Articles Tagged '127 Hours'

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Ready, Set, Go for the BAFTAs: A Preview

As the seemingly endless, Louboutin-shod march to the Academy Awards on February 27 continues, all eyes will focus on London this Sunday (February 13) evening when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts hands out its coveted BAFTA awards. Think of it as Oscars East. Every year, the BAFTAs predict which way the Oscars […]

Florence and the Machine Singer Will Replace Dido at Oscars

Florence and the Machine is nominated for a much-deserved Grammy this year. Next stop: Oscars! According to BBC News, fire-haired frontwoman Florence Welch will perform Academy Award-nominated track “If I Rise,” originally sung by Dido for the 127 Hours soundtrack, live at the February 27 ceremony. The Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) will join […]

Danny Boyle’s Next Stop: Werewolves in Gangland Los Angeles?

As Danny Boyle’s new stage production of Frankenstein goes into previews at London’s National Theatre, his Oscar-nominated screenwriting collaborator Simon Beaufoy is working on a film project set in gangland Los Angeles. It’s a venture called Sharp Teeth, and Beaufoy is hoping that Danny Boyle will jump onboard. He says: “If I write it well […]

Medical Drama Halts ‘127 Hours’ Premiere in L.A.

James Franco in 127 Hours It's been said that Danny Boyle's (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) intense new docudrama, 127 Hours, might be a bit squeamish for some moviegoers. During its Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday, one female patron put that notion to the test. According to People, a woman suffered a seizure about 20 minutes into […]

New Trailer: Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours,’ Starring James Franco

An extended trailer for the James Franco Oscar vehicle 127 Hours has been released. The film is British director Danny Boyle‘s follow-up to his Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and tells the story of a lost hiker (Franco) who is forced to cut off his own arm to free himself from a fallen boulder. (I’m clutching my […]

127 Hours: Gruesome Amputation Scene Shocks Toronto Audience

In 127 Hours, British director Danny Boyle‘s follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire, a mountain climber (James Franco) amputates his own arm to free himself from a fallen boulder. The film’s screening at Toronto had “three faintings and one seizure,” reports The Wrap‘s John H. Foote (via The Guardian). Foote calls the amputation scene “among the most […]