Works of Danny Boyle

To be sure, the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle has had his missteps (see: The Beach, A Life Less Ordinary), but since the 1994 breakthrough of his paranoid crime tale Shallow Grave (9:30 p.m. Sat.) his humanist verve has united a remarkably broad body of work. He's covered swift zombies, Scottish junkies, sci-fi yarns, and—in his most recent picture—poor James Franco stuck in a canyon and cutting off his own arm in 127 Hours. This weekend's retrospective of double-features begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. with Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, and it concludes on Monday with a live-recorded English stage production of Boyle's acclaimed new Frankenstein (7:30 p.m., $15-$20; plus new 2 p.m. show on Sat.). You'll have to guess which of its two stars plays which role, since Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller—remember him from Trainspotting?—are alternating between monster and creator. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

April 8-11, 2011

 
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