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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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Dan in Real Life

None November 1st, 2007



Reviewer's grade: B


Dan Burns (Steve Carell) is a widowed newspaper advice columnist, whose wife left him with three daughters, over whose safety and upbringing he obsesses. Naturally, they treat him like crap. During a family reunion, Dan meets Marie (Juliette Binoche), only to discover she's his brother's (comedian Dane Cook) new girlfriend.


After a few days of pushing down the small glimmer of hope he felt after meeting her, Dan starts coming apart. Essentially a chick flick in dramedy clothing, "Dan" manages to illustrate some good points about the conflict between past identity and present circumstances, work, family loyalty and personal happiness, while Carell and Binoche make goo-goo eyes at each other. The two have good chemistry, and Cook manages to not ruin everything by yelling too much. Dianne Wiest and John Mahoney provide solid voices of reason as Dan's parents without falling into the "wacky seniors" trap.


If you have a date who enjoys happy claptrap about true love triumphant, this movie will could help you on your way to first base. PG-13


"”Mike Robertson 



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