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Broadway Centre Cinemas

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The majority of my visits to Broadway center around Sundance. When you spend enough time in a place, the good and bad reveal themselves pretty clearly.

I love the snack menu here. Short of serving a Brewvies-style full menu, it’s hard to imagine there being more variety. From the usual fare to Rico burritos and tamales and the delicious edamame, anytime I’ve found myself peckish prior to a movie, I’ve been covered.

I’m also a huge fan of the movie selection during the year. Between this theatre and Tower, the Salt Lake Film Society really does handle this niche in the film world very well for the city.

Downsides? Parking is a pain, and doubly so during Sundance. The fact that they’ve decided to jack the prices up during the festival has driven me to street parking in perpetuity. I realize that Broadway doesn’t control this directly, but it’s still a part of the experience.

The reason I’m off a fifth star? The seats. They are punishingly unergonomic, covered in grimy, stained upholstery, and the rows are placed maddeningly close to one another. If I don’t get an aisle seat, I can plan on my legs aching for hours afterward. Not a single seat in the house will stop my back from hurting after sitting in these seats for the length of a movie, though. If Broadway would reserve it for me forever after, I would happily buy a replacement seat for each of the two screens they use for Sundance movies, no lie.

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February 1, 2012 at 9:33am

Sundance 2011 – Day Two

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1:30 pm
Documentary Showcase I
at Broadway Cinema IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 64

3:30 pm
Shorts Program I
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 79

6:00 pm
Bellflower
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

A very original character study and a sweet ode to male friendship. Some very strong acting in this movie, but none stronger than Jessie Wiseman. She is radiant in the role of Milly and if there is any meritocracy in Hollywood at all, this woman has a very long career in front of her.

9:35 pm
Martha Marcy May Marlene
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

midnight
Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

A beautiful tribute to a man who gave his start to many careers. On top of a nicely paced, informative documentary are four interview tems: three feature chances to see very interviews from David Carradine, Irvin Kershner, and George Hickenlooper reminiscing about Corman’s affect on their lives before their recent deaths. The fourth is probably the most touching moment I’ve ever seen from Jack Nicholson.

Movies seen thus far: 7
Today’s Favorite: Bellflower
Festival Favorite: Bellflower

Sundance 2011 – Day One

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6:00 pm
The Troll Hunter
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 87

Great opening half hour. When the titular character goes from Quint to bored bureaucrat, I join him in boredom. The effects were great and the film ends up being interesting, if not enthralling, but that opening first half hour makes a promise that the rest of the movie never quite ends up fulfilling.

9:00 pm
I Saw the Devil
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 70

Cheap in both the scares and explicit gore, predictable in plot and theme. I had high hopes for this one and they weren’t met at all. I know how this movie is supposed to work: I watch the antagonist commit horrific acts of violence which incense me to the point where I’ll grant the protagonist grand leeway to do what he will to stop the man. And, in doing so, I become the devil along with the protagonist, and thus we all learn a lesson about the corrupting nature of revenge.

Only problem is this: the opening horrors are so wince-inducing that I mentally take it out on the filmmaker rather than the bad guy, and thus spoil the party. Bottom line is you cannot punch me in the nose, offer me a thematic rose, and then hope that the rest of the date is going to go well. I ain’t that easy.

Movies seen thus far: 2
Today’s Favorite: The Troll Hunter
Festival Favorite: The Troll Hunter

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January 22, 2011 at 12:20am

Old, Repurposed Movie Review: Once

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June 24th, 2007
I was excited to see that Once has finally made it to the Broadway downtown so that I could finally correct one of my Sundance mistakes. Every year the festival has several hundred movies playing, so the chances of hitting all the good stuff are pretty much nil.

I enjoyed this movie a lot..it is such a breath of fresh air in a summer where I’ve found most movies overstaying their welcome at over 2 hours. It’s about as basic as a movie gets: guitar-slinging boy meets piano-playing girl. I’ve seen a few reviews call this an extended music video, and that’s not far from the truth in that the vast majority of the movie has cuts from the soundtrack album playing over the footage.

