Tuesday Releases: Paranormal Activity 4 & Seven Psychopaths

JANUARY 29TH, 2013

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 // Even with a new blonde lead, a slimmer Katie Featherston, and the use of webcams and Kinect sensors, “Paranormal Activity 4” does little to revitalize the series, with more fake-outs than actual scares, several moments that are not paced properly, including an incident with a knife that could have paid off tenfold had it held off longer, and very little plot progression for the overall franchise. The fourth installment comes off more like a watered down, recycled re-hash of the first three films, rather than a horror film that can stand on its own, delivering the weakest showing yet.

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SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS // Delivering much more depth than originally anticipated, “Seven Psychopaths” is both self-aware and entirely humorous, all while remaining punchy and new. Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson produce high caliber performances as two of the psychopaths, easily keeping the crazy plot afloat, while Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken securely anchor the story down, both with solid, steadfast performances. McDonagh’s second director/screenwriter venture rarely skips a beat and even with the overabundance of gruesome violence, it still succeeds in coming out completely unique and memorable.

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THE AWAKENING // Rebecca Hall delivers one of her greatest performances yet, in this spooky, period piece horror film about a young boy’s ghost that haunts a boarding school. Although “The Awakening” loses steam with its eventual, all-cards-on-the-table twist, the fact that multiple viewings are required from this reveal means the writers did something right. The film is very reminiscent of several films in its genre, including “The Woman In Black” and “The Others”, but it fails to expand much deeper on the material than its predecessors.

New Releases
The Awakening
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The Cold Light of Day 2-denied2-small
The Eye of the Storm
Hello I Must Be Going
Hotel Transylvania
Paranormal Activity 4: Unrated Director’s Cut
Seven Psychopaths


TV Box Set

  • Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime
  • Downton Abbey: Season Three
  • Femme Fatales: Season One
  • Misfits: Season Two
  • Pan Am: The Complete Series

Special Editions/Other Releases

  • A History of Israeli Cinema
  • All Superheroes Must Die
  • Bangkok Assassins
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part Two
  • Best of Warner Bros: 100 DVD Collection
  • Best of Warner Bros: Best Picture Winners
  • Cast A Long Shadow
  • Cherry Tree Lane
  • Heaven’s Door
  • The Liability
  • Long Walk Home
  • The Love Section
  • Rule of Law
  • Superpower
  • Tales of the Night
  • To Catch A Dollar
  • White Zombie: Remastered Edition
  • Wodehouse Playhouse: Complete Collection

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