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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.
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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.
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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State of Play

None April 23rd, 2009


Many Americans hold a slightly negative view of reporters, and consider them a necessary evil. At their worst, reporters print, broadcast or post sensationalist fare that's more like gossipy entertainment than actual news. But at their best, they play an invaluable role in our democracy by speaking truth to power and untangling complex political and social issues for the public.

Lately, with the old-style, hard-news infrastructure of print newspapers giving way to the fast-and-loose, accountability-free frontier of the blogosphere, the future of the best type of American journalism has never been in more doubt.

"State of Play" explores the conflict between the old ways of print and the new ways of the Internet, and asks whether the press can still play a relevant role in an America in which corporations seem to run both the government and the media agencies that report on it.

Russell Crowe ("Body of Lies") stars as Cal McAffrey, a hard-bitten print reporter for The Globe, a prominent-but-struggling D.C. daily. McAffrey borders on clich

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