I've watched 3 interesting movies in the past week.
388 Arletta (streaming on Netflix) -
creepy psychological thriller. It's from the perspective of a voyeur
who seems to be stalking this guy at home and at work. I like the
psychological thriller genre, although it can be overdone with the "is
this person crazy or is someone really out to get this person?"
theme. However, because we hear and see the voyeur (though not well
enough to identify who it is), you know the guy being stalked isn't
crazy. The big piece of the mystery becomes WHY.
problems with the movie, but I suppose they need to be there to make
the movie work. For instance, it seems a bit odd that this guy can't get
any help from anyone. And that the police won't come to take a missing
person's report, but they will come for a cat issue.
Still, I liked the movie. I like to be scared.
Paranormal Activity 4 (DVD)
- I've seen all of these. I know, I know. I have no taste. Even more
credence to not having taste is that I like them. What can I say? I'm
fascinated by ghosts, poltergeists, and demons. The intellectual side of
my brain knows, or is fairly certain, that they don't exist. But
there's that other part that wonders how we can really ever know. I
suppose I'm agnostic about ghosts. I would love to stay at a reported
haunted house/building someday. Again, I like to be scared.
to this movie, it starts at the end of Paranormal Activity 3, when
Katie (the chick who became possessed by demons in her house in the
original movie) kills her sister and then abducts her nephew, who was a
baby. Flash forward 5 years, and now we are living with a 'typical'
suburban family with a teenager and a 5 year old son. The mysterious kid
across the street moves in with them after his mom is hospitalized, and
weird things start happening. The teenager and her boyfriend have a
penchant for recording things, a la the prior movies in this franchise.
Whores' Glory (streaming on Netflix)
- documentary about prostitution in Bangkok, Bangladesh and Mexico.
Bangkok seemed the most straightforward. Prostitution was just a job
there. Bangladesh was fascinating because it was a lifestyle. Mexico -
that portion was interesting because it was definitely gritty (kind of
like a job shadow).
I've always been fascinated by the oldest
profession. Not enough to try out, mind you, but enough to watch a
documentary about it and think and come up with interview questions for
the women featured.