The Oscar Project
We made it into the fall film season and it's time to get ready for some big films coming out in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, the first batch is not the best so if you're strapped for cash to spend on movies, you may still want to wait a few weeks.
Curiously, there is a large group of French language films from various corners of the globe hitting theaters this weekend. I'm not sure if there is something in the French water, but it jumped out at me as I was reviewing the trailers for this post.
At first I thought this was intended to be a standalone film, but on further investigation, it turns out to be the latest addition to the films that make up The Conjuring universe.
I have not seen any of the other films in the series (The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation) but this film falls in as a prequel to the other films that have been released to this point. Horror is not my thing and I'll admit that the one big jump scare in the trailer below got me when I watched it the first time. I also came across a Washington Post article about an ad for the film that played in front of videos on YouTube last month that took advantage of the jump scare tactic as well before it was pulled down for violating YouTube's "shocking content policy."
I have been excited to see this film ever since I first heard about it early this summer. I have been a fan of Jennifer Garner for a long time and I'm excited to see her take on a strong action character.
Ever since hearing about the premise of this film, I was intrigued, but as a parent, I feel like the set up will be hard to watch. I fortunately have never been in the position of seeking justice for a family member killed through violence, but I can relate to the feeling of a parent wanting to do anything to achieve that justice.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?