Gordon S. Miller

South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season Blu-ray Review: COVID Comes to Town

South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season is comprised of two extended episodes, which aired on Comedy Central. Trey Parker and ...
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The Thin Man Goes Home Blu-ray Review: Bring This Comic Mystery to Your Home

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) is the fifth of the six Thin Man films starring William Powell and Myrna ...
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Green Lantern: Beware My Power Blu-ray Review: An Action-packed, Enjoyable Adventure for John Stewart’s First Outing

Green Lantern: Beware My Power re-tells how John Stewart became the Green Lantern amidst a larger Justice League story. It ...
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The Capote Tapes DVD Review: Other Voices Help Tell the Story of the Famous Author

The Capone Tapes is a documentary about the life of author Truman Capote (1924 – 1984). The titular tapes were ...
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Devil in a Blue Dress Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Denzel Washington Makes Solving Mysteries Look Easy

Based on Walter Mosley's 1990 novel of the same name, Carl Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress is an engaging ...
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Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 Saturday Program Highlights

If I don't get into Hall H, I am probably going to be shopping on the Exhibition floor during the ...
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Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away + Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town: Live at the Sydney Opera House October 1978 DVD Review

Mercury Studios has paired the 2020 documentary Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away, which aired on BBC Two,with the ...
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Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 Friday Program Highlights

Friday's programming schedule has been released. I have less conflicts than yesterday, but looks like the day is going to ...
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Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 Thursday Program Highlights

Previously when going over convention schedules to create articles like this, my intention is to attend most, if not all, ...
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Downton Abbey: A New Era Blu-ray Review: A Wedding and a Funeral and More

Time marches on for the beloved characters of Downton Abbey as their second appearance on the silver screen delivers a ...
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Strawberry Mansion Blu-ray Review: Seek This Surrealistic, Genre-blending Film Out

Directed and written by Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley, Strawberry Mansion is a surrealistic, genre-blending story that takes viewers on ...
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Tribeca 2022 Review: The Lost Weekend: A Love Story

Produced and directed by Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, and Stuart Samuels, The Lost Weekend: A Love Story documents the love ...
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Tribeca 2022 Review: Employee of the Month

Belgian director Veronique Jadin's Employee of the Month (L'employée du mois) reveals how hostile a workplace can get when people, ...
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Breaking In (1989) Blu-ray Review: Burt Reynolds Performance is the Film’s Strong Point

Written by John Sayles and directed by Bill Forsyth, Breaking In is a buddy picture set in Portland, Oregon. The ...
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The Police: Around the World (Restored & Expanded) Review: An Entertaining Scrapbook from the Band’s Early Days

Originally available on VHS and Laserdisc, The Police: Around The World (Restored & Expanded) is now available on DVD and ...
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The Batman (2022) Blu-ray Review: Matt Reeves Delivers a Fresh Take on the Franchise with a Noiresque Detective Story

As mentioned in my review of the film, “Matt Reeves’s The Batman reboots the franchise and takes the audience back ...
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Trekkies: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review: It’s Logical to Them

Released in 1997, Trekkies is a documentary about Star Trek fandom, particularly as it was in the mid-'90s when the ...
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Movie Review: Sam Raimi’s Magic Saves a Jam-packed Script

After Doctor Strange director and co-writer Scott Derrickson stepped away due to creative differences, director Sam Raimi was given the ...
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Constantine: The House of Mystery Blu-ray Review: A Cosmic Groundhog Day

The DC Showcase Animated Shorts release Constantine: The House of Mystery is similar to the franchise's Batman: Death in the ...
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Ambulance (2022) Movie Review: Brothers Make Grim Choices in Michael Bay’s Latest

Based on the 2005 Danish film of the same name, Michael Bay's Ambulance is a critique on the failures of ...
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The Last Waltz Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: And All the People Were Singin’

After years playing together as the backing band for Ronnie Hawkins and then Bob Dylan, the quintent of Rick Danko ...
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Night Shift (1982) Blu-ray Review: Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy but Comedy Is for This Cast

Night Shift is a notable comedy because of the folks involved. Owing a great deal to their meeting through Happy ...
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WonderCon 2022 Program Highlights

