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THE DRESSMAKER
THE DRESSMAKERPHOTO: YOUTUBE
BURNT
BURNTPHOTO: YOUTUBE

THE DRESSMAKER

Wrongly accused of murder many years ago, ostracised dressmaker Myrtle Dunnage (Kate Winslet, above, with Liam Hemsworth) returns in the 1950s to the parochial little town in Australia she had left in disgrace and stirs up the residents looking like a fashionista from another planet.

"The murderess is back," one denizen exclaims. Meanwhile, the brazen outcast uses couture to transform the women from hags to hotties as she tries to set her infamous past straight. It's like The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994) meets The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

BURNT

It's finally happened. The food movie has become an action film. Bradley Cooper (above) wields knives, fights people, flings things, overturns tables and looks so pumped up you might think he's looking for rehab after American Sniper.

Playing the "Rolling Stones" genius of chefs, he wants "people to sit at their table and be sick with longing" in the best restaurant in the world.

"What happens if you succeed?" co-star Emma Thompson asks. Well, then, he'll just have to franchise into the HDB hawker centre according to his business model, I suppose.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2015, with the headline 'Hot trailers'. Print Edition | Subscribe