Unfortunately, Anthony Hopkins’ latest film The Rite is a tepid exercise in cliche and convention that doesn’t bring anything new to the whole “devils be possessin’ people and we gotsta get rid of ‘em” genre. It was obviously inspired by the selection this week, a must-view for anyone who enjoys movies. William Friedkin’s The Exorcist was not only 1973’s top-grossing film, but it was the top-grossing film of all time until Spielberg’s Jaws appeared. Audiences had really never seen anything like it before. People were fainting. Theaters were giving vomit bags to the patrons.