Tag Archive: Breakout

It’s no secret that the first breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a little droid named BB-8.

Like R2D2 from the Star Wars movies and Chopper from Star Wars Rebels, BB-8 is the latest adorable droid to make a splash in the Star Wars universe, and based on just two brief teaser trailers, the tiny rolling droid — who… Continue reading 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Promises the Coolest Toy for Breakout Star BB-8

Comedies dominated SXSW’s studio premieres this year, with Get Hard, Spy, and a not-quite-finished cut of Trainwreck all making their first appearances at the festival. In the small venues, away from the red carpet of Austin’s historic Paramount Theater, festival-goers got their laughs from indie films, some with familiar faces and some with names we were hearing for the very first time. Past SXSW programming built an audience… Continue reading Comedy Movies at SXSW: Who Might Become the Next Breakout Star

Coming out of nowhere to become one of the major discoveries from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Babadook, the directorial debut by Australian former actress Jennifer Kent, is a captivating horror that plays on our primal fears of the boogey man along with providing a tour-de-force performance by its lead actress, Essie Davis.

But there’s more to this horror than what… Continue reading Interview: Director Jennifer Kent on 'The Babadook,' This Year's Breakout Horror Movie

In the near future, the New Founding Fathers of America institute a nationwide event called The Purge, a 12-hour period that begins on March 21 at 7 p.m. and wraps up the next morning during which all crime is legal. Some use the Purge for what it’s made for, as an opportunity to “release the beast” and kill for catharsis while others rush home… Continue reading Watch: We Go Deep Inside 'The Purge: Breakout,' a Different Kind of Haunted House

‘Celeste And Jesse Forever': Sundance Film Festival’s First Breakout Hit?

The Sundance Film Festival is off and running — something you certainly know if you follow any number of attending film writers on Twitter — but which film will be the first to score a big acquisition deal? Perhaps “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” the Rashida Jones co-written, co-led dramedy about a pair of high school sweethearts (Jones and Andy Samberg) going through a divorce, but trying to remain friends.

After premiering… Continue reading 'Celeste And Jesse Forever': Sundance Film Festival's First Breakout Hit?