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20 Most Viewed Movie Trailers of 2014

14 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

THR has released an official list of the most viewed trailers of 2014. And you may be surprised to see which movie came in first. While a lot of your are probably guessing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was actually Fifty Shades of Grey that took top honors. While Star Wars: The Force Awakens had the best start of the year, grabbing 58.2 million views in its first five days of release, it was Fifty Shades of Grey that won the race with its four month head start. The trailer has been viewed 93 million times on Youtube since its July 24 release. Don't feel too bad for Star Wars 7, though, as it came in second place with 81 million Youtube views since its debut over Thanksgiving weekend. In third place was Avengers: Age of Ultron with 78 million views. Here is the full top 20 list of most watched trailers followed by the trailers themselves. »

- MovieWeb

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Jason Segel Explains His Worst Nightmare: Witches Eating His Toes!

16 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's not ghosts, ghouls or boogiemen that keep Jason Segel awake at night - it's witches, and they're hungry for toes. The How I Met Your Mother actor was in Berlin promoting his new children's book, Nightmares!, last month when a reporter for the local tabloid B.Z. asked him to describe his worst recurring nightmare. "Witches were eating my toes!" Segel, 34, replied. The weirdly terrifying dream has apparently haunted Siegel since childhood, and he elaborated on its origins in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in May. "[The witches] didn’t want all of me," he said. "They just wanted my toes. »

- Michael Miller

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Kurt Cobain Documentary Set to Premiere at Sundance

9 December 2014 8:08 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, will premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Variety reports. The portrait of the late Nirvana singer-guitarist will be joining a number of other documentaries and features, including Liz Garbus' study of Nina Simone, What Happened, Miss Simone?, and I Am Michael, a new drama staring James Franco as Michael Glatze, a gay-rights activist who renounced his homosexuality and became a minister.

Garbus' look at the complicated, multifaceted life of Simone is one of the festival's select opening-day screenings, and will eventually air on Netflix. »

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Sundance 2015 Premieres Announced

8 December 2014 5:14 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has been slowly unveiling the films that will screen in Park City, Ut from January 22-February 1. We’ve already listed the midnight line up as well as the list of films in competition. Now, the Premieres have been revealed and the event is looking more and more promising. The entire slate include films directed by Noah Baumbach, James Ponsoldt, Paul Weitz, Jared Hess, Joe Swanberg, Charles Stone III and others. Here is the full list.

Premieres

A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year.

Brooklyn / United Kingdom (Director: John Crowley, Screenwriter: Nick Hornby, based on the book by Colm Tóibín) — 1950s Ireland: Eilis must confront a terrible dilemma — a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries, between duty and true love. Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent.

Digging for Fire / U. »

- Ricky

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Sundance First Look: Jennifer Lopez and James Franco to heat up Park City this winter

8 December 2014 2:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Shocking development! There will be stars at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Okay fine, so there are always stars at the Sundance Film Festival. But today's Premieres announcements came saddled with at least one unexpected name: Jennifer Lopez. Yes, everyone's favorite "Booty" troller is going the prestige route once again with "Lila & Eve." Will her latest would-be acting comeback actually stick this time? We can't be sure, but it doesn't hurt that "Lila" is played by  two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis. Viola's bringing the cred! We're rooting for you, J-Lo. So who else will brave the cold and the crowds at this year's fest? Elsewhere in the Premieres lineup: James Franco as an "ex-gay" Lgbt activist who finds Jesus in "I Am Michael," Ryan Reynolds as a gambler in "Mississippi Grind" and Jason Segel as the late, great David Foster Wallace in "End of the Tour." Check out all the first-look photos below, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Sundance 2015: First Images from Digging For Fire, Don Verdean, The End Of The Tour, and Experimenter

