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Practically every child dreams about going to Disney World at some point in their life. Disney World should be a warm and magical place to spend time with kids...right?
Well, that's ruined now thanks to "Escape From Tomorrow," the dark thriller director Randy Moore illegally filmed in Disney World in complete secrecy. The movie is a decidedly dark take on the Happiest Place on Earth, centering on the epic battle of a father who loses his job — and sanity — while vacationing with his family in Disney World. His hallucinations and disturbing visions that take place while he's inside may give park-goers pause.
Though we can assure you that Moore's film is a work of fiction, there are some real-life murmurs of weirdness in the Magic Kingdom. Human remains in the park? Hmm, maybe Disney World isn't as happy as it's made out to be.
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- Amala Nath
These days, you can watch pretty much any movie online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant and new digital releases from iTunes and Vudu each week in Moviefone's Digital Download.
This week's Digital Download picks range from Disney nightmares and obsessive teachers to awakened evil spirits and FBI agents turned beauty queens. Check out our suggestions below, and happy streaming!
Comedy: 'Miss Congeniality' (2000)
America has been wowed by Sandra Bullock's death-defying role in "Gravity," so what better time for a good ol' Sandie throwback? Messy FBI agent Gracie Hart hasn't been on a date (or brushed her hair) in years, and she's one of the funniest female characters in recent comedy history. From watching her learn how »
- Erin Whitney
Steve McQueen’s historic drama 12 Years a Slave is to open the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 6-17) and is nominated in the Stockholm Xxiv Competition.
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, the drama about free black man kidnapped from his family and sold into slavery in the 1850s debuted at Telluride and has received positive reactions throughout its festival tour of Toronto, New York and London among others.
It will be released in Sweden on Dec 20 by Ab Svensk Filmindustri.
Screenwriter John Ridley, who will be present during the festival, is nominated for the Aluminum Horse in the category Best Script.
McQueen’s Hunger won Best Directorial Debut at Stockholm in 2008.
The 24th Siff includes more than 180 films from more than 50 countries.
As previously announced, the spotlight of this year’s festival is freedom but Chinese artist »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Plot: A man on vacation at Disneyworld with his family begins to have strange hallucinations and experiences; is he losing his mind, or is there something more sinister at work from within the park? Review: The notion that spending a day, or several days, at Disneyworld can be a nauseating, even nightmarish experience isn't quite a fresh one, but director Randy Moore has taken the park's more irritating aspects - the lines, the grubby tourists, the ever-chanting muzak - and twisted them »
- Eric Walkuski
Here is a complete listing of the films that were shown/covered by the Ioncinema.com team comprised of Nicholas Bell (Nb), Jordan M. Smith (Js) and Eric Lavallee (El). We’ll be populating this page up until March.
U.S. Dramatic Competition
C.O.G.- Kyle Patrick Alvarez: Js (★★ 1/2), Nb (★★ 1/2): Review
In A World… – Lake Bell: El (★★★): Review
- Eric Lavallee
5 items from 2013
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