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The Best and Worst of Sundance 2015 (Narrative Edition)

Come Sunday, the screens will go dark, the volunteers will turn in their vests, the tents will fall, and the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will come to a close. But as it winds down, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite and not-so-favorite films of this year’s fest. Yesterday, we ran down and ranked this year’s documentaries; now, to the narrative films, spinning fiction while still (hopefully) telling… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Nicki Minaj announced via Twitter last night that her second album — Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — will drop on Valentine’s Day of next year. Given the title, it’s a bit unclear whether the project is a reissue, or will feature new material. [via MTV]

2. Aaron Sorkin is apparently “strongly… Read More

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Rate-a-Trailer: James Wan’s ‘Insidious’

The release of a new film from the director of Saw isn’t necessarily cause for celebration; whatever your thoughts on that somewhat game-changing horror tentpole, its never-ending sequels have — to put it charitably — softened the brand. To his credit, director James Wan only helmed the first installment, but his follow-ups — the murderous-ventriloquist-dummy tale Dead Silence and the Kevin-Bacon-as-Charles-Bronson thriller Death Sentence — both crashed and burned.

However, his latest effort, Insidious, is a collaboration with producers Oren Peli, Jason Blum, and Steven Schneider —the team responsible for the surprisingly taut, genuinely scary Paranormal Activity. (We’ll not talk about Paranormal Activity 2 for now.) And we’ve gotta say, the trailer for this Poltergeist-style haunting chiller looks pretty decent. It’s got Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne in the leads, some solid character actors in supporting roles (hey there, Barbara Hershey!), and we’d be lying if we didn’t admit this two-minute teaser gave us a mild case of the creeps. Click through to check it out, and let us know if you agree in the comments. … Read More

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Rate-a-Trailer: The Switch

In this film, which was originally titled “The Baster,” Jennifer Aniston plays Kassie, a single woman who is ready to have a baby. Jason Bateman stars alongside as her neurotic best friend Wally, who wishes that she wanted him and his sperm. Patrick Wilson is the donor. Or at least that’s what Kassie thought — in reality, a drunken Wally pulled a switcheroo at what looks like an artificial insemination party. Flashforward seven years, and Kassie is the proud mother of an extremely neurotic 7-year-old who happens to share many character tics with Uncle Wally. Test audiences hated it. We think it sounds way too much like that Jennifer Lopez movie, The Back-up Plan. What do you think? … Read More

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Twenty of Our Favorite Dance Commercials

If you fast-forward through commercials, you might be missing out on some of the best dancing on television. In an effort to capitalize on our current obsession with all things dance, companies like Ikea, Nike, T-Mobile, and Ford have been making spectacular use of choreography in recent years – and we think this is an excellent excuse to create a list of some of our favorites. … Read More

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