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Sundance 2012: The 12 biggest stories of the indie film fest


Sundance 2012 took place over 10 days, featured 117 movies, marked the debut of 45 first-time filmmakers, and for film lovers there was no better place to be than Park City, Utah — even if not all the news coming out of the festival was happy.

Studio sales were strong, which means many of the most buzzed-about titles will make it to theaters, and — as usual – a few previously unknown storytellers emerged as stars, while a handful of Hollywood veterans faceplanted in the snow.

One high-profile death cast a sense of mourning over the gathering, but a particularly upbeat lineup of movies managed to keep spirits high overall.

Here’s a wrap-up of what went down at Sundance 2012. READ FULL STORY

'FDR: American Badass': The @#$% truth behind our werewolf-fighting president -- NSFW

Don’t watch this trailer around your kids. Or your boss. (Unless they’re awesome.)

And don’t watch this if you believe the man who steered our nation out of the Great Depression, helped lead the Allies to victory over fascism in World War II, and strengthened America’s social safety net through Social Security deserves to be treated with only total, unwavering respect.

But if you like your history served with a hefty helping of crack, then by all means — enjoy this profanity and blood soaked trailer for FDR: American Badass, starring Barry Bostwick as the man with the cigarette holder clenched in his smile.

If the Tim Burton-produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the responsible older brother who went to college, started a nice family, and went on to a great and respectable career, then FDR: American Badass is the drug-addled little bro who gets arrested for disorderly conduct every time he leaves his parents’ basement. I mean both of those things as compliments.

Right now, FDR: AB doesn’t have a release date, but it may play an upcoming festival and sales agents are negotiating with studios to secure distribution for this landmark of American cinema. So watch the trailer embedded after the jump, and click through for EW’s exclusive Q&A with director Garrett Brawith, as well as a first-look at this movie’s take on Abe Lincoln, a.k.a. Hercules star Kevin Sorbo. READ FULL STORY

Box office dips in 2011: A year-end analysis

Box office junkies, unite! It’s time to break down the year that was at the movies using the thing that we love most — the numbers!

Blockbuster franchise films reigned supreme at the North American box office in 2011. Of the ten highest grossing movies, the top seven — led by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 with $381 million — are sequels, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (No. 9, $176.7 million) is a prequel, and Thor (No. 8, $181 million) and Captain America: The First Avenger (No. 10, $176.7 million), while not sequels, are part of the larger Avengers franchise which Marvel will roll out next year.

All told, theatrical releases sold about $10.2 billion worth of tickets in 2011 (final numbers not yet available) at an average price of $7.96. (Ticket price via the National Association of Theatre Owners. Although, seriously, when was the last time anyone paid so little for a ticket?) That total marked a 3.5 percent drop from 2010, when the box office earned a yearly total of $10.6 billion, and attendance dipped by about 5 percent for the second year in a row. In fact, with 1.28 billion tickets sold, 2011 was the least-attended box office year since 1995.

What caused the dip? READ FULL STORY

Sundance 2012: Midnight Movies highlight the horrible and hilarious

Here’s where Sundance gets dangerous.

The midnight movies and the perennially protean category the festival calls NEXT always produces the most f’ed up horror movies, the weirdest comedies, and other things that are just plain inexplicable.

This year’s slate for the Jan. 19-29 festival includes bloodsucking, alcohol-hating aliens, murderous girlfriends, ghostly found-footage, and a comedy that literally* cost ONE BILLION DOLLARS to make. (*Not true.)

For stand-up fans, it also brings the debut film of storytelling comic Mike Birbiglia, who brings his story of late-night, unconscious wanderings to the big screen in Sleepwalk With Me. (That’s him in the photo, awakening after crashing through a hotel window while somnambulating.)

