For fans of The Blair Witch who longed for more inside footage and less tension, Paranormal Activity is just for you.
A guy (Micah Sloat) and his girlfriend (Katie Featherston) buy an expensive new video camera to tape themselves in bed. No, they're not looking to break into the glamorous world of amateur porn (which actually may have been more exciting). The woman, it seems, has a history of strange things happening to her and the guy thinks catching it on video will help for some reason. So he duplicates the set-up from T.A.P.S. (see Ghost Hunters on Syfy does serve a purpose!), and starts taping everything in their lives, increasingly annoying his girlfriend.
An odd movie about a girl who writes down a bunch of numbers that apparently predict 50 years of major disasters, including date, geographical coordinates, and the number of dead. When the "scientist" son-of-a-preacher-man John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) discovers the list 50 years later, he realizes their significance and ultimately how the world will end in this very strange mixture of occidental religious fables, super-advanced aliens, and great CGI.
For some reason, an Oscar™ nominated movie in which nothing really happens. The screenplay was based on the Broadway play in which nothing really happened either. For the rest of this review, I may space out periodically or discuss other subjects entirely, so continue at your own risk.
I don't review (i.e., "give my particular loud-mouthed opinion on") enough of my favorite movies, and Brian DePalma's 1983 classic crime-drama Scarface is firmly in my top 20 of all time.
It's the 80s and the "cocaine cowboys" are flying high in south Florida, dropping product on discothèques all over the place. For the most part, everyone is happy, especially those profiting from the burgeoning drug trade and those who are high.
Kevin Costner is Mr. Brooks, a psychopathic serial-killer and family man, who's content to run his box factory and murder people until Dane Cook discovers his secret, all the while ducking Demi Moore, an independently wealthy cop who hunts them both. Kevin Costner a serial killer? Dane Cook in a drama? Demi Moore in a movie? Go ahead, pinch yourself, I'll wait.
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