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THE DVD SHELF: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina Find "Love Is Strange" and Revisiting Two Comedies

January 25th, 2015 No comments

The story is a modern twist on an old plot. Music teacher Molina suddenly loses his job; the modern twist is that he is fired from his Manhattan parochial school — by John Cullum , as it happens — because the bishop has seen photos of Molina's wedding to retired painter Lithgow.

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THE DVD SHELF: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina Find "Love Is Strange" and Revisiting Two Comedies

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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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedies released on DVD

The Weekend Warrior: The LEGO Movie, The Monuments Men, Vampire Academy

February 4th, 2014 No comments

The Super Bowl has passed, as has the month of January when most movies are expected to be bad even if the cold tends to drive business into theaters except this year, where we’ve had two really bad weekends in a row.

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The Weekend Warrior: The LEGO Movie, The Monuments Men, Vampire Academy

If PG-13 Is the Moneymaker, Why Is Hollywood Cranking Out So Many R-Rated Movies?

December 5th, 2013 No comments

On average, PG-13 movies make more than three times what R-rated films do at the box office in the U.S. So why is Hollywood releasing far more R-rated movies than any other kind? This year, PG-13-rated films have accounted for 52 percent of the overall box office grosses, well ahead of films that the Motion Picture Association of America rated R (27 percent), PG (16 percent) or G (3 percent …

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If PG-13 Is the Moneymaker, Why Is Hollywood Cranking Out So Many R-Rated Movies?

Hollywood’s 2013 Hit Movies Haven’t Matched Last Year’s at Foreign Box Office

November 19th, 2013 No comments

Hollywood’s hit movies haven’t connected at the overseas box office the way they did last year. The figures don’t include three movies that will have a major impact: “Thor: The Dark World,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Disney’s Marvel superhero sequel has already taken in more than $320 million abroad, but those grosses will show up in the fourth …

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Hollywood’s 2013 Hit Movies Haven’t Matched Last Year’s at Foreign Box Office

DVD review: The Details

August 29th, 2013 No comments

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DVD review: The Details

5 Fitness DVD's For a Rainy Day In

August 2nd, 2013 No comments

5 Fitness DVD’s For a Rainy Day In If you’re a regular outdoors fitness go-getter, then rainy days can put a hold on your usual exercise routines. But what if we said you can get all the benefits from your favourite masterclasses from the comfort of your own home? Here are our top five from some of our favourite fitness trainers

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5 Fitness DVD's For a Rainy Day In

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for June 18 – 24

June 18th, 2013 No comments

Now that we’re in the summer, most of the movies from spring are hitting home video. One of the year’s biggest flops joins one of the year’s best movies on home video this week, along with some Criterion releases, and some new television.

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DVD and Blu-ray Picks for June 18 – 24

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for June 4 – 10

June 4th, 2013 No comments

This week brings a number of the bigger films from early 2013. None of them are all-timers, but some might be happy to have all the Die Hard films.

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DVD and Blu-ray Picks for June 4 – 10

DVD and Blu-ray Releases For May 28 – June 3

May 28th, 2013 No comments

With Memorial Day weekend, this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases are paltry, but there are some much wanted catalog titles, and one of the most famous fiascos of all time. Check ‘em out.

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases For May 28 – June 3