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The Sundance Film Festival made their final feature film line-ups with the Premieres category announcements. Sixteen films with huge name talent, returnee filmmakers and plenty of buyer interest/and future all night wheeling, and dealing.
After breaking out in Park City with The Guard, John Michael McDonagh returns (alongside actor Brendan Gleeson) the much anticipated Calvary. Mike Cahill (alongside actress Brit Marling) returns with more sci-fi terrain with, I Origins. Jake Paltrow who managed to sink instead of swim with The Good Night, was again surfaces with Young Ones. And this was unexpected, but Jordan Vogt-Roberts makes it back to back years with Toy’s House (The Kings of Summer) re-teams with Nick Offerman for Nick Offerman: American Ham (which is more concert-comedy film than narrative feature).
- Eric Lavallee
The Premieres lineup for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival was just unveiled, and along with it a collection of first look images and synopses for said films are now online. Briefly: The Raid 2 – Directed by Gareth Evans; starring Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, and Alex Abbad. They Came Together – Directed by David Wain; starring Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Max Greenfield, and Christopher Meloni. Frank – Directed by Lenny Abrahamson; starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Scoot McNairy. Laggies – Directed by Lynn Shelton; starring Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, and Mark Webber. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 – 26th. The Raid 2 / Indonesia (Director and screenwriter: Gareth Evans) — Picking up where the first film left off, The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the »
- Adam Chitwood
Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. In case you missed it, here is our post about the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions as well as the out-of-competition sections Next, Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and Sundance Kids of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Institute, Sundance, Film Festival, 2014, Out-of-Competition, Premieres, Park City, Utah, Smells Like Screen Spirit, Don Simpson, Calvary, John Michael McDonagh, Frank, Lenny Abrahamson, Hits, David Cross, I Origins, Mike Cahill, Laggies, Lynn Shelton, Little Accidents, Sara Colangelo, Love is Strange, Ira Sachs, A Most Wanted Man, Anton Corbijn, Nick Offerman: American Ham, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, The One I Love, Charlie McDowell, The Raid 2, Gareth Evans, Rudderless, William H. Macy, They Came Together, »
- Don Simpson
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has already announced its lineup for competition films and the At Midnight and Next categories, and today they’ve unveiled the multitude of world premieres that will take place in Park City next month. These films include the action sequel The Raid 2, director Lynne Shelton’s new film Laggies, director Anton Corbijn’s John le Carre adaptation A Most Wanted Man, the David Wain comedy They Came Together, writer/director Jake Paltrow’s sci-fi pic Young Ones, the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself, and many more. Hit the jump to check out the full lineup. Here's the premieres lineup: Premieres A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the coming year. Presented by Entertainment Weekly. Calvary / Ireland, United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: John Michael McDonagh) — Calvary is a blackly comedic drama about a priest tormented by his community. Father »
- Adam Chitwood
An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival’s Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-born action maven Gareth Evans and Iranian-born French auteur Marjane Satrapi figuring prominently among the 17 world-premiere titles unveiled today alongside the Documentary Premieres section.
See Also: Sundance Unveils 2014 Competition, Next Lineups
For director of programming Trevor Groth, the flowering of international auteur talent in Premieres is the result of a considered effort that began shortly after he and fest director John Cooper launched their first edition in 2010. While their immediate focus was on beefing up the dramatic competition as a showcase for new filmmakers, broader international outreach across all sections of the festival became a similar priority.
“I think we’ve really built the dramatic competition up in a way that it’s firing at the level we always hoped it would, »
- Justin Chang
The Sundance Film Festival announced the titles selected to screen in its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections. Last year, the movies that were launched in these categories — which typically highlight filmmakers who’ve appeared at Sundance before — included Before Midnight, Don Jon, and The Way Way Back; this year appears to be just as promising. In Lynn Shelton’s Laggies, a young woman stuck in arrested-development (Keira Knightley) has her life upended by an unexpected marriage proposal. In David Wain’s They Came Together — surely, a naughty pun, yes? — Wet Hot American Summer alums Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd »
- Jeff Labrecque
Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man is among a particularly strong group of narrative and documentary features premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the festival on Monday unveiled this year's lineup of premieres, which also will include the Michael Fassbender starrer Frank, Lynn Shelton's coming-of-age comedy Laggies featuring Keira Knightley in the role that Anne Hathaway famously abandoned and David Wain's send-up of the romantic comedy genre They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Photos: Sundance's Greatest Hits: The Movies That Broke Through A Most Wanted Man has been generating
- Tatiana Siegel
Festival top brass announced on December 9 the Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections.
Gareth Evans returns with The Raid 2, Anton Corbijn makes his first appearance at Sundance with the John Le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man, while Michael Winterbottom brings his comedy sequel The Trip To Italy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (pictured).
The line-up includes I Origins, Mike Cahill’s follow-up to Sundance 2011 prize winner Another Earth, as well as new work from Park City perennials Lynn Shelton with Laggies and Ira Sachs with Love Is Strange.
