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The angry Italian woman, takin…

Monday, January 25th, 2010

The angry Italian woman, taking no chances, is first in line for the next movie. Current outrage level unclear.

Bad: got shut out of BLUE VALE…

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Bad: got shut out of BLUE VALENTINE. Good: got to see a crazy old Italian woman throw a fit over not getting in.

Whoever is going to LOVERS OF …

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Whoever is going to LOVERS OF HATE and has less seniority than me, save me a seat. I HAVE COMMANDED YOU.

For some reason, here is day 2…

Monday, January 25th, 2010

For some reason, here is day 2 of my Sundance diary!

2010 Sundance Diary: Day 2

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Day 2 (Friday, Jan. 22)

Another thing that is different about Sundance this year is that it won’t stop snowing. We’re used to having a lot of snow on the ground, but there’s usually no new snowfall during the festival, apart from maybe one or two brief incidents where Mother Nature accidentally lets some out. But not this year! This year Mother Nature, that rancid trollop, has seen fit to plague us with unceasing snowfall, vexing walkers and drivers alike. And bear in mind that no one around here is very good at driving to begin with.

I left the condominiums — or, as the word is spelled on the sign outside, “condominiuims” — early enough to catch a 9:30 a.m. screening of “Get Low,” starring Robert Duvall as a crazy old hermit in the 1930s. He’s the kind of bearded lunatic that the local kids tell stories about. He wants to plan a funeral for himself, and the town’s mortician — played by Bill Murray — is only too happy to let him. (“Oooh, hermit money. That’s good.”) Not a great film, perhaps, but solid, with lots of good humor and gentle drama.

Weinberg had arrived safely at around 5:30 this morning, exhausted from his travails but alive and basically conscious. There was no word on whether any of his fellow passengers survived.

At 1:30 was a film that many people were looking forward to, in the same way that when you have food poisoning you look forward to throwing up: it will be unpleasant while it’s happening, but you’ll be glad you did it. It was “Enter the Void,” written and directed by Gaspar No, whose graphically sexual and horrifically violent “Irreversible” traumatized Sundance audiences — not an easily traumatized group — in 2003. The printed film guide for the festival actually warns about the content of “Enter the Void,” which is nice; usually they just let it surprise you.

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BURIED: Ryan Reynolds is trapp…

Monday, January 25th, 2010

BURIED: Ryan Reynolds is trapped in a coffin. Working title: DICK IN A BOX. #sundance #imsorry

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