Saturday, October 15, 2011

New In Theaters - October 21st 2011

Directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman for distribution by Paramount Pictures

The Plot: Two young sisters encounter a supernatural invisible entity in their home, only to realize it is not as benevolent as they first thought.

The Final Word: The only thing certain about a “Paranormal Activity” movie is that there are no certainties. When the original film first came out, it was during the height of the “found footage” era, where studios still believed they could make audiences think they’ve uncovered video of an event so shocking it had to be covered up. As a result, Paramount didn’t even release the cast list, so to as to keep the illusion of it not being “scripted.” In fact it was even rumored that the all of those who watched the rough copy of the original footage found themselves encountering “unexplained occurrences,” including veteran Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. This time around, audiences at least have a logline to work with, but still no true cast list. The other thing to keep in mind is that this time out the movie was directed by filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, whose documentary “Catfish” tried to a new take on the “found footage” genre, but eventually was widely discredited.

Starring: Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, 
Luke Evans, Mads Mikkelsen, Gabriella Wilde, 
Juno Temple, Orlando Bloom & Christoph Waltz
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson for distribution by Summit Entertainment

The Plot: A young hot headed swashbuckler teams with three rogue musketeers to take down an evil leader.

The Final Word: Summit Entertainment is the latest company to try and bring back to life the legendary “Three Musketeers” story and of course this time in 3D. Its talented cast and director aside, this movie is going to be watched for two reasons. The first being it’s the first 3D feature released since Disney’s “The Lion King” 3D experiment crushed the competition and the second being that Summit’s gravy train is about to reach the end of its track with the final “Twilight” movie fast approaching. How moviegoers respond is going to tell a very interesting tale in Hollywood very soon.

Previewed next week: 13, Anonymous, In Time, Johnny English Reborn, Puss In Boots