For what is essentially a simple, low-budget update to movies like The Replacements, though, I found myself absolutely captivated. The characters were interesting, the music captivating, and the emotional moments pitch perfect.

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April 26, 2010 at 12:50pm

Sundance 2010

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January 22, 2010
6:45 pm
Grown Up Movie Star
at Broadway Cinema IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

9:30 pm
Get Low
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

Movies seen thus far: 2
Today’s Favorite: Get Low
Festival Favorite: Get Low

January 23, 2010
12:45 pm
The Oath
at Broadway Cinema V in Salt Lake
My Score – 78

3:00 pm
Restrepo
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 91

6:30 pm
happythankyoumoreplease
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

9:45 pm
Smash His Camera
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 79

midnight
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

Movies seen thus far: 7
Today’s Favorite: happythankyoumoreplease
Festival Favorite: happythankyoumoreplease

January 24, 2010
noon
Buried
at Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 96

3:00 pm
The Company Men
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

6:45 pm
Catfish
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

9:00 pm
Splice
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 82

Movies seen thus far: 11
Today’s Favorite: Buried
Festival Favorite: Buried

January 25, 2010
6:00 pm
The Taqwacores
at Broadway Centre Cinmas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 87

9:00 pm
CASINO JACK and the United States of Money
at Broadway Centre Cinmas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

Movies seen thus far: 13
Today’s Favorite: The Taqwacores
Festival Favorite: Buried

January 26, 2010
6:00 pm
Gasland
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 87

9:00 pm
Lucky
at Broadway Cinema VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

Movies seen thus far: 15
Today’s Favorite: Lucky
Festival Favorite: Buried

January 27, 2010
6:00 pm
HOWL
at Broadway Centre Cinmas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

9:30 pm
Holy Rollers
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

Movies seen thus far: 17
Today’s Favorite: HOWL
Festival Favorite: Buried

January 28, 2010
8:30 am
Sympathy for Delicious
at Library Center Theatre in Park City
My Score – 88

2:15 pm
High School
at Racquet Club in Park City
My Score – 93

6:30 pm
The Kids Are All Right
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

9:45 pm
Four Lions
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

Movies seen thus far: 21
Today’s Favorite: High School
Festival Favorite: Buried

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January 29, 2010
6:00 pm
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 66

9:00 pm
Exit Through the Gift Shop
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

midnight
The Violent Kind
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 83

Movies seen thus far: 24
Today’s Favorite: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Festival Favorite: Buried

January 30, 2010
12:45 pm
A Small Act
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

3:30 pm
Winter’s Bone
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 91

7:30 pm
Life 2.0
at Broadway Cinema IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 87

9:30 pm
Shorts Program IV
at Broadway Cinema V in Salt Lake
My Score – 51

12:00 am
Animation Spotlight
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 62

Movies seen thus far: 29
Today’s Favorite: Winter’s Bone
Festival Favorite: Buried

January 31, 2010
12:30 pm
Skateland
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 56

3:30 pm
Nowhere Boy
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 91

6:00 pm
Twelve
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 39

Movies seen thus far: 32
Today’s Favorite: Nowhere Boy
Festival Favorite: Buried

Sundance 2009

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January 17, 2009
6:00 pm
It Might Get Loud
at Broadway Cinema VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 79

8:30 pm
Sundance Opening Night Reception
at Pierpont Place
My Score – 85

9:30 pm
The September Issue
at Rose Wagner Center
My Score – 76

Movies seen thus far: 2
Today’s Favorite: It Might Get Loud
Festival Favorite: It Might Get Loud

January 18, 2009
12:45 pm
Unmade Beds
at Broadway Cinema V in Salt Lake
My Score – 59

3:45 pm
Afghan Star
at Broadway Cinema V in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

6:00 pm
Wounded Knee
at Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

9:00 pm
Thriller in Manila
at Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

12:00 am
Spring Breakdown
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

Movies seen thus far: 7
Today’s Favorite: Thriller in Manila
Festival Favorite: Thriller in Manila

January 19, 2009
12:30 pm
No Impact Man
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

