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11 items from 2017


Movie Review – T2 Trainspotting (2017)

23 March 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

T2 Trainspotting. 2017

Directed by Danny Boyle.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Anjela Nedyalkova, James Cosmo, Irvine Welsh, Eileen Nicholas, Kevin McKidd, and Kelly Macdonald.

Synopsis:

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Does the world of cinema need a sequel to Trainspotting? Maybe, maybe not; it’s not something worth getting caught up in or debating over because at the end of the day, Academy-Award-winning director Danny Boyle’s (who also helmed the original masterpiece based off of the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, and has an ever-growing impressive resume of classic films consisting of Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours to name a few) 20 years later window into the lives of these addiction fueled, irresistibly watchable characters is another hyperactively directed, stylish, and hypnotic romp through the Scottish junkie lifestyle. »

- Robert Kojder

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‘Trainspotting’ Author Irvine Welsh Wants Donald Trump to Watch and Publicly Condemn the Sequel

16 March 2017 6:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Donald Trump made headlines in January for holding a screening of “Finding Dory” at the White House, but if “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh had his way, the President would be screening a far more controversial title. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Welsh goes on record saying he wants Trump not only to see “T2: Trainspotting,” but to also condemn the movie publicly (probably in one of his notorious Twitter rants).

Read More: ‘T2 Trainspotting’: How the Screenplay Convinced Danny Boyle to Resurrect a Cult Classic — Watch

“There’s two things you want whether you do a film or a book,” Welsh said. “You want the approval of cool people and the condemnation of an asshole. The condemnation of a prominent asshole is absolutely fantastic.”

Welsh recalls the response to the original film’s U.S. release in 1996. Bob Dole, who was the Republican nominee against Bill Clinton in the Presidential race, »

- Zack Sharf

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“T2: Trainspotting” is the sequel many fans have been waiting for

15 March 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

A staple of mid 90’s independent breakthrough cinema, Trainspotting has long been a movie that seemed poised to get a sequel. After all, author Irvine Welsh did write a sequel to his novel of the same name, that one called Porno. This week, the sequel does arrive, though this is with the slightly more multiplex friendly title of T2: Trainspotting. The film looks to recapture what people loved so much about the first one. Considering how long this next installment had been brewing before everyone signed on the dotted line, it would have to be in order to work. Luckily, that seems to be the case. Crisis averted! This sequel is a return to the world initially presented to us in Trainspotting, obviously. After having spent 20 years abroad following his escape in the first one, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) makes a returns to Scotland. There, he reunites with his »

- Joey Magidson

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Trainspotting 2 Legacy Trailer Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane

2 March 2017 9:35 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

More than 20 years after the iconic Trainspotting hit theaters, the gang is finally coming back together in a new trailer for T2 Trainspotting. The sequel premiered in the U.K. back in January to rave reviews. This trailer not only includes new footage, but a sampling of some of the critical acclaim this film has been getting since its overseas premiere, as it gets ready to cross the pond later this month. This highly-anticipated follow-up is already off to a good start internationally, both critically and financially, but it remains to be seen if U.S. audiences will flock to theaters 20 years later for this Trainspotting sequel.

Sony Pictures debuted this new trailer on their YouTube channel today, which includes snippets of footage from director Danny Boyle's 1996 groundbreaking film, along with new footage from this sequel. This next adventure for the boys is based on Porno, Irvine Welsh's »

- MovieWeb

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‘Eliminators’ DVD Review

24 February 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Scott AdkinsLily Ann Stubbs, Wade Barrett, James Cosmo, Daniel Caltagirone, Stephen Marcus, Nick Nevern, Ty Glaser, Sean Cronin, Mark Wingett, Mem Ferda | Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby | Directed by James Nunn

If there’s ever a phrase that will have me instantly reaching for my wallet it’s “a Scott Adkins film…” Honestly, nine times out of ten I will buy an Adkins film without so much as seeing a trailer. Why? Well because for me, Adkins is keeping the Dtv dream alive, picking up the action hard-man mantle from 90s pioneers like Jeff Speakman, Olivier Gruner, Gary Daniels and in particular Jeff Wincott, one of the only other true action heroes to have the same perfect blend of fighting skills, charisma and acting chops as Adkins.

