Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2

Year Released: 2016
Directors Name: James Wan
Lead Actors: Vera Farmiga | Patrick Wilson | Madison Wolfe
Production Company: New Line Cinema | Atomic Monster | Evergreen Media Group
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Rating27-10

 

Storyline: In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, England, where single mother Peggy Hodgson believes that something evil is in her home. When Peggy’s youngest daughter starts showing signs of demonic possession, Ed and Lorraine attempt to help the besieged girl, only to find themselves targeted by the malicious spirits.

Review

I can be very harsh in reviewing horror movies. I have seen so many and not many scare me anymore. I stopped looking for a movie that scared me and more of a horror movie that I enjoyed and felt I could watch again. I enjoyed the first Conjuring movie. I thought it was really good and I have seen it several times now.

The second one is going to be no different. I have actually found myself thinking of a movie and wanting to watch it again, only to realize the movie I am thinking about is The Conjuring 2 and I can’t really afford to go see that again at the moment.

As far as the storyline goes, it was well written. It kept me interested throughout the entire movie, trying to figure out what exactly was going on. At times it even had me believing it was about a hoax instead of a haunting. The storyline moves along fairly quick and I don’t recall finding myself bored at any moment in the movie.

There are a few jump scares that I thought were very well done. Of course, you can see them coming for the most part, but a few will still surprise you.

As far as scary goes, there is one character in this movie that I thought might actually fallow me into my dreams. And I promise it wasn’t the nun that you see in the previews.
Although, the nun character is rather sinister and creepy, we all have seen her in the commercials. Everyone knows she or rather, it, will be in the movie. The character that really got me is called the crooked man, and while the animation of him is 80’s style CGI the concept was spine tingling.

 

The actors were fantastic as always. I love Vera Farmiga in everything she has done and she is the perfect actress for Lorraine Warren. Madison Wolfe, who plays Janet Hodgson is such an amazing actress. While I have not seen her in other movies, I do look forward to seeing her career flourish.the conjuring 2

Final Thoughts: I do not feel that I wasted my money to see this movie. I thought it was fantastic, suspenseful, and an overall great horror movie. The last few minutes of the movie was so intense that I think I forgot how to breathe. It had me on the edge of my seat. That is what I look for in a movie. A story that will put me on the edge of my seat and capture my attention so completely, I forget I am only watching a movie.

Have you seen The Conjuring 2 yet?

Movie Review: Austenland

Austenland

Rating2

7-10

7/10

Year Released: 2013
Production Company: Fickle Fish Films/Moxie Pictures
Directors Name: Jerusha Hess
Lead Actors: Keri Russell/JJ Field/ Jennifer Coolidge/Bret McKenzie
Genre: Comedy/Romance

 

Movie Storyline(From IMBd):

Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.

Review

I am not going to lie, I started watching this movie because it was about a 30-something single woman. Which is much like myself. It is also about a woman who is obsessed with Jane Austen…which is so far from me.

As far as the story goes, it was adorable and very enjoyable. It left me with a huge smile on my face because who doesn’t like a happy ending?

My favorite part of the story would be the idea behind Austenland. It’s suck a fun idea to have a place to celebrate your favorite author or books. But it can be a little unhealthy to be so obsessed with something that you completely lose yourself in the story.

What bothers me about the story is that Austenland is where people go to be scripted into a love story. And poor Jane Hayes is tricked into one of these love stories without even knowing it. She actually falls for one of the guys in this mess. It was actually a little frustrating to watch, knowing that she was being tricked. It was obvious, between the two men, who was the actor and who was genuine.

All the actors did a fantastic job. I love Keri Russell and have never been disappointed by any of her characters. The only other actors I knew in this movie were Jane Seymour, who played Mrs. Wattlesbrook, the owner of Austen land. And Jennifer Coolidge who played one of the guest. Jennifer Coolidge did an outstanding job at making me laugh, as usual, but I often wonder if she has ever played a serious role…

The romance in the movie was sweet and innocent. It was believable. It made me want to go to Austenland and hope that I come across the one guy who isn’t acting.

There isn’t much left to say other than it was an enjoyable movie and I already find myself wanting to watch it again.

Movie Review: Fido

Fido

Rating

7-10

7/10

 

Year Released: 2006

Directors Name: Andrew Currie

Writers: Robert Chomiak/Andrew Currie

Lead Actors: Kesun Loder/Billy Connolly/Carrie-Anne Moss

Production Company: Lions Gate Films/Anagram Pictures/Astral Media

Genre: Comedy/Horror/Drama

Movie Blurb(From IMBd): In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon has been able to control the zombie population. Zombies can be temporarily neutralized by being shot, but can only be permanently neutralized by their brain being destroyed. Their ultimate disposal is through cremation, or burial, the latter which requires decapitation with the head being buried separately from the body. Conversely, Zomcon has created the domestication collar, when activated and placed on a zombie makes the zombie controllable and thus an eternally productive creature within society. Because all dead initially become zombies, the elderly are viewed negatively and suspectly. And all people, adult or child, learn to shoot to kill to protect society. Zomcon is the go to organization for all things zombie. In the town of Willard, the Robinsons – father Bill, mother Helen, and adolescent

Review

Plot/Story: At first I didn’t think I was going to like this movie. I hated the way Timmy’s parents spoke to him and I didn’t really see the humor in it. Also, I really didn’t like the whole thing about the bullies throwing a gun in the kids face. Maybe my sense of humor is broken or something, but also not funny.

As the story progressed I started to enjoy it a little more. I was able to learn to hate the little bullies and it didn’t bother me when Timmy’s pet zombie took care of the little brats.

This movie kind of reminded me of Warm Bodies, and I wonder if that movie/book was inspired by this movie at all. In this movie the Zombie finds himself being tamed by this family and possibly falling in love with the mother?

I thought the plot was unique and gave a little humor to the horror of a zombie apocalypse. Also, I love that it was set in the 50’s because the style was amazing. There were so many gorgeous cars in the movie…I am a sucker for older model cars.

Characters: Timmy was likable from the beginning, but the rest of them I kind of hated. Well, other than Fido, the zombie. I believe I could have watched Timmy and his pet zombie just hanging out and killing random annoying neighbors. Which is basically what this movie is.

What I liked most: I really loved the relationship between Fido and the mother. I thought it was hilarious. Though, the relationship between Mr. Theopolis and Tammy was just a tad bit disturbing.

What I hated: The beginning just made me rage a little. But in the end it was a necessary evil.

Overall: I enjoyed this movie. I would sit down and watch it again with friends. It made me laugh and gave me something to ponder over. Would I own a zombie pet should the world succumb to a zombie apocalypse and then domesticate zombies somehow? Think on that one for a minute. I think I would be a lot like Timmy, I would befriend my zombie pet and go on some weird protest about how zombies are still people.