T2 Trainspotting Featurette

Earlier this year, Danny Boyle brought back the drug-addled characters of his cult favorite Trainspotting for a sequel that took 20 years to get off the ground. T2 Trainspotting caught up with Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle as Renton, Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie at a drastically different time in their lives.

T2 Trainspotting is coming to Blu-ray and DVD next week, and in honor of the film’s home video release by Sony Pictures, we have an exclusive clip from one of the special features with director Danny Boyle sitting with his cast to talk about returning to these characters two decades later. It looks like a fascinating, casual chat.

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John Wick Honest Trailer - Keanu Reeves

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Keanu Reeves signs up for a recurring role in his first TV series.
  • FX hires Donald Sutherland for Danny Boyle‘s limited series.
  • Hulu renews The Path.
  • TNT cancels their Let the Right One In pilot plans.
  • William Hurt and Bob Balaban join Three Days of the Condor-inspired series.

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/Filmcast Ep. 410 – T2 Trainspotting

RENTON (Ewan McGregor), SPUD (Ewen Bremner), SICK BOY (Jonny Lee Miller) BEGBIE (Robert Carlyle)

With Dave on vacation, Devindra and Jeff review the sequel we didn’t know we needed, T2 Trainspotting. They also chat about this year’s SXSW, the prospect of new Matrix films, and the downsides of good shows on streaming platforms nobody is subscribing to (looking at you, CBS).

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Danny Boyle Steve Jobs

Last year, it was announced that Danny Boyle would be directing and producing a new television series called Trust for FX. While none of my all-time favorite films are directed by Boyle, the British filmmaker remains one of my favorite directors to watch and his new television series sounds epic. It’s now been revealed that Boyle has planned a 5 season story arc for the series, which will span 50 years. Learn more about the Trust TV series now after the jump.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we’re introduced to a master chef that isn’t named Bourdain, Ramsay, or that guy from the Domino’s test kitchen, we talk animated animals, a movie without people, a movie with one person in particular, and we see what the boys from Trainspotting have been up to. Read More »

T2 Trainspotting featurette

Renton (Ewan McGregor) hasn’t visited home in 20 years. He no longer takes heroin, but he’s a bit lost, feeling guilty over leaving his friends behind. Spud (Ewen Bremner), who still struggles with drugs and life, is one of those dear friends Renton returns home to help in director Danny Boyle‘s long-awaited sequel, T2 Trainspotting.

Below, watch another T2: Trainspotting Featurette.

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T2 Trainspotting 2 Featurette - Ewan McGregor

Even the most die hard fans of Danny Boyle‘s cult classic drug-fueled drama Trainspotting are skeptical about whether or not the filmmaker can craft a worthy follow-up to the beloved movie. The teaser trailer does provide hope though as even the visuals perfectly capture the vibe of the original movie, promising a thematic sequel as much as a narrative one.

Now we get a little more information about what we can expect from one of the returning characters from the original movie as a new T2 Trainspotting featurette focuses on Ewan McGregor as Renton, who no longer rides the H-train, but has found a new addiction in its place. Watch the new video below. Read More »

Trainspotting TV series

Just last week we saw an encouraging trailer for Danny Boyle‘s T2: Trainspotting. As some of you may recall, Boyle spent many years talking about the sequel. Plenty of the 1996 film’s fans were skeptical it would ever happen, but in now less than three months, we’ll see the return of Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). According to the creator of this gang, author Irvine Welsh, Boyle’s sequel might not be the last time we see them, either.

Below, learn more about a possible Trainspotting TV series.

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T2 Trainspotting 2 Trailer Comparison

Last week, the first teaser trailer for T2: Trainspotting arrived, giving a glimpse into the sequel that director Danny Boyle has been talking about for years. We finally get to see what Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) are up to all these years later.

It remains to be seen if Danny Boyle can capture the same magic that made his first film such a beloved piece of cinema. But if you’re a fan of the original Trainspoitting, you can probably take solace in how Boyle has emulated plenty of visuals from the first movie, and that’s just in the trailer alone. Below, see a Trainspotting 2 trailer comparison to shots from the first movie. Read More »

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T2 Trainspotting trailer

Twenty years after Trainspotting, the gang’s reuniting for T2: Trainspotting. Specifically, Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle), all rounded up by director Danny Boyle for another drug-fueled adventure. Watch the first full-length T2 Trainspotting trailer below.

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