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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‚Äôs Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
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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.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population ‚Ķ 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.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn ‚ÄĒ 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 December 13th, 2007

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Reviewer's grade: C

 

Star/writer/director David Wall (who?) delivers yet another warm and sensitive movie about a man who has lost his faith, but recovers it on Christmas Eve. The man is Father John Keene, who has been sent by the church to Cape Cod to close down a parish that is, using Keene's word, "unprofitable."

 

There he meets a gallery of colorful but poorly acted characters, including a pregnant but unmarried woman (Kerry Brennan "¬Ē who?) who finds herself in a living nativity scene, cast as Mary. The priest in charge of the parish, Father Joyce (Sean Patrick Brennan "¬Ē who?) is on the verge of leaving the church to wed his pregnant parishioner, and the only person in town who appears to have any common sense runs the pub.

 

Will it all come out right? Who am I to spoil the ending? Overly sentimental, corny and one step up from the kind of Christmas pageant so many churches inflict on their congregations, the movie's good intentions are just too little and too lightweight. PG

 

 "¬ĒDoug Bentin 

 
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