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DVD reviews

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

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.
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
 

Pop culture


Americans are so corny.

By Rod Lott October 4th, 2011
popcorn

October is here! And you know what that means! Well, yes, a certain awesome Halloween parade, but also, it means it’s National Popcorn Poppin’ Month!

According to The Popcorn Board — yeah, it’s a real organization — Americans eat some 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year. That translates to roughly 51 quarts per person. Let’s wonder how much of that is consumed while watching movies, while we allow the board a pithy, PR quote:

“Curious kids love watching the magical transformation from a hard seed to soft, fluffy snack while budget conscious parents love its ‘cheap eats’ status. And everyone can appreciate that popcorn is a whole grain, providing carbohydrates and fiber to the diet, and naturally low in fat and calories,” says the board.

Yeah, yeah, but what about uniques recipes? The Popcorn Board offers a slew of ’em, from Glazed Lemon and Poppy Seed Popcorn to Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Seasoning Mix, at popcorn.org. —Rod Lott
 
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