Tuesday 29 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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Saw V

None November 6th, 2008


Of course it's gruesome. This is easily the most convoluted series of films going, in or out of the horror movie ghetto. Not only do you have to know what's gone on in parts 1-4 to make much sense of the plot here, the film internally leaps around from past to present with little warning of impending changes. A dead guy in one scene is alive in the next. You've moved into a flashback, but you have to figure that out for yourself.

Picking up where "Saw IV" left off, the Jigsaw Killer's new accomplice continues facing people with horrendous traps, forcing them to make impossible choices. The movie is not just a sadistic stroll through the suburbs of hell. There is a plot. This one is directed by first-timer David Hackl, who doesn't do anything new, but doesn't screw up anything old. I'm still enjoying the double layer of suspense in these movies and I left "Saw V" feeling nicely flummoxed. If you can stand the gore, I bet you will, too.  

"”Doug Bentin

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