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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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Wanda Jackson: The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice

None September 1st, 2007


Reviewer's grade: B+


In a world in which it seems that nine out of 10 rock legends wind up dead in a car crash, in a plane crash or choking on ham sandwiches, it's nice to see a documentary about a rock pioneer who's not only still alive, but never stopped performing at all.


"Wanda Jackson: The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice" tells the tale of the Oklahoma-born "Queen of Rockabilly." Through interviews, still shots, and period and contemporary show footage, the doc shows how a teenaged girl from Maud wound up touring with and dating Elvis Presley, became the first female rock 'n' roll singer and created a career that spans from the early Fifties to the present.


It's showing at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Noble Theater Friday through Sunday; Jackson herself will make a special appearance at the Sunday screening. Don't wait to get tickets. NR 


"”Mike Robertson 

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