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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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It's Complicated

None December 31st, 2009

I don't have a prejudice against movies like this "It's Complicated""” writer/director Nancy Meyers likes making romantic comedies with a sharper than usual edge "” but I do have a small prejudice against the characters in them. I'm just making that clear up front.

Jane (Meryl Streep, "Doubt") and Jake (Alec Baldwin, TV's "30 Rock") were married for 19 years and have now been divorced for 10. They don't see much of each other "” she owns an upscale pastry shop and he's a lawyer who's now married to the much younger woman, Agnes (Lake Bell, "What Happens in Vegas"), with whom he had the affair that ruined his relationship with Jane.

But they do meet again in New York, where their son Luke (Hunter Parrish, TV's "Weeds") is graduating from college. Also in attendance are the other kids from the marriage, Gabby (Zoe Kazan, "Revolutionary Road"), Lauren (Caitland Fitzgerald, "Taking Woodstock"), and Lauren's fianc
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