3:30 pm
Taking Chance
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

6:15 pm
Art & Copy
at Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 78

9:00 pm
Mystery Team
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 81

Movies seen thus far: 11
Today’s Favorite: Taking Chance
Festival Favorite: Thriller in Manila

January 20, 2009
6:00 pm
Cold Souls
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

9:00 pm
Louise-Michel
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

Movies seen thus far: 13
Today’s Favorite: Cold Souls
Festival Favorite: Cold Souls

January 21, 2009
6:00 pm
When You’re Strange
at Broadway Cinema VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 70

9:00 pm
Big Fan
at Broadway Cinema VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

Movies seen thus far: 15
Today’s Favorite: Big Fan
Festival Favorite: Cold Souls

January 22, 2009
6:00 pm
Arlen Faber
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

9:30 pm
Good Hair
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

Movies seen thus far: 17
Today’s Favorite: Good Hair
Festival Favorite: Cold Souls

January 23, 2009
6:30 pm
Adventureland
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

9:30 pm
Bronson
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 61

Movies seen thus far: 19
Today’s Favorite: Adventureland
Festival Favorite: Cold Souls

January 24, 2009
8:30 am
Shouting Fire
at Holiday Village Cinema III in Park City
My Score – 90

11:15 am
The Yes Men Fix the World
at Racquet Club Theatre in Park City
My Score – 91

6:00 pm
Black Dymamite
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

9:00 pm
Five Minutes of Heaven
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

Movies seen thus far: 23
Today’s Favorite: Black Dynamite
Festival Favorite: Cold Souls

January 25, 2009
12:30 pm
Dare
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

3:30 pm
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

6:00 pm
Paper Heart
at Broadway Cinema VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

9:30 pm
Moon
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 94

12:00 am
The Informers
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 41

Movies seen thus far: 28
Today’s Favorite: Moon
Festival Favorite: Moon

January 26, 2009
12:30 pm
In the Loop
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 94

3:30 pm
The Winning Season
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

6:00 pm
Endgame
at at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

Movies seen thus far: 31
Today’s Favorite: In the Loop
Festival Favorite: Moon

January 27, 2009
9:30 pm
Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
at at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

Movies seen thus far: 32
Today’s Favorite: Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
Festival Favorite: Moon

Sundance 2008

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January 18, 2008
7:30 pm
Young@Heart
at Broadway Center Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

9:30 pm
The Great Buck Howard
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

Movies seen thus far: 2
Today’s Favorite: Young@Heart
Festival Favorite: Young@Heart

January 19, 2008
12:45 pm
The Linguists
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

3:30 pm
Love Comes Lately
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 46

6:30 pm
Sunshine Cleaning
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

9:00 pm
Towelhead
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

12:00 am
The Broken
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 76

Movies seen thus far: 7
Today’s Favorite: Sunshine Cleaning
Festival Favorite: Sunshine Cleaning

January 20, 2008
noon
A Complete History of My Sexual Failures
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

3:45 pm
Roman Polanski
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 85

6:45 pm
The Recruiter aka An American Soldier
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

10:30 pm
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
at Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

Movies seen thus far: 11
Today’s Favorite: Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
Festival Favorite: Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

January 21, 2008
6:00 pm
Secrecy
at Broadway Center Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 65

9:45 pm
The Wave
at Broadway Center Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

Movies seen thus far: 13
Today’s Favorite: The Wave
Festival Favorite: The Wave

January 22, 2008
6:30 pm
Phoebe in Wonderland
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

10:30 pm
Otto; or, Up With Dead People
at Broadway Center Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 19

Movies seen thus far: 15
Today’s Favorite: Phoebe in Wonderland
Festival Favorite: The Wave

January 23, 2008
6:30 pm
Sleep Dealers
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

9:30 pm
Anywhere USA
at Broadway Center Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 54

midnight
Time Crimes
at Broadway Center Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 69

Movies seen thus far: 18
Today’s Favorite: Sleep Dealers
Festival Favorite: The Wave

January 24, 2008
7:30 pm
Hamlet 2
at Broadway Center Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

