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    Vincent Cassel Breaks Genre, Gender Rules in Boyle's 'Trance,' Plays CG Monster in 'Beauty and the Beast' (TRAILER)

    I was fascinated by "Trance," Danny Boyle's smart, assaultive psychological thriller (Fox Searchlight, April 5), which resembles Darren Aronofsky's darkly violent ballet drama "Black Swan," also starring Cassel, or Steven Soderbergh's nastily twisty "Side Effects," which also pivots on a sexily mani...

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    Watch: Get Put Under A Spell With 3 New Clips From Danny Boyle's 'Trance'

    While he’s been talking up the film all over the place over the past week, Danny Boyle’s mind-fuck thriller “Trance” doesn’t arrive in theaters until next month. If you’ve already heard some of Rick Smith’s score and still need something to hold you over until April, three new clips from the film ha...

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    If Alan Cumming Is In 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' It's News To Alan Cumming

    "The 'X-Men' script? It's in my inbox. I've still got to read it. I'm very excited about it, but I've just been doing so much of this and working at night so I'm starting work at 9 and don't finish until midnight so I'm not being flippant. I honestly can't wait to read it and find out what I'm doing...

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    James McAvoy Says Alan Cumming/Nightcrawler Back For 'Days Of Future Past'; Mark Millar Not Involved With Film

    Because "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" doesn't already have a big enough cast with Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore and Hugh Jackman all slated to appear in one way or anot...

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    "It's Not For Real": James McAvoy Says The Crow Talks Is Just 'Rumors'

    James McAvoy’s set to become ubiquitous in 2013. His assault on the silver screen begins this Friday (in the UK at least) with the release of Eran Creevy’s “Welcome to the Punch,” with Danny Boyle’s “Trance” arriving later in the month, and the Irvine Welsh adaptation “Filth” (which has already scre...

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    Review: 'Welcome To The Punch' Is A Stylish & Smart British Spin In On The Action-Thriller

    The terms "British cinema" and "action movie" tend not to go together particularly well. Maybe it's the smaller budgets at play, maybe it's an awareness that our American and Asian cousins do it better, maybe it's cultural -- most British cops don't carry weapons, for example. It's not that it hasn'...

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    Watch: Danny Boyle's 'Trance' Steals From An Auction In New 2 Minute Clip

    Danny Boyle has always been a frenetic and energetic filmmaker, blending music and images like few others, but it looks he may go to trippy new heights with the mind-bending heist thriller “Trance.” With the Oscar-winning director heading to SXSW this weekend, a new clip from the film has dropp...

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    Watch: New Clip & Featurette For 'Welcome To The Punch' Starring James McAvoy

    “Welcome To The Punch” feels like it’s been a long time coming, but it finally hits cinemas in the UK a week on Friday, before debuting 12 days later in the US on March 27th. Eran Creevy’s follow-up to his excellent micro-budget “Shifty” is a crime thriller in the vein of “Infernal Affairs,” shot in...

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    First Stills From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby' With Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Reveal Visual Differences

    A batch of stills from each “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers” have provided the first major break in the case of the mysterious two-part project. For those of you who haven’t heard, the loftily titled pair of featur...

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    James McAvoy Reportedly Eyes Lead Role In 'The Crow' Reboot

    So with all the Oscar hardware handed out, back to what Hollywood knows how to do best: make reboots and sequels. And one project Hollywood keeps trying to make happen is new version of "The Crow." At one time, the movie was gearing up as a vehicle for Bradley Cooper with "28 Weeks La...

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