Monday 28 Jul

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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The Mist

None November 29th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: C-


Talk about your counterprogramming for the holiday season. Ho-ho-no. This is a Stephen King story about a group of normal folks "” normal except for the religious fanatic and the soldiers from the base where experiments in dimension-manipulation are going on "” trapped in a grocery store by a mysterious mist that hides monsters.


Not much time is devoted to where the creatures came from; their victims just want to figure out a way to escape them. Lots of time, however, is spent in discussion of human nature, a kind vs. a vengeful God, who's to blame for what happens, etc.


This is the gabbiest thriller I've seen in a long time. At 127 minutes, most of this yammering could have been replaced by action and real scares. The special effects are not so special and while director Frank Darabont builds suspense fairly well, the payoff is only so-so. The cast includes Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Andre Braugher and Toby Jones.  R


"”Doug Bentin 



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