- Filmmaker Staff
Horror-comedy about an ‘ancient evil’ uncovered by yoga enthusiasts, starring Lily-Rose Depp and her dad Johnny, will show at the film festival’s Midnight section
Related: Kevin Smith: 'It's not just dudes who want to see characters in tights'
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- Andrew Pulver
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