New Releases for the Week of January 3, 2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones


(Paramount) Richard Cabral, Eddie J. Fernandez, Carlos Pratts, Jorge Diaz, David Fernandez Jr., Kimberly Abels Jindra, Tonja Kahlens, Frank Salinas. Directed by Christopher Landon

The found footage horror franchise Paranormal Activity gets a distinctly Latin flavor in this spin-off from the series. A young Latino from the barrio is possessed by something demonic and as his slow descent into the grasp of a hideous evil is documented on his dad’s ancient camcorder, his friends and family race to find answers and to save him from what is sure to be a gruesome fate.

See the trailer here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard (opens Thursday)

Genre: Found Footage Horror

Rating: R (for pervasive language, some violence, graphic nudity and some drug use)

I Am Divine

(Automat) Divine, John Waters, Ricki Lake, Tab Hunter. As Harris Glenn Milstead, he was essentially unknown. As Divine, he was the most beautiful woman in the world and a cult figure idolized by a rabid following. The story of how he became the cinematic muse of director John Waters and how he changed the landscape of film in ways nobody could have predicted is told here.

See the trailer here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard (plays Saturday, Monday, Thursday at the Enzian)

Genre: Documentary

Rating: NR

The Punk Singer

(IFC) Katherine Hanna, Adam Horowitz, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon. As a founding member of Bikini Kill, Katherine Hanna was one of the leaders of the Riot Grrl movement of the 90s and early years of the 21st century. Her aggressive punk music was definitely un-ladylike but inspired young girls and women all over the world. An ardent feminist and passionate activist, Hanna was admired by pretty much anybody who doesn’t listen to Fox News. Abruptly, in 2005, she dropped out of the public eye. This new documentary examines her career with archival footage, performance video and interviews by admirers and colleagues.

See the trailer here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard (plays Friday, Sunday, Wednesday at the Enzian)

Genre: Musical Documentary

Rating: NR 

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