Thursday 24 Jul
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

Ready, ‘Set,’ go!

Bruce, bullets and lines to make Mom blush.

By Rod Lott August 9th, 2011

I miss the days when Bruce Willis ruled action cinema. His “Expendables” role last year was nice, but just a cameo, so while we await the in-development “Die Hard 5,” we’ll make do with whatever project into which he puts his shiny, bald head.

Come Sept. 20, that project is “Set Up,” a straight-to-video flick about a diamond heist gone wrong. Willis stars with rapper 50 Cent, Ryan Phillippe (last seen hopping nude with celery shoved up his hindquarters in “Macgruber”)  and MMA fighter Randy Couture, making this an “Expendables” reunion for him and Bruce.

You should check out the trailer just to hear Willis deliver a filthy line at the end. It’s not quite as memorable as John McClane’s “yippee-kay-yay,” but I’ll take it. —Rod Lott

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