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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.
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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.
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The Condemned

None May 3rd, 2007


Reviewers' grade: F
Let's get ready to rumble! To any other screen in the multiplex not showing "The Condemned," that is. This latest effort from WWE Films lands with a thud, failing on all counts, whether that be action, thrills or keeping you from checking your watch. Though lame-brained, previous WWE offerings like "See No Evil" and "The Marine" earned points by being fun throwbacks to the big dumb genres of the Eighties, whereas this one is so bleak and morose, it makes "Saw III" look like a feel-good comedy by comparison.

Stone Cold Steve Austin plays one of 10 prisoners let loose on an island to provide a bloodthirsty Internet audience with a "Survivor"-style game show in which only one will be left standing. We lose. When you've seen one exploding contestant, you've seen them all. The script is as thickheaded as its star, the direction even worse, and the acting somehow far below that. The real question isn't how this ever got made, but whether 2007 will see anything more repugnant. R

"”Rod Lott 

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