Mega-stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts have both appeared in their share of romantic comedies – Roberts unquestionably held the crown for years America’s Sweetheart in the ’90s – but they haven’t starred in one together…until now.
The duo, who previously worked together on the Ocean’s trilogy and in Jodie Foster’s all-but-forgotten 2016 movie Money Monster, have signed on to star in Ticket to Paradise, which feels like a relic of another era – an honest-to-goodness rom-com from a major Hollywood studio that features A-list movie stars. Get the details below. Read More »
The announcement of the movies playing the 2011 Sundance Film Festival is like looking into our film futures. It’s December and most movie fans are looking back at the last 12 months, picking out award winners, writing top ten lists, and chances are we haven’t even heard of the Sundance films. They’re just titles, people, words on a computer screen. Then in January they unspool on screens across Park City, Utah and become something more. Finally, months later, these are the movies we discuss with our friends and choose on ballots at awards parties. Yet we get to read about them now, a year in advance.
Last year at this time, who had heard of Four Lions, Catfish, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Blue Valentine, The Kids Are All Right, Winter’s Bone, Restrepo or Animal Kingdom? Sundance, that’s who. All those films screened at the 2010 festival and now many have become not only personal favorites, but critical darlings and award contenders too.
Wednesday, Sundance announced the 58 films eligible for awards in four categories that will play the 2011 festival, taking place January 20-30. The 57 out-of-competition films in six additional categories will be announced Thursday. After the jump, we’ll give you the full list as well as highlight five in each category that sound particular promising. Read More »