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Box office report: 'American Sniper' wins again

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Last weekend, American Sniper stunned—and broke all kinds of January records—by bringing in $107.2 million. And its successful run continued this weekend: The Clint Eastwood-directed war movie earned $64.4 million (a mere 28 percent drop) and beat out the weekend's three wide releases to stay at the top of the box office. Sniper got tons of coverage in the press this past week thanks to its astounding opening weekend, something that surely drove viewers to theaters to see what the fuss is all about. That buzz combined with the film's six Oscar nominations—announced the day before its Jan. 16 wide »


- Ariana Bacle

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Sundance 2015: 'Mississippi Grind' and 'The End of the Tour' are two for the road

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There’s a specific internal logic that governs road movies. Two characters—it is almost always just two—vibe off one another in the confined space of a car, revealing essential selves, embarking on what’s inevitably a journey of self-discovery, moving ever forward, together. The genre has become something of a Sundance trope over the years, thanks to movies such as Transamerica, Liar’s Dice and The Trip to Italy. And living up to that expectation, two of the buzzier entries in the fest’s early days happen to feature duos traveling for extended periods in cars on, yes, »


- Chris Lee

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Sundance 2015: Exclusive stills of Michael Fassbender in 'Slow West'

24 January 2015 1:50 PM, PST

Slow West, Scottish director John Maclean's Sundance debut, appears to be a Western of a more understated sort. Dubbed "a really fresh take" on a familiar genre by festival director Trevor Groth, the film stars Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smitt-McPhee as fellow wanderers on the frontier searching for a missing woman. The film is scheduled to debut on festival screens tonight, but you can get a closer look ahead of time with these exclusive stills: »


- Joshua Rivera

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Sundance 2015: Festival acquisitions heat up with sales of 'The Bronze' and 'The End of the Tour'

24 January 2015 1:41 PM, PST

Park City, Utah — By the dawn of the second full day of screenings at North America’s preeminent showcase for independent cinema Saturday, the buying and selling of movies in this picturesque ski hamlet was already in full swing. On the heels of a heated bidding session, the day began with the news that Relativity has snapped up distribution rights for the raunch-comedy The Bronze for a reported $3 million. The movie stars The Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch as a hard-swearing, allergy meds-snorting former gymnast who becomes a reluctant mentor to a 16-year-old up-and-comer training for the Olympics. »


- Chris Lee

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Sundance 2015: 'The Hunting Ground' exposes an 'epidemic' of rape in American colleges

24 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST

Sundance has a way of moving the cultural thermometer. The fest can function as a discovery ground for emerging talent (Quentin Tarantino, PreciousGabourey Sidibe), a place where familiar performers are brushed off and made new by the transgressive strength of independent film (Patton Oswalt, Pierce Brosnan), or as one-stop shopping for major studios that snap up small, heartfelt indie efforts to bring them before a massive mainstream audience and win fancy awards (Little Miss Sunshine, Whiplash). But every few years, a movie will arrive here to force an issue into the public consciousness just as it rises to »


- Chris Lee

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Casting Net: Julia Roberts to produce, star in 'Batkid' feature film

23 January 2015 6:53 PM, PST

Julia Roberts will be starring in and producing in Batkid, a feature film based off the documentary “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard around the World.” The original documentary—which was directed by Dana Nachman and debuts at Slamdance Film Festival on Jan. 24—tells the story of five-year-old Miles Scott, a boy diagnosed with leukemia who wanted to be Batman for a day. The ensuing Make-a-Wish event turned into a worldwide phenomenon with nearly 2 billion participants on social media. [Variety] »


- Jennifer Maas

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The Duplass brothers make four-movie Netflix deal

23 January 2015 1:42 PM, PST

Netflix, which already has a series of Adam Sandler movies lined up, is going indie for its next film deal. The streaming service has enlisted Jay and Mark Duplass for a four-movie deal, EW has confirmed. The brothers will executive produce the films, which will premiere on Netflix after a limited theatrical and transactional window. There is no timeline yet for those releases. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Critical Mass: Reviews shave Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai' with dull blade

