The first trailer is online for writer/director Jonathan Kasdan’s The First Time. The romantic comedy centers on a burgeoning romance between two high school teens. Unlike other films of this ilk, Kasdan’s take seems to be incredibly honest at capturing the awkwardness of the titular event. While the leads are unrealistically attractive, the chemistry is absolutely electric between the two of them. It’s looking like Sony made a good decision in picking the John Hughes-esque film up from Sundance.
The First Time stars Brittany Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, Craig Roberts, James Frecheville and Victoria Justice. Be sure to check out Steve’s interview with Kasdan here. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was writer-director Jonathan Kasdan‘s (In the Land of Women) The First Time. The film stars Brittany Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, Craig Roberts, James Frecheville and Victoria Justice. Like Richard Linklater‘s Before Sunrise (one of my favorite films), The First Time is about watching two people fall in love, except instead of taking place over one night in Vienna, The First Time takes place over a weekend and it’s about two High School students. While I’ve seen many High School celluloid love stories crash and burn before the end credits, Kasdan pulled me in with believable dialogue, realistic situations, and he reminded me what it feels like to be seventeen and unsure of everything. While I saw a lot of films at this year’s Sundance, The First Time was one of my favorites.
Shortly after the Festival ended, I sat down with Kasdan for an extended interview. We talked about Sundance, the influence of Before Sunrise, how he used his own personal experiences in the script, casting, getting financing, the contrast between making studio movies versus smaller films, improv vs. sticking to the script, future projects, the irony of “discovering” talent such as Kristen Stewart before they are “box office gold,” and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
Today, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival announced their In-Competition line-up, and that means we’re about to get a boatload of new images from upcoming films. After the jump you’ll find synopses and the first images from The End of Love (starring Mark Webber, Michael Cera, and Amanda Seyfried), Filly Brown (starring Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Edward James Olmos), The First Time (starring Dylan O’Brien, Brittany Robertson, and Craig Roberts), and The Surrogate (starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy).
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th.
What’s so unexpected about the new CW show Life Unexpected? That’s it’s actually quite good. And yes, really.
The show, which premieres Monday night at 9 p.m., stars a trio of relative unknowns in the principle roles. Shiri Appleby, perhaps best known as the colorfully named “Jailbait” in Charlie Wilson’s War, plays Portland radio DJ Cate Cassidy. Kristoffer Polaha, who played Carlton Hanson on Mad Men and perhaps will again, stars as Nate “Baze” Bazile, a slacker who owns a struggling bar thanks to the support of his father. And Brittany Robertson is Lux, who turns both of their lives upside down when she shows up on the eve of her 16th birthday after – unbeknownst to them though she was conceived in a one-night stand they had in high school – spending all her life in a variety of foster homes. Also in the mix is Kerr Smith, who viewers may remember as “the gay guy” on Dawson’s Creek and here plays Cate’s fiance and fellow talk radio DJ.
Sound heavier than your average CW show? It certainly is, but hit the jump to find out why it’s a whole lot better too.