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'The Vow' premiere: The cast's favorite tearjerkers... including one George Lucas movie

In The Vow, Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams play a newlywed couple whose happily ever after is interrupted by a car accident. She wakes up with severe memory loss that causes her to forget who he is, forcing him to win her heart all over the again. Sounds like a Valentine’s date tearjerker if there ever was one.

At the film’s Hollywood premiere last night, the cast discussed the films that reliably made them misty, no matter how many times they’ve seen them. There were a few surprises mixed in with the popular tearjerkers. For example, former stripper and G.I. Joe star Channing Tatum has a soft spot for a Johnny Depp/Kate Winslet melodrama. “I cry at Finding Neverland a lot,” he said. “I don’t know [why]. When they take her and then there’s the really magical part in the movie for some reason, I am just like, ‘Eh, waaa.'”

Others were more conventional with their selections. “I always cry at Titanic,” said Jessica McNamee. “No brainer. I’m a sucker for Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio. And also The Notebook. For me, it’s the Alzheimer’s part. It’s awfully sad.”

And then there’s Dillon Casey, who tears up at that most famous cinematic father-son moment. No, it’s not Field of Dreams. “When Vader says, ‘Luke, I’m your father,’ in The Empire Strikes Back, how could you not cry? It’s such an epic scene. Also it is such a part of my childhood and it brings back so many memories when I see it.”

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(Reporting by Carrie Bell)

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

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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

Sundance 2012's must-see movies: 'Sleepwalk With Me,' 'Bachelorette,' 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' more

As Sundance kicks off today, first impressions of some of the movies might suggest it’s more of a depression fest than a film fest.

Take a closer look, and you’ll see that gloomy, cold, and painful are more apt descriptions of the festival’s mountainous winter weather this time around.

The annual indie showcase, which runs in Park City, Utah, from Jan. 19 to 29, is actually fairly warm and cozy, dominated by a heavy lineup of comedies, and featuring a selection of dramas that tend to be more touching than harrowing (although there’s some of that, too).

Granted, the documentaries tend to be unrelentingly bleak, and there are definitely films that steer deeply into tragedy, but by and large, if you’re looking for patterns, Sundance 2012 is about overcoming hard times, not wallowing in them.

Here’s a look at 12 movies hoping to strike a nerve: READ FULL STORY

New 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' trailer: Don't even pretend you're not crying

Warner Bros. has released a second trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s 9/11-inspired novel. If you’re still sobbing from the film’s first preview, don’t put down your hanky just yet. We get more glimpses of the sweet relationship between Oskar Schell (precocious Jeopardy! champion Thomas Horn) and his father (Tom Hanks) that inspires the boy to undertake a citywide quest to learn about a mysterious key.

It’s Sandra Bullock, though, who really delivers on the story’s inherent emotion, particularly during a fraught phone call with her husband (Hanks) that will be their last. Bullock, Hanks, and Horn are buoyed by an exceptional cast that includes Max von Sydow, John Goodman, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe Caldwell. See the full trailer below. READ FULL STORY

James Cameron says 'Titanic' 3-D re-release looks 'more amazing than it did in 1997' -- VIDEO

While this isn’t exactly how these famous fellas envisioned Titanic should return to theaters, they’d probably still be thrilled that James Cameron came around and found a way to bring back the 1997 box office Oscar-winning smash. And in 3-D, no less.

“I’ve been looking for years for an opportunity to put Titanic back on the big screen, because that’s really where it belongs,” Cameron says in a behind-the-scenes featurette. The writer/director goes on to explain that he chose the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to bring the film back to audiences to “re-experience” the movie. Cameron, who refers to the movie as “my baby,” went on to talk about the challenges in making a 3-D movie that wasn’t initially shot in 3-D. “We cleaned it up and made it as pristine as possible,” he says of the update. Watch the full clip below. (Admit it, you get some goosebumps when you see Kate Winslet’s Rose looking at the ship for the first time, too.) READ FULL STORY

'Titanic' 3-D trailer: An extra dimension of Kate Winslet is never a bad thing

A title card at the beginning of the trailer for the 3-D version of Titanic calls James Cameron’s 1997 11-time Oscar winner “The world’s most beloved and acclaimed film.” No time is wasted getting to the money shot: Jack and Rose “flying” on the helm of the doomed ship. The ad beckons, “This April, take the journey, fall in love, and experience Titanic like never before.” Specifically, with even more depth perception on Kate Winslet’s bare breasts. Actually, that should be the tagline: “Titanic in 3-D — Experience Kate Winslet just as Richard Branson’s mother did!” Oh yeah, and there’s some lady singing about her heart… See the trailer after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'Titanic' in 3-D poster: Every Rose has its Jack -- PHOTO

Clearly — and, perhaps, predictably — James Cameron is going for nostalgia when it comes to the first poster for Titanic in 3-D. The one-sheet highlights an iconic image of the late 1990s: A dashing — yet boyish — Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack clutching Kate Winslet’s girlfriend-from-the-other-side-of-the-tracks Rose. Personally, I was hoping for something a bit more dynamic for a poster for a 3-D movie. Where’s propeller man when you need him?! See the poster below and remember the simpler days of 1997. READ FULL STORY

'Being Flynn' trailer: An incredible true story... of Robert De Niro's return to serious acting?

While Al Pacino may have to do a lifetime of repentance for his role in Jack and Jill, Robert De Niro looks as though he could be getting back in the good graces of critics soon, as evident in the trailer for his upcoming drama, Being Flynn. When De Niro, who plays a down-on-his-luck, absentee father who reunites with his son (Paul Dano), soothingly reassures the audience, “Don’t worry, you’re in the hands of a master storyteller,” you might actually believe him again. (For the record, it’s been 20 years since the actor’s last Oscar nomination.) Watch the full trailer for the film, which is directed by Paul Weitz and features supporting turns from Olivia Thirlby and Julianne Moore, below: READ FULL STORY

'Like Crazy': Four montages explore the glorious, gut-wrenching stages of young love -- VIDEO

It’s been nearly a week since we posted an exclusive montage from this year’s buzziest indie Like Crazy, and we suspect that absence has only made the heart grow desperate for more of this elegant tale of long-distance love starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin. With these three new montages to drink in, your desire is no longer unrequited. Click through to experience the ecstatic highs and agonizing lows of romance — “I Want You,” “I Love You,” “I Need You,” “I Miss You”… Like Crazy. READ FULL STORY

'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' trailer: Tom Hanks will send you on a journey... and make you cry

There are moments in Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-selling 2005 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close that are so unimaginably heartbreaking, it’s hard — despite how good the book is — to not to need to put it down and take a breather (or just have a really good cry). For those unfamiliar with Foer’s novel, about a young, imaginative New York City boy named Oskar (Jeopardy! winner Thomas Horn, making his big screen debut) who loses his father (Tom Hanks) in the Sept. 11 attacks, the trailer might be just as weepy.

The trailer sets up the story (after the tragedy, Oskar embarks upon a journey around the city with a mysterious key that belonged to his father) and its tender moments (all the people Oskar meets during his quest). The U2 song actually pushes the trailer in to dangerous schmaltzy territory, but readers have to have faith in the Oscar-friendly combination of director Stephen Daldry (The Hours), writer Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), and two of the biggest stars on the planet (Hanks, Sandra Bullock). Watch the full clip below: READ FULL STORY

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