After a two-year hiatus, WonderCon is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center for an in-person event. Three-day and single day ...
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All My Sons (1948) Blu-ray Review: Greed Is Not Good

Based on Arthur Miller's 1947 play of the same name, which was inspired by a true story, All My Sons ...
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Bringing Up Baby Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Bone up on a Comedy Classic

Directed by Howard Hawks and based on Hagar Wilde's short story, which Criterion includes in the booklet, Bringing Up Baby ...
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The Batman (2022) Movie Review: Vengeance and Vigilantes Flood Gotham

Matt Reeves's The Batman reboots the franchise and takes the audience back to Bruce Wayne's (Robert Pattinson) second year as ...
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2022 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films Review

ShortsTV presents the 17th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films theatrical releases. Spanning the categories of Live Action, Animation, and Documentary, ...
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Sundance 2022 Review: La Guerra Civil

Directed by Eva Longoria Baston, La Guerra Civil tells the stories of two boxers, Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar De ...
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Fritz the Cat / The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat Blu-rays Review: Sex, Drugs, and Counterculture

Scorpion Releasing by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics has released the cinematic adventures of Robert Crumb's Fritz the Cat. ...
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Sundance 2022 Review: We Need to Talk About Cosby

Director/producer W. Kamau Bell's We Need to Talk About Cosby is a four-part documentary series airing on Showtime that tells ...
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Rifkin’s Festival Movie Review: Another Story About a Dead Shark

Woody Allen's 49th feature, Rifkin's Festival, finds the filmmaker return to Spain, where he previously shot Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008). ...
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The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection (Uncensored) 13-DVD Set Review: Earns the Ultimate Designation

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection (Uncensored) is a 13-disc set celebrating the iconic comedian's work in TV and film, ranging ...
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Dune (2021) Blu-ray Review: Although Half the Story, Denis Villeneuve Delivers an Entertaining Science Fiction Spectacle

Director/co-writer Denis Villeneuve wisely chose to only adapt the first half of Frank Herbert's landmark novel Dune, even though the ...
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Ragtime (1981) Blu-ray Review: The Movie Needed to be Shorter or Longer to Succeed

Based on E.L. Doctorow's 1975 novel of the same name, Milos Forman's Ragtime (1981) is set in the turn of ...
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Shadow of the Thin Man Blu-ray Review: Bask in the Laughs and Intrigue

Shadow of the Thin Man is the fourth title in the six-film series featuring the detective team of Nick (William ...
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All My Sons is the Pick of the Week

Happy New Year, CS readers. Hope to see you around these parts often throughout 2022. Arthur Miller was an important ...
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Live at Mister Kelly’s DVD Review: A History of Chicago Told Through a Nightclub

Director Theodore Bogosian's Live at Mister Kelly's tells the story of Mister Kelly's, a famous Chicago nightclub, which existed on ...
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High Sierra Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Raoul Walsh Tells a Story Twice

Based on W. R. Burnett's second novel, director Roaul Walsh's High Sierra (1941) is a captivating crime drama notable for ...
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Book Review: The Unseen Photos of Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street by Trevor Crafts

If you are the kind of person who not only enjoys magic tricks, but wants to know how they saw ...
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The Old Fashioned Way / It’s a Gift / The Bank Dick Blu-rays Review: A Trio of W. C. Fields Comedies from KL Studio Classics

W. C. Fields got his start in vaudeville as a juggler. He went on to create an iconic comic persona, ...
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Spider-Man: No Way Home Review: An Amazing Movie from the MCU Spider-Verse

To paraphrase the Spider-Man comics, with great characters comes great responsibility and the Sony/Marvel partnership has met that challenge by ...
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Los Angeles Comic Con 2021 Panels I’d Like to See

After skipping the past two years due to Covid, the folks at Los Angeles Comic Con are holding their tenth ...
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Superman: The Complete Animated Series Blu-ray Review: A Set for Superfans to Treasure

Remastered for its 25th anniversary, Superman: The Complete Animated Series presents all 54 episodes that originally aired aired on Kids' ...
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San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition 2021 Panels I’d Like to See

After cancelling their traditional summer conventions of the past two years due to Covid, the folks who run San Diego ...
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Coraline (LAIKA Studios Edition) Blu-ray Review: A Fantastic Fairy Tale

