The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015– )
16 Jan. 2018The Sundance Survival Guide
The trek to Park City, Utah, may seem daunting for first-timers, but self-proclaimed "old pro" and IMDb Special Correspondent Kevin Smith gives you the lowdown on Robert Redford's yearly fest in this Sundance Survival Guide. Kevin and IMDb will on site Friday, Jan. 19 through Monday, Jan. 22 with interviews and coverage of all the top movies and stars.
17 Jan. 2018Kevin Smith's 5 Signs You're Watching a Sundance Movie
"Sundance movies come from the heart," proclaims filmmaker and IMDb Special Correspondent Kevin Smith. And he would know-- his 1994 film 'Clerks' launched his career after screening at the film fest. Since then, he's been back numerous times to compete, judge, and just enjoy. With that inside knowledge, Smith presents this guide to the telltale signs that you're watching a film that cuts the mustard at Sundance. Kevin and IMDb will on site Friday, Jan. 19 through Monday, Jan. 22 with interviews and coverage of all the top movies and stars.
18 Jan. 2018John Cho's Sundance Film 'Search' Contributes to Language of Cinema
Some viewers may remember him as MILF Guy #2 from 'American Pie' or one half of the 'Harold & Kumar' duo, but John Cho has a brand new, and somewhat unexpected, bag at 2018's Sundance Film Festival. Cho stars in the Sundance NEXT thriller 'Search' which takes place entirely on computer screens as a father traces his missing daughter, a filmmaking tactic that Cho hopes will contribute to the language of cinema. IMDb and our Special Correspondent Kevin Smith will be at Sundance from Friday, Jan. 19 through Monday, Jan. 22 with interviews and coverage of all the top ...
19 Jan. 2018John Cho Addresses Quentin Tarantino 'Star Trek' Rumors
Would John Cho be up to return as Sulu if Quentin Tarantino helmed the Enterprise for a 'Star Trek' movie? The actor who has played the Starfleet Captain in three feature films is interested in working with the 'Pulp Fiction' director, and he also allows IMDb Special Correspondent Kevin Smith a peek behind the curtain at how J.J. Abrams achieved some of the special effects on the first two movies.
19 Jan. 2018'Hearts Beat Loud' Makes Real Music on Screen
Director Brett Haley and stars Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, and Sasha Lane visit the IMDb Studio at Sundance to talk about their music-filled drama, which follows a father-and-daughter songwriting duo.
19 Jan. 2018'Wildlife' Sprung From a Fight Between Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano
Director Paul Dano, writer Zoe Kazan, and star Ed Oxenbould describe the process of creating their Sundance drama about a boy's coming to terms with his parents' failing marriage.
19 Jan. 2018'The Catcher Was a Spy' Is a Thinking Person's Spy Tale
Paul Rudd and director Ben Lewin explain how their latest biographical drama about Major League Baseball player Moe Berg, who lives a double life in espionage, is not your normal spy story.
19 Jan. 2018Is 'Blindspotting' This Generation's 'Do the Right Thing'?
Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, and Utkarsh Ambudkar visit the IMDb Studio at Sundance and explain the circuitous journey of bringing their story about contemporary race relations to the big screen.
19 Jan. 2018Nicolas Cage, Linus Roache Get Bloody in 'Mandy'
Writer-director Panos Cosmatos and stars Nicolas Cage and Linus Roache visit Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance and break down their bloody characters in their latest vengeance thriller.
19 Jan. 2018Nicolas Cage Looks Back at His Most Memorable Movie Roles
From the IMDb Studio at Sundance, 'Mandy' star Nicolas Cage recounts some of his favorite roles from his movie career, including 'Vampire's Kiss,' 'Face Off,' and more.
19 Jan. 2018Kevin Smith, Nicolas Cage Share Bromance Over 'Valley Girl'
'Mandy' star Nicolas Cage visits Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance and look back on the enduring shared impact of 'Valley Girl.'
20 Jan. 2018'Private Life' Stars Love Their Director, Sundance Favorite Tamara Jenkins
From the IMDb Studio at Sundance, stars Kathryn Hahn and Kayli Carter talk to Kevin Smith about festival favorite Tamara Jenkins' nurturing and intimate approach to dramatic storytelling.
20 Jan. 2018Child Actors Believed Maggie Gyllenhaal Was a Real 'Kindergarten Teacher'
From the IMDb Studio at Sundance, director Sara Colangelo talks to Kevin Smith about her collaborative approach to storytelling in her latest film about a teacher's relationship with a student believed to be a prodigy.
20 Jan. 2018Is the Cast of 'Arizona' the Hardest-Working Ensemble in Entertainment?
'Arizona' stars Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Kaitlin Olson talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about their work on TV series popular with IMDb fans, including "Black Mirror," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and "Vice Principals."
