Review – The Commuter

Has anyone played the same exact character archetype with the regularity and consistency of Liam Neeson?  This time, he reunites with director Jaume Collet-Serra (who won me over entirely with this underrated 2016 gem) as they are joined by The Conjuring alumnae Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson for The Commuter, an action-thriller set upon a commuter train. ... Continue Reading →

Review – Insidious: The Last Key

Insidious: The Last Key is hitting at a poor time for me as I'm trying to catch all of the prestige films that are swamping theaters and also balancing work and family.  It's tough and this film, though I liked the earlier installments well enough, hasn't exactly been the top priority on my list.  Nonetheless,... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Conjuring

Original US release date: July 19, 2013 Production budget: $20,000,000 Worldwide gross: $318,000,141 Horror movies come and go at a brisk pace.  They're cheap enough to produce and popular enough as a genre that it's harder to lose money on them than it is to make a profit.  They typically don't break box office records. ... Continue Reading →

40. The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring is one of my two favorite scary movies (along with The Ring).  It was not only a great scary movie, but it was a great movie, period, regardless of genre.  The performances, the directing, the story, and how everything connected all worked to create a tight, compelling film that was made all the... Continue Reading →

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