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THE "IT" GIRLS OF SUNDANCE 2017!

Caroline Slusarczyk

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

While President Trump is settling into the White House and overturning Obamacare, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is in full swing in Park City, Utah!

This season, many feared the reports earlier in the year on the shortage of snow might affect the festival turnout.  Yet, despite the snow reports, the turnout was OTT and showed no shortage of Hollywood "it" girls frolicking around town!  In fact, several quintessential "it" girls were spotted on the red carpet promoting their upcoming films.  Ya know that quintessential Sundance "it" girl...She's that indie actress that everyone is talking about.

In the middle of a blizzard, she manages to arrive at her scheduled screening fashionably late, just in time for a few pictures posing with her hair perfectly messy, snow-kissed skin all a glow and an entourage of directors and writers in tow! 

This year at Sundance the "it" girls were in full force!  Ms. Rooney Mara (Ghost Story), Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West), Elizabeth Olsen (Ingrid Goes West, Wind River), Riley Keough (The Discovery), Zoey Deutch (Rebel in the Rye, Before I Fall), and Jenny Slate (Landline) all made the list!  

Getty Images

Getty Images

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C Flanigan/Getty Images

Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune

Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune

In 2014, Rooney attended the festival to support her boyfriend, Charlie McDowell’s directorial debut film, "The One I Love."  THE WANNA was there to capture all the action.  You can watch our interview with Charlie and the cast HERE.

In 2014, Elizabeth Olsen attended the festival alongside her now ex-boyfriend Boyd Holbrook.  This season, Olsen hit the slopes solo and promoted two films that premiered at Sundance this season including:  "Ingrid Goes West," directed by Matt Spicer and "Wind River," directed by Taylor Sheridan.  

You can catch Olsen and the cast of Wind River’s red carpet interview here.

Olsen's co-star in "Ingrid Goes West" is the Indie darling, Aubrey Plaza!  Plaza is Hollywood's next leading lady!  The edgy and talented actress attended the festival in 2014 to promote and star in her boyfriend’s latest film, "Life After Beth."  The couple shared some tips on how to date and successfully work together...watch our coverage HERE!

Speaking of Sundance "it" girls, in 2012, "Fifty Shades of Grey" star, Dakota Johnson was a complete unknown and the new girl on the scene.  Watch this interview with THE WANNA host, Gina Glickman Giordan and a very shy Johnson who was promoting the indie film, "Goats," directed by Christopher Neil and co-starring David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga.  

Be sure to WATCH our Sundance series:  “Shit Celebs Say" starring more Sundance "it" girls including:  Kristen Wiig, Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Anna Lynne McCord, Amy Poehler and more!  

 

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2016 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – THE WANNA BRINGS YOU EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE

Caroline Slusarczyk

Hamptonsfilmfest.org

Hamptonsfilmfest.org

The Hamptons International Film Festival kicks off this afternoon!  This year is the biggest one yet, which means even more celebrity action and highly-anticipated films to look forward to.  The festival will run from October 6th to the 10th.  If you plan to attend, be sure to get your tickets here now!

If you can’t make it, and feel a case of FOMO coming on, don’t worry!  The WANNA has you covered.  Be sure to tune in to MOVIES YOU WANNA WATCH, where we’ll have exclusive coverage of all the excitement from the Hamptons.  Host Gina Giordan will be on the red carpet to interview both A-list celebs and up-and-coming stars, as well as get the inside scoop on the films to be showcased.

The festival will open with the film Loving, starring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton.  Film premieres later in the week include, American Pastoralstarring Ewan McGregor and Dakota FanningLa La Landstarring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and 20th Century Womenstarring Elle Fanning and Annette Bening.

This year's HIFF Awards Dinner will honor actor, director, producer and activist, Edward Norton, on Sunday, October 9th.  For tickets to attend, go here.

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CITY STAY-CATION TO CLOSE OUT THE SUMMER SEASON!

Caroline Slusarczyk

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spoilednyc.com

Apparently hurricane Hermine is headed towards the entire East Coast.  That could mean we need to prepare for a soggy Labor Day weekend.  No worries, THE WANNA team put together a list of things to do if you decide to abandon ship and stay in the city this holiday weekend!

Holiday weekends and brunch just go together.  The more carb filled the better right?  Blame it on the rain!  Best way to ease into the weekend is a flavorful booze filled brunch!  It's our picks for FOOD YOU WANNA EAT to kick off a successful city stay-cation!

