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Movie reviewer has possible Oscar nominees on radar

...Utah, be anything more than a cheesy movie-of-the-week? I don't know, but critics are raving about director Danny Boyle, who won two years ago year with "Slumdog Millionaire." Also getting a lot of talk is James Franco, as the hiker...

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Trance

Now Playing Synopsis: A thieving art auctioneer seeks the help of an alluring hypnotherapist in order to repair his damaged memory and recover the treasured Goya painting that he stashed following a brazen heist in this kinetic thriller reteaming Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle with Trainspotting and Shallow Grave screenwriter John Hodge. Adapted from the 2001 made-for-television feature by writer/director Joe Ahearne (who collaborated with Hodge on the screenplay), Trance finds prominent art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) dealing with brain damage after he teams with crime boss Franck (Vincent Cassel) to steal a Goya from an auction, then tries unsuccessfully to double-cross his fierce accomplice. In response, Franck knocks Simon unconscious with a vicious blow to the skull, wiping out any memory concerning the whereabouts of the prized painting. When Simon claims to have no recollection of where he hid the stolen masterpiece, Franck and his crew grudgingly agree to let talented hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) try and pinpoint its location. Now, the deeper Elizabeth probes into Simon's subconscious, the more complex the mystery seems to grow. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Side by Side

Now Playing Synopsis: A host of accomplished filmmakers discuss the emerging technological innovations that have made celluloid a thing of the past and digital the wave of the future in this eye-opening documentary featuring interviews with Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Steven Soderbergh, Danny Boyle, George Lucas, Robert Rodriguez, Christopher Nolan, Lars von Trier, David Fincher, Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and numerous other directors, cinematographers, and artists. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Keanu Reeves, Steven Soderbergh, James Cameron, David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Martin Scorsese, David Tattersall, Phil Meheux, Charles Herzfeld, Alec Shapiro, Lars von Trier, Anthony Dod Mantle, Jason Kliot, Geoffrey Gilmore, Ellen Kuras, Caroline Kaplan, Darnell Martin, John Malkovich, Danny Boyle, Thomas Rothman, Michael L. Phillips, Walter Murch, Craig Wood, Derek Ambrosi, Anne V. Coates, Chris Lebenzon, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, John Knoll, Tim Webber, Dennis Muren, Adam Valdez, Jonathan Fawkner, Don Ciana, Terry Haggar, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Stefan Sonnenfeld, Jill Bogdanowicz, Tim Stipan, Jost Vacano, Geoff Boyle, Dion Beebe, Jim Jannard, Ted Schilowitz, Vilmos Zsigmond, Bruce Dorn, Shruti Ganguly, Lena Dunham, Ari Presler, Glenn Kennel, Vincent Pace, Steve Schklair, Joel Schumacher, Barry Levinson, Michael K. Goi, Gary Einhaus, Edward Stratmann Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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