20 Jan. 2018How Danny McBride Pushed 'Arizona' Director Into the Sundance Spotlight
Danny McBride and the cast of 'Arizona' visit Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance to talk about their first-time director Jonathan Watson, who after a long career as an assistant director assumed the helm for this Sundance comedy.
20 Jan. 2018Luke Wilson, Danny McBride Detail Antics on the Set of 'Arizona'
From the IMDb Studio at Sundance, Luke Wilson, Danny McBride, and more stars from 'Arizona' share with Kevin Smith funny stories from filming their comedy set during the 2009 housing crisis.
20 Jan. 2018How Boots Riley's Telemarketing Background Inspired 'Sorry to Bother You'
Director Boots Riley talks to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about his personal history informed the story and characters in 'Sorry to Bother You.'
20 Jan. 2018Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, and Steven Yeun on Their Successful Past Years
'Sorry to Bother You' stars Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer talk with Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about their roles in IMDb fan-favorite movie and TV titles this past year.
20 Jan. 2018Armie Hammer Gives the Story Behind George Miller's 'Justice League' Demise
'Sorry to Bother You' star Armie Hammer reveals to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance the details behind George Miller's 'Justice League' movie that never was.
20 Jan. 2018Jason Mitchell Lived With His 'Tyrel' Director and Castmates
Director Sebastián Silva and stars Jason Mitchell and Christopher Abbott talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about the close working relationships that were cultivated during the making of 'Tyrel.'
20 Jan. 2018Kevin Smith Tries to Get the Scoop on 'An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn'
From the IMDb Studio at Sundance, Kevin Smith tries his best to pry information from director Jim Hosking and stars Jemaine Clement, Craig Robinson, Matt Berry, and Aubrey Plaza about their ensemble comedy.
21 Jan. 2018Chloë Sevigny Slept in Murder House to Get 'Lizzie' Made
Chloë Sevigny along with the cast of 'Lizzie' visits Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance and details the lengths she went to ensure Lizzie Borden's story made it to the big screen.
21 Jan. 2018Jeff Perry and Denis O'Hare Demystify Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy
'Lizzie' stars Jeff Perry and Denis O'Hare visit the IMDb Studio at Sundance and explain what TV showrunners Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy are really like behind closed doors.
21 Jan. 2018'A Kid Like Jake' Stars Step Out of Normal Roles to Celebrate Identity
Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Priyanka Chopra, and Octavia Spencer visit the IMDb Studio at Sundance and talk to Kevin Smith about why they wanted to step out of their accustomed roles to work on director Silas Howard's family drama about a young couple who learns to accept their son's identity.
21 Jan. 2018Hilary Swank and 'What They Had' Stars on a Story That Needed to Be Told
Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, Hilary Swank, and Taissa Farmiga talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about their common passion for the story that director Elizabeth Chomko wanted to tell in her drama about the impact of Alzheimer's disease on a families and loved ones.
21 Jan. 2018'The Tale' Director on Collaborating With Laura Dern for Powerful Film Memoir
Director Jennifer Fox talks to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about her deeply personal collaboration with star Laura Dern to tell her powerful story of survival and self-discovery.
21 Jan. 2018'The Tale' a Cautionary Story About Sexual Abuse for Hollywood and Beyond
Director Jennifer Fox and stars Isabelle Nélisse, Jason Ritter, Common, and Ellen Burstyn visit the IMDb Studio at Sundance and talk to Kevin Smith about their powerful drama that tracks a woman's journey of self-discovery and survival after sexual abuse.
21 Jan. 2018'Assassination Nation' Mined Internet for Truths About Social Media
Director Sam Levinson and stars Bill Skarsgård, Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Abra, and Suki Waterhouse talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about creating their contemporary thriller, which explores the violent possibilities of social media.
21 Jan. 2018Bill Skarsgård Wins IMDb STARmeter Fan Favorite Award
From the IMDb Studio at Sundance, Bill Skarsgård receives his 2018 IMDb STARmeter Award as a Fan Favorite for the prior year, in which he was named IMDb's No. 1 Breakout Star and No. 5 Top Star of 2017, in addition to starring as Pennywise the Clown in the blockbuster 'It.'
21 Jan. 2018Animated 'White Fang' Tells Classic Story From Dog's Perspective
On their visit to the IMDb Studio at Sundance, director Alexandre Espigares and stars Nick Offerman, Eddie Spears, and Stephen Kramer Glickman talk to Kevin Smith about their animated adaptation of Jack London's classic 1906 novel about a wild wolfdog in the Great White North.
21 Jan. 2018Kevin Smith Jealous He Didn't Think of 'Search'
From the IMDb Studio at Sundance, Kevin Smith talks to director Aneesh Chaganty and stars John Cho and Debra Messing about their cutting-edge Sundance film, which is told entirely on computer screens.
21 Jan. 2018Debra Messing Enjoying "Will & Grace" Revival
'Search' star Debra Messing talks to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about how much she enjoys getting to return to work on "Will & Grace."
