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Friday, January 8, 2010

The right movie diet for 2010: Part II

The Wolfman has had a troubled upbringing but the remake finally hits cinemas with the skills of Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving on display. With Joe Johnston at the helm and an awesome trailer, this could be a welcome return to old school horror. Take careful note of Johnston's style as he will be helming the Captain America movie in 2011.

Speaking of spooky, Shutter Island from Martin Scorsese is a period horror-thriller with Leonardo DiCaprio about the disappearance of a mental patient on a remote island.

A possible third choice could be Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan teaming with director Kevin Smith for Cop Out, which is about buddy cops tracking down a stolen baseball card, a Mexican beauty, gangsters and drug money.

Another option is to check out The Crazies, a remake of the 1973 George A. Romero film, about the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Honorable mentions go to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief based on the first novel of the young adult fantasy series by Rick Riordanand, which I'm still ambivalent about, and Woody Harrelson flick Defendor, centering on Arthur Poppington who at night becomes Defendor, a superhero looking to rid his city of drugs, weapons, and the crime lord known as Captain Industry.

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