Well, another Sundance has come and gone. This year’s big dramatic winner was “Whiplash,” starring Miles Teller as a drumming student, while “Rich Hill” and “Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory” took home the documentary prizes. Other buzzed-about films included “Song One,” “Laggies,” “The Calvary” and “Camp X-Ray.” But the real question is: Will any of this year’s acclaimed films crossover into the mainstream in the tradition of films like “Reservoir Dogs,” “Clerks,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and “Fruitvale Station”?
As for the rest of this week’s list…
January 30, 2014
1. Sundance Film Festival (Last week: No. 2)
It’s all over. Stars! Reviews! Sick people! See you next year. Now, let’s get back to Award Season.
2. “Fantastic Four” (Last week: Not ranked)
The reboot’s cast will likely be settled soon, but for now rumors include Miles Teller, Kate Mara and ‘Game of Thrones’ vets Kit Harrington and Richard Madden. Michael B. Jordan is still the only name being associated with Johnny Storm. Flame on!
3. “Fifty Shades of Grey” (Last week: Not ranked)
There’s not much revealed in the film’s first poster, but sometimes it’s all about the anticipation.
4. “Ride Along” (Last week: No. 6)
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart stay at No. 1 at the box office, helping Hart become a bonafide star.
5. “Justice League” (Last week: Not ranked)
Gal Gadot says she signed a three-picture deal to play Wonder Woman. Will “Justice League” be one of the films? Or a “Wonder Woman” solo film?
7. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” (Last week: Not ranked)
“Catching Fire” may still be in theaters (well, maybe not), but the fiery first poster for the penultimate film in the franchise can be seen here.
8. “Frozen” (Last week: Not ranked)
A sing-along version of the Disney hit is coming to theaters. Warm up your vocal pipes.
9. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (Last week: No. 2)
The Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, says the sequel will be “darker” and “better.” We trust the Hulk, don’t we?
10. “Maleficent” (Last week: Not ranked)
Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones stars in the “Sleeping Beauty” revision’s new trailer.