Hitchcock Weekend @ SIFF Cinema: ohmanohman. Six films from one of my favorite directors? SIX! FILMS! And not just any six (although I might argue that every single Hitchcock film ever made is amazing and you should see them all), six really extra-amazing ones: Rear Window, Vertigo, Dial M for Murder, Strangers on a Train, The 39 Steps, and Shadow of a Doubt.
And now that I think about it – who’s creepier: Joseph Cotton as Uncle Charlie in SoaT, or Jimmy Stewart’s love-obsessed “Scottie” in Vertigo? You decide. The Master of Suspense rules SIFF Cinema Saturday through Monday – click here for the schedule.
A Serious Man @ The Harvard Exit: Although it appears that this was released last week – it either didn’t open in Seattle or I just completely missed it. Not surprising, since I haven’t been seeing a lot of PR about this one. It could be the lack of recognizable actors, but I’m kinda amazed – this is a Coen brothers film, PEOPLE. Where’s the love? While I admit that I wasn’t a fan of Burn After Reading, this looks bleak and hilarious – and right up my alley. I’ll definitely check it out.
Paranormal Activity @ The Neptune: FINALLY. This thing is opening up to more than just midnight screenings, which means that since I’m lame and totally can’t stay up that late, I’ll be able to see it! Just in case you’re one of a few who hasn’t heard, this thing is kicking Blair Witch’s ass in terms of buzz about how incredibly scary and nightmare-inducing it is. The “audience reaction” videos definitely help with this marketing technique, and yeah, I’m curious. How ’bout you?