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Friday, August 18, 2017

Delivering the Scares

Annabelle: Creation shows dolls aren’t always child's play

It’s been three years since we first saw the cursed Annabelle doll in her own movie (don’t forget she was actually introduced in the original The Conjuring), in what was a 1970s set “origin story.” But with the film’s success, it was inevitable that there would be a sequel and, surprise, we get a prequel instead!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem

Anyone who is old enough to remember the sensation of shock and sadness caused by the deaths of music icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison in the early 1970s is well-aware of the history of substance abuse and its connection to rock and roll. Still, that didn’t make the passing of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, or Prince, years later, any less difficult to bear.

Wish Upon may leave you wishing

In the horror movies heyday of the 1980s, every movie had to be bigger and bloodier than the next, pushing the limits of the R-rating as far as the MPAA would allow. A lot of times directors would shoot extremely gorier scenes deliberately, knowing they would have to be trimmed down to something closer to what they intended to get the R-rating, playing psychological games with the ratings board to trick them into giving the directors what they wanted. These films were usually made on the cheap but found box office success for the most part, unhampered by that “Restricted” rating.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Screen Savor: Get Scared

Don’t be put off by the Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner meets The Stepford Wives / Rosemary’s Baby vibe of Get Out (Universal), because Jordan Peele’s mind-blowing debut as writer and director, is so much more. It’s a smart comedy, a reverent and referential horror flick, and it’s a meaningful statement about race in the age of Trump. It’s also the first step to forgiving Peele for 2016’s abysmal Keanu.

Looking to take a break from the sweltering heat of Baltimore Pride weekend festivities? The SNF Parkway Theatre will be hosting special screenings during Pride weekend. Among the offerings is Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, a 2015 drama written and directed by Stephen Cone, exploring a 17-year-old boy coming to grips with his sexuality during an emotionally charged party.


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