Based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning children's novella, writer/director Henry Selick's Coraline is a fantastic fairy tale about a young girl ...
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The Suicide Squad Blu-ray Review: Suicide Isn’t Painless with James Gunn at the Helm

As mentioned in my review of the movie, the main reason for its success is because James “Gunn is a ...
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The Naked Spur Blu-ray Review: A Classic ’50s Western

The Naked Spur (1953) was the third of five westerns between actor James Stewart and director Anthony Mann. Stewart plays ...
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Injustice (2021) Blu-ray Review: An Intriguing Story in An Alternate DC Universe

Based on the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game and the Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One comic book series, ...
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Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 3 Blu-ray Review: Another Must-own for Fans of Avery and Animation

The Warner Archive Collection has released the third volume of their Tex Avery Screwball Classics line, bringing the total number ...
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A Night at the Opera Blu-ray Review: A Comedy Classic

The Warner Archive Collection has released A Night at the Opera on Blu-ray. It is the first Marx Brothers movie ...
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48 Hrs. / Another 48 Hrs. Blu-ray Reviews: The Boys Are Back on Blu-ray

Expanding their roster of Eddie Murphy titles, the Paramount Presents line has added the two films that comprise the 48 ...
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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Blu-ray Review: An Entertaining Superhero Spectacle

I am a fan of Zack Snyder's work on 300 and Watchmen. I didn't think Man of Steel showed an ...
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Marvel Delivers a Dynamic Duo

After Marvel concluded Phase Three of their Cinematic Universe with the galaxy-spanning, time-traveling, superhero-packed epic Avengers: Endgame, it was understandable ...
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Album Review: Bob Marley & the Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73

Tuff Gong and Mercury Studios present Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73 (although known as The Wailers ...
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The Raven (1963) Blu-ray Review: A Silly, Spooky Movie for Children

In the early 1960s, producer/director Roger Corman made a series of movies adapted (to varying degrees) from the work of ...
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Original Cast Album “Company” Criterion Collection: You Could Drive an Actor Crazy

Originating as a series of 11 one-act plays by George Furth, Company evolved into a musical with music and lyrics ...
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Coogan’s Bluff Blu-ray Review: An Unintentional Precursor to Dirty Harry

Coogan's Bluff, notable as the first of five films Don Siegel directed Clint Eastwood, is a typical fish-out-of-water story as ...
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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two Blu-ray Review: Filled with Enjoyable Tricks and Treats

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two opens with Bruce Wayne (Jensen Ackles) still under the spell of Poison Ivy (Katee ...
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The Suicide Squad Movie Review: A Top-tier Title in the DC Extended Universe

Writer/director James Gunn clearly has a passion for DC Comics and suicide-mission movies like The Dirty Dozen in this loose ...
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Godzilla vs. Kong Blu-ray Review: Clash of the Titans

Godzilla vs. Kong is the fourth entry in the Monsterverse franchise, taking place three years after the events of Godzilla: ...
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The Herculoids: The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: The Adventures of the Exotic Eight

The Warner Archive Collection continues to upgrade Hanna Barbera cartoons to high definition with the release of The Herculoids: The ...
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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One Blu-ray Review: Gotham for the Holidays

Batman The Long Halloween, Part One is the first of a two-part home-video release based on the 13-issue comic book ...
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Pickup on South Street Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Sam Fuller Blends Film Noir with a Cold War Spy Thriller

Samuel Fuller directed and wrote the screenplay for Pickup on South Street, a movie that blends film noir with a ...
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Last Train from Gun Hill Blu-ray Review: Variation on a Western Theme

Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn star are as former friends who become formidable foes over family in director John Sturges's ...
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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain Movie Review: A Wonderful Tribute, Albeit One Tinged with Sadness

Documentarian Morgan Neville has won an Academy Award and Grammy Award for 20 Feet from Stardom, has won and Emmy ...
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Explorers Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: Kids in Space

The success of family-friendly, space fantasy films like George Lucas's Star Wars franchise and Steven Spielberg's E.T. led to wave ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 29: 1976-1977 by Chester Gould

Chester Gould's Dick Tracy comic strip debuted on October 4, 1931 named after its lead character, a by-the-book police detective ...
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Black Widow (2021) Movie Review: Back in the MCU

