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Naomie Harris Marvels at Queen Elizabeth’s Youthfulness After Receiving OBE

23 February 2017 10:47 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Naomie Harris may be up for a best supporting actress Oscar for playing a drug-addicted mother in Moonlight, but the British actress is already beaming after receiving an Order of the British Empire (OBE) award for her services to drama.

“This is really phenomenal,” the 40-year-old actress, known for role as Miss Moneypenny in recent James Bond films, told reporters. “This is representing my country and being recognized for having made a contribution to the nation. It can’t get better than that.”

Harris was presented with the honor from Queen Elizabeth herself on Thursday, and the actress was stunned »

- Stephanie Petit

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Long Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired List

20 February 2017 6:38 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Long Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired ListLong Awaited Sequels: A Trainspotting 2 Inspired ListScott Goodyer2/20/2017 9:38:00 Am

We can not be more excited about Danny Boyle's highly anticipated sequel Trainspotting 2 coming to Cineplex theatres next month!

The original 1996 movie, based on Irvine Welch's 1993 novel, defined a drug generation in the UK. With an electrifying soundtrack, a memorable group of characters and filled with moments that contributed to the pop culture of the cinema world, Trainspotting was definitely one of a kind. Not to mention a talent of a cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremne and Kelly Macdonald.

Well, 20 years later... the original crew is back as Renton (McGregor) returns to his home town after "choosing life" and abandoning his misfit friends. In honour of T2: Trainspotting, we have compiled our own little list of long awaited sequels.

Read the list below and check out »

- Scott Goodyer

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The Top 5 Sporting Documentaries

20 February 2017 1:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Everybody loves a good documentary. But not everybody loves sport. However, a really good sport documentary will bridge this gap perfectly and before you know it you’ll feel like the biggest fan of [insert sport] there is and that you want to know every tiny detail of it. One of those is Best (George Best – All By Himself), which you can see on 24th of February, and to celebrate we’ve taken a look at some of the best sporting documentaries there are on offer that anyone and everyone can enjoy, from Formula 1, to professional bodybuilding. And truly, you don’t even need to be a sports fan to enjoy any of these gripping documentaries…

1. Senna

Before the heartbreaking Amy, Asif Kapadia applied his immense documentary making skills to the story of Formula 1 ace, and three time world champion Ayrton Senna, widely considered one of the greatest drivers the sport ever had. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Lion’ Star Dev Patel On His Indian Journey & Preparing For Saroo: Q&A

16 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Editors Note: This story originally ran on November 22, 2016. Dev Patel’s career started in his native United Kingdom, with a role on the hit teen drama Skins. But it was with Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning 2008 film, that he became a real star. Equally adept at drama and comedy, Patel went on to join the cast of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, as well as star alongside acting royalty in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel duology. This year, he's in The Man Who… »

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Hollywood Flashback: When Leonardo DiCaprio Hit 'The Beach' in Berlin

13 February 2017 10:47 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Director Danny Boyle returns to the Berlin Film Festival with T2 Trainspotting, the sequel to the 1997 cult hit that peacefully reunites the director with his early discovery, Ewan McGregor. The two had a falling out after McGregor, who starred in Boyle’s first three films (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and A Life Less Ordinary), was led to believe that he’d also lead the buzzy adaptation of Alex Garland’s The Beach. The role instead went to Leonardo DiCaprio, triggering a 10-year feud between Boyle and McGregor.

