Paranormal Popcorn Activity

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity was one of the most annoying cinema experiences I’ve ever had. Not because of the film, that was creepy enough to move Wolverine to a tremble and was packed with some excellent dialogue, but because of the audience and the shitty theatre I watched it in. I don’t think there’s anything more annoying than a bunch of people who go just to laugh at the quiet, atmospheric moments and react in exaggerated ways to the shocks. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been to see plenty of horror films and I know the drill, but when someone sits next to me and eats popcorn so loud it sounds like they have boxing gloves for hands, I know I’m not going to have a good time. I just want it to come out on DVD, then I’ll be able to watch it on a decent screen, with a decent sound system and not have to dig my fingernails into my legs like a psycho. Jesus.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is in Session

It’s already been on for a couple of days, but I think it would be an insult to the city if I didn’t mention the Sheffield Doc/Fest. I haven’t really had time to head down to the Showroom or any of the other participating buildings and check out what’s been going yet, but I’m attending one of the piracy masterclasses and have booked tickets for the screening of Penny Woolcock’s 1 Day on Sunday. I’m a sucker for inner-city crime (as long as I don’t get shot or mugged myself, of course). Anyway, head over to the Showroom or Official Doc/Fest site for more details.

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I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there. Do I believe the world's still there?