Monday 28 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 July 3rd, 2008


Reviewer's grade: A+

Pixar scores again with this funny/sad/exciting animated tale of a lonely robot left behind on a totally trashed-out planet Earth whose job it is to compact the garbage humans left behind and stack it into towers of rubbish. When another robot, sent by humans back to Earth to check for possible plant growth, meets Wall-E, it's love among the automatons. Andrew Stanton, whose last film was "Finding Nemo," brings this sci-fi love story to life with animation that is stunningly good.

More than once I sat in wonder trying to figure out how a particular scene was put together before remembering that it was the animation, stupid. Mostly silent except for music and sound effects, the picture played surprisingly well for even the youngest kids.

Truly, this is a family film for the whole family, and I don't write that very often. If you want to see at least one Oscar-lock this year, this is it. G

"”Doug Bentin


  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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