10:30 pm
Hell Ride
at Broadway Center Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

Movies seen thus far: 20
Today’s Favorite: Hamlet 2
Festival Favorite: The Wave

January 25, 2008
10 am
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
at Holiday Village Cinema IV in Park City
My Score – 91

6:30 pm
The Wackness
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

9:30 pm
The Visitor
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

midnight
Choke
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

Movies seen thus far: 24
Today’s Favorite: Choke
Festival Favorite: The Wave

January 26, 2008
12:30 pm
Incendiary
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 79

4:30 pm
Death in Love
at Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 42

6:45 pm
Red
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

9:00 pm
Be Kind Rewind
at Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 68

12:00 am
The Escapist
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 94

Movies seen thus far: 29
Today’s Favorite: The Escapist
Festival Favorite: The Escapist

January 27, 2008
12:30 pm
CSNY Deja Vu
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

3:30 pm
The Deal
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

6:30 pm
Birds of America
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

Movies seen thus far: 32
Today’s Favorite: CSNY Deja Vu
Festival Favorite: The Escapist

Sundance 2007

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January 19, 2007
6:00 pm
X: The Unheard Music
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

9:45 pm
Bugmaster
at Broadway Center Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

Movies seen thus far: 2
Today’s Favorite: X: The Unheard Music
Festival Favorite: X: The Unheard Music

January 20, 2007
12:00 pm
Offscreen
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 23

3:45 pm
Animation Spotlight
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 60

6:30 pm
In the Shadow of the Moon
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 72

9:00 pm
Teeth
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 91

12:00 am
Fido
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 83

Movies seen thus far: 7
Today’s Favorite: Teeth
Festival Favorite: Teeth

January 21, 2007
12:30 pm
Wonders Are Many
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

3:30 pm
Chicago 10
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

6:00 pm
We Are the Strange
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 72

9:30 pm
Year of the Dog
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 30

Movies seen thus far: 11
Today’s Favorite: Wonders Are Many
Festival Favorite: Teeth

January 22, 2007
6:00 pm
Everything’s Cool
at Broadway Centre Theater IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 55

9:00 pm
Drained
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 81

Movies seen thus far: 13
Today’s Favorite: Drained
Festival Favorite: Teeth

January 23, 2007
8:30 am
Hounddog
at Racquet Club in Park City
My Score – 87

11:30 am
Banished
at Holiday Village Cinema II in Park City
My Score – 90

6:00 pm
Resurrecting the Champ
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

9:30 pm
Son of Rambow
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

Movies seen thus far: 17
Today’s Favorite: Banished
Festival Favorite: Teeth

January 24, 2007
6:00 pm
Slipstream
at Broadway Centre Theater IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 50

9:30 pm
Grace is Gone
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

Movies seen thus far: 19
Today’s Favorite: Grace is Gone
Festival Favorite: Teeth

January 25, 2007
6:30 pm
Dedication
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

9:00 pm
Finishing the Game
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 45

10:30 pm
The Signal
at Broadway Centre Theater VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

Movies seen thus far: 22
Today’s Favorite: Dedication
Festival Favorite: Dedication

January 26, 2007
6:45 pm
Chasing Ghosts
at Broadway Centre Theater V in Salt Lake
My Score – 75

9:30 pm
Chapter 27
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 62

midnight
Smiley Face
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

Movies seen thus far: 25
Today’s Favorite: Smiley Face
Festival Favorite: Dedication

January 27, 2007
12:30 pm
Longford
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 85

3:45 pm
Strange Culture
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

6:30 pm
The Good Night
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

9:00 pm
Black Snake Moan
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 94

12:00 am
Year of the Fish
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 72

Movies seen thus far: 30
Today’s Favorite: Black Snake Moan
Festival Favorite: Black Snake Moan

January 28, 2007
12:15 pm
Life Support
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 65

3:30 pm
The Nines
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 94

6:30 pm
Eagle vs Shark
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 82

Movies seen thus far: 33
Today’s Favorite: The Nines
Festival Favorite: Black Snake Moan

