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Paranormal Activity 4 will haunt you soon

I fondly remember the first Paranormal Activity, I followed it for a while and had an early viewing of it and loved it. It wasn't the best horror movie, but it did what it was made to do: be super cheap on budget, be a decent movie and compared to Avatar, made a crap tonne of money-to-budget ratio.

 

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According to a Paramount press release, there's a fourth Paranormal Activity coming out this year. Now, the second one (to me) was the peak of the series, I have a newborn at home now and those scenes are just... powerful. I mean, what would you do? If it were you? The third one, while good in explaining the back story, just didn't have enough scares.

 

A fourth one, I'd love to know what direction it would take. Here's the press release from Paramount:

 

In 2012, Paramount's release slate highlights include "World War Z," a zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the next installment in the global franchise starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Channing Tatum, a new chapter in the "Paranormal Activity" franchise, and "The Dictator," starring Sacha Baron Cohen and directed by Larry Charles, the team behind "Borat."

Deal of the Day: Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray Disc Player for $74.99 & Free Budget Shipping

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Offer: Get the Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray Disc Player for $74.99 plus Free Budget Shipping. You can play a huge variety of different disc formats from BD, BD-R/RE, DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, & even CD, CD-R/CD-RW, and file formats from AVCHD, AVI, MP3, & more! Easily play back MKV files from your USB flash drive, even. This is a great price, and the reviews most places I read were good. Definitely worth checking out for the price. Expires 1/3/12.

 

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Prometheus trailer, a kind of prequel to Alien, directed by Ridley Scott

Most people I know haven't even heard of 'Prometheus', so if you haven't, then check out the trailer below. The movie works two ways, by itself as a stand-alone Ridley Scott-directed movie, and secondly, a sort-of prequel to Ridley Scott's awesome 'Alien'.

 

 

Alien really changed things up in the genre when it came out, and paved the way for James Cameron's awesome Aliens. Prometheus looks much more epic in scale than what I thought it did, so for those of you who have (like me) watched the constant trickle of leaked screenshots, teasers and real lack of info, the trailer will really blow you away.

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Did you enjoy the 5th Fast and Furious movie, Fast Five? Well, start your engines, F&F 6 is coming, oh and F&F 7, too

Fast Five was a fairly big hit for Universal, considering it was the fifth movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise. It pushed the franchise beyond just car racing and car-based set pieces, to action-adventure crime films. The fifth movie also sported a decently large cast consisting of series regulars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, as well as bringing back favorites such as Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and Eva Mendes.

 

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There's now rumors floating around that there's a sixth movie in the works, and it could even be shot back-to-back with a seventh. They might even be one big interconnected story. Vin Diesel has gone as far as talking of the sixth movie, where he's been quoted:

 

With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn't have enough space...We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages.

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The first official trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit

Hot on the heels of Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' teaser, we have the first official trailer to another huge 2012 movie, Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'. The Hobbit brings us back to the legendary Middle Earth which was featured and directed by Peter Jackson in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

 

 

The movie will debut in not only 3D, but is being filed at the 5k resolution, as well as 48fps. Insane. Tech heads, get your pants ready to be changed! The trailer is above and has only just hit the Internet minutes ago.

 

The trailer is showing The Hobbit will be quite the epic movie, and also a technical extravaganza, too.

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Angry Birds recreated in a... music clip?

Angry Birds is everywhere. My Mum is addicted to it, and she's mostly a technophobe. She rocks my old ASUS Transformer and keeps asking me to help her finish the harder levels, or get 3 stars on them. Angry Birds has now entered the realm of the... music videos.

 

Brisbane-based band 'Hey Geronimo' has recreated a whole bunch of classic iOS games for the video clip to their single 'Why Don't We Do Something?' Check it out below.

 

 

Included in the clip: Fruit Ninja, Flight Control, Plants vs Zombies, Cut the Rope and of course, Angry Birds. The video reportedly cost $500 to make. The video looks great, and is a lot of fun.

 

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation teaser trailer

Sequel to the 2009 action flick, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra is nearly here, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation arriving in the middle of 2012. Today we have the first teaser trailer to the new movie, which has some new stars in the form of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis. Yes, Bruce Willis!

 

 

The above trailer shows off a bunch of scenes from the movie, and a tease of the storyline. It seems the G.I. Joe's have been wiped out after an attack, and the 'retaliation' from them is what the movie seems to be about. Bruce Willis is in it, so it's an instant buy for me, as cheesy as he has become lately, I have an old school 80's/90's action movie love for the guy.

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Men in Black 3 official trailer

The official trailer to Men in Black 3 is out, with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Emma Thompson starring. The first one, to me, was great. I loved it, the second one felt like a paycheck... and this one actually looks great.

 

 

The trailer above shows off the story, where it seems K (Tommy Lee Jones) removes himself from this timeline and J (Will Smith) has to find him. Plenty of great special FX in between, and great actor Josh Brolin plays the stone-faced K in the past. The usual humor seems in place and I look forward to seeing the movie when it comes out.

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Apple TV update brings TV shows to Australia, Canada and the UK

TV show downloads have been available for everyone, but for most, it has been locked down to just iTunes. This has now changed due to an over-the-air update to the Apple TV boxes in Canada, Australia and the UK.

 

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Apple TV is now a source of TV downloading, for between $2.49 and $2.99, you can download full downloads of your favorite TV shows and watch them over and over again. Apple have just recently traded single TV show episode rentals for a TV show downloads service, which is great.

 

Every episode purchased will be streamed with no limit from the iCloud storage locker. If you have an Apple TV, turn it on, it should pop up saying an "update is available," update your Apple TV. If this doesn't work, go to Settings, General and then Update. After that, enjoy streaming TV episodes on the cheap!

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