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I’ve never finished watching an entire “Paranormal Activity” movie. Why, you ask? Well, maybe it’s because “found-footage” movies are rarely interesting or scary to me. Especially when there’s nothing believable about the acting, the plot, or the very obvious “camcorder” grain / filters over clearly HD movie footage. But recently, I had nothing better to do, and I got curious. The Paranormal Activity series has been going on since 2007, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere since the general viewing audience keeps paying for the sequels. I’ve obviously seen the trailers, and to be honest, nothing about these movies are scary. Every trailer I’ve seen involves someone getting more »

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This movie was an intense trip… I have to say it’s one of the only recent movies released deserving of the genre “horror”. This movie has you guessing from the very start, an air of tension surrounding nearly every scene. If you think Martin Scorsese directing a modern thriller sounds too good to be true, you better believe this movie had a lot to live up to after it was announced. In a time when most horror movies have amounted to little more than cheap, poorly timed jump-scares, “Shutter Island” is a breath of fresh air. There are subtle elements of several different storytelling styles, revealing mysteries and twists at more »

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This is a long movie review, pretty much scene by scene. So if you’re not down for a long read, there’s always a [tldr] button to get to my paragraph long synopsis at the end. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom as well, thanks! Also, in this review I constantly refer to Ripley as Sigourney Weaver. It’s like that and that’s the way it is. [tldr] So the movie starts out on a ship carrying 20,000,000 tons of space rocks, and they’re on their way back to earth. We learn this from the floating space text. Everything on the ship looks like a mix between 2001 and more »