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Review: The Conjuring

The-Conjuring-PosterNot only is “The Conjuring” loaded with nightmarish scenarios, but it boasts an exceptional amount of character development, making the experience far more than just a good scare, rather a truly thoughtful and all-consuming experience.

Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) are a husband-wife team of demonologists. When they’re not giving lectures on their work, they’re making house calls. While the majority result in totally logical explanations for seemingly unnatural bumps in the night, occasionally they do encounter the real deal. One such case occurs when they visit the Perron family in the 1970s.

Right as they walk through the door of their new Harrisville, Rhode Island home, Carolyn and Roger Perron (Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston) and their five daughters immediately notice something isn’t quite right. Their dog acts up and they catch whiffs of a strange smell here and there, but it’s nothing they can’t blame on the mildly deteriorating condition of their new abode. However, when things turn violent and the safety of their children is clearly at risk, Carolyn tracks down Ed and Lorraine and insists they come over to assess their situation.

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From the Set of James Wan’s The Conjuring

Lili-Taylor-The-ConjuringI’d like to bet a number of you at least wonder whether or not paranormal activities really go down. No? Are you a total nonbeliever? Perhaps you should look into the work of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a husband-wife team of paranormal investigators who’ve logged some incredible, out-of-this-world happenings including the infamous Amityville Horror.

With loads of supposedly true experiences ripe for a big screen adaptation, the Warrens’ files are a Hollywood goldmine and Warner Bros. knows it. The studio now has The Conjuring on the way, a film that tells the true story of the Perrons, a family of seven living in Rhode Island that suffers at the hands of sinister spirits in their own home in the 1970s. Lili Taylor stars as the matriarch, Carolyn Perron, and Ron Livingston as her husband, Roger. Desperate to keep their children safe, Carolyn and Ron call in Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) to investigate.

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Screen Rant’s 10 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2013

Horror-Movie-Preivew-2013Ready for a year of straight slasher flicks, horror anthologies, paranormal entities, home invasions, and more? 2013 is due to cover just about every corner of the horror genre – including remakes, adaptations, and even a few original ideas, too.

There’s dozens of prospective nightmare-inducing productions on the way (or already in theaters), but we’ve narrowed it down to the 10 that pack the most promising source material, stellar teams of talent, innovative core concepts and/or the potential for unprecedented carnage.

Check out our 10 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2013.

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Interview: The Dark Knight Rises And Oz: The Great And Powerful’s Joey King

Make way for Joey King. At just 12-years-old, the young actress has already starred in her own feature film, Ramona and Beezus, and tacked on about eight other big screen titles to her resume. But, of course, it’s not just about lengthening your list of screen credits, but lengthening that list with films of quality and boy does King have some potential hits on the way.

Next out of the gate for King will be the third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises. Then, on March 8th, 2013, King will grace the screen as China Girl in Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful. But wait; there’s more! King also snagged her very first series regular role for NBC’s upcoming romantic comedy Bent.

See what I mean? We’ve got a hefty dose of King on the way! But, even with all this work to get to, King still makes time for her family and a good deal of charitable causes, too. Apparently, there’s near to nothing King can’t do – with her pig Jay Jay by her side, of course. It isn’t time to chat about The Dark Knight Rises or Oz: The Great and Powerful just yet, but check out everything else on King’s plate in the interview below.

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Review: Battle: Los Angeles

We were so close. Thirty minutes into Battle: Los Angeles, you’re sure director Jonathan Liebesman has done it. We meet our main players, they’re sent into battle, lives are lost and you’re genuinely sick to your stomach with grief. If aliens ever did come to earth looking to take over, this is what the war would feel like. Sadly, that success is then tarnished by more of the same, unrealistic heroic garbage.

It’s August 12th, 2011 and the world is at war. What NASA suspects to be incoming meteors, turns out to be an invading alien race – a hostel one. The enemy ships assume positions near major cities across the globe and send their units in to take out everyone in sight. Our only hope for survival lies in the armed forces.

The film focuses on a particular platoon fighting the invaders in Los Angeles. Fresh out of training, 2nd Lt. William Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez) is appointed to lead a team of men at a moment’s notice. He’s joined by SSgt. Michael Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), a seasoned marine struggling to get past a mission gone wrong. The unit is assigned to rescue a group of civilians holed up in a police station in the middle of the mayhem. They’ve got three hours to complete the rescue and make it back to safety before an airstrike demolishes the area.

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Daring to Dream: Casting ‘The Hunger Games’ Movie

I’ve never been a big reader, but in the last few years picked up the hobby of reading books being adapted to film. Even after plowing through dozens, I still never understood the people who would willingly sit all day, flipping pages until they finished an entire book. You know, like the Harry Potter fans. I enjoyed reading, but never felt desperate to see what happens next in exchange for food, sleep or just time to zone out – until I picked up The Hunger Games.

Suzanne Collin‘s book is hands down, the most fantastic piece I’ve ever read. Not only did I read obsessively only stopping to get some work done, but I actually was compelled to read it again, a first for me, and then go on to do the same with the sequel, Catching Fire. You’ll be hooked from the very first page of the soon-to-be three-book series, when you meet the story’s hero, Katniss Everdeen. She lives in Panem, the country formed after the destruction of North America. It consists of the wealthy Capitol and 12 districts, the last of which Katniss calls home. Once every year, each district must select two residents, one boy and one girl both between the ages of 12 and 18, and send them to the Captiol to compete in the Hunger Games, a televised battle to the death.

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Review: Ramona And Beezus

People of all ages talk about Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona books fondly, but that still doesn’t classify the series as one for all ages. The stories are for children, and adults just remember them tenderly and enjoy sharing them with their kids; that doesn’t mean the book-to-film adaptation needs to directly appeal to older crowds as well. If only the filmmakers would have ditched such a deliberate attempt at making Ramona and Beezus adult-friendly, perhaps the film would have been as successful as the source material.

Ramona and Beezus is a mash up of Cleary’s beloved books about a little girl and her big sister. The series begins with the character at age four, but the film stars Joey King as a 9-year-old Ramona Quimby with her sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) a teen in high school. They love each other, but Beezus often admits sometimes she just can’t stand her troublemaker of a little sister. Most kids Ramona’s age create their fair share of problems, but Ramona’s wild imagination gets way out of hand a little too often.

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