Festival director John Cooper and chief programmer Trevor Groth, who actually can’t sleep at night because of all the horrible things they’ve done in waking life, walk us through the movies:


'Bad Teacher' Cameron Diaz earns an A at CinemaCon -- for @$$#*!&

In Bad Teacher, Cameron Diaz stars as a pot-smoking, profanity-spewing, inappropriately slutty would-be molder of young minds. Footage of the June 24 comedy screened for theater owners at the annual CinemaCon gathering, where she was honored by the group as its female star of the year.

The actress sat down with EW to discuss the world’s worst educator (see the film’s NSFW curse-filled red-band trailer below), as well as her upcoming role in the Joel and Ethan Coen-scripted Gambit remake, and the fake reports that she’s making a baseball movie with boyfriend, Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So we’ve got Bad Teacher, but there have also been movies like Bad Santa, and Bad Lieutenant. How about getting them to join forces in one film, like the superheroes in The Avengers?
CAMERON DIAZ: Definitely. Sure. [Laughs] We could have a series of Bads who team up. READ FULL STORY

Razzies on-the-scene: M. Night Shyamalan 'wins' big at last night's camp-fest

Watching a movie nominated for a Razzie may be one of the worst ways to spend a few hours, but actually attending the Awards turns out to be one of the best. Last night’s rousing, barb-flinging camp-fest handed Razzie repeat offender M. Night Shyamalan’s critically abhorred The Last Airbender the Worst Picture trophy (the movie led the pack with five “wins,” click here for a complete list of winners). But the actual wins were but a small part of what makes this annual pre-Oscars tradition such a fun, light-hearted pageant. READ FULL STORY

Razzie Awards: 'The Last Airbender' earns Worst Picture, Director, and 'Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D'

aang-airbenderImage Credit: Industrial Light & MagicThe Last Airbender was the big, er, winner at the 31st Annual Razzie Awards, announced tonight in a special ceremony in Hollywood. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s martial arts fantasy earned Golden Raspberry trophies for Worst Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Supporting Actor, along with a new category for 2010, “Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D.” All four main actresses from Sex and the City 2, meanwhile, shared the Worst Actress award, and the film’s entire cast bagged the Worst Ensemble Award.

Unfortunately, unlike last year when Worst Actress winner Sandra Bullock actually showed up to receive her trophy for All About Steve (the night before she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for The Blind Side), no one picked up their award in person this year.

Check out the “winners” in all the categories below, and don’t miss our Razzies on-the-scene reportREAD FULL STORY

'Troll 2' star and 'Best Worst Movie' director Michael Paul Stephenson to make horror-comedy 'Destroy'

DestroyMichael Paul Stephenson is set to direct Destroy, a horror-comedy about a would-be vampire hunter who believes he is saving the world but is actually murdering innocent old men. Stephenson previously directed 2009’s Best Worst Movie, the acclaimed documentary that detailed the making of the 1990 horror film Troll 2 — in which Stephenson starred as a child — and its revival as a so-bad-it’s-awesome cult classic.

You can check out the trailers for both Best Worst Movie and Troll 2 below. READ FULL STORY

'The Room' in 3-D: Tommy Wiseau talks exclusively about adding another dimension to his cult movie's sex scenes

the-room-posterTommy Wiseau has told EW he will theatrically release a 3-D version of his cult movie The Room, either at the end of 2011 or in 2012. “The process is very detail-oriented,” said the actor-writer-director. “But we want to do it because I’m obsessed about 3-D right now, if you ask me.”

The famously mysterious filmmaker has no plans to alter the film for the 3-D version which means the ever-growing army of Room devotees can look forward to the sight of Wiseau’s derriere in three dimensions during the film’s lengthy sex scenes. “My bottom will have to be in 3-D because I’m not changing anything,” he explained. “So you’ll be very close.” READ FULL STORY

Sylvester Stallone's erotic film sells for $412,000

Sylvester Stallone’s 1970 softcore erotica film, The Party at Kitty and Stud’s (renamed The Italian Stallion), has been sold on eBay for $412,000. Really. (Free shipping!) The auction, which ended Nov. 20, was for the worldwide rights to the movie and the 35mm negatives. Stallone was paid $200 for his work in the film, according to Variety.

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