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De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Harry Dean Stanton in This Week's '80s-ish Movie Trailer Mashup [Video]

Insidious: Chapter 2, The Rapture among this weekend's new flicks

Back in 1988, Michelle Pfeiffer (b. 1958) was Married to the Mob in the form of Alec Baldwin (b. 1958). In this week's The Family she is once again so hitched—but though the last quarter century has left nary a mark on her, the age gap between Michelle and her co-star has nevertheless expanded in accordance with Hollywood regulations: Mob hubby this time is none other than eternal wise guy Robert De Niro (b. 1943). Luc Besson (Transporter, Taken) directs what is evidently a light comedy about witness protection but does not neglect his professional obligation to chuck in large explosions at regular intervals.

Insidious was the critical and financial standout among 2011's crop of horror movies, hence Insidious: Chapter 2. After a nightmare trip to retrieve his son from "The Further" (Hell, to you and me), Patrick Wilson and his family are apparently haunted again by what Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper called Poltergeists when they made the very same films back in 1982.

Among the great characters in cinema, more than a few have the face of Harry Dean Stanton. Check out Two Lane Blacktop to see his hustler hitchhiker. Or Repo Man for his quintessentially intense Repo Man. Or even The Avengers for his cameo as Innocent Bystander to the Hulk's fall from the sky. You can pay due homage to cinema's soulful, mysterious, dodgy yet always irresistible scarecrow by not missing Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction.

Elsewhere, for those in mind of Fashion Week, there's a documentary about the editor of French Vogue, Mademoiselle C, but most joyfully there is also Final: The Rapture, a.k.a. the "Scariest Christian movie of the decade." Back in 1990, Michael Tolkin made the definitive Rapture movie and ended it with Mimi Rogers choosing eternity alone in purgatory rather than heaven simply because God pissed her off. The new movie has apparently been made by someone with a similarly subversive sense of humor, as the dialogue shows:

Woman: The Rapture, what is that?
Man: You don't wanna know, lady. You don't wanna know.

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