If you’ve seen Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, you know that the Scottish accents of the main characters can be so thick that it’s sometimes hard to understand what they’re saying. But did you know that their accents were so thick initially that Boyle actually re-recorded the first 20 minutes of Trainspotting’s dialogue so that American audiences would be able to understand them without subtitles? We’re not entirely sure he was successful. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
This past August brought the welcome news that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly would share the screen in Holmes & Watson, a comic send-up of Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary literary detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick John Watson. Before we go any further, though, let’s all take a moment to revisit Ferrell and Reilly’s magnificent performance of “Con te Partirò” at the motherf---ing Catalina Wine Mixer in Step Brothers.
There’s no preparing yourself for new Black Mirror, exactly – it’s a place you need to visit for yourself. In fact, you may even do it six full times next Friday, as the first Season 3 trailer takes us through six different – and equally terrifying realities.
The anthology nature has prevented Black Mirror fans from ascertaining many details of the upcoming 12-episode Season 3, at least apart from the talent involved. We now have another notable name to add to the list, as Boardwalk Empire and Trainspotting star Kelly Macdonald will appear in one of the new season’s technology parables.
Following his impressive english-language debut with the dystopian sci-fi Snowpiercer, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho is set to reunite with star Tilda Swinton for his follow-up, the mysterious monster movie project Okja. And like Snowpiercer, Bong’s new multilingual film is looking to cast a slew of well-known, english-speaking stars, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Kelly Macdonald and Bill Nighy.
Danny Boyle's 1996 dark dramedy 'Trainspotting,' based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, follows a group of friends in a low-income area of 1980s Edinburgh, Scotland, as they try to kick their heroin habit. The film launched the careers of its young stars, including Ewan McGregor and Kelly Macdonald, and is ranked at number 10 on the British Film Institute's list of 100 greatest films of all time. Eighteen years later, we revisit the cast of this edgy classic and see what they're up to now.
One of the most interesting films of the summer and one of its biggest question marks is Pixar's 'Brave.' This is Pixar's first film to star a woman (voiced by Kelly MacDonald), and it looks more in line with parent company Walt Disney's Princess movies. But it's Pixar, and you can never count them down or out. This featurette introduces audiences to MacDonald's Merida.