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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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The Strangers

None June 5th, 2008


Reviewer's grade: C-

Liv Tyler ("Reign Over Me") and Scott Speedman ("Underworld: Evolution") star as a couple terrorized by masked home invaders one night in an isolated house. The movie is a 90-minute game of "gotcha" as the yuppies can't defend themselves with a loaded shotgun against three nutjobs with an ax and a kitchen knife. Maybe the masks just freak them out too much. Hell, they freaked me out for about 30 minutes, too, but the movie's other hour just rushed by like an elephant with broken ankles.

Horror movies are supposed to reflect a societal fear du jour. Judging by this one, what we're most scared of is the fact that nothing makes any sense. Hollywood needs to get with the existential program"”nothing's made sense for a long time. The picture gets off to a good start but turns mediocre quicker than you can say "Bologna and Miracle Whip sandwich on white bread." R

"”Doug Bentin

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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