Movie Review: THE CONJURING 2

THE CONJURING 2 | © 2016 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Lauren Esposito, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney Writers: Carey W. Hayes & Chad Hayes & James Wan and David Leslie Johnson, story by Carey W. Hayes & Chad Hayes & James Wan Director: James Wan Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 10, 2016 THE CONJURING 2 is a properly scary movie that makes no apologies. If it seems like invoking Freddie Krueger at a couple of points seems like it will work, then that’s what it does. If it simultaneously brings forth real-life photos and recordings to back up […]Read On »

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THE CONJURING 2: Screenwriter Carey W. Hayes talks new sequel – Exclusive Interview

THE CONJURING 2 movie poster | ©2016 Warner Bros./New Line Cinema

The 2013 horror film THE CONJURING was an account of married paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, played respectively by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, looking into a case of demonic possession tormenting the Perron family. The film, directed by James Wan and written by brothers Chad and Carey W. Hayes, was based on the real-life Warrens’ and Perrons’ account of those events. The Warrens were also the first researchers on the scene in the notorious Amityville case, and they later went to England to look into what is known as the Enfield Haunting. This is the subject of THE […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ANNABELLE

ANNABELLE movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O’Malley, Brian Howe, Eric Ladin Writer: Gary Dauberman Director: John R. Leonetti Distributor: Warner Bros./New Line Release Date: October 3, 2014 ANNABELLE is a prequel to last year’s THE CONJURING, explaining the history of that way creepy doll that was seen in the earlier film. We even get a scene from the earlier film, with two young nurses earnestly explaining to psychic investigator Ed Warren (who is off-screen here, though his voice is still that of THE CONJURING’s Patrick Wilson, going uncredited in ANNABELLE) that the doll one […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Lili Taylor captains the new Fox sci-fi series

Lili Taylor in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In the future according to ALMOST HUMAN, on Fox Mondays at 8 PM, every police officer will have an android partner. Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) is different in that his new partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) is an android who has feelings. Presiding over their precinct is Captain Sandra Maldonado, played by Lili Taylor. This has been a busy year for the Illinois-born actress, who also played a possessed mother of five in the summer feature hit THE CONJURING and Gypsy matriarch Lynda Rumancek on the Netflix original series HEMLOCK GROVE. Taylor has been nominated for two Guest Actress Emmys […]Read On »

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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY | (c) 2013 Disney Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies MONSTERS UNIVERSITY – One of the most popular family films of the last decade was MONSTERS INC. that introduced a whole set of characters centered on scaring little kids in order to power their world. So how do you follow up on such a monster of a […]Read On »

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Interview: Todd McFarlane on SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE

SUPERHEROES A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE | (c) 2013 PBS

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is a three-hour documentary on comic books and the culture they’ve created that airs Tuesday October 15 on PBS. Documentarian Michael Kantor says, “We made this series so that no parent would ever throw out their kids’ comic books again. This series is not just for comic book geeks – it’s funded both by the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of Humanities, and it contextualizes the stories of comic book superheroes within the greater history, that of the Great Depression, World War II, the congressional witch hunts of the 1950s, the Watergate […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE CONJURING Los Angeles Premiere

Vera Farmiga at the premiere of THE CONJURING | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere of THE CONJURING, a New Line Cinema Film, Safran Company/Evergreen Group Production of a James Wan Film on July 15th at the Cinerama Dome. THE CONJURING is based on a true story of the Perron Family who lived in a secluded farmhouse, which was terrorized by a dark force. The story tells the tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help this family. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Mackenzie Foy, Joey […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE CONJURING

THE CONJURING movie poster | ©2013 Warner Bros./New Line

Rating: R Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor Writers: Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes Director: James Wan Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: July 19, 2013 THE CONJURING is a bit of an oddity. It is undeniably scary, yet takes what feels like a lot of time out to do some very on-the-nose bits about faith and marriage. It’s a bit like if THE EXORCIST was remade by one of those “this is good for you” religious TV channels. Ed and Lorraine Warren (played here by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively) were a real-life married couple […]Read On »

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