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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

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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None May 1st, 2008

n re "Deception" is in the marketing campaign. They actually tried to sell this tepid and insipid thing as a thriller.

Hugh Jackman ("X-Men 1-3") is a hot shot lawyer who initiates timid accountant Ewan McGregor ("Star Wars 1-3") into a sex club so he can be set up to do something it would be ruining the plot to tell you about except to say that, what the hell, this plot was ruined by the writer and director (Mark Bomback and Marcel Langenegger). Michelle Williams ("Brokeback Mountain") is the poorest excuse for a femme fatale since Olive Oyl set Popeye and Bluto at each other's throats.

The movie is too long, the convolutions of the who's-conning-who plot are absurdly unbelievable, and the resolution will have you throwing your soda cup at the screen. R

"”Doug Bentin

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