Sundance Meta: The Signal, eBay, HBO's Sheila Nevins, And More Previews

Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive one-on-one interview with Jacob Gentry, one of the three directors of The Signal. Jacob described the movie as a "low budget-punk rock-scifi-horror-suspense-thriller-love story about the evil monster inside us all that is brought out when the media around us is exaggerated to the point of critical mass." Real Synopsis: A mysterious signal is being transmitted from all media devices in the city of Terminus, provoking murder and madness within the psyches of its inhabitants.

Last year tickets to the opening night gala ended up selling for over $5,000 on ebay. Well not this year, Sundance officials warn that tickets resold online can be remotely deactivated before the film's showing. This is a great move by Sundance, but call me just a little skeptical. How will Sundance be able to determine what ticket to deactivate? By the ebay seller's name? What if they sell it from a friend's account?

Cyndi Greening (who is always the top Sundance Blogger, there is no stopping her) has a write up on HBO's Sheila Nevins, and the three films she's bringing to the festival this year: Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, White Light/Black Rain and Hear and Now. Three films at Sundance is definitely a sign of a great documentary producer.

Cinematical blogger James Rocchi has posted his list of the seven films he's looking forward to. The list includes (in order): Black Snake Moan, Snow Angels, Protagonist, Finishing the Game, The Signal, Grace is Gone, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. But, Black Snake Moan as your top pick?

Pamela Bowman takes a look at the many War-themed films at this year's Sundance. The list includes: Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, Nanking, No End in Sight, White Light/Black Rain, Grace is Gone, Hot House and Three Comrades.

Brendon at Film ick isn't going to Sundance this year. But why let that stop him from posting his preview of the fest, which includes: Black Snake Moan, Flow, Holy Smoke, Fay Grim, and an extensive look at why Son of Rainbow is the film to see at this year's festival. is organizing a meet-up of online media outlets before the festival kicks off. Count us in. If you're interested, e-mail Alex.

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