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Lost Boys: The Tribe – 2008 – P.J. Pesce

This was never going to reach the expectations of the prequel. Angus Sutherland replaces his elder half brother as a vampire and Corey Feldman was convinced to reprise his role. All in all, matches Lost Boys in look and style. Not a cult classic like the first one, but not offensive. Brian Murray

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Torment – 2008 – Steve Sessions

tmentcvr.gifA very dodgy movie where Mormons are kidnapped and tortured by a deranged clown. A couple is looking for a break from the big city life at a cabin for the weekend, when they meet this clown. The female lead is supposed to have had a minor psychotic episode, but looks more like shes on the run from her stripping job. Brian Murray

Half Baked – 1998 – Tamra Davis

images6.jpegHB is the stuff of stoner legend. Dave Chappelle provides the guidance for a team of potheads to spring their friend from behind bars. With character names like Mary Jane Potman, Simpson Samson and Thurgood Jenkins – a.k.a. Sir Smoke-a-Lot – director Tamra Davis created an underrated comedy classic. JJ

The Sterile Cuckoo – 1969 – Alan J. Pakula

24m.jpgA sober look at the experience of first love in the late 1960s. It somewhat reminded me of the atmosphere in Mike Nichols’s Graduate, so if you liked that, you’re going to love this one which is a decent adaptation too. Beautiful soundtrack. Omid Nikfarjam

Disturbia – 2007 – D.J. Caruso

10m11.jpgEssentially Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Rear Window recycled, Disturbia is entertainment through and through. As the teenager under house arrest who turns to spying on neighbours, Shia LaBeouf is funny, as he was in Transformers, but he’s already gravitating towards becoming a cliché. He should be more cautious in choosing his roles. Omid Nikfarjam

Nancy Drew – 2007 – Andrew Fleming

10m10.jpgNancy Drew is a know-all white middle class American girl detective cleverer than the FBI and the CIA combined. She wants to obey her father’s wishes, stop sleuthing and become a ‘normal’ teenager. That all goes awry when they move into a mystery house in LA. Queue the drama, and so forth… Brian Murray

Pan’s Labyrinth – 2006 – Guillermo Del Toro

10m9.jpgA perfect blend of reality and fantasy. The reality is set post Spanish Civil War, where a young girl is exposed to pain, sadness and death. In the fantasy world, she completes three tasks to become an immortal princess. Well-woven together, making for an ambiguous but interesting ending. Neha Kumar