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Hi from Sundance!
Topic by: ScottWeinberg
Posted: January 22, 2008 - 1:26 AM PST
Last Reply: October 3, 2009 - 10:07 PM PDT

author topic: Hi from Sundance!
ScottWeinberg
post #1  on January 22, 2008 - 1:26 AM PST  
I haven't posted much in the last few days cuz I'm up here in freeeezing Park City, covering Sundance flicks for Cinematical and FEARnet.com.

Sundance isn't really known for its horror fare (not recently, anyway), but the other day I did see a cool one called The Broken. Also pretty good is the movie version of Jack Ketchum's Red and Brad Anderson's Transsiberian.

I'll be back with more horror notes from Sundance (and Slamdance) in a few days. Best to all, hope you dug Cloverfield.
underdog
post #2  on January 23, 2008 - 10:53 AM PST  
> On January 22, 2008 - 1:26 AM PST ScottWeinberg wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I haven't posted much in the last few days cuz I'm up here in freeeezing Park City, covering Sundance flicks for Cinematical and FEARnet.com.
>
> Sundance isn't really known for its horror fare (not recently, anyway), but the other day I did see a cool one called The Broken. Also pretty good is the movie version of Jack Ketchum's Red and Brad Anderson's Transsiberian.
>
> I'll be back with more horror notes from Sundance (and Slamdance) in a few days. Best to all, hope you dug Cloverfield.
> ---------------------------------

Hey Scott,
Look forward to hearing more of your notes! We want to hear more about the Brad Anderson flick especially.

So is "The Broken" different from Broken? (Or the Heather Graham movie Broken for that matter...)
ScottWeinberg
post #3  on January 28, 2008 - 8:36 PM PST  
Hello friends! I'm back from Sundance and boy are my fingertips tired. (From typing! It's a reference to an old joke that ... oh, never mind.)

I was covering films for Cinematical and horror / genre films for FEARnet, and you can find all my reviews on my own (rarely-used) personal blog:

http://adventuresinmoviewatching.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions about any of those flicks, feel free to axe away.
DLeonard
post #4  on January 28, 2008 - 9:05 PM PST  
Glancing at your reviews in FEARnet, I noticed the title "Paranormal Activity", which plays next month at SF Indie Fest.
Your review has got me very eager to catch one of the showings.
ScottWeinberg
post #5  on January 29, 2008 - 3:03 AM PST  
Very cool. Try not to read too much about the film before seeing it, and definitely let us know what you think of the flick.
AstroAppa
post #6  on January 30, 2008 - 9:28 PM PST  
I always wondered how one gets into sundance...did you just buy tickets to Park City and from there get individual tickets for movies you wanted to watch, or was there a packaged deal? haha, just curious...hope you had a blast, sounds like you did!
ScottWeinberg
post #7  on January 31, 2008 - 12:02 AM PST  
I am given a press badge, fortunately, which allows me to see the stuff I plan to cover. There are ticket plans, tho, that one can look into if they plan to attend.
underdog
post #8  on February 1, 2008 - 9:17 AM PST  
> On January 29, 2008 - 3:03 AM PST ScottWeinberg wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Very cool. Try not to read too much about the film before seeing it, and definitely let us know what you think of the flick.
> ---------------------------------

Doesn't give too much away but here's a bit more on Paranormal Activty, at GreenCine Daily. I, too, wanna check it out at the IndieFest this month.
DLeonard
post #9  on February 21, 2008 - 6:06 PM PST  
Hey, I caught "Paranormal Activity" last night at SF IndieFest. Myself, and the rest of the packed house, really enjoyed this small but scary film.

With what I imagine to be a budget of a few hundred dollars, these people have managed to show us what so many professional filmmakers and film studios cannot. A scary movie (and with almost no blood). And I think the main reason why this movie works where others do not, is a very simple one; we actually care what happens to these characters. Imagine that.
DLeonard
post #10  on September 30, 2009 - 11:56 PM PDT  
"Paranormal Activity" is finally starting to play in some theatres. Anyone seen it? I had practically given up on this movie ever seeing the light of day.
Cinenaut
post #11  on October 1, 2009 - 8:46 AM PDT  
I want to see this! DreamWorks gave it an ultra-slow release, screening it in college towns at midnight first.

Has anybody seen Trick r' Treat?

> On September 30, 2009 - 11:56 PM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> "Paranormal Activity" is finally starting to play in some theatres. Anyone seen it? I had practically given up on this movie ever seeing the light of day.
> ---------------------------------

Battie
post #12  on October 1, 2009 - 9:05 AM PDT  
> On October 1, 2009 - 8:46 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I want to see this! DreamWorks gave it an ultra-slow release, screening it in college towns at midnight first.
>
> Has anybody seen Trick r' Treat?
> ---------------------------------

Wasn't that film supposed to be shown LAST YEAR? Feh. I'm going to see Zombieland at midnight. :D
underdog
post #13  on October 1, 2009 - 10:15 AM PDT  
Trick R Treat is playing at the New Beverly in LA this month, too. I've actually heard good things. I think that and Paranormal (and Zombieland) might also end up looking better just because they are compared to most of the other horror coming out which is generally horrible. Saw 6? really? Sorority Row? Pass.

Anything unique and interesting is going to look even better right now.
Battie
post #14  on October 2, 2009 - 3:29 AM PDT  
No spoilers (at least, none that are capable of screwing up your movie experience - and I tend to broadly define that):

Zombieland was awesome, but I did walk away from it feeling like something was missing. Came across a review online when I got home that said it was like an unexpected one-night-stand: great but leaving you wanting more. Also mentioned it was thought up as a tv show pilot first, which would explain it.

That said...sheer awesome. I'd go see it again, even at nighttime ticket prices. Some of the best moments involved BM and Tallahassee. It was also very, very full of pop culture references, but nothing quite so retarded as you'd find in 'Epic Movie' or the rest of that franchise. They were weaved into the story, sometimes so subtle as a billboard behind the action (watch carefully, then laugh) when they get to the west - you'll know what I mean. Most of the references are to older things (the one I mentioned is glaringly new), so hopefully it won't effect the movie as it ages.

Also, for the love of FilmGod, do not read any reviews, comments on the film, etc...because people are already posting massive spoilers. And don't look at the cast list if you haven't already. Trust me, it's better if you don't.
Cinenaut
post #15  on October 3, 2009 - 10:07 PM PDT  
But did you stay until the end of the credits?

I saw it today and it was great fun. I have to echo the warnings about reading too much about the movie. There's a cool surprise in it and the less you know the better.

Jesse Eisenberg had better stop making theme park movies or he's going to become typecast.

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