A Week In Movies Feat: Tim Burton, The Rolling Stones, Robert Pattinson, Carey Mulligan, Gangster Squad, Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and More!

19 Oct 2012

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts turned out in Leicester Square last night for the world premiere of their new documentary Crossfire Hurricane, which traces the band's first 20 years with unseen home movies, vintage interviews and lots of concert footage. The screening was part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival. The film opens in the UK this weekend.

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Tim Burton's latest animated outing, Frankenweenie, gets its UK cinema release this week and the critics seem to approve, With a snappy sense of childish curiosity and lavishly skilled animation, Tim Burton has made one of his most endearing and enjoyably offbeat movies in years.

The big casting news this week is that Robert Pattinson and Carey Mulligan will team up to star in Hold on to Me, the true story of a young couple who kidnaps their town's wealthiest resident and demands a ransom. But their plan to keep their hostage hidden by burying him in a box goes badly awry. It's being directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker James Marsh (Man on Wire).

With a new trailer for Gangster Squad, we finally get a chance to see Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone reigniting their on-screen chemistry, this time in a stylish, flashy Los Angeles mob thriller set in 1949. And the rest of the film looks like eye-candy as well, including meaty roles for Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte and Sean Penn. It opens in January

The trailer for another creepy thriller from producer Guillermo Del Toro emerged this week. This one's called Mama, and centres on two feral sisters who survived in the woods for five years. They're taken in by Jessica Chastain and Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, but things turn extremely creepy. Warning: the trailer alone is absolutely terrifying.

Busy actress Laura Linney has just started shooting the final series of The Big C and has the film Hyde Park on Hudson opening soon. She also recently attended a press junket for another new film, The Details, a black comedy in which she plays a mad woman who stalks neighbour Tobey Maguire. She spoke to the press about her own experience with crazy neighbours and how she plans to take a break from work.

And Fatal Attraction stars Michael Douglas and Glenn Close were reunited in New York this week at a screening of Ben Affleck's 1970s Iran-hostage thriller Argo. They were caught by the paparazzi leaving the cinema in close succession, followed by Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston, who costars in the film. They all rushed off to dinner together.

Rich Cline

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