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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Movie Review: They Had It In Them to Make It Epic

Director George Miller makes an epic return to the Wasteland for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Through five action-packed vignettes ...
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Fletch (Special Edition) Blu-ray Review: Chevy Chase’s Star Turn Anchors This Comic Mystery

Journalist I. M. Fletcher first appeared in Gregory Mcdonald's novel Fletch (1974) working undercover to expose the flow of hard ...
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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Two Blu-ray Review: Doesn’t Stand on Its Own

Based on DC Comics' 12-issue miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez, ...
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Fear and Desire (Special Edition) Blu-ray Review: A Collection of Kubrick’s Early Works

After making three documentary shorts, included in the disc's Bonus Features, Fear and Desire is Stanley Kubrick's feature-film directorial debut, ...
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Book Review: Marvel Studios: The Infinity Saga – The Art of Thor by Matthew K. Manning

Marvel Studios: The Infinity Saga – The Art of Thor is the third release in the 24-book Marvel Studios: The ...
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The Monster (1994) Blu-ray Review: Delivers Quite a Bit of Silliness

The Monster, Roberto Benigni's fifth joint, finds the co-writer/co-producer/director star as Loris, a display designer who is mistaken for the ...
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Hendrie DVD Review: A Portrait of the Artist as a Radio Man

Hendrie tells the story of Phil Hendrie, whose call-in radio show spoofed call-in radio shows and revealed his lightning-quick, improv ...
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The Beekeeper (2024) Blu-ray Review: Jason Statham Packs a Sting

The Beekeeper is the latest addition in a long line of movies starring Jason Statham as a man tasked with ...
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Book Review: Marvel Studios: The Infinity Saga – The Art of Iron Man 2 by John Barber

Skipping over Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk, the second movie in The Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios: The Infinity Saga – ...
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Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Vol. 3 Blu-ray Review: Another Choice Collection of Classic Cartoons

The Warner Archive Collection has gone back through the vaults to present the Looney Tunes Collector's Choice Vol. 3. This ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge “Only a Poor Old Man” by Carl Barks

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge “Only a Poor Old Man” is Volume 12 in Fantagraphics' The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. ...
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A Day at the Races Blu-ray Review: Better Than a Bowl of Tootsie-Fruitsie Ice Cream

After A Night at the Opera, the Marx brothers spent A Day at the Races, their seventh film and second ...
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WonderCon 2024 Review: Day Two

It was raining Saturday morning so not sure how this affected attendance, but surely had to dissuade a few. More ...
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WonderCon 2024 Review: Day One

Not sure if it's an intentional decision, but WonderCon is getting smaller. Whether that's a good or bad thing is ...
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Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Vol. 2 Blu-ray Review: Another Wonderful Collection of Classic Cartoons

Fans should be happy that Looney Tunes Collector's Choice Vol. 2 expands upon the previous volume's offerings in the number ...
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Book Review: Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards by Tony Lee Moral

As author Tony Lee Moral states in his Introduction, “No other director is more strongly associated with storyboarding than Sir ...
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The Questor Tapes Blu-ray Review: An Android Seeks Its Creator in This TV Pilot from Gene Roddenberry

With a story by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and a screenplay credited to Roddenberry and Star Trek show runner ...
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The Lady Eve Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Preston Sturges Presents a Two-Sided Love Triangle

Based on Monckton Hoffe's “Two Bad Hats,” The Lady Eve is Preston Sturges's third outing as writer/director, and with it, ...
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WonderCon 2024 Program Highlights

WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center and tickets are available at their website. The program schedule has been revealed ...
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The Great Ziegfeld Blu-ray Review: There’s No Business Like Show Business

The Great Ziegfeld, winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, tells a story that, in quite an unusual on-screen ...
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The Rolling Stones: Live at the Wiltern Blu-ray Review: 20 Licks Up Close and I Like It

To commemorate the band's 40th anniversary in 2002, the Rolling Stones released Forty Licks, notable among the many Stones compilations ...
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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Blu-ray Review: A Must-own for Fans of the D

The comic hard-rock duo Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) teamed up with director Liam Lynch to write and ...
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Wolfman’s Got Nards Blu-ray Review: The Monster Squad Squad Speaks

The Monster Squad and Wolfman's Got Nards, the 30th anniversary documentary about the film and its fans, are available together ...
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The Monster Squad Blu-ray Review: And the Children Shall Lead

