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Polanski and Scorsese Make for Rare Best Director Showdown




    The latest Leonardo DiCaprio-Martin Scorsese collaboration is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane about a cop sent to find an inmate who's mysteriously disappeared from an asylum. (Published Tuesday, March 9, 2010)

    It's not often that two directors as accomplished as Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski unveil films on the same weekend, but today sees "Shutter Island," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, going up against "Ghost Writer," starring Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor.

    Joining the fray are the unlikely duo of Parker Posey and Demi Moore as sisters, and a documentary about a rocker-turned-vintner.

    Shutter Island

    A psychological thriller based on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same title, stars DiCaprio as a U.S. Marshal who, along with his partner (Mark Ruffalo) is sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a convicted murderer.

    Ghost Writer

    McGregor plays a man hired to help a former British Prime Minister (Brosnan) write his memoirs, only to uncover that the death of the previous scribe may have been linked to the PM's ties to the CIA.

    Happy Tears

    If the trailer lived up to the promise of castmembers Parker Posey, Rip Torn and Ellen Barkin (and Demi Moore), we'd be standing in line right now, but it looks to be just another aggressively quirky indie comedy about a family in turmoil.

    Blood Into Wine

    Chronicles the Arizona vineyard and winery owned by Maynard James Keenan, frontman for the bands tool and A Perfect Circle, as they introduce their maiden effort, Judith, named after Keenan's mother, to the market. With appearances by Milla Jovovich and Patton Oswald.