The scarier side of Helen Mirren.

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Oct. 15 2010 7:18 AM

Helen Mirren Has a Gun

The scarier side of Helen Mirren.

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It's this intimate mix of aggression and lust that will allow moviegoers to sit back and enjoy the more heavy-handed combination of comedy and violence promised in Red. Soon to come—a semi-retired CIA agent firing into a limo; a former Moussad operative in chase; Prospera stirring the seas into tempest. Bring it on, Helen, bring it on. And thank you.

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Maud Lavin's most recent book isPush Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women.