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First Look: Paranormal Activity 2 Trailer

NOTE: Haven’t yet seen the first film? Then don’t watch this preview.

If you were one of the many who did watch the last year’s hit Paranormal Activity, you might have wondered which direction the filmmakers were going to take next. Well, based on this new trailer (which was pulled out of several Texas theaters for being too scary), we can see that they’ve at least upped the ante by throwing a baby and a German Shepherd into the mix.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else. We still don’t even know if the movie - opening this October 22 - will somehow involve the original’s two characters. (IMDB doesn’t even have actors listed yet for the cast.) But, seriously - do the details really matter to you?

Just be sure to keep one thing in mind: Even though it appears Paranormal Activity 2 has traded in hand-held cameras for the fixed, surveillance kind - you might want to bring your Dramamine anyway. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Sequel News: Paranormal Activity, The Hangover and More

Scream 4: The Scream series is known for killing off beautiful young starlets, so the the fourth installment should make no exceptions. So far Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere have both been confirmed for Scream 4. Roberts will play Sidney Prescott’s cousin while Panettiere has reportedly been cast as the best friend. The film will premiere on April 15, 2011.

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Sequel News: Monsters Inc., Mulholland Drive and More

Monsters Inc.: When Toy Story 3 finally comes and goes, we’ll still have another Pixar sequel to look forward to. Disney has just announced that a follow to 2001’s Monsters Inc. is in the works. The feature will premiere on Nov. 16, 2012.

Wanted: Kristen Stewart as a replacement…for Angelina Jolie? The forces behind Wanted 2 are reportedly eyeing the Twilight star for a role in the sequel. (Although they had hoped to bring back Jolie, she has already opted out.) Director Timur Bekmambetov is considering casting Stewart as a “young, ass-kicking assassin in the Fraternity.”

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Sequel News: Four Brothers, Jurassic Park and More

Four Brothers: How do you follow a film like Four Brothers? Well, you apparently add another brother. Paramount is currently developing Five Brothers, a sequel to the 2005 entry. Details of the film are not known, but Mark Wahlberg has already expressed interest in returning.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 29, 2009

9 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 9: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Carriers: DVD
  • Facing Ali: DVD
  • Home Front: Blu-ray
  • Jennifer’s Body: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Marine 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Paranormal Activity: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Perfect Getaway: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Princess of Mars: DVD
  • Vampire Killers: DVD
  • Weather Girl: DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Get Your Name in Paranormal Activity’s Credits

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How did you contribute to Paranormal Activity‘s recent success? Did you talk about it on Twitter? Did you drag your friends to a showing? Did you purchase Dramamine just so you could sit through it?

Even if you’ve watched the movie multiple times already, this promotional tool could have you buying the DVD as well. Those who register by Monday, November 9 will get to see their name listed in the home version’s credits. According to the website, it’s simply the studio’s way of “thanking the fans who turned the movie into a nationwide phenomenon.”

This could be the one time a movie’s credits ran longer than the actual film.

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Paranormal Activity May Get Sequel

Paranormal Activity posterIts first week in national release, Paranormal Activity raked in an astounding $22 million, coming to a total of $64 million. For a movie that was made for $15,000 and did those numbers at the box office, you know that those higher-ups will want more out of such a successful franchise.

“We have the rights on a worldwide basis to do ‘Paranormal 2,’ and we’re looking to see if that makes some sense,” Paramount chairman Brad Grey said.

Many fans fear (myself included) that we’ll get another Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 on our hands if a sequel does get made.

Director Orsen Peli seems to be a bit more cautious about the idea: “Even if we had some ideas for sequels, we wouldn’t be talking about them in advance.” When asked if a prequel was a possibility, he slyly replied, “Maybe.”

Check out a short video after the jump of Peli talking about the overwhelming success of the film.

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Nausea Strikes Again During Paranormal Activity

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NOTE: This is not an indicator of how I felt about the movie. This is simply me telling you how the movie made me feel.

I’m not a big scaredy-cat. I’m really not. I apparently just have a weak stomach.

I should have known the night was going to go wrong from the minute I sat down for . While we were still sitting through the previews, I noticed a horrible smell. It was that strong odor a non-smoker picks up on when seated anywhere near a chain smoker. The teen in front of reeked of cigarettes and it was starting to irritate my lungs. Although I debated moving before the film began, I chose to stick it out. After all, we found great seats and I didn’t want to ruin our position.

As it turns out, that smell was the least of my problems.

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 25, 2009


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Fame (PG): starring Megan Mullally, Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth (directed by Kevin Tancharoen)
  • Pandorum (R): starring Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet (directed by Christian Alvert)
  • Surrogates (PG-13): starring Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike (directed by Jonathan Mostow)

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