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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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Superhero Movie

None April 3rd, 2008


Reviewer's grade: D


Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Kevin Hart and a few other actors you've never heard of and hope you'll never hear of again join Leslie Nielsen, Marion Ross, Christopher McDonald, Brent Spiner and some others whose rent is due in a feeble attempt to spoof a genre of movies that usually manage to spoof themselves quite nicely, thank you. Bell is a teen who is bitten by a genetically engineered dragonfly and becomes a superhero. McDonald is the corporate meany who becomes his nemesis. Nielsen and Ross are Dragonfly's aunt and uncle, and Paxton is his girl friend.


Why am I even telling you this? You'se seen "Spiderman." Director/screenwriter Craig Mazin (writer of "Scary Movie 3," "Scary Movie 4") is about as funny as a cry for help and when an almost-amusing gag shows up it's probably the input of producer David Zucker, who used to make these movies when they were funny. PG-13


"”Doug Bentin

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