The Monster Squad and Wolfman's Got Nards, the 30th anniversary documentary about the film and its fans, are available together ...
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2024 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Short Films Review

Starting February 16, the 19th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films will be available in over 700 theaters globally and in ...
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2024 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films Review

Starting February 16, the 19th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films will be available in over 700 theaters globally and in ...
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Casino Remastered Edition Blu-ray Review: Paradise in the Desert Lost

Directed by Martin Scorsese who co-wrote the script with Nicholas Pileggi, based on the latter's Casino: Love and Honor in ...
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Book Review: Marvel Studios: The Infinity Saga – The Art of Iron Man by John Rhett Thomas

Marvel Studios: The Infinity Saga – The Art of Iron Man is the first release in the 24-book Marvel Studios: ...
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Book Review: 50 Oscar Nights: Iconic Stars & Filmmakers on Their Career-Defining Wins by Dave Karger

TCM host and entertainment journalist Dave Karger assembles a series of interviews with a who's who (or for those that ...
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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths Part One Blu-ray Review: It Starts with a Flash

Based on DC Comics' 12-issue miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez, ...
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The Odd Couple: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: Opposites Attract Laughs

The Odd Couple, which earned playwright Neil Simon his first Tony, is about a pair of mismatched divorcees sharing an ...
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Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: An Enjoyable Six-Pack of Chan’s Early Films

Jackie Chan movies entered into the Criterion Collection in 2019 with the one-two punch of Police Story/Police Story 2. The ...
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Telefon Is the Pick of the Week

I have not seen Telefon, but as I am a fan of the works of director Don Seigel, actor Charles ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck “Maharajah Donald” by Carl Barks

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck “Maharajah Donald” is Volume 4 in Fantagraphics’ The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. The book collects ...
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TV Review: Star Wars Holiday Special

In 1978, Star Wars fans had little content beyond the film to immerse themselves. There was the movie novelization ghost ...
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Oppenheimer Blu-ray Review: Prometheus Bound

Based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin's 2005 biography American Prometheus, Oppenheimer's screenwriter/director Christopher Nolan has crafted a compelling ...
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Book Review: Warner Bros.: 100 Years of Storytelling by Mark A. Vieira

After TCM host Ben Mankiewicz sings the studio's praises in the Foreword to Warner Bros.: 100 Years of Storytelling, author ...
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The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg DVD Review: See One of the Best Minds of His Generation

Originally released in 1993, Jerry Aronson documents The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, the famed Beat Generation poet who ...
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Barbie Blu-ray Review: When Worlds Collide

Director/co-writer Greta Gerwig was granted access to Mattel's Barbie franchise and created a subversive blockbuster that explores gender politics, but ...
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Dumb Money Blu-ray Review: Fascinating to Watch Because of the Plot and Entertaining Because of the Cast

Based on Ben Mezrich's The Antisocial Network, Dumb Money tells the true story of the GameStop short squeeze when Keith ...
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The Life of Emile Zola Blu-ray Review: Paul Muni Gives a Great Performance in the Lead Role

Starring Paul Muni, The Life of Emile Zola is part biopic, part courtroom drama as it tells the story of ...
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The Office (2005): Complete Christmas Collection DVD Review: Ain’t No Party Like a Dunder Mifflin Party

Based on the highly acclaimed British TV series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, The Office is a mockumentary ...
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Moonage Daydream Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Phantasmagoric Journey Through the Art and Mind of David Bowie

Taking its title from a David Bowie song of the same name originally recorded by his band Arnold Corns then ...
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The Lady from Shanghai Blu-ray Review: Forget It, Michael. It’s Chinatown

Irish sailor Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles, who also wrote, directed, and produced) is the film's narrator and he tells the ...
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Laurel & Hardy: Year One – The Newly Restored 1927 Silents Blu-ray Review: A Standout Release

Flicker Alley has followed up their Laurel or Hardy: Early Solo Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy with Laurel ...
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Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Cracking Collection Blu-ray Review: Charming, Entertaining, and Imaginative

Wallace & Gromit are a claymation comedic duo created by writer/director Nick Park and produced by Aardman Animations. Wallace (voiced ...
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Scorsese Shorts Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Must-own for Fans of the Director

