We've been reporting that Paramount Pictures is planning a Latino spin-off of "Paranormal Activity," which will tell a story about the same demon, but will feature a Latino cast. It will be directed by Christopher Landon, the writer of "Disturbia" and the last two "Paranormal Activity" installments.
The plan is to begin shooting shortly for a Spring 2013 release. "This will aimed at the groups who have been the biggest supporters of the property – Latinos and folks in Latin America – Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina," said the studio.
To promote the new film, Paramount Pictures included a short teaser clip after the credits of "Paranormal Activity 4." The scene shows a person entering a convenience store on what appears to be a street in Mexico. He calls out in Spanish and is startled by an old woman who urges him back out the door.
Now that "Paranormal Activity 4" is in theaters, the teaser clip has leaked online. Check it out below.
Do we start the Oscar buzz now? Tom Hanks and Halle Berry star in "Cloud Atlas," the new film based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel. It reportedly received a whopping 10-minute standing ovation when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. But the trailer doesn't make the movie's plot immediately clear. The film winds together numerous storylines and spans centuries. Don't think you can just sit back and let it wash over you, either: Variety's critic calls the film: "an intense three-hour mental workout rewarded with a big emotional payoff." But can it suck in enough regular moviegoers willing to tackle that workout? (Opens Oct. 26.)
Kurskijwrites: on October 22nd, 2012 at 9:16:20 AM
"Uh this sounds racist as f*ck. can't wait for the German version or hebrew version"
One will have a ghost filming the family on camera while jerking off on their ñurtains,
second one a ghost messing with their taxes?
minkowskiwrites: on October 22nd, 2012 at 11:51:12 AM
She can possess and inflict pain on me anytime.
McQueenwrites: on October 22nd, 2012 at 1:19:57 PM
Most sensible words I read in a while, thanks mate.
And the review for Cloud Atlas has definitely drawn my attention. A standing ovation is always a good sign and the Wachowski brother and half sister has rarely disappointed me, at the exception of The Matrix 3 but this one has a relatively complex story which involves reincarnation through times with the consequences of their previous lives. It's always a sheer pleasure to watch a film where you have to put the puzzle back in order.
The Wachowski are even good as producers just look at Ninja Assassin and it was pretty good, maybe not for Bando but it was surely for me.
Latino this, Latino that. The fact is, Latino and black audiences like Big Dumb Movies because they constitute a Big Dumb Audience. The education gap in Latin America is greater than it is in the U.S. and Canada, so you can't expect them to go for Whit Stillman and Woody Allen, and Hollywood knows this. That is why movies are becoming more simplistic as more of the dumbest people in Latin America go norte. If you think Transformers 3 was stupid, wait for the next installment. It's not even necessary to have a single Latino cast member or Latino "theme" for a film to be successful with the general Big Dumb Audience. The U.S. has become a true idiocracy. Just substitute horchata and orange soda for Brawndo. Unlike Israel which received a gigantic I.Q. boost when it admitted almost a million Russian Jews in the 80s and 90s, the median I.Q. in the U.S. has been dropping like a stone. This will lead to more social division and cheaper spectacle entertainment.
minkowskiwrites: on October 22nd, 2012 at 1:45:45 PM
^^And I thought I had a penchant for bald, naked truth.
minkowskiwrites: on October 22nd, 2012 at 3:21:11 PM
A handful of television shows catering to American morons, who are a very small minority of the television-viewing public, isn't quite the same as a huge influx of grossly under-educated, and I do mean that generously, "immigrants".
I mean, just look at Dark. Do you need any more proof than him/her/it?
pussyqueefwrites: on October 22nd, 2012 at 3:49:38 PM
I'm gonna laugh if the demon turns on their lawn mower to scare the family.
pussyqueefwrites: on October 22nd, 2012 at 3:50:22 PM
What's the difference between a Mexican and a bag of sh*t?
