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Lrm's 10 Most Anticipated Sundance Film Festival Premieres

12 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Later this week, Lrm will be attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival. While the festival tends to be a mixed bag of indie films, some will be picked up for distribution by studios and turned into mainstream hits, others will flounder and be lucky to get a VOD release. Even so, there’s no denying that Sundance is the real beginning of the year for most movie lovers as we’ll be talking about the movies below for the next 12 months.

Last year alone, Sundance held the premieres for The Birth of a Nation, Manchester by the Sea, Captain Fantastic, Love and Friendship, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sing Street and many more films, some that appeared on The Weekend Warrior’s year-end Top 25. One or two of those might even receive Oscar nominations when they’re announced next week on January 24.

Most of the films I’ve selected »

- Edward Douglas

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Our 100 Most-Anticipated Films of 2017

11 January 2017 9:34 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting 50 films that we can guarantee are worth seeing this year, it’s time we venture into the unknown. Rather than regurgitating a list of dated-years-in-advance studio releases, we’ve set out to focus on 100 films we’re genuinely looking forward to, regardless of their marketing budgets. While some might not have a set release — let alone any confirmed festival premiere — most have wrapped production and will likely debut at some point in 2017, so make sure to check back for updates over the next twelve months and beyond. Be sure to keep the following one-hundred films on your radar (with release dates, where applicable). If you want to see how we did with our picks last year (potentially to shame us), head on over here.

100. The Discovery (Charlie McDowell; Winter Tbd)

One of the primary pleasures of Charlie McDowell‘s directorial debut The One I Love was his ability »

- The Film Stage

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Sundance 2017: 20 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

11 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year’s Sundance Film Festival is mere days from unspooling in snowy Park City, Utah and, with it comes a brand new year of indie filmmaking to get excited about. As ever, the annual festival is playing home to dozens of feature films, short offerings and technologically-influenced experiences, and while there’s plenty to anticipate seeing, we’ve waded through the lineup to pick out the ones we’re most looking forward to checking out.

From returning filmmakers like Alex Ross Perry and Gillian Robesepierre to a handful of long-gestating passion projects and at least one film about a ghost, we’ve got a little something for every stripe of film fan.

Read More: Sundance 2017: Check Out the Full Lineup, Including Competition Titles, Premieres and Shorts

Ahead, check out 20 titles we’re excited to finally check out at this year’s festival.

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The trifecta behind previous Sundance »

- Chris O'Falt, Eric Kohn, Graham Winfrey, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland, Steve Greene and Zack Sharf

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Leonardo DiCaprio Pays $125,000 for Art Piece During Haiti Relief Fundraiser

8 January 2017 3:22 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Leonardo DiCaprio is spending big for a good cause.

The Before the Flood star bid $125,000 on custom artwork by Ed Ruscha at a the Haiti Rising gala charity auction for Sean Penn's J/P Hro Haitian Relief Organization in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday night.

Watch: ‘Romeo + Juliet’ 20 Years Later: Leonardo DiCaprio + Claire Danes on the Cusp of Worldwide Stardom

The event, which was also attended by stars such as Lily Collins, Pamela Anderson, Jason Segel, Connie Britton, Diane Kruger, Jeffrey Tambor, Emile Hirsch, Edward Norton and Nick Jonas, raised a record $37 million – including contributions from the Government of France, The Parker Foundation and World Bank, in addition to proceeds from the live auction – for J/P Hro's efforts in Haiti.

To learn more about the organization, and how you can help, visit jphro.org

Watch: Leonardo DiCaprio Pens Touching Message to 'Role Model' Alan Thicke

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Pamela Anderson and Her Dapper Son Brandon Lee Attend Sean Penn's Charity Gala -- See the Pics!

8 January 2017 2:32 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pamela Anderson had her oldest son, Brandon Lee, as her date for Sean Penn's 6th Annual Sean Penn & Friends Haiti Rising Gala on Saturday night in Beverly Hills, California.

The 49-year-old Baywatch star stepped out in a stunning sheer black dress with intricate designs, while her 20-year-old son sported a dapper tuxedo. "Great Time Last Night!" Lee captioned a photo of himself and Anderson attending the event.

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Proceeds from the gala went to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, and a record $37 million was raised. Also at the event was Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeffrey Tambor, Emile Hirsch, Edward Norton, Jason Segel and Nick Jonas.

Exclusive: Pamela Anderson Says She's Never Getting Married Again -- 'I've Done It Enough'

This is shaping up to be a big year for Lee. Prior to being his mother's date this weekend, he was featured in a 2017 men's fashion campaign for Dolce & Gabbana, where he posed »

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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Power Rangers Collectibles, On Story Radio Show, Drifter, Comet TV’s January Guide

5 January 2017 9:24 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"It's morphin' time!" Funko has released a new line of Pop! vinyl figures and Pocket Pop! Keychains based on the upcoming Power Rangers movie! Also in today's Highlights: second season details for the On Story radio program, Drifter acquisition details, and Comet TV's January programming.

Funko's Power Rangers Collectibles Release Details / Images: From Funko: "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

To celebrate the upcoming release of their all-new major motion picture, in theaters March 24th, 2017, the Power Rangers are getting fired up with Funko-fied fury!

Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, and Jason are coming soon to Pop! Vinyl and Pocket Pop! Keychains!

You can also collect the villainous Rita Repulsa, available exclusively at Hot Topic!

This winter, it's morphin' time!

Available now!

Pop! Keychains: Power Rangers

Available now!"

Images via Funko:

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On Story Radio Show Second Season Details: Press Release: "Austin, Texas - January 4, 2017 - Austin Film Festival (Aff), also known as "The Writers Festival, »

- Tamika Jones

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