Scorsese Shorts presents a quintet of director Martin Scorsese's early short films, two documentaries from the '70s and three short ...
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R.E.M. – Up (25th Anniversary) Deluxe Edition Album Review: And Then There Were Three

R.E.M. Up is being re-released in a deluxe edition to commemorate its 25th anniversary. It's the band's 11th album, but ...
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Book Review: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film by John Tenuto & Maria Jose Tenuto

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film is sure to satisfy the needs of ...
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Meg 2: The Trench Blu-ray Review: Works Best When It Repeats What Worked Before

Based (loosely) on The Trench, the second novel in Steve Alten's Meg book series, Meg 2: The Trench is a ...
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Strays (2023) Blu-ray Review: The Incredibly Crude Journey

In the annals of cinema, the raunchy R-rated comedy predominantly featured the profane and sexual antics of 20-something, white men, ...
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Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Cracking Collection Is the Pick of the Week

"The only constant in life is change" is an an aphorism credited to Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus that is ...
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New York Stories Blu-ray Review: A Disappointing Trio from Three Great Directors

To quote the concluding narration from the Naked City (1958-1963) TV series, “There are eight million stories in the naked ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck “Christmas on Bear Mountain” by Carl Barks

Walt Disney's Donald Duck "Christmas on Bear Mountain" is Volume 5 in Fantagraphics' The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. The ...
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Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town: The Story, the Characters, and the Legacy by Emily Zemler

Author Emily Zemler, who describes her younger self as “a black clothing-clad weirdo” in the Introduction, helps commemorate the 30th ...
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Malone Blu-ray Review: Burt Reynolds Shows Off a Particular Set of Skills in a Generic Actioner

Burt Reynolds is Malone. But in 1987 that didn't mean as much as it did back in the '70s when ...
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The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection DVD Review: A Fantastic Set

This three-disc set features 75 digitally remastered cartoons from the Walter Lantz Archive. The biggest star to come out of ...
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Book Review: Ernie in Kovacsland: Writings, Drawings, and Photographs from Television’s Original Genius

Ernie Kovacs was a comic pioneer in television as well as a television pioneer in comedy. During the 1950s, both ...
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The Flash (2023) Blu-ray Review: You Can’t Go Home Again

Andy Muschietti's The Flash (2023) is the 13th installment of the DCEU. The franchise gets an amusing but disjointed, multiverse ...
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The Broadway Melody Blu-ray Review: Give My Regards to the Warner Archive Team

The Broadway Melody, the first sound film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, is a melodramatic story focusing ...
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Book Review: Christopher Nolan: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work by Ian Nathan

Housed in a slipcase, Ian Nathan's Christopher Nolan: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work takes readers on an unofficial and ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge “Cave of Ali Baba” by Carl Barks

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge “Cave of Ali Baba” is Volume 28 in Fantagraphics' The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library. It ...
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“Asteroid City” Is the Pick of the Week

It's an interesting time of year with August seeing the blockbusters winding down in theaters as those films looking to ...
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The Fastest Gun Alive Blu-ray Review: A Compelling Western

Based on Frank D. Gilroy's teleplay The Last Notch, Russell Rouse's The Fastest Gun Alive is a compelling western that ...
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Fast X Blu-ray Review: It’s Still About Family

Fast X, the latest installment in the franchise, is a sequel to Fast Five. I opened my review of the ...
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Robot Monster: 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review: A Dream Release for 3-D Fans

Bayview Entertainment celebrates the 70th anniversary of Robot Monster with an impressive release that features a quality restoration by 3-D ...
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Midsummer Scream 2023 Review, Part 2: Sunday Spooky Sunday

Throughout the 3-day weekend, the exhibit floor was packed with hundreds of vendors for all one's spooky season needs, from ...
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Midsummer Scream 2023 Review, Part 1: The Things I Saw on Saturday

Debuting in 2016, Midsummer Scream dubs itself “the world’s biggest Horror and Halloween convention.” It certainly is the biggest Horror ...
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The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart Blu-ray Review: A Fitting Farewell

Created by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, The Venture Bros. ran for seven seasons on Adult Swim over 14 years ...
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Justice League: Warworld Blu-ray Review: A Minor Installment in the Tomorrowverse

Justice League: Warworld is the latest entry in the Tomorrowverse, the current iteration of the DC Animated Movie Universe. While ...
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Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Vol. 1 Blu-ray Review: A Good Start to Becoming a Cartoon Collector

