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Sundance NEXT FEST 2015

Sundance NEXT FEST 2015

A weekend celebration of film and music, Sundance NEXT FEST is a new breed of festival fueled by the renegade spirit of independent artists.

6 Questions with Sundance Film Festival Programmer Mike Plante

6 Questions with Sundance Film Festival Programmer Mike Plante

Sundance Film Festival programmer Mike Plante, who brings his expertise to Shorts On SundanceTV with a curated lineup of classic festival shorts, talks about the process of vetting films, what makes a great short, and the peculiar lifecycle of the format.

Pride and Prejudice: 10 Gay Icons on the Big Screen

Pride and Prejudice: 10 Gay Icons on the Big Screen

Once relegated to clichéd stereotypes, LGBT characters have moved from the margins of mainstream entertainment into roles that champion and celebrate diversity in modern society, sparking debate and encouraging acceptance. Here are 10 movies–and their iconic gay characters–that have achieved landmark status for the way they represent the LGBT community on the big screen.

“Shorts on Sundance.TV” Honors Excellent Storytelling

“Shorts on Sundance.TV” Honors Excellent Storytelling

SundanceTV today announced it has launched a new online destination featuring award-winning shorts curated by the festival and including short films from folks like Jill Soloway and Denis Villeneuve.

See It Before You Read It: 10 Movies That Are Better Than the Book

See It Before You Read It: 10 Movies That Are Better Than the Book

It’s not often that a movie adapted from a book turns out better than the original material—but when it does happen, the result is akin to cinematic magic. Here are 10 of our favorite movies, from “Brokeback Mountain” to “Mean Girls,” that were even more acclaimed than the books on which they were based.

10 Comedies From the ’80s You Must See Before You Die

10 Comedies From the ’80s You Must See Before You Die

“Airplane!”, “Ghostbusters”, “Tootsie.” Whether they trafficked in juvenile humor, whip-smart social satire, wacky hijinks or all points in between, American movies experienced a comedic heyday during the 1980s. As proof, check these 10 funny films from the decade that have earned a spot in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Alright, Alright, Alright: 10 Pieces of Life Advice from Matthew McConaughey

Alright, Alright, Alright: 10 Pieces of Life Advice from Matthew McConaughey

He’s an Academy Award-winning actor who’s been deemed “Sexiest Man Alive” to boot. Plus, he’s got one mesmerizing voice that spews pearls of wisdom actually worth listening to. From his incredible acceptance speeches to lessons he’s learned over the years, here are 10 pieces of life advice the one and only Matthew McConaughey.

The Results Are In! Which Indie Movie Are You?

The Results Are In! Which Indie Movie Are You?

We know you’re dark and twisted. We know you’re quirky and cool. But which indie movie are you? Find out now!

Which Rambo Movie Rules Them All?

Which Rambo Movie Rules Them All?

“First Blood” unleashed Rambo on the world and things were never the same.

Beyond Mr. Mom: 8 Ways Movies Get Dads Wrong

Beyond Mr. Mom: 8 Ways Movies Get Dads Wrong

Bumbling, overbearing or just plain lame, movie fathers don’t tend to get a lot of credit. From doofus dads (“National Lampoon’s Vacation”) to totalitarian dads (“The Sound of Music”), here are ten myths ripe for busting just in time for Father’s Day

Which Slyvester Stallone Will Rise to the Top: Rambo or Rocky?

Which Slyvester Stallone Will Rise to the Top: Rambo or Rocky?

Neither hero goes looking for a fight, but once they’re in–watch out! Rocky can take one hell of a beating and stay standing, but Rambo can really dole it out like nobody’s business.

Which Indie Movie Star Is Your BFF? The results are in!

Which Indie Movie Star Is Your BFF? The results are in!

Let’s face it, we think our friendships would make great buddy movies. But who exactly is your ideal BFF? Find out the results….

10 Life Lessons, as Learned From Molly Ringwald

10 Life Lessons, as Learned From Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald has made a career out of playing the sort of supremely relatable everywoman that moviegoers love–;and learn from. Here are 10 valuable life lessons you can learn from Ringwald’s cinematic body of work, from “Pretty in Pink” to “Sixteen Candles.”