The Beach — about an explorer’s dangerous search for an idyllic, isolated paradise — bowed in 2000 »

- Ashley Lee

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Berlinale 2017: Boyle's 'T2 Trainspotting' is a Nostalgic Kick in the Ass

10 February 2017 6:48 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The boys are back in town. After 20 years, writer/director Danny Boyle has reunited the four crazy kids from Trainspotting for the sequel - titled T2: Trainspotting. This film isn't so much of a reboot or remake or another wild story of drug trips, as it is a much more somber, sober follow-up looking at how much life has changed since they were young and full of life and didn't give a shit about anything. This film plays heavily on nostalgia, which makes sense considering the first film is so iconic, and yet still has so much to say about life and where it takes us and the dreams we stop chasing. It's a somewhat sad look at how much real life sucks and getting old sucks and things just aren't the same anymore. Where are drugs when we need them? The four old friends are back: Ewan McGregor as Renton, »

- Alex Billington

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Review: ‘T2: Trainspotting’ is a Nostalgia-Heavy, Melancholic Sequel

10 February 2017 12:22 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Something happened at my midnight public screening in London of Danny Boyle’s sequel to his 1996 smash. A heckler at the back, perhaps influenced by alcohol or the fact that he had been ground down by the film’s incessant flashbacks and reminiscence, aimed at the screen and shouted “nostalgic shite.” And that half-sums up T2: Trainspotting, a movie whose advent looks only to have been beckoned by fans’ longing to see the original film’s gang back together. Still, I mean half when I say it, and Boyle’s verve as a director means there’s still plenty of vibrant imagery, alongside a script that, although lacking any of the electricity of the original’s state-of-the-nation wisecracks (“Scotland is a nation colonized by wankers”), is funny and disarmingly melancholic.

The first film’s breakout stars Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle all return, and »

- Ed Frankl

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Berlin: Danny Boyle Says a Second Brexit Referendum Would Overturn U.K. Leave

10 February 2017 10:12 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Danny Boyle says a second European Union referendum in the U.K. would see that country vote to remain in Europe.

"I think if you took the [Brexit] referendum now, people would vote to remain," the Steve Jobs and Slumdog Millionaire director said while promoting his latest movie, T2 Trainspotting, at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday.

Boyle recalled hearing the results of the U.K.'s EU referendum vote in June 2016, which saw the Leave side win with 52 percent of the vote, while in Edinburgh shooting the Trainspotting sequel. "We were filming when Brexit happened, and we »

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The 2017 IndieWire Berlinale Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

10 February 2017 10:03 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lineup and Pre-Festival Announcements and News

Paul Verhoeven to Serve as Berlin Film Festival Jury President

Berlinale 2017 Will Premiere ‘Logan,’ ‘Trainspotting: T2,’ and Hong Sangsoo’s Latest

Berlin Film Festival Adds ‘Golden Exits’ and ‘Menashe’ to 2017 Line-Up

Pre-Festival Analysis

Berlinale 2017: 8 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

Shia Labeouf, Rooney Mara and More: 10 Hot Projects at Berlin’s European Film Market

Berlin Film Festival Adds ‘Golden Exits’ and ‘Menashe’ to 2017 Line-Up


Django’ Review: Etienne Comar’s Django Reinhardt Biopic Dazzles Despite Striking a Few Flat Notes — Berlinale 2017

Barrage’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Acts Against Her Daughter In Laura Schroeder’s Movingly Delicate Family Drama — Berlinale 2017

The Dinner’ Review: Steve Coogan and Richard Gere Are Enraged Siblings in Oren Moverman’s Intense Family Drama — Berlinale 2017

Interviews Features and Analysis Events

‘T2: Trainspotting’: Danny Boyle and His Reunited Cast Bring Film to Berlin for Live Press Conference — Watch »

- Indiewire Staff

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Berlinale: Cast of ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Praise Danny Boyle’s Ageless Energy

10 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

How times have changed is both the subject of “T2 Trainspotting” and an inevitable topic for a meet-the-press presentation of a sequel. But the cast of “T2” said at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday that director Danny Boyle’s kinetic energy was undiminished between the original film and the 2017 return journey.

The film is a 20-years-later sequel to “Trainspotting,” the iconic 1996 British drug culture drama, that helped define the “Cool Britannia” era and the Britpop music scene.

