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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


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

2013: a classics odyssey

Cinemark’s classic film lineup includes a ‘Fever’ outbreak.

By Rod Lott January 4th, 2013

Dammit, I missed my likely one and only opportunity to see one of my favorite movies, 2001: A Space Odyssey, on the big screen! It was Wednesday at Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 Martin Luther King. I’ll just be in the corner sobbing, singing “Bicycle Built for Two” to myself.

Anyway, the Cinemark Classics Series continues for the winter with more digitally restored prints of half a dozen classic films, Oscar nominees all. Each will play for one Wednesday only, with showings at 2 and 7 p.m. Here’s the HAL 9000-less schedule:

Rocky (1976), Jan. 9
The Sound of Music (1965), Jan. 16
To Catch a Thief (1955), Jan. 23
• Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Jan. 30
 Saturday Night Fever (1977), Feb. 6

Tickets are just $4-$6. For more information, call 424-0461 or visit —Rod Lott

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