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Sundance Film Festival: From buzzy to under-the-radar, a festival for every film fan (+video)

The Cannes Film Festival, a wise man once said, is not only impossible to describe to someone who’s never been there but also “nearly impossible to describe to someone who has been there.” And what’s true of Cannes is becoming increasingly true of Sundance.

Thornton Dial, who turned scrap metal, animal bones and other found objects into museum art, dies at 87 (+video)

Thornton Dial, a sharecropper’s son who for decades spent his spare time soldering scrap metal, animal bones and other found objects into representations of black life in America - creations that were eventually recognized as artwork worthy of inclusion in the most prestigious museums of the United States, died Jan. 25 at his home in McCalla, Alabama. He was 87.

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Jan. 31-Feb. 6 (+video)

DON’T MISS: “Grease: Live” — We’ve got chills, and they’re multiplying for this exuberant musical that whisks viewers back to Rydell High and rekindles the romance between Sandy (Julianne Hough) and Danny (Aaron Tveit). With a cast that includes Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen, this adaptation takes “the spine” of the 1978 film and melds it with pieces of the stage play. Hopefully, they’ll go together like a wop-bam-boom. 7 p.m. Sunday, Fox.

Movie review: Casey Affleck, Chris Pine star in suspenseful Coast Guard rescue ‘The Finest Hours’ (+video)

It’s 2016. We’re far enough along on the digital effects timeline to make the call: The waves are looking good! Digitally animated waves are looking better all the time, in fact, even when filmmakers push allegedly realistically scaled waves to heights approaching that enormous wall of water in “Interstellar.”