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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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The House Bunny

None August 28th, 2008


Reviewer's grade: B+

"The House Bunny" made me laugh out loud several times. I break out laughing about as often as the pope during Mass. The difference is not the director, but Anna Faris as Shelley, who lives in the Playboy Mansion with Hugh Hefner (playing himself). The day after her 27th birthday, Shelley receives a note she thinks is from Hef telling her she's too old and she has two hours to move out. She talks herself into the job of house mother at the Zeta Alpha Zeta sorority, the least popular sorority on campus.

The ingredient that makes all this seem new is Faris, who is bar none the funniest woman in movies right now. Everything works as it should. The picture just skirts being a parody of losers triumphant movies; Faris scoots it that direction, but someone "” blame the director "” pulls it back to the mainstream.

Maybe next time out, Faris will get the director her talent deserves. When that happens, watch out. PG-13 

"”Doug Bentin 

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