Film and TV

Summer Film Preview

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The Boat That Rocked (August 28)

Directed by Richard Curtis

It's 1966, and rock 'n' roll has yet to make it to the airwaves of the BBC, which controls all radio stations in England. So Philip Seymour Hoffman leads a renegade band of disc jockeys as they broadcast the devil's music from a boat off the U.K. shore in this comedy from the director of Love Actually.

Mesrine: A Film in Two Parts (August 28)

Directed by Jean-François Richet

Vincent Cassel, who was so extraordinary as the mob boss's son in David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, moves up the crime ladder in this four-hour epic about the action-packed life (murders, kidnappings — the works) of modern-day French criminal Jacques Mesrine.

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Chuck Wilson is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group. VMG publications include Denver Westword, Miami New Times, Phoenix New Times, Dallas Observer, Houston Press and New Times Broward-Palm Beach.