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The 10 Most Badass Survival Films Ever
Monday, July 7 by

By the ScreenJunkies Staff Survival movies are inherently badass. When you’re faced with zombies, angry mobs, and the cruel forces of nature, you can either lie down and accept your…

The 6 Best 2010 Indie Movies
Wednesday, April 4 by Joseph Gibson

This indie-noir thriller should be picking up even more steam audience-wise now that star Jennifer Lawrence is a big "Hunger Games" celebrity. But this movie combines an indie focus on…

The 6 Most Brutal Movie Injuries
Monday, February 13 by Joseph Gibson

People love to see bone-crushing injuries, but they’re so rare in everyday life. That’s when the magic of movies comes to the rescue, giving you access to the kind of…

Get that skate out of your mouth, Tom Hanks. That is not food. That is a skate.
In Honor Of Channing Askew: 9 Gruesome Self-Mutilation Scenes
Friday, November 4 by

Cut. It. Out.

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Spirit Award Winners Last Oscars Indicator That Isn’t The Oscars
Sunday, February 27 by

More awards, more gift baskets, more crying losers.

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Boyle’s Not Scared Of Werewolves With ‘Sharp Teeth’
Monday, February 7 by

Director Danny Boyle is thinking of returning to unconventional monster movie territory nine years after his terrifying zombie film ’28 Days Later’.

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2011 Oscar Noms Are Here!
Tuesday, January 25 by

It’s really just a thrill to be nominated. Unless you’re M. Night Shyamalan. Then it’s a miracle.

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’127 Hours’ Was Almost A Luke Perry Movie
Saturday, January 22 by

Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours earned a lot of critical acclaim for its realistic depiction of hiker Aron Ralston hacking off his own arm with a dull penknife, but it turns out it could have been even more painful to watch.

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13 Memorable Movie Amputations
Thursday, November 4 by

Danny Boyle’s new film, 127 Hours, premieres tomorrow. James Franco stars as Aron Ralston, a climber who is forced to amputate his own arm after it is crushed under a rock. In honor of Ralston’s remarkable tale of survival, we here at Screen Junkies came up with a list of other memorable films that feature scenes of amputation. Some of them are disturbing, others are lighthearted, but all of them contain badly mutilated limbs, and that’s the important part. Enjoy!

Why the ’127 Hours’ Amputation Is a Happy Ending
Tuesday, November 2 by

The press junket for 127 Hours was informative beyond our private interview with Danny Boyle. The real Aron Ralston and the filmmakers discussed the film, already generating controversy for its graphic depiction of a self-amputation. Ralston had to sever his own arm when he was trapped in a canyon for five days.
Even Ralston wants everybody to know it’s all good. He was happy to make the sacrifice. “They’re going to walk into this movie thinking it’s the story of the guy who cut his arm off,” Ralston said. “I hope they realize it’s about the guy who was smiling when he cut his arm off. It was a euphoric experience for me because it was going to get me back to what was important in my life. I had a chance to learn about that while I was trapped.”
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Interview: Danny Boyle
Monday, November 1 by

Danny Boyle’s latest film is getting a lot of buzz, but not for the heartwarming triumph over adversity. It’s got that, but what people are focusing on is a dude cutting his arm off. 127 Hours is the Aron Ralston story. James Franco plays Ralston, an outdoorsman who gets trapped with his arm pinned under a rock. His escape by self-amputation was documented before, but Boyle’s film makes it visceral.

James Franco Talks ‘Rise of the Apes’
Tuesday, October 26 by

The original Planet of the Apes rode on the then-groundbreaking makeup effects and a shocker ending. The 2001 “re-imagining” tried to right on action and special effects. The latest version of the Apes story is going to live or die on pure acting. Andy Serkis is playing Caesar, the chimpanzee who learns to talk and may or may not rise to dominate humans. Spoiler alert, the movie’s called Rise of the Apes and it stars James Franco as… the human. (The part he was born to play, baby!)
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Review: 127 Hours
Monday, October 25 by

Here it is, folks: the arm cutting movie. You’ve heard about it. It’s true. There’s a lot to this story, but you know it as the arm cutting movie. Personally, I think they should do a double feature of 27 Dresses and 127 Hours. In either order.
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’127 Hours’ Trailer Adds Visual Flair to Utter Misery
Thursday, October 7 by

“This suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks!” Fox Searchlight has dropped the new trailer for Danny Boyle‘s 127 hours. The film stars James Franco as Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who didn’t tell anyone he…

No Arms Get Cut Off In This ’127 Hours’ Clip
Monday, September 13 by

Warning: This clip from Danny Boyle's 127 Hours doesn't contain any of James Franco's arms getting cut off. Warning: It does contain Kate Mara getting wet. If you believe the latter might make you faint or nauseous I suggest you go no further.
Audience members at the Telluride and the Toronto Film Festivals have been passing out and seizing do to the graphic nature of 127 Hours. The movie is about a dude who has to cut off his own arm after it gets really REALLY stuck in crevice **resists urge to make crevice joke**. If you know you can't handle that, why would you go see it?! Stay for the first half with the swimming and laughing, and leave once the screaming starts. 
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’127 Hours’ Teaser Trailer Quickly Goes from Laughs to Screams
Tuesday, August 24 by

"F**********************CK!"
Fox Searchlight has dropped the trailer for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. James Franco stars as Aron Ralston, the climber who amputated his own arm after bring trapped between rocks for almost five days. It's one of those feel good movies. At least the parts with Kata Mara.
Simon Beaufoy, who also worked with Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire, wrote the screenplay, and has said that there is no dialogue for an entire hour of the story. Psssshhhh, nice job "writing," Simon. Can we get serious for a second though? I'm excited to see this film. I love the energy and unique storytelling of Slumdog, and I hope 127 Hours brings the same entertainment value without inducing too many cringes. Crushed appendages are just plain yucky. But fortitude in dire straits is yummy.
127 Hours hits theaters November 5, 2010.
Check out the trailer after the jump…

Kate Mara (and Amber Tamblyn) Add Sexiness to ’127 Hours’
Friday, February 12 by

Uber spicy redhead Kata Mara, and that girl who dies in the beginning of The Ring (Amber Tamblyn), are in talks to co-star alongside James Franco in 127 Hours, Danny Boyle's follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire. The film tells the story of Aron Ralston, a cautionary tale for anyone who plans to go out in the unforgiving wilderness alone and refuses to entertain the possibility they might have to cut their arm off after a boulder claims it for five hours straight. Mara and Tamblyn would play two hikers Aron meets before the antagonist (a large rock) has his way with the adventurer. If only Aron's quest involved finding his way home to Mara. Hell, I'd give my right arm to run the fingers of my left hand through her flowing locks. I think she'd find my insensitivity extremely attractive. (/Film)

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127 Hours
Friday, February 12 by

DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle CAST: James Franco; Amber Tamblyn; Kate Mara SYNOPSIS: A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and cuts off his f&*^ing…