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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.
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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Hell on Wheels

None July 3rd, 2008


Reviewer's grade: B

"Hell on Wheels" is an ambitious documentary about the an Austin all-female roller derby league, its inception, initial successes and the inevitable growing pains associated with large-scale group activity.

Scores of women sign up to skate, but the original organizer loses the money and the league is turned over to the female skaters to run. Power is soon consolidated to the four most senior league members, who organize the teams, set up training and manage the show. Things go well for a while, but as soon as the planning and training stages are over, the teams have their first bout and realize how much money is to be made. Any notions of utopian grrrl power are abandoned and the league's worker/management solidarity goes south in a hurry.

"Hell on Wheels" screens at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, with director Ray in attendance for a Q-and-A. NR

"”Mike Robertson

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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