Welcome to the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. We’re beaming to you LIVE from Park City, Utah. Make sure to check back here every day. Each morning we’ll have the lowdown on the buzziest premieres and make sure you’re up-to-date on all of the biggest stories coming out of the festival. Tonight they’re kicking off the Festival with four kick-ass premieres. We’ve got a documentary “starring” Gael García Bernal, a modern take on traditional marriage from a festival alum, Michael Cera tripping on some hallucinogenic cactus and a deep dive into the lives of backup singers.
It’s July, which means we are all hot, tired and pretty much superheroed out. We’ve weathered the explosive onslaught of THE AVENGERS and now (another) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and still have a certain DARK KNIGHT to go. All this hoopla gets us thinking: Are graphic novels and comic books responsible for classic fanboy superheroes, and nothing more? Of course not! This rich literary (yes, literary) genre has inspired a wealth of other cinematic material, from dystopian yarns to biting black comedies, some of which you may not have even guessed had comic connection.
One of the best features of the Sundance Film Festival are the actors who made trips there early in their careers…and come back again even when they could be resting on their mainstream, Hollywood laurels. Mark Webber’s END OF LOVE is one of those films that brings some of those festival faves back to Park City. Michael Cera (PAPER HEARTS), Amanda Seyfried (ALPHA DOG), Jason Ritter (THE DRY LAND), and Shannyn Sossamon (WRISTCUTTERS) join Webber on screen for the story of a young father struggling with the death of his son’s mother.
This kinda hilarious photo of a-leaping and a-prancing Michael Cera has emerged above the heap to become the latest Internet meme among bored Photoshoppers around the world. View their collective efforts at this single serve Tumblr site, fuckyeahprancingcera. And a best of here.
Michael Cera, who loves to play lovable and awkward teens, is at it again with YOUTH IN REVOLT, in theaters now. Which you may or may not want to see since apparently it is more of the same. Filmdrunk created the below recipe for a Michael Cera film. From JUNO and SUPERBAD to NICK AND…
Meet Nicholas Jasenovec director of PAPER HEART, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.