Yesterday, a high concept comedy that asks what the world would be like if The Beatles never formed or recorded an album, is a genial, engaging enough crowd pleaser, but only if you don’t stop to think about it for even a nanosecond or take into account that it’s made by a filmmaker punching well below his weight class.
It sounds clichéd and trite, but T2 Trainspotting is a sequel that shows an unforced, natural progression of the characters from its predecessor. All good sequels should do that, but few actually achieve it with the grace, ease, wit, and poignancy that director Danny Boyle does here in this follow-up to his beloved 1996 adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s countercultural bestselling novel.
This week’s new releases include: the musical Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera; James Franco’s drama, 127 Hours; the farcical dramatic comedy, Love and Other Drugs; plus a look at Faster, and Bambi.
Opening this weekend in theatres: two people try to escape Mexico and return to America in the alien-infused drama, Monsters; James Franco stars in the survival drama, 127 Hours; aliens are abducting the population of Earth in Skyline; and Denzel Washington stars in Tony Scott’s thriller, Unstoppable.
It’s that time of year again. The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, has revealed the full list of actors, stars, celebrities, and filmmakers expected at this year’s event, and once again it includes some of the biggest names in the world.
One of last year’s most acclaimed films comes to home video this week: none other than director Danny Boyle‘s outstanding, Academy-Award winning, Slumdog Millionaire. Also available this week, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star in Marley & Me, plus the French thriller, Tell No One.
Hollywood’s biggest names converged on the corner of Hollywood and Highland last Sunday, February 22 for the annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater. It was another gala extravaganza, and The GATE has a collection of photos of the winners and presenters from backstage at the awards.
New releases are still light on the ground this early in the year, but a few notable films make their debuts this week, including: Elmore Leonard‘s Western 3:10 to Yuma, the dramatic sci-fi movie Sunshine from director Danny Boyle, the intense melodrama After The Wedding, plus a few re-releases and new television seasons on DVD.