host of colourful characters â€Ś A writer short of inspiration, a scatterbrained bimbo, a melancholic gallery owner, a batty bookseller and an exuberant clairvoyant. This gentle comedy is played out by actors of the highest calibre, including Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas, Gemma Jones and Anthony Hopkins. GEORGES CLOONEY AS A HITMAN â€œThe Americanâ€? is a film in a rather different register, and with a less dazzling cast, but is sure to please thriller fanatics. The film is directed by Anton Corbijn, a musicobsessed photographer who has shot the likes of David Bowie, Miles Davis, Depeche Mode and U2, and has also made videos for numerous artists, including Coldplay and Metallica. For his first feature film, â€œControlâ€?, released in 2007, the London-based Dane chose to focus on the tormented life of Ian Curtis, the charismatic lead singer of Joy Division who committed suicide at the age of 23. This risky choice of subject matter paid off, with Corbijn winning unanimously ecstatic reviews. Buoyed by the experience, the former rock photographer is back in the directorâ€™s chair, this time tackling a somewhat surprising genre: the action movie! He has cast the superb Georges Clooney in the lead role, in this adaptation of the novel â€œA Very Private Gentlemanâ€? by British author Martin Booth. â€œThe Americanâ€? tells the story of Jack, a
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freelance hitman. When he loses the woman he loves during a botched assignment, he resolves to go straight. But first he must honour one last contract and carry out a final mission in Italyâ€Ś Will Jack really be able to hang up his holster? Expect plenty of suspense. STEALING THE MOON For something more relaxing, thereâ€™s nothing like a good animated film full of hilarious gags. â€œDespicable Meâ€?, the latest release from Universal Studios, directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, will delight fans of the genre. The plot is simple: an evil villain called Gru decides to attempt the biggest heist ever by stealing the moon. But when he meets three little orphan girls his plans are thrown into disarray. Lovable characters, a clever script, caustic humour, and as an added bonusâ€Ś the moon in 3D! What more could you want?
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If any filmmaker can be described as prolific, it must be Woody Allen. Since his debut as a stand-up comedian in 1965, the septuagenarian, who has gone on to be a scriptwriter, director and jazz clarinettist, has never rested on his laurels. In a career spanning 45 years, the multi-talented New Yorker has produced a body of work which is simultaneously caustic, intelligent and moving, yet always shot through with the self-mockery which is his trademark. By way of explanation for his intense productivity, Allen has explained, â€œWhen Iâ€™m not working I start thinking, and when I start thinking I get depressedâ€?. His steady output is a way of keeping the blues at bay, and the tireless director completes a new film (almost) every year. While some simply play for laughs, like â€œWhatever Worksâ€?, others are close to cinematic masterpieces, such as â€œMatch Pointâ€? (2005) or â€œVicky Cristina Barcelonaâ€? (2008). â€œYou Will Meet a Tall Dark Strangerâ€?, his latest release, returns to themes which are dear to him: ageing, romantic relationships, and death. The film, shot on location in London, follows the trials and tribulations of several couples splitting up or getting back together. In the course of this joyful imbroglio, we meet a
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This autumnâ€™s cinema releases offer something for everyone. Highbrow audiences are sure to love â€œYou Will Meet a Tall Dark Strangerâ€?, action fans will enjoy â€œThe Americanâ€?, and children both young and old will adore â€œDespicable Meâ€?. We take a preview of all three...
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