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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.
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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.
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Fired Up!

None February 26th, 2009


The two lead male characters in "Fired Up!" could be "M*A*S*H" leads Hawkeye and Trapper John in a happier place. In fact, if the war of the earlier movie made that film a cynical but desperately funny dash of reality, the totally unrealistic silliness of "Fired Up!" turns this movie into a fantasy: "Lord of the Cheerleaders."

Shawn (Nicholas D'Agosto, TV's "Heroes") and Nick (Eric Christian Olsen, "Eagle Eye") are Gerald R. Ford High School's star football players. They are also gold-medal booty hounds who decide to blow off summer football camp to attend cheerleading camp. They see themselves as a pair of cockroaches dropped into a cookie factory. They will pretend to care about cheerleading for two weeks, then sneak off and join the football team.

Both are smooth, charming liars who care nothing about the feelings of the cheer squad from their school whom they will use and quickly abandon.

But, damn the luck, Shawn finds himself falling for head cheerleader Carly (Sarah Roemer, "Disturbia"), who is the pre-fianc

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