After making her first appearance in Iron Man 2 and sacrificing herself for half the universe in Avengers: Endgame, Natasha ...
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My Little Chickadee Blu-ray Review: A Delightful Romp Worth Seeing Some Time

My Little Chickadee is one of nine films starring Mae West that Kino Lorber Studio Classics released at the end ...
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Fool for Love Blu-ray Review: The Sins of the Father Revisited

During the '80s, director Robert Altman made a series of six films that were based on plays. One was Sam ...
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Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-4 Blu-ray Review

Rick and Morty was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. A series of animated shorts by Roiland that featured ...
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John Wayne Essential 14-Movie Collection DVD Review: A Good Sampling of the Duke’s Work

John Wayne appeared in 169 feature length films over his 50-year career as an actor. The 14 films in this ...
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Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: An Animation Masterpiece

Influenced by artist Frank Fanzetta and Heavy Metal magazine, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal is an animation masterpiece. The Adult Swim TV ...
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Grizzly Blu-ray Review: Jaws with Claws Has Flaws

Producer David Sheldon gleefully announces in an extra that Grizzly was the first to follow in the footsteps of Jaws. ...
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Escape from Fort Bravo Blu-ray Review: A Serviceable B-western Undercut by Its Love Story

John Sturges' Escape from Fort Bravo sets a love triangle within a Civil War-era western, but the limited development of ...
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King Kong (1976) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: A Special Effects Marvel

After appearing in two Toho Studios-produced films during the 1960s, the character of King Kong returned to the silver screen ...
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Snoopy Collection Blu-ray Review: You’d Be a Blockhead Not to Own It

Charles Schulz's iconic comic strip Peanuts ran in newspapers for nearly 50 years. It became a multimedia sensation because Schulz ...
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Book Review: Usagi Yojimbo: Homecoming by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: Homecoming is Book 35 in the collected volumes of Stan Sakai's long running comic book series and the ...
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Standout Comedy

Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High was written by Cameron Crowe, who went undercover at a San Diego high ...
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Book Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 5

The fifth volume of IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection opens with Issue #56, Part 7 of the ...
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Justice Society: World War II Blu-ray Review: A Superb Superhero Movie

Justice Society: World War II is a superb superhero movie thanks to the screenplay by Meghan Fitzmartin and Jeremy Adams. ...
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Wrath of Man Movie Review: A Bleak Story of Revenge

Guy Ritchie's latest crime thriller, Wrath of Man, finds the director teaming with Jason Statham for the fourth time in ...
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The Furies (1950) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Fascinating Film of Familial Conflict

Based on Niven Busch's 1948 novel of the same name, which Criterion has included in paperback, Anthony Mann's The Furies ...
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Nobody (2021) Movie Review: Bob Odenkirk Is a Somebody in the Action Genre

As the movie opens, Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) looks like he's been though something. Handcuffed by police, his face is ...
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Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: Back to the Future

Based on the comic of the same name, Legion of Super Heroes ran for two seasons (26 episodes) from 2006 ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: The Spine of Night

The Spine of Night by co-writers/co-directors Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King is a fantastic fantasy film featuring animated imagery ...
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Book Review: Usagi Yojimbo Origins Volume 01 by Stan Sakai

Over the course of his comic book career, Stan Sakai has become a legend in the industry, winning numerous awards ...
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Austin City Limits: Country (10-Disc Set) Review: A Vital Historical Document of Country Music

Austin City Limits: Country is a music fan's dream. This two-volume set comprised of 10 discs contains 164 live uncut ...
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Thundarr the Barbarian: The Complete Series is the Pick of the Week

Over the past couple of years, I finally caught up with Steve Gerber's run on Howard the Duck, a subversive ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: The Sparks Brothers

Edgar Wright's The Sparks Brothers is a loving biography that tells a story of persistence and resistance as Ron and ...
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2021 Oscar-nominated Live Action Short Films Review

On April 2, 2021, THE 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS will be available in over 200 screens across 50+ theatrical ...
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2021 Oscar-nominated Animated Short Films Review

On April 2, 2021, THE 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS will be available in over 200 screens across 50+ theatrical ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 28: 1974-1976 by Chester Gould

