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Video Vault – Nov 1, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT PICK OF THE WEEK THE LIFT (Blue Underground/CAV Distributing): Writer/director Dick Maas’ award-winning 1993 shocker (originally titled De Lift) is gimmicky, ...
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‘Hard Surfaces’ Comes Home for East Coast Premiere

Filmed in and around Winston-Salem under the title The Moleskin Diaries, Zach Brown’s award-winning debut feature Hard Surfaces will celebrate its East Coast premiere with ...
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Video Vault – Oct 25, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT PICK OF THE WEEK “ALFRED HITCHCOCK: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION” (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment): What Halloween would be complete without some contribution ...
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RiverRun Retro Salutes Legendary Leading Man Paul Henreid

The RiverRun International Film Festival’s ongoing series of “RiverRun Retro” events will continue Nov. 3 with a special screening of the 1942 classic Now, Voyager ...
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Video Vault – Oct 18, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT PICK OF THE WEEK SLITHER (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory): Before hitting blockbuster time with Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, writer/director ...
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Rifftrax Scares Up Halloween Fun with ‘Night of the Living ...

For the last several years, “RiffTrax Live” has been applying its patented brand of mirth and mockery to any number of popular big-screen extravaganzas – ...
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Video Vault – Oct 11, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT PICK OF THE WEEK TOPPER (VCI Entertainment): For vintage charm, Cary Grant and Constance Bennett are the ghosts with the most ...
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Savoring the Sounds and Legacy of John Coltrane

The RiverRun International Film Festival’s ongoing “Films With Class” program has teamed with ITVS’s “Indie Lens Pop-Up” for a special screening of the documentary feature ...
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Anne Bancroft: An Actor for All Seasons

ANNE BANCROFT: A LIFE by Douglass K. Daniel. Published by University Press of Kentucky. 400 pages. $34.95 retail. Anne Bancroft (1931-2005) was unquestionably one of ...
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Video Vault – Oct 4, 2017

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK MESSAGE FROM SPACE (Shout! Factory): In the wake of Star Wars‘ phenomenal success came a slew ...