In the news:
‘The Conjuring,’ ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘The Way, Way Back,’ ‘The Internship’
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Oct. 22, include the horror movie “The Conjuring,” the coming-of-age film “The Way, Way Back,” the relationship flick “Before Midnight” and the comedy “The Internship.”
Tuesday’s releases go from “The Way, Way Back” to the way, way scary. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
“The Conjuring” (R): “James Wan’s haunted-house saga is well-crafted, convincingly acted, surprisingly restrained and scary as hell,” writes Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald. Based on a real-life tale, it follows a family into a remote old farmhouse where strange things begin to happen. The cast includes Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.
“Before Midnight” (R): The last in Richard Linklater’s relationship trilogy (after 1995’s “Before Sunrise” and 2004’s “Before Sunset”) catches up with Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) nine years after the middle film. Now in their 40s, with kids, they’re still together, walking, talking — and arguing.
“The Way, Way Back” (PG-13): On summer vacation with his mom (Toni Collette) and her self-important boyfriend (Steve Carell), an awkward teen (Liam James) finds an unexpected friend in a waterpark manager (Sam Rockwell).
“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story” (not rated; for mature audiences): Brad Bernstein’s documentary is about the talented French illustrator/political cartoonist who was blacklisted in the U.S.
“Only God Forgives” (R): Ryan Gosling stars as a drug dealer in Bangkok and Kristin Scott Thomas as his vengeful mother.
“The Internship” (PG-13): Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play a pair of middle-age misfits at Google.
TV and other releases
“Nikita: The Complete Third Season”
“The Vincent Price Collection”
“The Uninvited” (1944)
Compiled by Lori Taki Uno: firstname.lastname@example.org