‘Paranormal Activity 3’ Light On Scares, Heavy at Box Office

Have you seen ‘Paranormal Activity 3?’ How do you think it stands up to the rest of the series? Leave your thoughts and opinions for other Q101’ers.  Here’s one man’s opinion: One of the final promotional trailers for “Paranormal Activity 3” asserted proudly that the last 15 minutes of the movie would “mess up your…

West Suburban-based Horror Flick Killin’ It

ST. CHARLES — Last week, the locally-made scary movie “Munger Road” was the talk of the town in St. Charles. After 6,000-plus young moviegoers jammed the Classic Charlestowne 18 Cinemas to see it over the weekend, this first film directed and written by 26-year-old St. Charles native Nick Smith is the talk of the town…

‘Human Centipede 2’: Grossest Flick Ever?

If there was one thing the world was clamoring for, it was a lesson in psychology and film studies to go alongside its ass-to-mouth torture porn. Director Tom Six returns with the sequel to his somehow irresistibly vile puke-inducer, “The Human Centipede,” adding a self-awareness to the film that shows Six knows just how insanely…

‘Fright Night’ Just Right

“Fright Night” is just the latest in a never-ending parade of 80s-era remakes.  Surprisingly, it holds its own with its predecessor.  The movie stars Anton Yelchin (the kid who played Chekov in the Star Trek reboot a few years back) as Charley, a high schooler living in the outskirts of Las Vegas with his single mom…

New on DVD: ‘X Men: First Class’ Feels More Coach To Some

Summer is officially over — which means that the hot summer films and blockbusters will finally wend their way to DVD. And kicking off September is ‘X-Men: First Class,’ director Matthew Vaughn’s deft undertaking of the X-Men backstory and history that has outstanding performances by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. ‘X-Men: First Class’ will arrive…

New on DVD: ‘Hanna’ Doesn’t Kill

On Tuesday, the main event will be ‘Hanna,’ director Joe Wright’s (‘Pride & Prejudice’) stab at an actioner, starring Saoirse Ronan as a take-no-hostages 16-year-old girl trained as a super-assassin to wreck revenge on the CIA agent who destroyed her family. ‘Hanna’ What It’s About: The talented Saoirse Ronan stars as Hanna, a 16-year-old girl…

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