Documentary Premieres include the indefatigable Alex Gibney’s Finding Fela, Happy Valley from Amir Bar-Lev, the Roger Ebert portrait Life Itself from Steve James, the George Takei film To Be Takei and Joe Berlinger’s hot-off-the-press Whitey: United States Of America v. James »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
If you thought the first wave of Sundance Film Festival announcements was promising, get ready for today's batch: The fest just disclosed which films will be playing in the out-of-competition Premieres section, and they've basically got everything you want to see in 2014. David Wain's rom-com spoof They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd? They've got that. Life Itself, the Roger Ebert documentary from Hoop Dreams director Steve James? That's in. There's so much that's enticing here (including Michael Fassbender wearing a mask in the rock comedy Frank, Shailene Woodley in a Gregg Araki movie, a Nick Offerman stand-up comedy film, and a project where Ryan Reynolds receives murderous instructions from his evil pet cat) that we'll just get out of the way and let you take in the whole lineup. Start picking your favorites now.Calvary / Ireland, United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: John Michael McDonagh) — Calvary is »
- Kyle Buchanan
The Sundance Film Institute announced another round of films premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, naming the films that will be shown in the appropriately-titled "Premieres" and "Documentary Premieres." Some of the highlights include Gareth Evan's Indonesian action sequel The Raid 2 , Lynn Shelton's latest Laggies , her third film in a row at Sundance three years running; They Came Together from director David Wain, a romantic comedy which reunites much of the cast of Wet Hot American Summer , notably Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler; The Trip to Italy , Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's sequel to their hilarious road trip movie; Cavalry , the second film from The Guard director John Michael McDonagh, again starring »
This confirmed what Universal Pictures said all along that "...the scene was shot a bunch of different ways, and we have the best possible version."
The original scene featured Aniston going topless in front of TV news cameras.
"...'George' and 'Linda' are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George’s awful brother in Atlanta.
"On the way there, they stumble upon 'Elysium', an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. »
- Michael Stevens
Once a month, Up in the Air director Jason Reitman hosts the Live Read for Film Independent: he picks a classic Hollywood screenplay, recasts it with modern actors and turns them loose for a one-time-only performance. It's become one of the hottest tickets in Los Angeles – but last night, busy with his upcoming movie Labor Day, Reitman was unable to host his own creation. So he recruited David Wain, the Wet Hot American Summer director, who chose Tootsie as the movie he wanted to revive. (If you've never seen the 1982 comedy, »
In tonight’s very special, double-length half-hour season finale of Childrens Hospital, we find out if any of our lovable crew can get off the island — the Osaka Military Base where they’ve been exotically located all season — and back to sweet home Brazil ... alive. We’re crossing our fingers that this was all just a ridiculously funny daydream in the shower, you guys! Regardless of outcome, to celebrate making it through, we asked series co-creator (and sometimes very special guest star) David Wain to break down five of his favorite fifth-season moments — and instead he walked us through nine.But first, here's an exclusive clip of Wain, as Rabbi Jewy McJewJew, leading a therapy session in tonight's finale. The episode: "Triangles" The moment: When the episode suddenly turns into the musical Hair at the end for no reason. Wain: I think that all of us in comedy probably were »
- Steve Marsh
Newsreaders spoofs newsmagazines and performs extrememly well for the cable channel in the young male demo. The series was created by the Childrens Hospital executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, with Jim Margolis as showrunner.
What do you think? Do you like watching this show? Do you like the length of the episodes or would you like to see it expanded to a half-hour shop? »
Exclusive: Adult Swim has officially renewed its quarter-hour series Newsreaders for a second season, with production set to begin in La in January. The Childrens Hospital offshoot, which lampoons the newsmagazine genre, was No. 1 in its time slot in key young men demos during its first season, and it had been rumored for a second-season pickup. Created by the Childrens Hospital team of executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, with Jim Margolis serving as showrunner, the series is from Abominable Pictures and Warner Bros TV Group’s digital venture Studio 2.0. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
As the star of FX’s envelope-pushing comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Kaitlin Olson is used to ruffling a few feathers. But that didn’t prepare her for the dirty looks she received from patients when she showed up to the emergency room with a five inch gash on her leg. “After a while I realized, they’re not staring out of concern,” Olson told Conan O’Brien on Thursday’s edition of “Conan.” “It’s not the blood they’re looking at. They’re like glaring at us.” Also read: ‘True Blood’s’ Sam Trammell Beefs With »
- Brent Lang
“Children’s Hospital” creator and star Rob Corddry has created a successful comedy career by operating under a simple code. “My philosophy is do cool stuff with people that aren’t dicks,” Corddry told TheWrap. So far, so good. Corddry promises that his Adult Swim show, which started as a web series, will close out its fifth season with two “cool” episodes unlike typical TV offerings. See video: Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb Pick the Wrong House to Flip in ‘Hell Baby’ Trailer Thursday’s episode is a faux-documentary about the faux-television show. Both are directed by the fake David Wain »
- Tony Maglio
Today’s film is the 2013 short She Said, She Said. The film stars David Wain, Élodie Bouchez, and Marisa Tomei, and is written and directed by Stuart Blumberg. Blumberg made his feature film writing debut alongside Edward Norton’s feature film directing debut, with 2000′s Keeping The Faith, before going on to co-write The Girl Next Door and The Kids Are All Right. His newest venture, titled Thanks For Sharing, in which Blumberg, alongside co-writing it, takes the directorial reins for the first time as well, opens in limited release in American theatres this weekend.
The post Saturday Shorts: ‘She Said, She Said’, written and directed by Stuart Blumberg appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
A week before the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards rock the entertainment industry, nearly 80 awards were scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sunday (Sept. 15) at the Nokia Theatre. Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Et.
Here is the full list of winners:
These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant each week in the Moviefone Stream.
This week's Moviefone Stream picks range from a goofball summer camp comedy to a violent shark thriller. We know you need something to help ease you out of your summer vacay, so check out our picks below. Happy streaming!
Comedy: 'Wet Hot American Summer'
The best way to end the summer is to go back to summer camp . This cult comedy may have been under your radar due to its handful of bad reviews, but "Wet Hot American Summer" has some ridiculously funny moments. It stars comedy favorites Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, »
- Erin Whitney
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