New Posters for Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel

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Four posters have been released for Danny Boyle‘s upcoming thriller, Trance.  The story centers on an art heist that goes sideways when its mastermind (James McAvoy) gets amnesia and can’t remember where he stashed the loot.  Vincent Cassel co-stars as mob boss leading the heist gang, and Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who tries to get the memories out of McAvoy’s character.  Three of the posters provide some nice optical illusions, and I don’t know if another recent major film has tried this other than Men in Black 3 and The Prestige.

Hit the jump to check out the U.K. posters.  Trance opens in the U.K. on March 27th.  A U.S. release is expected in the near future.

Rosario Dawson Joins QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, Frank Grillo and Maria Bello Board James Wan Thriller, Plus Casting Updates on MAN OF STEEL and FREEZER

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Check out the latest casting news below:

  • Rosario Dawson (Sin City) will join Queen of the Night, the Atom Egoyan thriller that stars Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman and Mireille Enos.
  • Frank Grillo (The Grey) and Maria Bello (A History of Violence) will star in a James Wan-presented thriller, possibly titled House of Horror, to be directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood).
  • Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga) and Yuliya Snigir (A Good Day to Die Hard) join the cast of Freezer, an action/thriller directed by Mikael Salomon and starring Dylan McDermott.
  • Richard Cetrone and Revard Dufresne, who each had stunt/small roles in Sucker Punch, will fill out the villainous contingent of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel presumably as General Zod’s henchmen.

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

First Trailer and New Images for Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson

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The first trailer for Danny Boyle‘s crime-thriller Trance has gone online.  The story centers on an art heist that goes sideways when its mastermind (James McAvoy) gets amnesia and can’t remember where he stashed the loot.  Vincent Cassel co-stars as mob boss leading the heist gang, and Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who tries to get the memories out of McAvoy’s character.  The trailer shows off the vibrant, twisty cinematography that has become a trademark of Boyle’s work, and McAvoy looks like he’s at the top of his game.  My only problem with the trailer is that I think it might give away too much of the plot.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Trance opens in the U.K. on March 27th.  A U.S. release is expected in the near future.

First Official Images from Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Featuring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel

by     Posted 1 year, 210 days ago

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Just yesterday we learned of a possible March U.K. release date for director Danny Boyle’s upcoming thriller Trance, and today the first official images from the film have landed online.  The story centers on an art heist that goes sideways when its mastermind (James McAvoy) gets amnesia and can’t remember where he stashed the loot.  Vincent Cassel co-stars as mob boss leading the heist gang, and Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who tries to get the memories out of McAvoy’s character.  Boyle notes that the film isn’t a straightforward thriller, and describes it as an “updated noir” that’s more emotionally charged than previous entries in the genre.  There also appears to be a love triangle aspect involving the three lead characters.

Hit the jump to check out the images and to read a few quotes from Boyle regarding the pic.  The film is reportedly set for release on March 27, 2013 in the U.K. [Update: The folks at Pathe Productions Limited have reached out to us to confirm the U.K. release date.]

Danny Boyle’s TRANCE Reportedly Set for March 27, 2013 U.K. Release; Film Stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson

by     Posted 1 year, 211 days ago

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We haven’t heard much about Danny Boyle‘s Trance this year, but that’s not too surprising since he was busy taking every British thing ever and putting it into the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.  The movie centers on an art heist that goes sideways when its mastermind (James McAvoy) gets amnesia and can’t remember where he stashed the loot.  Vincent Cassell co-stars as mob boss leading the heist gang, and Rosario Dawson plays a hypnotist who tries to get the memories out of McAvoy’s character.  Boyle shot the film back in 2011, but he held off on post-production until he was done with the Olympics. Now that those are finished, work on Trance has resumed, and a U.K. release may have been announced.  Trance is reportedly set to open in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2013.

Hit the jump for more.

Rosario Dawson Confirms Her Return for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

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With production looming closer, we’re starting to get word regarding the final confirmed cast for director Robert Rodriguez’s long-in-the-works sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Back in April we heard that Rosario Dawson was planning on reprising her role as Gail in the follow-up, but subsequent press releases for the film left her name off the cast list.  Now the actress herself has confirmed her involvement to E! Online:

“It’s in! It’s happening! Can’t tell you nothing.”

If I remember correctly, prostitute dominatrix Gail shows up about halfway through Frank Miller’s graphic novel , but the protagonist of A Dame to Kill For is Dwight.  That character was played by Clive Owen in the first film, but in A Dame to Kill For he has a different face.  We still haven’t heard if Owen will be back or who (if anyone) is taking on the character in the sequel, but Dawson is a welcome addition to the cast.  Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 4th, 2013.

First Trailer for 10 YEARS Starring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Chris Pratt

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We’ve got the first trailer for 10 Years, an ensemble comedy centering on a group of friends at their high school reunion.  The directorial debut of Jamie Linden (Dear John), 10 Years stars Channing Tatum as Jake, who is ready to propose to his girlfriend (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) until he runs into his old flame (Rosario Dawson) at the reunion.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Justin Long, Max Minghella, Kate Mara, Oscar Isaac, Ari Graynor and Lynn Collins.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

MEN IN BLACK and MEN IN BLACK II Blu-ray Reviews

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In 1995, Will Smith starred in the first of three back-to-back films that would rocket his career into superstardom and solidify his status as a box office king.  He kicked things off with Michael Bay’s feature directorial debut, Bad Boys, followed by the large-scale sci-fi actioner Independence Day, and rounded things off with the franchise-starter Men in Black.  The third installment in the sci-fi comedy series, Men in Black 3, just opened in theaters and now Men in Black and Men in Black II have been released on Blu-ray to mark the occasion.  Hit the jump for our review of both films on Blu-ray.

