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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.
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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.
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

None October 18th, 2007

nd movie historical melodramas that were long on spectacle and short on verifiable history, this may be just what you need. The colors are rich and deep, the settings are authentic and the costumes will have you gasping. Supposedly, this is the story of the rivalries of Queen Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) and her half-sister, Mary Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton); Elizabeth and King Phillip II of Spain; and Elizabeth and her Lady in Waiting Bess Throckmorton (Abbie Cornish) for the attention of Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen); all culminating in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.


Who cares if Elizabeth and Raleigh enjoyed nothing like a romance? Who you gonna believe "” Oxford scholars or Hollywood? Owen is a little stiffer than you'd expect a jolly sea rover like Raleigh to be, but the rest of the cast shines, especially Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush as Elizabeth's chief adviser. What brilliant actors they are. What a silly but enjoyable wallow this is. PG-13


"”Doug Bentin 

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