In theaters Friday, July 19 is the “too scary” new film from the director of ‘Insidious’ plus an “under the radar” Jeff Bridges-Ryan Reynolds movie that sounds eerily similar to a famous film we may have seen before.
The Flixnerd “Pick of the Week” in theaters Friday is director James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring’ with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. The duo portray real-life ghostbusters Ed and Lorraine Warren. The married paranormal investigators gained fame decades ago when they were one of the first teams to investigate the “Amityville Horror” case.
From a screenplay by Chad and Carey Hayes, director Wan brings audiences the most terrifying case from the Warren’s case files.
The story finds the Warrens investigating a supposed haunting at a secluded farmhouse in Rhode Island where evil spirits are terrorizing its new owners.
The buzz on ‘The Conjuring’ is strong, Flixnerds. Rotten Tomatoes, which bases it’s ratings on a consensus of reviewers, has rated the movie at 82%. Movie critic Alonso Duralde of The Wrap said in his review that, “(The Conjuring) scared me more than any other film in recent memory.” (Source: The Wrap)
Count me in!
Also in theaters Friday is ‘R.I.P.D.’ which teams Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as officers for the “Rest In Peace Dept.” and who are investigating Reynolds’ recent murder.
Now, before you say “Men in Black” director Robert Schwentke directed the 2010 Bruce Willis flick ‘RED’ which was fun and different. He also directed Jodie Foster in ‘Flightplan’ from 2005.
‘R.I.P.D.’ is based on the graphic novel from Peter Lenkov (who was nominated for an Emmy for his work on TV’s ’24’)
My first reaction to ‘R.I.P.D.’ was that it sounded like a mash-up of ‘MIB’ and the eighties B-movie ‘Dead Heat’ with Joe Piscopo and Treat Williams. ‘Dead Heat’ is a fun movie.
Keep an open mind on ‘R.I.P.D.’ Flixnerds, because a good movie experience can come from some surprising sources (like ‘Dead Heat’)
Flixnerd would love to get your comments and feedback on either movie. In fact, if you comment on our site with your thoughts on ‘The Conjuring,’ you may have your insight featured in our review of that film coming this Sunday.*
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