Paranormal scariness returns

Third installment of Paranormal Activity hits the silver screen this weekend.

In  the latest instalment of the hugely profitable franchise, Paranormal Activity 3 takes the haunting back to 1988, to give us the beginnings of the scariness.

Two young sisters encounter what appears to be a benevolent invisible force in their home, but it turns hostile and begins tormenting the girls and their family.

As a theatre manager, it is almost more entertaining watching people watch these movies, as they slink down into their seats preparing themselves for a frights which inevitably, yet at the same time unexpectedly, come.

Surprisingly, early reviews have been favourable for a sequel, saying that it is more of the same, but still effectively scary.

The Three Musketeers is a new take on the Alexandre Dumas tale, and with director Paul W.S. Anderson at the helm, it is going to be unlike any other version you have ever seen.

Anderson is responsible for movies like Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and Event Horizon, so don’t expect an accurate recreation of the original story, but rather a stylized 3D version with technology in it that would seem like science fiction in the time that the story is set.

The cast includes Anderson’s wife and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean), Mads Mikkelson (Casino Royale) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds).

In Johnny English Reborn, Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) returns as the man who would least likely be confused with James Bond.

In Tibet as penance for an earlier botched mission, Johnny English is called back into action to thwart an international conspiracy.

As the title suggests, Sure Shot Dombrowski 3 is the third instalment of the cult Canadian franchise, with Sure Shot promoted to general mManager.

He’s out of therapy and back to what he does best—create mayhem.

Once again, Sure Shot leads Team Canada against the U.S. in an international friendly.

Then, against all odds, he helps start up a rival professional hockey league.

He runs the office like he runs the bench…half cocked. As with the earlier films, it spoofs violence in hockey, but it seems even timelier now with current controversies over head shots and enforcers.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is a musical documentary the follows the career of the wildest man in rock, from his beginnings in a working class family to his groundbreaking work in Black Sabbath and then as a solo artist.

But it is his personal struggles with crippling self-doubt and his triumph over substance abuse profiled in the documentary that helps reveal the man behind the image.

This film will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., at the Paramount Theatre.

The Paramount is also presenting an encore performance of the 25th anniversary of the Phantom Of The Opera on  Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m.

 

Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna.

 

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