Posts Tagged ‘paranormal activity’
Here are the first two trailers for Paranormal Activity 4, which by this point if you have been watching, you know the formula: found footage, cynical characters, something paranormal, and credits.
I can see that maybe this one is happening present day with all new characters that may have something to do with past characters. Paranormal Activity 4 opens on October 19th.
Will be you checking it out? Watch the trailers below and let us know:
There will be an official trailer for the fourth entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise tomorrow, in the mean time we have two teasers to tease you with. The teasers look like footage from the past movies (does that count as found footage?) so there isn’t much here.
I’m not a fan of the series, I think I saw half of one when the TV was on in the background as I groomed my dog. Bad movie, good nail clippers.
Check back here on Wednesday to watch the first full trailer. Paranormal Activity 4 opens on October 19th.
Watch the teasers below:
Paramount sent out a press release this week with release plans for 2012 where it was made clear that Paranormal Activity 4 was a go for this year. There are no details about the sequel, we don’t know who will direct, write, star, or when it will even come out (I bet it’s around October).
As you can see from the numbers below (brought to you by The-Numbers.com), the found footage franchise is a sick bonus for everyone involved. Film it over a weekend, edit with windows movie maker and you just got paid. I get it, I do. When I saw Blair Witch and that tent started shaking, I wet myself. The only difference is now, it’s not so scary. So my question is: who keeps paying to see this tent shake again and again!?
The Muppets have released two final trailers as parodies, we like them like that. The highly anticipated return of the Muppets is set to be released on November 23rd, watch the trailers below.
When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.
Apollo 18 had some “Paranormal Activity” like footage that was released (see it in our Summer Movie Guide), it was basically “clever” marketing to make the story seem more realistic (or the Blair Witch Project effect).
The story goes: “Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.”
- The “Seven Samurai” remake has a director, Scott Mann. [variety]
- Catfish directors take on Paranormal Activity 3. [bloody-disgusting]
- Rachel Weisz to play evil witch in Disney’s ‘Oz’. [THR]
- Friedberg, Seltzer’s latest spoof “The Biggest Movie of All Time 3D” is happening, making me sad. [variety]
- Tomb Raider to get reboot, as you do. [deadline]
- Jay Baruchel is writing two projects, “Random Acts of Violence” and a rewrite of Summit’s “Exorcism Diaries.” [THR]
- Terminator 5′ director Justin Lin (Fast Five) denies original cast reunion. [MTV]
- ‘Twilight Saga’ author Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host’ with Saoirse Ronan to star. [deadline]
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Here is our weekend preview of what is opening in theaters and what you might want to catch on TV. Have a great weekend everyone, check back Sunday night for a Box Office Report and as always, we return Monday with a brand new City Strip! – And Here We…Go! (more…)
Director James Wan (Saw, Death Sentence) is back and teaming with Paranormal Activity creators for a film he has said himself he wants to be “the Poltergeist for this generation”. Insidious premiered at TIFF 2010 and garnered great word of mouth. The story follows a young family that discovers the body of their comatose boy attracts evil entities, while the boy’s mind is trapped in a dark realm known as The Further. Insidious releases in theaters on April 1, 2011. Watch the trailer below: (more…)
The first time I saw Paranormal Activity was no longer than a week ago. I was not impressed really, it all seemed pretty repetitive and familiar. They did a very impressive marketing campaign for the film, so well in fact they kept the movie on my ‘to see’ list for some time. I don’t think I will be seeing the sequel however, which is easy to call a cash grab, but I’ll won’t go that far – it’s just unnecessary.
I saw The Blair Witch Project in theaters back in 1999, now that was scary. Of course audiences have changed and it takes a lot more to scare us – so many people are just now dismissing The Blair Witch Project forgetting that it really was original for its time, and genuinely scary. The acting was great and the build up amazing. They also went on to make a lesser sequel, so I guess my point is here…stop making sequels to movies that so obviously didn’t intend to continue the story. Yes, that will do.
Paranormal Activity 2 arrives on 22 October. Also included for those astute box office researchers; the earnings for both Paranormal and Blair. Watch the trailer.