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Winchester

TERROR IS BUILDING.  In 1906, doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is hired to visit Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren) and assess her mental state; the widow of a famous gun manufacturer has spent years overlooking the seemingly never-ending construction of a mansion in San Jose, California. The Spierig Brothers may know how to put together an … Continue reading Winchester

Annabelle: Creation

YOU DON’T KNOW THE REAL STORY.  In 1955, Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) and six homeless girls arrive at a shelter in the countryside; the house belongs to a doll-maker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife who are still mourning the loss of their daughter 12 years ago. A prequel to Annabelle (2014) made by the director … Continue reading Annabelle: Creation

A Haunted House

THIS $*%! AIN’T PARANORMAL! When Kisha (Essence Atkins) agrees to move into Malcolm’s (Marlon Wayans) home, it doesn’t take long until mysterious things begin to happen; maybe it’s a ghost and maybe it can be caught on video? A spoof of the found-footage genre, the Paranormal Activity movies in particular. Lightweight stuff and very silly; … Continue reading A Haunted House

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), who’s being chased by an undead pirate hunter (Javier Bardem), joins forces with the son (Brenton Thwaites) of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) in the search for the Trident of Poseidon. The fifth entry in the series, this one also in 3D, has a busy plot but still drags for long stretches… … Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Ghostbusters II

BE READY TO BELIEVE US.  Five years after the events in the first film, the Ghostbusters have been forced out of business… but a new supernatural threat against New York City catches their attention. The charm from Ghostbusters (1984) is still intact in this sequel thanks to the wonderful cast, with Peter MacNicol adding fun … Continue reading Ghostbusters II

R.I.P.D.

TO PROTECT AND SERVE THE LIVING. When Boston cop Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is murdered, he is recruited in the afterlife to R.I.P.D. where they hunt souls who refuse to leave the Earth. This 3D action-comedy, that borrows from films like Ghostbusters (1984) and Men in Black (1997), bombed in spite of promising ideas in … Continue reading R.I.P.D.

Ghostbusters

WHO YOU GONNA CALL? When one of New York City’s oldest buildings appears to be haunted, two parapsychologists jump at the chance to see an actual ghost, and drag a skeptical friend (Kristen Wiig) along. The folks behind the original franchise long tried to get a third movie made, but instead we got a remake … Continue reading Ghostbusters