Sundance 2006

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January 20, 2006
6:30 pm
Adam’s Apples
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 85

8:30 pm
Sundance Opening Night Reception
at Rose Wagner Center
My Score – 25

9:30 pm
Kinky Boots
at Rose Wagner Center
My Score – 79

Movies seen thus far: 2
Today’s Favorite: Adam’s Apples
Festival Favorite: Adam’s Apples

January 21, 2006
12:00 pm
Special
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 24

3:30 pm
La Tragedia de Macario
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 23

6:30 pm
Friends with Money
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 79

9:30 pm
Factotum
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

12:00 am
Lucky Number Slevin
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

Movies seen thus far: 7
Today’s Favorite: Lucky Number Slevin
Festival Favorite: Lucky Number Slevin

January 22, 2006
12:30 pm
Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

3:45 pm
Thin
Brodway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 79

6:30 pm
Off the Black
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 70

9:00 pm
Thank You for Smoking
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 93

Movies seen thus far: 11
Today’s Favorite: Thank You for Smoking
Festival Favorite: Thank You for Smoking

January 23, 2006
6:00 pm
Come Early Morning
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 71

9:00 pm
Eve and the Fire Horse
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

Movies seen thus far: 13
Today’s Favorite: Eve and the Fire Horse
Festival Favorite: Thank You for Smoking

January 24, 2006
6:00 pm
The World According to Sesame Street
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 85

10:30 pm
One Last Dance
at Brodway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 82

Movies seen thus far: 15
Today’s Favorite: The World According to Sesame Street
Festival Favorite: Thank You for Smoking

January 25, 2006
6:30 pm
The Science of Sleep
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

9:00 pm
Art School Confidential
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

Movies seen thus far: 17
Today’s Favorite: The Science of Sleep
Festival Favorite: Thank You for Smoking

January 26, 2006
6:00 pm
Somebodies
at Brodway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 60

9:00 pm
Right at Your Door
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

Movies seen thus far: 19
Today’s Favorite: Right at Your Door
Festival Favorite: Thank You for Smoking

January 27, 2006
12:00 pm
Wristcutters: A Love Story
at Eccles Theatre in Park City
My Score – 92

6:30 pm
Don’t Come Knocking
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 61

9:30 pm
The Darwin Awards
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 83

12:00 am
The Descent
at Tower Theater in Salt Lake
My Score – 89

Movies seen thus far: 23
Today’s Favorite: Wristcutters: A Love Story
Festival Favorite: Thank You for Smoking

January 28, 2006
12:45 pm
angry monk: reflections on tibet
at Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 49

3:00 pm
Who Killed the Electric Car?
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 91

6:30 pm
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 92

9:00 pm
Forgiving the Franklins
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 87

12:00 am
Shorts Program V
at Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 40

Movies seen thus far: 28
Today’s Favorite: This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Festival Favorite: Thank You for Smoking

January 29, 2006
12:30 pm
An Inconvenient Truth
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 90

3:00 pm
Madeinusa
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 59

6:30 pm
Alpha Dog
at Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

Movies seen: 31
Today’s Favorite: An Inconvenient Truth
Festival Favorite: Thank You for Smoking

Sundance 2005

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I’ve attended the Sundance Film Festival for several years and given each of the movies a numerical score from 1 to 100. Ok, so nothing has actually managed to get all the way down to 1, although I’ve definitely been exposed to some pretty horrible dreck.

I’ll start with posting my scores from 2005 and work my way back.

Friday, January 21
9:15 am
Happy Endings
at the Eccles Theater in Park City
My Score – 75

12:15 pm
Room
at the Holiday Village Cinema III in Park City
My Score – 25

6:00 pm
Live-in Maid
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 50

9:30 pm
3-Iron
at the Tower Theatre
My Score – 90

Movies seen thus far: 4
Movies remaining in the schedule: 32
Today’s Favorite: 3-Iron
Festival Favorite: 3-Iron

Saturday, January 22
1:30 pm
Sugar
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 40

