127 Hours

The Painless Way to See “127 Hours,” and More New DVDs (photo)

The Painless Way to See “127 Hours,” and More New DVDs

A look at what’s new on DVD today: “127 Hours” (2010) Directed by Danny Boyle Released by Fox Home Entertainment With a fast-forward button at the ready on home devices, it’s high time more people see James Franco’s Spirit Award-winning performance as real-life adventurer Aron Ralston, who gets his arm trapped under a boulder in […]

2010’s Biggest Wastes of Acting Talent (photo)

2010’s Biggest Wastes of Acting Talent

There may be nothing more frustrating to watch as a movie lover than good talent wasted. From our perspective, we felt that frustration way too many times in 2010, as we watched some of our favorite actors squandered in underwritten supporting roles and pointless cameos. Here, now, is our list of the 14 most egregious […]

The 2011 Spirit Award Nominations (photo)

The 2011 Spirit Award Nominations

The Gotham Awards gave their top prize to Debra Granik’s Ozark noir “Winter’s Bone” last night, and today the film leads the Spirit Award pack with seven nominations. Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner presented the full list of nominees in West Hollywood this morning, with Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” pulling in five […]

Going Solo: Movies With (Mostly) Just One Actor (photo)

Going Solo: Movies With (Mostly) Just One Actor

“127 Hours” is James Franco’s show — there are other people in the cast, like Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn as hikers his character, Aron Ralston, encounters while exploring the canyons near Moab, UT. There’s his family, his coworker and his former lover, all glimpsed in memories, but for the majority of the runtime of […]

Five Minutes With “127 Hours”‘s Danny Boyle and James Franco (photo)

Five Minutes With “127 Hours”‘s Danny Boyle and James Franco

It seems to me that a lot of directors in Danny Boyle’s position would just phone it in. They’d follow up a success with “Slumdog Millionaire,” with all its critical acclaim, box office receipts, and Oscar awards by going right back to the well with something like “Slumdog 2: Jamal’s Revenge.” So that was the […]

Bringing the Podcast to a (Danny) Boyle (photo)

Bringing the Podcast to a (Danny) Boyle

One of the breakout directors of the ’90s thanks to his still-exuberant, edgy and dark 1996 drug story, Danny Boyle has gone on to an intriguing career of bringing his visually kinetic style to genres as varied as horror, sci-fi, romantic comedy and now semi-experimental tales of survival. On this week’s IFC News podcast, we […]

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for the Lazy Film Fan (photo)

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for the Lazy Film Fan

Here are six concept-heavy suggestions for timely film-related costumes that require relatively little effort, wardrobe-wise. Mal from “Inception” Wear a cocktail dress. Overturn tables and throw drinks in people’s faces. When confronted about this, point at someone else in the room and claim to just be a manifestation of his or her guilt-ridden subconscious. Recovering […]

Recommended: Interview With Composer A.R. Rahman (photo)

Recommended: Interview With Composer A.R. Rahman

Director Danny Boyle tapped Indian composer A.R. Rahman again to score “127 Hours” after the wild success they had together with “Slumdog Millionaire,” for which Rahman won two Oscars (he took both of 2009’s Best score and Best song). Sheila Roberts interviewed the hot composer for Collider about this new found friendship with Boyle, and […]

Soundtracks: Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”  (photo)

Soundtracks: Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours”

Soundtrack details for Danny Boyle’s grim survival film, “127 Hours” are out and it features one of the smoothest songs ever written, Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day.” It might help combat the nausea and fainting spells the film is reported to induce. Built around “Slumdog Millionaire” composer, A.R. Rahman’s, original scores, including a Dido / A.R. […]

The Subject of “127 Hours” On How Not to Faint At His Movie (photo)

The Subject of “127 Hours” On How Not to Faint At His Movie

If you start to feel faint watching Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours,” which opens in theaters next Friday, first of all, you’re not alone. As reported by Deadline, a couple people passed out at a preview screening at Pixar last week. Vulture asked the film’s subject, outdoorsman extraordinaire Aron Ralston, what people should do if they’re […]