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movies sold at Sundance 2017

A lot of films that premiere at the Sundance Film Festival are hoping to attract a distributor and find a wider audience, be it in theaters around the country or distributed through digital VOD. Throughout the festival, we will be reporting on all of the movies sold at Sundance 2017. This list should help give you an idea about which movies may someday be available to you either theatrically of VOD. These are the movies sold at Sundance 2017.

Latest update: Netflix acquires the Chris O’Dowd comedy The Incredible Jessica James, Fun Mom Dinner and the documentary Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press.

Previous update: Sony Pictures Classics buys the religious drama Novitiate, The Orchard has acquired The Hero starring Sam Elliott.

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/Filmcast Ep. 402 – Split

Split Trailer

DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s latest. In the After Dark, we talk about top 10 lists, the fate of Twitter, and the psychological toll of Twitter. Also, we’re launching a Slack experiment! If you want to join our Slack, go to slackfilmcast.com and sign up.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
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avengers infinity war score

When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.

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The War Magician

Benedict Cumberbatch received an Oscar nomination for playing Alan Turing in 2014’s The Imitation Game, so it makes perfect sense that he’s seek out another movie with an awards-friendly premise where he gets to play a fascinating historical figure. The Current War gives him one hell of a role: Thomas Edison, the prolific American inventor and businessman responsible for the lightbulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and countless other items we take for granted today (he held over 1,000 patents in the United States alone). And he was also something of a total dick, a subject that this film will undoubtedly explore.

Our first look at Cumberbatch as Edison in the film has arrived, so how about we take a look?

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bad boys for life

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Bad Boys 3 may in trouble after some drama at Sony.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard talks about preparing for Jurassic World 2.
  • The Goosebumps sequel has a release date.
  • Tremors 6 is set to begin filming next week.
  • Reese Witherspoon would be down for a third Legally Blonde movie.
  • Jeepers Creepers 3 is set to resume production after a long delay.
  • Richard Armitage has joined the cast of Ocean’s Eight.

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Baby Driver

What I find most intriguing about Baby Driver is that the barebones synopsis sounds like something we’ve seen a hundred times before: a talented getaway driver meets a girl, decides to leave his life of crime behind, and gets sucked into a job that puts everything on the line. The key difference is that this is the latest film from Edgar Wright, a filmmaker whose name alone was enough to get this movie in the number one spot on my most anticipated movies of 2017 list. Look, making Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ensures that you get on top of a lot of lists.

So yeah, let’s check out three new photos from the film, which should help tide us over until a trailer arrives.

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In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we take a look at a cool screenprint commission for The Guest, SHAG: The Collected Works hard cover book, a life-size replica Alien skull from Aliens, Hot Toys’ sixth scale Daredevil figure, Funko Pop figures for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, and Rey & Finn collectible figures for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Tokyo Idols

Tokyo Idols is a fascinating must-see documentary which explores the disturbing world of super fandom in the Japanese Idol scene. The mainstream cultural phenomenon has overtaken Japan and is supposedly a one-billion-dollar industry. Imagine spunky, cheery Japanese school girls dressed in anime outfits singing and dancing to clubs filled with middle-aged men. The Idol superfans, usually aged 35 to 50, follow the young teenage female singers and girl bands, some even spending most of their earnings and quitting their jobs to devote their lives to the fandom.

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Stephen Colbert Hosting the 2017 Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards Host

We still have a little while to go until the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, but we now know who’s hosting: Stephen Colbert. “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” the Late Show host stated, referencing White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, “Both in person and around the globe.” This will be the first time Colbert has hosted the Emmys.

Below, learn more about the Emmy host.

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What If Mark Hamill Didn't Return for Star Wars Episode 7

Earlier today, we finally learned the title of Rian Johnson‘s upcoming Star Wars movie, the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the eighth film of the “Skywalker Saga.” Finally, we can stop writing Star Wars: Episode 8 and start writing Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Man, that feels good. I’m going to write it again. Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Ooh.

If you want to know how fans are reacting to the new title, you can hit up any number of comments section and Twitter threads (and through my social media window, the response has been mostly positive followed by “But is that a singular or plural Jedi?!”). If you want to know how Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, reacted to the tile reveal, you’ll just have to watch the video below.

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