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Weekend Preview: Drive Angry 3D, Hall Pass, Of Gods and Men, Heartbeats

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 25, 2011 at 8:00AM

Of this weekend's new entries, the one I want to see most is French Oscar entry Of Gods and Men, which earned raves around the world but was unaccountably shut out by the foreign language committee. UPDATE: It also won the Cesar award for Best Film.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Of this weekend's new entries, the one I want to see most is French Oscar entry Of Gods and Men, which earned raves around the world but was unaccountably shut out by the foreign language committee. UPDATE: It also won the Cesar award for Best Film.

We round up the weekend's reviews and trailers below.

Drive Angry 3D, Summit Entertainment
Director: Patrick Lussier; Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard
50% on Metacritic, 57% on RottenTomatoes.

Hall Pass, New Line Cinema
Directors: Farrelly Brothersl Stars: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate
48% on Metacritic, 29% on RottenTomatoes.

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Of Gods and Men (France), Sony Pictures Classics (pictured)
Director: Xavier Beauvois; Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Oliver Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach
85% on Metacritic, 88% on RottenTomatoes.

Heartbeats (Les Amours Imaginaires) (Canada), IFC Films
Director: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval
69% on Metacritic, 67% on RottenTomatoes.

Hidden Love (Italy / Luxembourg / Belgium), Cinema Epoch
Director: Alessandro Capone; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Greta Scacchi, Mélanie Laurent
57% on RottenTomatoes.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.