“Danny has an amazing energy. He really powered the original film,” said Ewan Bremner, who plays the character Spud. “This time round, he has honed his energies in a very athletic way. There’s so much in his head…that he shoots very economically, very quickly.”

“We’ve all changed, but I’ve never worked with anyone like Danny Boyle. There’s no difference there,” said Jonny Lee Miller, who plays Sick Boy. »

- Patrick Frater

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‘T2: Trainspotting’: Danny Boyle and His Reunited Cast Bring Film to Berlin for Live Press Conference — Watch

10 February 2017 8:25 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Starting today at 11:30Am Et/8:30Am Pt, you can watch a live stream of the Berlinale press conference featuring the cast and crew of “T2: Trainspotting.” Filmmaker Danny Boyle is expected to attend the conference, as well as cast members including Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Kelly Macdonald.

Boyle’s long-awaited follow-up to his modern classic is hitting the Berlinale for a special competition slot, and the gang is all back together in celebration.

Read More: Paul Verhoeven to Serve as Berlin Film Festival Jury President

Per the film’s official synopsis, “Did Renton really start a family, buy a car and a washing machine as he proclaimed at the end of Danny Boyle’s successful cult film? Or how else did he spend the 16,000 pounds he stole from his friends following their heroin deal? These may be the questions we ask ourselves twenty »

- Kate Erbland

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Berlin: Watch the Press Conference for 'T2 Trainspotting' With Danny Boyle, Jonny Lee Miller

10 February 2017 7:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Danny Boyle-directed T2 Trainspotting is ready for its close-up at the Berlin Film Festival, where it screens out-of-competition. 

Boyle and stars Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Anjela Nedyalkova are speaking during a press conference at 5:30 p.m. Berlin time (8:30 a.m. L.A. time) on Friday. 

Watch the press conference live here.


- THR Staff

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Berlinale: Panorama Curator Wieland Speck Looks Ahead – to the Past

10 February 2017 7:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For much of his 25 years as curator of the Berlinale’s Panorama section, Wieland Speck has focused on the future, or finding the next film.

But Speck, 65, now feels it’s time for him to switch his focus to the past.

“I want to study what I did,” he says.

Although he intends to remain curator of Panorama, Speck says he plans to leave more and more of the programming to his staff as he segues from selecting new films to looking at what he can do with films that have all but passed him – and the rest of the world – by.

“I have a great collection of work that hasn’t made it. I want to dig into those films and reflect,” Speck said, adding: “You rush through life looking for the new film. It is time for other people to help look for those new films now.”

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- Liza Foreman

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Watch: Oren Moverman and His ‘The Dinner’ Cast Hit Berlinale for Live Press Conference

10 February 2017 5:10 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Starting today at 8:15Am Et/5:15 Am Pt, you can watch a live stream of the Berlinale press conference featuring the cast and crew of “The Dinner.” Filmmaker Oren Moverman is expected to attend the conference, as well as cast members including Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Chloe Sevigny and Rebecca Hall.

Based on Herman Koch’s book of the same name, the film follows a connected family during a very uncomfortable meal out.

Read More: Paul Verhoeven to Serve as Berlin Film Festival Jury President

Per the film’s official synopsis, “Paul has no desire to go out to dinner with his brother Stan, a well-known politician, and his sister-in-law Barbara. But his wife Claire insists on him accompanying her. The couples meet at a hip restaurant but, in between each exquisite course, dark family secrets are brought out onto the table. The couples’ sons are responsible »

- Kate Erbland

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Germans Skewer Trump at Berlin Film Festival Opening

9 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The opening night of the Berlinale was all about politics, from the red carpet, where Green Party politician and Bundestag vice president Claudia Roth sported a black dress adorned with the word “Unpresidented” in large letters – an apparent dig at U.S. President Donald Trump’s spelling aptitude and/or his perceived behavior as commander-in-chief – to officials and speakers taking the stage to talk about free speech, free art and resistance to oppression.

