Feb 15, 2012

Guest Post: Christina!

Hi! I'm Christina from Christina's Pop Life and I'm so happy to be filling in for Casey while she's away!

The Sundance Film Festival happened in Park City, Utah from January 19-29. Being an independent movie lover, I always keep up with the coverage to see which films are making a splash. I would love to actually go to the festival someday. I’ve seen a few movies at SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) and sat in on a Q&A of Edward Norton (swoon), but I think Sundance would be awesome. Besides movies there are celebrities, parties, red carpets and media events. Check out who was there this year.

And if you’re not into any of that there’s also skiing and snowboarding. Just look at the setting:

Amazing movies have come out of the festival over the past few years including Winter’s Bone, Margin Call, Adventureland, Catfish, Like Crazy, Blue Valentine, My Idiot Brother, Buried, Hesher, Welcome To The Rileys, The Kids Are Alright and Moon. So let’s see what we have in store for us this year.
Arbitrage. A suspense thriller about a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to sell his trade empire while covering up his fraud and affair. Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth, and Nate Parker.

Bachelorette. A Bridesmaids type comedy produced by Will Ferrell starring Kristen Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden and Adam Scott. Three childhood friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school. They have nothing in common but jealousy and bitterness.

Black Rock. Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival. This suspense thriller stars Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and Katie Aselton.

Celeste and Jesse Forever. Written by Rashida Jones (who also stars) along with Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood and Emma Roberts. High school sweethearts, Type-A Celeste and slacker Jesse, try to remain friends during their divorce while their friends still think of them as the perfect couple.

For a Good Time, Call.... Two broke frenemies become roommates and start a phone sex line. Lauren Miller, Ari Graynor, Justin Long and Seth Rogen star in this comedy co-written by Lauren Miller (Seth Rogen’s wife).

Liberal Arts. Josh Radnor wrote, directed and starred in this dramedy following a bored and uninspired thirty-something invited back to speak at his alma mater where he falls for a 19-year-old college student. Elizabeth Olsen plays his love interest while Zac Efron, Allison Janney and Richard Jenkins also appear.

LUV. This crime drama/coming-of-age film tells the story of a shy 11-year-old bonding with his ex-con uncle (played by Common). While accompanying him on some errands, the day takes a horrible turn when his uncle’s criminal past comes back to haunt him.

Robot and Frank. An elderly, forgetful father is given a robot caretaker by his children. First he is resistant to the idea, but soon sees him as a companion who can help him get back to his old thieving ways. This Sci-fi dramedy stars Frank Langella, James Marsden and Liv Tyler.

Safety Not Guaranteed. Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson and Kristen Bell star in this comedy about three magazine employees that are sent to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

Save the Date. Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie play very different sisters who are in bumpy, emotional relationships. One is planning her upcoming wedding and the other is rebounding from a serious relationship.

The Words. An aspiring writer claims another man's long lost work as his own and the price he must pay is more than he could have ever imagined. Starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Dennis Quaid and Jeremy Irons.

Your Sister's Sister. Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt star in this non-cheesy romantic comedy about a love triangle between a woman, her sister and her male best friend.

Awesome casts. Interesting plots. I want to see all of them! What looks good to you?


  1. These all look amazing. I, too, am a big Sundance fan. Can't wait to see these!

  2. Ummmm, I wanna see all of these flicks! Sign me up!

    You know that 100 Monkeys opened for Third Eye Blind at the fest? I wanted to go so badly, just for that, and to see a few flicks as well!

  3. You are always on top of all of the movies! I will have to keep my eye out for these films :)

  4. Safety Not Guaranteed is awesome. Would try to watch some other movies from the list...


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