Looney Tunes Collector's Choice Volume 1 presents 20 Warner Brothers cartoons, 10 each from the 1940s and '50s. Not sure ...
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San Diego Comic Con 2023 Saturday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns again to the San Diego Convention Center. The Saturday's programming schedule has been revealed and ...
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San Diego Comic Con 2023 Friday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns again to the San Diego Convention Center. The Friday's programming schedule has been revealed and ...
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San Diego Comic Con 2023 Thursday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns again to the San Diego Convention Center. The Thursday's programming schedule has been revealed and ...
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Clash of the Wolves / Where the North Begins Blu-ray Review: A Rin Tin Tin Double Feature

Kino Classics and the Library of Congress present a Rin Tin Tin double feature with Clash of the Wolves / ...
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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies 1932-1935: Starring Bucky Bug and Donald Duck

Previously available from IDW/The Library of American Comics in 2016, Fantagraphics has now released their edition of Walt Disney's Silly ...
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The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series DVD Review: The Magnum Opus of Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer

The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series is a repackaging of the previously released seven seasons of the cult favorite, Adult ...
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Claydream Is the Pick of the Week

As in many a field, not everyone gets the full credit they deserve for the work they done. That's no ...
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Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear! Blu-ray Review: Ready for His Close-up

Yogi Bear, voiced by Daws Butler and based on Art Carney's Ed Norton from The Honeymooners, first appeared in his ...
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Tribeca 2023 Review: Cinnamon

Writer/director Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr.'s makes a notable feature-film debut with Cinnamon, a captivating neo-noir filled with well-plotted twists. Jodi ...
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Thelma & Louise Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Two for the Road

Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise tells a familiar story about two friends on a road trip who unintentionally become outlaws, ...
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If I Had a Million Blu-ray Review: A Mixed Bag

Based on Robert D. Andrews' 1931 novel Windfall, If I Had a Million is an anthology credited to seven directors, ...
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Creed III Blu-ray Review: A Crowd-pleaser

As stated when I reviewed the movie, “Michael B. Jordan does double duty for the first time, making his directorial ...
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Fast X Movie Review: Dante Unleashes an Inferno

Fast X opens by taking the audience back to the events of Fast Five when Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul ...
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Max Fleischer’s Superman 1941-1943 Blu-ray Review: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s DNR!

After Superman became a sensation in comic books, newspaper comic strips, and on the radio, Fleischer Studios, home of cartoons ...
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A Night at the Family Dog / Go Ride the Music / West Pole DVD Review: Celebrating San Francisco’s Psychedelic Rock Scene

Mercury Studio repackages A Night at the Family Dog / Go Ride the Music / West Pole into a 2-DVD ...
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Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: The End of a Prehistoric Era

In my review of Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete First Season, I called the series an “animation masterpiece.” As the ...
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Terminal Invasion Blu-ray Review: An Alien Walks into an Airport…

Back in 2002, the Sci-Fi Channel debuted Terminal Invasion, one of their first original productions, under their Saturday Night Movie ...
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Living Blu-ray Review: Anchored by the Exquisite Metamorphosis of Bill Nighy’s Lead Performance

Directed by Oliver Hermanus, Living is adapted from 1952 Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952) by screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro, who set the ...
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Cocaine Bear (Maximum Rampage Edition) Blu-ray Review: Bump This Up to the Top of Your To-Watch List

In the grand cinematic tradition of bear-rampage movies like Grizzly and Grizzly 2 comes Elizabeth Banks's Cocaine Bear, an amusing ...
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Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham Blu-ray Review: Superhero Goes Supernatural

Based on the Elseworlds miniseries of the same name written by Mike Mignola and Richard Pace, Batman: The Doom That ...
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Kubrick by Kubrick Movie Review: Stanley Speaks

Director Stanley Kubrick died March 7, 1999, a few months before the release of his thirteenth and final feature film, ...
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Book Review: Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Eddie Muller

Author Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation and host of TCM's Noir Alley, once again serves ...
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WonderCon 2023 Program Highlights

WonderCon returns again to the Anaheim Convention Center. Single-day tickets are still available according to their website. The program schedule ...
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The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Collection Blu-ray Review: Filmation’s First Animated Iteration of the Caped Crusader

Filmation followed up The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967) with The Batman/Superman Hour (1968), securing the rights to the first ...
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Creed III Movie Review: This Time (Like Every Time) It’s Personal