At Thursday’s ceremony in the Berlinale Palast, the new U.S. administration even took some hits from the evening’s host, German comedian and actress Anke Engelke. She had a question for international guests: “Are you here for the festival? Or is someone keeping you from going back to your home country?” That got a big laugh.

Engelke drew loud laughs as she greeted the jury, noting that last year Meryl Streep served as jury president. »

- Ed Meza

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ To Rave All Night In Post-Premiere Throwback – Berlin

9 February 2017 10:58 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting will receive a special red-carpet welcome at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday night, after which Sony is throwing back to the culture of the original movie with an all-night rave set at a secret location. International underground music site Boiler Room will host the event, which will feature giants of the ’90s clubbing world in a nod to the iconic club scenes of 1996’s Trainspotting. The savvy marketing move, which ties in… »

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T2 Trainspotting gets high on UK box office's adults-only chart

7 February 2017 9:02 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Danny Boyle’s sequel still tailing family favourite Sing while challenging his original cult hit on the all-time 18-certificate list

Sing, T2 Trainspotting, La La Land and Split shrugged off the challenge from the weekend’s new releases to hold on to the top four places in the UK box-office chart. All fell by similar amounts, with Split and Sing declining 38% and 40% from the previous session, and La La Land and T2 Trainspotting dropping by 42% and 43%.

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- Charles Gant

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Feel The Lust For Life Again In First Clip From ‘T2 Trainspotting’

6 February 2017 7:18 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s time to feel the “Lust For Life” again. Danny Boyle got the boys back together for the follow-up to his iconic “Trainspotting,” and while the soundtrack boasts some new acts for the current generation (Wolf Alice, Young Fathers), Iggy Pop’s glorious anthem returns (albeit in a remix by The Prodigy).

Read More: Danny Boyle’s ‘T2: Trainspotting’ Starring Ewan McGregor Is A Nostalgic But Messy Sequel To The ’90s Classic [Review]

Nevertheless, the first clip from “T2: Trainspotting” has landed, pumped up by Pop’s tune, and sees Renton (Ewan McGregor) regaling Simon (Jonny Lee Miller) and his girlfriend Veronika (newcomer Anjela Nedyalkova) about footballer George Best, while Boyle adds his visual flourishes to the anecdote.

Continue reading Feel The Lust For Life Again In First Clip From ‘T2 Trainspotting’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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T2 Trainspotting: Nostalgia Trip

5 February 2017 10:16 PM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

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Like any film with an extended period of time between the original and sequel(s), T2: Trainspotting (2017) is required to form an immediate connection with its audience. Twenty years have passed, yet we must feel accustomed to this world. For every element of change, something else must remain the same. We take comfort in what we know; it allows us to enjoy the new without fear of the unknown. If T2 had been released a couple of years after Trainspotting (1996), it could potentially have been set in Benidorm. Transplanting our anti-heroes from Scotland to Spain is fine when they are fresh in our conscious mind, but twenty years later we need a way back. In T2 this is achieved by location (still in Leith, Edinburgh), music and costume. Not much has changed in this respect, and what has we probably expected to.

Costume designers for T2 are Rachael Fleming, »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Go behind the scenes of T2 Trainspotting with this exclusive featurette

3 February 2017 1:51 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

It was a triumphant return for Danny Boyle and the Trainspotting boys last week. Jumping back into the world of Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie was a real treat, and the film was able to harness the strange rush of emotions, for audience and players alike, to create something hilarious, dangerous and moving.

Seeking out his old stomping ground, Ewan McGregor’s Renton returns to the place he once called home, and it was a similar return north of the border for Danny Boyle. In this new exclusive featurette Boyle talks about that return, and how it enhanced the message of the film.

You can find all of the interviews with the cast and crew from the World Premiere right here, read our review of T2 Trainspotting here, and look below for the new featurette.

T2 Trainspotting Movie Synopsis

Twenty years have gone by. Much has »

- Jon Lyus

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