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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedies released on DVD

November 23rd, 2014 No comments

For 10 years starting in 1946, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the hottest comedy team in the U.S. They first conquered nightclubs with their frenetic, freewheeling comedy-music act and even appeared on the first installment of “The Toast of the Town,” which later became “The Ed Sullivan…

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My 1930s education at the movies

September 23rd, 2014 No comments

I’d long wanted to see the two movies on the double bill at our neighborhood movie house, the Princess at 61st and Main streets in Los Angeles, that week in 1939. Brother Raul and friend Ernie wanted to see the films too, even though they had been made eight years earlier.

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DVD & Blu-ray review: Therese Desqueyroux (12)

September 6th, 2013 No comments

“My head’s too full of ideas, that’s what scares me,” sighs Audrey Tautou’s enigmatic free-spirit, Therese, who is on the brink of marrying a pompous landowner, Bernard (Gilles Lellouche), in pre-war France. When Therese’s best pal and Bernard’s sister, Anna (Anaïs Demoustie), has a scandalous affair with a dashing young Jewish man, the title’s “heroine” fails to adequately support her.

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Blu-ray review: Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour

August 26th, 2013 No comments

Jesus Christ Superstar:  Live Arena Tour        

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Blu-ray review: Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour

This Week’s Movies: ‘After Earth,’ ‘The Kings of Summer’ and ‘The East’

May 31st, 2013 No comments

Times critics on “The East,” “After Earth” and “Kings of Summer.”

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Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List Available on Blu-ray March 5

January 14th, 2013 No comments

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s LIst will be available as a digitally restored special edition on Blu-ray Combo Pack on March 5 to honor the film’s 20th Anniversary.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Career Celebrated in 10-Disc Blu-ray Set; Cover Art by Mondo Artist Ken Taylor

September 17th, 2012 No comments

Lionsgate and Miramax are teaming up to celebrate the first 20 years of Quentin Tarantino‘s career with an ten-disc blu-ray box set featuring Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, True Romance, the two Kill Bill films, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and new supplemental material. The bad news is that, with the exception of the two discs

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Quentin Tarantino’s Career Celebrated in 10-Disc Blu-ray Set; Cover Art by Mondo Artist Ken Taylor

Schizophrenia in Movies: Don't Believe Everything You See

July 13th, 2012 No comments

FRIDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) — Movies often stereotype people with schizophrenia as being violent and unpredictable, says a researcher who claims Hollywood dispenses misinformation about symptoms, causes and treatment of this mental illness.

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New on DVD June 26: 'The Artist'

June 21st, 2012 No comments

A matinee idol, ancient warrior and evil queen are featured in this week’s new DVD releases.

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New on DVD June 26: 'The Artist'

Robert Towne talks film classic "Chinatown" on Blu-ray

April 5th, 2012 No comments

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “Chinatown,” the 1974 film classic released this week on Blu-ray, was forged by a grand design and a series of fortunate accidents. That’s one of the takeaways from Paramount’s feature-laden Blu-ray version, for which its Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne oversaw the color timing work

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