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‘The Conjuring’ spin-off, ‘Annabelle’, set to hit cinemas later this year

Horror movies are usually reliable money-spinners, but even The Conjuring astounded when it grossed more than $300 million worldwide off a $20 million budget in 2013. So, it comes as no surprise to hear that Warner Bros. has set for release a spin-off titled Annabelle later this year, ahead of next year’s official Conjuring sequel. Annabelle, based on the very creepy doll […]

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Independent spirit – Insidious: Chapter 2 review

By Richard Haridy March 11, 2014 After creating the huge Saw franchise and reinvigorating the haunted house movie with the first Insidious and then The Conjuring, Aussie writer/director team James Wan & Leigh Whannell are stepping into franchise mode with Insidious: Chapter 2. Following on from the end of Insidious, all you need to know […]

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Fast & Furious 7 delayed indefinitely

Fast & Furious 7 will not meet its July 2014 release date, with Universal putting the production on an indefinite hold in the wake of star Paul Walker’s death. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the heads at Universal and the film’s creative team – led by director James Wan – are considering how best to […]

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‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ arrives April 2015

Insidious: Chapter 2 has grossed $148 million off a five million budget, so a sequel was always an inevitability. Filmdistrict has however made it official by giving it a release date: April 3, 2015 (as Tweeted by Exhibitor Relations). Director James Wan will be too busy swimming in his Scrooge McDuck money pool (and helming the next Fast […]

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Djimon Hounsou joins Fast & Furious 7

Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou has joined the ever-expanding cast of Fast & Furious 7, Variety reports. Though the details of his part are unknown, he joins other series newcomers Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Ronda Rousey. Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and Dwayne Johnson will all return for the …. whatever-you-call-a-seventh-instalment-quel. James Wan takes over directorial […]

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Kurt Russell in talks for Fast and Furious 7

Kurt Russell might be the latest big-screen heavy to join the cast of Universal’s Fast and Furious franchise. According to Variety, Russell is in negotiations to take the role originally passed on by Denzel Washington in Fast and Furious 7. Considering the calibre of the actors sought for this part, it must be fairly significant. It is […]

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Saw director James Wan in talks to direct MacGyver movie

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Variety reports that a feature film based on the MacGyver TV series is in the works. It was only a matter of time, but after the horrible (or sensational depending on your taste) MacGyver spoof film, MacGruber, we were hoping that this particular 80s property had dodged […]

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Insidious gets a sequel

Although it didn’t make its way onto the list of 2011’s highest grossers, Insidious was undeniably one of the year’s biggest success stories. Made for only $1.5 million, the tale of a haunted child took home almost $100 million worldwide. Therefore, Deadline‘s report of a sequel beginning production is not at all surprising. Insidious was far […]

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The spooking – Insidious review

Insidious – Starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson and Lin Shaye. Directed by James Wan. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The success of Paranormal Activity really did revitalise the horror genre. First of all, it proved that you don’t need a big budget to craft an incredibly intense and genuinely enjoyable film experience. How could Hollywood […]

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