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Directors' Trademarks: Danny Boyle

28 March 2017 6:09 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, with the release of T2 Trainspotting, we’re looking at the trademark style and calling signs of Danny Boyle as director.

After almost deciding to become a priest early in his teens, Boyle instead found something else that sparked his interest; drama. He studied English and drama in college, and upon graduating worked for several theatre companies. Eventually, he began to direct productions, something he still does to this day between film projects. In 1987 he left theater to work for BBC in Ireland and became a producer and director of television shows. He directed several TV movies before making his first feature film in 1994, Shallow Grave. That film found widespread appeal in audiences and critics alike, and became the highest grossing British film in 1995. The success of that film allowed »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Listen to the Soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’

19 March 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s not often a soundtrack for a film can be considered a spoiler, but considering the ways in which music is crucial to the foundation of Edgar Wright‘s Baby Driver, consider this a fair warning. Although the action/musical/crime/comedy/thriller won’t hit theaters for another five months, it premiered at SXSW last weekend (where it was rapturously received), and an eagle-eared listener has collated the soundtrack on Spotify.

There’s of course Simon & Garfunkel‘s title track, along with songs from Queen, Run the Jewels, Boards of Canada, Barry White, The Damned, The Beach Boys, Blur, and even a famous Disney song. Considering the film’s action is choreographed to the music choices — tied to the tinnitus Ansel Elgort‘s character is afflicted with and therefore battles with a constant stream of songs — we’d imagine discovering this playlist in the theater is the best experience, »

- Jordan Raup

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ Review: Danny Boyle’s Surprisingly Fun Sequel Is a Drugged Out Trip Down Memory Lane

16 March 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The most remarkable thing about “T2 Trainspotting” (other than the sequel’s stupid in-joke of a title) is that all of the original film’s heroin junkie heroes are somehow still alive. It’s been 21 years since Danny Boyle first made smack look a little bit too cool, and 1996 feels several eons removed from the post-Brexit nonsense we’re dealing with now, but Scotland’s four favorite dope fiends haven’t changed nearly as much as the world around them. They’re still addicts, even if some of them have found a new drug of choice. They’re still fools, even if Boyle has made so many slick movies about the perils of romanticizing self-destruction (e.g. “A Life Less Ordinary,” “The Beach,” and “Steve Jobs”) that it’s hard to take him seriously as a voice of reason. Worst of all, they’re still a lot of fun to watch, »

- David Ehrlich

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The Weekend Warrior 3/17/17: Beauty And The Beast, The Belko Experiment

15 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  And if you're into box office and how movies might do, come play some of the box office games at EZ1 Productions including their new Pick 5 game!

This Past Weekend:

As expected, Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island won the weekend, and honestly, the Weekend Warrior’s original prediction of $61.6 million was pretty darn close to the movie’s opening weekend which ended up at $61 million. (Unfortunately, I chickened out on Thursday because my prediction was so much higher than all others and lowered it to $58 million, which was Still closer to than every other prediction last weekend.) Also, as expected (at least by me), Hugh Jackman’s Logan took a 2nd weekend tumble as has been the case with most X-Men movies, »

- Edward Douglas

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Leonardo DiCaprio Is King of the Fanny Pack as He Explores Thailand

25 February 2017 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before hitting the red carpet at Sunday’s 89th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Leonardo DiCaprio spent time in Thailand this week — where he was spotted on Wednesday at Ayutthaya Historical Park in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

The 42-year-old actor will likely don a tux when he presents at the Oscars, returning to Hollywood’s biggest award show after winning Best Actor last year for his role as a 19th-century frontiersman in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant

But in Thailand, he was photographed wearing something far more informal: dark shorts, a white v-neck T-shirt, dark shades and a black fanny pack. »

- Dave Quinn

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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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Danny Boyle: where The Beach movie went wrong

31 January 2017 3:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 1, 2017

Director Danny Boyle reflects on 2000’s The Beach, and his mended relationship with Ewan McGregor.

Following Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, Danny Boyle chose a couple – as he always seems to do – of interesting projects to tackle next. He moved onto the underrated A Life Less Ordinary, before being fully lured to Hollywood to adapt Alex Garland’s The Beach.