Eliminators sees Adkins re-team with his Green Street 3 director James Nunn (who also co-directed the fab British thriller Tower Block »

- Phil Wheat

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SS-gb episode 1 review

16 February 2017 3:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Feb 19, 2017

This new BBC Len Deighton adaptation SS-gb imagines an alternative 1941 in which Germany won the Battle of Britain

This review contains spoilers.

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Nuance and Nazis rarely go hand in hand. It's the skulls on the hats - they invite more shades of pantomime than subtlety. Mega successful Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade don't miss an opportunity for Nazi or noir cliché in the first episode of SS-gb, their five-part adaptation of Len Deighton’s bestselling alt-history novel.

We’re introduced to high-ranking Nazi officer Standartenführer Huth (Lars Eidinger) overseeing an autopsy from the shadows. His subordinate Kellerman (Rainer Bock) has “the subtlety of a pig” he complains, before stubbing out his cigarette in a specimen dish and stalking off, black cane in leather-gloved hand, promising our hero “We are going to be busy, »

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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the festival in Out Of Competition berths are Stanley Tucci-directed Final Portrait and Catherine Deneuve drama Sage Femme.

James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z will have its interntional premiere while documentary The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov will have its world premiere.

Among TV world premieres are Amazon’s Patriot and BBC One’s SS-gb.

In total, 18 of the 24 films selected for Competitionwill be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the competition are

18 of the 24 films selected for Competition will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

The Berlinale Special will present recent works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries, and extraordinary formats, as well as brand new series from around the world.

Berlinale Special Galas will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and Zoo Palast. Other Special premieres will take place at the Kino International. Moderated discussions will follow the screenings at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year. Audiences »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Efm: Devilworks reveals first trailers for genre slate

20 January 2017 4:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sales outfit is bringing six market premieres to Berlin.

Ahead of the European Film Market (Efm) at the Berlin Film Festival (Feb 9-19), genre sales specialists Devilworks has revealed more detail about its slate of films.

The company’s full slate features six market premieres, including sci-fi thriller Incontrol from director Kurtis David Harder (Cody Fitz). Starring Levi Meaden (Aftermath, Pacific Rim: Uprising) and Rory J. Saper (The Legend Of Tarzan), the film tells the story of a group of university students who discover a device that allows them to take control of other people.

Screen can exclusively reveal the film’s first trailer:

[Click here to watch on Youtube]

Also on Devilworks’ slate is meta horror Cut Shoot Kill [pictured top], from writer-director Michael Walker (Chasing Sleep, The Maid’s Room). The film stars Alexandra Socha (Red Oaks) and Phil Burke (Hell On Wheels) in the story of an ambitious young actress who signs on as the star of a horror film. On the set »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Efm: Devilworks reveals exclusive trailers for genre slate

20 January 2017 4:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sales outfit is bringing six market premieres to Berlin.

Ahead of the European Film Market (Efm) at the Berlin Film Festival (Feb 9-19), genre sales specialists Devilworks has revealed more detail about its slate of films.

The company’s full slate features six market premieres, including sci-fi thriller Incontrol from director Kurtis David Harder (Cody Fitz). Starring Levi Meaden (Aftermath, Pacific Rim: Uprising) and Rory J. Saper (The Legend Of Tarzan), the film tells the story of a group of university students who discover a device that allows them to take control of other people.

Screen can exclusively reveal the film’s first trailer:

[Click here to watch on Youtube]

Also on Devilworks’ slate is meta horror Cut Shoot Kill [pictured top], from writer-director Michael Walker (Chasing Sleep, The Maid’s Room). The film stars Alexandra Socha (Red Oaks) and Phil Burke (Hell On Wheels) in the story of an ambitious young actress who signs on as the star of a horror film. On the set »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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New images from T2 Trainspotting arrive online

3 January 2017 8:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re just a few short weeks away from the release of Danny Boyle’s hotly-anticipated sequel T2 Trainspotting, and today has brought five new images from the film featuring Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Mikey (Irvine Welsh), Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller), Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Nikki (Anjela Nedyalkova) and Renton’s Dad (James Cosmo).

First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

T2 Trainspotting is set »

- Gary Collinson

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