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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 March 20th, 2008


Reviewer's grade: B-


It's 2035 and a virus that turns people into pustule-covered ground chuck "” or ground bob or ground louise "” is spreading throughout London so Brit Army Major Sinclair (Rhona Mitra, "Shooter"), with a small team of expendable bit players, is sent by copper Bob Hoskins ("Hollywoodland")  into Glasgow to find a cure.


I'm leaving stuff out, but it makes sense in the movie. In Scotland, Sinclair finds two gone-to-seed groups of people"”one that has seen "Escape From New York"  too many times and one that has gone all medieval and is led by Malcolm McDowell ("Halloween").


Writer/director Neil Marshall follows up his well-received "babes in caves" thriller "The Descent" with this derivative hodge-podge of post apocalypse sci fi actioners. It's loud and violent and goofy and violent and amusing and violent. If you like car chases and explosions and a heaping helping of ultraviolence, you'll probably have a good time. If, however, the last movie you enjoyed was "Mona Lisa Smile," stay far away. R


"”Doug Bentin

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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