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The Conjuring 2’ creates suspense, then fades

The supernatural thriller “The Conjuring 2” is comprised of the same “gotcha” scare playing on a loop. You’ll fall for it once, maybe twice, but then it fades fast. And the so-called chills and thrills are so obvious you can predict what — or who — is going to pop up and where and when. “The Exorcist” it ain’t.

Movie Review - ‘Gimme Shelter’

If a Lifetime movie had a one-night stand with a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, and their Afterschool Special love child were weaned on a steady diet of “Teen Mom,” “Davey and Goliath” and “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” it might grow up to look a little something like “Gimme Shelter.”

"The Fifth Estate" feels hollow, unfocused

By now, raving about Benedict Cumberbatch has become as commonplace as chatting about the weather or complaining about that thing Miley Cyrus won’t stop doing with her tongue. Daniel Bruhl demanded moviegoers’ attention in “Rush” — or at least the attention of those few moviegoers who’ve bothered to see “Rush” — and seems destined to be anointed by the type of universal praise that’s accompanied Cumberbatch’s work in everything from “Sherlock” to “Star Trek Into Darkness”