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RED 2 and Turbo disappoint, The Hunt and The Conjuring get scary and The Act of Killing amazes

They try hard but Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren deliver less in the sequel RED 2.

Favourite Books of 2009: The Kindly Ones and Suite Francaise

I had a lot of books on my bedside table this year. Two stand out.