Preview This! “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”

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Mike Mike has a degree in Film from The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 25 years and sees two to four new movies in the theatre a week. Mike has a weekly movie blog where he reviews films both present and past at:

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Coming this week to a theatre near you:

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”  (2014)

Jessie (Andre Jacobs) lives in an apartment, and a woman, who they call “the witch,”  dies in the apartment below. Jessie and his friends think they heard what happened when the woman died and decide to search her apartment. In their investigation, they find black magic items and mysterious VHS tapes. Jessie discovers a bite mark on his arm, and he soon learns that he has been marked for possession. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Website

What to Watch For: While not a sequel to the other Paranormal Activity (think of it as a spin-off), this film does use the “found footage” technique  that the other films became famous for.

Word on the Street: The film is aimed at the Latino market, and it’s hoped this film will “reinvigorate the franchise.”

My Take:  It’s the only main-stream film to be released this week and could do big business with teens who are bored with the current film lineup.

If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, stay at home and watch movies on CW69:

Saturday – Sunday
1:00 pm

“The Mask of Zorro” (1998)   An aging Zorro (Anthony Hopkins) trains his replacement (Antonio Banderas), a young thief seeking revenge for his brother’s death. Both men want to take down the evil Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), a man who has caused both men pain and grief.  The film also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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