Sarah Jones’ Parents Unveil New “Safety For Sarah” PSA, Tell Sundance “Never Again, Never Forget” – Video
EXCLUSIVE, UPDATED with video: Almost a year after the camera assistant was killed on a Midnight Rider railway shoot in Georgia, the parents of Sarah Jones are at the Sundance Film Festival today to further their goal of promoting the need for greater industry safety precautions and instructions. "Sarah was a vibrant and eager person who loved her work. She went all out to do her very very best and her life was cut short," Elizabeth Jones said at the Sundance Film… Read
‘Don Verdean’ Hot Video Clip From Jared Hess, Starring Danny McBride, Sam Rockwell
Dig into this clip from Don Verdean, a comedy that premieres January 28 at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked by Lionsgate last week.
The film marks a return to Sundance by Jared Hess, a decade after he hit an unlikely critical and box office home run there with Napoleon Dynamite. Hess directed and co-wrote Don Verdean with Jerusha Hess. It stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte and Danny McBride.
Rockwell plays a biblical archaeologist propositioned… Read
Ryan Reynolds Hears ‘The Voices’ In Horror Comedy Trailer
Marjane Satrapi’s English-language debut The Voices premiered at Sundance last year and is gearing up for release in the U.S. via Lionsgate and in the UK via Arrow Films (see trailer above). Ryan Reynolds plays a lovable, but disturbed, factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, the man's talking pets — a sinister cat and benevolent dog — lead him down a fantastical, murderous path. Gemma Arterton… Read
Spike Lee Talks Up ‘Cronies’ And Former Students At Sundance – Video
Spike Lee talks with me in the video above about his latest “joint,” Cronies, for which he is executive producer, and backing up-and-comers who’ve made interesting films, like Michael Larnell, who turned his NYU thesis project into a Sundance festival world premiere.
“It’s a brand new ball game” for indie filmmakers now, Lee told me, given all the outlets now buying or backing projects on a wide range of subjects that previously couldn’t find mass markets.
Larnell, one of… Read
Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott Staying Up For ‘The Overnight’ At Sundance – Video
They’re best known as actors, but with The Overnight, stars Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott are working behind the camera, too. The film, which premiered at Sundance this weekend and set off a bidding war for acquisition Sunday night, is being produced by Naomi Scott, Adam’s wife. Mark Duplas… Read
Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie Try ‘Sleeping With Other People’ At Sundance – Video
Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie are at Sundance, talking about Sleeping With Other People, a comedy in which they play former lovers trying to be friends. The pair talked with Deadline about how the festival has evolved since Brie’s first visit and the new film’s critical and commercial prospects.
But Park City rookie Sudeikis wouldn’t look into his crystal ball to foretell how Bachlorette director Leslye Headland‘s new film, which premiered Saturday night and is a hot… Read
Jack Black On Sundance As “Indie Mecca”, The “Miracle” Of Getting Small Movies Made
We all know about Jack Black the actor, but he’s also wearing the producer hat at Sundance this year with The D Train, formerly called D-Train.
He stars in the film – which premiered Friday and sold to IFC today – as a guy organizing a high school reunion in hopes of shedding the loser tag from his teenage… Read
Craig Zobel On How He Landed Ejiofor, Pine & Robbie For Sundance Pic ‘Z For Zachariah’
Craig Zobel is back at Sundance for a third time after 2007’s Great World Of Sound and 2012’s Compliance. This time he’s got a little film with three big stars: Z For Zachariah features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine and Margot Robbie as the last known survivors of a global calamity. The pic was picked up ahead of the fest by Roadside Attractions, and Zobel tells me: “There’s a lot of anxiety when you bring a movie here. You hope that it’ll find both an audience and an… Read
‘Celebrity Family Feud’ Lets ‘SNL’ Cast Play The Imitation Game
“Metrosexual lumberjack” Blake Shelton led The Voice team (where he’s an actual judge) against Team American Idol on Saturday Night Live’s mock version of Celebrity Family Feud, complete with Kenan Thompson’s possibly Hennessy-inspired cluelessness as host “Steve Harvey.” Practically everybody on the cast go into… Read
Blake Shelton’s Hee-Haw Hoedown Goes Urban Cowboy: ‘SNL’
Blake Shelton, the self-described “Justin Bieber of country music (I’m just a trouble-making cutie),” was both host and musical guest, leaving Shelton open to some ‘SNL’ Hee-Haw-style snarkery in the opening monologue. Nashville ain’t New York, it would appear.
Tom Brady’s Balls Rapped In ‘SNL’ DeflateGate Opening Segment
Deflategate continues to puff up the Super Bowl run-up, providing Saturday Night Live with some juicy material for its own “investigation” of under-inflated footballs.
The late-night show’s opening sketch featured their versions of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, star model, er, quarterback Tom Brady and the true brains in the outfit, assistant equipment co-manager Dougie Spoons, who, apparently, can handle the truth.
Greg “The Human Microphone” Gumbel, as… Read
Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson Reunite In ‘She’s Funny That Way’ – Hot Trailer
While Jennifer Aniston’s Cake was heating up at the Toronto Film Festival, her other indie feature this fall which played at Venice was Peter Bogdanovich’s screwball comedy She’s Funny That Way, the Oscar-nominated director’s first feature film in 13 years since the semi-true William Randolph Heart yacht murder pic The Cat’s Meow. She’s Funny That Way follows a married Broadway director (Owen Wilson) who falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance… Read