Opening today in your local cinema is Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D. Also, Lilli Taylor and Patrick Wilson star in The Conjuring.
The Conjuring -When a rural family of seven begin to suspect that they are not alone on their farmstead, they hire world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to check out their secluded farmhouse.
I had to skip out on the screening for this film due to something crawling into my immune system and dying. Seriously, I feel awful, but I will see The Conjuring this weekend and tell ya all my thoughts later. #Devotion
Then there’s R.I.P.D. –
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance…or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.
I will see this one as well because, well Ryan Reynolds. That is all. R.I.P.D. and The Conjuring open today.
The first official trailer for Insidious: Chapter 2 has made its way onto the interwebs. Of course this is the follow-up to Insidious, the film where the little kid gets coma kidnapped by a demon dude and his hot father played (Patrick Wilson) goes into the netherworld to retrieve him. From the looks of this trailer, Chapter 2 takes place shortly after the first film ended.
The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Insidious: Chapter 2 sees the return of stars: Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins and Barbara Hershey as those wacky Lamberts. My best Facebook friend Lin Shaye also returns.
*Note to my six-year-old niece I’m helping raise, ‘you get possessed if you want, I’m calling the nearest adoption agency.’
I saw Insidious in theaters when it first came out back in April. I was really worried that like with Paranormal Activity it would lose its appeal for me on DVD. I can happily report it did not, Insidious is still a pretty entertaining little film. Yes, that’s a bold statement coming from me who may be called a little too critical but that’s what I’m here for. Now having said that, no it’s not without a few issues, but Insidious is still worth a watch.
Soon after moving into a new home, Josh (Patrick Wilson) and his wife Renai’s (Rose Byrne) son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) falls into a coma and his body starts to attract malevolent forces from a mysterious netherworld. But when the family decides to move again, hoping to leave the evil spirits behind, they realize that their problems are just beginning. James Wan (Saw) directs. The film also features my friend*, Lin Shaye (2001 Maniacs, Critters) as a medium. Continue reading →
And still making me laugh… Rubber opens in Berkeley, CA: Shattuck Cinemas 10
San Francisco, CA: Lumiere Theatre 3
West Los Angeles, CA: Nuart Theatre
New York, NY: Cinema Village
Austin, TX: Alamo Ritz
Show of hands. Tired of possession, yet? Too bad, here’s another one. This one is called Insidious and it stars Nite Owl Patrick Wilson. This film played some film festivals last year, and oddly enough, I have no jokes to make. But, I will say I’m almost over the possession movies, we’ve got to stop beating stuff to death folks. Vampires were the new black, now its possession. Just saying. This one opens April 1st.
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.