BieberFever hits Sundance in the form of a flash mob. The ever rising stardom of James Franco gets a fashion boost from a blonde wig ... and sings. Eliza Dushku dons a hat for festin', while Carmen Electra wears white. 'Bones' fans -- and of course, hockey fiends -- can dig into a Luc Robitaille-hosted charity hockey match, with celeb players including Alan Thicke and Andie MadDowell. Danny Glover, Shar Jackson, Kevin Sorbo and more get caught on tape.
Christopher Campbell zipped over to competing fest Slamdance to dig into the documentary 'Superheroes': "There are a few John C. Reilly movies in Park City this year, but I'm certain the best is the Slamdance documentary 'Superheroes,' a humorous and well-rounded look at the current national phenomenon of real life superheroes."
Erik Davis caught Tom McCarthy's 'Win Win' and thought: "'Win Win' succeeds best when it focuses on the 'buddy comedy' moments. Cannavale steals practically every scene he's in, and when Giamatti, Tambor and Cannavale are together on screen, it's unexpected gold."
Peter Martin caught a peek at Slamdance's 'Atrocious,' which transcends any quality worries stemming from its name. "To its credit, the film keeps to a brisk running time, about 75 minutes, and endeavors to avoid overstaying its welcome. Still, we've been in these woods before, so we have a general idea what to expect. ... It's hard to be frightened by things that go bump in the night if you can't feel the bump."
Moviefone is also offering up a whole slew of video interviews from Natalie Portman's MakingOf. Up now: a chat with Peter Dinklage ('Pete Smalls Is Dead').
ContentFilm has grabbed the international rights (except UK) for 'Knuckle,' the flick that details bare-knuckle fighting for familial honor.
And now rumor has it that studios are circling 'Like Crazy.' Is a deal in sight?
Sundance Day 3, minute by minute.
GLAAD panel digs into how the Internet reshapes film with guests like Christine Vachon and Joe Swanberg.
According to Anne Thompson, a bunch of studios -- including Weinstein and Fox Searchlight -- are interested in 'Margin Call.'
And Eric Kohn added two more reviews to the pile.
For Miranda July's 'The Future,' he wrote: "Simultaneously funny and sad in its evocation of an L.A.-based thirty-something couple worried about the next stages of their lives, 'The Future' hits a uniquely somber note that's more impressive on the level of mood than narrative."
And of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene': "Marked by patient long-takes and the uneasy quietude that accompanies Martha's constant disconnect from her surrounding environment, 'Martha' derives much of its power from a stark visual style that's easily readable as the sum of its part."
TWEETS, BUZZ & OTHER NEWS
Robots descend upon Park City!
@therealzooeyd: It's my 10 year anniversary with Sundance filmfest! My first film here was manic in 2001 with @hitRECordJoe ! Now here w/ idiot brother!
@ameliorateme: "Miss Representation" - hardcore. My favorite film of #Sundance so far. Very empowering.
A look at Canada's involvement in Sundance 2011, from 'Incendies' to 'Hobo with a Shotgun.'
@ErikDavis: I just fell hard for Like Crazy. Beautiful and romantic and heartbreaking and I'm still crying. Awesome film.
But.. @thefilmcynic -- aka Christopher Campbell -- Didn't care a bit for Knuckle. Wanna fight about it?
Is 'Win Win' one of the biggest crowd pleasers?
@jamesrocchi: LIKE CRAZY: The glib will joke about LIGHT BLUE VALENTINE or 2,000 DAYS OF BUMMER, but there's lots to appreciate here, incl. great acting.