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    Watch: New Raunchy & Rude Unrated Trailer For 'Filth' Starring James McAvoy

    "Trainspotting" was the first Irvine Welsh book to make it to the big screen, and still the best. "The Acid House" has faded into memory, while the forthcoming "Ecstasy" hasn't raised much heat on the festival circuit. And while we patiently await the "Trainspotting" sequel Danny Boyle hopes to make...

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    Trailer of the Week: James McAvoy Has Kinky Sex and Does a Lot of Drugs in NSFW 'Filth' Trailer

    Before We Saw the Trailer, We Thought: A novel perhaps best known for having a tapeworm give narration might not seem like the most obvious material for a film adaptation, but when you take into account that the author of said novel is "Trainspotting" and Scottish king of all things grimy Irvine Wel...

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    Watch: Sweary Red-Band Trailer & Poster Arrive For James McAvoy-Starring Irvine Welsh Adaptation 'Filth'

    After a somewhat disappointing few years following his meteoric rise, with a slew of disappointing blockbusters like "Wanted" and "X-Men First Class", James McAvoy has had a stellar start to 2012. He's already given strong performances in two thrillers we liked a lot, in "Welcome To The Punch" and "...

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    Danny Boyle Talks The Unorthodox Construction Of 'Trance,' Going Back To The Dark Side & His Relationship With Writers

    When we attended a Danny Boyle panel at the South by Southwest Film Festival last month, they played a kind of highlight reel before the it began, with clips covering his film career to date. As they flickered by, it was hard not to be impressed – this is a man who has won an Oscar for Best Director...

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    Review: Danny Boyle's 'Trance' Is A Trippy, Twisty, Terrific Thriller

    He might have had a rockier patch in the mid-'00s -- no one saw his delightful fable "Millions," and sci-fi "Sunshine" was both a commercial disappointment and the most difficult shoot of his career -- but things couldn't have gone much better for Danny Boyle in the last few years. "Slumdog Milliona...

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    TRANCE

    "Trance" is a remake of a little-seen British TV movie from 2001 written and directed by Joe Ahearne. Danny Boyle’s remake makes me want to see the original.

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    Danny Boyle's 'Trance': James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Twisted Memories

    Playing a sophisticated London auctioneer, James McAvoy gazes into the camera with cool, nerveless clarity as his voiceover gives us the inside tricks of protecting and stealing a painting. This opening sequence of Danny Boyle's Trance is no more than exposition with a dash of red herring, a...

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    Watch: James McAvoy Needs To Find A Way Out In Clip From Danny Boyle's 'Trance' Plus New Images

    If one thing seems to be clear about Danny Boyle's "Trance," it's that it might mess up your mind as much as it does its lead character, an auction house worker who gets caught up in an art heist gone very wrong. "...a head-spinning, psychologically rich take on the crime flick," we said about the m...

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    Britain's 2013 Olivier Award Nominees Include Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Kristin Scott Thomas

    Nominees for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced today, including notable screen actors Helen Mirren, Rupert Evertt, Kristin Scott Thomas and James McAvoy for their recent stage performances. Britain's equivalent of the Tonys, the awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to ...

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    'Trance' Director Danny Boyle Channels Evil Side with Naked Femme Fatale: Exclusive Interview, Early Reviews

    "Trance" is stylish escapist fun that makes excellent use of reflective surfaces including the iPad, among other visual tricks--when it isn't pummeling you into submission. Boyle isn't one to sit back and let you feel calm and relaxed. Early reviews by trade critics claim that style trumps substance...

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