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‘Annabelle: Creation’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Stephanie Signman, Miranda Otto, Talitha Bateman, Anthony Lapaglia, Lulu Wilson, Grace Fulton, Philippa Coulthard, Tayler Buck | Written by Gary Dauberman | Directed by David F. Sandberg

Annabelle: Creation begins on an isolated patch of California somewhere in the 1950’s. The beginning shots walk us through a doll makers’ trade. Unsettling close-ups of paint cracked faces, some with dead eyes, some with no eyes at all. Wooden arms and legs dangle in and out of focus as the masters’ hand fits the pieces together. By the end, we’re introduced to Annabelle, the most hideous doll ever hand crafted. You’ve probably seen this opening creation scene play out before. Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play 2; it’s horror movie standard.

Quickly we’re introduced to the Mullins family. Samuel Mullins is a loving husband and father who makes a comfortable living with his dolls. His dolls are so popular,
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DVD Review – Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Annabelle: Creation, 2017.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Anthony Lapaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Mark Bramhall, Brad Greenquist, and Lulu Wilson.


Yet another prequel from The Conjuring universe detailing how the creepy Annabelle doll came to be.

Having now established that there is a ‘universe’ based around James Wan’s 2013 hit The Conjuring by making sequels and spinoffs about seemingly secondary characters and events mentioned in passing we end up here with Annabelle: Creation, not only the second prequel to The Conjuring but also the second prequel based around the creepy image of the Annabelle doll briefly seen in Wan’s original movie. Yes, it does seem that Warner Bros. are forcing this evil doll concept down our throats a bit but in their defence they do have a significantly creepier looking killer doll than Chucky and they aren’t about to let that particular cash cow
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Competition: Win ‘Annabelle: Creation’ on Blu-ray

Your favourite creepy doll is back when Annabelle: Creation arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download 4th December 2017.

In Annabelle: Creation, several years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shut-down orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

“A guaranteed scream-fest” MTV

“Genuinely scary” Heat

“Shiver inducing” SFX

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To win a copy of Annabelle: Creation on Blu-ray, just answer the following question:

Annabelle: Creation stars Anthony Lapaglia as Samuel Mullins, but what was the name of his character in Empire Records? Was it:

a) Jack

b) Joe

c) John

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Riviera: Season Two Renewal for Julia Stiles Drama Series

Sky is headed back to the south of France. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the UK network has renewed Riviera for a second season.The drama, which aired its first season on Sundance Now in the U.S., stars Julia Stiles as Georgina, a newly married woman who discovers the criminal secrets behind her husband’s billionaire fortune. The cast also includes Lena Olin, Adrian Lester, Iwan Rheon, Anthony Lapaglia, and Phil Davis.Read More…
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The Nun First Look Footage Expands The Conjuring Universe

Following the release of Annabelle: Creation this year, it's safe to say The Conjuring cinematic universe is alive and well. New Line and Warner Bros. have been planning to expand the Conjuring franchise in a big way ever since The Conjuring 2 hit theaters. Next up is The Nun, which is set to arrive in theaters next year. Now, our first look at The Nun has arrived online, giving us the first behind-the-scenes footage from the movie, as well as a slightly better idea of what we can maybe expect from it.

The footage comes to us via a new featurette that has made its way online, detailing The Conjuring universe from the very beginning, while also looking ahead to the future. Though it isn't much footage, around the 3:55 mark of the video, we see a little clip from Annabelle: Creation that teases The Nun. In the clip. Anthony Lapaglia
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Annabelle: Creation and a Haunted House Film Ride: A Blu-ray Review

*full disclosure: a Blu-ray screener of this film was provided by Warner Bros. Director: David F. Sandberg. Writers: Gary Dauberman. Cast: Anthony Lapaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman and Talitha Eliana Bateman. Annabelle: Creation is latest film set in an expanding Conjuring film universe. This title is a prequel to the first Annabelle (2014) movie. Very much an origin story, Annabelle: Creation explores the curse of a very recognizable doll. The film was written by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote the first Annabelle. In this outing, six orphans find a new, haunted place to live. Isolated on an old farm, the six girls are harassed by either a Devil doll or very dark demon. The focus on this title is on developing creepy scenes. Very much like a haunted house ride put to film, Annabelle: Creation offers one well rehearsed scare after another. The film is also a popcorn flick,
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Review: "Innocent Blood" (1992) Directed By John Landis; Starring Anne Parillaud And Anthony Lagpaglia; Warner Archive Blu-ray

