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SundanceTV Sets Premiere Date for Danny Boyle’s “BABYLON”

Posted 11/24/2014 1:03 PM by
SundanceTV Sets Premiere Date for Danny Boyle’s “BABYLON”

SundanceTV announced today its next original scripted series, BABYLON, a co-production with Nightjack Ltd and Channel 4, will debut on Thu., Jan. 8, 2015 at 10/9c. The six-part comedy-drama is a biting workplace satire set inside a modern police force.

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Christopher Guest Characters to Make You Feel Better About Your Family

Posted 11/21/2014 3:59 PM by
Christopher Guest Characters to Make You Feel Better About Your Family

We’re several days away from Thanksgiving, which is barely enough time to mentally and emotionally prepare for spending time with your most dysfunctional family members. Take solace in the fact that more bizarre people exist out there–specifically, from the brilliant mind of Christopher Guest. We won’t tell anyone if you decide to drown yourself in mashed potatoes and gravy, um, we mean, watch a marathon of these movies to pick up tips on how to deal.

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10 Times Cheating Was a Truly Stupid Idea

Posted 11/21/2014 9:00 AM by
10 Times Cheating Was a Truly Stupid Idea

Messing around behind a partner’s back is never smart, but sometimes the stakes end up even higher than a marriage. These ten brutal tales of lust, betrayal and violence put the “adult” in adultery.

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Life on Screen: Movies and the Biopic

Posted 11/21/2014 8:00 AM by
Life on Screen: Movies and the Biopic

In John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” Carleton Young’s newspaperman tells James Stewart’s senator, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” It’s a statement that could be used to define the biopic–cinema’s attempt to capture the essence of the famous, infamous or individuals who got caught up in a moment that defines an age. Here’s list of movies that take different paths in representing pasts recent and distant.

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10 Sundance Shorts That Kicked Off Careers (Watch Them All Now)

Posted 11/21/2014 8:00 AM by
10 Sundance Shorts That Kicked Off Careers (Watch Them All Now)

Shorts are in many ways a rite of passage for budding filmmakers. They’re made of mistakes, charm and life—and with the realities of cost, time and effort. And some directors break through to showcase at Sundance Film Festival, where they have the chance of catching the eye of the person (or company) that will fund their next project. These are 10 Sundance shorts by directors who went on to make names for themselves–and as an added bonus, you can watch them all right now online. Enjoy!

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Category: Sundance Film Festival

Flunking Out: 10 Movies That Failed the Bechdel Test

Posted 11/20/2014 5:00 PM by
Flunking Out: 10 Movies That Failed the Bechdel Test

Now that we’ve been surprised by which movies passed the Bechdel Test, let’s take a look at a few movies that shockingly fail. From family-friendly classics to indie hits, we’re sad to say that these 10 flicks just don’t make the grade.

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“THE RED ROAD” Season 2 Gets Digital at Merging Media Conference

Posted 11/20/2014 1:38 PM by
“THE RED ROAD” Season 2 Gets Digital at Merging Media Conference

On Nov. 19 and 20, storycentral DIGITAL’s CEO Alison Norrington in conjunction with SundanceTV’s VP of Digital Media & Marketing Drew Pisarra hosted a two-day lab in which 21 multimedia professionals brainstormed (and eventually pitched) inventively interactive digital ideas around SundanceTV’s THE RED ROAD Season 2, set to premiere in 2015.

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Getting Into Character: Unforgettable Donald Sumpter Roles

Posted 11/20/2014 12:00 PM by
Getting Into Character: Unforgettable Donald Sumpter Roles

Appearing in everything from high-profile literary adaptations to offbeat sci-fi, renowned character actor Donald Sumpter has one of those faces that stick with you. The talented Brit invests wildly different characters with an unmistakable blend of intelligence and intensity all his own.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: The Documentary Version

Posted 11/20/2014 11:00 AM by
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: The Documentary Version

The average male thinks about sex about 10 times a day. The average woman about 7. But we’re here to up the ante with this list of thought-provoking stories about everything from fantasies to fetishes–and beyond.

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Making the Grade: Which Movies (Surprisingly) Pass the Bechdel Test

Posted 11/19/2014 2:00 PM by
Making the Grade: Which Movies (Surprisingly) Pass the Bechdel Test

In order to pass the Bechdel Test, a movie must have a scene in which two female characters have an actual conversation about something other than a man. The bar is really that low and yet most movies still get a failing grade.

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Against the Odds: 8 Great Sports Movies of the ’80s

Posted 11/19/2014 9:00 AM by
Against the Odds: 8 Great Sports Movies of the ’80s

Who doesn’t love a good stand-up-and-cheer sports movie? Sure, sports movies in the ’80s had their share of underdog triumphs, seemingly-invincible villains and rousing montages, but the best ones gave us a lot more than that. Here’s your ticket to some of the decade’s heaviest hitters.

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Political Wins: Top Top Ten Cameos by Politicians in the Movies

Posted 11/18/2014 3:00 PM by
Political Wins: Top Top Ten Cameos by Politicians in the Movies

They may spend their waking hours pushing papers and quibbling in Congress, but politicians also do somewhat normal-people stuff, like make cameos in movies, adding political weight or a touch of oftentimes awkwardly-delivered humor. Here, our favorite and most surprising cameos politicians in the movies…

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6 Questions with the Creators of “THE CAPTIVE”

Posted 11/18/2014 12:38 PM by
6 Questions with the Creators of “THE CAPTIVE”

THE CAPTIVE creators Stuart Hynson Culpepper and Karin Diann Williams discuss the shapeshifting performance of Michael Gladis (“Mad Men”) and what elements combine to make an enduring paranoid thriller.

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6 More Questions with “Green Porno: Live On Stage” Star Isabella Rossellini and Writer Jean-Claude Carrière

Posted 11/17/2014 3:24 PM by
6 More Questions with “Green Porno: Live On Stage” Star Isabella Rossellini and Writer Jean-Claude Carrière

GREEN PORNO director and star Isabella Rossellini and legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) teamed up to bring the outlandish web series to the stage. Below, the two collaborators further explore what it takes to bring the quirky sex lives of animals out of the bedroom and onto the stage.

Q: Do you have a desire to push the boundaries of what an audience expects from a stage show?

Isabella Rossellini: I wanted the element of surprise, but not of shock. I see myself as a clown, as an entertainer. Basically, this is what I was trying to reach: to entertain people for an hour and fifteen minutes. And if they go away and say, “Oh, well, I learned something also, and that was interesting,” that’s even better. That’s the cherry on the cake. But we didn’t want to be controversial.

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Once Upon a Time: Fantasy Movies You Must See Before You Die

Posted 11/14/2014 12:12 PM by
Once Upon a Time: Fantasy Movies You Must See Before You Die

Magic, myth, wonder, escapism and the extraordinary–movies often draw inspiration from fairy tales. The thirteen movies below, all from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die,” will enchant you.

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