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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.”

Movie Review — ‘Snitch’

He's made a career out of portraying over-the-top characters, ranging from an ancient Egyptian king to the Tooth Fairy. But in "Snitch," Dwayne Johnson is finally stymied by his most mundane role yet: an ordinary dad.