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Hoffman superior spy in ‘A Most Wanted Man’

In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the premiere of the film "A Most Wanted Man" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman's new movie is a psychological thriller about terrorism, but he says it also has something to do with hitting a midlife crisis, and that's what really drew him to the role. He plays a German operative heading up an anti-terrorism team in Hamburg, Germany. AP

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s new movie is a psychological thriller about terrorism, but he says it also has something to do with hitting a midlife crisis — and that’s what really drew him to the role.

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Kurt Russell remembers Paul Walker at Sundance

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Calling his late cast mate Paul Walker “a terrific guy,” Kurt Russell says he’s not sure what will happen with his role in the latest “Fast & Furious” movie.

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Scene and heard at Sundance Film Festival

This photo provided by the Sundance Institute shows Kristen Stewart in a scene from the film, "Camp X-Ray." The movies that populate independent film festivals continue to elicit lead actors hoping to foster career shifts. Robert Redford's Sundance, kicking off it's 30th year on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Park City, Utah, continues to attract the crux of the film business. As actors Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have learned, the indie fest is the ideal place to cast a new net. AP

Associated Press reporters at the Sundance Film Festival share what’s in their notebooks:

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Sundance reveals 2014 dramatic film lineup

This photo provided by the Sundance Institute shows Bill Hader, left, and Kristen Wiig, in a scene from the film, "The Skeleton Twins," directed by Craig Johnson. AP

Ladies will continue to drive the feature lineup at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival as Robert Redford’s independent-cinema fair celebrates its 30th anniversary next month in Park City, Utah.

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‘Metro Manila’ connects to world audience via Sundance

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SEAN Ellis (third from right) shares winning moment with the team (from left) editor Richard Mettler, actors JM Rodriguez, Jake Macapagal, Ana Abad Santos and John Arcilla.FACEBOOK

The Filipino cast of Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” considered their victory at the recent World Cinema competition of the Sundance Film Festival “special” because the award came from the audience members.   “Having a Sundance-winning film validates our work,” Jake Macapagal, one of the film’s lead actors, quipped. “We have connected to a ‘world’ audience [...]

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‘Metro Manila’ wins at Sundance Film Festival

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British filmmaker Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” wins the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance film fest which ends in Utah Saturday (Sunday Manila time), according to Filipino actor John Arcilla who attended the event.

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Gordon-Levitt makes directorial debut at Sundance

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Cast member Julianne Moore, right, talks with director, writer and fellow cast member Joseph Gordon-Levitt, at the premiere of "Don Jon's Addiction" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP

Just call him Mr. Sundance. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attending his sixth Sundance Film Festival, this time as writer and star of his directorial debut and host of the festival’s closing awards ceremony.

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Cheer Factor: ‘Metro Manila’ in Sundance film fest

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British filmmaker Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” will compete in the World Cinema dramatic section of the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013 in Park City, Utah. Also written by Ellis with Frank E. Flowers, the crime drama has an all-Filipino cast, led by Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega and Leon Miguel, among others.

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Fil-Am stars to host big Pinoy event in H’wood

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LOS ANGELES — “Nora Aunor was all the rage then,” said Lou Diamond Phillips, recalling his childhood spent in the Philippines. Born to a US Navy officer and a Filipina in the Subic Bay Station in Zambales, Lou surprised us with this tidbit in a recent e-mail interview. The actor—who also pointed out that he [...]

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Gifted child actors steal spotlight at Sundance

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Three child actors, one as young as 2 years old, stole their respective films shown in the Sundance Film Festival that ends Sunday. Quvenzhane Wallis, who was only 6 years old when she shot “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” got a standing ovation from an audience of over 1,000 during the film’s world premiere in the festival.

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