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Sundance Film Festival Film Highlights
Jan 19-29, 2017


I’ll get to report from Park City Utah myself. I actually had a journalist who said I could share her room this year, but I still couldn’t swing the airfare and working temp, I don’t get vacation time so…

Sundance Film Festival started in 1985. This year it received 13,782 film submissions. A combination of 188 features & short films were chosen to be screened at 16 Theater Venues. This year Sundance is presenting 71 Panel & Music Events.

Robert Redford opened the press conference saying that Sundance is not political (seeing as the filmmakers are mainly progressive liberals, yet it takes place in Utah, a Red state, therefore, Sundance tries to be neutral. However, an offshoot of the Women’s March took place right on Main Street on Saturday with festival attendees participating. Of course this is something Redford had no control over, but the main opening night films was…

Al Gore’s sequel to 2006 An Inconvenient Truth about the issues of climate change, this is called An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power with Al Gore in attendance. It focuses on Gore being instrumental in getting the Paris Agreement adopted in late 2015, in which major countries agreed to work toward measures that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And the movie went back in and made edits after Trump won to address his disbelief on Global warming.


The other opening night film was I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore directorial debut for an actor Macon Blair. Netflix picked up the distribution. Melanie Lynskey is a woman bored with her life as a nurse’s assistant until one day she gets robbed, the police are useless, so you know that Find Me app you can put on your phone, when hers starts to ping, she enlists the help of her neighbor played by Elijah Wood to track down her stuff. It’s being voted on under dramatic competition, but it’s more of a black comedy.


There was a bidding war to acquire distribution rights of Ingrid Goes West, first-time feature for director Matt Spicer, who co-wrote the film with David Branson Smith.  A24 films, Netflix and Neon films competed with Neon beating out the other two. Ingrid Goes West is also a dark, dramatic comedy that follows a troubled young woman named Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza "Parks & Recreation") who becomes obsessed with the Instagram account of a social media influencer named Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) goes to meet her and wreaks havoc in her life.

Looks like Casey Affleck (Manchester By the Sea) is still front and center going into 2017 this time in a movie called A Ghost Story by writer/director David Lowery. It’s not horror, it’s a ghostly Indie drama where the ghost (Affleck) actually wears a sheet with 2 holes throughout most of the movie, like an old fashioned Halloween costume, yet surprisingly I've read it doesn't make the film ridiculous. His wife is played by Rooney Mara, but I understand she’s not in it for long. It’s supposed to be a very haunting movie (pun intended). A24 films acquired distribution before Sundance.



The Big Sick / U.S.A. World Premiere (1/20) (Director: Michael Showalter, Screenwriters: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani) — Based on the real-life courtship of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his now wife Emily Gordon, as they fall in love, struggle with cultures clashes and Emily's mysterious illness. Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher.  Distributor Amazon Studios


Before I Fall / U.S.A. World Premiere ( 1/21) (Director: Ry Russo-Young, Screenwriter: Maria Maggenti) Samantha Kingston has everything. Then after one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over (a la Groundhogs Day), she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta. Open Road Films.


Wind River (premiere 1/21) a thriller directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (screenwriter Sicario & Hell or High Water). Jeremy Renner is a wild life tracker who finds the raped and murdered body of a teenage Native American girl from an Indian reservation in Wyoming. Elizabeth Olsen, plays the FBI agent sent to investigate the case. It's supposed to be more a show down between local cops, reservation police, FBI and armed contractors, not a romance.
The Weinstein Company acquired rights in Cannes, then drop it early in January and picked it up again at Sundance.


Beatriz At Dinner / U.S.A. World Premiere (1/23) (Director: Miguel Arteta, Screenwriter: Mike White) — Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, who has become a health practitioner. Doug is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Cast: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow. No distribution yet.



 Mudbound U.S.A. World Premiere (1/21) Director Dee Rees Cast:Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell and Mary J. Blige.distinguishes itself from so many other stories of domestic racism and struggle. Rees keeps the drama human, avoiding many of the more common signifiers of the period in terms of a more contained, intimate look at how dependent so many were on one another during wartime, and how quickly hierarchies were re-established once the threat of global destruction no longer dominated the day-to-day conversation.



I like this girl, Alicia Malone reporting from Sundance, she's adorable, reminds me of a prettier Emily Blunt, and her videos have been informative and well edited for on the fly.  This is her vid from Day 4 of the festival:


FIFTY SHADES DARKER
in theaters February 10, 2017



Director: James Foley | Screenplay: Niall Leonard |Based on the novel by: E L James | FiftyShadesMovie.com |#FiftyShadesDarker

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Check Out T&T's Fifty Shades of Grey movie & book posts


The LEGO® Batman Movie
February 10, 2017


Director: Chris McKay Producer: Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Executive Producer: Chris McKay, Ryan Harris Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: “The LEGO® Batman Movie.” But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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Official Site: legobatman.com

A UNITED KINGDOM
in theaters February 17, 2017


“Prince Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman (Rosamund Pike) from London in the late 1940s” - bio/drama directed by Amma Asante (Belle) from a script by Guy Hibbert and based on the true-life romance between Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Williams Khama.




