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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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Sorcerer

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.
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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.
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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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None March 30th, 2007

300



Reviewer grade: B-

If you've been waiting for a realistic movie on the Battle of Thermopylae, keep waiting. If you want one that's all thud and blunder, with eye-popping CGI and exhilarating fight choreography, and you don't care a damn about dialogue or reasonable motivation, welcome to Sparta.
 
Director Zack Snyder follows up his feature debut "Dawn of the Dead" with this effects-a-palooza that's a throwback to the glory days of Italian peblum films "” aka "swords and sandals" along the lines of "Hercules in the Haunted World." There's a lot of chest-thumping in this story of 300 Spartans holding off the Persian army of Xerxes "” think of it as a Mediterranean Alamo "” but the picture scores zero on the subtle-o-meter. It's based on Frank Miller's graphic novel and if the "Spider-Man" franchise turns a comic into a movie, this picture turns a movie into a comic. R

"”Doug Bentin   


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