Thursday marks the opening of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, which means a whole new crop of indie films will enter the marketplace hoping to eventually buzz their way to the big screen and then maybe (if they’re good enough) land a spot amongst next year’s Oscar nominees. Last year’s Sundance Film Festival produced 2010 awards favorites like Blue Valentine, Winter’s Bone, Exit Through the Gift Shop and The Kids Are All Right, so at the very least we expect a solid crop of new recruits to enter the playing field later this week.
The Buzz: Morgan Spurlock’s (Super Size Me) latest documentary takes a look at the lucrative world of marketing and product placement. Oh what, you thought that movie character just had a ''thing'' for Diet Pepsi? Ha, think again.