Chester Gould's Dick Tracy comic strip debuted on October 4, 1931 named after the lead character, a square-jawed, yellow-hat-and-jacket-wearing police ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon Volume 10: 1965-1966 by Milton Caniff

Since January 2012, the Library of American Comics, by way of IDW Publishing, has been releasing collections of Milton Caniff's ...
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WonderCon@Home 2021 Program Highlights

Like last summer's Comic-Con International, this year's WonderCon is going virtual. For two days, activities planned include panels streaming and ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free

Mary Wharton's Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free opens with title cards revealing in 2020 a collection of 16 mm ...
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The Parallax View Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: The Second Entry in Pakula’s Political Paranoia Trilogy

Based on Loren Singer's 1970 novel of the same name, Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax View is the second entry ...
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Laurel or Hardy: Early Solo Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy Blu-ray Review

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are a legendary comedy duo that had international success with both their silent and sound ...
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Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! (1970) Deluxe Edition DVD Review

Horton Hears a Who! was the second television special that combined the talents of author Dr. Seuss and animator Chuck ...
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Book Review: Vision & the Scarlet Witch: The Saga of Wanda and Vision

Tying in with Disney+'s WandaVision, Marvel has repackaged some of the duo's adventures in Vision & the Scarlet Witch: The ...
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Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series DVD Review

Previously an exclusive from Time Life, the landmark variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series is now available ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 27: 1972-1974 by Chester Gould

As the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing continue to collect The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould, Volume ...
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Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Blu-ray Review

Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the The Godfather Part III , director/producer/co-writer Francis Ford Coppola recut the ...
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Sundance 2021 Review: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

During the summer of 1969, a remarkable music festival was held in New York that featured some of the world's ...
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Sundance 2021 Review: Playing with Sharks

Playing with Sharks tells the story of Valerie (Hayes) Taylor, an amazing marine/shark conservationist. Well known in her home country ...
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The Court Jester Blu-ray Review: Danny Kaye Stars in a Comic Masterpiece

Paramount Pictures' The Court Jester, a grand musical comedy that showcases the talents of its star Danny Kaye, is a ...
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Sundance 2021 Review: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It tells the fascinating story of the triumphs and tragedies ...
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Batman: Soul of the Dragon Blu-ray Review: Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

Batman: Soul of the Dragon is the 41st film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line. Under their Elseworlds ...
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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour was in support of his album Desire, released January 5, 1976 between the two ...
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Honest Thief Blu-ray Review: Comfort Food for Crime Fans

Honest Thief is a simple crime drama with a plot that resolves unsurprisingly as one who has viewed any of ...
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The Curse of Frankenstein (Two-Disc Special Edition) Blu-ray Review: A Landmark in Horror Is Reborn

As mentioned in the extras and as horror-film fans may be aware, the dominance of the Universal Monsters on the ...
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Beau Geste (1939) Blu-ray Review: A Tale of Brotherly Love

Directed by William Wellman, this second film adaptation of P.C. Wren's 1924 adventure novel of the same name stars Gary ...
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Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection DVD Review: A Trio of Animated Classics

This collection features three classic Peanuts television specials, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving; and A ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 15: 1953-1954 by Chester Gould

Chester Gould's Dick Tracy comic strip debuted on October 4, 1931 named after the lead character, a square-jawed, yellow-hat-and-jacket-wearing police detective. In ...
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The 2020 World Series Blu-ray Review: It’s Time for Dodgers Baseball

Major League Baseball presents The 2020 World Series, the official 85-minute documentary of the six-game series played between the Los ...
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Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 2 Blu-ray Review: A Second Helping of Silliness

The Warner Archive Collection has released the second volume of their Tex Avery Screwball Classics line, bringing the total number ...
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Greendale Movie Review: Neil Young’s Uplifting Musical Novel

In 2003, Neil Young released Greendale, a concept album, or what he called a "musical novel" that found him backed by ...
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Trading Places Blu-ray Review: A Comedic Look at Nature vs. Nurture

Paramount has recently released John Landis' Trading Places, a funny role-reversal story that's a throwback to the screwball comedies of ...
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Dolly: The Ultimate Collection 19-Disc DVD Review: The Queen of Country Conquers TV

