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Sinister 2 Dead On Arrival At Box Office


James Ransone Jesse Eisenberg Shannyn Sossamon Tom Cruise

On a typically quiet late-summer weekend dominated by holdovers, Sinister 2 has dragged itself to third place with a disappointing $10.6million opening in America.

James Ransone at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit AwardsSinister 2, starring James Ransone, has flopped

Expected to earn between $15-18million, the Blumhouse horror sequel debuted well below all three Insidious films, as well as the first Sinister movie, which took $18m on the weekend of October 12-14, 2012.

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Sinister 2 Review

Weak

As the ghoul from the 2012 horror hit stalks a new family, this sequel's sharply well-crafted set-up leaves the hackneyed conclusion feeling very disappointing. Up until the trite horror finale, the film is a terrific mix of complex characters and twisted relationships, with a palpable sense of underlying menace. But instead of grappling with the ramifications of the human drama, the screenwriters opt for simplistic violence instead.

The dorky deputy (James Ransone) from the first film has left the force but is still determined to stop the horror from happening again. Then he arrives at the "infected" farmhouse and finds single mother Courtney (Shannyn Sossamon) hiding out there with her feuding pre-teen sons Dylan and Zach (played by real-life siblings Robert Daniel and Dartanian Sloan). And her abusive husband Clint (Lea Coco) wants custody. But the boys have already been contacted by the creepy gang of ghost kids who have horrifically murdered their families and documented this in home movies that they show to Dylan each night. To appease the boogeyman, Dylan needs to do the same, and if he can't, they might be able to use Zach.

Frankly, Clint is a much scarier monster than the sinister spirit lurking in seemingly every dark corner in this movie. And Zach has learned from his dad how to be a seriously cruel bully. Director Ciaran Foy generates intensity in both the real-world and supernatural elements of this story, inventively creating visually stylish freak-out moments that have genuine peril attached. In this situation, the actors create strikingly authentic characters, from Ransone's likeably goofy deputy to Sossamon's steely, tenacious mother hen. And the Sloan brothers add a superb sense of sibling tension, mingling anger and frustration with real emotion. So when things begin to snap between all of them, the film becomes genuinely heart-stopping. Then the ghosts take over and it's not quite so thrilling.

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Sinister II Trailer


Courtney Collins and her twin sons Dylan and Zach have moved into a large country house ready for a fresh start, unwittingly facing what could be their end. The house is host to a demonic force; it's a site where several whole families have been brutally murdered by their possessed children, before said children go missing. The face behind the horror is the soul-eating pagan deity Bughuul, who first begins to prey on the children as they sleepwalk. Meanwhile, the town's former deputy James Ransone is concerned for the new family after the deaths of the Oswalts, recorded as the other murders had been on Super 8 reels, and seeks answers from a priest who ensures him that there is no way to ultimately stop the evil. He's determined to end this loop of horror, however, and takes it upon himself to warn the Collinses and defend them from the wrath of Bughuul.

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2015 FOX Winter Television Critics Association All-Star Party

Shannyn Sossamon - Photographs of a variety of stars as they attended the 2015 FOX Winter Television Critics Association All-Star Party which was held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 17th January 2015

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Shannyn Sossamon
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The Day Trailer


Five people who have survived the almost total destruction of humankind through relentless warfare, set out together armed with firearms and blades in a quest for their continued survival. The group discover an uninhibited farmhouse in which they immediately find shelter, however they soon begin to feel uneasy and decide to salvage whatever they can find within the building with the intention of leaving immediately after. However, when one of them accidentally sets of an alarm in the house, they realise they are trapped and will very soon be ambushed by a group of ruthless savages. Suspicions are aroused when one female in the group seems to have a lot of information about them and she herself shows little fear or mercy as the savages attack. She admits to being 'one of them' but is still determined to destroy them all. A day of brutal battling ensues; will the survivors be so lucky this time with their ever-decreasing store of food and ammo?

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Video - Shannyn Sossamon Out And About In West Hollywood


Shannyn Sossamon, the American actress, dancer and musician, is spotted out and about in Beverly Hills. After approaching an apartment building, Shannyn asks a friend through the intercom, "Are you there? Will you buzz me in?"

The actress, best known for starring opposite Josh Harnett in '40 Days and 40 Nights', added a 'y' to her first name back in the 1990's. Asked by reporters for her opinions on L.A. Lakers star Ron Artest's wish to change his name to 'Metta World Peace', Sossamon replied, "A lot of people change their name..why not?"

Our Family Wedding Trailer


Lucia and Marcus are in love, freshly out of college the couple have decided they want to spend the rest of their lives together. The idea is firmly set in their minds, now all is left to do is to introduce the folks and announce the engagement. Simple.

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The Heavy Trailer


Boots Mason is an enforcer, a problem solver for those who can afford his services, his brother is a hopeful candidate for Prime Minster. When Boots is given the option of terminating his employment in return for one final mission, Mason feels this is the way out of a life he's getting a little too comfortable with. As the plot develops, brotherly rivalry and revenge become the main focus of the film.

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67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 Official HBO After Party Held At The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Shannyn Sossamon and HBO Sunday 17th January 2010 67th Annual Golden Globe awards 2010 official HBO after party held at the Beverly Hilton hotel Los Angeles, California

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Shannyn Sossamon and Hbo
Shannyn Sossamon and Hbo

Out Shopping In West Hollywood

Shannyn Sossamon Thursday 19th November 2009 out shopping in West Hollywood Los Angeles, California

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Prada Book Launch Cocktail Party Held At The Prada Store Beverly Hills

Shannyn Sossamon Friday 13th November 2009 Prada book launch cocktail party held at the Prada store Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California

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Leaving A Medical Center In Beverly Hills

Shannyn Sossamon Tuesday 17th March 2009 leaving a medical center in Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, California

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Catacombs Review


Terrible
Here's what happens in Catacombs. Shannyn Sossamon plays Victoria, who arrives in Paris to hook up with her bratty sister Carolyn (marking inauspiciously Pink's speaking-role acting debut). After setting her down with some friends who tell her all about a kid who lives in the Paris catacombs, raised on raw meat and wearing a goat head for mask, Carolyn drags Victoria to a rave held in one of those catacombs, just like in The Matrix Reloaded only with nude, underground lake swimming.

Naturally, Victoria gets separated and spends the next hour-plus running around in the catacombs in her boots (has Sossamon ever appeared in a movie in heels? just wondering), being chased by, you guessed it, a dude in a goat-head mask. He doesn't stop, no matter how injured Victoria gets or how many people she encounters get killed... until the end, when one of cinema's most absurd twist endings of all time gets sprung on you.

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One Missed Call Trailer


One Missed Call
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One Missed Call Review


Unbearable
People are obsessed with cell phones. They talk while shopping for groceries, getting their hair done, even running on treadmills at the gym. Hell, I've seen a person talk on their cell phone while swimming in a pool. With this in mind, it isn't surprising that there's now a horror movie about ghosts traveling through cell phones. Want to witness the exorcism of a cell phone? Behold One Missed Call.

The cell phone-jumping ghost plays by unique rules. Sometimes, it's a physical creature and attacks people like the ghost from The Ring. Other times, it causes fatal freak accidents like the ghost in Final Destination. Often, it finds victims by searching through the former victim's cell phone address book. It gives a few days notice by leaving a post-dated voicemail of the victim's voice right before death. The ghost is kind enough to leave red candies in the deceased's mouth, too.

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