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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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None May 26th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: B+

A quirky cross between Jennifer Aniston's "The Good Girl" and Renée Zellweger's "Nurse Betty," "Waitress" tells the story of working-class wife Keri Russell in an unhappy marriage. Featuring relatable themes and recognizable characters, the independent film's strong cast and solid performances are a recipe for an enjoyable cinematic experience.


Russell leads the cast as a pie-creating diner waitress with supporting performances by Cheryl Hines; the film's writer/director Adrienne Shelley; Jenna's "bad" husband Jeremy Sisto; town obstetrician Nathan Fillion; and diner owner Andy Griffith. The pies Jenna creates are Russell's co-star; as a by-product of her plight, Jenna prepares them with ingredient combinations that match her mood, but also serve a source of both self-expression and self-esteem. 


The indie film's pacing is steady, the theme - although somewhat predictable - is enjoyable. PG-13


- Stefanie Brickman  



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