Friday 25 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.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0


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 29th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: D+


Who is the "Hitman?" He's Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant, the bad guy from "Live Free or Die Hard"), a completely bald but completely stylin' contract killa with a suitcase full of C4, guns and swords. He works for one of those off-the-radar secret agencies that pays him to eliminate politicians and whatnot. He's an emotionless automaton of a man who freezes up at the idea of sex, even when it's offered for free. He's also the center of a hoped-for cinematic franchise spurring from the digital world of first-person-shooter games.


Not gonna happen. "Hitman" is dead in the water "” an action film so schizophrenic in its editing that any action is rendered null and void. Without derring-do, you need something for your characters to do, but there's no viable story line, either. The electronica version of "Ave Maria" playing over the credits is cool, but it can't disguise the poor shooting, Tex. R


"”Rod Lott 



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