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Sundance Film Festival, Nominations, Winners, Reviews

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    Box Office: How Did 'Fruitvale Station''s Opening Hold Up Against Past Sundance Jury Prize Winners?

    Ryan Coogler's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Fruitvale Station" had a very strong first weekend of theatrical release, taking in $377,285 from just 7 theaters for a $53,898 per-theater-average. How does that compare to other recent winners of Sundance's top prize? Quite impressively, if you look...

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    SeaWorld Unleashes 8 Assertions About 'Blackfish' and Filmmakers Respond

    The escalating battle between "Blackfish" filmmakers and SeaWorld continues.

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    Michael B. Jordan in Taut, Flawed 'Fruitvale Station'

    Fruitvale Station is tense, galvanizing and a little disappointing -- an odd combination that is easily explained. The drama, which won both the arty Grand Jury Prize and the populist Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, is brilliantly acted by Michael B. Jordan in the fact-based story ...

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    Here's 10 Of Our Favorite Sundance Jury Prize Winners, In Honor Of 'Fruitvale Station'

    This weekend, Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station" hits US theaters almost exactly six months after it won Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. It does so by following in the footsteps of some of the most notable American independent films of contemporary times, with filmmakers like Todd Solond...

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    Octavia Spencer On Why 'Fruitvale Station' is the 'Biggest Movie' She's Ever Done and Going Indie After Winning Her Oscar

    Since winning her Oscar for her scene-stealing turn as the feisty Minny Jackson in the box-office juggernaut "The Help," Octavia Spencer has distanced herself from studio fare to focus on films than mean a great deal to her. In James Ponsoldt's affecting indie "Smashed" she played a recovering alcoh...

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    The Biggest Indie Breakthroughs of 2013, So Far (The Complete List)

    It's been just over six months since we said goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, and already we've seen a slew of promising indie talent breakthrough in big ways thanks to the Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals (among many others), and theatrical releases that caught on with the movie-going pu...

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    The Biggest Indie Breakthroughs of 2013, So Far (Part 2)

    It's been just over six months since we said goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, and already we've seen a slew of promising indie talent breakthrough in big ways thanks to the Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals (among many others), and theatrical releases that caught on with the movie-going pu...

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    The Biggest Indie Breakthroughs of 2013, So Far (Part 1)

    It's been just over six months since we said goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, and already we've seen a slew of promising indie talent breakthrough in big ways thanks to the Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals (among many others), and theatrical releases that caught on with the movie-going pu...

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    Allison Janney on Playing a Motormouth in 'The Way, Way Back,' Her Upcoming CBS Sitcom 'Mom,' and What She Binge Watches

    Allison Janney, the perennial scene stealer still best known to this day for her four-time (!) Emmy wining performance as C.J. Cregg on "The West Wing," appears as a supporting player in the Sundance smash "The Way, Way Back" (in theaters this Friday), yet walks away with the film thanks to a feroci...

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    Kevin Smith Says He Won't Kickstarter 'Clerks 3'; Waiting On Weinsteins For Greenlight, Aiming For Sundance 2014

    While folks like "Veronica Mars," Zach Braff and Charlie Kaufman made waves by using crowdsourcing efforts to fund their next projects, had history turned out differently, Kevin Smith would've beaten them to the punch. The filmmaker, who wears his indie cred and outsider(ish) status like a badge of ...

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