As part of an exclusive virtual event, I got a chance to watch the first 11 minutes of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Introducing the footage was director Michael Chaves, who takes over from James Wan. Wan created and directed the first two films in the franchise and produced this one.
Annabelle Comes Home isn’t the film it’s being marketed as, and that’s actually a good thing.
The biggest problem with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, other than its complete and utter contempt for wonderment or originality, is the ridiculous belief that the viewer should care about a bunch of characters that are so poorly written that they barely qualify as archetypes.
Writer-director Shana Feste’s Boundaries is the kind of quirky indie movie that would be fine only if you left the second the plot kicks in.
While the idea of aging Liam Neeson as an action star has become something of a punchline recently, his latest genre effort and collaboration with filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, The Commuter, does a fine job of illustrating why he keeps getting these roles. Grounding an admittedly silly, implausible, but entertaining story of an everyman pulled into a deadly situation, Neeson and Serra’s familiarity with such material and each other’s particular set of skills makes for a delightful, well crafted B-movie confection.
New arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray this week: Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the sci-fi thriller, Source Code, by Moon director Duncan Jones; plus a look at the drama Trust, starring Clive Owen and directed by David Schwimmer.
Opening in a theatre near you this weekend: Jake Gyllenhaal relives the past as he looks for answers in the thriller Source Code; James Marsden gets in the Easter (candy) spirit in Hop; and horror comes home in the film Insidious.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray I review Jason Reitman‘s Oscar-nominated Up In The Air; Michael Moore‘s quasi-documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story; the animated adventure, Planet 51; plus a look at Oscar-winner, Precious.
Coming out this week in theatres, George Clooney stars in Jason Reitman‘s new comedic-drama, Up In The Air; Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Brothers; and a quick look at the heist film Armored, starring Matt Dillon.