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November 6, 2009 Leave a comment

This year of 2009 has been a year of horror in the movie and tv industry.  With recent movies such as “Paranormal Activity”, “Zombieland”, “The Fourth Kind“, and tv shows like “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures”, America has falled into a craze with the fascinatingly scary, bizarre, and paranormal.

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I Think this fascination derives somewhat of this prediction that the world is going to end in 2012.  Recently a movie has been made that gives a scenario of what might happen on the day the Miyans predicted the earth was going to end.  People have lately been driven to understand more about the world, and more specifically what they don’t understand, which includes this area of the paranormal and predictions such as the ones made by Nostradamus.

Horror movies, although a recent raise in popularity, have been scaring people since the movie industry began.  Classic films such as “The Bids”, “The Shining”, and more recent but equally effectively horrific include “28 Weeks Later”, and “The Devils Rejects”.

I haven’t always been a fan or horror movies.  But what I can appreciate about them most now as I’m older is that there are only 2 types of horror movies.  Good ones, and bad ones.  And it’s easy to spot the bad ones.  A good horror movie takes a good plot and even better acting to relay the fear that people are feeling.

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Gerard Butler

November 6, 2009 Leave a comment

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If there’s one face that hase been reoccuring lately on the movie screens, it’s been that of Gerard Butler.  His recent movies include “Tales of the Black Freighter”, “The Ugly Truth“, “Gamer”, “Law Abiding Citizen“, and he recently hosted Saturday Night Live.  Born in Paisley, Scotland, Butler graduated from the Shoool of Law at Glasgow University before attempting a career in acting.

His recent films have displayed his diversity as they include the genres of romatic comedy, action, and thriller.  His first lead role was in the 1999 American TV series “Atilla”.  He has starred in various other films including a stent in the idie film genre, but it probably most known for his work in the 2006 hit “300” where he played Spartan King Leonidas in their battle against the Persain army.

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Butler spends his time between two homes, one in New York City and one in Los Angeles. Butler was a heavy smoker until he played Gerry Kennedy in “PS, I love you” who dies of lung cancer.

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Paranormal Activity Movie Review

November 5, 2009 Leave a comment

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Paranormal Activity, directed by Oren Peli, is a horrifying movie about a demon who haunts a suburban couple in the night with acts of trickery and violence.  Although this movie is low budget – about $11,000 low budget – it was an amazing movie that captures the audience with horrific acts of terror by a demon presence that has haunted Katie, played by Katie Featherston, for her entire life.  And now that she lives with her husband-to-be Micah, played by Micah Sloat, he decides to get these acts in the night on video.

The movie was filmed in director, writer, and editor Peli’s house by none other that Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat.  It may seem unnatrual to some but I feel it gives the movie a point of view most have never seen in a feature film before.

The movie is rated R and stars (besides Featherston and Sloat) only Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong and Ashley Palmer.  The movie was produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli and it is a Blumhouse Production.

On a more personal note, this movie was almost unwatchable in one sitting for me.  I know think that anything I hear in the night is a demon and will most likely continue to do so for weeks to come.  And it’s exactly that  right there that makes me enjoy this movie so much. 🙂

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