Sunday, October 14, 2012


  • 'Taken 2' reclaims box office top spot; 'Argo' and 'Sinister' debut strongly

    Five new releases could not take down Liam Neeson and "Taken 2" during the Oct. 12-14 weekend. The sequel to 2009's "Taken" held on to the number one spot for a second week, earning $22.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

  • 'Sinister': Scott Derrickson on horror … and Tavis Smiley

    In the new horror film "Sinister," Ethan Hawke plays a struggling true-crime novelist named Ellison Oswalt, a writer who, in the name of research and cheap rent, moves his family into the same home where a couple and two of their children were hanged ...

  • 'Taken 2′ Tops Box Office Over 'Argo' and 'Sinister'

    Ben Affleck's drama "Argo" and the horror film "Sinister" battled at the box office over the weekend, but neither succeeded in taking the crown from "Taken 2." The Liam Neeson vehicle, from News Corp .

  • Box office report: 'Taken 2' nabs No. 1 for second weekend, with 'Argo' a ...

    After leading the pack on Friday, the quasi-found footage horror film Sinister, produced by Jason Blum and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious) and directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), ultimately fell to third with $18.3 million.

  • Unnerving "Sinister" Will Scare The Pants Off Of You

    Do you want a horror movie that will prickle the hairs on your body? Or one that will have you watching between closed fingers? It would sound like hacky hyperbole, but "Sinister" is that film, and it's one of the freakiest, most effectively ...

  • The top films at the North American box office

    20.1 million 3 (*) Sinister..............................$ 18.3 million 4 (2) Hotel Transylvania....................$ 17.3 million 5 (*) Here Comes The Boom...................$ 12.0 million 6 (3) Pitch Perfect.........................$ 9.3 million 7 (5 ...

  • 'Sinister': The Reviews Are In!

    "Sinister" has managed to defy the usual expectations of the horror-film genre, and critics have largely met the quasi-found-footage movie with praise.

  • 'Sinister' tops Friday with $7.5 mil

    Halloween's come early at the domestic B.O. as Summit's "Sinister" prevailed on Friday with $7.5 million.

  • Seven Psychopaths and Sinister

    Seven Psychopaths is a movie so devilishly well-crafted that it's nearly consumed by its own brilliance. The writer-director, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), is a master of nasty laughs, and he keeps them coming…and coming.

  • Box Office: 'Sinister' takes Friday as 'Taken 2' aims for weekend no. 1

    Summit Entertainment's "Sinister" was the surprise box office winner Friday night as the well reviewed horror flick found $7.4 million on Friday for what could be a $17-18 million three-day.

  • Movie Scoreboard: 'Argo,' 'Here Comes the Boom,' 'Sinister'

    "Argo" * * * *. This near-perfect thriller from actor-director Ben Affleck is based on the true story of six Americans who slipped through Iranian clutches and hid out in the Canadian ambassador's residence during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-80 ...

  • Sinister Review [2]

    In a time where many horror films are aimed at teenagers, Sinister is a horror film for adults. I've read that director Scott Derrickson was going for a PG-13, but the images depicted in his film were so dark and disturbing it was enough for the MPAA ...

  • 'Sinister' offers effective, if thin, scares

    REVIEW: A true-crime author stumbles onto something beyond his beat in Scott Derrickson's "Sinister," which follows Ethan Hawke's Ellison Oswalt as he grows increasingly obsessed with a missing-girl case he hopes will lead to a bestselling book.

  • Review: Sinister' s Super 8 Snuff Films Steal the Show

    If you moved into a house and found a box brimming with vintage snuff films, you'd probably get the hell out - especially once the violent home movies started screening themselves in the middle of the night.

  • 'Sinister' Unscary Scary Movie

    "Sinister" is a horror film directed and written by Scott Derrickson and starring Ethan Hawke as washed up writer who moves into a new house with his family as he tries to write a new novel (original, right?

  • Horror Trifecta: Sinister, Smiley and Grave Encounters 2

    Let's start with the most high-profile of the bunch, Sinister, which is backed by an established studio (Summit), features an established star (Ethan Hawke), is made by an established director (Scott Derrickson, of The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The ...

  • 'Sinister' is a so-so scare

    Despite the hype, this horror story can't shake its run-of-the-mill storytelling. Review: 'Sinister'. Despite a strong start, 'Sinister,' starring Ethan Hawke, becomes a by-the-book haunted house story. (Photo: Phil Caruso, Summit Entertainment) ...

  • 'Sinister' plot will make you shudder

    The latest shaky-cam, no-budget horror film for the fall season, "Sinister" is notable for just how dumb it is while managing a few genuine scares.

  • Review: 'Sinister' delivers authentic chills

    In "Sinister," Ethan Hawke plays a down-on-his-luck true crime writer desperate for a hit, who moves his family into a house in which the previous occupants died under ominous circumstances.

  • Sinister Review: The Best Horror Movie You're Likely to See This Season

    Right from the start, Sinister provides a big hint that it's a cut above the rest, because Ethan Hawke plays the main character, an alcoholic true crime novelist laboring over his next big project.

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