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By Fred Blosser

The Warner Archive Collection has released John Landis’ “Innocent Blood” (1992) in a new, remastered Blu-ray edition. The Blu-ray incorporates two minutes of footage that appeared in overseas prints but were not included in previous U.S. releases. The film opens with a montage of the Pittsburgh skyline after dark, scored with Jackie Wilson’s lush 1960 ballad, “Night.” French vampire Marie (Anne Parillaud, in a lengthy nude scene) sits alone in her hotel room, deliberating on where to find her next sanguinary meal. She opens a newspaper to an article about a local Mafia crew headed by Sal “The Shark” Macelli and smiles: “I thought -- what about Italian?” She allows herself to be picked up by one of Sal’s henchmen, Tony (Chazz Palminteri), whose CD player is loaded with Sinatra discs. Just as Tony thinks she’s going to have sex with him, she chomps into
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Sunshine review – basketball and racial tensions collide in standout Australian drama

Anthony Lapaglia’s school-of-hard-knocks coach brings star power to this superb new series set in outer-west Melbourne

Remember that movie or TV show with the jaded, world-weary, what-have-i-got-to-live-for coach who reluctantly agrees to mentor a team of ill-disciplined rascals? Remember how sport becomes a metaphor for life, and the determination, hard slog and gradual improvement of the kids inspires in this broken person a new raison d’être?

Of course you do, and of course you don’t. You do because this archetype is almost as familiar as the absentminded professor or the whisky priest. You don’t because you’ve witnessed so many incarnations of this character – from the stubby-clutching Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau and later Billy Bob Thornton) in Bad News Bears to the smug Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) in The Mighty Ducks – that they blur together as one big, whistle-blowing splotch in the memory.

Related: Wake in Fright
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‘Annabelle: Creation’ Crosses $300M Ww; Doll Pushes ‘Conjuring’ Universe To $1.2B

‘Annabelle: Creation’ Crosses $300M Ww; Doll Pushes ‘Conjuring’ Universe To $1.2B
Horror pics continue having their day at the box office as New Line/Warner Bros’ doll, Annabelle: Creation, has topped the $300M mark worldwide. The $301.5M global through Sunday breaks down to $101.9M domestic and $199.6M at the international box office. The modestly-budgeted ($15M) fourth pic in the lucrative Conjuring franchise sees that series now hit $1.2B global. When the Anthony Lapaglia/Miranda Otto prequel spinoff opened wide overseas in August, it surpassed…
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Annabelle: Creation Coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital This Halloween Season

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If you're looking to add a creepy doll film to your Halloween movie marathon, then you're in luck, because Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will released David F. Sandberg's Annabelle: Creation (read our review here) on Blu-ray and DVD on October 24th and digital platforms beginning October 20th, and we have a look at the special features list and cover art:

Press Release (via Burbank, CA, – Your favorite creepy doll is back when “Annabelle: Creation” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle: Creation,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who previously partnered on “The Conjuring” hit movies.

Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman,
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Annabelle: Creation Arrives on Blu-Ray Combo Pack This October

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The origin story for one of the creepiest dolls in horror film history will debut when Annabelle: Creation releases on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and Digital this October! Just in time for Halloween! Check out everything that comes with it!

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Own it early on Digital on October 20

Blu-ray debuts on October 24

Burbank, CA, September 28, 2017 – Your favorite creepy doll is back when “Annabelle: Creation” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle: Creation,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who previously partnered on “The Conjuring” hit movies.
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Julia Stiles on ‘Riviera’ and Joining Sundance Now’s Multi-Part Thriller Series

The 10-part thriller Riviera, available at Sundance Now (AMC Networks’ premium video streaming service), follows Georgina (Julia Stiles), a high-end art curator who’s newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios (Anthony Lapaglia) and living in the south of France when he’s killed in a yacht explosion. After his death, Georgina discovers that the man she thought she knew and the fortune that he maintained were tainted by dishonesty and criminal activity, and that Constantine’s ex-wife (Lena Olin) and three children (Dimitri Leonidas, Iwan Rheon and Roxane Duran) are more aware about his questionable dealings and …
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'Riviera': TV Review

There's nothing terribly wrong with a TV series that looks incredible but maybe doesn't end up exactly where hoped as far as story goes — look no further than The Night Manager, with its glossy allure and eye-popping, beautiful locations that played like a visual travelogue.

Of course, The Night Manager had Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. That helps a lot.