4:30 pm
Old Boy
at the Trolley Square Cinemas C in Salt Lake
My Score – 94

6:45 pm
Brick
at the Trolley Square Cinemas B in Salt Lake
My Score – 91

9:30 pm
Inside Deep Throat
at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

12:00 am
Three…Extremes
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 70

Movies seen thus far: 9
Movies remaining in the schedule: 27
Today’s Favorite: Old Boy
Festival Favorite: Old Boy

Sunday, January 23
12:45 pm
Shakespeare Behind Bars
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 79

3:45 pm
Pretty Persuasion
at the Trolley Square Cinemas B in Salt Lake
My Score – 85

6:45 pm
Lonesome Jim
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 60

9:45 pm
On a Clear Day
at the Trolley Square Cinemas B in Salt Lake
My Score – 86

Movies seen thus far: 13
Movies remaining in the schedule: 23
Today’s Favorite: On a Clear Day
Festival Favorite: Old Boy

Monday, January 24
11:30 am
Kung Fu Hustle
at the Park City Library
My Score – 94

6:45 pm
Me and You and Everone We Know
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 84

9:30 pm
Unconscious
at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

Movies seen thus far: 16
Movies remaining in the schedule: 20
Today’s Favorite: Kung Fu Hustle
Festival Favorite: Old Boy/Kung Fu Hustle

Tuesday, January 25
11:30 am
The Dying Gaul
at the Park City Racquet Club
My Score – 85

2:30 pm
The Aristocrats
at the Prospector Square Theatre
My Score – 93

6:45 pm
MirrorMask
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 70

9:45 pm
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
at the Trolley Square Cinemas B
My Score – 78

Movies seen thus far: 20
Movies remaining in the schedule: 16
Today’s Favorite: The Aristocrats
Festival Favorite: Old Boy/Kung Fu Hustle

Wednesday, January 26
9:15 am
Why We Fight
at the Holiday Village Cinema III in Park City
My Score – 81

11:30 am
Tony Takitani
at the Holiday Village Cinema II in Park City
My Score – 45

7:30 pm
Junebug
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 74

10:30 pm
Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
at the Trolley Square Cinemas C
My Score – 47

Movies seen thus far: 24
Movies remaining in the schedule: 13
Today’s Favorite: Why We Fight
Festival Favorite: Old Boy/Kung Fu Hustle

Thursday, January 27
6:00 pm
Heights
at the Trolley Square Cinemas A
My Score – 65

9:45 pm
The Chumscrubber
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 80

Movies seen thus far: 26
Movies remaining in the schedule: 11
Today’s Favorite: The Chumscrubber
Festival Favorite: Old Boy/Kung Fu Hustle

Friday, January 28
6:45 pm
The Girl From Monday
at the Trolley Square Cinemas B
My Score – 92

9:45 pm
Thumbsucker
at the Trolley Square Cinemas A
My Score – 85

12:00 am
Hard Candy
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas IV
My Score – 89

Movies seen thus far: 29
Movies remaining in the schedule: 8
Today’s Favorite: The Girl from Monday
Festival Favorite: Old Boy/Kung Fu Hustle

Saturday, January 29
12:00 pm
Strangers with Candy
at the Trolley Square Cinemas A in Salt Lake
My Score – 79

3:45 pm
New York Doll
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 88

6:00 pm
The Puffy Chair
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas IV in Salt Lake
My Score – 47

9:30 pm
Mysterious Skin
at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake
My Score – 72

12:00 am
Reefer Madness
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas IV
My Score – 94

Movies seen thus far: 34
Movies remaining in the schedule: 3
Today’s Favorite: Reefer Madness
Festival Favorite: Old Boy/Kung Fu Hustle/Reefer Madness

Sunday, January 30
12:30 pm
Animation Spotlight
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 65

3:30 pm
Rock School
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas V in Salt Lake
My Score – 75

6:00 pm
Dirty Love
at the Broadway Centre Cinemas VI in Salt Lake
My Score – 67

Movies seen thus far: 37
Movies remaining in the schedule: 0 *sigh*
Today’s Favorite: Rock School
Festival Favorite: Old Boy/Kung Fu Hustle/Reefer Madness

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