Bradley Parker does well to make his directorial debut on the coattails of Oren Peli’s second stab at (co)script writing. That way, even if Chernobyl Diaries sucks, the fact that it’s “from the writer that brought you Paranormal Activity,” will bring in enough fans to cover the cost of production. That’s right, the studio has taken that page from Oren Peli’s notebook as well – make it as cheap as possible and pray for it to be wildly successful for higher profit margins. I can’t say I blame them. Still, given the budget restrictions and a cast of relatively unknowns, Park, Peli, and crew fully utilize the cryptic setting and our imagination to deliver a jumpy suspenseful thriller.
more after the jump!
Geez this year is going by so fast – already July! Anyone have fun plans for the 4th? And also to all my history buffs out there – - On this date in history, Battle of Gettysburg started. FIRE UP THE DVD PLAYERS AND WATCH THE MOVIE!
Hope everyone has a great Fourth of July! We’ll be out this weekend (obviously) so go enjoy yourselves and see you on Tuesday! Make sure to follow Genesis on Twitter – he’ll be hosting a bbq tomorrow night.
As the year comes to a close, Kibitzers wants to take a look back at the year 2009. A lot of movies came out – a lot filled with hype, mostly never living up to the hype. Keep in mind that this is not the best movies of 2009, rather the best trailers. So here is a list of the top 20 movie trailers from 2009.
20 – Up
Pretty much whenever Pixar gets together – it’s going to be a good movie. And every time Pixar delivers to it’s viewers.
19 – Angels and Demons
Perhaps no book has overtaken the world like these in this decade. This teaser just works so well – dramatic narration and shots add to the tenseness of the film.
18 – Moon
This trailer makes you want to go see the movie and understand what happened on the Moon – Sam Rockwell’s performance looks great too. Added bonus: directed by David Bowie’s son!
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Oh hello! It’s a pretty slow work day today (and by slow I mean I don’t want to work). So, much like an elderly person using a revolving door, I find myself lost in the interwebs. And unlike that douche Magellan, who decided to get killed instead of sharing his discoveries with the world, I will crack an egg of knowledge on you all.
- “Black cards, black cars, all black everything.” I don’t think Jay-Z understands the concept of Black Friday
- Leave it to beaver
- Bugatti Veyron? More like Bug-OHDEARGOD!
- Squeeler McSqueelerson wins something on the Today show (*squeels*)
- The uncomfortable yet mildly amusing SNL Digital Short from this weekend.
- There’s either a ninja or a carny on Modern Warfare 2. Either way I hope it’s this guy.
- And finally, a Pair of Normal Activities, or Paranormal Activity (for all of the Siffly Stiffersons out there) is gross!
Now, not to toot our own horns here, but we here at Kibitzers have known about a Pair of Normal Activities since forever ago. So if you’re asking yourself, the way we here pretend you are asking, “Hey Kibitzers, where’s your charming and witty take on Paranormal Activity?” Our answer is simple, we pooped ourselves in fear. But since everyone already made a big deal about it, we’ll only be another cog in the system if we wrote one up. But if you still havn’t seen that movie, go see it. But it’ll never be as creepy as this (*shivers*).