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Speed Read: Boy Scouts of America to Allow Gay Scouts

30 December 2013 8:27 AM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

New year, new leaf: Boy Scouts of America will start allowing gay Scouts starting Jan. 1. Phil Robertson has returned to Duck Dynasty following his controversial antigay comments and consequential "indefinite hiatus." Zac Efron displayed his 6-month sobriety in a public way, wearing his AA chip on a necklace at a Lakers game. President Barack Obama loves the same TV shows you do - and also threatens those who spoil Breaking Bad for him. Khloe Kardashian is ready to "sex it up" and start fresh in the New Year. Broadway called Carly Rae Jepsen, definitely. She will play Cinderella opposite of Fran Drescher's Evil Stepmother, starting Feb. 4. While most kids get Hess trucks for Christmas, Kanye West got his daughter, North West, a mini replica of his Lamborghini. Lavish, yes, but at least it’s not a small version of the nude Birkin bag he gave to Kim. Just when »

- Alyse Whitney

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The Shipping News: The Year in Slash

30 December 2013 8:05 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Hi everyone. This is Adri coming to you with a month by month slash fandom recap of the year 2013!


We started out the year with a great big nod at fandoms from our beloved Chris Colfer during the People’s Choice Awards. A lot of us know the burn of getting snubbed or laughed at for our enjoyment of fanwork, so it was lovely to hear such praise from Colfer.

“It is so flattering to be exploited in your fanfiction. I can’t tell you. It is the ultimate high-five. Thank you to our wonderful fans, the Klainers, the Gleeks, all the names you have for yourselves. It’s amazing to be the subject of your fandom.” – Chris Colfer



One day in February we woke up and turned on the radio and then checked our calendars and looked over our shoulders for any signs of a Tardis. Fall Out Boy? »

- Adri M

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Road to Sundance: When Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg starred in 'Adventureland' -- Video

23 December 2013 9:27 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Every Monday until the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, EW is celebrating a great success story from independent film’s most prestigious showcase. So far, we’ve revisited Lee Daniel’s Precious and Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River. Today, we look back at Adventureland, the 2009 comedy that featured a bunch of indie stars who were on the cusp of movie stardom.

To be fair, Kristen Stewart had just become a huge star when Adventureland pulled into Park City in 2009 — the first Twilight was playing in theaters — but she was still only 18 years old. Jesse Eisenberg was known best for indies like The Squid and the Whale »

- Jeff Labrecque

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'Her': Ranking the Weirdness in Spike Jonze's Latest Movie

18 December 2013 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

*** Warning: Contains Spoilers***

After a handful of Golden Globe nominations and being named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review, Spike Jonze's "Her" is a legitimate award season contender. But unlike his fellow hopefuls, that's all the more impressive because Jonze isn't exactly known for making traditional Oscar-bait or even "normal" movies, for that matter ("Malkovich Malkovich," anyone?). And "Her" is no exception, set in a near-future of high-waisted pants and remarkably complex AI, and about Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely, recently divorced writer who falls in love with his new operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).

But that high-concept premise is probably the least weird thing about the offbeat filmmaker's surprisingly touching techno-love story. Here's a rundown of what other strangeness you can expect from Jonze's unconventional science-fiction romance.

10. Theodore falls in love with an operating system named Samantha

Yes, Theodore and »

- Rick Mele

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Four New Clips Arrive From Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’

16 December 2013 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If there’s one film I cannot wait to see in 2014 it’s Spike Jonze’s Her. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore, the film explores what happens when a man falls in love with a personalized operating system (Os).  Although lacking a physical presence, Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) manages to bring Theodore to life after he struggles to come to terms with his divorce.

I’m a sucker for anything romantic, especially when there’s a twist to the story. Co-starring Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, Her may well be my film of 2014 (and we’ve not even finished 2013 yet!).

Her, directed by Spike Jonze, will arrive in Us cinemas from 10th January 2014, with us Brits having to wait until 14th February (St. Valentine’s Day, anyone?).

Source: YouTube

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- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Inside the New Saturday Night Live

10 December 2013 4:00 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Live from New York, it's...NBC's hottest show? After nearly 40 years on the air and countless cast changes — including the losses of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and (soon) Seth Meyers in the last two seasons alone — Saturday Night Live routinely ranks as one of the Peacock Network's highest-rated series in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 age demographic (just below The Voice, The Blacklist and Chicago Fire). This...

