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Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections
The Drop Tense, evocative neo-noir, expanded from a Dennis Lehane short story, with Tom Hardy as a Brooklyn barkeep and Noomi Rapace as the woman who walks into his life - and into a mess of trouble, when the bar is robbed by masked gunmen. With James Gandolfini, in his swansong role, and a pitbull pup that figures prominently. R
'God Help the Girl': Scottish musical, impossibly charming
Fans of Belle and Sebastian - the bookwormy Scottish pop band with the deft Dylan references and plucky anthems that practically smell of damp tweed - need no other incentive to see God Help the Girl than the news it exists: a movie musical written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, the group's mastermind.
Emily Browning Up For Catherine Hardwicke's Plush
Browning is circling the role of the psychically gifted girl, and unfortunately this doesn't sound like it will provide a great departure from the sullen-but-beautiful girls she's played before—especially because big-eyed, brooding girls is sort of ...
Emily Browning Eyed for Plush
Sucker Punch and Sleeping Beauty star Emily Browning is in talks to play a leading role in Plush, Variety reports. The film, from Twilight and Red Riding Hood director Catherine Hardwicke (who also co-wrote with Arty Nelson) is officially described as ...