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New Trailer for Perfect Sense Starring Ewan McGregor

12 December 2011 5:48 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new trailer for the dramatic thriller Perfect Sense has gone online. This is the third such trailer for the flick, and I’m still wholly intrigued by its premise. It centers on a chef and a scientist who fall in love just as a global epidemic is beginning to unravel. The disease systematically causes the loss of all senses. It’s basically a love story set in the middle of Contagion, and I quite like it. There's a great deal of drama to be mined from the situation, and stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green look to be handling it like pros. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by David McKenzie (Young Adam), the film is set for release on February 3rd, 2012. Click over to Yahoo! to watch in HD. »

- Adam Chitwood

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'Shame' opens strong at box office: Here's when you'll be able to see it

5 December 2011 9:08 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Steve McQueen’s Shame, the unsexy Nc-17 drama starring Michael Fassbender as a sex addict, grossed an estimated $361,000 from 10 theaters over the weekend, averaging $36,100 per location, according to early estimates. It’s a solid number when you consider David Cronenberg’s Crash starring James Spader opened to an estimated $738,000 in 42 theaters in 1996, and in 2004 Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers opened to $142,632 in five theaters while David Mackenzie’s Young Adam starring Ewan McGregor opened to $50,300 in nine theaters.

Though Shame has received mixed reviews from critics, Fassbender has Oscar buzz, which will propel a wider release throughout awards season. Boston, »

- Mandi Bierly

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Privates on Parade: Actors Who Let It All Hang Out on Film

5 December 2011 8:41 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

When AfterElton asked me if I'd be interested in doing a story on full-frontal male nudity in the movies, I said, “Interested? I've been researching it since I was 12!” What prompted the idea is of course the film Shame, which stars Michael Fassbender as a man addicted to sex. When the film debuted at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year it set off a shockwave because of its sexual explicitness, including a much-discussed full-frontal reveal by Fassbender. Add to that the recent flurry of attention that stills of Jonathan Groff's nude scene in Twelve Thirty hitting the Internet generated, and it seems like these days cinema penises are a trending topic.

Everyone from film critics to Freudian analysts to gender theorists has written about male nudity in film. And sorting through the pronouncements on the male gaze and Lacanian mirrors and power inequities between the sexes in Hollywood »

- fakename

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The 9 Greatest Penis Moments in Movies

2 December 2011 2:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Let's all be adults; this is not a puerile discussion of the male member. We're merely noting that throughout history, while paintings and sculptures have depicted the nude male body with regularity, film has a limited number of offerings (not counting the XXX variety, of course), whereas leading ladies (even Oscar-winning ones) drop cover again and again.

Michael Fassbender, however, has no qualms about showing what God gave him. In Steve McQueen's new drama "Shame," Fassbender plays a sex addict who's in the buff so often his body is naked nearly as often as its clothed. In honor of Fassbender's courage to reveal everything, we're celebrating the movies -- and actors -- who've dared to go full frontal.

9. 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' (2011)

In the stoner duo's take on holiday flicks, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) pay tribute to the infamous tongue-on-the-flagpole scene in "A Christmas Story, »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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10 of the best films set in Edinburgh

13 October 2011 8:51 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Edinburgh on film isn't just Trainspotting it's classics: Chariots of Fire, romance: One Day and thrills: Burke and Hare. Here are 10, picked by Andrew Pulver, film editor of the Guardian

• As featured in our Edinburgh city guide

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Ronald Neame, 1969

Muriel Spark's celebrated 1961 novella was, until Trainspotting, Edinburgh's most readily identifiable contribution to modern literature. Inspired largely by Spark's own time at [James] Gillespie's school, this elaborate, empathetic satire on a fascism-admiring teacher would not have been expected to be a major candidate for Oscar attention, but Maggie Smith won the best actress award in 1969, after Ronald "Poseidon Adventure" Neame directed the film version. Sixties Edinburgh has no problem standing in for 30s Edinburgh: the Marcia Blaine school is sited in the Edinburgh Academy building in Henderson Row, while it's possible to stand in the exact same spot as Maggie Smith on the Grassmarket and bellow: "Observe, »

