THE CONJURING 2 is one of the best directed horror films I've seen in theaters in a long time. James Wan is a genius magician, as far as I'm concerned. There are plenty of big, horrific set pieces, but the subtle scares are the ones that really send a shiver up your spine and create a pervading sense of dread throughout the entire film. THE CONJURING 2 is frightening, but for a movie about ghosts and demons, it's also incredibly human.
Not great by any means, and even though the story is pretty vague and at times confusing, it's so much fun watching Batman and Superman fight each other, and eventually work together, that I have to admit I had a great time watching this movie. I was surprised that Affleck actually made for a good Bruce Wayne/Batman.
I don't know exactly why I never watched MATCHSTICK MEN before today. I'm a Ridley Scott fan, but when this film came out I remember thinking it didn't look like his normal fare so I skipped it. I just now decided to watch it because I saw it on a list of heist films by my friend Don. I'm glad you put this movie on there otherwise I might never have watched it. I was going to give it 3…
I remember when JACKIE BROWN opened on Christmas Day in 1997. I didn't get to see it that day because it was sold out, and rightly so. After a few year hiatus following PULP FICTION, the world couldn't wait to see the next film from arguably the most influential director since Orson Welles. Eventually I did get to see JACKIE BROWN and to this day it's still my favorite Q.T. movie.
I'm in as soon as the Miramax title shows…