Submarine thrillers such as "Run Silent, Run Deep," "The Hunt for Red October," "Crimson Tide" and the classic "Das Boot" have long been a cinematic staple. "Phantom," the latest entry in this venerable genre, doesn't exactly rise to the level of its predecessors. Inspired by the true story of the mysterious 1968 sinking of a Russian sub, it's even more claustrophobic than its setting would suggest.
It'll be a busy shopping season at next month's Sundance Film Festival, whose star-studded premieres are up for grabs by potential theatrical distributors.
Beyonce Knowles, Russell Brand, David Duchovny and "King's Speech" director Tom Hooper have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.