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Sorcerer

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Flesh & Blood


None June 8th, 2007

Reviewer's grade: B-

 

This well-made but unsettling documentary by Larry Silverman takes as its subject the "art" of radical body modification. Steve Haworth is the Big Kahuna of this stuff, and we see him splitting the head of a penis "” his own "” and just generally doing things, by request, to genitalia that would make the guys who work CSI in hell ask for a cold towel.

 

The last part of the film deals with the activity known as "suspension," in which large hooks are slipped through flesh to allow the participant to hang from the ceiling. This is essentially for anyone who saw the movie "Hellraiser" and thought, "Hey, that looks like fun." You will know more when you leave than when you entered, but most of you will believe you now know too much.

 

"”Doug Bentin

 
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