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- Bruce Fretts

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Top 5: The Amazing Spider-man 2 Trailer, Out Of The Furnace, Gal Gadot to Play Wonder Woman in Batman Vs. Superman, Sundance 2014, X-men: Apocalypse

7 December 2013 10:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

This week in Blu-ray/DVD recommendations I confidently offer up writer/director Maggie Carey's The To Do List for your consideration. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, and many more, The To Do List delivers consistent laughs and, at times, an all too realistic depiction of the awkwardness of "first times". As an added bonus, I imagine viewers who grew up in the 90's will appreciate the fashion and accessory induced nostalgia the film provides (the sound of a Trapper Keeper ripping open is music to my ears). Moreover, having a story like this told from a female perspective is refreshing to say the least. I don't want to oversell it as being a comedic game-changer but The To Do List is a solid feature debut for Carey and Plaza is excellent as the overachieving lead who approaches sexual experience the only way she knows how: like it's »

- Jason Barr

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Sundance 2014 Initial Line-Up Announced, Led by Song One, The Skeleton Twins, Camp X-Ray & More

5 December 2013 2:39 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Sundance Film Festival continues to be one of the most popular, and arguably one of the most important, events on the industry calendar, launching as it does some of the most prominent independent films at the start of each year.

This year will be no different, with Sundance announcing last night the initial line-up of films screening in competition, led by Song One, starring Anne Hathaway; Camp X-Ray, starring Kristen Stewart; Infinitely Polar Bear, with Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana; Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas, starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham, and Swanberg himself; The Skeleton Twins, with Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, and Ty Burrell; Life After Beth, with Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, and John C. Reilly; Listen Up Philip, with Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss; Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons; and many, many more.

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Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Line Up Revealed For 2014 Sundance Film Festival

4 December 2013 5:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival is coming up in January and today, the Sundance Institute has named the films that will be in the U.S. and world competitions as well as Next, which is an oddly-named showcase for “Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling.”

There will be 67 films competing across five different competition categories. That may sound like a lot, but that’s only the first half of the film announcements. Later on they will be announcing the remaining lineup of films being shown outside these competitions.

Overall, it’s an impressive batch of entries, with several surprises and a handful of very promising movies. Check out the full list below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Camp X-Ray / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Peter Sattler) — A young woman is stationed as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, »

- Jeremy Clymer

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Films Announced For 2014 Sundance Film Festival

4 December 2013 5:03 PM, PST | | See recent news »

God’S Pocket

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “That the Festival has evolved and grown as it has over the past 30 years is a credit to both our audiences and our artists, who continue to find ways to take risks and open our minds to the power of story. This year’s films and artists promise to do the same.”

For the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 118 feature-length films were selected, representing 37 countries and 54 first-time filmmakers, including 34 in competition. These films were selected from 12,218 submissions (72 more than for 2013), including 4,057 feature-length films and 8,161 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,014 were from the U.S. and 2,043 were international. 97 feature films at »

- Michelle McCue

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First Look: Anne Hathaway, Aaron Paul and Christina Hendricks lead Sundance 2014 films

4 December 2013 4:07 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The lineup for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival has been revealed, and it's among the starriest in recent memory. Take a look at new images from some of the films unspooling at the Park City event, featuring such Hollywood names as Anne Hathaway, Aaron Paul, Christina Hendricks, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Lena Dunham, and Dane DeHaan. Check out the photos here: »

- Chris Eggertsen, Dave Lewis

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Sundance 2014: First Images from Life After Beth, Low Down, The Skeleton Twins, and The Sleepwalker

4 December 2013 3:36 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The lineup for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival competition films was announced today, and we’ve got some first-look images and synopses from a selection of said films to share: Life After Beth – Written and directed by Jeff Baena; starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. Low Down – Directed by Jeff Preiss; starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Flea. The Skeleton Twins – Directed by Craig Johnson; starring Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, and Joanna Gleason. The Sleepwalker – Directed by Mona Fastvold; starring Gitte Witt, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, and Stephanie Ellis. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 – 26th. Life After Beth / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Baena) — Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Sundance First Look: Zombie Aubrey Plaza In 'Life After Beth' & Bill Hader And Kristin Wiig In 'Skeleton Twins'

4 December 2013 2:07 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Funny people doing funny things... It's not all gritty, kitchen sink drama at Sundance this year, with some good (supernatural) laughs to be found. First, Aubrey Plaza has found her inner zombie for "Life After Beth." She co-stars with Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines and Paul Reiser (!). A man is devastated by his girlfriend’s unexpected death, but receives a second chance at love when she mysteriously returns.  Next, if Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig got together and cleaned out a fridge, we'd fucking watch the shit out of it. So we're ready for "The Skeleton Twins." Synopsis:  An estranged brother and sister coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting a reunion. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Entertainment Weekly Discusses Stefon with Bill Hader

4 December 2013 1:44 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Bill Hader’s character Stefon quickly became one of my favorite characters on “Saturday Night Live.” I’m sure I was like most of the country when Hader left–sad and heartbroken that there would be no more Stefon skits. However, the big send-off the character had, complete with Anderson Cooper, was awesome. It was the only way Stefon could go out. Entertainment Weekly must count itself among the Stefon faithful, since they recently caught up with Hader to talk about the last Stefon skit and how it came together. Some of the guest stars–like Ben Affleck–were just by happenstance, while others–like the myriad of crazy people mentioned in Stefon’s skits–were culled together  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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Sundance 2014: Cutter Hodierne, Damien Chazelle, Kat Candler & Mona Fastvold Among Lucky 16 U.S. Dramatic Comp Selections

4 December 2013 1:30 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

As I had predicted here, names such as Cutter Hodierne, Kat Candler, Maya Forbes, Mona Fastvold and Damien Chazelle would be among the invited guests at the ’14 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. It was such a strong year that even some items that I thought would be dark horse/long shots and might be looking at a fest berth from the sidelines are considered definite dramatic comp material, while some that was fully expecting to break the line-up have been passed up.

