There are two words that can best describe Sundance: pizza tacos.
Okay, maybe those are just the two words best fit to describe the way the MTV Movies team has been chowing down here in Park City over the past two days. There are better words to describe the film festival experience as a whole, but we’ll just pick one and repeat it three times: movies, movies, movies!
We’ve been digesting screenings and pumping out interviews like there’s no tomorrow (which, of course, there is, also jam-packed with screenings and interviews). Highlights of the past 24 hours include getting to talk with “West of Memphis” producer Peter Jackson, director Amy Berg, West Memphis Three defendant Damien Echols and his wife Lorri Davis; rapping with both Jackson and Elijah Wood about their returns to Middle-earth in “The Hobbit,” which still has about 100 days of filming left; getting some “maybe” time in with once and future “Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat; and, of course, catching an all-too-brief glimpse of the fetching Taylor Swift on the “Ethel” red carpet.
Movie-wise, we’ve seen a ton. “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” the romantic dramedy starring Wood, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg and Emma Roberts. “Red Lights,” featuring an all-star cast led by Cillian Murphy, Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver. “We Belong Together” with rising superstar Joel Edgerton and the astonishingly beautiful (as in-our-jaws-are-still-on-the-ground levels of beautiful) Teresa Palmer, both of whom we also spoke to. Excellent films worth seeing, all of them.
The movie madness does not end there. Today we’re seeing flicks like “Lay the Favorite” and “For Ellen.” We’re talking to an eclectic roster of stars including Alison Brie, Joshua Jackson, Michael Cera, Neil Young (Neil Young?!), and the billion dollar superstars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. If we have time, we’re even going to swing by the Sugar Festival After Dark tonight, with guests including the likes of Mary J Blige and Estelle.
Oh, and more pizza tacos. At this point, pizza tacos are a given.
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