23 January 2015 12:30 PM, PST

Johnny Depp likes to play dress-up and try on funny accents, so Mortdecai—based on Kyril Bonfiglioli’s 1973 novel, Don’t Point That Thing at Me—just might be the actor's idea of heaven. He plays Charlie Mortdecai, a foppish bon-vivant with a dashing archaic wardrobe and a Poirot-style mustache that is testing his marriage to the splendidly delightful (and manipulative) Johanna (Gwyneth Paltrow). Mortdecai dabbles in expensive art smuggling, but his good fortune has run out: he owes the British government millions. To get out of the hole, he reluctantly pairs up with an old classmate (Ewan McGregor) now »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Sundance 2015: 'The Bronze' kicks off the festival with gymnastic sex

23 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST

The 31st installment of North America’s preeminent showcase for independent cinema kicked off Thursday night in a torrent of female genitalia jokes, toilet humor, and an inspired flourish of gymnastic sex. That is, sex literally involving gymnastics during which the actors perform back flips, splits, and pommel-horse dismounts onto and off of each other’s naked bodies. Leading the Sundance Film Festival’s narrative features section, the raunch comedy The Bronze played to a packed house at Park City’s Eccles Theater. By way of introduction, the movie’s director Bryan Buckley heaped credit on star-screenwriter Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory »


- Chris Lee

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Sundance exclusive: Take a trip in 'Sam Klemke's Time Machine'

23 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST

Twenty-five years before Boyhood's Richard Linklater conceived the Oscar-nominated idea of capturing the experience of growing up during 12 years of a single boy's life, Sam Klemke had a similar notion. Back in 1977, just as Nasa launched its Voyager spacecraft into the far reaches of space to be a record and time capsule of man's time on Earth, a teenage Klemke decided to document his own life, year by year. In 2015, Klemke's hours of personal footage are a 94-minute Sundance documentary that premieres Friday night in the New Frontier section of the festival. Directed by Matthew Bate, Sam Klemke's Time Machine »


- Jeff Labrecque

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'Big Bang Theory' star's gymnastic sex scene scores a '10' at Sundance

23 January 2015 9:28 AM, PST

Melissa Rauch has heads spinning at Sundance after her new film, The Bronze, opened the Park City film festival Thursday night. In the film, the Big Bang Theory star plays a former Olympic gymnast who has descended into a lackadaisical life of boozing and smoking pot in a small Ohio town. Variety described one scene between Rauch and co-star Sebastian Stan as "one of the raunchiest sex sequences in movie history," noting it involves "pole vaults, cartwheels and pirouettes." Mashable panned the film, but said the sex scene was "a perfect 10." While The Slanted raved about the film and said »


- James Hibberd

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'Big Bang Theory' star's gymnastic sex scene scores a '10' at Sundance

23 January 2015 9:28 AM, PST

Melissa Raunch has Sundance buzzing after her new film The Bronze opened the Sundance film festival Thursday night. The Big Bang Theory star plays a former Olympic gymnast in the film who has descended into a lackadaisical life of boozing and smoking pot in a small Ohio town. The film co-stars her husband Winston Rauch and the couple also wrote the screenplay. Variety described one scene in particular with the couple as "one of the raunchiest sex sequences in movie history" and noted it involves "pole vaults, cartwheels and pirouettes." While Mashable panned the film, but noted the sex scene »


- James Hibberd

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See the exclusive trailer and poster for 'October Gale' with Patricia Clarkson

23 January 2015 7:30 AM, PST

Remember On Golden Pond? Well, October Gale is sorta like that—except the husband is dead and the young man who comes to visit the idyllic country getaway is a fugitive with a gunshot wound. Oh, and the wife is a crack shot who has to defend herself when a figurative and literal storm brews outside. Okay, so maybe it's nothing like On Golden Pond. There aren't even any loons—unless you count Tim Roth. »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Casting Net: Adam Pally boards 'Dirty Grandpa'; Zac Efron joins 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'

