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Movie Review: 'The Conjuring 2' (2016)

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Director James Wan returns behind the camera, while actors Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles in front, for this sequel to the 2013 smash. As a lot of sequels do, “The Conjuring 2” leaves America for Europe on its second go-around. So our story picks up in 1977 north London, where a single mom (Frances O’Connor) and her four children are besieged by a poltergeist.

Movie Review: 'Testament of Youth' (2015)

In "My Back Pages," Bob Dylan eloquently reflects on the humbling experience of looking back on his younger years through a lived-in life's perspective. The lesson of youth's unstoppable confidence learning the immeasurable wisdom of age's caution is an invaluable insight “Testament of Youth” readily shares in common with Dylan's song.

Movie Review: 'The Girl on the Train' (2016)

A simmering thriller that almost flies off the rails, “The Girl on the Train” is rescued by a strong final act. It is a trip that takes viewers through the perilously dark and twisted tunnels of three women’s interwoven lives. First, there is Rachel (Emily Blunt), a divorcee struggling with alcoholism.

Movie Review: 'Demolition' (2015)

A lot of how you receive “Demolition” depends on the kind of mood you are in. If you happen to be in a quirky frame of mind, director Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to “Wild” will leave you feeling…a lot of things. There is something to be said for a movie that can take us to various emotional realms and “Demolition” does that without over tipping its hand.

It is a strange movie that much is certain. It is too somber to be funny and too indie to be considered mainstream, dramatic fluff.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as an investment banker who loses his wife, Julia (Heather Lind), in a car accident they are both involved in. This all occurs within the opening minutes of the film. In a shocking reaction to this massive loss, Davis (Gyllenhaal) expresses no grief.

In fact, he registers no emotional response to it, whatsoever. The mystery is whether that is because he does not care, is in shock or is incapable of expressing such strong emotion due to a personality disorder.

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of August & September 2016

Eclectic Pop has recapped and linked to the Top 10 Most-Read Posts for both August and September. Check them out below…

August - Top 10 Recap: The final full month of summer 2016, saw readers trend towards movie reviews and the return of an old feature in rebooted form (Top 5). Out of the Top 10, half were movie reviews and 80% were movie-related, period.

Best New Bets on Netflix: October 2016

Saving Mr. Wu Andy Lau Mr. Wu Golden Network AsiaA new batch of entertainment has arrived on Netflix this October and Eclectic Pop has narrowed down the best bets for your viewing pleasure. First up the Top 5 movie additions and then a TV pick. All of the movies listed are now available to stream. Below will you will find a family comedy, a romantic comedy, a documentary, an action/adventure and a thriller. Let's get started…