Okay, gentlemen, here's the scenario. You're standing in a room, and you're surrounded by Alison Brie, Emily Blunt, Teresa Palmer, Christina Hendricks, and Lizzy Kaplan, and it is absolutely imperative that you remain cool. Could you?
These are the moments where you realize that you should never, ever complain about this job.
The place was the Bing Bar, where many of the publicity teams who are here this year have arranged for interviews to take place, and over the weekend, we were there to shoot chats for both "Wish You Were Here" and "Your Sister's Sister" at the same time, which is when the above scenario unfolded. In addition to the assortment of some of the lovely ladies above, there were any number of familiar faces milling about. Joel Edgerton and Martin Starr and Ice-T and his wife Coco and Mark Duplass, and everyone was catching up and talking about what they were in town to support, an open bar lubricating the day's conversations thoroughly and continuously.
That sort of moment is obviously not the Sundance experience that everyone has, although it's next to impossible to be here for more than 24 hours without stumbling over someone who you recognize. We decided to combine both Saturday and Sunday into one video report, where you'll see Tim League, the owner and founder of the Alamo Drafthouse, who I've run into repeatedly at screenings over the past few days.
We've got more of these coming for you, but for now, enjoy a little bit more of the experience of this year's Sundance Film Festival, which is actually winding down for me at this point. Hard to believe I'm out of here tomorrow night.
Then again, it's worth leaving early because I've got a really insane "Film Nerd 2.0" event planned for this weekend. You really won't believe your eyes.
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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