Sundance 2010: RT's 10 Most Anticipated Movies

We pick the handful of features you simply can't afford to miss.

Sundance 2009

Five or six years ago, the Sundance Film Festival was more famous for showing dozens of worthy, politically correct movies that instantly disappeared than the odd breakout hits that it spawned, which previously included the likes of The Blair Witch Project, Reservoir Dogs and El Mariachi. Recently, however, the festival has become an excellent launching ground for low-budget movies from across the world, with the 2009 event showcasing the likes of British indie hits Moon and In The Loop and starting the awards momentum for two very different rites of passage movies: An Education and Precious, both tipped for Academy Award/BAFTA success. This year, under the stewardship of new artistic director John Cooper, Sundance shows no sign of slowing down, as its 2010 choices seem to suggest. RT picks 10 we're keen to see, in strictly alphabetical order.

Comments

Alexson Philip

Alexson Philipiah

splice looks pretty sik.

Dec 4 - 12:35 PM

brandon v.

brandon valerga

splice is very very sick. surprisingly the acting was not that great but the idea rocked and i loved this movie

Jan 24 - 03:54 PM

Rash Hunt

Rash Hunt

Hesher for the win.

Dec 4 - 12:37 PM

Nine Oh Two

joe schmoe

My top 5:

1.The Killer inside Me
2.Hesher
3.Splice
4.Buried
5.Welcome to the Rileys(Gandolfini FTW)

Dec 4 - 12:40 PM

daftfunk

Mircea M

Solid list. Hesher has to be at the top of mine.

Dec 4 - 01:02 PM

liquid.swords

nolan turner

How you can make a list like this without The Tree of Life is beyond me.

Dec 4 - 01:02 PM

Angel C.

Angel Cervantes

Nerd Alert!

Dec 5 - 09:08 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Page 11 reminds me:
I will probably never be able to watch Adventureland again.
Which is a shame, cos it's a funny movie, but I still have nightmares of Twilight.
God...I really, really don't like Twilite.

Dec 4 - 01:04 PM

Joe Utichi

Joe Utichi

The Tree of Life isn't at Sundance.

Dec 4 - 01:54 PM

Ryan M

Ryan Marshall

Splice looks interesting, although nothing else really looks that good to me.

Dec 4 - 02:15 PM

Smartest Person Here

Greg Bonnette

It's nice to see so many of Hollywood's younger actors branching out and doing non-traditional roles.

Dec 4 - 02:17 PM

Bed Head

Ekaterina Kutznetsova

Clearly the writer must have been being sarcastic when he wrote:

"a much-deserved vehicle for the underrated Ryan Reynolds, who has yet to find his proper place in Hollywood after a series of ill-advised romcoms."

I hope.

Oh, and no offense to anyone, but "Hesher" sounds like a dead-on description of (roughly) 90% of this forum's members.

Dec 4 - 02:28 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

You could always go somewhere else, I know I wouldn't miss the sarcasm. I've been on here a while and I would definately not say this site is populated by "meathead stoners". "Self-satisfied comic book stoners" yes, but we are a clearly different and far superior lot.

Dec 4 - 08:26 PM

Isaiah R.

Isaiah Rivera

My List:
Well, Splice is a necessity, and the rest :

1. Buried
2. Hesher
3. Welcome To The Rileys
4. The Killer Inside Me
5. Howl

Dec 4 - 08:29 PM

Isaiah R.

Isaiah Rivera

I was laffin my *** off at that comment cuz Its probably tru. :P Not for me of course

Dec 4 - 08:34 PM

Freudian Nightmare

Martin Andersson

I do not befriend young boys (I'm not allowed to, but that's another story).

And I think Reynolds is an underrated actor, always liked his work. So Buried is a shoe-in for me. I have been looking forward to Splice for a while now (Cube is awesome), so I hope it's good. The rest seems ok as well.

Jan 14 - 05:42 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Since I haven't seen or even heard of any of these films up until now, I have no idea or even care who wins until I'm offered at least a screening to see all those films to say the least.

Dec 4 - 02:49 PM

King Thor

Chris Kalmin

'Buried' looks awesome. Love Ryan Reynolds and I completely agree he is very under rated. He's a great actor.

'Splice' definitely sounds very cool too.

And I'd like to see 'Welcome to the Rileys' solely for Kristen Stewart nude. Yep. You betcha'

Dec 4 - 04:04 PM

BLaCKWoLF

BLaCKWoLF .

Buried, Splice, The Killer Inside Me and Welcome to the Rileys all feature great actors. I am actually really interested to see all of these movies now that I have actually seen what will be shown. Cant forget to mention Joseph Gordon Levitt, give the man an award or some form of recognition now please. We all know he can act already (I have even forgiven him for G.I. Joe lol).

Dec 4 - 05:02 PM

nate2709

Nate 2709

Definitely looking forward The Runaways too.

Dec 4 - 06:06 PM

southfrisco

Dan Huck

They all look decent. Although hearing poor test audience reaction about Splice has me worried that it will be a slow boring let down unless they make some changes to it before it debuts at Sundance.

Dec 4 - 07:50 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

You could always go somewhere else, I know I wouldn't miss the sarcasm. I've been on here a while and I would definately not say this site is populated by "meathead stoners". "Self-satisfied comic book stoners" yes, but we are a clearly different and far superior lot.

Dec 4 - 08:26 PM

Isaiah R.

Isaiah Rivera

My List:
Well, Splice is a necessity, and the rest :

1. Buried
2. Hesher
3. Welcome To The Rileys
4. The Killer Inside Me
5. Howl

Dec 4 - 08:29 PM

Isaiah R.

Isaiah Rivera

I was laffin my *** off at that comment cuz Its probably tru. :P Not for me of course

Dec 4 - 08:34 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

For me Howl looks interesting and The Killer inside me has two of my personal favorites who aren't where they should be Casey Affleck and Elias Koteas.

Dec 4 - 08:36 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Oh and I for one don't like Mark Ruffalo. Just something creepy about him for me.

Dec 4 - 08:45 PM

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