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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

'Garden' tips

Get schooled by an Oscar-nominated documentarian at City Arts Center!

By Rod Lott July 15th, 2011

City Arts Center reports there are only a few seats left for next Friday’s screening of the 2009 Academy Award-nominated “The Garden” at Chesapeake Energy, 6100 N. Western.

The urban farming doc’s director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, will be on hand for a post-film Q-and-A. The 5:30 p.m. July 22 screening is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required by calling 951-0000 or emailing brooke@cityartscenterorg.

There’s plenty of room remaining, however, for the following day’s master class in independent documentary production, taught by Kennedy. When else are you going to have the chance to get schooled by an Oscar-nominated filmmaker? That takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 at City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing. The cost is $50; to register, call 951-0000 or visit cityartscenter.org. —Rod Lott

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