The first four volumes of Dolly: The Ultimate Collection from Time Life contains a massive amount of TV appearances across 19 discs ...
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The Irishman (2019) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Welcome Addition to Martin Scorsese’s Filmography

Martin Scorsese's epic The Irishman makes a fitting bookend to his gangster films as one mobster tells his story while ...
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Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind DVD Review: Something Very Special

Named after Canadian troubadour Gordon Lightfoot's 1970 breakout hit in the United States, Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni's biographical documentary ...
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Jonny Quest: The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: 26 Thrilling, Boys’ Adventures

Originally running from September 18, 1964 - March 11, 1965, Jonny Quest is an animated, science fiction/adventure series from Hanna-Barbera Productions. It ...
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Stargirl: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: A Stellar Season

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
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You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition DVD Review: Only One Special Gets My Vote

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown is the eighth Peanuts television special. It first aired in October 1972 before the U.S. Presidential election and ...
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5-Movie Collection from the Written Works of Stephen King Blu-ray Review

This collection packages five Paramount movies based on the writing of Stephen King. They are David Cronenberg's The Dead Zone (1983) based ...
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AFI Fest 2020 Review: My Psychedelic Love Story

(L-R): Timothy Leary and Joanna Harcourt-Smith in MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY. Photo Credit: Joanna Harcourt-Smith/Courtesy of SHOWTIME. My Psychedelic Love ...
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The Gunfighter Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: The Price of Fame

Set in the Southwest Territory of the 1880s, a Texan named Jimmy Ringo (Gregory Peck) was known the fastest gun. ...
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AFI Fest 2020 Review: Belushi

Set to air November 22 on Showtime, R.J. Cutler's Belushi is a standard biographical documentary that tells the regrettably all-too-familiar ...
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AFI Fest 2020 Review: Wolfwalkers

Made by the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s Wolfwalkers is the third in Moore's Irish ...
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The Captains Collection Blu-ray Review: Exploring Star Trek with William Shatner

The Captains Collection is a four-disc set from Shout Factory! that presents four Star Trek-related documentaries written and directed by William Shatner ...
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Batman: Death in the Family Interactive Movie Review: Ready Viewer One

A sequel to the animated film Batman: Under The Red Hood, which I previously reviewed, Batman: Death in the Family is an animated film ...
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A Rainy Day in New York Movie Review: Woody Allen Covers Overly Familiar Ground

A Rainy Day in New York is Woody Allen's 48th feature film as writer/director and is finally making its way ...
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Airplane! Blu-ray Review: Surely, It Hasn’t Been 40 Years

The seventh title in the “Paramount Presents” line is Airplane!, a hysterical send-up of the disaster-film genre, and specifically Zero Hour! (1957), which writers/directors ...
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Little Monsters (Vestron Video Collector’s Series) Blu-ray Review: A Fun Romp for Children

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Peanuts: Emmy Honored Collection DVD Review: The Quality of These Specials Is Mixed

In anticipation of the upcoming The Peanuts Movie and tying in with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' recent ...
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Batman: The Television Series: The Second Season Part Two DVD Review: Back to the Batshow!

On the off chance someone doesn't know about the iconic Batman TV series from the 1960s (there must be at ...
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The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 Blu-ray Review

Murray Lerner filmed the performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, ’64, and ’65, and from those concerts created ...
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McLintock! (Authentic Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray Review: An Entertaining Escape

Made by his own Batjac Productions, John Wayne stars as the titular McLintock! in a variation of Shakespeare's Taming of ...
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Batman: The Television Series: The Second Season Part One DVD Review: Holy Classic TV Comedy!

