Plush

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Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. See You Tomorrow Everyone (UK) Satoru Watarai (Gaku Hamada) graduates from primary school with only one certainty. He plans on never leaving the “projects” where he lives. The gated community of apartment complexes also features stores, restaurants, recreation areas and more, and Satoru sees no reason to leave. As the years pass by he watches as his friends move away, he loses the love of his life, and he begins to question his physical inability to set foot outside the projects. Director Yoshihiro Nakamura is no stranger to ridiculously good cinema, and anyone who’s seen Fish Story, Golden Slumber, or A Boy & His Samurai knows that he mixes entertainment and emotion in wonderfully rare ways. His latest lacks a fantastical element or song-related hook, and instead focuses on the presumably stunted life of one man affected by a singular traumatic moment. The first half plays like a loosely melancholy comedy before a shift sets in to up the emotional stakes dramatically, and the result is an incredibly affecting look at the intersection of fate and the life we make of our own will. [Region 2 DVD extras: Introduction, interview, trailer]

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Though most of us first met Emily Browning as the cute young lady in the family-friendly Lemony Snicket movie, in more recent years she’s grown up quite a bit, and has now become known for taking edgier, more adult roles. That’s a nice way of saying that she got hot, real hot, and she’s been taking advantage of her hotness by starring in sex-soaked exploitation fare like Sucker Punch and Sleeping Beauty. Like chocolate and peanut butter, Emily Browning and sexual overtones just seem to go together well, so the actress looks to be keeping the ball rolling with her next film, Plush, which sees her starring as a sexy young rock star who’s being seduced over to the dark side by a swarthy lothario. Already we’ve seen a red band teaser for the film that was little more than a bunch of sexy imagery set to a song, but now a full trailer for the film has been released, and it’s one that gives us a better look at the story that Plush is going to tell alongside all its titillation. What we’ve got here is some good, old-fashioned stalker horror that seems like it would look appropriate sitting on a shelf next to early 90s fare like Poison Ivy and The Crush. Enjoy.

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Plush

It seems fitting that the teaser trailer for the story of a deeply troubled rock star is fashioned in the style of a music video more than anything else. But though young Hayley’s living her own personal episode of Behind the Music in Catherine Hardwicke‘s Plush, her story at least deserves a trailer with some dialogue. Hayley (Emily Browning) is a rising rock star who swiftly dives off the deep end when her brother and bandmate overdoses. But while she’s in the midst of her downward spiral of drugs, booze, bad bleach jobs, and sex (Did you get that she’s sexual? They really want you to understand that she’s sexual), she finds inspiration and friendship (the sex kind) in the guitarist hired to replace her brother (Xavier Samuel). Check out the trailer for yourself here:

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