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The Sundance Institute announced the shorts programs for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and it includes some timely subject matter and an much anticipated directorial debut. Kristen Stewart, who has appeared at the festival numerous times in front of the camera in films such as “Certain Women,” “Camp X-Ray,” “The Runaways” and “Adventureland,” will screen her first short, “Come Swim” as part of the U.S. Continue reading Kristen Stewart’s Directorial Debut ‘Come Swim’ Makes 2017 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program at The Playlist.

Given that Lucasfilm was sold to Disney was sold for $4 billion dollars and the company plans to make a “Star Wars” movie every year for god knows how long, we’re going to be seeing a lot of films set in a galaxy far, far away away for the near and longterm future. Two more “Star Wars” saga films are on the wa — Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII” and Colin Trevorrow’s “Episode IX” — and coming in 2018 is Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s still-untitled Young Han Solo movie. Continue reading Gareth Edwards Describes The “Wilderness Years” Obi-Wan Kenobi Film He’d Love To See at The Playlist.

Oscars big nomination day is still over a month away, but music got its moment in the spotlight as The Recording Academy revealed the nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards this morning and, as expected, Queen Bee ruled the roost. Beyonce took nine nominations including Record of the Year (“Formation”), Album of the Year (“Lemonade”) and Song of the Year (“Formation”).  Drake, Rihanna and Chance the Rapper all earned seven while Adele took five (Xavier Dolan’s video for “Hello” was snubbed). Continue reading Beyonce Dominates 59th Grammy Nominations As ‘Suicide Squad’ Gets 3 Nods at The Playlist.

Clips are part of the game when it comes to marketing a movie, but if there’s any movie opening this month that might be hard segment into pieces (except perhaps Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence“) it’s “La La Land.” The gorgeous musical, while broken up into a dizzying and dazzling array of songs, also works wonderfully as a singular suite of emotion, song and cinema. So, just bear that in mind as you proceed. Continue reading Ryan Gosling Is Excited In First Clip From ‘La La Land,’ Plus 26-Minute Talk With Emma Stone & J.K. Simmons, More at The Playlist.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the field of 15 for the 2017 Documentary Feature Academy Award and while there were some notable snubs the only one that is cringeworthy is the absence of “Miss Sharon Jones!” “O.J.: Made In America,” which has taken almost every major critics prize so far, made the cut as did 2016 Sundance Grand Jury prize winner “Weiner.” Sundance docs have at times dominated the Documentary Feature field, but the only other contenders to premiere at the festival to make the cut were “Life Animated” and “Hooligan Sparrow.” The notable omissions are actually mostly from Park City debuts and include “Newtown,” “Jim” (the Audience Award winner), “Trapped,”Tickled” and “Audrie & Daisy.” Other docs that didn’t make the list include “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” Werner Herzog’s “Into The Inferno” and “Amanda Knox.” 105 documentaries were submitted this year and the Academy’s Documentary branch will now pick the final five nominees from the following 15 films. Continue reading ‘O.J.: Made In America’ And ‘Weiner’ Make The 2017 Documentary Feature Oscars Cut at The Playlist.

The upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has been called everything from a war movie to a heist film, or a men on a mission picture, but director Gareth Edwards said “Star Wars” films shouldn’t be so easily categorized. “Everyone was trying to figure out what genre it was,” Edwards told The Playlist in an exclusive interview this weekend during the “Rogue One” junket at Lucasfilm in San Francisco. Continue reading 10 Films That Influenced ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ at The Playlist.

Matt Damon may have been away from the franchise for nearly a decade, but when he returned as the titular action hero in this summer’s “Jason Bourne,” he didn’t miss a beat. The fifth entry in the franchise saw Damon and director Paul Greengrass take audiences on another globe-trotting adventure, and just in time for the holiday season, the movie is hitting home video and we want some lucky readers to take home a copy….and much more. Continue reading Contest: Win ‘Jason Bourne’ Prize Pack Including 5-Disc Ultimate Collection And More at The Playlist.

Matt Damon may have been away from the franchise for nearly a decade, but when he returned as the titular action hero in this summer’s “Jason Bourne,” he didn’t miss a beat. The fifth entry in the franchise saw Damon and director Paul Greengrass take audiences on another globe-trotting adventure, and just in time for the holiday season, the movie is hitting home video and we want some lucky readers to take home a copy….and much more. Continue reading Contest: Win ‘Jason Bourne’ Prize Pack Including 5-Disc Ultimate Collection And More at The Playlist.

Sometimes films need more than one film festival to get the attention and “Lady Macbeth” is one such picture. Premiering this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival, the picture earned some buzz, but given the glut of movies that screening at the fest, some of that noise was diminished. But now it’s headed to the Sundance Film Festival, and a new trailer has landed to put some fresh eyeballs on the drama. Continue reading New Trailer For Sundance Bound ‘Lady Macbeth’ at The Playlist.

The reshoot heavy, panic button pushing, executive shakeup, over-managed road to “Suicide Squad” wasn’t the smoothest ride for all involved, and that really showed in the final product. Sure, the film may have earned $745 million worldwide at the box office, but it did little to convince anybody — especially following the “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” — that Warner Bros. has any idea what they’re doing with their DC Films universe. Continue reading Honest Trailer For ‘Suicide Squad,’ A Movie About Superheroes Who Are Low On Relevant Superhero Skills at The Playlist.