Celebrity Sightings: (and lack thereof) Keeping partygoers on their toes, The Romantics got its big festival party the day before it screened, according to Risky Biz Blog. But they didn't see one celeb -- no Akerman, Wood, Bergen, Brody, Holmes... But Holmes did grab Wood for MTV's Photo Booth. Another festgoer settles in for Blue Valentine without noticing that John C. Reilly, Amy Adams, Ryan Gosling, and Michelle Williams are close by. But Fergie was out au naturel, Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha were chilly over dinner, and the Huffington Post round up the all-important gallery of funny hats in Utah's brisk, January weather. Speaking of which, Ryan Gosling found time to go snow tubing.
Our Coverage: Scott kicked things off this morning with his take on the stoner comedy HIGH School. He wrote: "HIGH School coasts over its missteps and succeeds on equal parts quick humor, likable characters, and pure energy. And weed." Once the weed wore off, he moved on to the luck of the lottery with Jeffrey Blitz's Lucky. Another winner for Weinberg, he wrote: "Shot slick and cut cleanly, with nifty animated interstitials full of interesting jackpot stats, Lucky is a fun little documentary that shows the joys and the unexpected stresses of sudden mega-wealth, and it'd make a great companion piece to a documentary about the actual inner workings of our government's powerfully popular state-sponsored super-lotteries."
Meanwhile, Kevin Kelly had two offerings for us. First, an audio interview with Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling, and Derek Cianfrance about their new film Blue Valentine -- a feature Kevin calls "the most powerful film I've seen at Sundance so far." He also shared his take on Splice, the new genetic engineering flick with Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. Kelly implored the companies with the money: "Come on studios, do the right thing and nab this dark, science fiction roller coaster."