Five more films for Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson to play together
Vera Farmiga and Patrick wilson have had great success with the Conjuring low-budget demonic possession movies, creepers that make big bucks at the box office. The third film in the main series, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, hits theaters (and on HBO Max) on June 4, which means it’s time for another Farmiga-Wilson bargain.
They work well together in the movies, playing real-life husband and wife exorcists who always come too close to the affair. But they can’t do that demon thing forever, probably. So what could this pair of likeable actors do together in the future? We have some ideas.
Famous pop singer and actress Lila “LJ” Jepps (Farmiga) and himbo movie star with a heart of gold Cal Cambridge (Wilson) used to date. In the early 2000s, they were the sexiest tabloid couple in the world – they made two movies together (well-meaning comedy-drama Mrs. Maryland and the famous bomb Jee-jee, a modern update of Gigi) and Cal appeared in one of LJ’s music videos (for the song “LJ on the L Train”). In the years that followed, they split up, had families of their own, and went through the ups and downs of their miraculous careers. Now in their late 40s and decidedly single, LJ and Cal have found themselves eager for each other. Either they were always meant to be together, or they just feel nostalgic. Leaving caution and publicity pressure to the wind, they reunite and travel to Key West – the paparazzi in tow – to see if there is anything more there. Nisha Ganatra directs this bubbly, witty and melancholy romantic comedy about the real people behind the characters.
When a deadly pandemic breaks out, the internet is full of theories that it wasn’t a natural occurrence. Did the virus somehow escape from a secret, high-security virology lab in the mountains outside of Denver? Dr Dana Drake (Farmiga) is on the case to find out the truth, unlikely aided by local sheriff Nate Nixon (Wilson), who has a personal score to settle after illness ravages half of his little one city. As they battle intrusive bureaucrats and get closer to an answer, Dana and Nate realize that they’re not just dealing with biology, there’s chemistry in there too. Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, The escape is a retro romance-mystery with a decidedly modern twist.
Callie Kent (Farmiga) is on top of the world. His third self-help book, You can get there from here, is a runaway bestseller, she moved into a gorgeous Brooklyn Heights townhouse, and her daughter, Izzy (The babysitters club Star Momona tamada), has just entered the city’s most elite private school. But suddenly, everything falls apart when an old photo of Callie’s youth resurfaces. There’s teenage Callie as the debutant Queen at an annual Omaha event that has strong ties to some of America’s worst people. Did Callie know she was participating in a ritual with a terrible historical context, or was she just an innocent child who didn’t know any better? As Callie struggles to regain Izzy’s respect, conservative Nebraska congressman Lyle Standish (Wilson) begins speaking on his behalf. He believes that there is nothing wrong with the Masked Knight Ball, that the wealthy oligarchs of Omaha are only honoring their legacy. Is this the kind of defender Callie wants? And who is being defended, really? who is Callie Kent? Her identity shatters as she flies in Mike Whiteis a dark comedy about race, class and bonding.
Something under the earth is shaking. After their long dormancy, millions of insects prepare to rampage across the world and begin their fleeting mating period. It is an expected event, a strange fact of known science. Only, the ground is so poisoned by toxic and radioactive substances since the last flowering of the cicadas that this time, they return badly. Intrepid cryptozoologists Cara Sandpiper (Farmiga) and Dylan Robicheaux (Wilson) are the only ones sounding the alarm about the next super swarm, begging the US president (Jimmy smit) to do something before millions of Americans fall victim to the horde of deadly and excited insects. It’s a race against time â and Mother Nature â in Roland emmerichtense disaster thriller, starring a music star Rita Ora as a popular social media influencer and conspiracy theorist.
Bring out your Kinks!
All Keith Sassman (Wilson) wants to do in June is have fun at Pride. It’s been a long year of social isolation, and he can’t wait to parade the parade, dance to songs from his favorite divas and maybe meet a hunk for an early summer fling. . But local occupant Tanya Tumble (Farmiga) has a different June in mind. She thinks the pride has become too blatant, too hostile to children. She launches a campaign to clean up the annual Gay Quarter Bacchanal, waging a war against Keith and others like him who want to speak out as fully as they can. Prom‘s Matthew Sklar writes the tunes for this delightful musical about sexual mores and changing standards, directed by Hacks Creator Lucie Aniello. There are some support towers you can’t miss â from Daphne Rubin-Vega as the owner of a local lesbian leather bar, Darla Staples and Richard madden like the love interest of Keith, Adam Steves and a whole slew of catchy earworms, like “Claps for Chaps”, “Putting the P in Pride” and “Poppers Lament (Reprise)”.
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