Coldplayesence, you must realize that it is perfectly fine to generalize. I think you've been indoctrinated with Cultural Marxism. Generalization is a form of wisdom. You should read Rushton on race or listen to the lectures of Jared Taylor. I also recommend The Bell Curve by Murray and Hernstein. I am not saying that America does not have its share of non-Latino, non-black morons, or Latino and black geniuses, but that among these groups you find a lower than average IQ. You can also make a generalization that Ashkenazi Jews and Asians have a higher average intelligence. Although it is not pc to stereotype, if marketing executives did not play to stereotypes when promoting brands, they'd be out of a job. KFC markets to the black community more than any other group, just as Goya and other Latin food brands are marketed to Latinos. It is the same with movies. If studio executives were to start producing unprofitable ethnic pet projects just to pat themselves on the back about how sensitive and caring they are, they'd have to answer to their parent companies and the execs of those parent companies who would then have to answer to their shareholders.
So will the Latino Paranormal Activity do well?
But will it do markedly better than the other very white installments?
Possibly not, since they may lose the black audience, many of whom dislike Latinos as much as Latinos dislike them.
And a black Paranormal Activity? It may score better with white audiences than with Latinos, as whites tend to harbor less animosity towards blacks. Whites will just probably choose to watch it in the safety of their own homes, or at least in theaters located in predominately white communities, since it's always best to avoid majority black crowds.
Wow I was writing my last post when yours appeared xxz, and let me just say what I think: calling people idiots or fags will get you alot of attention over here but that doesn't make you a badass, just another gear in the well oiled hate machine these place has become. Shame because you sound like a smart guy, greetings mate.
Coldplayesence,you are entirely too emotional here. We are talking about the audience for a Latino Paranormal Activity spinoff. Nobody has to hate anyone, nor should they. What I am pointing out is that the audience for a product influences the production of the product, and it this case it is a certain franchise which has been very successful. A Latino spinoff may indeed do well, or it may not. I know many Latinos who have no respect for catering to their ethic group because they see it as a sign of weakness. In fact, when I was in college, whenever a week-kneed gringo liberal would agree with Chicano (Mexican American) students on political stances, they would treat that person with utter derision. Some cultures, like Arab or other predominantly Muslim cultures, do not expect weakness, or "tolerance" for it is nothing but a sign of capitulation to them. They don't respect it at all.
I know few Latinos who have gone to see see Machete or other films marketed to them. Hollywood aims to please the lowest common denominator, and I think it is a shame when they feel they have to aim so low to make a profit, but that is the way of things in the US today. I think it's a corruption of the soul of America. When I think of the term "culture" I think of something to aspire to, not something to play down to. America has a terrible educational system, one of the worst in the western world, and it's not going to get better anytime soon. A big problem is the large number of students whose parents are illegal. They don't assimilate, and that is a very serious issue in America today. They fail to develop literacy and so whatever they do achieve does not bring up their culture to a higher level. As a result, the movies they tend to gravitate towards are nothing but flashy spectacles. From what I surmise the Paranormal Activity franchise is far about the slasher films of the 80s. But throwing a bone to Latinos is unnecessary, and for educated Latinos, may even be insulting!
In the 70s Hollywood rolled out countless blaxploitation films. Some had serious messages, but most were tripe. I know few blacks who take them seriously, and many who find these films seriously racist. But what happened as more blacks became producers in Hollywood in the 80s, 90s, and this century? Many exploit the lowest common denominators in their own community. Maybe Spike Lee is just jealous of his success, but he has criticized Tyler Perry for doing just that: making movies that show black people as buffoons. Of course his films often have a serious message underlying the comedy, but Lee has a right to his opinion. One day Perry's films may be known as early twenty-first century blaxploitation flicks; but at the moment, with the exception of Alex Cross, they seem to connect and have made Perry a very wealthy man. And kowtowing to a low common denominator has kept Hollywood above water. Look at Michael Bay's films. I remember reading an interview back in the 80s with Joel Silver who produced Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, and many other very successful action films. He said his parameter for judging the quality of a script was weather or not it had action every five minutes: as something blowing up or a car chase or a shoot out or a kung fu battle. That formula worked, and made him a very successful producer. He knew his films were not made for rocket scientists. The same goes for Hollywood today. They aim to please the basest impulses of the lowest common denominator, and when you have such a large segment of the audience that is Latino and black, that says something about the direction this country is going culturally. I hope your homeland is faring better, mate.