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 November 6th, 2008


"RocknRolla" is one of those quick-turn, fast-paced, web-of-deceit movies that can be hard to follow, and even harder to explain. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie, "RocknRolla" starts off with the same sort of smarmy, self-congratulatory feel as the similar "Ocean's Eleven" series. Both feature large, ensemble-casts playing out fast-paced, criminal-scheme twist-ups. But while the template feels very similar, the contents prove quite different. "

RocknRolla" may start out feeling like a smarmy, fast-paced exercise in shallow glorification of criminality and violence, but the characters actually manage to become more complex and interesting along with the plot, and people you can barely keep track of in the beginning start to seem like old friends. It could be the "British-ness" of the whole production, but there's just something inherently more charming about these criminals that makes them more likable.

"”Mike Robertson 

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