8 December 2014 1:57 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Our Sundance 2015 pre-coverage continues with some first look images and synopses from a collection of films that will have their world premiere in the Premieres category at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Briefly: Digging for Fire – Directed and co-written by Joe Swanberg; starring Jake Johnson, Rosemarie Dewitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, and Anna Kendrick. Don Verdean – Directed and co-written by Jared Hess; starring Sam Rockwell, Jemaine Clement, Amy Ryan, Danny McBride, Leslie Bibb, and Will Forte. The End of the Tour – Directed by James Ponsoldt; starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Joan Cusack, Mamie Gummer, and Ron Livingston. Experimenter – Written and directed by Michael Almereyda; starring Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Kellan Lutz, Taryn Manning, and John Leguizamo. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs January 22nd – February 1st. Digging for Fire The discovery of a bone and a »

- Matt Goldberg

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Sundance ’15: Baumbach, Fleck/Boden, Pulcini/Berman, Ponsoldt & Another Swanberg Among Premieres

8 December 2014 1:25 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Last year’s slate of seventeen Narrative Premieres (excluding secret screenings of Boyhood and Nymphomaniac: Vol. I) refreshingly included works from first time filmmakers. I hadn’t seen it coming but Little Accidents and The One I Love were included among the likes of Calvary, Frank and Love is Strange. 2015 will be a true we Swanberg family affair with Joe Swanberg joining wife Kris (Unexpected) with a feature as well in Digging for Fire. James Ponsoldt is officially four for four with Sundance — his latest End of the Tour should be a slam dunk for the Eccles. Sticking to the numbers game… we’ll have a lovely bedfellow pairings of Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s already announced The Stanford Prison Experiment which is going to be mentioned in many loglines alongside Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter - about the Milgram experiment. Among the filmmaking duos we were expecting, we find Mississippi Grind »

- Eric Lavallee

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Sundance 2015 Adds 'The End Of The Tour,' 'Brooklyn,' 'Mississippi Grind,' 'Digging For Fire' And More

8 December 2014 1:20 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Here we go, the big guns of Sundance have arrived. The festival has been slowly rolling out their slate for 2015, and thus far there has been no shortage of indies, documentaries, and foreign films to sate cinephile appetites. But if you want to know what the bidding wars will be over, look below. The starry movies headed to Park City include: the Saoirse Ronan-led effot "Brooklyn"; James Ponsoldt's David Foster Wallace tale "End Of The Tour," with Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg; Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's "Mississippi Grind"; Joe Swanberg's star-laden "Digging For Fire"; the token James Franco movie "I Am Michael;" and much more. Check it all out below. Sundance runs from January 22nd to February 1st. Premieres A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year.  Brooklyn / United Kingdom (Director: John Crowley, Screenwriter: Nick Hornby, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sundance Announces Premieres Films for 2015 Festival; Include Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America

8 December 2014 1:16 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last week, Sundance unveiled the exciting lineup for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival piece-by-piece.  First we got the U.S. Competition, World Competition, and Next films, followed by the Park City at Midnight and Spotlight lineups.  Today, the festival has announced the films that will be playing in its Premieres category, and there are a number of highlights.  Director Noah Baumbach's indie Mistress America, which stars and was co-written by Baumbach's Frances Ha collaborator Greta Gerwig, is on the docket, as is The Spectacular Now director James Ponsoldt's End of the Tour, which stars Jason Segel as author David Foster Wallace.  On the Documentary Premieres side of things, we have Alex Gibney's sure-to-be-controversial documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and the authorized doc Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Check out the full lineup of Sundance 2015 movies in the Premieres category after the jump.  The »

- Adam Chitwood

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Sundance Film Festival Announces 2015 Premieres Lineup

8 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, James Franco, Ewan McGregor, Greta Gerwig, Jesse Eisenberg, Saoirse Ronan, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Tomlin — as well as directors Noah Baumbach, Michael Almereyda, Rodrigo Garcia, James Ponsoldt, Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman — are among the big names in the Premieres lineup at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, unveiled today along with Documentary Premieres and a new Special Events section.

Festival director John Cooper noted that while this year’s 16 Premieres selections will be among the buzziest, most commercial titles in Park City, “they’re not without an independent feel to them, and that’s what I’m always looking for. There is a very independent spirit behind these films.”

