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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 April 19th, 2007


Reviewers' grade: B

The season of Shia LeBeouf "” we'll see him again July 4 in "Transformers" "” begins with this surprisingly effective update of Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window." LeBeouf stars as a high school kid who is under house arrest for the summer.


Bored, he begins spying on his neighbors and is soon joined by comic relief pal Ronnie (Aaron Yoo) and way-too-hot-for-these-guys Ashley (Sarah Roemer). All is mildly sicko voyeuristic fun until they decide that Mr. Turner next door (David Morse) is a serial killer who is abducting young women.


Director D.J. Caruso ("Taking Lives") takes enough time to let us get to know these kids and see their good points before he imperils them and takes us along for the ride. From the dark, they watch the neighbors, and from the dark, we watch them. Hitchcock knew that watching a movie allowed us to sneak peeks into the private lives of others, and Caruso plays with that concept as well. PG-13


"”Doug Bentin 


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