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Review: AQUAMAN, Throwing Caution to the Sea, and Back Again

Get ready to get wet, for good reason.

Hollywood Horror - How far can the truth be stretched before it's unacceptable

Being a big fan of horror movies in general, I understand that to fully enjoy them there has to be a suspension of disbelief. Most of the times with the genre this isn’t a problem, but what if the horror...

The Nun From THE CONJURING 2 Is Getting Her Own Movie!

In case you missed it, the other day New Line announced that they are moving ahead on a Nun spinoff from the popular The Conjuring franchise. Confessionals will never be the same again.    This is the second spinoff film...

Review: In THE CONJURING 2, The Warrens' Second Commission Is Not As Great

The Conjuring 2 has at least two crosses to bear. Firstly, it's burdened with being based on the exploits of a well-documented real-life demonologist couple, Ed and Lorraine Warren. Audiences expect authenticity. Secondly, it's a summer tentpole sequel for a...

Destroy All Monsters: Universal's Monster Movies Ate The Summer Of 2015

Earlier this month Universal took the record for the fastest studio to the $2 billion mark (domestically) in any given year. This isn't particularly surprising - Universal has ruled the roost since Furious 7 came out in April, with an...

Review: INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, Less Than What Came Before

As with the first two films in the series, Insidious: Chapter 3 delivers a very audience-friendly experience, which bolsters a tepid movie that is only occasionally effective. Writer Leigh Whannell, making his directorial debut, includes an abundance of moments intended...

James Wan Confirmed For AQUAMAN And ROBOTECH

THR's Heat Vision Blog just reported that Furious 7 and The Conjuring director James Wan is now confirmed for DC's Aquaman and Sony's big screen adaptation of Robotech. "The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James's span of work...

Destroy All Monsters: Dudes With Feelings In FURIOUS 7

I suppose the reason we continue to tolerate - all right, adore - the Fast and the Furious franchise is the degree to which it's simply so amiably palms-up about everything. It knows what it's about, and based on the...

Review: FURIOUS 7, Super-Charged And Super-Sized

Big, loud, macho cool. It took some convincing to get me to believe that there was anything more to the Fast & Furious series than that. By the time part five rolled around, I had still never seen one of these...

*UPDATED* Sahamongkol Blocks FURIOUS 7 From Release In Thailand Over Tony Jaa Contract Dispute

[Engines are revving with news that Thailand's Civil Court has struck down the injunction against releasing Furious 7 following an appeal filed by Jaa, Universal and UIP.]The ongoing drama between Thai star Tony Jaa and Sia Jiang - the head...

In The New FURIOUS 7 Trailer You Will Believe Cars Can Fly

There probably aren't many action cinema fans out there that don't believe the Fast & Furious franchise can pretty much do anything it wants to do... and do it well. But if not, the following trailer should prove any doubters...

FURIOUS 7: Big Game Spot Takes Crazy To A Whole 'Nother Level

So as the Big Game goes on tonight we get our godly share of Big Game promos and the one for Furious 7 is just bonkers. Bonkers in such a good way. Vin Diesel jumping from one building to another in...

This First FURIOUS 7 Trailer Makes You Wish Your Family Was Like This

So. The first trailer for the seventh film in the Fast and the Furious franchise dropped like an atomic bomb today! If there were any concerns that the departure of Justin Lin, who, let's be honest here, turned this franchise...

First Teaser Trailer For INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 Suggests Sequel Scares

The first teaser trailer for horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3 paints a familiar prequel picture. Dermot Mulroney stars as a paternal figure with a lovely teenage daughter (Stefanie Scott). They've recently moved to Chicago, next door to a family with a...

Review: ANNABELLE Is Worse Than Being Given An Antique Doll As A Gift

It is understandable that Warner Brothers and New Line would want to continue the success of last year's The Conjuring. The period haunted house flick proved a surprise summer smash last year, grossing over $300 million worldwide. Annabelle focuses on...

ANNABELLE: The Doll From THE CONJURING Breaks Out In First Trailer

Stuck in the basement under lock and key for much of 2013's The Conjuring, the demonic doll known as Annabelle breaks out in her own spin-off movie later this year. And now the first official trailer has been unleashed. As Eric...

Review: INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 Teeters On The Edge Of Horror Hokum

Less nerve-jangling than nerve-nudging, Insidious: Chapter 2 nontheless tweaks horror conventions with verve and surety of craft, taking the sequel into the realm of confrontational thrillers with a supernatural twist. It is a very bizarre realm, indeed. James Wan has...

Hey Chicago! Win Tickets For INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 Screening

I am stoked for three reasons: (1) James Wan makes fun movies that have tons of re-watchability; (2) He has a penchant for paying homage to Mario Bava; (3) I got to interview him and Leigh Whannell for Insidious and...

Opening In Mexico: JURASSIC PARK 3D And THE CONJURING

Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park turned 20 on June 11, 2013. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, it was converted to 3D and released theatrically in the US back in April. Jurassic Park 3D finally opens in Mexico on August 23. Jason...

Review: THE CONJURING Will Scare You, Not Scar You

Let's be blunt: most wide-release horror films are bad. They tend to be either watered-down, teen-friendly PG-13 mediocrities that aren't scary; or gruesome, R-rated endurance tests that aren't scary either. It almost feels miraculous when something genuinely scary finds its...