Bits of the story here you probably know. This was a big studio film, and after the lead role was originally earmarked for Ewan McGregor, Leonardo DiCaprio ended up taking it. It caused a rift between Boyle and McGregor that was ultimately resolved, but also cost us all seeing them make films together, until the newly released T2 Trainspotting.

Boyle was in fine form on the Kermode & Mayo Film Review programme last Friday, promoting the new movie. And he was asked about The Beach, by a listener who »

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Ewan McGregor and Danny Boyle Reveal Why They Didn’t Speak for Years

28 January 2017 1:22 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ewan McGregor and Danny Boyle were a ‘90s indie film dynamic duo, with the actor starring in the director’s first three films: “Shallow Grave,” “Trainspotting” and “A Life Less Ordinary.” McGregor, who prided himself as being “Danny Boyle’s actor,” then had a dramatic breakup and parted ways with the filmmaker after Leonardo DiCaprio, coming from his “Titanic” stardom, was chosen as the lead in 2000’s “The Beach” and not him. The two didn’t speak to each other until nine years later in 2009.

Now, McGregor and Boyle have reunited in the upcoming “Trainspotting” sequel “T2,” and while on “The Graham Norton Show” the host brought up the decade-long feud.

“It was over a film, a misunderstanding,” McGregor explained. “It’s a big regret of mine that it went on for so long, and a real shame we didn’t work together all those years. Not because of any particular film, »

- Liz Calvario

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Ewan McGregor & Danny Boyle Talk Breaking Up Over ‘The Beach’

27 January 2017 1:22 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The bust up between director Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor over “The Beach” is a pretty well known story at this point, but one that’s getting fresh airing with the release this weekend of “T2: Trainspotting” in the U.K., and one you’re likely to hear a few more times before the film lands stateside. But the short version goes like his: after making three movies together, Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor were going to reunite for “The Beach.” However, when Boyle decided to go with fast-rising Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role instead (who had major post-“Titanic” heat and could get the movie up-and-running with a healthy budget), McGregor didn’t take it well, the pair didn’t speak for years.

Continue reading Ewan McGregor & Danny Boyle Talk Breaking Up Over ‘The Beach’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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T2 Trainspotting Review

27 January 2017 9:05 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been twenty years since Ewan McGregor’s Mark Renton strolled across Waterloo Bridge, £16,000 stolen from his best friends slung over his shoulder, explaining that he was going to “choose life.” Now, he’s back and it’s time to see if he lived up to his words in the awkwardly named T2 Trainspotting.

Danny Boyle’s 1996 Trainspotting was one of those rare films that perfectly encapsulated its time and place. It arrived just as John Major’s Conservative government was gasping its last fart and Tony Blair was promising us that “things could only get better,” as Britpop exploded into a frantic burst of coke-fuelled creativity and people started excitedly blathering on about ‘cool Britannia.’

Renton returns to a very different Scotland, one reverberating from its failed bid for independence from the UK, paranoid about the impact of Brexit and gradually crumbling under economic austerity. The country isn »

- David James

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Halo: the Neill Blomkamp movie we never got to see

17 January 2017 9:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 20, 2017

It could have been the first blockbuster videogame adaptation, but instead, it fell apart. Ryan looks at the Halo movie that never was...

From Super Mario Bros in the 90s and on to the recent Assassin’s Creed, it’s fair to say that movies adapted from videogames seldom fare well. But there’s one movie, now sadly lost to history, that might just have bucked that trend: Neill Blomkamp’s Halo.

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In 2001, Halo: Combat Evolved was the game that helped launch Microsoft’s first ever console, the Xbox. A first-person shooter with an absorbing sci-fi plot and a cool character at its core - the anonymous, armoured super-soldier, Master Chief - Halo »

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ Soundtrack Features Songs by Iggy Pop, The Clash, Blondie and More

10 January 2017 9:48 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Danny Boyle’s 1996 film “Trainspotting” follows a group of heroin addicts in an economically depressed Edinburgh in the late 1980s. Based on Irvine Welsh’s novel by the same name, the film went on to become a critical and commercial hit around the globe. Besides parking controversy for its subject matter, the film also produced two acclaimed soundtracks that featured music from and inspired by the film, including Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Primal Scream, Pulp, New Order and more.