21 Jan. 2018Garrett Hedlund, Usher Raymond Follow First-Time Director for 'Burden'
Director Andrew Heckler and stars Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Usher Raymond, and Andrea Riseborough talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about their drama that traces the real-life journey of a man who comes to terms with his Ku Klux Klan origins.
21 Jan. 2018Reed Morano Addresses 'Star Wars' Directing Rumors
'I Think We're Alone Now' director Reed Morano talks to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about recent reports that she'll be helming a 'Star Wars' film.
21 Jan. 2018Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning Ponder End of Days in 'I Think We're Alone Now'
Director Reed Morano and stars Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning discuss their apocalyptic sci-fi drama with Kevin Smith on their visit to the IMDb Studio at Sundance.
21 Jan. 2018Jason Segel Would Take a Snowball to the Face for Robert Redford
'Come Sunday' director Joshua Marston, producer Ira Glass, and stars Jason Segel and Condola Rashad take a question from Kevin Smith's Snow Hat at the IMDb Studio at Sundance and reveal which stars they'd most like to face in a snowball fight.
21 Jan. 2018'Come Sunday' Experiences a Crisis of Faith
Director Joshua Marston, producer Ira Glass, and stars Jason Segel and Condola Rashad talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about their religious drama that addresses the question of whether their is an afterlife.
21 Jan. 2018'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' Tackles Timely Themes for Teens
Director Desiree Akhavan and stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr., and Jennifer Ehle talk about their drama, which follows the story of a teenage girl forced into gay conversion therapy after being caught in an encounter with the homecoming queen.
22 Jan. 2018'Beast' Director Wonders If He Can Return Home
'Beast' director Michael Pearce and star Jessie Buckley visit Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance to discuss their psychological thriller, which follows a young girl's encounter with an enigmatic and potentially dangerous stranger in an isolated community.
22 Jan. 2018Why Gus Van Sant Chooses Stories Like 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'
Director Gus Van Sant talks to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about how he decided to take on his latest movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill, in addition to providing details about his approach to choosing projects.
22 Jan. 2018Gus Van Sant on How He Discovered a Generation of Hollywood Stars
'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot' director Gus Van Sant recounts for Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance how he ended up cultivating the careers of Casey Afflect, Joaquin Phoenix, and more.
22 Jan. 2018Gus Van Sant Details How 'Good Will Hunting' Got Made
'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot' director Gus Van Sant visits Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance and shares some details about the making of 'Good Will Hunting' with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
22 Jan. 2018Jack Henry Robbins Shoots on Dead Technology, Learns Life Lessons
'Painting With Joan' director Jack Henry Robbins, accompanied by father Tim Robbins, visits Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance to discuss his latest short, which is shot on VHS, and ends up getting some crucial career advice.
22 Jan. 2018Sundance Powerhouse Producer Liz Destro Imparts Wisdom to Aspiring Filmmakers
'Lizzie' producer Liz Destro visits her friend and frequent collaborator Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio and Sundance and discusses the state of affairs for female filmmakers in Hollywood and offers up essential advice to future Sundance entrants.
22 Jan. 2018David Wain's Long Road to Telling 'A Futile and Stupid Gesture'
Director David Wain and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emmy Rossum, and Thomas Lennon talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about their long-gestating comedy about the origins of the National Lampoon media empire.
22 Jan. 2018Domhnall Gleeson Takes Credit for Memorable 'Last Jedi' Scene
'A Futile and Stupid Gesture' star Domhnall Gleeson breaks down for Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance a crucial and much-discussed scene between General Hux and Kylo Ren in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' Beware: Spoilers ahead!
22 Jan. 2018How Ethan Hawke and His Castmates' Musical Backgrounds Kept 'Blaze' Authentic
Director Ethan Hawke and stars Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, and Charlie Sexton talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance about how they contributed their talents to their biographical drama about the life of country musician Blaze Foley.
22 Jan. 2018Jon Hamm and 'Beirut' Lean Into Global Adventure
Jon Hamm, writer-director Tony Gilroy, and director Brad Anderson talk to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance how they embraced learning and adventure while creating their hostage drama-thriller.
22 Jan. 2018Without 'The Cutting Edge' There Would Be No 'Beirut'
Writer-producer Tony Gilroy reveals to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance how his prior work scriptwriting 'The Cutting Edge' directly led to the production of 'Beirut.'
22 Jan. 2018Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska Love Working With Innovative Directors
'Damsel' stars Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska explain to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance why their careers have gravitated toward directors like David Zellner and Nathan Zellner.
22 Jan. 2018IMDb Snow Hat: Sundance Stars Cast Their Own Biopics
From the IMDb Studio at Sundance, Nick Offerman, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and more stars reveal to Kevin Smith at the IMDb Studio at Sundance which stars they would cast to play themselves in a biopic.