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BOX OFFICE TO WITNESS PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (Updated)

October 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There are few safe bets in Hollywood, but you can have no fear about putting your money on Paranormal Activity III to win the top spot at the box office this weekend. Forecasters disagree about how much the movie will make — they’re predicting anywhere from $30 million to $45 million — but no other […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY III

October 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The producers of Paranormal Activity III might just as well have knocked on the doors of movie critics and yelled, “Trick or treat!” As it turned out, they have got both. A week before the Halloween weekend, they are being treated to some quite favorable reviews by several top-drawer critics. Mark Olsen in the Los […]

NBC UNIVERSAL SETS UP SYFY FILMS

December 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Taking a cue from other media conglomerates that have encouraged their cable networks to move into the movie business, NBC Universal is setting up SyFy Films, with authority to produce low budget ($5-25 million) sci-fi, fantasy, and horror movies. In an interview with Broadcasting and Cable magazine, SyFy President Dave Howe said that while Battlestar […]

EMMERICH ABANDONS LOW-BUDGET MOVIE ON EVE OF PRODUCTION

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite its ultra-low production cost, the “found footage” movie premise, exhibited in such films as the Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity movies, may be getting a little stale. That apparently is what has prompted director Roland Emmerich to abandon The Zone, a $5-million project that was supposed to start shooting next week. According to The […]

FRIGHT FLICKS TO DO BATTLE ON HALLOWEEN

March 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood is getting set for a scary Halloween encounter when Paramount releases Paranormal Activity 2 on October 22, the same day that Lionsgate launches Saw VII 3D. Daily Variety said that Paramount didn’t even sign a director (Tod “Kip” Williams) until last week and that the movie has only just begun casting. (The original Paranormal […]