New photos: Sunshine and Disco Pigs + Sunshine screenings update + Danny on Cillian + reviewers show Cillian love
20 July 2007 at 03:25 AM | by Melty_Girl, with Pierspaul
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Photos, old and new
As you might expect, we just added some new Sunshine photos, but also some newly-found pictures from the 1996 stage production of Disco Pigs. The photo here of a very young Cillian was cropped from a Disco Pigs poster, which you can view on the play's Body of Work page. There are also three new little photos in the Disco Pigs promo gallery.
Updated free Sunshine screenings list
Here's the latest list of free previews, with added cities in bold. Go to the Fox Searchlight site to RSVP for a pass.
- 23 July: Austin, Boca Raton, Calgary, Cleveland Heights, Kenner (LA), Leawood (KS), Memphis, Plainville (CT), Raleigh, Tampa, Winter Park
- 24 July: Albuquerque, Eden Prairie (MN), Houston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Plano (TX), Richmond, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, Scottsdale, Virginia Beach, Washington D.C.
- 25 July: Atlanta, Aventura (FL), Baltimore, Brookfield (WI), Charlotte, Columbus, Denver, Montreal, Novi (MI), Oklahoma City, Santa Clara, Seattle, Tigard (OR), Tulsa
- 26 July: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville
Danny Boyle on Cillian's feminine side
Finally, someone in the North American press is asking Danny Boyle about our boy! UnderGroundOnline asked about Cillian's appeal, and Boyle replied,
"He's become a much better actor. The films that he's done since 28 Days Later...—he's really proved himself. He's got something that's very male-female about him. He's extremely athletic and yet he's not a 'muscles man'. He's got this dual side to him—slightly male, slightly female. It's wonderful to photograph. The camera loves it at the moment. Fifteen years ago, the camera loved macho. Now it's much more feminine. I think that's true of Ewan McGregor. I think that's true of Leonardo DiCaprio. There's something feminine, in a good way."
Boyle told The Globe and Mail a bit more about how Cillian has changed since they last worked together:
"What he's learned is responsibility. A good actor, in the end, takes responsibility for the film; otherwise you don't have a film."
Sunshine reviewers on Cillian
With Sunshine coming out today in several major North American cities, the reviews are coming out in a torrent. We've just started collecting them for our Reviews archive, and we will be saying more about critical opinion of the film in the coming days.
In the meantime, here are a few choice Cillian-centric quotes from the reviews. Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwartzbaum, who liked the movie, raves about Cillian's
...extraordinary peepers. Even peering from a slit in a massive helmet, those blue orbs hold their own against anything the universe sends one lone space traveler's way.
On that blue-eyed theme, The LA Weekly elaborates,
Murphy’s blitzed cornflower peepers, which spend much of the movie gazing helplessly out of one confining contraption or another, represent the eyes of the movie—equally terror-struck at the sins of man and awestruck by nature in all its endangered grandeur.
The IFC Blog says that Boyle's
...best asset, though, may be Murphy, with his angular, boyish physique, otherworldly air, and sinister beauty—he's a notably remote and unexpected potential savior of humanity.
E! Online's Reel Girl Blog sums up my feelings perfectly:
...And Cillian Murphy, well, come on now. I'd watch him eat cereal, he's that interesting.
P.S. How many reviewers are going to refer to Chris Evans' character Mace as "Ace"? Sheesh—check the press materials, people!
Thanks again to Marina for more screenings dates!