- Andrew Pulver

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Perfect Sense Review: Darkness Falls But There’s No Reason To Care

8 October 2011 1:56 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

(Adam Whyte’s Edinburgh 2011 Film Festival review re-posted)

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

If you’ve ever wondered how the apocalypse will affect the restaurant business, here is the movie for you. It opens with an infection being detected in various people who seem to have little in common; it doesn’t appear to be contagious, but everyone seems to be getting it. The first sign is that their sense of taste disappears. Next, their hearing is affected. You can probably see where this is going.

Ewan McGregor’s character, Michael, works in a fancy Glasgow restaurant. When people start losing their taste he is surprised to discover they still dine out for the social experience. The message seems to be: bad things happen, but life goes on. If you’ve missed this message, don’t worry, as the film repeats it for the remainder of the running time. Michael grows close to Susan, »

- Adam Whyte

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Perfect Sense – review

6 October 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Following hard on the heels of the dire You Instead, Young Adam director David Mackenzie has served up another bafflingly daft film

David Mackenzie is the smart and interesting director who made Young Adam. His La satire Spread was an underrated film I enjoyed a lot. But he really has been showing us some baffling stuff recently and this movie, about two people finding love as the world comes to an end, is sublimely and uncompromisingly daft. Ewan McGregor is on complacent form playing a sexy chef called Michael, and Eva Green is Susan, a preposterous medical scientist. They fall for each other, just as everyone in the world succumbs to a global virus that, among other bizarre symptoms, causes them to lose their sensory perceptions. One of the symptoms is frantic hunger. Another is ferocious rage. The results look worryingly like the food-poisoning scenes in the Zucker/Abrahams classic Airplane! »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Ewan McGregor interview: Mr Sunshine vs the apocalypse

3 October 2011 1:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He's turned 40, moved his family to Los Angeles and spends his time tinkering with motorbikes. Midlife crisis? No fear

In the corner of his regular haunt, a bustling restaurant in the posh suburb of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Ewan McGregor takes a break from his shrimp salad to consider the apocalypse.

"I'm not remotely worried," he says. "For all of the hurtling towards climate change, there's also a lot more understanding of it than there was when we were kids. They don't call environmentalists tree huggers any more, so there's hope!"

Doomsday would be an odd fixation for McGregor. After all, life is rather good. He has five movies coming down the pipe, and promising ones, too. There's Bryan Singer's sword-swinging fantasy Jack the Giant Killer and The Impossible, in which he and Naomi Watts face the 2004 tsunami. He also plays a stuffy scientist who falls for Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, »

- Sanjiv Bhattacharya

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Lovely New Trailer For Perfect Sense With Ewan McGregor And Eva Green

16 September 2011 1:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Director David Mackenzie (Young Adam, Spread) has two very different love story films coming out in the next month, the festival-set You Instead and the pandemic-apocalyptic Perfect Sense.

A brilliant new trailer for the latter has now arrived, courtesy of Empire, and it gives us a lovely look at the budding romance between Ewan McGregor’s Michael, a chef, and Eva Green’s Susan, a scientist.

“The story of two people who begin to fall in love as the world begins to fall apart.

Susan is a scientist. Michael is a chef. He takes a break from the kitchen heat in the alleyway below her apartment; she smokes a cigarette at the window above. He calls up for a light – the first spark in their passionate affair.

