the conjuring 4

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is a hit, which means it’s only a matter of time before The Conjuring 4 is announced. But where does the franchise go next? The Devil Made Me Do It brings Ed and Lorraine Warren, the ghost hunting couple played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, out of the 1970s and into the 1980s. That opens a world of possibilities. And according to The Devil Made Me Do It director Michael Chaves, one of those possibilities is the infamous Satanic Panic craze of the era.

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the conjuring the devil made me do it review

James Wan was really onto something when he brought the Warrens to the big screen with The Conjuring. Wan may not have known it at the time, but he was launching one of the most successful horror franchises ever, and the secret to the series success remains the ghost-hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren, as played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. The Warrens were real people who claimed to be real paranormal investigators, but there’s a lot of evidence to suggest they were delusional at best or downright frauds at worst. No matter. We’re not dealing with the real Ed and Lorraine in these movies. We’re dealing with something better. And it’s Wilson and Farmiga’s performances that truly seal the deal.

The Warrens, and Wilson and Farmiga, are back yet again for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and whatever the film’s flaws, Ed and Lorraine remain the guiding light we’re continually drawn to. As long as Wilson and Farmiga keep coming back, I hope they never stop making these movies.

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The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It Featurette

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is going to change the established Conjuring formula. While the first two main Conjuring films had paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren dealing with haunted houses, this third film takes the Warrens on the road as they investigate the circumstances surrounding a murder. It’s inspired by the true story of Arne Johnson, who was the first murder suspect in U.S. history to claim demonic possession as a defense at trial. A new The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It featurette has producer James Wan, director Michael Chaves, and stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson talking about the big changes in store for the Warrens.

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The Conjuring 3 Clip

Blockbuster horror makes a return to theaters this summer with The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the third installment in the franchise starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. This time, the Warrens are dealing with a murder case involving demonic possession, and of course there are supernatural happenings abound. A new Conjuring 3 clip shows the duo investigating the woods, and Lorraine has a vision that lures her into danger. Read More »

five days at memorial

Vera Farmiga is set to star in the new Apple TV+ Original, Five Days At Memorial, a limited series from Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Emmy winner Carlton Cuse (Lost) that chronicles the first five days at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.

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hawkeye cast

Just in case you were still waiting for confirmation, it looks like it’s official: Hailee Steinfeld is part of the Hawkeye cast. Steinfeld has been rumored to play Kate Bishop for a while now, but there’s been next to no confirmation. In fact, at one point, Steinfeld seemed to flat-out deny she was even appearing in the series. But the other day, Steinfeld was spotted on the Hawkeye set in character, acting alongside star Jeremy Renner. And now a new report from Variety confirms she’s part of the cast – and she’s got company. Florence Pugh, who will appear in Black Widow, will pop-up on Hawkeye as well. And so will Vera FarmigaBetter Call Saul‘s Tony Dalton, and more.

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Annabelle Comes Home early buzz

Gary Dauberman has been one of the key creative forces responsible for building out James Wan‘s extended Conjuring Universe. He wrote the first two Annabelle movies – the first of which was widely derided, but the follow-up was seen as a significant improvement. Dauberman also wrote the third entry, Annabelle Comes Home, and that new film also marks his directorial debut.

So how did he do? How does this latest Annabelle stack up against the previous entries? The first reviews have arrived, so read on to find out. Read More »

godzilla king of the monsters review

Mass extinction has never looked so gorgeous. Over a period of 132 mind-numbing minutes, Michael Dougherty‘s Godzilla: King of the Monsters lays waste to humanity with stunning tableaus colored in ghostly blues and faded golds, resulting in visual landscapes worthy of Aivazovsky’s brush. It’s a pity the world built around all that jaw-dropping monster mayhem is so damn dull. Cities are leveled, Lovecraftian monsters reign supreme, and the only thing I felt was a bad case of ennui. The ultimate kaiju smack-down shouldn’t be this boring.

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skin trailer

Based on the true story of former Neo-Nazi Bryon Widner, Skin stars Jamie Bell as a skinhead who turns FBI informant against his white supremacist group. Set to be released by A24, Skin dramatizes the story of removing Widner’s removal of his tattoos and breaking out of his white-power group that was the subject in the 2011 documentary Erasing Hate. Watch the Skin trailer below.

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godzilla king of the monsters trailer new

A dazzling new Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer is here to proclaim this is Godzilla’s world, and we’re just living in it. This visually stunning, morbidly humorous new look at the monster epic is scored to a twinkly-then-epic version of “Over the Rainbow”, hinting that director Michael Dougherty is fine leaning into the playful side of mass destruction. Watch the Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer below.

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