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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.
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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Snow Angels

None May 8th, 2008

including Kate Beckinsale ("Pearl Harbor"), Michael Angarano ("The Forbidden Kingdom"), Amy Sedaris (TV's"Strangers With Candy"), Nicky Katt ("Sin City") and Olivia Thirlby ("Juno "). Rockwell plays Glenn, a recovering loser who's separated from wife Annie (Beckindale) who kept custody of their 4-year-old daughter.

Annie works with Arthur (Angarano), who she babysat in a bygone era, and Barb (Sedaris), who is married to Nate (Katt), with whom Annie has a "special" relationship. In the meantime Arthur's establishing a high-school romance with Lila (Thirlby), the geeky-but-cute new girl in class. As complicated and precarious as the balance between all these characters is initially, it gets worse.

An adaptation of a novel by acclaimed author (and pal of Stephen King) Stewart O'Nan, "Snow Angels" is one of the most depressing character-driven dramas in recent memory. It's depressing, but it only manages to be so through strong character-appeal and storytelling, making it worth the emotional maiming. R

"”Mike Robertson

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