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This Week's New Movies: A Great "Shame" & Not Your Mother's "Sleeping Beauty" Lead the Way

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Sundance Selects has acquired the distribution rights to one of this year's more controversial films at Cannes, "Sleeping Beauty," starring Emily Browning in a haunting fairy tale about a young woman who finds herself working as a prostitute. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Shame
    Michael Fassbender gives a brilliant turn as a sex-addicted New York City yuppie whose life is thrown into turmoil by an unannounced visit from his sister, played by Carey Mulligan. Rated NC-17, directed by Steve McQueen. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    Sleeping Beauty
    Emily Browning stars as a young woman who finds herself working as a "sleeping beauty," allowing old man to curl up in bed next to her drugged-out body. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    Answers to Nothing
    Dane Cook stars in this indie drama about the search for a missing girl. In limited release, watch the trailer

    "Sleeping Beauty" Trailer

    [NATL] "Sleeping Beauty"
    Sundance Selects has acquired the distribution rights to one of this year's more controversial films at Cannes, "Sleeping Beauty," starring Emily Browning in a haunting fairy tale about a young woman who finds herself working as a prostitute. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Khodorovsky
    This documentary chronicles the progression of Russian Mikhail Khodorkovsky from socialist, to capitalist to oligarch to one of the world's wealthiest and most famous prisoners. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Outrage
    Takeshi Kitano stars in this Japanese crime thriller about an all-out war between different Tokyo crime syndicates. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Pastorela
    A Mexican man finds himself at war with the new pastor when he loses his traditional role as The Devil in his church's Nativity play. . In limited release, watch the trailer
     

    "Shame"

    [NATL] "Shame"
    Michael Fassbender stars as a man whose sexual exploits are thrown into chaos by the arrival of his sister, played by Carey Mulligan, who comes to stay with him. Directed by Steve McQueen, opens Dec. 2. (Published Friday, Dec 2, 2011)