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    The Conjuring Universe Thread



    Pseudo-sequel to James Wan's The Conjuring. Third feature from cinematographer John Leonetti, who also did Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and The Butterfly Effect 2.

    Releasing October 13, 2014.

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    Love, love, LOVED The Conjuring, but this doesn't look too good.

    Third feature from cinematographer John Leonetti, who also did Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and The Butterfly Effect 2.
    Wow. That's a filmography to be proud of.

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    The conjuring went a little overboard during the finale, but an exceptionally unsettling experience all the same.

    This looks like one of the more pointless prequels.
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    • Sleepless in Seattle (Ephron, 1993) ♦♦
    • Lukas (Leclercq, 2018) ♦♦♦
    • The Meg (Turteltaub, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Ant-Man and the Wasp (Reed, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Skyscraper (Thurber, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Blow Out (De Palma, 1981) ♦♦♦
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    yep, I love The Conjuring too but have no interest in this.

    I wonder if Lorraine Warren doesn't want to sell the rights to a new story, so they had no choice but to go back to Annabelle.

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    Quote Quoting KK2.0 (view post)
    I wonder if Lorraine Warren doesn't want to sell the rights to a new story, so they had no choice but to go back to Annabelle.
    A real Conjuring sequel is coming for Halloween 2015 with Farmiga and Wilson back as the Warrens, but the studio understandably realized they could fast-track a considerably less expensive but still brand-recognizable spin-off for this year.

    Its production cost is apparently $5 million. They'll make that back opening night.
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    ooh, thanks for the input, i rather wait for the true sequel then.

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    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (James Wan)



    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3065204/

    US release June 10, 2016
    Matchcut: A vicious snowflake

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    Excellent teaser. Looks beautiful.

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    I kinda regret watching that teaser, since I'm only remembering now how many of the original's best moments were spoiled with its promo material. But in addition to that, I mostly just resented how the "true story" aspects of it felt like it kept it so close to the ground creatively. Even its most effective scares are relatively (cheaply) jumpy - or at least "You didn't think that ghost would pop up there!" in nature. Not to mention no supernatural force could actually build stakes of hurting anyone since obviously nothing happened in real life.

    I sorta just hope Wan goes all out with this since he has nothing to lose. He made the 6th highest grossing film of all time right before this, and he already has Aquaman lined up with the same studio. So, I mean, I'm not a fan of the first one, since for all the handsomeness of its production, it just elicits a shrug when I think about it, but if he just makes this one as compelling and unsettling as the first half of Insidious, and at least a little bit as loony and unpredictable as its second half (or all of Furious 7, really), and I'll be happy.
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    Blindspotting (Estrada, 2018) – ***½ / 8.4
    Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018) – ***½ / 8.6
    Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018) – ***½ / 8.5
    Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018) – **** / 9.2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) – **½ / 5.9
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    Love the first, look forward to this one!
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    • The Lift (Maas, 1983) ♦♦♦½ -- rewatch
    • Suspiria (Argento, 1977) ♦♦♦ -- rewatch
    • The Predator (Black, 2018) ♦♦
    • A Star is Born (Cooper, 2018) ♦♦♦½
    • Sleepless in Seattle (Ephron, 1993) ♦♦
    • Lukas (Leclercq, 2018) ♦♦♦
    • The Meg (Turteltaub, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Ant-Man and the Wasp (Reed, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Skyscraper (Thurber, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Blow Out (De Palma, 1981) ♦♦♦
    • Tomb Raider (Uthaug, 2018) ♦½
    • Mission Impossible - Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) ♦♦♦♦

    TV

    • The Vietnam War (2017) ♦♦♦♦ // Homeland (S7) ♦♦♦♦ // The Bridge (SE/DK) (S4) ♦♦♦♦
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    WB is being sued for $900 million because of this. They get frivolously sued by authors a lot, but this guy may actually have a case because he apparently does hold rights to the Warrens' life story.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr...anchise-990107

    The most fascinating part is this:

    According to the complaint, Brittle's attorneys sent a cease and desist to defendants before the release of The Conjuring 2, but they claimed the films weren't based on The Demonologist but instead on "historical facts."

    It's a common argument raised during copyright dust-ups involving true life tales. Here, though, Brittle's legal team says it has an ace in the hole: The Demonologist isn't historical fact because the Warrens lied about what happened in their stories.

    "Lorraine and Ed Warrens claims of what happened in their Perron Farmhouse Case File, which the Defendants freely and publicly admit their The Conjuring movie was based on, does not at all jive with the real historical facts," Henry writes. "This is a pattern of deceit that is part of a scheme that the Warrens have perpetuated for years ... There are no historical facts of a witch ever existing at the Perron farmhouse, a witch hanging herself, possession, Satanic worship or child sacrifice."
    Essentially this lawsuit hinges on the argument on whether or not demons are real, lol.
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    Well Universal gave up on the Dark Universe, so they are going full board on the Conjuring Universe.

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    Dammit.

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    I want to see a preview for The Nun as the last Annabelle was pretty damn fun.

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    I mean... I'm not wholly against this. The Conjuring was a strong showing, The Conjuring 2 was less cohesive but more idiosyncratic and had a few standout sequences (the guitar, the interview), and Annabelle: Creation - it may just be an exercise in tensing up the audience, but it tensed me up for the entire runtime.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Well Universal gave up on the Dark Universe, so they are going full board on the Conjuring Universe.

    The Conjuring (2013)
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    Annabelle (2014)
    Annabelle: Creation (2017)
    The Nun (2018)

    New release scheduled for July 3, 2019
    and it's Annabelle 3

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    Trailer sometime this week


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    I like the universe, so I'm in.

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    Guys, do me a favor. Watch this with headphones on. Tell me if you had the same reaction I did.



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    Yes twas a good jump scare (with headphones) Duke but hardly original in the realm of movie trailers. Many end with a burst of adrenaline. But bring it on! I fucking love Annabelle.
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    • Lukas (Leclercq, 2018) ♦♦♦
    • The Meg (Turteltaub, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Ant-Man and the Wasp (Reed, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Skyscraper (Thurber, 2018) ♦♦½
    • Blow Out (De Palma, 1981) ♦♦♦
    • Tomb Raider (Uthaug, 2018) ♦½
    • Mission Impossible - Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) ♦♦♦♦

    TV

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    Jump scares always get me. It seems I'm a naturally jumpy individual.

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    James Wan Calls Annabelle 3 “Night at the Museum with Annabelle”

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    James Wan Calls Annabelle 3 “Night at the Museum with Annabelle”
    That whole room of artifacts comes alive I'm guessing.

    Fuk.

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    This is rad as hell


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    Nice. I think VR is eventually going to bring a whole new approach to movies that wasn't possible before.

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