Matthew Lickona 1 p.m., March 7
Paranormal Activity 3
The static, surveillance-camera imagery has been replaced by jump cuts and jiggly cinematography, and several of the jolts in this prequel, cleverly set in 1988 at the dawn of camcorders, can be chalked up to nothing more than people piercing the dark silence by screaming “Boo!” Still, if you like your terror time stamped, your nerves won’t escape unscathed. The Catfish team, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, directed. 2011.
— Scott Marks
- Rated NR
- Official website
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