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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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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

None August 21st, 2008


Reviewer's grade: B-

This first animated feature film from the George Lucas movie factory is not for "Star Wars" novices. It's the premiere of a new TV series beginning on Cartoon Network in October, and if you don't know the characters and their relationships to each other going in, the script won't help. Someone has kidnapped the son of Jabba the Hutt (Kevin Michael Richardson) and whichever side in the ongoing political rebellion can rescue him can count on Jabba's help in the conflict.

The sinister Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) wants Jabba to believe that the Jedi have the kid, and the Jedi are attempting to bring off the rescue. Matt Lanter gives voice to Anakin Skywalker, and Ashley Eckstein is a new character, Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi in training working with Anakin. Both actors do excellent work. Dave Filoni directs, and if the human figures aren't up to current theatrical animation standards, they are miles ahead of what you usually see on television, for which this picture was originally made. PG

"”Doug Bentin

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