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By:Kimberly Donahue

Happy Halloweekend! It was a spooky day in the studio as the gang talked their favorite horror movies.

Liv: The Exorcist, Night of The Living Dead

Will:Poltergeist, The Exorcist

Patrick: Poultrygeist

Why do horror movies come across as bad? Kaeli thinks that when most people think of horror movies, they think of ones that have come out in the last few years, films that have been dragged out into long series, like Paranormal Activity or Ouija, which have gotten worse. However, Liv believes that within the last two years, horror movies have begun to turn around with their quality.

News On the March

Tom Hardy is set to star as Al Capone in Gonzo.

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Bette Midler dressed as her famous Hocus Pocus character, Winifred Sanderson, for Halloween.

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Patriot’s Day , which follows the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, is set to close out the AFI festival.

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Carrie Fisher has been tied into a lawsuit relating the heroin related death of someone who stayed in her guest house.

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There will be a reboot of the 1980’s Rambo franchise.

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David Leitch is the front runner for directing Deadpool 2. 

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The New York Times revealed Nate Parker was accused of exposing himself at Penn State in 2000, but the college was very lenient with him.

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Ryan Collins will spend 18 months in federal prison for leaking nude photos of  Hollywood stars online.

Reviews

Inferno

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When Robert Langdon wakes up. This movie is knee deep in shenanigans and Will wishes there was a way to get out of it, despite that there’s a perfect formula for success. According to Liv, it’s like National Treasure on steroids. Tom Hanks tries to work with Ron Howard’s ideas, but it really does not work. It was dull, all over the place, horrible writing. Skip it and only see it without spending your money.

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment

American Pastoral

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In 1968 a hardworking man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter’s radical political views make him appear differently to his town.  The movie is very 1960’s with the rebellious teen  Dakota Fanning is fantastic but Ewan MacGregor couldn’t get direction as a star. It felt clunky, but stylistically, it was a very well made movie. The story is very upsetting and depressing and sometimes emotionally confusing. See it, it’s definitely worth it.

The Unspoken

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In 1997, a family vanishes from their home without a trace and no bodies were ever found. It was sort of boring, it’s very cheap and cliche. There’s a lot of jump scares and over the top to make you think it’s a satire. Skip it.

Top 10 21st Century Horror Movies

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10.The Number 23

9.The Mist

8.The Ring

7.Sean of the Dead

6.The Strangers

5.Saw

4.The Babaduke

3.Paranormal Activity

2.The Conjuring

1.A Serbian Film

 

This Week at The Box Office

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1.Inferno $15 million

2.Boo! A Madea Halloween $12 million

3.Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $6 million

4.The Accountant $5.5 million

5.Ouijia: Origin of Evil $5 million

That’s all for this installment of The Screening Room! Tune in next Sunday for more on 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University. Happy Halloween!