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Guys name their man parts all the time, so it's definitely no biggie that Rosario Dawson decided to give her girly bit a little title of its own, but what is surprising is the nickname she chose ... "The General."
Evidently, James McAvoy's character has a thing for bareness below the britches, so Dawson had to go to extremes to prepare for her rather expositional close-up.
"Waxing hurts!" she said. "I wasn't thrilled about that. The General, she was angry with me for a little while!" Get More »
Since she was pulled off the streets of New York at age 14 to star in the controversial "Kids," Rosario Dawson continues to make an impression on screen with her provocative choices. Whether she goes for laughs in "Clerks II," takes a wild ride in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" or becomes a lethal warrior prostitute in Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City," Dawson rarely plays it safe.
Dawson continues her cinematic fearless streak in Danny Boyle's mind-bending "Trance," which opens in U.S. theaters on April 5. The film tells the story of a fine art auctioneer named Simon (James McAvoy) mixed up with a criminal gang headed by Franck (Vincent Cassel), who seeks out the help of mysterious hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Dawson) to recover a lost Goya painting. The stakes quickly rise in this modern noir as the boundaries between reality, hypnotic suggestion and suppressed emotions blur.
We sat down for a face-to-face session with the always hypnotic Dawson and chatted about her susceptibility to suggestion, why she's okay with being nude in "Trance" and what freaks her out more than anything. Get More »
After years of getting badgered about it at every press junket he's ever attended, Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") may finally be ready to dive back into the worst toilet in Scotland for "Trainspotting 2."
Doing press for his upcoming James McAvoy heist thriller "Trance," Boyle responded to the perennial question from The Playlist with renewed optimism for a 2016 (20th anniversary) release, which is more solid than when he last spoke of it in 2010. Get More »
Hollywood can be a big, weird, lonely place. Sometimes, for better or worse, that's going to make you want to get with Cher. And as Woody Allen once said, in defending his controversial relationship with his adopted daughter, the heart wants what the heart wants.
It's not for us to judge.
Just kidding! Of course it is. Here are 10 of the most bizarre Hollywood couples ever, past and present. Get More »
In a reverse Professor X situation, James McAvoy plays a guy who has HIS mind invaded, albeit through the cunning hypnosis techniques of the ferociously hot Rosario Dawson, in the new Danny Boyle flick "Trance." Get More »
The news is not officially official just yet, but fans across the various districts are already up in arms about it. The hashtag #WeWantGaryRoss made its way into today's trending topics on Twitter as a result of the story.
If it is true, and Ross will not return for the second film, we're left with a very burning question: Who could take his place?
Ross' will be big shoes to fill by whomever steps in, of course, so we thought we'd go ahead and size up some of the potential candidates for the job. Get More »
These days, Danny Boyle can pretty much do whatever he wants.
After all, his last two films -- "127 Hours" and "Slumdog Millionaire" -- were both internationally acclaimed and held major box office clout. You can bet that if he tells his assistant to get him a miniature giraffe, there's one on his couch by five o'clock.
So it's no surprise that Deadline is reporting he has landed the stars he wanted for his next film, "Trance." The only question was who exactly he wanted to grab -- and the answer is Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Get More »
If you can't get one mutant, call on another!
James McAvoy, who's currently making telepathy downright sexy as Charles Xavier in "X-Men: First Class," has been approached to join director Danny Boyle's new heist thriller, "Trance," according to Variety.
McAvoy's X-pal, Michael Fassbender, had been circling the role but seems to have ultimately declined. Maybe he's too busy malevolently manipulating metal?
McAvoy would play Simon, the leader of a gang of thieves who partners with an assistant at an auction house in an attempt to rob a rare painting. The assistant suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia -- and of course he's the only one who knew where the painting is located. This prompts the suspicious criminals to hire a female hypnotist to get the vital information out of him. Get More »
Michael Fassbender is a busy man. The chameleon-like star whose credits range from the edgy "Inglorious Basterds" to the romantic "Jane Eyre," may be on the brink of adding yet another genre to his resume—thriller.
Word on the street is that Fassbender is in talks to be the first actor to join Danny Boyle's "Trances," a remake of a 2003 British movie directed by Joe Ahearne.
The flick focuses on an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist and teams up with a gang of thieves—only suffer a blow to the head and wake up with amnesia. (!) More troubling still, he is the only one who knows the painting's new location, and after his continued failure to remember, the gang begins to suspect some double-dealing… so they hire a female hypnotist to get inside his head, of course.
That's when things get sticky. Get More »
"127 Hours" is one of those harrowing movies based on a true story that makes you never want to do the activity that leads to its depicted disaster. Warning: Do not watch this DVD/Blu-ray (out today) if you are an avid rock climber or think you might take up cliffhanging anytime soon.
James Franco stars as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who became trapped by a boulder in Robbers Roost, Utah for more than five days in 2003 before being forced to cut off part of his arm with a dull knife to free himself. Aron's hike in this Danny Boyle-directed movie starts out innocuously as he encounters two pretty hikers (Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn) and convinces them to blind jump with him into a secret underground pool. They swim, they flirt, and Aron has every intention of meeting up with them later at a party when he leaves them to continue his day's rock climbing. Get More »