Vampires

Now Playing on Sundance:  JUNEBUG, WENDY AND LUCY, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

Now Playing on Sundance: JUNEBUG, WENDY AND LUCY, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

What makes a family? That question is at the heart of Sundance Channel’s film offerings this week. Is it the assumed acceptance of a wife who clearly does not fit into her married family (JUNEBUG)? Or that last, dearest connection to a beloved pet, when all other strings have frayed away (WENDY AND LUCY)? What about the complex machinations of an intellectual family dealing with the dissolution of a marriage (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE)? It’s all these things and more.

7 mockumentaries you can sink your fangs — er, teeth — into

7 mockumentaries you can sink your fangs — er, teeth — into

There’s no denying the importance of real documentary work, but sometimes we just want to blur the line between reality and fiction, play with tropes and expectations. And nothing does that quite like mocumentaries.

Movies that suck (and some that don't): what's playing this week on Sundance Channel

Movies that suck (and some that don't): what's playing this week on Sundance Channel

Who said you can’t have dessert first? Start your holiday indulgence early with this week’s episode of Love Lust, Chocolate edition. Then get ready for the season premiere of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys with a jam-packed week of your favorite episodes from season one. And if you just can’t get enough, check out all the sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes looks at season two in Nashville, including a full episode available to watch with your friends online.

On Thursday night, EYES WIDE SHUT sets the mood when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman get creepy sexy. Then Sundance takes things a bit further and celebrates vampire sex appeal on Friday night with Love Lust & Vampires, followed by the original vampire killing hottie, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (with Luke Perry, remember him? That kid was gonna be a star! Lesser known fact: Donald Sutherland and Paul Reubens also make appearances.) Speaking of which, if they ever get around to making that once talked about BUFFY reboot, Buffy original Kristy Swanson says she’s up for the job, any job, actually…

How to have sex with a vampire*

How to have sex with a vampire*

image by King Chimp, from “Nosferatu” Don’t eat any garlic for at least 72 hours beforehand. Don’t give blood for at least a month beforehand: you’ll need all your reserves. Get your blood work done beforehand and make sure you bring condoms: while the undead can’t give you any STDs, infections you might have (especially…

Interview: Don DeLillo talks about Underworld

Interview: Don DeLillo talks about Underworld

If you search YouTube for videos of Don DeLillo, you won’t find much. The author of White Noise and Underworld is not a public man, and he rarely does tours or events. But an enterprising fan known as the Donologist has been uploading DeLillo radio interviews to YouTube. The presentation of these interview clips leaves…