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The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
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El mundo es grande y la felicidad se encuentra en cualquier esquina (The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner) - A popular hit at Palm Springs International Film Festival, this film, with what could quite possibly be the longest title, is a heart-warming tale of inter-generational family bonding. Performances by Miki Manojlovic as a lovable, backgammon champion Grandpa Bai Dan give this film enough highlights for it to be likeable and not too sentimental.
Linterna Verde (The Green Lantern) - Not exactly up there with Batman or Spiderman, The Green Lantern has actually been around since 1940 and as film makers seem to be intent on ripping every possible character from comics, it was only a matter of time before he was given his own feature-length vehicle. Almost universally panned, the Green Lantern is all big action, moralising and not a very warm central character. Perhaps this could signify the end of the seemingly endless comic-book mining.
La Victima Perfecta (The Resident) - Hilary Swank plays a young doctor who rents a suspiciously cheap flat in a run-down but once grand building in Brooklyn. As time goes by, strange and scary things start to happen. Not too hot on originality, there are enough jump-out-of-your-seat moments to make it worth the ticket price.
Los Pitufos (The Smurfs) - It's hard to know what Peyo, the artist from whose hand The Smurfs were first born, would make of this. The first in a planned trilogy, made by the man behind the films Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed, it seems that this 3D extravaganza of smurfs in New York is only just good enough to satisfy those members of the population under the age of ten. It does have quite a voice cast though; Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays and Neil Patrick Harris all lend their talents.