ROCK DOG

in theaters February 24, 2017


For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star...

Cast: JK Simmons, Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia with Matt Dillon, and Sam Elliot as Fleetwood Yak Directed By: Ash Brannon Screenplay By: Ash Brannon and Kurt Voelker Story By: Ash Brannon and Zheng Jun Based on 'Tibetan Rock Dog' by: Zheng Jun
Distributor: Lionsgate's Summit Premiere
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LOGAN (Wolverine)
in theaters March 3, 2017


In the near future, a weary Logan (Huge Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X ( Patrick Stewart) in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Twitter | Facebook

GHOST IN THE SHELL
in theaters March 31, 2017


Scarlett Johansson stars in the fifth film in the franchise, the first intended for American audiences, originally made in English and with live action. Johansson’s Major, a synthetic “full-body prosthesis” augmented-cybernetic human, leads Public Security Section 9, a task force of special intelligence operatives (including Chin Han and Pilou Asbæk), against cyber criminals and hackers. A new enemy, the Puppet Master, threatens to destroy Hanka Robotics’ progress in artificial intelligence technology that enabled the Major’s existence.  

Directed by: Rupert Sanders Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, 
Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt & Juliette Binoche
#GhostInTheShell | Instagram:@GhostInTheShell | Twitter: @GhostInShell | Facebook: /GhostInTheShellMovie | Tumblr: GhostInTheShell.tumblr.com

THE LOST CITY OF Z
in theaters April 17, 2017


The Lost City of Z is an upcoming American action adventure biographical film, written and directed by James Gray, based on the 2009 book of the same name by David Grann. It describes real events, about British explorer Percy Fawcett who made several attempts to find an ancient lost city in the Amazon and finally disappeared in 1925 along with his son in the search for the city.[2] It stars Charlie Hunnam as Fawcett[3] along with Robert Pattinson as his fellow explorer Henry Costin and Sienna Miller as his wife Nina Fawcett.

The film had its world premiere as closing night film on October 15, 2016, at the New York Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be released on April 21, 2017, by Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street. READ MORE Wikipedia


THE CIRLCE
in theaters April 28, 2017


Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching. Directed by James Ponsoldt.

Official site |  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |Hashtag #TheCircle 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
in theaters May 5, 2017



Actor Sean Gunn isn't just the brother of Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn, he takes the place of Rocket Raccoon on set - before CGI brings Bradley Cooper's voice to life, visually - and also plays Kraglin, Yondu's second Ravager in command. When he's not out pillaging the galaxy, some of us also know him as the iconic Kirk from Gilmore Girls.

Gunn recently sat down with comicbook.com to discuss the forthcoming Marvel movie, and spilled a few details about what we can expect from the new sequel, including where the whole thing kicks off after the events of the first film...READ MORE denofgeek.com


WONDER WOMAN
in theaters June 2, 2017


Set during World War I, the plot of Wonder Woman follows Diana, an Amazon princess who lives on Themyscira until the day a pilot named Steve Trevor crashes on the island. Trained for the art of war, she follows him back into the world of men who the Amazon were once meant to protect — but her goodwill is going to be put to the test. Although she was already introduced in Batman v Superman, this is Wonder Woman's official movie entrance into the DCEU, explaining her background and why she seems so reluctant to fight alongside her fellow heroes in Batman v Superman. We also got a glimpse of her World War I days in that film, so we know it's a defining time for her...READ MORE MoviePilot.com

Director: Patty Jenkins | Screenplay: Jason Fuchs |Warner Bros |DC Comics

OCEANS 8
in theaters June 8, 2017


The official Ocean’s 8 cast photo shows the ladies (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena-Bonham Carter & Awkwafina) calmly riding the New York City subway. Warner Bros. teased the plot in a statement: “the tide will turn as Debbie Ocean (Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew…”

DESPICABLE ME 3
in theaters June 30, 2017


The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017. The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud. Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date. 

A WRINKLE IN TIME
in theaters April 6, 2018

Ava DuVernay started production on A Wrinkle In Time, adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s iconic children’s novel. is set to open on April 6, 2018 — the weekend following Easter Sunday. Given how many kids are apt to be off on spring break, Disney found that the post-Easter frame was a lucrative one this year as they played The Jungle Book to a domestic gross of $364 million, currently 2016’s fourth highest-grossing title.


MILTON'S SECRET 
Based on a book by Eckhart Tolle


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LONDON FIELDS

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London Fields had an all star cast including Cara Delevingne, so how did it become a disaster movie?
The film adaptation of Martin Amis’s novel London Fields had all the ingredients of a hit for the capital. Hype began to build two years ago when Cara Delevingne, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton were spotted filming in Brixton Market and Crystal Palace. It happened because a few hours after that industry screening London Fields’ director filed a lawsuit against its producers, suing them for $1 million. Director Matthew Cullen alleges that the producers made “fraudulent efforts” to revise the movie without his knowledge, adding offensive imagery about the September 11 terrorist attacks, and that they owe him money...READ MORE (2015)


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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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