Horror “labeled” directors Carter Smith (Jamie Marks Is Dead) and Jim Mickle (Cold in July) broke into the line-up that is usually reserved for the newbie type of director and are coming in with perhaps different genre material. We’re glad to see Justin Simien’s Dear White People break into the 16 – it also acts as the long awaited return of Duly Noted producer Effie Brown. Actor »

- Eric Lavallee

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Sundance 2014 Competition Lineup Includes Skeleton Twins with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, Camp X-ray with Kristen Stewart, and More

4 December 2013 1:23 PM, PST | | See recent news »

It’s tough to believe that Sundance 2014 is just around the corner, but the today the fest announced the films that will be screening in the U.S. Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition, and Next categories.  Notable entires include the Bill Hader/Kristen Wiig drama The Skeleton Twins, Mad Men star John Slattery’s feature directorial debut God’s Pocket, the Kristen Stewart film Camp X-Ray, writer/director Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas, the Joe Albany biopic Low Down, the Anne Hathaway-starrer Song One, and many more. Hit the jump to take a look at the full lineup and look for our full coverage from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 16 – 26th. Here’s the full lineup for the competition categories: U.S. Dramatic Competition Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first »

- Adam Chitwood

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Sundance 2014: Preview Pictures for the 16 Films in the U.S. Dramatic Lineup

4 December 2013 1:10 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competition lineups for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival were announced today and just below I have featured pictures from the 16 films that will be competing in the U.S. Dramatic competition and they feature a lot of names you're going to recognize. The titles begin with Camp X-Ray, which stars Kristen Stewart as a guard in Guantanamo Bay, where she forms an unlikely friendship with one of the detainees. Jim Mickle made an impact earlier this year with We Are What We Are and he returns with Michael C. Hall with Cold in July. Fishing Without Nets looks to tell a story similar to that of Captain Phillips, only this time from the Somali side of things; God's Pocket is "Mad Men" star John Slattery's writing and directorial debut and he's lined up an impressive cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, »

- Brad Brevet

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Sundance 2014: Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, and Lena Dunham lead the ladies to Park City

4 December 2013 1:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

If the Sundance Film Festival has always been the place to discover tomorrow’s biggest stars in front of and behind the camera during the past 30 years, it seems to have become even more fruitful in recent years. From young filmmakers like Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud) to ready-to-launch superstars like Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) and Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings), Hollywood has quickly found its future in the snowy peaks of Park City. “One of the biggest changes in the last 30 years is how independent film »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Sundance 2014 Competition Lineup Includes Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, Bill Hader

4 December 2013 1:00 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If you've already seen most of what 2013 has to offer in the multiplex, get ready: The Sundance Film Festival just announced its competition lineup, and 2014 has some great surprises in store. We've got the details on all the films that will premiere in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions (as well as the low-budget, out-of-competition Next section), and there are some boldfaced names here, including Kristen Stewart in the Gitmo drama Camp X-Ray, the music drama Song One with Anne Hathaway, and the Bill HaderKristen Wiig dramedy The Skeleton Twins. Plus, a John Slattery–directed film, a Susan Sarandon–starring Ping-Pong movie, a feature adaptation of the hot short film Dear White People, and movies starring Mark Ruffalo, Aubrey Plaza, Aaron Paul, and so many more. Check it out, and expect many more announcements before the fest bows on January 16.Dramatic Competition Camp X-Ray / U. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Sundance Unveils 2014 Competition, Next Lineups

4 December 2013 12:56 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In some respects, the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival offers a snapshot of the ways in which the independent film scene has dramatically shifted over the past three decades, said fest director John Cooper, from an ever-widening talent pool to an increasingly sophisticated range of technologies available to filmmakers and distributors. In particular, the slate of 117 features (96 of them world premieres) set to unspool Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Utah, culled from a healthy 12,218 submissions, showcase the form at a new level of maturity — more diverse and welcoming to new filmmakers than ever, but also more exacting in terms of quality.

“Independent film in general has been absorbed and embraced as a vital part of the cultural landscape,” Cooper said. “It’s no longer an outsider sport. It really is part of an American art form.”

“I think the completeness of vision is different now from when I first started 20 years ago, »

- Justin Chang

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