Annal: 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best Motion Picture

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 2009.

Film:In Bruges

In Bruges

Martin McDonagh

Colin Farrell and Academy Award-nominee Ralph Fiennes star in this edgy, action-packed comedy, filled with thrilling chases, spectacular shoot-outs and an explosive ending you won’t want to miss!

Hit men Ray (Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson, Harry Potter) have been ordered to cool their heels in the storybook city of Bruges (it’s in Belgium) after finishing a big job. But since hit men make the worst tourists, they soon find themselves in a life & death struggle of comic proportions against one very angry crime boss (Fiennes)!

Get ready for the outrageous and unpredictable fun you will have In Bruges, the movie critics are calling, “wildly entertaining”—Stephen Rebello, Playboy.

Film:The Bank Job

The Bank Job

Roger Donaldson

What do two career criminals, a couple of urban gangsters, a brutal drug lord, a crooked FBI agent, Arab terrorists and a criminal snitch have in common? A lot more than you might think! On a blistering Southern California day, Kenny (Brad Jurjens) gets out of the joint and immediately partners up with his old pal (and accidental murderer) Brandon (Johann Urb) to plot one last bank heist. As Brandon is left wounded in the heist, they opt to steal a cherry red Mustang with a big surprise in the trunk. All they wanted was a fast getaway to Brazil, but with success yields a lot of headaches…and a lot of fun. Strap in and take a ride on the wild side with this colorful cast of characters, crazy car chases, police shoot-outs, international conspiracy—it’s all in a days work for these low-lifes. Perry Caravello also stars as Carmine the Drug Lord.

Film:Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

An all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich, come together in this outrageous spy comedy about murder, blackmail, sex addiction and physical fitness!

When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. But since blackmail is a trade better left for the experts, events soon spiral out of everyone's and anyone's control, resulting in a non-stop series of hilarious encounters!

From Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award-winning directors of No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski, comes this brilliantly clever and endlessly entertaining movie.

Film:Tell No One

Tell No One: (Ne le dis à personne)

Guillaume Canet

Eight years after the savage murder of his wife Margot, Alex Beck (Francois Cluzet) remains psychologically distraught. Only the friendship he has formed with Helene Perkins (Kristin Scott-Thomas) saves him from isolation from the rest of the world.

But when two new bodies are uncovered near where Margot’s body was discovered, Margot’s case is reopened and Alex becomes a prime suspect. At the same time, Alex receives an anonymous email. When he clicks on the link he sees a woman s face standing in the crowd and being filmed in real time Margot s face. Is she still alive? And why does she instruct him to tell no one?

Based on the international best-selling novel by Harlan Coben.

Film:Transsiberian

Transsiberian

Brad Anderson

Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer) are the perfect American couple traveling from Beijing to Moscow on the legendary Trans-Siberian Express train. The two strike a bond with another couple, Carlos (Eduardo Noriega) and Abby (Kate Mara), who are not exactly as they appear. Unwittingly, Roy and Jessie are caught in a web of drug trafficking and murderous deceit when all four become targets of ex-KGB detective Grinko’s (Ben Kingsley) investigation.

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