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Film Review

Latest ‘Paranormal’ movie is fun, refreshingly uncynical

Andrew Jacobs is Jesse in “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.”
Photographer: Paramount Pictures
Andrew Jacobs is Jesse in “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.”
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The scariest thing about some horror movies might be when “5” appears at the end of the title — little good has ever come from that. So it’s not surprising the team behind the “Paranormal Activity” films has gone an alternate route, adding a non-numbered secondary title of “The Marked Ones” on the franchise’s fifth entry. The wildly successful series of low-budget films has trafficked in a sort of charged mundanity, the movies’ found-footage aesthetic ...

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