By way of example, Cooper cited “Last Days in the Desert,” a description-resistant foray into father-son territory from Garcia, a director known for his stories about women (“Nine Lives,” “Mother and Child”); John Crowley’s “Brooklyn, »

- Justin Chang

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Sundance: Premieres, Doc Premieres

8 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival top brass have revealed a high-profile roster of out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres entries featuring many returning heroes, as well as a new Special Events section and panel participants including George Lucas.

Justin Kelly’s I Am Michael is likely to become a major talking point and stars James Franco and Zachary Quinto in the true tale of activist and Young Gay America co-founder Michael Glatze, who renounced his homosexuality and became a Christian pastor. The Exchange handles international rights.

James Ponsoldt’s David Foster Wallace film End Of The Tour (pictured, photo by Jakob Ihre) starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel makes the cut — Fortitude International is the international sales agent — as does the latest from the newly prolific Noah Baumbach, whose Mistress America stars his Frances Ha and Greenberg muse Greta Gerwig and arrives three months after the Toronto premiere of While We’re Young.

Sundance regulars Ryan Fleck and Anna Bowden return with Mississippi Grind »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance unveils Premieres, Doc Premieres

8 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival top brass have revealed a high-profile roster of out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres entries featuring many returning heroes, as well as a new Special Events section and participants on two panels including George Lucas.

James Ponsoldt’s David Foster Wallace film End Of The Tour starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel makes the cut, as does the latest from the newly prolific Noah Baumbach, whose Mistress America stars his Frances Ha and Greenberg muse Greta Gerwig and arrives three months after the Toronto premiere of While We’re Young.

Sundance regulars Ryan Fleck and Anna Bowden return with Mississippi Grind starring Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn and Sienna Miller, while Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman introduce the New York Tompkins Square Park Riot drama Ten Thousand Saints starring the in-demand Ethan Hawke and Emily Mortimer.

Joe Swanberg brings Digging For Fire with Rosemarie Dewitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

Peter Sarsgaard, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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James Franco, J-Lo and Ryan Reynolds bringing new films to 2015 Sundance Film Festival

8 December 2014 12:58 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Sundance Institute effectively filled out its slate for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with the announcement of the always star-friendly premieres category. It's also where many former Sundance filmmakers bring their second, third and even fourth films back to the fest. This year the category features 16 world premieres and almost all of them are from Sundance alumni, including Ryan Fleck ("Half Nelson"), Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale"), Joe Swanberg ("VHS"), Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite"), James Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now"), Michael Almereyda (2000's "Hamlet"), Rodrigo Garcia ("Nine Lives"), Benson Lee ("Miss Monday"), Leslye Headland ("Bachelorette"), and Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor"). Some of the intriguing titles include Paul Weitz's "Grandma" with Lily Tomlin and Laverne Cox, Ryan Fleck and Anna Bowden's "Mississippi Grind" with Ryan Reynolds and Sienna Miller, Garcia's "Last Days in the Desert" featuring Ewan McGregor as Jesus, Charles Stone III's "Lila »

- Gregory Ellwood

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James Franco, Seth Rogen React To Fine Bros’ ‘Freaks And Geeks’ Game

2 December 2014 2:58 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

A year ago, The Fine Bros and 8-bit animator Doctor Octoroc completed a choose-your-own-adventure game based off the short-lived NBC series Freaks And Geeks. The Fine Bros explained the game as "our tribute to the cast & crew of this brilliant but cancelled show," and they have now taken the tribute one step further by sharing the game with two members of that cast. James Franco and Seth Rogen stopped by The Fine Bros' studio for a special episode of React, in which they played their way through the Fine Bros version of the Freaks and Geeks universe. Rogen and Franco are currently promoting their film The Interview, which arrives in theaters on Christmas. As part of their rounds, they checked out their 8-bit likenesses and played through the annotation-based game. They seemed to enjoy themselves, though Rogen notes that "you didn't make Jason Segel tall enough." At the end of their video, »

- Sam Gutelle

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MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

