Danny Boyle

Michael Fassbender Is the Latest Possible Steve Jobs

After both Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio backed out of Sony’s upcoming Aaron Sorkin-written, Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic, the… Read More

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Seth Rogen Will Play Steve Wozniak For Sorkin and Boyle

That long-discussed, possibly terrific (or, let’s be honest, possibly really dull) Aaron Sorkin-penned, Danny Boyle-directed, only-three-long-scenes Steve Jobs biopic… Read More

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In Accurate Casting News of the Day, Christian Bale Might Play Steve Jobs in Sony Biopic

Shortly after news that Leonardo DiCaprio backed out of playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, it’s been rumored… Read More

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Danny Boyle Inspired by Heist Documentary for New Feature ‘Smash & Grab’

The Pink Panthers are an international jewel thief network, named after the classic crime-comedy film series. The group is… Read More

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10 of Hollywood’s Most Surprising and Heartening Success Stories

Examining the weekly box office reports can be a depressing business, watching every week as terrible movies top the charts and great ones disappear into the wind. But this summer, as we’ve discussed, things have been a little different. Turkeys like The Lone Ranger and R.I.P.D. have taken deserved belly flops; low-budget efforts like The Purge and The Conjuring were surprise hits. And the news got better this weekend: Woody Allen’s wonderful Blue Jasmine expanded to 50 screens and landed in the top 15 with a robust $40K per-screen average — second only to The Spectacular Now, which earned a healthy $50K on each of its four screens. In this money-driven business, it’s always a relief when the bad movies tank, and the good movies make money. Here’s ten more examples of small movies that earned both the acclaim and the box office they deserved: … Read More

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10 Famous Filmmakers on Their Favorite Overlooked Movies

It’s always fun to find out what movies inspire our favorite filmmakers, particularly when the Scorseses and Wes Andersons and the like point us away from the traditional canon and towards movies that are a little more obscure and unsung. In that spirit, the new book The Best Film You’ve Never Seen finds writer Robert K. Elder talking to 35 directors about their favorite overlooked, lost, or critically savaged films. Here’s a brief peek at what Flavorwire favorites like John Waters, Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro, and Richard Linklater recommended. … Read More

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7 Other Directors Who Should Adapt ‘The Great Gatsby’

When fans of The Great Gatsby found out that divisive filmmaker Baz Luhrmann would direct this spring’s highly anticipated adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel, reactions were mixed. Some film lovers embrace Luhrmann’s sheer excess; it worked well enough for Romeo and Juliet, so why worry about flubs like Australia? Others, however, had different aspirations for the movie that might just get leading man Leo DiCaprio his ever-evasive Oscar. So, what about the Gatsby adaptations that could have been? Read on for a short list of other directors who might have succeeded at filming one of the most acclaimed American novels of all time, from Scorsese to Spielberg. … Read More

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The Fascinating Failure of Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’

Who knew A-list directors were so into erotic thrillers? First came Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects, in which the retiring filmmaker brought his cool gaze and offhand naturalism to a story that was, he openly admitted, in the grand tradition of Fatal Attraction and Jagged Edge. And now we have Trance, in which Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle does the sleek-and-sexy dance, as Rosario Dawson falls in and out of James McAvoy and Vincent Cassell’s impeccably designed, neon-lit beds. It’s trashy fun, to a point, but what’s most intriguing about stacking Boyle and Soderbergh’s films up against each other is how they succeed and fail in very nearly the same fashion: compelling setup, terrific vibe, lousy payoff. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, there’s a ton of new and catalog titles streaming on Netflix — great flicks from Harrison Ford, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Ewan McGregor, Adam Scott, Stanley Tucci, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Martin Scorsese, Danny Boyle, and Leos Carax, plus two of last year’s best documentaries. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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SXSW 2013: Oscar Winner Danny Boyle on Lying to Money Men and Playing with Genre

AUSTIN, TX: What’s great about going to a Danny Boyle movie is you never know what you’re gonna get. Most filmmakers today, even the best ones, tend to work out from certain templates of themes or genre–it’s how they get people to give them money for their movies, and how they get financiers to indulge them when they occasionally do something different (with an implicit assurance that they’ll be back to what makes money). Not so with Boyle. He’s well aware of the danger, he says, “of thinking, ‘Oh, I know how to get this effect,’ or you start double-bluffing…and you shouldn’t really be doing that. You should really be hunting in the story to present it in as fresh and as original a way as you can.” … Read More

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