The Warrens kept the demonic Annabelle doll inside a specially blessed glass case in the room of possessed objects in their home. One day, the Warrens had to leave their home for another investigation so they got neighborhood girl Mary Ellen to babysit their daughter Judy. Mary Ellen's guilt-ridden friend Daniela paid them an unexpected visit which eventually led to Annabelle's unfortunate release. The main action of "Annabelle Comes Home" was confined mostly within the many rooms of the Warren's house. That claustrophobic feel permeated the whole film to keep everyone watching on the edges. Every production detail needed to enhance the eerie atmosphere was employed here -- the very dim house lighting, the rolling fog outside, the labyrinthine arrangement of rooms with all those dark nooks and crannies. Like previous films in the Conjuring series, there was also a creepy game in this one, the Feeley Meeley, where you need to put your hand through a hole in the box and feel around … [Read more...] about Movie review: Scares keep on coming in ‘Annabelle Comes Home’
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Sunday marks the third anniversary of Prince’s death and the next 10 days are filled with parties, film screenings, concerts and other events celebrating the legendary musician. As has become common with all things Prince-related, prices are all over the map, from $549 for the four-day Celebration 2019 at Paisley Park to several free events. Here’s a look at what’s on tap: Erotic City This Prince-themed dance party features DJs Lenka Paris, Shannon Blowtorch, Brother Jules and Mike 2600. 8 p.m. Saturday; First Avenue, 701 First Ave. N., Mpls.; $15-$12; 612-332-1775 or first-avenue.com. ‘Purple Rain’ A 35mm print of Prince’s breakthrough film, which won him an Oscar for best original song score, will be screened at the Parkway Theater. (As a bonus, the same venue is showing one of Prince’s favorite films, “Finding Nemo,” at 11 a.m. Saturday.) 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls.; $11-$9 (late show is … [Read more...] about Here are 17 ways to celebrate the life of Prince three years after his death
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 10:10 PM EDT Mar 21, 2019 Doppelgängers, American identity, the Hands Across America campaign, the transformative nature of the Luniz' 1995 hit "I Got 5 on It": Jordan Peele has a lot on his mind in his new movie, "Us." While his breathless, nerve-racking and tricky horror thriller is never less than gripping, the writer-director takes on too much, and the end result comes up short. But what a ride it is getting there. Peele, in his follow-up to 2017's "Get Out," proves himself to be a master of mood, crafting an uneasy air filled with mounting tension and dread. He reminds of early M. Night Shyamalan, and the way Shyamalan had viewers hanging on every line of dialogue and taking in everything on screen looking for clues as to where he's taking you. "Us" is a wholly consuming experience, the same way "Unbreakable" and "Signs" had you enraptured. That the ending leaves you … [Read more...] about Movie review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ admirable, thought-provoking
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Jim Kuzowsky grew up about a half mile away from Kensington and Allegheny avenues not knowing his father’s true identity nor seeing much of his mother. After he was born three months prematurely in 1980, his mother Debbie dropped him off at a crowded home on Boudinot Street. She “came and went, continuing to do whatever, whenever,” Kuzowsky recalled. He was raised by relatives – primarily a cousin named Melissa Glenn, who was 13 years old at the time – and a community that would ultimately, and luckily, meet the “it takes a village” challenge.“I had very little to no involvement with her,” Kuzowsky said of his mother, during an interview last week in his Port Richmond living room. “She had seven children, and I’m the oldest. There were 15 of us in that house. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. I remember sleeping on the floor before being promoted to the couch. “My entire life, I always wondered who my father … [Read more...] about A DNA test reveals two former Philly police officers are long-lost father and son