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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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Sorcerer

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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The Expendables


None August 19th, 2010

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Strip away the nostalgic value in seeing old-school action heroes in one movie and what's left? Another attempt by Sylvester Stallone to make us think that over 60, he still has everything the Italian Stallion had when he was under 30. He does, but now it all has wrinkles on it. For the current generation of 18-year-old male moviegoers, the group for which movies like this are made, Stallone has always been an old man.

In "The Expendables," he plays Barney Ross, leader of a six-man team of mercenaries who do the CIA's dirty work when The Agency wants to keep its reputation for fair play intact. They're hired by Mr. Church (Bruce Willis, sharing a brief scene with Arnold Schwarzenegger, both of whom appear to be having a great time) to eliminate Gen. Garza (David Zayas, TV's "Dexter"), a tin-pot dictator of the Manuel Noriega type who is running drugs with rogue CIA agent James Munroe (Eric Roberts, "The Dark Knight") and his minion (Steve Austin, "The Condemned").

Ross and right-hand man, Lee Christmas (Jason Statham, "Crank: High Voltage"), head south to scout out Garzaland and meet El Jefe's daughter, Sandra (Giselle Iti
 
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