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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The Kingdom

None October 4th, 2007

ner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman) arrives on Saudi soil despite the objections of the big brass within the U.S. government who don't want to offend Saudi sensibilities or strain the alliance with the royal family. But the team tones down Garner's filthy infidel rack, and starts to investigate.


But wait! They can't take evidence, dig for clues, interview people or do any of the work they came to do, so they get mad "” and more determined. What they uncover is a well-coordinated terrorist plot and complacency by the Saudi government and the bullets start whizzing.


Tense action scenes directed by Peter Berg and some horrifying imagery involving young Middle Eastern children and their exposure to the horrors of global jihad make for some riveting moments though much of the needed terrorist backstory isn't included. R


"”Joe Wertz 


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