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There are two decent Amityville Horror movies: the 1979 original starring Margot Kidder and James Brolin, released when some still believed the book it was based on was a true story; and 2016's The Conjuring 2, which features a big scene in the infamous eye-window house, and is technically not part of the 18-film series anyway. Based on the below clip, it's safe to assume that Amityville: The Awakening will not do anything to save the series.

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The Lego Ninjago Movie starts like a strobe light and ends like a night light. At first, it's bright, loud, fast, and in your face — a constant barrage of visuals and sounds. Then it slows down considerably, focusing on the story and character development. One part is better than the other but neither is great, and, unlike Legos, they just don't fit together.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle has the umbrella guns, missile-firing cars, and suit-wearing secret agents that you've been wanting to see. More surprisingly, the second movie to spring from the Kingsman/The Secret Service comic-book franchise makes a good case for what can be gained in adapting works across different mediums, like a heart beating underneath all that explosive cheesy popcorn.

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Hollywood is struggling through a particularly rough financial patch at the moment, and it's throwing blame in every direction. Its favourite target over the last ten years has been technological disruption. Netflix, home theatres and MoviePass in the US have all been cited as box office grim reapers. The latest target, Rotten Tomatoes, is the dumbest excuse yet.

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Mouse Guard is an award-winning comic book series, written and illustrated by David Petersen, about medieval mice protecting their own. Last year, a writer was hired to adapt it — and now, a director may actually be turning its lush world of marauding mice into a movie.

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Coming in September for consoles and October for PC, Destiny 2 is the sequel to Bungie's multiplatform, life-eating, scifi video game. As sometimes happens, it's being heralded with a splashy teaser starring actually living, breathing human beings. This one was helmed by ascendant Hollywood talent Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the director behind Kong: Skull Island, and it's pretty great.