Annabelle: Creation Gets Three Thumps Up from Me!

The Conjuring, Annabelle: Creation, David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), Gary Dauberman, Peter Safran, James Wan, Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace), Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy)I usually rate the horror films I see by how many jumps I make during the film, with Annabelle, I had no jumps but I was enthralled in the story and suspense of the film. That was much more enjoyable than being scared out of my head.

I love the casting, liked that it was an international crew, from the director to the actors.

The Conjuring, Annabelle: Creation, David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), Gary Dauberman, Peter Safran, James Wan, Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace), Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Director David F. Sandberg, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman and Lulu Wilson at the LA Film Festival screening.
©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

Experience the next chapter in The Conjuring Universe. Annabelle: Creation, The plot: several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

The crew and cast: David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle. Produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, the film stars Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace), and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation Q&A

This prequel holds up so well, that you could watch the previous films with new clearer eyes. Annabelle: Creation is in theaters August 11.

Three thumps up! And Lulu Wilson ROCKS! — A.O.

Experience the Splendor and Wonders of LUZIA! In SoCal!

Cirque du Soleil’s astounding Big Top production is coming to Southern California, LUZIA! In Los Angeles from December 8, 2017 at Dodger Stadium and in Costa Mesa from February 21, 2018 at OC Fair and Event Center.

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce the upcoming Southern California engagements of its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa to escape to an imaginary Mexico–a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality.

In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey through a vibrant world filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes–a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Ingrid Goes West Official Trailer

Ingrid Goes West synopsis: following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, a Los Angeles socialite named Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of buddies, the facade begins to crack in both women’s lives—with comically malicious results.

Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr.Wyatt Russell, Billy MagnussenPom KlementieffJay WeingartenHannah Pearl Utt, and Angelica Amor. Directed by Matt Spicer

Ingrid Goes West in theater August 11.

Happy Death Day Coming October, Friday the 13th

In Happy Death Day, a murdered college student relives the day of her death in an effort to learn her killer’s identity. Starring Jessica RothenbergIsrael BroussardRuby ModineCharles AitkenRachel Matthews, and Laura Clifton. Directed by Christopher Landon.

Reimagining Death Wish

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents director Eli Roth’s reimagining of the classic 1974 revenge thriller Death Wish. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris, and Kimberly Elise.  See the first trailer below!

Death Wish opens in theaters November 22.

Thor: Ragnarok Heading Our Way, November 3

Thor: RagnarokThor: Ragnarok cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, and many more.

 

Marvel Studios Ant-Man and The Wasp Production has Begun

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, and Michael Douglas return for the highly anticipated Ant-Man sequel.

Atomic Blonde Mural by Moncho1929

Angela Ortíz, Moncho1929, Atomic Blonde

Moncho1929 and Angela Ortíz

We got to hangout with artist/muralist Moncho1929. He did a few murals for the film Atomic Blonde with Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones. Atomic Blonde in theaters now.Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron, David Leitch, John Wick, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones

Moncho1929 was born and raised in New York City, he has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and currently in Los Angeles. Through all of these transitions he has continued to be influenced by modern media and the urban artwork surrounding it.

Moncho1929 has had shows for his works in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and London.

His murals are archived with the Los Angeles Mural Conservancy and the Google Street Art Project and have been used by the University of Southern California, Huffington Post, numerous television shows, national commercials and news outlets. Most recently he has been interviewed and featured on CNN Español for his work in galleries and his public works.

Presently, he has many things in the works for us to look forward to.

HBO’s Westworld Season 2 Returns in 2018

HBO’s Westworld season 2 returns in 2018. From Executive Producers, J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

 

Atomic Blonde is Atomic!

Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron, David Leitch, John Wick, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby JonesCharlize Theron has turned into my favorite action hero. She is so impressive as a badass agent who holds her own against the bad guys in this film.

Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron, David Leitch, John Wick, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones

Charlize Theron and director David Leitch at the Atomic Blonde Los Angeles premiere

Theron did her own stunts for it and it sure paid off. There is so much action in this film it keeps you on your seat. The story plot seems a bit complicated but you can still keep up—watching the film taking place during the Cold War and against the historic backdrop of the Berlin Wall coming down in 1989 added to the film’s mystery even though that had nothing to do with the storyline. The film even has a great 80s soundtrack that took me back.

Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron, David Leitch, John Wick, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones

Fun at the Atomic Blonde Los Angeles premiere

Summary: An undercover MI6 agent (Theron) is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Even though I am not looking for an Atomic Blonde 2, I would like to see the Lorraine Broughton character again.

As a woman it was fun to watch a badass female hold her own. Yes! It gets a 3 thumps up from me.

Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick) and also stars James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and Toby JonesAtomic Blonde in theaters July 28.

Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.

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