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Penelope

PENELOPE
Christina Ricci, Flare’s May cover girl, shines alongside James McAvoy in this charming modern day fairy-tale about an aristocratic heiress cursed with a pig snout for a nose. In order to get her prince charming and happily ever after ending, Ricci’s character must first learn to find self-acceptance. Amen to that!


Be Kind Rewind

BE KIND REWIND
There is nothing rudimentary or predictable about the work of Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep). His latest effort, Be Kind Rewind, is a zany comedy starring funny man Jack Black as a loveable loser whose brain becomes magnetized and destroys all of the videos in his friend’s (Mos Def) store. Naturally, in order to appease their loyal customers, the offbeat duo decides to remake the lost films, including Driving Miss Daisy and Back to the Future. Alexandra Breen


Definitely, Maybe

DEFINITELY, MAYBE
Looks like Canuck hottie Ryan Reynolds is hitting his mark on and off screen—he’s set to star opposite Julia Roberts in Fireflies in the Garden, and Sandra Bullock in The Proposal. And, his real life-leading lady is Hollywood bombshell Scarlett Johansson. Check him out this week in the romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe about a 30 something father in the midst of a divorce. In an attempt to help his daughter (Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin) cope, he shares stories of his romantic past with her. And together they realize that a happy ending is still possible. The flick also stars Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher.
Alexandra Breen


Cassandra’s Dream

CASSANDRA’S DREAM
Looks like Woody Allen’s days of comedic magic a la Annie Hall are a thing of the past. His latest film, Cassandra’s Dream is a crime drama about two working-class brothers (Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell) whose quest for a better life leads to tragic consequences. Keep your eyes peeled on hot newcomer Hayley Atwell. The 25 year old plays McGregor’s love interest, Angela.
Alexandra Breen


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