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The horror-thriller Insidious: Chapter 2, the sequel to the 2010 film Insidious, hits theaters today. But is the follow-up worth watching, according to critics?

Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne reprise their roles as husband and wife Josh and Renai Lambert, who seek to find out a mysterious childhood secret.

Directed by James Wan, Insidious: Chapter 2 weaves a suspenseful tale as they discover how dangerously connected they are to a world of darkness.

That sounds good, but does the final product measure up?

Let's take a look at what a few critics are saying ...

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by Hilton Hater at

Will the third time be a charm for Vin Diesel as Riddick?

With the third installment of this action franchise hitting theaters today, movie critics around the country seem torn in their analysis. Is it an embarrassing clunker? Or is it simply... Riddick, a film aiming for fun more than an Oscar nomination?

Scroll down for a look at the most prominent review...

This is not one of those Johnny-come-lately sequels preoccupied with getting a new audience up to speed on where the story was. It's about living in the moment, in the now, and killing in the now. - The Chicago Tribute

"Sloppy'' is a kind word, actually, for the ridiculously clumsy dialogue in ''Riddick,'' the third and latest installment of the sci-fi saga. - The Associated Press

Faithful to the template if not the spirit of previous installments, this flabby second sequel barely manages to advance Riddick's considerable personal mythology. - The Hollywood Reporter

Imagine Alien, only told from the perspective of the alien, and he's played by a movie star, and at heart he's an okay dude. A cute idea, perhaps, but kind of a wash when it comes to narrative tension. - Vulture

Twohy succeeds in staging moments both tense and funny, but they're fewer and farther between than one would hope, and the dialogue is served up with a heaping helping of cheese, especially when delivered in Diesel's low-frequency growl. - Entertainment Weekly

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You may wanna turn away right about now, Selena Gomez.

The star's latest movie hits theaters today and let's just say critics around the country have less than favorable things to say about the thriller, which also features Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight.

Just how bad are the reviews? Selena might not want to focus on acting after all. Scroll down for a harsh sampling...

The action (all at nighttime) is messily and crudely filmed. The plot mechanics are often laughable. - The Associated Press

Brainless chase flick doesn't even offer guilty pleasures. - The Hollywood Reporter

So completely idiotic you might swear it was made by Luc Besson and starred Jason Statham or Liam Neeson. - One Guy's Opinion

"Getaway" gets itself embroiled in all sorts of inane situations. Then director Courtney Solomon forgets to give us that basic thrill of all car-chase flicks: watching the car barrel toward its destination. - The New York Daily News

The dumbest action movie of the millennium so far. - The Daily Herald

It's meant to be dumb, summer fun. They got the "dumb" part right, and it is summer, but what with the unpleasant characters and inane twists, they forgot to supply the fun. - St. Paul Pioneer Press

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The home invasion horror opens in theaters and looks to take Lee Daniels' The Butler out of the top spot in the box office race.

Earlier in the summer, The Conjuring took over the box office in fine fashion. Can You're Next follow in it's scary footsteps?

Check out these You're Next reviews, compare them to The World's End reviews and see which way you'll turn at the theater this weekend!

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Injecting the home-invasion thriller with fresh DNA, Adam Wingard's "You're Next" strays just enough from formula to tweak our jaded appetites. -- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have teamed up with Edgar Wright for the third of what is being called the "Cornetto Trilogy".

Does the trio capture the magic of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz for a third film?

Let's turn to the critics, see what the The World's End reviews have to say, then you can compare them to the You're Next reviews and make weekend plans!

There are times when I'd kill for a pint, but I don't think I've ever been ready to die for one. That, however, is the situation faced by Gary King (Simon Pegg) in the hilarious pub-crawl-meets-apocalypse that is The World's End. -- Chris Knight, National Post

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Ghost Shark tries to follow up on Sharknado's surprising and incredible success for Syfy tonight. Only it doesn't quite turn out that way. At all.

Some movies are so bad they're great, if they're self-aware, are original and strike just the right balance between drama and unintentional comedy.

Other movies are so bad they're just bad.

People still get eaten by sharks in Ghost Shark, the title of which alone surely got some people to tune in, but that's about all that's worth saying.

Incredible as it is to be compared negatively to Sharknado (seriously, check out our Sharknado review, it was great), we have little choice here.

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One Direction: This Is Us opened in the U.K. and if you close your eyes, you can almost hear the squeal of the British preteens all the way across the pond. 

How does the film play out for those who don't have their walls plastered with posters of the boy band?

Let's turn to some critics and see what the One Direction: This Is Us reviews have to say!

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With slick concert footage, no mention of girlfriends or groupies and the group PG confessions round a campfire there is plenty to keep the fans happy. -- Natalie Edwards, Mirror

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens in theaters today. It hasn't gotten the same buzz that other young adult book adaptations like Divergent and of course The Hunger Games.

Will this newest book to film franchise be as successful as its counterparts?

Let's turn to the critics and gather up some The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones reviews!

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[The filmmakers] throw in everything from witches and vampires and demons to gay warlocks, mini-skirted monster hunters and werewolf bikers, but this silly epic never goes anywhere remotely interesting. -- Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

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With other huge movies opening this weekend, Paranoia seems to be coming in under the radar. 

Does that play favorably for the Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, and Gary Oldman helmed film?

Well let's see what the critics have to say and then you can compare these Paranoia reviews to the Kick-Ass 2 reviews and make your movie going decision from there!

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Here is a film that clearly wants to be a gripping techno-thriller but feels as if it was designed both by and for people who still have not quite figured out how to get their Kindles to work. -- Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com

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Kick-Ass 2 has found itself in the middle of a bit of controversy. Jim Carrey slammed the film's violence and refused to do any press work leading up to this weekend's release.

Is there too much violence in the film for the average movie-goer? 

Let's see what the critics have to say with these Kick-Ass 2 reviews and then you can compare them to the Paranoia reviews and see which showdown you'd rather check out this weekend!

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"Kick-Ass 2" can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up: a vessel for unhinged vengeance and destruction or a meta-critique of those same impulses. -- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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