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The remake of the 2008 Swedish film about a 12-year-old vampire is more psychological thriller than horror film. Pre-teen Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) finds a friend in Abby (Chloe Moretz), a pale young girl who must have blood to survive. Matt Reeves looks past the bloodlust to show there are scarier things in life than creatures with fangs. R.
Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) and her ne'er-do-well brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) have been each other's support since they were kids. Betty is so confident her brother didn't commit murder, she goes on an 18-year quest to finish high school, college and law school to free Kenny from prison. Rockwell and Swank make the story of "Conviction" a taut tale of devotion, determination and family. R.
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James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo play three lost souls who find hope in unlikely friendships. R.