Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Movie Moxie Podcast 12: Paranormal Activity 2, Score: A Hockey Musical, The Man from Nowhere plus Genre Look at Supernatural Films

On this weeks episode of the Movie Moxie Podcast Shannon takes a look at the theatrical releases of Paranormal Activity 2, Score: A Hockey Musical and the South Korean action flick The Man From Nowhere. Keeping it spooky just in time for Halloween the genre exploration of the week is Supernatural films. Enjoy!

MP3 File

0:00 – 1:20 - Introduction
1:20 – 9:45 – Paranormal Activity 2 Review
9:45 – 15:00 – Score: A Hockey Musical Review
15:00 – 19:40 – The Man From Nowhere Review
19:40 – 50:30 – Supernatural as a Genre
50:30 – 51:25 –The Right Trailer
51:25 – 54:10 – DVD releases
54:10 – 55:00 – Upcoming up Next Week
55:00 – 57:25 – Outro

The Rite Trailer (release date January 2010)

Show Notes

Supernatural as a Film Genre Show Notes:
Shannon's Definition of Supernatural Film: “Supernatural films is a genre that combines the commonplace natural world with supernatural, paranormal or occult showcasing ideas and encounters that which can not be explained with science.”
Supernatural as defined by Wikipedia "The supernatural or supranatural (Latin: super, supra "above" + natura "nature") is anything above or beyond what one holds to be natural and exists outside natural law and the observable universe.[1] Science limits its explanations for phenomena to natural explanations, a process known as methodological naturalism, and cannot consider supernatural explanations, as they cannot be investigated empirically."
Paranormal as defined by Wikipedia "Paranormal is a general term (coined ca. 1915–1920[1][2]) that designates experiences that lie outside "the range of normal experience or scientific explanation"[3] or that indicates phenomena that are understood to be outside of science's current ability to explain or measure.[1][4] Paranormal phenomena are distinct from certain hypothetical entities, such as dark matter and dark energy, insofar as paranormal phenomena are inconsistent with the world as already understood through empirical observation coupled with scientific methodology"
Occult as defined by Wikipedia "The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to "knowledge of the hidden"
2010 Supernatural Films: The Eclipse (2010), The Last Exorcism, Legion, Paranormal Activity 2 and also last weeks release of Hereafter. Charlie St. Cloud has some supernatural elements as well.
List of all reviewed supernatural films

Supernatural Film Sub-genres & Film Recommendations:
Ghost, Spirits, Poltergiests, Haunted Houses, Communication Beyond the Grave: The Haunting (1963), The House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Amityville Horror (1975), Poltergeist, The Changeling (1980), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1985), The Fog (1980), Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2.
South Korean films: The Tale of Two Sisters, Hansel and Gretel
Japan: Onibaba, The Ring and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's films especially Pulse
Thai films: Alone, Phobia & Phobia 2
Religious (i.e. Possession, Exorcisms and Demons): Stigmata, The Last Exorcism, The Exorcism of Emily Rose (drama), The Gate, The Brood, The Omen, The Exorcist (1973).
Folklore & Legend: Blair Witch Project, Sauna, Nymph and Yanggaw
Humans with powers (ESP, Telekinesis): Firestarter, Dreamscape, The Dead Zone and The Gift
Technology & Meets Magic: Brainstorm and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
My Go-to Fave: Night Watch & Day Watch

Post-recording recommendations from folks: The Others, The Orphanage - both are awesome!

Close but no cigar - not categorically supernatural (But still awesome!):
Creatures: Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, Gollums, Succubi and Aliens.
Witches, spells, curses, magic and magick: but I would still recommend: Practical Magic, The Craft, The Covenant and Serpent and the Rainbow.

Thank you for the recommends:
Anthony Marco, NapiersNews, GenieSea, Chad Nolan, Cinema Neophyte, John, Kurt, Rob, Marjorie and Jamie for contributing suggestion on Twitter and facebook, and helping me through the mental block to remember Dreamscape!

Next Week
I'm adventuring in San Francisco this week so there will be no podcast next week, but be sure to check out the site for more fun film goodness. If you are podcast centric you can check out Before the Dawn: A Twilight Podcast and this week we're chatting scary film recommendations and next week it's going to be a face off between Near Dark and Lost Boys. If you are a big supernatural fan, be sure to check out Hexed: Sisterhood of the Supernatural podcast which I cohost with my sister Suzie and we chat all about paranormal TV programs.

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