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spoilednyc.com

The Wanna's fav brunch spots include:

Cafe MogodorWilliamsburg - A pioneer in the NYC restaurant world, this spot serves up amazing Moroccan bites and boasts great hipster-watching views.  The weekend brunch is a special price and includes an entree, coffee and juice.  We suggest the Moroccan Eggs and Turkish coffee! 

The Crosby Bar & Terrace, Soho - Five star service and decor thanks to Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels.  The Crosby Street Hotel surrounds the incredible Bar and Terrace destination.  Traditional English breakfast at it's finest.  The blueberry pancakes are delightful.  Amazing outdoor garden for that second round of mimosas!  

Babettes, East Hampton - The only restaurant you need to know out East for Brunch is Babettes.  The business savvy, passionate and soulful owner, Barbara, runs a tight ship for decades.  The menu changes with the seasons and utilizes only the freshest ingredients supporting the local farmers and growers.  Sunday brunch is a celebrity and VIP hot-spot.  But, on any given day of the week, you may catch a glimpse of Spielberg grabbing a smoothie or L.A. Reid dining with his family.  Yet, the celeb factor has nothing to do with the mass appeal of Babettes.  Barbara and team successfully continue to create some of the most healthy, organic yet flavorful dishes that taste sinfully incredible!  It's just really good, clean, organic soul food!  Order the BBQ Tofu, banana smoothie and the Jo Mama, you'll thank us.  

Agave, West Village - This is a favorite brunch destination amongst city dwellers.  Go for the food, stay for the bottomless brunch cocktails.

Dockers Waterside Marina & Restaurant, East Quogue, Hamptons – Beautiful bay views accompany upscale surf ‘n’ turf eats at this Hamptons lounge.

Randolph Brookyln, Williamsburg- A laid back vibes, graffitied walls and vintage TVs make this brunch spot a must-try.

Hill and Dale, Lower East Side - Victorian decor and leather sofas add to the old-timey feel of this cozy, yet elegant gastropub.

Miss Lily's 7A Cafe, East Village - Take a trip to the beach in the city at this island-inspired hang.  Enjoy the delicious cocktails and Jamaican fare.

When it rains it pours and pours right?  What better way to spend a rainy day post brunch?  How about reserved seats in your fav movie theater for an afternoon matinee show?  Check out a few of our fav MOVIES YOU WANNA WATCH premiering this holiday weekend listed below!

Blend Images/Andres Rodriguez via Getty Images

Blend Images/Andres Rodriguez via Getty Images

Sully, directed by Clint Eastwood, is based on the true story of the heroic Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, played by Tom Hanks, who was flying a commercial jet and shortly after take off was forced to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River.  

AMC Theaters in Times Square will honor the legendary comedian and actor Gene Wilder who passed away earlier this week at 83 years old in a special theater feature of the 1971 original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  The beloved now classic film, directed by Mel Stuart, is about a boy named Charlie who follows the eccentric Willy Wonka, played by Wilder, on a wild tour of his chocolate factory.

Going on a romantic date this weekend?  The Light Between Oceans, directed by Derek Cianfrance, is a heart-wrenching love story about a couple who find an infant baby washed ashore in a boat.  The woman believes the baby is the answer to their infertility, while the man is torn between pleasing his lover and reporting the lost child.  The film stars real-life couple Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender.

Rain or Shine music is the sound track to our lives!  So, why not splurge on some VIP seats and treat yourself to a live performance?  We have some suggestions for LIVE MUSIC YOU WANNA HEAR this holiday weekend listed below...

wegotthiscovered.com

wegotthiscovered.com

You can't let rain put a damper on your weekend.  Throw on some dancin' shoes and gear up for the final music festivals this summer season.  One big event this holiday weekend in NY is the Electric Zoo Festival.  The lineup this weekend includes:  The Chainsmokers, Bassnectar and Steve Aoki.  Get your tickets online here

Other concerts to attend this weekend include Borgore at Webster Hall, and Marc Anthony performing live at Radio City Music Hall.  Check out a full list of live music around NYC here.

Will Ellis via newyork.com

Will Ellis via newyork.com

If you are looking for exciting ways to entertain the kids indoors, THE WANNA has it covered!  Check out our list of exciting indoor kid friendly destinations to create memorable holiday memories, with the entire family!

Children's Museum on the Upper East Side - Here the kids can get educated and have a blast with a range of exhibits and activities.

