Tag Archives: Paranormal activity

Fresh director can’t elevate bland horror prequel

3/10 The eminent horror production studio has started to inject real talent into its movies, but it’s clearly not always going to be enough. In Annabelle: Creation, a group of orphans moves into the spacious, rural house of the mysterious … Continue reading

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‘Rings’ a flavorless snoozer

‘Member The Ring? The movie that single-handedly launched the short-lived J-horror period in the early ’00s? It was really popular. Fifteen years ago. In the soft reboot Rings, trouble comes to paradise when Julia (Matilda Lutz) and her boyfriend, Holt … Continue reading

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Nerve is the movie you wanted Ghostbusters to be

You want to watch a movie because it has ladies in it? You want to watch any movie at all? Here you go! This is the movie for you. Nerve follows wallflower Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts) — Vee short for Venus, … Continue reading

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Solid scares, likable cast, but Conjuring 2 is nothing new

Rhiannon Saegert @missmusetta If Insidious 4 The Conjuring 2 really is scarier than the original, it’s because by now, the people making these films have abandoned storytelling in favor of doing what they do best — decent scares. The film begins … Continue reading

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Beasts of no theater

It’s Halloween weekend. There’s nothing new releasing, as studios are afraid of competition during their highest-leverage time slots — and no, Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock Oscarbating don’t count. With no reason to go to a theater, you sit at … Continue reading

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