Michael B. Jordan does double duty for the first time, making his directorial debut on Creed III, the ninth movie ...
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Hollywood Shuffle Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Be the Change You Want to See

When struggling actor Robert Townsend was frustrated by the stereotypical and racist roles he was being offered as a black ...
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2023 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films Review

Starting February 17, the 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be available in over 500 theaters across 75+ theatrical markets ...
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Plane Movie Review: Gerard Butler Leads a Satisfying Shoot-’em Up

Directed by Jean-François Richet from a screenplay by Charles Cumming and J. P. Davis, Plane is a satisfying shoot-'em up ...
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Legion of Super-Heroes Blu-ray Review: A Fun Superhero Adventure Geared Towards a Younger Audience

Listed as part of the Tomorrowverse line of animated DC movies, Legion of Super-Heroes has the feel of a pilot ...
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Violent Night Blu-ray Review: Can’t Say They Didn’t Warn You

Director Tommy Wirkola's Violent Night opens with Santa (David Harbour) having grown disillusioned with his job, bringing to mind Rankin/Bass' ...
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Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live In ‘76 Album Review: A Night of Marvin Medleys

Originally released on DVD in 2007, Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live In ‘76 is now available on vinyl and CD ...
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Book Review: Rock on Film: The Movies That Rocked the Big Screen by Fred Goodman

Author Fred Goodman takes readers on a tour of Rock on Film for Turner Classic Movies. After revealing his first ...
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Wondrous Story about a Wondrous Storyteller by a Wondrous Filmmaker

Co-writer/director Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen has the distinction of being the sixth Gilliam-directed title (#1166) released by ...
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Darryl Jones: In the Blood DVD Review: The Man in the Stones’ Shadow

While not a well-known name, Darryl Jones is an integral component of the “Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band in the ...
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Invaders from Mars (1953) Blu-ray Review: A Standout in the ’50s Sci-fi Genre

William Cameron Menzies's penultimate movie as director, Invaders from Mars (1953), tells the story of an alien invasion seen through ...
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Black Adam Blu-ray Review: Legend, Vengeance, and the Kahndaqian Way

Black Adam is the 11th film in the DC Extended Universe franchise.The character first appeared in rival Fawcett Comics' Marvel ...
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Criterion’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is the Pick of the Week

Welcome or welcome back, whichever is applicable. If you have left over gift cards or cash from the holidays and ...
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Twilight (1998) Blu-ray Review: Mystery and Noir Fans Should Enjoy It

After adapting Richard Russo's Nobody's Fool (1994), starring Paul Newman, its screenwriter/director Robert Benton teamed with Russo to write the ...
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South Park: Post Covid Blu-ray Review: An Entertaining Mix of Goofy and Serious

The South Park: Post Covid Blu-ray presents two extended episodes that debuted on Paramount+ in the Fall of 2021: “Post ...
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Book Review: TCM Underground: 50 Must-See Films from the World of Classic Cult and Late-Night Cinema by Millie De Chirico & Quatoyiah Murry

Since October 27, 2006, TCM Underground, as stated on the book's jacket, has been a “Turner Classic Movies series that ...
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Let There Be Drums! DVD Review: And There Was Drums and Drummers!

Promotional materials for director Justin Kreutzmann's Let There Be Drums! state “The world’s greatest drummers reflect on the art of ...
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Make Way for Tomorrow Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Children Just Don’t Understand

Existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre said, “Hell is other people.” That’s hard to disagree with, especially after seeing the way the ...
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We Are As Gods DVD Review: A Life Well Lived

We Are As Gods takes its title from a line in subject Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog, a book Steve ...
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Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm Blu-ray Review: Reunited, and It Feels So Good

Fifteen years after Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever, the 11th season of the series, concluded, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is ...
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Stargirl: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: A Wonderful Continuation of the Series

The second season of Stargirl is subtitled “Summer School,” which Courtney (Brec Bassinger) has to enroll in because she is ...
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Lost Highway Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Neo-noir with a Twist

The opening credits of Lost Highway are a POV from a car racing down a darkened highway, its headlights the ...
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Beast (2022) Blu-ray Review: A Fun, Albeit Familiar, Adventure

Baltasar Kormákur's Beast and his visual effects team present thrills in this conventional man-versus-animal story set among the South African ...
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TV Review: Doctor Who: “The Power of the Doctor”

