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‘Ingrid Goes West’ Review: A Stalker Movie for the Social Media Era

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by Matt Singer a day ago
I have a young daughter, and I love sharing pictures and videos of her antics on social media. Occasionally people who follow me online will tell me in person how much they love my baby or how happy I seem with her. And I am. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows; I just don’t share the moments where she wakes the whole house up at 4AM or has diaper rash so bad that she screams for 10 minutes straight. The line bteween reality and fiction online can get very blurry — and sometimes the persona we create there is much more appealing than the real thing.

Martin Freeman Pops Up in the First ‘Black Panther’ Set Photos

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by Matthew Monagle a day ago
Marvel
After recently re-watching Captain America: Civil War on a cross-country flight, I gotta admit I’m ready for a little bit more screen time for Martin Freeman’s character. Sure, it’s always good to see the Fargo and Sherlock star show up in a fun supporting role, but with Marvel’s penchant for introducing characters at the periphery of films before ramping up their involvement in the franchise, it felt like Freeman’s performance was just a taste of what he could do in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And thanks to recent rumors from the Black Panther set, it looks like I may get my wish sooner rather than later.

ScreenCrush’s Complete (and Slightly Altitude Sick) Coverage of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

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by Matt Singer a day ago
Getty Images
January is considered something of a dump month at the movies, when studios quietly release many of their clunkers. (With apologies to Monster Trucks, see: Monster Trucks.) At this time of year, true cinephiles basically have to hang their hats on the awards contenders from the previous year still making their way into theaters around the country, and, for those lucky enough to attend, the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Hackers Shut Down the Sundance Film Festival Box Office

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by Matthew Monagle a day ago
Tommaso Boddi / Stringer, Getty Images
Cyberattacks  —  or, as newly elected President Trump would say, “the Cyber”  —  are an increasingly common part of the world we live in. With most private information and secure data now available online, one tech-savvy computer user can do more damage to an institution than hundreds of lawyers or corporate spies. And while we might think of cyberattacks as being reserved for the Big Evil Corporations of the world, it turns out that not even film festivals are immune from being targeted.

Hugh Jackman Explains the ‘Slightly Different Universe’ of ‘Logan’

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by Matthew Monagle 2 days ago
20th Century Fox
How about that last Logan trailer, huh? While the first trailer will probably be remembered as the one that got everyone excited for a mature Wolverine movie, the second trailer  —  even without the Johnny Cash music playing in the background  —  is the one that really sets the hook. What was hinted at in the first go-around now feels lived in and personal; Hugh Jackman’s Logan has never seemed more tired, and Dafne Keen’s X-23 has never seemed more dangerous.

James Cameron Is Taking Back the Reigns of the ‘Terminator’ Franchise

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by Matthew Monagle 2 days ago
With James Cameron caught in an endless loop of Avatar rumors and delays, it’s become fashionable for some fans to treat the director like a Hollywood has-been. I don’t get it. Even if you think the original Avatar is a hollow mess of special effects, it’s still a fun entry in Cameron’s ‘Soldiers vs. Monsters’ filmography. Are we so awash in incredible action directors that we can afford to dismiss Cameron’s eye for spectacle and clean action scenes? I think not.

Watch Emily Browning Sing ‘New York Groove’ in the ‘Golden Exits’ Teaser

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by Matthew Monagle 2 days ago
Bow and Arrow Entertainment
While countless people descend on Park City to watch the best and brightest of independent film, things aren’t all bad out here on the sidelines. True, the people in Utah may get to gorge themselves on brand new films, but the Sundance Film Festival also means a deluge of new reviews, interviews, release dates, and, yes, trailers for those of us who couldn’t make it. Which means you can read about the buzz for a movie like Golden Exits and find yourself with a new trailer to watch almost simultaneously.

‘The Incredible Jessica James’ Review: Jessica Williams Is Stellar In This Irresistible Comedy

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by Erin Whitney 2 days ago
Sundance Film Festival
On paper, everything about The Incredible Jessica James sounds redundant and cliche. A young New York City transplant living in gentrified Brooklyn struggles to find success in the arts, she’s still not over a recent break-up, then meets and falls for an unlikely guy. We’ve certainly heard this story before, but its a sharp, refreshing sense of humor, and a stellar performance from actress-comedian Jessica Williams that brings Jim Strouse’s Closing Night Film to life.

‘The Big Sick’ Review: The Cure for the Common Rom-Com

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by Matt Singer 2 days ago
Courtesy of Sundance Institute
There’s always a stupid reason why the couple in a romantic comedy can’t be together until the closing credits. An ex-girlfriend or boyfriend appears at the most narratively conveniently moment, or one of the leads becomes a ghost, or there’s a misunderstanding that could easily be cleared up if the characters just sat and talked to one another for literally 15 seconds. One of the best things about The Big Sick is that the obstacles (plural, there are several) facing this relationship are real and relatable and believable and hugely serious.

We Could’ve Seen ‘G.I. Joe’ Meet the ‘Transformers,’ and We Still Might

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by Emma Stefansky 2 days ago
Paramount Pictures
How do you save a franchise that never really took off? Combine it with another, bigger one from (technically) the same universe, of course! While Michael Bay has, uh, transformed Transformers into a billion-dollar industry with his live-action movies, G.I. Joe hasn’t exactly done as well. Apparently, there was talk at one point of joining the two franchises together in what would have been a beautiful, violent mess.