Saturday 26 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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None November 29th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: C


Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty "” they're all ancestors for Giselle, a princess drawn in the classic Walt Disney mold (skinny, lily-white, apple-cheeked, impossibly cute). But their terrors don't compare to the hell that awaits Giselle when she's plunged into the real world that is present-day Times Square!


Lost and with no place to go, Giselle (Amy Adams) finds a substitute prince in the form of a conveniently single lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) while she awaits rescue from a real prince (James Marsden). The satire inherent in comparing the carefree world of animated characters to our crime-ridden one is never fully explored, despite best intentions.


Adams and Marsden give it their all, but there's little to support them beyond instantly disposable songs and situations so predictable, you'd know the end result just from the trailer alone. Then again, I'm not 7. PG


"”Rod Lott 



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