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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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Baby Mama

None May 1st, 2008


Reviewer's grade: D

Written and directed by former "SNL" and "Austin Powers" scribe Michael McCullers, "Baby Mama" is the story of a perpetually single businesswoman named Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey, TV's "30 Rock" and "SNL"), a career-minded gal who has quickly moved up the ranks of an organic grocery chain. Kate also has baby fever, a condition complicated by her single status. Adoption isn't an option and the ever-more-desperate loner just can't seem to coax her late-30s uterus into cooperating with in-vitro efforts, so she decides it's time to search for a surrogate.

Enter Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler, "Hor ton Hears a Who!," "Blades of Glory" and "SNL"), a trashy broad and a working baby-maker with an idiot husband, Carl (Dax Shepard, "Let's Go to Prison," "Employee of the Month"). They're in desperate need of the tens of thousands of dollars being a surrogate will bring.

Fey does a perfect job of playing it straight opposite her old "Weekend Update" cohort, Poehler, who seems easily able to balance zany physical comedy and absurd dialogue with a sort of genuine nature that comes across as wholesomely funny.  PG-13

 "”Joe Wertz

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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