Do we have a new Queen of Sundance ready to be crowned?
Lots of Sundance movies look ready to hit your local theater
It used to be that studios looking for big acquisitions would get more excited about the premieres (announced later) or midnight madness than the dramatic competition. Sure, U.S. drama would have one or two major successes, but it wasn't usually chock full of movies the could go wide. That's certainly changed with this Sundance slate. "The D Train" with Jack Black and James Marsden (comedy), "Results" with Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders (comedy) and "Z for Zachariah" with Chris Pine, Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor (based on well read Sci-Fi novel) are almost locks for major pickup without even been seen (really). Throw in potential breakouts like opening day film "The Bronze" and "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" (also based on a well liked book) and these are the movies you should be looking forward to this spring, summer and, maybe, fall.
- Gregory Ellwood