April 9, 2014 10:17
A star-studded cast includes Brad Pitt (also a producer), Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson and Alfre Woodard. Undoubtedly among the best American films ever made about slavery, it’s not easy to watch but impossible to forget....
April 2, 2014 10:31
“100 YEARS OF WRIGLEY FIELD” (MLB Productions/LionsGate): The title tells all in this sports documentary ($19.98 retail) saluting the long-time home of the long-suffering Chicago Cubs, featuring Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins, Billy Williams and other superstars....
March 26, 2014 09:52
Other regulars included Ken Berry and Dorothy Lyman, with guest appearances by Betty White, Lewis Arquette, Dr. Joyce Brothers and Brent Spiner. Emmy nomination for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series. The DVD boxed set retails for $29.95. StarVista/Time Life also offers the self-explanatory boxed set “Mama’s Family: The Complete Series” ($199....
March 19, 2014 09:46
DVD Pick of the week: Return to nuke ‘em high vol. 1 (Anchor Bay) After almost 30 years, school’s back in session at Tromaville High, located in the heart of beautiful Tromaville &ndas...
March 12, 2014 11:10
One of the most fascinating espionage stories of World War II rates top-drawer treatment from director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and screenwriter Michael Wilson – both Oscar-nominated – in this classic 1952 thriller, now available as part of Fox’s “Cinema Archives” series....
March 5, 2014 10:19
Filmmakers Daniel Farrands and Andrew Kasch do a superlative job detailing behind-the-scenes conflicts, controversies and compromises, covering every conceivable point-of-view – as well as the enormous, global impact of the series....
Feb. 26, 2014 09:45
Alec Baldwin plays Lamont Cranston, a handsome playboy who moonlights as “The Shadow,” a mysterious crime-fighter with a secret network of informants and associates....
Feb. 19, 2014 10:05
During the 1970s, conspiracy movies were all the rage – so it’s hardly surprising that British media mogul Sir Lew Grade would jump on the bandwagon with a pair of glossy, star-studded outings that missed the box-office boat but qualify as guilty pleasures....
Feb. 12, 2014 09:30
James Caan is perfectly cast as Frank, a hard-bitten ex-con and safe-cracker anxious to make one big score and leave behind his life of crime, but the Chicago mobsters he works for want him to stay exactly where he is. When they start playing rough, Frank has no alternative but to retaliate....
Feb. 5, 2014 09:52
An armed street gang lays siege to a police precinct due for closure, trapping a handful of personnel and prisoners inside. Carpenter’s ability to create and sustain maximum suspense is in full flower, seasoned with dark humor, quotable dialogue, and Carpenter’s dynamic score....

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