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Water for Elephants
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The Last Exorcism
Agua para elefantes (Water for Elephants) - Getting mixed reviews, this Francis Laurence directed film is an adaptation of Sara Gruen's best selling book. It tells the tale of Jacob Jankowski, a Cornell University vet student who is spurred on to join a circus train after the sudden death of his parents. Staring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, the only real star attraction in this seemingly dull adaptation is Rosie, the elephant.
Carta Blanca (Hall Pass) Starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Stephen Merchant, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate, Hall Pass is the Farrelly Brother's latest cinematic offering. Bored at home, husbands, Wilson and Sudeikis are given a 'hall pass' by their wives, meaning they are free to have a week's worth of extra marital affairs. Critically panned but box office figures were favourable.
El Sicario de Dios (The Last Exorcism) Based in Baton Rouge, Reverend Cotton Marcus is disallusioned and losing his faith in performing exorcisms so he engages the help of a documentary crew who he takes with him when he goes to perform his last exorcist in a bid to expose the ritual as fake. Picking at random a case, the team head to an isolated farm where they find Nell, a farmer's daughter who has allegedly been taken over by an evil spirit called Abalam. Fairly well recieved by the critics the film has been nominated for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Rompecabezas (Puzzle) First-time director Natalia Smirnoff's latest film centres on the story of María del Carmen, a dedicated housewife and mother who receives a 1,000 peice jigsaw puzzle of the bust of Nefertiti for her 50th birthday. The film has thrown Smirnoff into the limelight and she was the sole Latin American representative among the 26 films screened at the Berlin Film Festival this year. Smirnoff says of her work at "There is also a game between the puzzle and the amount of pieces which our life could have which might also be a puzzle we never finish completing."