Farting corpses aren't for everyone.
The biggest WTF moment of Sundance Film Festival 2016 goes to - drum roll please - 'Swiss Army Man'. Obviously. Because it was so weird that even Daniel Radcliffe's fans walked out on his latest flick where he played a gassy corpse in this weirdly homoerotic comedy drama on Friday (January 22nd 2016).
Some may not have liked it, but Daniel Radcliffe had a ball on 'Swiss Army Man'
A lot of people were excited about the premiere of this unique indie film starring Radcliffe and 'Love & Mercy' star Paul Dano, perhaps thinking that it would be an unusual take on 'Cast Away'. However, it was so much more bizarre than that. Billed as a film about a man stranded on a desert island who finds an unlikely companion in a washed up corpse, it was exactly that but with a supernatural - and slightly immature - twist.
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Don't miss these incredible indie flicks.
Sundance Film Festival 2016 is currently well under way and today (January 22nd 2016) there's a lot of things to look out for. Things will also be hot over the weekend too in the glorious Park City, Utah. In fact, there's so much going on that you probably won't know where to start, so here's a brief outline of the weekend's schedule.
Robert Redford brings Sundance to Utah for another spectacular year
Today promises some exciting showings, kicking off in the Eccles Theatre with the US drama 'Other People' at 9am. It's a Chris Kelly starring Molly Shannon, and it already made its first appearance yesterday with a spectacular reception from the audience. Then at 12:15pm the same theatre is showing Chad Hartigan's coming-of-age romance 'Morris From America' starring Craig Robinson, before Daniel Radcliffe brings in his latest indie movie 'Swiss Army Man' at 3:30pm; a film about a man who finds company in a lifeless body while lost in the wilderness.
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Take a look at some of the best upcoming dramas and documentaries.
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival is really hotting up now with yet more films added to the 120 strong line-up which already includes the previously announced nine horrors from the Midnight Category. Introducing: the films for the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, as well as the 2016 Next showcase.
Robert Redford brings another year of awesome indie films
65 films have just been unveiled for the newly announced category line-ups as we reflect on this year's top Sundance gems like 'Dope', 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' and 'Tangerine'. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks though for the US' biggest indie film festival founded Robert Redford.
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'Whiplash', a musical drama, and 'Rich Hill,' a documentary focussing on poverty in a US town have received the top awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
A musical drama and a documentary about poverty in the US have won the top awards at the Sundance Film Festival. The results of the judging were announced yesterday (26th January).
The festival is held annually in Utah and is one of the largest independent film festivals in the US. The festival has been held for over thirty years and is widely regarded as one of the top festivals to discover the rising stars of the film world. The festival, as Reuters reports, also ensures independent films reach a larger audience.
28-year-old writer and director Damien Chezelle won awards in the drama competition for his film Whiplash. He had previously written a shorter version of the film which won the price for US fiction in the short film category. The film follows a jazz drummer as he attempts to perfect his music. Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) starred in the award winning film. The film has already attracted the attention of Sony Pictures Classics who have offered the film maker $3 million.
Ten years after the premiere of 'Garden State', Zach Braff is releasing a film of a similar tone, 'Wish I Was Here'.
Zach and Kate Hudson film 'Wish I Was Here'
The 'Scrubs' star's crowd-funded movie project has now been unveiled in all its glory and is set to make another smash after the incredible success of 'Garden State' in 2004 which grossed $35 million worldwide from a $2.5 million budget. 'Wish I Was Here' is not a sequel, but it does draw on similar themes including parental death and feelings of desperation and being lost in particular stages of your life.
Ryan Coogler's 'Fruitvale Station' is a good outside bet for the Oscars.
Based on a true story, it stars The Wire's Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant - the 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was shot dead by BART officers on New Year's Day.