But the world is about to change dramatically. As love turns Susan and Michael’s lives upside down, people across the globe begin to experience

strange symptoms, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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New Trailer for Perfect Sense Starring Ewan McGregor

15 September 2011 9:21 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new trailer for the drama Perfect Sense has been released. Starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green, the film centers on a chef and a scientist who fall in love just as a global epidemic is beginning to unravel. This new trailer isn’t as entrancing as the first one we saw, but it’s still fairly effective. I like McGregor and Green a lot, and the film seems to be chock-full of emotional moments. The epidemic that permeates the background of the film is played very straight, so it’s a little like Contagion with love. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by David MacKenzie (Young Adam), the film was picked up for distribution by IFC Films but is currently without a Us release date. Here’s the trailer (via Empire): »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘Perfect Sense’ Trailer

15 September 2011 9:07 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Global pandemics seem to be making a real comeback — on the screen, that is. With Contagion earning the top spot at this past weekend’s box office, that might be enough for this kind of disaster movie to find another place in the culture, but a different disease film is also coming soon; the thing is, this one is something of a romantic drama.

Called Perfect Sense, it stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green as two people who decide to fall in love just as the world is coming to an end. While that sounds like it could be plenty sappy, a new trailer from Empire makes the picture seem like an affecting, well-crafted romance that takes things in an unusual direction. Director David Mackenize exhibited a knack for relationships in Young Adam (which also starred McGregor), and our review from Sundance indicates that he more or less pulled this off. »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Watch: New Trailer For David MacKenzie's 'Perfect Sense' Starring Ewan McGregor & Eva Green

15 September 2011 8:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Can Ewan McGregor string together strong back-to-back performances after Mike Mills' "Beginners"? Can he match the heartfelt chemistry he shared with Melanie Laurent in Mills' film with another much-loved Gallic thespian in Eva Green? And will David MacKenzie's fusion of a love story and a disaster pic work at all? All questions we're currently asking of "Perfect Sense," the latest effort from the Scottish helmer who broke out with another McGregor-starrer "Young Adam" back in 2003. The interesting story follows a chef and a scientist who begin to fall in love as an epidemic hits the world that steals sensory… »

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Review: You Instead – Despite Its Posturing, As Conventional As It Comes

15 September 2011 6:20 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Everything about You Instead feels genuine apart from the characters and the plot. It is a romantic comedy filmed at 2010’s T in the Park Festival in Scotland, with real bands and real festival-goers buzzing around the periphery of the plot. This is a rather good idea for a movie, as it gives a rich and fascinating backdrop to the story. It’s made on what is obviously a very small budget; presumably it had to be shot fast and around the time schedule of the festival, meaning that they’d have to take, for a start, whatever weather they were hit with.

Unfortunately, the story writer Thomas Leveritt (a young, award-winning novelist) and director David Mackenzie (Young Adam, Hallam Foe) have saddled this ‘realist’ backdrop with about as dull and conventional a romantic-comedy plot as it’s possible to conceive. Given that the main artistic »

- Adam Whyte

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Updated. Perfect sense movie poster

12 September 2011 2:24 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New poster for David Mackenzie's Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Connie Nielsen We've been asked to remove the third poster has been added to the gallery for the IFC Films release which was first seen at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Apparently, this was leaked to our source. As such, we offer you a look at the other two posters. Maybe we'll get this back at some point, but there won't be another article about it. David Mackenzie directs the intriguing romantic drama script by Kim Fupz Aakeson, which tells of a chef and a scientist who fall in love as an epidemic starts robbing people of their sensory perceptions. Also in the cast of Perfect Sense are Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner, Denis Lawson and Alastair Mackenzie. Mackenzie is known for such films as 2003's Young Adam, which also starred Ewan McGregor, 2005's Asylum and and »

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Updated. Perfect sense movie poster