After years of legal rights issues needing to be sorted out (and likely a fascinating story in its own right), ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 5: 1955-1956 by Milton Caniff

Since January 2012, the Library of American Comics, by way of IDW Publishing, has been releasing collections of Milton Caniff's ...
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: Great Teamwork on and off Screen

Warner Archive continues its release of Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Blu-ray with The Complete Second Season.  The ...
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Invasion of Astro-Monster DVD Review: The End of an Era

Invasion of Astro-Monster, known in the United States as Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, is a sequel to Ghidorah. The film was released ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 2

On its way to becoming a multimedia franchise, Star Trek first entered the world of comics by way of Gold Key, ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: New Visions Volume 1 & Issue #3 by John Byrne

John Byrne and IDW Publishing are presenting the lost missions of the Original Series Enterprise crew in the form of ...
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TV Review: The Flash (2014): ‘City of Heroes’

After two appearances in the second season of Arrow, Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) has been spun off into his ...
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Grace Kelly Collection DVD Review: From a Queen to a Princess

It is an impressive feat that Grace Kelly (November 12, 1929 - September 14, 1982) is such an iconic figure from Classic Hollywood even ...
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To Catch a Thief DVD Review: Crime Never Looked So Good

Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief is his first film shot in the short-lived widescreen format VitsaVision, and his second film shot ...
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Action and Comedy Make a Great Team

Since 1986, many of the stories about Batman have been grim and gritty, most notably in the comic books of ...
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Rollerball Blu-ray Review: Worth Viewing, but Didn’t Maximize Its Potential

Before Star Wars came along in 1977 and reminded moviegoers how much fun science fiction could be, most of the ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 4: 1953-1954 by Milton Caniff

In 1946, cartoonist Milton Caniff ended a successful 12-year run on the adventure comic strip Terry and the Pirates for ...
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Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack Review

This volume of Dylan’s Bootleg Series is the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, which debuted ...
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Book Review: Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics, Volume One: 1966-1967

IDW's Library of American Comics and DC Entertainment have teamed up to release Batman's Silver Age newspaper strips, which debuted ...
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In the Heat of the Night Blu-ray Review: Murder (and Race) in a Small Town

Based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name, Academy Award Best Picture-winner In the Heat of the Night ...
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Terminator Anthology Blu-ray Review: An Unstoppable Franchise

The Terminator Anthology collects the four films from the Terminator franchise in one set for the first time. However, there's nothing new ...
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Archer: The Complete Fourth Season Four Blu-ray Review: Laugh Another Day

During the 13 episodes of its fourth season, Adam Reed's espionage comedy Archer continued the escapades of international intrigue and ...
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Book Review: The James Bond Omnibus Volume 005 by Jim Lawrence & Yaroslav Horak

Continuing their release of the James Bond comic strips in an oversized omnibus format, Titan Books has released James Bond ...
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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Collector’s Edition DVD Review: You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Insults You

During the ninth and final season of The Dean Martin Show, which ran from 1965 to 1974, a segment was ...
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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Movie Review: Bad Is Right

Bad Grandpa finds Johnny Knoxville branching out on his own from his onscreen Jackass pals, like a musician putting out ...
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Escape from Tomorrow Movie Review: Could Have Used More Imagination

Escape from Tomorrow tells the story of Jim White (Roy Abramsohn), whose trip to Walt Disney World with his family ...
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Fast & Furious 6 Movie Review: Flashy & Fantastic

It may have been easy to dismiss the first few installments, especially after Tokyo Drift nearly sank the franchise, but ...
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Prometheus (2012) Blu-ray Review: A Feast for the Senses, An Appetizer for the Mind

Ridley Scott's return to science fiction and the universe he established with the classic film Alien is a visual masterpiece.  ...
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Man of Steel (2013) Movie Review: Man of Action, but Little Thought

Director Zack Snyder, producer Christopher Nolan, and writer David S. Goyer have delivered an adaptation of Superman that is parts ...
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Fast Five Review: Between the Rock and a Heist Movie

Although the previous movie, Fast & Furious, showed the least amount of creativity in its title by removing "the" and ...
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Fast & Furious Movie Review: Figuring Out the Four-mula

After the disappointment of Tokyo Drift, I am very surprised director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan returned for this ...
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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie Review: Crashes and Burns

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was the third installment in the franchise though its placement in the FF ...
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2 Fast 2 Furious Movie Review: 2 Dumb 4 Me

With the overwhelming box-office success of The Fast and the Furious, there was no surprise the sequel 2 Fast 2 ...
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Iron Man 3 Movie Review: Third Time’s a Charm

Not only does Iron Man 3 return the franchise to its glory, which I didn't find was as diminished by ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon, Volume 3: 1951-1952 by Milton Caniff

