‘A Haunted House 2’ is too much of a bad thing | 1.5 stars

Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap you will find the fright film spoof “A Haunted House 2,” a scattershot, anything-goes affair that’s unapologetically stupid. Proudly stupid. Aggressively stupid.

‘Heaven is for Real’ deals with earthly struggles, too

“Heaven Is for Real” is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father — a local minister — that he’s been to heaven. Although there are immediate doubts, people begin to accept the story when the youngster reveals information he only could have been given by those who died before he was born.

‘Oculus’: Mirror, mirror, off-the-wall

What “Oculus” has going for it is a slow, steady build-up of tension, leading to a final act that makes up in pure intensity what it lacks in originality. In a genre that so often relies on gore and lazy jump scares, that goes a long way.

‘The Lunchbox’: Romance with a dash of regret

In Ritesh Batra’s beguiling romance “The Lunchbox,” a virtual relationship blossoms not through a sexy operating system as in “Her,” or modern-day epistolary as in “You’ve Got Mail,” but the old-fashioned way, through carefully written notes delivered by hand every day.

‘The Raid 2’: The most violent movie ever made?

“The Raid 2” is the most violent movie ever made. The exploding heads, slit, gurgling throats and claw-hammer crunches and tears are so excessive as to make the works of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and torture porn king Eli Roth seem almost quaint in retrospect.

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