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Bad Seeds: the evil children that came before Orphan (Video)

I saw Orphan recently, and was surprisingly impressed. The House Next Door recently published a video history of creepy children on film. The list is great and delves much deeper than most lists, which peak at the girl from The Exorcist or the girls from The Shining. You can view it after the jump, at the end of this post.

Orphan seems to be drawing some post-release buzz. Hunter Stephenson (/Film) thinks it has the makings of a cult classic.

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Super crime fighting hamsters beat Harry Potter at the box office (Weekend Report)

Say it ain't so! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been dethroned after one weekend. Bummer. Perhaps if the movie was better this wouldn't happen. Nonetheless, Disney's new 3D superhero animated hamster movie, G-Force, edged out Potter, taking in $31,656,934 to Potter's $29,462,187. This is despite the fact that Potter (4,325) was in 600+ more cinemas than G-Force (3,697). Half-Blood Prince dropped 62% from last weekend. For context, Order of the Phoenix lost about 58% of its audience during the second weekend.

On a sadder note, The Ugly Truth debuted in third with $27,605,576, despite showing in 800 less theaters than G-Force (2,882). Why is this sad? Well because it actually had a higher per-theater average than the other two! Don't go see this, you won't like it, and I'm not a romantic comedy hater. It deserves a swift fall off the charts.

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