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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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No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
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Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0
 

'Garden' tips


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

By Rod Lott July 15th, 2011
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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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