British filmmaker Hugh Hudson hasn’t made a fictional motion picture since 2000, and his latest effort, the historical drama Finding Altamira, might not necessarily be any sort of return to form, but it’s fine for what it is.
Former mixed martial arts star Gina Carano is Mallory Kane, a freelance hired gun who works for governments to deal with tough situations, like hostage situations where normal covert tactics are not possible. As we first see her, waiting for someone at a small diner in the middle of nowhere, Mallory ends up getting the crap beaten out of her as an ex-coworker shows up to drag her back to her boss.
Available this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star in the runaway train thriller, Unstoppable; plus a look at Woody Allen’s latest comedy, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas and Josh Brolin.
Coming out this week on Blu-ray and DVD: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending action-thriller Inception; and a look at Shrek’s final chapter, Shrek Forever After.
Opening this week in theatres: Saturday Night Live tries for comedy gold again with Will Forte starring in MacGruber; and the fairytale gang returns for the 3-D finale in Shrek Forever After.
Photos from the press conference for Brian De Palma’s Femme Fatale at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival, featuring Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas.
Call it a sexy thriller, a heist flick, a character drama, or even a sort of experiential/experimental film noir, but no matter how you want to slice it up, Femme Fatale is one devilish good time that will give you a little bit of everything before you walk away, wondering what to think.