Troll Hunter (2010)

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 😦 AndrΓ© Øvredal’s film is a dark modern fairy tale that despite employing the overused premise of found footage, it still manages to be suspenseful and funny. Thomas (Glenn Erland Tosterud), Johanna (Johanna MΓΈrck) and Kalle (Tomas Alf Larsen) are three university students who set out to make a video documentary…

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Piranha (2010)

πŸ™‚ 😦 😦 😦 😦 Just because a film’s ethos is pure entertainment, it does not mean that the resulting product has to be slipshod and amateurish. An underwater tremor releases a horde of famished prehistoric piranhas. They infest Lake Victoria during tourist season, snacking savagely on hapless swimmers. Sheriff Julie Forester (Elisabeth Shue) and…

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John Carpenter’s The Ward (2010)

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 😦 😦 😦 John Carpenter‘s return to the film director’s chair, after an absence of nine years, is not what everyone hoped it to be. Kristen (Amber Heard) is committed to the cleanest, most spacious mental hospital ever, in the company of four pretty inmates. She was picked up by two police officers…

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

πŸ™‚ 😦 😦 😦 😦 Doing a remake that is a copy of the original is rather pointless, especially when the source material is as good as Wes Craven‘s original Nightmare (1984). Nancy Holbrook (Rooney Mara) is trying to figure out what the heck is going on in her neighbourhood, as her friends and peers…

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Tangled (2010)

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 😦 Disney’s latest is by far their best animated feature since forever, featuring a captivating story and a tier of pleasantly rambunctious characters. Tangled is a retelling of Rapunzel. The princess (Mandy Moore) is abducted by the evil witch Gothel (Donna Murphy) and raised as her own in a solitary tower…

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Bedways (2010)

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 😦 Sometimes we need to step back and inspect our lives through the cold lens of objectivity in order to make some sort of sense of our existence. But is it possible? Nina (Miriam Mayet) recruits two young actors, Hans (Matthias Faust) and Marie (Lana Cooper), to take part in her…

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The Kids Are All Right (2010)

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Lisa Cholodenko writes and directs this endearing tale of an unconventional family that is battling the winds of change. Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening) are a couple whose children, Laser (Josh Hutcherson) and Joni (Mia Wasikowska), were conceived through artificial insemination. When Joni turns eighteen, her brother pressures…

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