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.
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.
Darren Aronofsky's mother! is gruelling and gruesome. It's a deliberately pretentious art-house movie, cast with some of the biggest stars on the planet. It's horrifying on many levels — and yet there's something deeply admirable about it. Whatever the opposite of "crowd-pleaser" is, this movie is it.
Most news that comes out about the DC Extended Universe on film makes it sound a bit more messy than the relatively tidy and intricate Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to the Chris McKay, that might be the result of Warner Bros. focusing on something unique in the world of superhero movies. The directors.
Video: Laughs, drama, music, family — the latest trailer for Pixar's Coco has it all. While the last few trailers did a great job of hiding much of what Coco is, this new one sets up the story and stakes very directly. The result is more drama than before, but also more humour — and still plenty of gorgeous visuals. Check it out.
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.
In the 1990s, between The Rocketeer, The Shadow, and The Phantom, standalone, retro-styled comics films had a moment. Only one, however, featured Billy Zane galloping through the streets of New York City on horseback while wearing a skintight purple unitard. It's hard to argue with anything so cheerfully corny.
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.