Sundance continues even as the acting and filmmaking community reels from losing one of its own, Heath Ledger. When we spoke with Charlize Theron yesterday, the actress took a moment during press for her film "Sleepwalking," to convey her utter shock at the young actor's passing. The latest news concerning the death of Heath Ledger can be found here. For more reaction from Sundance, click here.
On the Line: Here's the great thing about Sundance: There are screenings at 8:30 in the morning! A movie lover's dream! Here's the horrible thing about Sundance: There are screenings at 8:30 in the morning! A human being's nightmare.
There was little to no buzz on this two-hander starring Sundance stalwarts Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson. I'm a huge fan of both, so I'm optimistic. Read More...
On the Line: Ever since it was announced that "Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?" would premiere at Sundance, this documentary from Morgan Spurlock, the muckraking documentary filmmaker, has been at the top of my (and many fellow true believers') must-see list. Yes, the man who may or may not have pressured McDonald's to abandon the "Super Size" option (a moment of silence please for French fries portions the size of my head) has decided to set his sights on none other than the most wanted man in the universe, Osama bin Laden.
Did he find him? How does it all end? Well if there was any doubt that this one was garnering huge interest, the insanely long line for the press screening I attended laid any hesitation to rest. The curiosity was there. Would Spurlock deliver? (Check out our interview with Spurlock here.) Read More...
Indiana Jones is back and ... wait a minute, that's not Harrison Ford!
Every year at the Sundance Film Festival, competing movies plaster Main Street with their posters, stapling advertisements over their competitors, and often having their own obscured within the hour. But the one poster that always sticks out is Morgan Spurlock's "Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?," an Indy-loving image advertising one of Sundance's most talked-about films. Read More...
You never know what'll happen when the cameras start rolling, especially in the casual atmosphere of Sundance. Woody Harrelson found that out firsthand when he sat down to talk to us about his new indie flick, "Transsiberian." Find out what went down in the video below.
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Although "The Hottie and the Nottie" isn't actually playing at Sundance, Paris and her co-stars still came to Park City to celebrate their upcoming film. Although she says she could never don a "nottie" look like Christine Lakin's mole, Paris does mention an upcoming role where she wears prosthetic makeup.
Check them out on the red carpet alongside the other Sundance hotties, and then click here to watch more of our Sundance coverage, including interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Method Man, Colin Farrell, Nick Cannon and so many others.
See our complete coverage of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival — including breaking news, celebrity interviews, red carpet photos, movie clips and tons more.
Sundance 2008 has unveiled its first truly great film.
Tuesday morning, a group of bleary-eyed moviegoers stumbled into the Yarrow theater, nursing their mocha lattes. The lights went down, the projector lit up, and we were transported to the distinctive, hilarious and twisted world of "Assassination of a High School President," starring Mischa Barton, Bruce Willis and 19-year-old Reece Thompson in a role that should make him 2008's Michael Cera (or, at the very least, Jason Schwartzman). Read More...
The optimism and excitement of the Sundance Film Festival was shattered yesterday by the news of Heath Ledger's passing. When I spoke with actresses Bijou Phillips and Gillian Flynn of "Choke," just bought by Fox Searchlight, emotions were clearly still raw for both women. Phillips whose lifelong friend Brad Renfro also died recently said simply of these tragic events, "It's got to stop."
The full report on how Sundance is reacting to Ledger's untimely death is here.
As we start to reflect on the all too brief and remarkable life and career of Heath Ledger, now unbelievably gone at just 28, collaborators like Stacy Peralta are putting into words what many of us are feeling. The shock. The unbearable sadness. Peralta wrote "Lords of Dogtown," a film that featured another remarkable performance by the young Australian. Here he reflects on the actor who gave life to his work.
Tuesday should have been a great day for entertainment; it should have been a great day for a cinephile like myself.I woke up in Utah, at ground zero for the greatest movies of tomorrow. The Oscar nominations were announced, promising more attention for deserving gems like "Juno" and "No Country for Old Men." Indie filmmakers and big stars alike gave me heartfelt interviews while trying to get their passion projects some national attention.
Then, as I sat opposite Diddy, my overworked cameraman Aaron received a text message. It was 2:47 p.m. Utah time, and one of the most acclaimed actors of our time was gone. Read More...