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Set in Laguna Beach, two best friends (
The plot is twisty, and the violence swift, gruesome and terrifying, especially when Del Toro is on screen. His wolfish grin can be slyly funny but is usually the signal something nasty is about to happen.
Hayek is a standout too — a savvy businesswoman with Cleopatra hair who thinks nothing of kidnapping, torture and murder.
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And in Oliver Stone's film, it does.
Spinning a web with an edge in
There's now a gritty edge to all the action. There's a realistic tone to the personal dramas of Spidey's double life as teenager Peter Parker.
Emma Stone is outstanding as Peter's high school sweetheart.
SUSANNE PEREZ lives in Costa Mesa and is an executive assistant for a company in Irvine.