Boyle's followup to his Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire is the true story of hiker Aron Ralston (James Franco), who was trapped in a Utah canyon, his right hand pinned by a fallen boulder, for five days until he took extreme measures to get himself out. It should be no surprise that the two reasons to see this film are Franco's honest… read more!
Movies Directed by Danny Boyle (in alphabetical order)
Boyle and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy's adaptation of Vikas Swarup's novel Q&A is a Dickensian melodrama set in contemporary Mumbai where Jamal (Dev Patel), an uneducated "chaiwalla" (tea server) from the slums, has just made it to the final round of India's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire... but the show's host, and the cops, think he's cheating. After… read more!
It's impossible not to compare Steve Jobs with The Social Network. Both have scripts by Aaron Sorkin. Both are about key figures – and key moments – in Silicon Valley, the current driving force behind American culture. Both have stellar casts and hip directors. The similarities end right there. Yet Sorkin's reputation overrides everything else, since right now, aside from… read more!
In the vaguely distant future, the sun is dying and Earth is becoming uninhabitable. So it's up to a small band of astronauts to carry a nuclear bomb the size of Manhattan literally all the way to the sun, in hopes that the resultant explosion will recharge the sun's batteries, as it were. All this is established early on with… read more!
Himesh Patel plays Jack Malik, a struggling British singer-songwriter who's just given up on his career aspirations when he is struck by a bus one night in England. As it turns out, his near-death experience occurred right as the entire planet's power blacked out for twelve seconds. When Jack comes to, a few days later, he finds that the blackout… read more!