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01.30.15 Christopher Inoa

Snapchat is coming out with a webseries. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the daughters of film director Steven Spielberg and producer John Goldwyn will write and star in a show called — wait for it — Literally Can’t Even. It will be a comedic take on the lives writing partners Sasha Spielberg (coming off […]

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01.23.15 Prachi Gupta

If you found the sardonic anthropomorphized animals in Bojack Horseman hilarious, and Adult Swim’s comedic experiments continuously excite you, then you’ll probably love Animals — an absurdist animated series about NYC starring talking horses, rats, and pigeons. There’s just one problem: it still needs a network. The LA Times has devoted a fairly lengthy article […]

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09.17.14 Sophie Weiner

A California man plead guilty this week to charges that he defaced works illegally painted by superstar street artist Banksy in Park City, Utah. David William Noll,36, admitted to vandalizing two pieces that were painted during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, when Banksy’s documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop debuted. At the time, officials in Park City […]

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01.08.14 Marina Galperina

China’s authorities considers heavy internet use a clinical condition. To combat what they think is a critical epidemic and the downfall of its youth, the government sets up special treatment facilities to cure teenagers, to take them out of their online life into the presumably healthier “real” life with some very “unorthodox psychological sessions.” The […]

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01.24.13 Andy Cush

To commemorate Sundance 2013, the film festival’s organizers commissioned designer Todd Oldham to create an illustrated book that gives an A to Z history of the storied institution: A is for auteurs Paul Thomas Anderson and Robert Altman, F is for Flirting with Disaster, the breakout film from Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, and […]

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01.22.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Escape from Tomorrow, which premiered at Sundance on Friday, is a dark, surrealistic fantasy-horror that has already scored director Randy Moore comparisons to post-modern film master David Lynch. It’s about the psychological breakdown that a man on vacation experiences after abruptly losing his job, and the subsequent unraveling of his life and loss of his […]

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Marina Galperina

How about we stop dragging gigantic mammals out of the ocean, sticking them into glorified bathtubs and humiliating with them into doing dumb trick for scraps while sweaty crowds of gawkers cheer on? Oh, no? In 2010, Sea World’s Tilikum a 12,000-pound “performing whale” caused the deaths of three people including a highly skilled orca […]

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01.17.13 Marina Galperina

Kat Candler’s fictional short Black Metal premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and it’s now ready to watch on YouTube. That is if you’re into murder. And metal. Or short films. It’s not officially based on Varg Vikernes but it definetly deals with the mystique. After a career spent mining his music from the shadows, one fan creates […]

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02.02.10 Bucky Turco

While officials in Park City and Salt Lake were quick to buff Banksy’s promotional artwork at Sundance, private property owners were trying to preserve it and in the case of the Egyptian Theater, remove it for safekeeping. […]

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01.26.10 Bucky Turco

According to The Art Newspaper, officials have buffed a lot of Banksy’s work in Park City and Salt Lake, which is true, EXCEPT for the cameraman piece they posted with their article, the only one located on private property. ANIMAL contacted the Java Cow Cafe by phone and reached Lucia the manager, who walked outside […]

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