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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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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

None August 14th, 2008


Reviewer's grade: C

Director Sanaa Hamri ("Something New") and returning screenwriter Elizabeth Chandler ("What a Girl Wants"), working with Ann Brashares' novel for girls "Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood," have taken a surprisingly smart original movie and turned it into a romantic soap opera in this insignificant sequel, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel and America Ferrero return as four best friends who share a magical pair of jeans.

The pants fit all four of them perfectly, and when each wears the jeans, something good happens, usually pertaining to boys, but not exclusively. The first movie worked well and delivered a pleasant surprise because it dealt with the problems of maturing young women in a way that mirrored their maturation process. This is an unpleasant surprise as it over-emotionalizes essentially the same problems and turns them into romantic clich

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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