Thursday 31 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 4th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: C


There's a surprisingly familiar feel to "Ratatouille," Pixar's tale of Remy, a country rat (Patton Oswalt) who's convinced that his destiny isn't scavenging through garbage, but creating haute cuisine like his idol, celebrity chef Gusteau (Brad Garrett). He's the latest in a long kid-entertainment line of "be yourself even though everyone else thinks you're weird" protagonists.


Director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles") concocts a number of terrific scenes of slapstick choreography that would have Chaplin taking notes, and "Ratatouille" hits most of its high points when choreography is involved. Whenever the film is in motion, it feels almost as delightful as its Pixar predecessors.


Yet it sags where other Pixar films excelled. Remy makes for a surprisingly muted hero, and nearly every supporting character similarly lacks a breakout presence. Like some of Disney's soggier fare from years past, only the villains make a strong impression. G


"”Scott Renshaw


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