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Quickie Review: [rec]

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Quickie Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2010 by xymarla

Another day, another Marla-come-lately review. Since most of you have probably already seen Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s Spanish film [rec], I won’t take up too much of your time, particularly because I’m going to do a Remake vs. Original with this and the American remake Quarantine next week!

So: [rec]–it’s good, no?

We begin with footage from host Ángela Vidal’s (Manuela Velasco) Insomniacstyle show titled While You Were Asleep. No, not While You Were Sleeping. That’s different. Ángela and her cameraman Pablo (Pablo Rosso) are filming a typical night in a fire station. They’re assigned to travel with appropriately yummy firefighters Manu (Ferran Terraza) and Álex (David Vert). They’re soon called to the scene of an apartment building, not yet understanding what the emergency entails. Ángela, Pablo, Manu and Álex are immediately locked in the apartment building with a police officer, a medical intern, a dozen anxious residents—oh yeah, and some straight up zombies. The surrounding police tell them that everything is under control, but is it?

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Quickie Review: Paranormal Activity

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Quickie Review with tags , , , on May 20, 2010 by xymarla

Guys, Paranormal Activity is really good! Why didn’t any of you tell me?!

haha! Okay, just kidding. You totally did tell me. Repeatedly. But I was busy! And now that I’ve finally seen it, I can say with authority—DANG! You weren’t lying!

Paranormal Activity has a beautifully simple premise: Katie and Micah live together and have been experiencing some spooky bumps in the night. They set up a camera and start documenting the events. This straightforward scenario allows for a minimum cast, raw footage, one location, and a budget of—get this: ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! And it grossed over $100 MILLION! Because it is scary as hell!

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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , on May 18, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla Unveils New Blog!

That’s right, kidlets! Today’s NDTD is a shortie because I’m hard at work on the unveiling of A NEW BLOG! Don’t worry, my first baby will always be my favorite.  But head back here on Friday to meet the shiny new offspring! 

 

Tim Burton is taking on the iconic manga Mai the Psychic Girl. The internet is unsure how to feel about this. 

 

Futurama is filled with nerdy physics goodness! Serious science. Seriously! Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by xymarla

Listen up, America! No one gives a shit about Conan or Leno!

I hope everyone had yesterday off work! And if you didn’t, your boss is racist.

The Golden Globes happened, apparently.

And while they were happening, far more importantly, Oliva Wilde talked about how geeked she is for Tron Legacy. That makes two of us, sister!

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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2009 by xymarla

Did everyone have a horrifantastic Halloween? Ready to get down to business now? Let’s do it!

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As you have likely heard, Halcyon is putting the rights to Terminator up for sale, hoping to get around $70 mil despite McG’s best efforts to render the franchise worthless.

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