Thursday 31 Jul

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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Step Brothers

None July 31st, 2008


Reviewer's grade: B+

Will Ferrell ("Blades of Glory") and John C. Reilly ("Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story") co-star in Stepbrothers as Dale and Brennan, two 40-year-old men who still live at home, sleep until one in the pm and think about every situation within the context of their wieners.

Dale lives with his dad Dr. Robert (Richard Jenkins, "Fun With Dick and Jane") and Brennan lives with his mom Nancy (Mary Steenburgen, "The Brave One"), until Nancy and Dr. Robert meet and get married. Then Dale and Brennan, unemployed and with no skills other than drumming and singing, find themselves sharing a room. They hate each other until Dale punches out Brennan's jerk younger brother Derek (Adam Scott, "Knocked Up"). Due to shifting priorities among their adult benefactors, Dale and Brennan are forced to finally "grow up," the process of which provides never-ending fodder for absurd, profane situational comedy.

If you like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's brand of absurdist humor, you'll like "Step Brothers." R

"”Mike Robertson

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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