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Danny Boyle Claims “The Pixarification Of Movies” Is Wiping Out Adult Storytelling in Cinema

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 6, 2013 11:16 AM
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You can almost feel the 180-degree turn in Danny Boyle's latest thriller "Trance" -- away from the good-natured optimism of the Olympic opening ceremonies that took up his past few years, and into a much darker, naughtier corner. It's a refreshing turn from the director -- even while the film doesn't track among his best -- and also one that he believes embodies the type of cinema that's escaped screens as of late.

Danny Boyle Says 40/60 Chance '28 Months Later' Happens, Worries Zombies Are Overexposed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 9:43 AM
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While there have been constant questions and perhaps some hope, the prospect of a third entry in the zombie franchise started with "28 Days Later..." has been increasingly dim. Last fall, writer Alex Garland stated "if there were plans for another movie, I would absolutely know about it." Meanwhile, director Danny Boyle has consistently remained cagey about coming back for the tentatively titled "28 Months Later..." (the second movie, "28 Weeks Later..." was helmed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) and he continues to remain cautious not just about the movie, but about the genre as a whole.

Danny Boyle Explains Why 'Millions' Should Have Been A Musical, Calls It The Ultimate Genre He Hopes To Tackle

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 12, 2013 5:29 PM
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Filmmaker Danny Boyle has tackled almost every genre under the sun. Thrillers ("Shallow Grave"), sci-fi and space adventure ("Sunshine"), post-apocalyptic horror ("28 Days Later"), romantic comedies ("A Life Less Ordinary"), hipster drug movies ("Trainspotting"), international dramas with romance and intrigue ("Slumdog Millionaire," "The Beach") and more, but one genre that has eluded the director thus far is the musical.

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

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 9, 2013 3:05 PM
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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 and one for Best Picture and yet, when you see images from "Trainspotting" or "Sunshine" or "127 Hours," you can't help but feel like he's still underrated. His newest movie, a twisty, turny, deliciously sexy thriller called "Trance," just opened in New York and Los Angeles, and will be expanding in the coming weeks across the country.

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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 5, 2013 10:00 AM
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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 Millionaire" was a global hit and an Oscar sensation, winning a golden statue for Boyle himself, while follow-up "127 Hours" was equally well-received, and picked up another Best Picture nod. Furthermore, he oversaw the triumphant opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, a glorious, inventive and moving pageant that cemented his status as a beloved national hero. So where could he possibly go from there?

The 10 Best Music Moments In Danny Boyle's Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 3, 2013 1:31 PM
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When Danny Boyle first started out in England, his movies were often criticized for their sleek MTV-era construction with accusations that the films weren’t films at all, but rather just music videos stitched together by flashy editing at a breakneck pace. Boyle's reaction wasn't what the British press was expecting. "I was quite proud of that," he said at a recent 92Y conversation in New York, addressing the use of music in his films. Boyle didn't mind the criticism for several reasons (for one, he thought it was a compliment at first), but chief among them, Boyle thinks music is integral to every part of our lives.

Rosario Dawson On Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance,’ Hypnotherapy, Shaving Her Head For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 2, 2013 2:00 PM
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In Danny Boyle’s latest genre-bending effort, “Trance,” film noir is fractured into a multi-layered crime narrative with lush, angular cinematography, and -- of course -- an allegiance-shifting femme fatale. As American hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb, who guides art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) toward the repressed location of a stolen painting pursued by gangster Franck (Vincent Cassel), actress Rosario Dawson impeccably holds the last of those aspects.

Danny Boyle Says 3D "May Be A Phase" But Calls Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' "Incredible"

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 27, 2013 6:06 PM
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It has been a busy few weeks for Danny Boyle. His latest feature, “Trance,” is released in the U.K. today, and in addition to a Leicester Square premiere last week and a lot of media commitments to promote the film’s release, Boyle was at the Empire Awards on Sunday evening to receive an outstanding contribution award while further promoting his movie.

Danny Boyle Says He's Done A Chronological Re-Cut Of 'Trance' For DVD, Admits He Treated Ewan McGregor Badly

  • By India Ross
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  • March 25, 2013 11:39 AM
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For a man with so much to say behind the camera, Danny Boyle is a little less tenacious in front of it, managing to survive Jonathan Ross' ITV talk show this past weekend with a mixture of diplomacy and Olympic anecdotes. On the London 2012 opening ceremony, which (ironically) won him more popular favor than all his directorial achievements combined, he stood tactfully and perhaps tactically back from credit: “It was the ordinary people who made it, by their belief in it.” The ceremony was subject to as much political scrutiny as it was artistic, with Conservative commentators jumping on its take on British history. Ross didn’t beat about the bush, asking, “Are you a socialist?” which Boyle rebuffed, saying, “Financially, I’m very lucky… but I wouldn’t describe myself as a socialist.”

'Skyfall,' 'The Hobbit' & 'Sightseers' All Big Winners At 2013 Empire Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 25, 2013 10:01 AM
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Thought the awards season was long done? Not quite. Last night saw the 18th annual Jameson Empire Awards, presented annually by the UK film magazine, the biggest in the world, and one of the largest such ceremonies to have their winners voted for by the public. This year, there's been a big push for more recognition for the ceremony, with probably the starriest and glitziest evening in recent memory, and we were there last night to see the winners revealed.

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