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Weekend Movie Guide: Demon Meets Damon

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Paranormal Activity courtesy Paramount

Paranormal Activity courtesy Paramount
Last year, Paranormal Activity scared up the greatest ROI in Hollywood history. This weekend, Paranormal Activity 2 tries to recapture lightning in a bottle, and if this reaction to an Arclight preview screening is any indication, they've got it. If not, it's also screening in IMAX, which should make for a bizarre experience at the world's largest haunted house. If you "demand" a more mature take on the supernatural, check out Clint Eastwood's latest film, Hereafter. The story crosses several continents, bringing together three initially unrelated characters through sorrow, comfort, and life after death. There's no direct competition for audience dollars here, but it's neck-and-neck between which film has the spookier poster: a babe in distress or a glassy-eyed Matt Damon.

The campy revenge film Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives proved controversial at film festivals earlier this year, while Kalamity proves calamitous with the critics. Both screen solely at Laemmle's Sunset this weekend, alongside Inhale, a thriller about desperate families and organ tourism. The documentary Budrus follows the peace process in a Palestinian village, and the charming animated memoir My Dog Tulip rounds out the limited releases.

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Hereafter courtesy Warner Bros.
If you’d like to see something even further off the beaten path, check out our weekly Film Calendar of specialty theatres, revival houses and midnight movies. See you at the movies!

General Release
Hereafter (opening wide) (Showtimes)
Paranormal Activity 2 (Showtimes)

Limited Release
Budrus (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Inhale (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Kalamity (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
My Dog Tulip (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Featured Trailers
Paranormal Activity 2 (WARNING: Spoilers if you haven't seen the first Paranormal Activity)


Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives

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My Dog Tulip

That's all for this week. My baby's keeping me up, and there aren't even any demonic possessions!