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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.
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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
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Transporter 3

None December 4th, 2008

st: To make sure Frank focuses on getting the job done, Frank is fitted with the same sort of bracelet as Valentina, the weird-looking girl (first-timer Natalya Rudakova), was wearing. Incidentally, for "mysterious" reasons, she is accompanying Frank on his trip. The bracelets are set to explode if they get too far away from the car, meaning that when Frank is trying to get free later on, he'll have to employ creative methods to avoid exploding.

So Frank has to drive from place to place with Valentina in tow. Along the way, he will be involved in several dangerous driving situations and kung fu-style fights requiring him to fight entire gangs singlehandedly. As is customary, the gang members are considerate enough to attack Frank one at a time, allowing him to beat a guy's face with a shovel and strangle opponents with his shirt "” a tactic that gets Valentina all hot downstairs as she adoringly looks on. Because what's sexier than watching several men being strangled, mutilated, crushed and brutalized by a balding psychopath? Watching a balding psychopath doing all those things without a shirt on, that's what.

What's worse is sitting through the long passages with Frank and Valentina in the car, which is where all the character "development" happens. The dialogue between the two as they get to know each other is not only insipid, but actually embarrassing. The sex part is so awkward and wrong that it's actually difficult to watch.

"”Mike Robertson

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