Today the MTV Movies team enters its third full day of Sundance madness. Thus far in this snowy entertainment mecca, we've been pumping out a ton of coverage. Interviews with Kristen Stewart on "Welcome to the Rileys" and "Twilight"; James Franco on the legacy of "Spider-Man"; Ben Affleck on "Jersey Shore"; Amanda Peet on "Gulliver's Travels"; and many, many more, all of which you can see here. All that, plus reviews! And wacky Photobooth pics!
With the snow showing no sign of abating after about 48 hours of squalls (really, Park City, really?!), we're looking forward to another day of nonstop interviewing, screening, reviewing and (if we're lucky) scarfing down sandwiches in what little downtime we have.
Look out for interviews with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning ("The Runaways"), Adrien Brody ("High School"), Adrien Grenier ("Teenage Paparazzo"), Marisa Tomei ("Cyrus"), and more. We're also gonna check out screenings of Kristen Stewart's "The Runaways," Orlando Bloom's "Sympathy for Delicious" and Ryan Gosling's "Blue Valentine," to name just a few.
So! Keep checking back to MTV News for the very latest that Sundance 2010 has to offer.
Kristen Stewart is utterly fearless in "Welcome to the Rileys." That's the takeaway from the film's world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday afternoon. You can quibble all you want with her portrayal of a 16-year-old runaway turned stripper and prostitute. But you cannot walk away from a viewing and say the actress doesn't fearlessly expose herself physically and emotionally, and doesn't do so with astonishing maturity and believability.
Working the lap dance rooms and seedy motels of New Orleans, Stewart's character (real name Allison, working girl name Mallory and many others) is a damaged runaway with a filthy mouth and an even filthier idea of how to make money. There is little sexy about this teen, as she's prayed on by faceless men; the camera catches every pimple, every dark circle under her eye, every strand of stringy hair that has seen far too much strip club cigarette smoke and not enough shampoo (and no, she does not once get naked). Her life is going nowhere until a plumbing supply salesman named Doug Reily (James Gandolfini) shows up and takes Allison under his wing. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: In the days since Marc Webb become the directorial heir to Sam Raimi's big screen "Spider-Man" franchise, online speculation has suggested Webb could turn to some familiar talent to fill the shoes—and the spandex—of Peter Parker: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whom he directed in "(500) Days of Summer."
On that particular rumor, Gordon-Levitt didn't have much to say when he stopped by MTV News' Sundance suite. Literally. The 28-year-old actor would only offer a series of shrugs and sly grins when the topic of taking over the role of Parker came up (hit play on the video and make of that body language what you will).
Continue reading "Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has Talked Spider-Man With Marc Webb, But Will He Suit Up?" at SplashPage.MTV.com.
As previously mentioned, given MTV's long lineage with photo booths, we set up our very own here at Sundance where the biggest celebs around are coming through our studio. We already gave you Jon Hamm and Amanda Peet, and now Boston's favorite son Ben Affleck, in town for his new film "The Company Men," is gracing us with his presence (with co-star Rosemarie DeWitt peeking over his shoulder).
Check out his contribution below, and then click here or on the photo to browse the rest of our ever-growing Sundance Photo Booth.
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: Kristen Stewart's punk role in "The Runaways" isn't her only showing at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She's also appearing in "Welcome to the Rileys," which sees the "Twilight" star as a troubled young stripper named Mallory who becomes a surrogate daughter to a grieving father played by "Sopranos" kingpin James Gandolfini. So naturally, we were curious whether Stewart thought her darker turn will surprise or shock her Twilighter fanbase.
As it turns out, Stewart says the most shocking part of her role is that it's really not that shocking.
Continue reading "Will Kristen Stewart's Stripper Role Surprise Twilighters? The Star Says No" at Hollywood Crush.
It's Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival and the snow is getting just a bit ridiculous. We get it, Park City, it snows a crapload here...now bring out the blue skies! In lieu of warm mountain sunshine, the MTV Movies team will content itself with a jam-packed lineup of Hollywood talent and early peeks at some of the fest's most anticipated flicks.
Today's interviews include Kristen Stewart ("Welcome to the Rileys"), Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones ("Company Men"), Bill Murray ("Get Low"), Malin Akerman ("happymorethankyouplease"), Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Hesher") and Ryan Reynolds ("Buried").
In between these chats we'll be hitting screenings like Stewart's "Rileys," "Cyrus" (Jonah Hill, John C. Reilly) and Reynolds' "Buried." Then when the sky goes from gray to black and the Sundance parties start, we'll be there to take it all in. As always, we'll be bringing you updates throughout the day.
If you're even a casual observer of viral videos, you've probably seen James Franco and Mila Kunis' hilarious take on the cast of MTV's "The Hills." So naturally, with "Jersey Shore" now firmly entrenched in the pop culture zeitgeist, we were curious whether Franco would next turn his attention to the antics of Snooki and friends.
While admitting he has yet to catch an episode, Franco's curiosity has been piqued. Read More...
Award-winning filmmaker Lynn Shelton made waves last year at Sundance with her...shall we say unique bromance movie "Humpday." Now she's back as director of MTV's "$5 Cover" webisode series, which follows the trials and tribulations of thirteen Seattle bands.
Given Shelton's Seattle roots and her obvious commitment to rock and roll, we wanted to know how the town's music scene has evolved since it's famous days as the epicenter of the '90s grunge movement. Apparently it's changed a lot.
"It's a whole new landscape," says Shelton, saying the level of interest of record company scouts to Seattle in the '90s created a sort of in-it-for-the-money music mill. But now it's different. "The people that I've been working with -- and I know there are tons more -- are really doing it for the love of music. They're just so passionate about it." Read More...
Back in the spring, we revealed that Jack Black will be "stirring things up" in the upcoming big-budget adaptation of the classic fable "Gulliver's Travels." Well, now we can add an additional trait to Black's character...dancer.
That's right, at the Sundance Film Festival "Gulliver's Travels" co-star Amanda Peet dished on her upcoming role as Black's editor (and love interest) who follows him after he doesn't return from an assignment. While clearly thrilled with playing "a giant," Peet was most excited about a little on-set song-and-dance.
"I saw Jack Black dancing in playback. He gets to sing and dance and that was one of the great joys of my life," Peet exclaimed to MTV News. Read More...
There's probably not a nicer man at Sundance than Jon Hamm, the "Mad Men" actor who stars in "Howl" alongside James Franco. So when Don Draper himself graced us with his presence at this year's fest, we just had to get him into our ever-burgeoning Photo Booth gallery. Check out the result below, and then click here for more of our candid celebrity self-portraits.