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The Best Films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

best of sundance 2015

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival ends Sunday but team /Film is already back in Los Angeles. We were on the ground in Park City for eight days, seeing and reviewing as many movies as possible. While there, our aim is to find the awesome films you’ll want to have on your radar later this year. We think we were successful.

Below, Peter Sciretta, Russ Fischer and I have each ranked every single film we saw. I saw 25, Peter and Russ saw 22. We assigned points to our top films to come up with an overall site ranking. We also came up with a bunch of fun stats to to give you an idea of how huge Sundance is, and how our tastes figure into coverage.

Below, read about the best of Sundance 2015, according to Slashfilm. Read More »

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Lego Avengers Game header

After a brief Sundance break, the Bits are back! Which other Marvel film has Joss Whedon thought about directing? Is there another character Terry Crews wants to play? Did an Ant-Man Lego set reveal a massive spoiler? Where can you see Agent Carter interacting with Hank Pym? What’s shown in a new preview for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? How many scenes does Lois Lane have with Batman in Batman v Superman? Read about all this and more in the return of Superhero Bits.  Read More »

young guns Tom Miatke Finding Nemo

Friday night in Los Angeles, the Hero Complex Gallery is doing a show called Young Guns. It’s comprised solely of “emerging & rising artists,” each of whom did a series of at least three images all themed together. We’ve already shown you Tracie Ching’s Quentin Tarantino pieces and now, we wanted to give you a quick preview of the remainder of the show. It’s a huge, impressive collection of work that will be on display beginning January 30 in Los Angeles. Check out some previews below. Read More »

Deepwater Horizon director

J.C. Chandor, who raced from Margin Call to All Is Lost to A Most Violent Year, has left the director’s chair of the upcoming film Deepwater Horizon. The reason? Our old friend “creative differences,” at least as far as the official knowledge base goes. Now, coming in to replace him, is Peter Berg, whose most recent film was Lone Survivor. The link to the new Deepwater Horizon director may be Mark Wahlberg, who is set to star in the film, and was also the lead in Lone Survivor. Read More »

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

Many people today don’t realize it, but much of modern comedy was born at the National Lampoon. John Hughes, Al Jean, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Landis, Ivan Reitman and John Belushi are just some of the famous names who got their start through something related to the once-popular humor magazine, created in 1970.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, directed by Douglas Tirola, tells the complete history of this incredible brand. Simultaneously, the film documents much of the humor we love today: Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and more. Below, read the rest of our Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead review. Read More »

J.K. Simmons Spider Man J Jonah Jameson

When it comes to superhero movies, fans are sticklers. They don’t want the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man films to link to the Tobey Maguire films. That wouldn’t make sense. They get angry when a studio casts the Human Torch as Captain America. How can one actor be both? The lone exception in all of this might be J. Jonah Jameson, played by J.K. Simmons. There’s no other character and actor pair that fans are not only willing to accept crossing film “universes” — they demand it.

The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb got around this by not including the character in his films at all, but in a new interview, Simmons said he’s heard Spider-Man might be coming back. And he’d love to return, too. Read and listen to the J.K. Simmons Spider Man quotes below. Read More »

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Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.

Header Photo: GREAT SHOWDOWNS: THE REVENGE HARDCOVER BY SCOTT C.

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