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Orphan

Kate: When grownups love each other very, very much… they want to show each other that love; they want to express it…
Esther: I know. They fuck.

Justin recommended Orphan the other day. I wasn’t jazzed on the idea – a movie about an evil little orphan, adopted by an upper middle class white family doesn’t seem like a winner. It’s released by Dark Castle Entertainment, the studio responsible for Ghost Ship and the House on Haunted Hill remake; not a company that bolsters confidence. Faced with limited option at the Redbox, we picked Orphan. We expected a feminine take on the mediocre Macaulay Culkin/Elijah Wood film The Good Son. Instead we received a great horror/thriller, complete with unpredictable twists, albeit a bit far-fetched, that was genuinely frightening and well made.
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