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Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

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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.
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Holy Ghost People

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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.
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Year of the Dog


None May 10th, 2007

yearofthedog
g people, they say, can also be selfish, terribly stubborn and eccentric. Welcome to Mike White's "Year of the Dog," a film that gives a Chinese restaurant staple three-dimensional, often funny life.

 

Molly Shannon delivers a lovely, nuanced performance as Peggy Bates, who goes into a tailspin of sorrow when her beloved beagle, Pencil, dies. Trying to tame her wild grief, Peggy becomes an animal activist obsessed with saving any and all four-legged creatures. Like the Tin Man, Peggy becomes fully human only when her heart breaks.

 

No more Ms. Nice Guy, she terrorizes a slew of funny characters played by talented actors: obnoxious sister-in-law Laura Dern, hunter/neighbor John C. Reilly, emotionally stunted boss Josh Pais, sexually mixed-up animal activist Peter Sarsgaard and man-obsessed colleague Regina King all give depth to their comic characters and the film. PG-13

 

"”    Kathryn Jenson White  

 

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