Geek This Week: Sundance Versus Underworld
Plus: popular sitcom gets an anniversary bang, and the Martian chronicle you won't see.
Indie Beginning - The Sundance film festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah, flooding the Internet with coverage of movies you probably won't hear about again till fall, and allowing Hollywood celebs to use their winter wardrobe for the only time this year. We're most excited about Wrong, from Quentin Dupieux (director of killer-tire movie Rubber), about a strange search for a lost dog.
'World War IV - For those of us attending regular theaters, on the other hand, tomorrow brings the fourth Underworld movie, Awakening, in 3-D. Mostly absent from the prior installment, Kate Beckinsale returns to her signature role as wolf-hunting vampire Selene, whose only sparkly parts are her eyes. Since husband Len Wiseman created the series, there'd probably be hell at home if she ever quit.
Kerry'd Away - One movie you won't be seeing any time soon is Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow director Kerry Conran's John Carter of Mars - his was one of many aborted versions in the years prior to Andrew Stanton finally nailing it down. But a 2004 concept reel from Conran has surfaced online: marvel at his ambition and wonder how it ever could have made budget.
Hangin' on a String Theory - Bazinga! In what sounds like a tribute to Star Trek: The Next Generation's finale, The Big Bang Theory's 100th episode will look at the past, present and future of Leonard and Penny's on/off relationship. As long as Chuck Lorre doesn't replace Kaley Cuoco with Ashton Kutcher, we're good either way.