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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
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The Last Legion


None August 23rd, 2007

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Reviewer's grade: C

 

"The Last Legion" follows the fortunes of a fifth-century Roman boy named Romulus Augustus (young Thomas Sangster), the last of Julius Caesar's bloodline and the last Caesar of Rome. After the Goths conquer the city-state, the last loyal remnants of the empire (including Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley) are forced north to Britannia on a quest involving the magic sword Excalibur (which, it turns out in this version, was forged for Julius Caesar himself).

 

Yelling, chopping and inspirational political oratory ensue. Directed by Doug Lefler, a guy who spent a lot of his career working on "Xena: Warrior Princess," "Legion" has a similar feel of pasted-together, slightly modified formulaic clich

 
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