Oculus is definitely worth seeing. What it lacks in scares it makes up for with a mind-bending story and realistic, grotesque body horror.
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Curse of Chucky is at once a reboot and the sixth film in the series, and I would’ve totally gone to the theater to see it. Director Don Mancini has never left Chucky’s world and it shows in the way the movie winds Chucky’s past and present together into a (mostly) coherent story.
Insidious 2 is reminiscent of The Shining but has enough unique elements to stand on its own, as long as you’ve seen the first one.
There are tons of really funny moments in The To Do List. Some are crude and gross, others are just plain comedy gold. Through it all, Brandy’s deadpan character never wavers for long, if at all, until one scene at the very end of the film and that makes it all worth it.
It’s a testament to the strength of the performances that when the end of The Way Way Back came, I didn’t want to say goodbye to the characters.
I didn’t find The Conjuring to be a terrifying film, though there were excellent moments of high tension and some very creepy scenes. It’s worth a look if you’re into horror movies, but watch the dark alleys when you come out. You never know where Annabelle might be lurking . . .
Pacific Rim is a both a homage to the old Kaiju movies and an update of them as well. If you’re old enough, it’ll definitely bring back good memories of watching Godzilla or Gamera crush cities under their rubber feet on TV. And if you’re not, well Pacific Rim is a good place to start.