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Escape from Tomorrow

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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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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


None December 27th, 2007

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What an audacious, funny, terrifying movie this is. Johnny Depp stars as a barber in Victorian London who seeks revenge against the men who framed him for a crime and then took advantage of his absence to ruin his wife and steal his baby daughter. When his first attempt at vengeance fails, he begins slashing the throat of every man he can coax into his barber's chair and his new partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett, hacks up the corpses and bakes the meat into pies, one for a penny.

 

Helena Bonham Carter is funny and as emotionally conflicted as Todd. Alan Rickman is the evil judge Turpin, the man behind the original infamy, and Timothy Spall is his wheedling henchman. Sacha Baron Cohen turns in a nice cameo as a competing barber.

 

Almost everyone is totally corrupt and/or insane, blood flows like beer at Oktoberfest in Munich, and Stephen Sondheim's music is ravishing. Yes, it's a musical and a horror film and a black comedy. What it is mostly is like nothing you've seen on the screen in years. R

 

"”Doug Bentin 

 

 

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