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Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva Films Among Sundance Short Film Selections

Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva Films Among Sundance Short Film Selections
Sundance Institute has announced the full lineup of the 72 short films for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Jason Reitman and Bryce Dallas Howard are among those with short films at the festival. Howard’s “Solemates,” which also screened at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival, is told through the perspective of shoes, while Reitman’s docu short “Roast Battle” chronicles the Comedy Store event.

Nasty Baby” director Sebastian Silva and Canadian helmer Don McKellar are among other established filmmakers going the short route at this year’s fest.

The shorts selection has been home to several films that have had influential careers, including “World of Tomorrow,” “Whiplash,” “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” and “Fishing Without Nets.” This year’s lineup will include both a Midnight and New Frontier section, tying into the festival’s other programming.

“Our longstanding showcase of short films has become a home for audiences who love watching these rowdy,
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Conan Is Baffled By Vintage Video Games

Conan Is Baffled By Vintage Video Games
Conan O'Brien's web series "Clueless Gamer" got a vintage twist this week: He played selections from the dawn of video games on an Atari 2600 console.

Accompanied by his ever-present web producer Aaron Bleyaert, Conan played decades-old titles like "Space Invaders" and the fabled "E.T." video game, often named the worst video game of all time. Check out the clip above to see Conan's reaction to these dusty old games.
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The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: NBC Wiping Out Remnants and Mentions of O'Brien

Though The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien went off the air on January 22nd, Friday was the last day for most of the show's employees. According to former Tonight Show blogger Aaron Bleyaert, it was the day that they had to pass in their parking passes, office keys, NBC badges, etc.

Bleyaert is still working until the 19th but went in on Friday to say some goodbyes and take photos of the offices being packed up and the elaborate set being destroyed. Andy Richtor posted an official-looking Eviction Notice from the Board of Health on his door.

Here are a couple photos that Bleyaert took of the greenroom and deconstructed set. Head on over to his blog to see more of the depressing images.

The images are quite a contrast to the construction video
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