High On Its Own Supply, Trainspotting Sequel Slings Nostalgia by the Kilo

“At one point you’ve got it and then you lose it and then it’s gone forever,” went Sickboy’s unifying theory of life, as espoused in Danny Boyle’s 1996 Scottish movie-cum-international phenomenon Trainspotting (based on Irvine Welsh’s 1993 novel of the same name). Then Sickboy used examples like David Bowie and Lou…

The American Pastoral Trailer Proves That 'Mad World' Is a Song That Will Never Die

Just when you thought that “Mad World”, a song so stunningly emo had been so overused that, surely, somewhere, a film executive had held a metaphorical funeral for the preferred song of all sad movie trailers, it rears its familiar face. Here it is playing over the very self-consciously important trailer for American…

Trainspotting 2 Begins Filming Next Year With Return of Original Cast 

If it’s not reboots, it’s long-awaited sequels. Trainspotting, the 1996 comedy based on Irvine Welsh’s novel about a group of heroin addicts living in 1980s Edinburgh, is finally getting a follow-up. It will be loosely based on Welsh’s novel, Porno, which followed the lives of the characters ten years after the first…

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