Read More: ‘Trainspotting 2’ Trailer: Danny Boyle Unleashes Another Round Of Mayhem On Rent Boy And The Gang

Now, Boyle has prepped a sequel, “T2 Trainspotting,” due out early this year, based on Welsh’s sequel “Porno,” that picks up 20 years after the events of the first film. Ahead of the film’s release, the soundtrack has leaked onto Amazon UK, as reported by NME, and features music from artists young and old. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Logan’, ‘T2 Trainspotting’ to screen out of competition at Berlin

10 January 2017 7:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Logan and T2 Trainspotting are amongst the films to screen at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, organisers announced on Tuesday. This year’s Berlinale kicks off in Germany next month with Etiemme Comar‘s Django listed to open proceedings on February 9th.

The festival will also play host to the world premiere of Gurnder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House, which also screens out of competition.

Here’s the official release.

Competition

The following films will be celebrating world or international premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2017.

Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the Beach at Night Alone)

South Korea

By Hong Sangsoo (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, Right Now, Wrong Then)

With Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Jung Jaeyoung, Moon Sungkeun, Kwon Haehyo, Song Seonmi, Ahn Jaehong, Park Yeaju

World premiere

El Bar (The Bar)

Spain

By Álex de la Iglesia (Mad Circus, The Day of the Beast, The Oxford Murders)

With Blanca Suárez, »

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‘Logan,’ ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Among Films to Premiere at Berlinale

10 January 2017 4:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 67th Berlin Intl. Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, has added a further 13 films to its Competition and Berlinale Special sections, including Danny Boyle’s “T2 Trainspotting,” starring Ewan McGregor, James Mangold’s “Logan,” starring Hugh Jackman, and Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House,” starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson.

Volker Schlondorff, who won an Oscar with “The Tin Drum,” comes to Berlin with “Return to Montauk,” starring Stellan Skarsgard, Alex de la Iglesia, whose “The Day of the Beast” won multiple awards at the Goyas, brings “The Bar,” and Marcelo Gomes, whose credits include “Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures,” brings “Joaquim.”

The pics join those revealed last month, such as Oren Moverman’s “The Dinner,” Sally Potter’s “The Party” and Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Other Side of Hope,” and the opening film, Etienne Comar’s “Django,” which was announced last week.

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Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the »

- Leo Barraclough

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'T2 Trainspotting', 'Logan' join Berlin lineup

10 January 2017 4:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

X-Men spinoff and Trainspotting sequel to play Out of Competition.

A further 13 films have been invited to screen in the Competition and Berlinale Special section at the 67th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival.

The festival has added commercial clout to its Out Of Competition lineup in the shape of Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting and X-Men spinoff Logan.

There are also competition berths for new films by Hong Sangsoo, Thomas Arslan, Volker Schlöndorff, Sabu, Álex de la Iglesia and Josef Hader.

Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha’s latest, Viceroy’s House, will have its world premiere out of competition at the festival. Starring Hugh Bonneville alongside Gillian Anderson, the period drama set in 1947 India depicts Lord Mountbatten, the man charged with handing India back to its people.

Also having its world premiered out of competition will be Álex de la Iglesia’s The Bar, a comedy-thriller about a group of strangers who get »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman) tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Films From Hong Sang-soo, Volker Schlöndorff, James Mangold & More to Premiere at Berlinale 2017

10 January 2017 4:30 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After an initial line-up that included Aki Kaurismäki‘s The Other Side of Hope, Oren Moverman‘s Richard Gere-led The DinnerSally Potter‘s The Party, and Agnieszka Holland‘s Spoor, the Berlin International Film Festival have added more anticipated premieres. Highlights include one of two (maybe three) new Hong Sang-soo films this year, On the Beach at Night Alone, along with Volker Schlöndorff‘s Return to Montauk with Stellan Skarsgård and Nina Hoss, as well as the high-profile world premiere of James Mangold‘s Logan and the international premiere of Danny Boyle‘s T2: Trainspotting.

With Paul Verhoeven serving as jury president for the 67th edition of the festival, check out the new additions below.

Competition

Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the Beach at Night Alone)

South Korea

By Hong Sangsoo (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, Right Now, Wrong Then)

With Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Jung Jaeyoung, Moon Sungkeun, »

- Jordan Raup

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