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Review: Dark Skies

Dark_Skies_Poster“Dark Skies” is far from a haunting masterpiece, but the February debut, lack of pre-release screenings and rather weak promotional effort gave the film a much poorer reputation than it deserves.

The Barretts are struggling with some financial issues, but otherwise, live a nice life in a quaint suburban neighborhood – that is until their home becomes the focal point of inexplicable, disturbing events. Lacy and Daniel (Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton) are able to dismiss the first few bumps in the night as alarm malfunctions and bad dreams, but when the threats become even more devastating and increasingly violent, they have no choice, but to address the fact that something might be after them.

In an industry oversaturated with paranormal entities, the E.T.-related scares in “Dark Skies” are rather refreshing. There are some outrageous and almost silly moments like the tower of kitchen condiments and Lacy being forced to bash her head against a window, but we’ve also got a few big winners, namely things that can give you the creeps in a movie or in real life. The sound of the house alarm going off is endlessly unnerving as are the assortment of violent blemishes on the family’s bodies.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Countdown: Tribute Twitter Talk and Minor Characters Not To Be Forgotten

The Hunger Games is filming – fast. Willow Shields, who plays Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) little sister, is already wrapped, which means so is much, if not all, of the material that takes place in District 12. Meanwhile, the tributes are hard at work – well, sort of. Hopefully these young stars are good actors because based on the photos tweeted by District 3 tribute, Ian Nelson, and District 10 tribute, Jeremy Marinas, they all look like they’re anything but at each other’s throats.

All of the tributes are incredibly active on Twitter. Recently, not only did Cato himself, Alexander Ludwig, answer some fan questions via his account, but he also announced that when he hits 10,000 followers, he’ll Skype with three of them.  District 9 Tribute, Annie Thurman, fielded some questions from fans as well; she even revealed when she’ll be filming, “The main tributes that last till the end are filming. I don’t film until August,” suggesting the portions that take place in the Capitol will come to life towards the end of filming.

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