The Field House at Chelsea Piers – For a sports-focused day out, this gymnasium offers space for gymnastics, soccer, basketball, dance and more.

Color Me Mine Tribeca - If your kid is more into arts and crafts, they can exercise their creative skills while socializing with others here.

Puppetworks in Park Slope – Your little ones can watch puppet-show versions of classic stories such as "Hansel & Gretel," playing now.

American Museum of Natural HistoryCentral Park West – It’s educational fun!  There are plenty of exhibits sure to please the whole family, including reptiles, dinosaurs, ocean life and mammals.

Five Star pampering sound good?   Ahhh yeah sign me up!

How about a stress free Yoga session followed by a Massage, Facial, Spa Lunch, Mani-Pedi and Hair Style Session?

It's totally possible!  Check out THE WANNA'S fav NY picks listed below...

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The Wanna's fav first hand day spa picks include:  

Peninsula: At the top of our list is an urban oasis high above the city where you can escape, unwind and enjoy a massage or two.

Great Jones Day SpaNeed a little you-time after a long work week?  Check out this haven that inspires happiness from the inside out.

Clay Gym Day Spa: Maybe need a two-in-one?  Work out in a group fitness class and then unwind with a massage and facial.

BlissThis spa has multiple locations in the city, and some of the best skin-healing products out there.

Naturopathic Healing Arts Center & SpaNo time to get out for a spa day?  This East Hampton spot makes house-calls at your convenience.

Massage Williamsburg: Stressed out?  This Brooklyn studio specializes in reducing stress and eliminating headaches.

Labor Day sales galore!

While your friends are stuck inside online you can surf the hottest sale racks!

Your closet will thank you.

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spoiledpretty.com

Brooklyn Flea Market, Fort Green, Brooklyn – This super popular outdoor market boasts 150 plus flea and food vendors, so you can eat while you bargain shop!

Bergdorf Goodman Sale, Midtown – Want to look fabulous wearing names like Versace and Marc Jacobs without breaking the bank?  Bergdorf is your one-stop shop answer! 

Barneys Warehouse Sample Sale, Williamsburg - Head over to 280 Metropolitan Ave. for their pop-up shop sale, where you can get up to 80% off retail prices.

Shoe Market Sale,  Williamsburg – Need a new pair of cute heels or warm boots for the winter?  Shoe Market is a great boutique stop to find discounted kicks.

Roberta Roller Rabbit Sample Sale, Hamptons – This travel-inspired lifestyle brand offers exotic, whimsical looks, and now you can have them for a bargain!

Tanger Outlets, Riverhead – If you love designer and brand-name clothing stores at a reasonable price, you’ll really love these outlets.  The lineup includes Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, DKNY, and so many more.

 

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PAUL GIAMATTI AND ETHAN HAWKE STAR IN A MOVIE YOU WANNA WATCH, THE PHENOM!

Caroline Slusarczyk

THE PHENOM HITS THEATERS TODAY!

MYWW recently hit the Tribeca Film Festival to attend the premiere of a MOVIE YOU WANNA WATCH, THE PHENOM, directed by Noah Buschel!  

MYWW hits several world renown film festivals to showcase the latest films way before they even hit the movie theaters!   

In this episode of MYWW, creator and host, Gina Glickman Giordan interviewed the entire cast of THE PHENOM starring:  Paul Giamatti, Ethan Hawke, Johnny Simmons, and Sophie Kennedy Clark.

THE PHENOM is a story about a major league rookie pitcher, Hopper, played by JOHNNY SIMMONS.  Hopper can throw a 98-mile per hour fastball but, his personal life issues cause him to lose control over his pitching.  After a pitching debacle sends Hopper back to the minors, he begins sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist, Dr. Mobley, played by Academy Award nominee, PAUL GIAMATTI.  Dr. Mobley discovers the dark truth that Hopper has been physically and mentally abused by his father, Hopper Sr., played by Academy Award nominee, ETHAN HAWKE.

THE PHENOM is way "more than a sports movie" Said Giamatti!  There is a real dramatic story line and struggle going on throughout the film.  There is a love story there too!  

Ethan Hawke's performance in THE PHENOM is creating a lot of Oscar buzz! 

•   What's the one role Giamatti still wants to play?  

•   How does Hawke feel now that his hottie hipster roles are a thing of the past and his more recent roles are portraying a Dad?

•   Why did Hawke take on the role?  

Find out right now by watching this episode of, MOVIES YOU WANNA WATCH:  THE PHENOM!

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