It was only last week that we premiered an exclusive clip of "Mystery Team," so it should still be in your head. But just in case it isn't, we got the low-down on the film from the NYC comedy troupe called Derrick that's responsible for this (hilarious) madness.
"The premise is the three of us play these three high school seniors," the group explained. "And when we were little kids we had this Encyclopedia Brown-style kid detective agency. The movie opens up and were like 18-years-old and we're still doing it the exact same way. so to prove to us and the town we could still be detectives as adults, we take it upon ourselves to solve a double murder."
You never know what you'll learn during an interview, and such was case when we caught up with Wesley Snips for his new ensemble picture "Brooklyn's Finest." Inquiring as to his Sundance plans, the actor lit up. "I'm going to try to find a Wii," he exclaimed. "The Wii Town."
Admitting he's not a gamer, Snipes was nonetheless passionate about his quest. "I've been hearing about it. I want to de-virginize myself into the Wii." Watch all of his Wiitastic comments -- including a movie? -- below, and then click here to watch all of our Sundance interviews.
We've been interviewing a steady parade of celebrities here at Sundance, so we thought what better way to capture the casual spirit of the fest than with a photo booth. Actor/rapper/DJ Nick Cannon -- in town to promote his much talk-about film "The Killing Room" -- stopped by to add his contribution which you can see below, and then click here to see more, including Amy Poehler, Ashley Judd, Spike Lee and many more.
Yesterday evening we capped the day's adventures by fine dining with Mike Tyson. Today may not involve any boxing heavyweights, but we have Hollywood heavyweights galore.
And that's right, we said karate kid. We'll be chatting up Daniel-san himself, Ralph Macchio, for his new Slamdance film "Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Undead." But that's not all; we're also interviewing a hobbit! Dominic Monaghan to be precise.
Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey play lovers in the film "Thank You Phillip Morris," and they'll be throwing some love our way too. We'll also be chatting up "Hustle and Flow" director Craig Brewer about his new MTV project, $5 Cover. Toss in even more names like Matthew Lillard, Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Daniels, and you can see we have quite a day ahead of us. So stay tuned!
Saturday afternoon at the Library (one of the few venues at Sundance that really is a movie theater all year round) I was treated to a press screening of "The Killing Room," by far the best movie I've seen so far.
It's not your typical "art house" film about gay cowboys eating pudding. It's not the type of film likely to win any awards. It is, however, brutal, daring and utterly unpedictable - three qualities quite rare in movies these days. Read More...
They say to always expect the unexpected. And this is a tale, my friends, of one stranger passing in the night with another more famous and better looking stranger. You see, today is my birthday, and while I traditionally celebrate it by tearing down Christmas lights with my cat, I figured I'd roll normal Sundance partying into a larger, grander affair. Just like the inauguration!
Coincidently, my fellow MTV'ers Adam and Matt happened to be following ex-Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day (watch that video here), and wouldn't you know it, we ended up at the same club. Much dancing (by others) ensued, and I got the first of numerous hugs by Aubrey and her flock of blonde-haired beauties. And then it took a sharp turn towards surreal.
I had actually left the club before returning later that night, and my colleague Rachel off-handedly remarked that Paris Hilton had dropped by. Apparently Aubrey is her true BFF (sorry MTV winner -- although to be fair, Paris did have them in tow). Also apparently, Paris enjoys wearing masks. Read More...
This is my third year at Sundance, but my first year that I've had the chance to take part in events that surround the films. Sundance is more than just the films, you know. It's about the dinners (I had an amazing one last night -- thanks Bon Appetit magazine!) and parties that surround and celebrate the stars.
Last night we ventured up Main Street to the Universal Music party at the Phoenix Gallery. When we got there, however, it was "at capacity" so we were denied access, even though we were on the list. Now, this makes total sense, because this was also the "Push" afterparty, where Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon would be spending the bulk of their evening. Read More...
You have to hand credit to Guillermo del Toro. Who else could give interview after interview and still make it so we don't know much of anything regarding his directorial take on "The Hobbit," and a second bridge film.
Well now we know a little bit more, courtesy of our chat with the affable helmer here at Sundance. While he claimed were surrounding him, we managed to learn that four actors are already in his mind for none other than the role of Bilbo Baggins. He was more secretive on his working title for the film that will link "The Hobbit" with "The Lord of the Rings." Check out his comments below, and then click here to watch all of our Sundance video interviews.
Park City is now officially overflowing with people. And celebrities. And along with celebrities come more photographers than I've ever seen in one place at one time. Needless to say, it's a challenge to walk around Main Street now that the festival is well underway.
However, not everyone is a celebrity here at Sundance. Take this gentleman, for example:
He was dancing to music only he could hear through his headphones, while trying, it seems, to sell his screenplays.
Well, at least he's honest ...
Contributed by Adam Stewart
Last night, field producer Matt Elias and I ventured out for an evening that we knew would be “interesting” to say the least…but little did we know that our night would turn into a velvet rope/V.I.P. jaunt with Paris Hilton, Aubrey O’Day and their personal entourages.
The night started innocently enough, with Aubrey and her best childhood friend inviting us out for a night on the town, as only they could do it. We arrived at the Axe Fix Night Club and were bombarded by paparazzi and screaming fans alike.
As we hurried down the red carpet, we were given the all-star treatment and began to party and dance night away to the ever so sweet sounds of DJ AM. Read More...