Doctor Who: “The Power of the Doctor” ends Jodie Whittaker's tenure as the Thirteenth Doctor on the ongoing series. Considering ...
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The Automat DVD Review: A Wonderful Piece of Americana

Horn & Hardart's The Automat was a chain of self-serve restaurants in Philadelphia and New York City, and although only ...
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Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons Blu-ray Review: The Super Odd Couple Unites for the First Time

Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons is a standalone film in the DC Animated Movie franchise. The titular ...
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Adventure Time: Distant Lands Blu-ray: The Saga Continues

Adventure Time ran on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2018. It presented the adventures of a human boy named Finn ...
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Mark of the Vampire Blu-ray Review: A Horror Film Until It Isn’t

Director Tod Browning's Mark of the Vampire (1935) is a remake of his silent film London After Midnight (1927), which ...
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Baffler Meal Complete Collection DVD Review

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Baffler Meal Complete Collection repackages the previous ATHF releases into a 20-disc set that “Includes ...
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ELVIS (2022) Blu-ray Review: That Film’s All Right

Director/co-writer Baz Luhrmann tells the story of Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks, who makes an odd, slightly distracting vocal choice) ...
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Facing Nolan Blu-ray Review: All Baseball Fans Should Face Ryan’s Story

Director Bradley Jackson's Facing Nolan details the career of first-ballot National Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan whose accomplishments over ...
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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 Out This Surrealistic, Genre-blending Film

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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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

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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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Bob Marley & the Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73 Album Review

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

Richard Alan Greenberg's Little Monsters (1989) is definitely a kid's film. Not a family film nor a film for young children, but ...
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The Best of Cher Volume 1 & 2 DVD Review: Take It Home

When The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour ended after the couple's divorce, CBS stuck with Cher. She starred in an eponymous variety ...
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His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Lyra and Daemons and Bears, Oh My!

Based on Philip Pullman’s fantasy book trilogy of the same name, His Dark Materials opens with graphics that explain the ...
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Superman: Man of Tomorrow Blu-ray Review: A Hero Grows in Metropolis

Superman: Man of Tomorrow presents viewers a young Clark Kent (Darren Criss) as he heads from Smallville to Metropolis, knowing little ...
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The B-52’s: Live at US Festival DVD Review: Will Make You Feel a Whole Lot Better

In 1982, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, with the help of concert impresario Bill Graham, spearheaded the US Festival, a three-day ...
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Bill & Ted Face the Music Movie Review: A Welcome Respite During These Tough Times

The Bill & Ted film franchise has now become a trilogy with the long awaited Face the Music unleashed 29 years after they took ...
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Book Review: Joe Alves: Designing Jaws by Dennis Prince

Special make-up effects artist and The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero, who cites Steven Spielberg's Jaws as an inspiration for his becoming a ...
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray Review: A Suspenseful Thriller

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an exciting, action-packed film that goes beyond being just a sequel to 2011's Captain ...
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Worst Cartoons Ever! DVD Review: They Stink!

[It was a tradition Friday nights at San Diego Comic Con to visit Jerry Beck's long-running panel, Worst Cartoons Ever!, ...
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Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Blu-ray Review: W.C. Fields’ Last Star Turn Delivers Laughs

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break is W.C, Fields last outing as the star of a film. He also ...
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This Island Earth Blu-ray Review: Highly Recommended for the Sci-fi Film Buff

Based on Raymond F. Jones's 1952 novel of the same name, which appeared in Thrilling Wonder Stories as a trilogy of novelettes: ...
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Game of HAM Review: Outrageous Fun for Those Not Easily Offended

Much in the way that the makers of Cards Against Humanity created their “adult” version of Apples to Apples by putting a risque spin ...
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Narrow Margin (Special Edition) Blu-ray Review: Strangers on a Canadian Train

Journeyman Peter Hyams did triple duty (director, cinematographer, and screenwriter) on enjoyable albeit formulaic thriller Narrow Margin (1990), a remake of the ...
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South Park: The Complete Twenty-Third Season Blu-ray Review: Maintaining Their Tegridy

Written and directed by Trey Parker, the twenty-third season finds the citizens of South Park continue to deal with current ...
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Even before learning that the film was based on Robbie Robertson's memoir Testimony, his name separate from “The Band” in ...
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