Posts Tagged ‘prequel’
Lin Shaye stars as Elise, a medium trying to save a young girl from a persistently nasty demon, in "Insidious: Chapter 3," a 2015 Gramercy Pictures release that serves as a prequel in the franchise.

Insidious: Chapter 3

By twisting usual gotcha-scare geometry just enough to goose you and thoughtfully mulling the psychology of paranormal belief, this prequel proves the best of its bunch.

“Minions” shows us life B.G. (Before Gru)

The spinoff to "Despicable Me" hits theaters next summer; here's your first look at the movie's trailer.

Dracula Untold

Dracula is recast as a prefab straight-arrow hero. In other, stranger words you wouldn’t think could possibly be strung together, a safer, cuddlier Dracula.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Casino Royale” (2006)

By the end of this grand, bold reinvention, we know the soul, the complexity and the exciting potential in Craig’s characterization of Bond going forward.

X-Men: First Class

And like that, the franchise is saved.

Death Race 2

A virtual carbon copy of 2008's "Death Race" that doesn't even sniff that film's proverbial jock and loses some of its dumb-to-the-bone, but fun, spirit.

Movies You Aught Not Watch: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" — the bottoming-out of American horror — continues Nick Rogers' weekly look at the 52 worst films of 2000-2009.

Paranormal Activity 2

This second installment of voyeuristic haunted-house frights bests the original, but there's a fine line between incremental improvement and getting greedy.