Archive for October, 2009
WHAT A NIGHT!
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I went to Paranormal Activity expecting to see a horror movie in the same vein as The Blaire Witch Project as I heard all the comparisons and how this movie is on it’s way to being the most profitable in terms of profit margin compared to what it took to make it. Unfortunately this movie was not really scary to me. I wouldn’t compare it to Blaire Witch anyway except for the use of the handheld cam POV, which has since been done with much greater success in my opinion. I’ll put it this way, there are two scenes that were “scary” and I saw one of them in the trailer. Without completely ruining it for you, the premise goes like this. A young couple lives in a house in San Diego and the female happens to have been haunted by a demon for the majority of her life. The boyfriend decides to try to capture it on film and audio and is very successful at it. The characters were a little annoying and mildly entertaining at best. Every point of view you see is through the camera he/she is using throughout the film. It takes some time for things to get rolling, building suspense, but the pay off in certain scenes didn’t really pay at all. And waiting for something I was hoping for started to become more and more frustrating as it progressed. On the bright side, this movie was short (90+ minutes) and definitely kept my attention, even through the anticlimactic scenes. I feel like I would have liked it more if I watched it at home….and I’d also be a few dollars richer. As an indie flick, yeah I can dig it for what it is I guess, but major motion picture? not so sure about that. (2/5)
PRETTY FUNNY FUCKERS!
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COMING TO YOUR TOWN BIATCH!
10/08/09 in Portland, ME at Asylum
10/09/09 in Providence, RI at Jerky’s Live Music Hall
10/10/09 in Allston, MA at Harpers Ferry