12 September 2011 2:24 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New poster for David Mackenzie's Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Connie Nielsen We've been asked to remove the third poster has been added to the gallery for the IFC Films release which was first seen at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Apparently, this was leaked to our source. As such, we offer you a look at the other two posters. Maybe we'll get this back at some point, but there won't be another article about it. David Mackenzie directs the intriguing romantic drama script by Kim Fupz Aakeson, which tells of a chef and a scientist who fall in love as an epidemic starts robbing people of their sensory perceptions. Also in the cast of Perfect Sense are Stephen Dillane, Ewen Bremner, Denis Lawson and Alastair Mackenzie. Mackenzie is known for such films as 2003's Young Adam, which also starred Ewan McGregor, 2005's Asylum and and »

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Perfect Sense

11 September 2011 7:35 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Perfect Sense

Directed by David MacKenzie

Starring Eva Green, Ewan McGregor

Are we witnessing the birth of the Generation X/Y/Z (delete as appropriate) romantic film? One of the first things that struck me about Perfect Sense, the new romantic Sf drama starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green was just how uncertain its distributors are with their marketing of the film, as judging by the trailer they appear to have  sidelined one of the more prominent elements of the movie which can roughly be parsed as the end of the world as we know it. Whilst the film is quite clearly an allegory on the nature of human relations and the power of affection and trust in the face of imminent catastrophe this obfuscation does seem to make more sense after seeing the film, as Perfect Sense is certainly more attuned to the definitions of adult drama and the »

- John

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Take two for David Mackenzie as he releases 'You Instead' and 'Perfect Sense'

1 September 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Scottish film-maker David Mackenzie's works – Young Adam, Hallam Foe – appear every couple of years. Which makes the arrival of his new projects – the rock festival rom-com You Instead and "kitchen sink sci-fi" Perfect Sense, starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green – surprising, given that they are being released three weeks apart. Never mind vying for business against other films – Mackenzie is now competing against himself. »

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Trailer: You Instead

17 July 2011 8:27 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

You Instead is a free-wheeling, rock ‘n’ roll romantic comedy set against an unforgettable lost weekend at a music festival, filled with lust, mud, betrayal, portaloos and a hundred thousand people partying to the greatest music in the world. Starring Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena alongside Ruta Gedmintas (Lip Service), Sophie Wu (Kick Ass), Gavin Mitchell (Still Game) and Alastair Mackenzie (Perfect Sense). Directed by David Mackenzie (Perfect Sense, Hallam Foe, Young Adam), and produced by Gillian Berrie (Perfect Sense, Red Road, Hallam Foe, Dogville) for Sigma Films. The film is from a script by award winning painter and novelist (but first time screenwriter) Thomas Leveritt. »

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UK Trailer For Rock 'n' Roll Love Story You Instead

15 July 2011 4:18 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

You Instead is a film shot guerrilla-style over five days during Scotland's leading music festival T in the Park in 2010. It is directed by David Mackenzie (Perfect Sense, Young Adam, Hallam Foe, Spread), and stars Luke Treadaway (Attack The Block, Clash Of The Titans, Brothers Of The Head), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter),Mathew Baynton (Peep Show), Ruta Gedmintas (Lip Service), Sophie Wu (Kick Ass), Gavin Mitchell (Still Game) and Alastair Mackenzie (Perfect Sense). Arriving at T in the Park for his gig, strutting indie star Adam is handcuffed to punky girl-band leader Morello. Initial frustration gives away to grudging acceptance and then the stirring of genuine feelings over the next 24 hours of the festival. Embedded below is the trailer. »

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Watch: Trailer For David Mackenzie's T In The Park Festival Rom-Com 'You Instead'

15 July 2011 10:17 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Brit director David Mackenzie has kind of been all over the place in his career, but through all of his films he's been consistently unremarkable. "Young Adam," "Hallam Foe" and "Spread" have all been serviceable enough and his forthcoming apocalyptic romance “Perfect Sense,” with Ewan McGregor and Eva Green has been getting exactly the kind of mixed reviews he's always received. But none of this films have been as light on their feet as "You Instead," his shot-on-the-fly music festival rom-com. Filmed guerrilla-style over the course of four and a half days at the T In The Park music festival… »

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