Hello there, folks! This is gonna be the summer to remember, right? Because we made it past that nasty pandemic. Let’s celebrate by heading on out to the theater—safely, of course. Here’s a quick review of what’s new.
THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT
Yeah—that will not hold up in court! Just kidding. It might, if you have a good lawyer 😊 But back to business: this is a nice horror flick, provided you are not a hardcore fan of the series. Set in 1981, the story is about an eight year old boy with a possessed water bed. The parents call in Ed and Lorraine (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) to troubleshoot an apparent demonic possession, and what follows is an adventure spanning various fun locales such as prisons and such. One would think the change in scenery would add to the fun—but it just winds up adding to confusion, which is made worse by the fact that there may be more than one source of evil. Too bad, because the cinematography and acting are top notch. Still, the movie is doing pretty well at the box office, and I don’t think it’s just because people are sick of staying indoors. Here’s the trailer:
A QUIET PLACE 2
If you’re not into paranormal horror, this one will satisfy you nicely. And now all hail Jim Halpert 😊 Because The Office alum John Krasinski knocks it out of the park with this sequel to his original sci fi horror flick A Quiet Place which absolutely rocked the film world back in 2019. For those of you who came in late, the story is about monsters with incredibly sharp hearing, hunting… humans. Krasinski and Emily Blunt portray the parents in a young family desperately trying to avoid being picked off. Now they have to leave their home, and guess what they find out there! Something worse than the monsters they know… oh yeah. You’ll want to see the next installment already—that’s how good this is. Check out the trailer:
Distributed by Netflix and produced by Sony and Columbia, this cute little (musical) animation is about honey bear Vivo, who resides in Havana with his pal Andres. Saddened that he cannot respond in person to the invite from the famous Marta Sandoval (voiced by Gloria Estefan) and attend her farewell concert, Andres has Vivo head out to Miami in his stead, to deliver a love song. Also starring (the voice of) Zoe Saldana, this may be worth your time if you don’t feel like leaving the house. Here’s the trailer:
Another animation about a brash young girl trying to find her way in society. Having moved to a small town, young Lucky Prescott happens upon a wild mustang named Spirit, and soon finds herself trying to save him from a wrangler. It’s a good family movie, if loaded with girl power themes and more than a fair bit of slapstick… and virtually no character development. If that’s okay with you, go for it. Also featuring (the voices of) Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore and Eiza Gonzalez. Here’s the trailer:
That’s it for this time! Hey it’s so great to be back! Tell me what you think of these flicks. You could also find me here and let me know what’s up 🙂 Adios!