It's not necessary to buy a ticket to "Insidious: Chapter 2." Anyone who wants to replicate the experience can instead tie a blindfold around their head and find a friend to shoot off a cap gun, or clang cymbals, or perhaps just poke them in face, at randomly timed intervals.
"The Conjuring" is perhaps best thought of as a Girl Talk track: There's nothing new or original about it, but it's entertaining enough, and one can't help but respect the craft that went into making something catchy out of component parts stolen from others.
There's something almost subversive about the way "Young Adult" picks apart the conventions of the contemporary movie comedy. Unexpectedly sinister and bleak, director Jason Reitman's film borrows from the romantic-comedy formula, but injects a note of realism by showing what happens when the antisocial pathologies of a broadly drawn comic character are let loose on real people.
A youth baseball team from Uganda has lost its bid to become the first team from Africa to play in the Little League World Series because of discrepancies over players' ages and birth dates.
A youth baseball team from Uganda that would have been the first squad from Africa to play at the Little League World Series has been denied visas to enter the United States.