Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Trance Red Band Trailer

The early part of any given year often leads to some disappointing films. Lately, we've been getting these fairy tale knock offs like Alice in Wonderland, Mirror Mirror, this year's Jack the Giant Slayer. We get the occasional blockbuster, like last year's Hunger Games which certainly entertained many, but what we don't normally get is some intriguing, more adult fare. But as I mentioned in my article two weeks ago , this year we're getting some pretty good stuff. That includes a few holdovers from last year's fall film festivals. For instance, films from Malick ("To the Wonder"), Harmony Korine ("Spring Breakers"), Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), and Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines."

That's what makes Danny Boyle's "Trance" such an interesting case. Boyle shot this before he committed himself to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics and it'll be his first film since "127 Hours." Trance stars James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel and is described as an "art heist thriller". Not an arty thriller that features a heist, but a thriller that centers around an art auctioneer. Judging from the Red Band trailer, it looks to be the type of film we crave in the usually dour period (film-wise) that is the early Spring.

"Trance" comes out in the US on April 5th. And it's not a fall film festival holdover, we just got lucky this time. This isn't Danny Boyle necessarily making the type of serious film that could garner awards. This just looks like a fun, sexy thriller from a great filmmaker.

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