Into this vein of glitz-soaked visuals comes Riviera, an acquisition from Sundance Now, the streaming arm of SundanceTV, from the U.K.'s Sky Vision, starring Julia Stiles as a very recent second wife to a billionaire (Anthony Lapaglia) who owns property...
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Saban Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to Remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead

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Featuring arguably the most beloved zombie ever put to film, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead is a seminal standout in the horror genre that has grown a diehard fanbase in the thirty-plus years since its release. New takes on Romero's groundbreaking 1985 film were featured in 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and 2008's Day of the Dead, and now Saban Films has acquired the Us rights to Millennium Media's new Day of the Dead reimagining, with a release expected late this year:

Press Release: Toronto – September 9, 2017 – Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead
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Fall TV Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017

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Fall TV Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017
The idea of a “fall TV season” feels particularly antiquated in 2017, as two of the year’s buzziest series (“Game of Thrones” and “Twin Peaks”) have already wrapped for the year. Fall may even be a bit of an afterthought now compared to spring, as networks aim to catch Emmy voters with prestige TV premieres when campaign season gets underway.

And yet, there’s nearly 70 years of tradition with the fall TV season. It’s when Nielsen still resets the calendar for the new TV year; when blue chip advertisers like the automotive sector roll out their own new wares; football season returns (don’t discount that huge impact on TV schedules); and the weather gets chilly, which conceivably means more viewers watching TV indoors.

This year, they’ll find a lot of familiar titles on broadcast TV, including the return of NBC’s “Will & Grace”; a prequel to “The Big Bang Theory,
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Annabelle: Creation Review

(Aotn) Annabelle Creation, is an epic installment in the Annabelle series. The movie acts as a prequel to Annabelle which came out in 2014. The two Annabelle movies tie into the Conjuring universe. The movie revolves around a group of girls from a local Orphanage who move into an isolated farmhouse, and live with parents who are still dealing with the death of there daughter twelve years earlier.

Annabelle Creation was directed by David F. Sandberg who also directed the fright filled, Light’s Out. Sandberg’s obvious expertise in directing jump scares are at an all time high in this movie. I found myself covering my eyes on more than a few occasions. But that is not to say that the movie was good just because of the jump scares. The pacing and storytelling of the film are done to perfection.

From the very beginning the audience gets to witness
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Making a Deal with the Devil in Annabelle: Creation: A Film Review

*there are spoilers here. Director: David F. Sandberg. Writers: Gary Dauberman and Gary Dauberman. Cast: Anthony Lapaglia, Samara Lee and Miranda Otto. The supernatural world created by The Conjuring film franchise is a terrifying one. The back stories from the three films (The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016) and Annabelle (2014)) form the backdrop and are acknowledged in Annabelle: Creation and what's next may well put all the films into a darker perspective. Much like Paranormal Activity, the supernatural beast everyone wants to know more of is being revealed slowly. In this film series' case, Valek is like Tobey. When considering how the lore portrays this demon sometimes appearing in the form of a child riding a two-headed dragon, this movie is not too far off the written canon. Works that reference him include the Dictionnaire Infernal by Collin de Plancy and Pseudomonarchia Daemonum by Johann Wier. This critic assumes that this
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The Conjuring Universe becomes third biggest horror franchise of all time as it passes $1 billion worldwide

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s horror franchise / cinematic universe based around The Conjuring has now passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, thanks to the takings for this month’s spinoff prequel Annabelle: Creation.

Domestically, Annabelle: Creation has grossed $53.5 million going into its second weekend, and a further $53.6 from international markets, for a combined gross of $107.1 million. Add in its predecessors The Conjuring ($318 million), The Conjuring 2 ($320.3 million) and Annabelle ($256.9 million) and The Conjuring Universe is now sitting on a total of $1.0023 billion.

The Conjuring is now the third-highest grossing horror series behind Resident Evil ($1.2 billion) and Alien ($1.4 billion) – and given that we have The Conjuring 3, The Nun and The Crooked Man all on the horizon, it’s only a matter of time before it surpasses both to become the biggest horror franchise of all time.

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Conjuring Movie Universe Passes $1B at Worldwide Box Office

Conjuring Movie Universe Passes $1B at Worldwide Box Office
After just one week in theaters around the globe, New Line Cinema's Annabelle: Creation has taken in more than $110 million, not only opening in the #1 spot in numerous markets, including North America, but quickly boosting filmmaker James Wan and producer Peter Safran's Conjuring universe of films over the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. Here's what she had to say in a statement.

"We are thrilled with the success of Annabelle: Creation and enormously proud to continue bringing this hugely popular Conjuring franchise to theaters everywhere. We congratulate our colleagues at New Line Cinema, our astute marketing and distribution teams, and everyone who put their collective creative energies together to tell such wonderfully frightening stories for movie audiences around the world to enjoy."

In addition to opening in the #1 spot in the U.
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