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Escape from Tomorrow

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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None December 16th, 2009



There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half than with "G-Force," a partially animated adventure-lite from Disney. Director Hoyt Yeatman, who's worked special effects on everything from "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" to "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4," uses the technology well, and not just as a gimmick.

The story begins in a hurry as a special-ops force comprised of three guinea pigs, a housefly and a mole conduct a raid on the home of electronicsmeister Bill Nighy, who is suspected of planting devices in household appliances that will turn them into an effective means of parodying "Transformers." Tricky questions like, "How can humans talk to guinea pigs?" are answered in ways that are pure sci-fi silliness.

Listen for the voices of Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Penelope Cruz, Jon Favreau, Steve Buscemi and Tracy Morgan. Onscreen are Will Arnett and Zach Galifianakis.

The dialogue, by five writers, is occasionally clever and the animation is spot-on. One segment relies too heavily on poop and fart jokes, as if these were the only surefire laugh-getters when the audience is essentially children, as this one should be. This is not adult entertainment, folks, but it's OK for what it is.

"”Doug Bentin

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