First Image from HOTEL NOIR Starring Carla Gugino, Rufus Sewell, and Danny DeVito

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Production has completed on the neo noir caper Hotel Noir, and the first image from the film has been released.  Snakes on a Plane screenwriter Sebastián Gutiérrez tries his hand as a director at the noir genre in the 1950s-set film that centers on a detective holed up in a downtown hotel waiting for assassins to kill him.  We follow the detective through the night as he meets and converses with various characters who have haunted pasts of their own.  This being a Gutiérrez film, it’s described as a “sexually charged” crime film.  The cast is fairly impressive and includes Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Malin Akerman, and Robert Forster.  The pic is currently without distribution, but it will be shopped to international buyers in Cannes.

Hit the jump to read the press release and to check out the first image from the film.

Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson to Return for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

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Last week, we reported that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s Sin City 2 had finally secured financing, and that filming was due to take place this summer.  The sequel, officially titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, has now lined up its first two actors by bringing back Sin City stars Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson.  Since A Dame to Kill For is actually a prequel, it allows room to bring back popular tough guy, Marv (Rourke), and prostitute dominatrix, Gail (Dawson).

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Michael Pena to Play Labor Activist Cesar Chavez in CHAVEZ; Rosario Dawson Cast as Dolores Huerta, America Ferrera Co-Stars

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Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Pablo Cruz started developing a Cesar Chavez biopic at their Canana Films nearly two years ago.  Chavez is a legendary activist and Latino icon, revered for his efforts in the American labor movement, so his portrayer must be chosen with care.  Two years later, Canana came up with an inspired choice: Michael Pena.  I’ve noticed Pena most visibly in recent years creating distinct comic characters in lighter fare like Observe and Report or 30 Minutes or Less.  But the actor made is name in heavier dramas like Crash and World Trade Center.  Pena is versatile, and you need an actor who can tap into both sides of the craft to play an iconic figure who is a true leader of men.

Luna stepped behind the camera in 2010 to direct Abel, and has decided to make the biopic Chavez his second narrative feature.  Luna cast Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, Chavez’s partner in activism and co-founder of what eventually became the United Farm Workers.  America Ferrera will play Chavez’s wife Helen.  Hit the jump for more, including comments from Luna on the importance of Chavez’s message.

New Images from FIRE WITH FIRE Starring Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson, and Bruce Willis

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New images have been released for the likely-direct-to-DVD movie Fire with Fire.  The film stars Josh Duhamel as a fireman who has to take matters into his own hands when he’s threatened by a man he’s going to testify against.  So how do I know this movie is going direct-to-DVD?  For starters, the movie stars Bruce Willis and lately his small-budget thrillers are going to stores instead of theaters (Setup and Catch .44).  Second, it co-stars 50 Cent whose last seven movies haven’t made it into theaters (as well they shouldn’t).

But hey, maybe the movie will make it to the big screen, in which case the world can once again be reminded that 50 Cent should never be in movies.  Hit the jump to check out the images.  Fire with Fire also stars Rosario Dawson, Richard Schiff, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

TIFF 2011: TEN YEAR Review

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People tend to freak out a little when it comes to their ten year high school reunion.  They see it as a chance to make up for past regrets, prove how well they’re doing (even if they’re not), and regress a bit to the meaningless drama of our teenage years.  Jamie Linden’s Ten Year gets the meaningless drama part.  Following a group of male friends and their female appendages, Ten Year features redundant storylines, a dearth of humor, an almost total lack of creativity, and a waste of a perfectly good cast.

First Images from THE EXPATRIATE Starring Aaron Eckhart and FIRE WITH FIRE Starring Josh Duhamel

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New images have gone online for the upcoming action flicks The Expatriate and Fire with FireThe Expatriate stars Aaron Eckhart as a former CIA agent who moves to Belgium with his estranged 15-year-old daughter (Liana Liberato) and takes a job as a security consultant at a multinational corporation.  But then he discovers that his co-workers are gone, the corporation no longer exists and his assistant is actually a trained operative trying to kill him.  Upside: great dental program.  Olga Kurylenko co-stars as Eckhart’s former lover/CIA partner tasked with tracking him down.

As for Fire with Fire, the film stars Josh Duhamel as a fireman who has to take matters into his own hands when he’s threatened by a man he’s going to testify against.  Hint: he does it with fire.  The film also stars Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.  It could end up in theaters, but my gut tells me this is headed straight to DVD with maybe a cursory stint on VOD.  Hit the jump to check out the images.  No release dates have been announced for The Expatriate or Fire with Fire.

New Images for TEN YEAR Starring Channing Tatum, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt, Kate Mara

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A few weeks ago we posted the first official image from director Jamie Linden ‘s Ten Year when the film got announced as part of this year’s Toronto Film Festival.  Now, thanks to Voltage Pictures website, we’ve got a number of new images and the first poster.  Starring Channing Tatum, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Chris Pratt, Kate Mara, Lynn Collins and Oscar Isaac, Ten Year is about a group of friends returning home for their ten year high school reunion.  Hit the jump for more. [Update: We've removed the posters at the request of the studio.]

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