Since January 2012, the Library of American Comics, by way of IDW Publishing, has been releasing collections of Milton Caniff's ...
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Review: Boldly Going Where They’ve Gone Before

As the May 17 release date for Star Trek Into Darkness approaches, it seemed like the perfect time for the ...
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The Fast and the Furious (2001) Movie Review: Start Your Franchise Engines

With the sixth movie in the series, the creatively titled Fast & Furious 6, about to hit theaters on May 24, 2013 ...
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Being John Malkovich Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich

In Being John Malkovich, the brilliant feature-film debut of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze, an unhappily married couple ...
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Skyfall Blu-ray Review: Nobody’s Done It Better

Director Sam Mendes and his team deliver such a satisfying film in so many areas, Skyfall may well be my ...
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 Blu-ray Review: A Great Adaptation of Frank Miller’s Work

The year 1986 is considered a landmark for comics because of the debuts of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns ...
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Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection Review: Joss Whedon Teams Up with Marvel Superheroes

Released under the Marvel Knights Animation banner, the Astonishing X-Men Collection Blu-ray presents the four motion comics adapted from the ...
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Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection Review: Joss Whedon Teams Up with Marvel Superheroes

Released under the Marvel Knights Animation banner, the Astonishing X-Men Collection Blu-ray presents the four motion comics adapted from the ...
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Stray Cats: Live in Montreux 1981 DVD Review: Rockabilly Purr-fection

Rockabilly revivalists Stray Cats (guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom) took America by storm ...
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Brave (2012) Ultimate Collector’s Edition Review: Mothers and Daughters and Bears, Oh My!

Pixar breaks their tradition of stories featuring male lead characters with their 13th animated feature, Brave, a story about a ...
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Concert Review: An Evening with The Monkees, Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 11/10/12

The Monkees 12-date tour this past fall was a bittersweet affair.  No doubt many were delighted to see the return ...
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I, Claudius: 35th Anniversary DVD Review: An Outstanding Television Series

Sex and murder are integral components in the story of mankind, so it's no surprise the two are just as ...
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Shazam!: The Complete Live Action Series DVD Review: Well Intentioned but Poorly Produced

Now available from the Warner Archive Collection, Shazam!: The Complete Live Action Series collects all 28 episodes of the Filmation program, which ...
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Reservoir Dogs Movie Review: An Outstanding Debut

Before technology fragmented culture by increasing access, options, and the rate of change, the counterculture had a greater impact on ...
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TIFF 2012 Review: The Bay

When speaking after the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness screening of The Bay, director Barry Levinson explained that the film ...
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Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos Special Edition DVD Review: The Doctor Prescribes Death

Doctor Who is a long-running British science-fiction television series featuring The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey whose ...
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Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live Blu-ray Review: An Impressive Combination of Music and Visuals

The Grammy Award-winning Secret World Live finds Peter Gabriel in Modena, Italy over the course of two November nights 1993, ...
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Homeland: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Intriguing Premise and Great Acting Defeated by Terrible Writing

Based on the Israeli TV series Hatufim (aka Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff, Homeland is a political thriller ...
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Licence to Kill Movie Review: Reconsidering the Revoking

Licence to Kill is the 16th installment in the James Bond franchise and was the second and ultimately final appearance ...
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Fringe: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Review: A New Timeline Brings Both Enjoyment and Disappointment

I watched the first four seasons of Fringe on Blu-ray over the course of a few months, so I powered ...
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The Delta Force Blu-ray Review: Chuck Norris Negotiates Peace in the Middle East

As the Cannon logo appears with Alan Silvestri’s synthesizer score playing underneath, it signals viewers are about to watch an ...
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Modern Family: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray Review: More of the Same and That’s a Good Thing

The third season of Modern Family presents the continuing adventures of the extended Pritchett family. It also continued the series’ ...
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Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Specials: Still Not Acting Their Age, Thankfully

Absolutely Fabulous debuted in Britain in 1992 and went onto become an international television sensation. Creator Jennifer Saunders pushed the ...
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TIFF 2012 Review: Storm Surfers 3D: A Marvelous Adventure

Australians Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones are well-known figures in the world of surfing. Carroll, age 49, had a Hall ...
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