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A Hypnotist Weighs In on 'Trance'

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Danny Boyle's "Trance," which hits DVD & Blu-Ray today, definitely doesn't put the "logical" in "psychological thriller," but the mind-bending movie about a missing painting  nevertheless has a good deal of fun playing with the concepts of hypnosis. Simon (James McAvoy) is an auctioneer responsible for selling and safe-guarding some of the world's most prized works of art, but when a mid-auction heist goes awry, Simon is forced to hide the most valuable painting of the lot, eventually getting conked on the head before giving the thieves (lead by Vincent Cassel's Franck) a parcel that they won't discover until later is completely empty. When Franck and the boys hunt Simon down and demand to know the whereabouts of their treasure, he swears that he can't remember a thing, reasoning that the concussion he sustained just knocked that information too deep into his brain for him to possibly access it.  Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Trance' and More

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This week: Director Danny Boyle crafts a stylish modern-day film noir with a bizarre love triangle in "Trance," starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel.

Also new this week is the British crime drama "Welcome to the Punch," which also stars McAvoy as well as Mark Strong, and the Blu-ray debuts of "The 300 Spartans" (1962) and Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm" (1997). Get More »

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Yeah, So Rosario Dawson Calls Her Vajayjay 'The General'

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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."

Uh huh.

According to Vulture, the name for Dawson's, uh, creek slipped out while she was chatting up the painful waxwork she had to do for Danny Boyle's "Trance" movie.

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 »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vulture

Questions and Answers With Rosario Dawson

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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 »

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Danny Boyle Laying Down Track(marks) for 'Trainspotting 2'

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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 »

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The 10 Oddest Real-Life Hollywood Couples Ever

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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 »

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Trailer: James McAvoy Gets Put in a Sexy 'Trance'

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 »

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10 Directors Who Could Take Over 'The Hunger Games' Sequel, 'Catching Fire'

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This morning, we were surprised to learn that "The Hunger Games" director Gary Ross might've just made the unfortunate decision to vacate his chair for the first sequel "Catching Fire."

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 »

Danny Boyle Has Rosario Dawson in a 'Trance'

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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 »

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James McAvoy May Fall Into Danny Boyle's 'Trance'

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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 »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety
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