22 January 2015 7:19 PM, PST

Zac Efron has signed on to Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, a film about two brothers who create an online ad to find dates for a wedding only for the ad to go viral. Chernin Entertainment and Fox are looking to fill the role of Efron's brother for the film, which they hope will be similar to the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy team-up, The Heat. [Variety] Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) will be joining Robert De Niro and Zac Efron for Dirty Grandpa. The comedy, set to come out in summer 2016, is about an uptight guy in his 20s »


- Jennifer Maas

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' casts 'Game of Thrones' actress as Jean Grey, plus a new Cyclops and Storm

22 January 2015 6:11 PM, PST

Next year's X-Men: Apocalypse will feature younger versions of three of the most famous mutant superheroes. Director Bryan Singer just announced via Twitter that Apocalypse will feature three new actors playing Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm. The most famous name is Sophie Turner, who plays ever-suffering Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. Turner will take over the part of uber-telepath Jean Grey, originally played by Famke Janssen. Turner's Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage played the bad guy in Days of Future Past; this doesn't necessarily mean that Emilia Clarke will play Psylocke and Rose Leslie will play Siryn in 2018's X-Men: Excalibur, »


- Darren Franich

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Watch Lily Tomlin in a clip from 'Grandma' ahead of its premiere at Sundance

22 January 2015 2:10 PM, PST

Lily Tomlin stands up for her granddaughter and tells a boy he "looks like an armpit" in a clip from Paul Weitz's Grandma, which is premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival. In the film, Tomlin's character hits the road with her granddaughter, Sage, who is in need of money—and the clip, which comes via Deadline, features Tomlin's character doling out some serious chastisement regarding condoms and sex ed as she helps her granddaughter (Julia Garner) deal with an evasive boy (Nat Wolff). »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Marlon Brando stars in serene Sundance doc clip

22 January 2015 1:35 PM, PST

Marlon Brando was a philosophical soul who wrestled with the trappings of celebrity that came with a profession he never put on a pedestal. When he died in 2004, after a career that reshaped cinema, he left behind more than 200 hours of personal audio tape that contained his musings about life. Filmmaker Stevan Riley and Showtime built a documentary around them, Listen to Me Marlon, which premieres Jan. 24 at the Sundance Film Festival. Brando's voice is the only one featured in the entire two-hour film. Deadline posted a clip, and there's something soothing about it, even without the lush setting of Tetiaroa, »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Sundance 2015: Check out a creepy clip from horror film 'The Hallow'

22 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST

Visit filmmaker Corin Hardy's website, and you'll see a photo of the British director wearing a wetsuit while filming his horror movie The Hallow, which has its world premiere at Sundance this Sunday. Why did the first-timer sport such garb during the film's shoot in Ireland? "That was actually the last day," says Hardy. "I was trying to do everything as real as possible. The locations were in the middle of nowhere. We shot in five forests. We shot in lakes. When I said to the actors, 'Let’s go in this lake at four in the morning in the freezing cold, »


- Clark Collis

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Peter Strickland on his sado-masochism drama 'The Duke of Burgundy': I hope it's a talking point

22 January 2015 12:55 PM, PST

In new film The Duke of Burgundy, Sidse Babett Knudsen plays Cynthia, the very strict mistress of a large house in an unnamed European country, while Chiara D'Anna portrays her much put-upon maid, Evelyn. Or do they? Actually no, they do not. Cynthia and Evelyn, as the viewer swiftly discovers, are in fact lovers who repeat the same mistress-servant scenario over and over again, to the joy of the latter and the increasing frustration of the former. »


- Clark Collis

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Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Southpaw' sets July release date

22 January 2015 10:26 AM, PST

Southpaw—the Weinstein Company boxing movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk—has set a release date of July 31. Gyllenhaal, who dropped weight for last year's Nightcrawler, clearly hit the gym to portray Billy “The Great” Hope, the troubled Junior Middleweight champion whose life is spiraling downward when a washed up former boxer (Forest Whitaker) takes him under his wing. The actor added 25 pounds of muscle during six months of training. "I watched him vomit in the gym and almost pass out," Fuqua recently told EW. "I watched him take gut shots to the ribs, »


- Jeff Labrecque

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