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The line-up of films premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival has been released, and there are a lot of good movies, one of which includes The Raid 2, which I am incredibly excited to see! It's easily my most anticipated film at the festival.
The Sundance Film Festival takes place from January 16th to the 26th in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. From the press release:
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival feature new work from many established independent filmmakers who began their careers at our Festival years ago, which allows us to reflect on the impact, legacy and growth of the independent film movement over the past 30 years.”
Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “In many of the films selected for our 2014 Sundance Film Festival, we see fascinating characters and subjects throughout. »
- Joey Paur
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival just announced its Premieres line-up, along with images and synopses for the movies playing in that category. Briefly: Calvary – Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh; starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, and Marie-Josée Croz. Hits – Written and directed by David Cross; starring Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Derek Waters, and Wyatt Cenac. I Origins – Written and directed by Mike Cahill; starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, and Archie Panjabi. Little Accidents – Written and directed by Sara Colangelo; starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Jacob Lofland, and Josh Lucas. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 16- 26th. Calvary / Ireland, United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: John Michael McDonagh) — Calvary is a blackly comedic drama about a priest tormented by his community. Father James »
- Matt Goldberg
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
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
Best known for his role as the unknowingly sexually ambiguous Tobias in Arrested Development, Actor and comedian David Cross is set to make his directorial debut with Hits. The upcoming indie comedy, set in a small town in upstate New York, examines the nature of fame in the YouTube era.
The films large cast includes; Matt Walsh, Meredith Hagner, James Adomian, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac and Jake Cherry. ALong with Julia Stiles, Michael Cera, Dave Koechner, Amy Sedaris, Jason Ritter, Erinn Hayes, and Russ Tamblyn.
Cross has directed for television before, but Hits will mark his first time for feature length cinema. He will both write and direct the production that is set for relase early next year.
- James Byiers
Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from his wife Wendi Deng in New York State Supreme Court on Thursday, his media company News America confirms. The couple, who were married in 1999, have two daughters together. This will be Murdoch's third marriage to end in divorce, and Deng's second. It was reported that Murdoch's split from second wife Anna, in 1999, cost him $1.7 billion, one of the largest marriage settlements on record. According to Forbes, his current net worth is $11.2 billion. Murdoch is 82. Deng is 44. Their separation was first reported by Deadline.com. In 2011, Deng rose to her husband's defense by smacking a »
- Stephen M. Silverman
In the grand tradition of The Twilight Zone, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Goosebumps, and Eerie, Indiana, comes R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour which reminds us that you don’t have to sacrifice writing for production values and recognizable faces. If you do it right, you can have it all, and for the first season, The Haunting Hour managed to do just that. Even if the stories aren’t all that original and reuse twists fans of the horror genre have likely seen before, for their intended adolescent audience they’ll likely feel fresh and even a little creepy when the right episode comes along. To help sweeten the deal, each episode has an appearance from a young up-and-coming star from another series like Modern Family’s Ariel Winter or Nolan Gould, The Twilight Saga’s Booboo Stewart, Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Robert Capron, Night at the Museum’s Jake Cherry, »
- Lex Walker
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