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With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
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William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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‘Mohicans’ by the numbers

Before you see ‘Last,’ read this first!

Rod Lott June 5th, 2013

At 9:15 p.m. Friday, 1992’s The Last of the Mohicans will screen for free on Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Great Lawn as part of the 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival. You may have known the hit adventure co-stars Sooner State native Wes Studi (Avatar) and was co-produced by Oklahoma’s own Hunt Lowry, this year’s recipient of deadCENTER’s Oklahoma Film ICON award. But did you know the digits below?

0 Hollywood studio productions star Daniel Day-Lewis had appeared in previously

1 Academy Award win: Best Sound

$10,976,661: its opening weekend box-office gross

4 words of dialogue that landed on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the best romantic movie lines of all time: “I will find you!”

3 actors who played a totally different Hawkeye: Alan Alda, Jeremy Renner, Donald Sutherland

2 actors who played Day-Lewis’ role of Hawkeye since: Kevin Dillon and Lee Horsley

14.5%: its take of the total American box office on opening weekend

19 years prior to the American Revolution does the film take place

13 actors who played Day-Lewis’ role of Hawkeye before: Harry Carey, Steve Forrest, John Hart, Luis Induni, Kenneth Ives, Hellmut Lange, Harry Lorraine, Paul Massie, George Montgomery, Mike Road, Rolf Römer, Randolph Scott, John Waters (not the one you’re thinking of)

30 yards of trenches enemy troops dig in a day, according to the Col. George Munro character

$40 million: estimated budget

50%: the mortality rate of colonists moving to the frontier at that time (give or take)

$75,505,856: total domestic box office gross

112 minutes: the length of the film

117 minutes: the length of director Michael Mann’s “definitive cut

900: American Indians employed by the film (approximately)

1757: the year the film takes place

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2013 deadCENTER Film Festival: eight flicks to catch

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