Friday, February 15, 2013

Paranormal Activity 4

The Paranormal Activity movies are an acquired taste some people like them while other don't I however LOVE them in all their creeptastic scariness. I could sit and watch a marathon of them and not blink. Paranormal Activity 4 does not dissappoint. Told from the perspective of Alex, a teenage girl who notices that some strange neighbors have moved in. A single mom and her freakishly quiet and creepy son who shows up in their yard and in their treehouse at all hours of the night. The boy and his mother turn out to be Katie and Hunter and the ensuing scariness keeps you on the edge of your seat right up until the end! I look forward to the release of the Paranormal Activity movies every year and this one is probably in second place to my favorite one which was the second one. I will be adding this one to my video library!

Elfie Hopkins

Evil beware Elfie Hopkins is on the case. Nothing escapes her all seeing all questioning eyes. When the new neighbors move in they are not immune from Elfie's inquisition. She knows there's something off about them but she can't put her finger on it. Along with her friend Dylan she figures out the dark secret her new neighbors are hiding. It was a wonderfully quirky film with wonderful acting by Jaime Winstone who brings Elfie to life in all her quirky, crazy, kickbutt, glory. It was a great film and I'm not a fan of British movies. Elfie won me over!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Hobbit

JRR Tolkein's "The Hobbit" was beautifully brought to the silver screen by the talented director Peter Jackson. Having read the book a few times in schol it was like reliving the story but watching it play out with characters that were chosen and dressed beautifully. The dialogue was awesome allowing for some comic relief to break up any tragedy that would happen along the way. How Bilbo "came of age" by going on this journey and eventually realized that he was an adventuring Hobbit and not a stay at home type. There was a lot of beautiful camera work as well as some amazing CG done with this movie. It is one I will add to my personal collection when it arrives on Blu Ray as well as to go and see the sequel next year to watch the journey continue. It is 3 hours of complete immersion in the world of Middle Earth and it feels like you've only been there a half an hour. I would see it again and again.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Here Comes The Boom

I just watched "Here Comes The Boom" with Kevin James, Henry Winkler, and Salma Hayek. I loved this movie. Kevin James a biology teacher finds out that the school is cutting the music program and his friend played by Henry Winkler is going to lose his job. Kevin James also teaches a citizenship class and finds out one of his Dutch students in his class fights in mixed martial arts fights and makes money doing so. This leads them into an odyssey of hilarity, inspiration, and of course MMA fights to restore the music program at the school. I loved this movie and could watch it over and over again! If you like funny movies this is the one for you!