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    James Franco Calls 'The Social Network' "Classically Made" But Conventional

    Actor/director/writer/painter/Oscar host James Franco stopped by the Movieline suite at Sundance to discuss his latest film, Best Picture nominee “127 Hours,” as well as its competitor and possible frontrunner “The Social Network.” In the candid and clearly uncoached interview (his PR agent is proba...

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    You Decide: 'Son Of No One' Bombed At Sundance Vs. A Projectionist Flubbed The Screening

    It's generally been a pretty positive year at Sundance with lots of buys, and positive buzz surrounding a number of films. But one film has walked away with the unfortunate honor of having one of the most contentious screenings at the festival. And no, we're not talking about "Red State."

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    Naomi Watts Joins Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar'

    One by one, the cast for Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" continues to fill out.

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    Nomination Reaction

    I was able to get in touch with Alix Madigan Yorkin, producer of Winter's Bone to get her reaction on her four nominations, including a best picture nod.

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    How Ben Foster Was Lured Into 'The Mechanic': Do You Want To Blow Up Stuff With Jason Statham?

    When "The Mechanic" was released in 1972, starring Charles Bronson as a professional hitman named Arthur Bishop and Jan-Michael Vincent as his protégé, Steve McKenna, the world of professional killers hadn’t yet become a staple of American cinema. In the almost four decades since, that is far from t...

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    Sundance '11 Review: 'Like Crazy' A Familiar Tale Of Impossible Love, Well Told

    From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

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    Roger Ebert Says 3D Is Over & Won't Work Because Walter Murch Said So

    Look, we dislike 3D as much as the next discernible filmgoer who finds little value in headaches, dim lighting, ephemeral visual tricks, and exorbitant ticket pricing, but Roger Ebert -- who is no doubt one of our best -- does have a flair for the melodramatic. A recent article of his making the rou...

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    Sundance '11: 'The Details,' 'The Guard,' 'Another Earth' All Find Distribution

    As good red-blooded capitalists, we at The Playlist like nothing more than stories about people buying things for millions of dollars, and as such, the last week of January is one of our favorite times of year -- it's the time when acquisition executives descend in their hordes on Park City for the ...

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    'Scott Pilgrim' Star Mark Webber Directing Drama Starring His Two-Year-Old Son

    Michael Cera, Shannyn Sossamon, Amanda Seyfried, Jason Ritter Also In Cast A year ago, it looked like indie veteran Mark Webber might be about to take a major leap in his career, as one of the more left-field choices among the top-notch ensemble of Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World." Whil...

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    Emile Hirsch Gets Ready For 'The Motel Life'

    Emile Hirsch is getting ready to go on the lam.

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