Indie releases tend to thrive during the months when the multiplexes get dumber — in other words, every month until October, when big studios start putting their muscle behind intelligent Oscar contenders and act like that’s the kind of stuff they’re turning out all year. Point is, our indie preview is a little thinner than usual this month, since quieter movies are basically gunning for the same audiences as your Zero Dark Thirtys and Life of Pis and so on, but there are a few small releases worth tracking down. We’ll run them down for you after the jump. … Read More
Photo: Nate “Igor” Smith, drivenbyboredom.com
Over the weekend, Flavorwire correspondent Bess Devenow enjoyed a brief respite from the pomp and circumstance of Sundance by catching up with an old friend from summer camp… who just happens to portray the most endearing quarterback on the small screen. In fact, Zach Gilford of Friday Night Lights — in Park City promoting a big-screen high school drama, Dare — might just defy all of the most common stereotypes of a Hollywood heartthrob.
Stereotype 1: Easily distracted by bold-faced bombshells
Conflicting Evidence: When one of today’s most well-known beauties sat down mere inches from us, Gilford didn’t even bat an eye.
Stereotype 2: Confuses Sundance with a designer label convention
Conflicting Evidence: A comfortable orange jacket, a simple blue hoodie, khakis and practical boots.
Stereotype 3: Travels with an entourage bigger than the Brangelina clan
Conflicting Evidence: It was just him and his publicist. Apparently he gave his umbrella holder, shoe shiner and personal spray tanning guru the week off.
If that isn’t enough proof that Gilford might even be more normal and likable than his FNL alter ego, then tune into the full interview after the jump. … Read More