7 Great Gifs of Tom Cruise Getting Fired Up

7 Great Gifs of Tom Cruise Getting Fired Up

Tom Cruise is known for many things…dancing in his underwear, wooing Kelly McGillis on-screen with a rousing rendition of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” … jumping on Oprah’s couch. But the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor is best when he really gets fired up on the big screen. “A Few Good Men,” “Interview with the Vampire,” and “Jerry Maguire” for your viewing pleasure…

Mole Lotta Love: The 10 Sexiest Spies in the Movies

Mole Lotta Love: The 10 Sexiest Spies in the Movies

Skilled con artists, soldiers on the front lines of national security… and sex symbols? The most famous movie spies tend to wield some seriously seductive elegance in addition to possessing a deadly skills set. Here are the 10 cinematic secret agents you’re most likely to catch us surveilling—and salivating over.

What Dinosaur Will Kill You? Find Out With a Quiz 65 Million Years in the Making

What Dinosaur Will Kill You? Find Out With a Quiz 65 Million Years in the Making

“Jurassic World” comes out this Friday, and if the trailer is any indication, once again the hubris of humanity exposes it to the wrath of dinosaurs, for whom people make delightful, bite-sized snacks. Take this quiz, filled with relatively obscure trivia from the first three movies in the series and fund out how you would meet your demise.

10 Gus Van Sant Scenes We Can Never Unsee

10 Gus Van Sant Scenes We Can Never Unsee

A brilliant if sometimes inscrutable filmmaker, Gus Van Sant has given us some truly indelible scenes. From “My Own Private Idaho” to “Drugstore Cowboy,” here are 10 of our favorite Van Sant moments.

Breaking Down Walls: 10 Movies That Tackle Racism

Breaking Down Walls: 10 Movies That Tackle Racism

Hollywood has never shied away from talking about tough subjects–and movies that take on the big issues are all the better for it. From “Dear White People” to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” here are 10 great movies about race that offer eye-opening insights on diversity, inclusion and acceptance.

10 Movies From 1999 You Must See Before You Die

10 Movies From 1999 You Must See Before You Die

The year 1999 was momentous in the real world—marked by President Clinton’s impeachment trial, the death of JFK Jr. and the debut of the Euro, among other headline-grabbers—and at the movies. Here are 10 films from that year that have earned a spot in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Willkommen! 8 Movies Set (and Filmed) in Berlin

Willkommen! 8 Movies Set (and Filmed) in Berlin

Germany’s capital city of Berlin has long served as rich terrain for filmmakers worldwide, be they Hollywood directors or indie auteurs. The following 10 movies, including “Run Lola Run” and “The Bourne Supremacy,” all shot in the once-divided metropolis, reflect the past and present of “The Grey City,” while showing off the best it has to offer.

Surprise! 10 Totally Unexpected Sex Scenes in the Movies

Surprise! 10 Totally Unexpected Sex Scenes in the Movies

Remember that time you brought your parents/first date/brother or sister to the cineplex not expecting to be embarrassed and all of a sudden–wham, bam, thank you m’am, there’s some crazy action going on on-screen? Us, too. “Black Swan,” “Jackie Brown,” and 8 more times we covered our eyes (in polite company, anyway) in the movies.

Can’t Stop the Music: 10 Movies That Rock

Can’t Stop the Music: 10 Movies That Rock

Rock ‘n’ roll music and Hollywood movies are America’s two great pop-cultural exports—but on rare occasions, the two medium are made even better when a film comes along that captures rock music’s anarchic and creative spirit. The results? Anything but predictable, even when set to a steady beat. Here are our picks for 10 movies that really rock.

The Top 10 Serial Killer Movies You Must See Before You Die

The Top 10 Serial Killer Movies You Must See Before You Die

Serial killers have been around since the beginning of time, and often serial killer movies are dismissed as little more than exploitation. But the movies like “Peeping Tom” and “Funny Games,” are not just slasher flicks, they make you think about society’s role in creating killers and our own twisted psyches.

Rapper, Pilot, Iron Man’s Bestie: Terrence Howard’s Top 10 Movie Roles

Rapper, Pilot, Iron Man’s Bestie: Terrence Howard’s Top 10 Movie Roles

He’s the actor who brought Three 6 Mafia’s “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” to life in Hustle & Flow, he played Iron Man’s right-hand man and he looks damn good in a uniform. Actor Terrence Howard’s filmography features a slew of different roles, but here are 10 of our faves.

Scare Tactics: The Top Ten Quotes from Horror Movies

Scare Tactics: The Top Ten Quotes from Horror Movies

A good horror movie can scare you in myriad ways, but nothing keeps a person up at night like the perfectly creepy line of dialogue. From “The Shining” to “When a Stranger Calls,” here are our picks for the 10 most chilling movie quotations of all time.