1 December 2014 12:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It gets harder and harder each and every year to find that perfect gift for the one you love. Thanksgiving is over, so its time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping today! We've collected all of the biggest and best Blu-ray and DVD releases available this year in one convenient place. Whether you're hunting for Dad, Mom, a cousin, your kids or that long distant Aunt whose been living in a commune for the past three years, you simply can't go wrong with the gift of movies, or a favorite TV show. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to a few cult favorites, and even a very obscure release for that one snobby cinefile on your list, we have everyone covered...Even you! Take a look, and discover that finding the perfect gift really isn't that hard. Not when everyone loves a good film! Here is the best »

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Avengers Assemble, Puss in Boots, Muppets: BBC reveals Christmas movies

25 November 2014 5:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The BBC has confirmed the movie highlights for its Christmas TV scheduling with a host of major terrestrial premieres.

Avengers Assemble, the 2012 Joss Whedon superhero epic, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson, is the biggest film coming to the BBC this winter.

Rik Mayall tribute, McIntyre Christmas Show join BBC's festive lineup

Other films premiering over the Christmas period include DreamWorks' Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots, Jason Segel's The Muppets, and the third Madagascar movie.

The Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman 3D stop-motion animation The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is another family film airing.

Other movies coming include John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Quartet and Albert Nobbs.

The BBC outlined its 2014 Christmas schedules today (November 25), which include Mrs Brown's Boys and Miranda specials, a festive Call the Midwife and the return of Bruce Forsyth for a special Strictly Come Dancing. »

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Avengers Assemble, Puss in Boots, Muppets: BBC reveals Christmas movies

25 November 2014 5:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has confirmed the movie highlights for its Christmas TV scheduling with a host of major terrestrial premieres.

Avengers Assemble, the 2012 Joss Whedon superhero epic, which stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson, is the biggest film coming to the BBC this winter.

Rik Mayall tribute, McIntyre Christmas Show join BBC's festive lineup

Other films premiering over the Christmas period include DreamWorks' Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots, Jason Segel's The Muppets, and the third Madagascar movie.

The Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman 3D stop-motion animation The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is another family film airing.

Other movies coming include John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Quartet and Albert Nobbs.

The BBC outlined its 2014 Christmas schedules today (November 25), which include Mrs Brown's Boys and Miranda specials, a festive Call the Midwife and the return of Bruce Forsyth for a special Strictly Come Dancing. »

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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

19 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen RiverWinter’s Bone, Blue ValentineMartha Marcy May MarleneBeasts of the Southern WildFruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Remain in Light secures Afm haul

13 November 2014 2:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Benelux distributor inks string of hot titles.

Fledgling Benelux distributor Remain in Light has secured a string of hot titles from the American Film Market.

The all-rights acquisitions include Fortitude duo The Runner, starring Nicolas Cage as an idealistic but flawed politician who is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal, and James Ponsoldt drama The End of the Tour, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel in the story of a magazine reporter who recounts his travels and conversations with iconic author David Foster Wallace.

Also new to the slate is Joshua Marston’s buzzed-about untitled drama with Michael Shannon and Rachel Weisz from Protagonist, and Jean Marc Vallee’s anticipated comedy-drama Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts from Sierra/Affinity.

From TWC, the company picked up animation The Nut Job and comedy-drama The One I Love as well as documentaries Keep on Keepin’ On and [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour

12 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Three times lucky and fourth time the charm? Depending on who ask, The End of the Tour, the book to screen adaptation of David Lipsky’s “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself” would be welcomed with both anticipation and trepidation (the Wallace clan haven’t warmed up to the idea). James Ponsoldt, a specialist in the human condition, has a road-tripper that fills out a certain quota: high profile sales items (at this point we have no idea if Sony might be selling or keeping) with attention-getting topliners in Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. Ponsoldt’s entire feature filmography has screened in Park City, but this is perhaps the least likely candidate to premiere this January as the shooting budget on this road-tripper was perhaps larger than that of Off the Black (2006), Smashed (2012) and The Spectacular Now (2013) combined. Production began at the beginning of ’14 and Sony acquired all »

- Eric Lavallee

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