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    Insidious: The Last Key (Adam Robitel)

    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (Noé, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    I haven't seen this movie. I haven't seen any of the movies in this series.

    I just thought this 2018 forum needed something in it.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (Noé, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    I'll resume my interest in this series as soon as they stop making prequels, and/or James Wan returns to direct.

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    It's.......okay. The atmospheric horror is still there, the film's cinematography works when it's stylized, and it's refreshing to see a character-centric horror film about a 74-year-old woman rather than a teenager. But it tried to be minimalistic this time around and a lot of times, it just made the terrible dialogue stand out. It's good for the scares and Lin Shaye, but that's it.

    EDIT: Of course, being in a theater with a giant screen only to have the movie projected in a smaller resolution so that there was black on all four sides of the screen didn't keep me engaged as I should have been.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

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    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
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    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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    How doe sit compare to the previous movies? I found the first two pretty decent, and the third movie awful.

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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    I haven't seen this movie. I haven't seen any of the movies in this series.

    I just thought this 2018 forum needed something in it.
    You should see these. I haven't seen this one, yet, but the other Insidious films, along with The Conjuring films, are fantastic. Easily my favorite modern horror offerings.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    You should see these. I haven't seen this one, yet, but the other Insidious films, along with The Conjuring films, are fantastic. Easily my favorite modern horror offerings.
    Both of them are great, but I'm in the minority that prefers the Insidious franchise to the Conjuring franchise. There's something about The Further that I find really compelling.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    You should see these. I haven't seen this one, yet, but the other Insidious films, along with The Conjuring films, are fantastic. Easily my favorite modern horror offerings.
    I want to! Someday I have to catch up on this decade's horror so that I can tell the difference between Insidious, The Conjuring and Sinister.
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (Noé, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    "Here's some money, go see a Conjuring."


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    The Nun's coming out this year. Hurry up Spiney! You won't be able to keep up otherwise.
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    • Son of Saul (Nemes, 2015) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Cast Away (Zemeckis, 2000) ✦✦✦✦ -- rewatch
    • Hudson Hawk (Lehmann, 1991) [+]
    • Extraction (Hargrave, 2020) ✦✦½ [-]
    • Underwater (Eubank, 2020) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Leviathan (Cosmatos, 1989) ✦✦ [-] -- rewatch
    • The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993) ✦✦✦½ [-]
    • The Call of the Wild (Sanders, 2020) ✦✦ [+]
    • Saving Mr. Banks (Hancock, 2013) ✦✦½ [-]
    • The Princess Bride (Reiner, 1987) ✦✦ [+]
    • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi, 2016) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020) ✦✦✦✦

    TV

    • Ozark (S1) ✦✦✦½ [-] / Killing Eve (S3) ✦✦ [+] / Orange is the New Black (S7) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Orange is the New Black (S6) ✦✦½ [+] / The Man in the High Castle (S4) ✦✦✦½ [+] / Orange is the New Black (S5) ✦½ [+]

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    • Patriot Games / Clear and Present Danger (Noyce, 1992/1994) -- 4K Ultra HD / Paramount Pictures
    • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Spielberg, 1982) -- 4K Ultra HD / Universal Studios
    • Schindler's List (Spielberg, 1993) -- 4K Ultra HD / Universal Studios
    • Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg, 1998) -- 4K Ultra HD / Paramount Pictures
    • Spider-Man 2 (Raimi, 2004) -- 4K Ultra HD / Sony Pictures


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    The Conjuring 2 was garbage.

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    It really wasn't, though.

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    Im with Spinal.

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    The Conjuring 2 was brilliant.

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    I really liked The Conjuring, and loved both The Conjuring 2 and Insidious. I have not seen the rest of the series.

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    Quote Quoting TGM (view post)
    I'll resume my interest in this series as soon as they stop making prequels, and/or James Wan returns to direct.
    Same here. Wan seems done with horror save for The Conjuring series so its unlikely he comes back.

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Same here. Wan seems done with horror save for The Conjuring series so its unlikely he comes back.
    I'll also take Mike Flanagan, should he for some reason decide to take this franchise on.

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    Insidious - 8
    Insidious 2 - 5
    Insidious 3 - 6
    The Conjuring - 8.5
    The Conjuring 2 - 4
    Sinister - 7

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Insidious - 8
    Insidious 2 - 5
    Insidious 3 - 6
    The Conjuring - 8.5
    The Conjuring 2 - 4
    Sinister - 7
    Hot take of the week!

    The Conjuring - ★★★★
    The Conjuring 2 - ★★★★
    Insidious - ★★★½
    Insidious 2 - ★★★½
    Sinister - ★★½
    Insidious 3 - ★½

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    I don't do ratings, but to rank 'em...

    The Conjuring 2
    Insidious 2
    Insidious
    The Conjuring
    Insidious 3

    I haven't seen Sinister.

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    I just really really like the bit in The Conjuring 2 where Patrick Wilson plays guitar and sings Elvis to the kids, and then you see him look at Vera Farmiga, and it's just an astoundingly sweet-hearted moment in a horror film.

    Well, okay, that and the bit where he's speaking to the girl/demon, and you see her shift behind him while staying out of focus in one long shot.

    Those were fantastic scenes.

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    Quote Quoting Dead & Messed Up (view post)
    I just really really like the bit in The Conjuring 2 where Patrick Wilson plays guitar and sings Elvis to the kids, and then you see him look at Vera Farmiga, and it's just an astoundingly sweet-hearted moment in a horror film.

    Well, okay, that and the bit where he's speaking to the girl/demon, and you see her shift behind him while staying out of focus in one long shot.

    Those were fantastic scenes.
    Those are also my two favorite scenes in the movie.

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    I found the singing to be cringe-inducingly bad.

    And it didn’t have a single decent scare. Too many cheap jumps, not enough startling imagery or tension.

    The nun was just silly.

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    The Nun was excellent. So good in fact, they are making a whole movie about it.

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    I found the nun unintentionally funny. It was so forced. The whole evil nun image is so overdone.

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