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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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Inland Empire

None May 3rd, 2007


Reviewers' grade: A

Part amateur art film and surreal nightmare, David Lynch's "Inland Empire" is guaranteed to upset the most jaded of moviegoers. Lynch familiars Laura Dern and Justin Theroux are movie stars Nikki Grace and Devon Berk, who win roles in a movie to be directed by Kingsley Stewart (Jeremy Irons).


Problem is, the film has been attempted once before, with murderous results. Nikki finds her life starting to melt into that of the movie role, and things only get stranger.


Jagged filming and editing and bizarre, plotless sequences make watching "Inland Empire" quite upsetting. Characters from Lynch's Internet-only series "Rabbits" are included in the film, which pushes it into the outermost reaches of the creeposphere. It's a little masochistic to endure this movie, but it's never boring and definitely unlike anything ever made.


Head to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Noble Theater this weekend and see what the multiplexes are missing. R

 "”Joe Wertz  

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