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Dirty turns thirty

For all the incurable romantics who revere Dirty Dancing (1987), you’ve got a big-screen treat in store just before Valentine’s Day. Once again, Fathom Events, ...
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Carousel swings back onto the big screen

Fathom Events, which over the years has brought such classic motion pictures as Dr. Strangelove (1964), Jaws (1975), National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) and Thelma ...
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The Films of 2016: Top to Bottom

by Mark Burger With major studios releasing fewer films each year, preferring to concentrate their efforts and money on potential franchise tent-poles, independent films have ...
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Video Vault – Dec. 21, 2016

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK THE PARK IS MINE (Kino Lorber Studio Classics): Director Steven Hilliard Stern’s 1985 adaptation of Stephen ...
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Star Wars … and all that jazz

** With the Force having awakened last year, Rogue One – billed as “A Star Wars Story” – purports to tell the story immediately preceding ...
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Video Vault – Dec 14, 2016

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK BLACK CHRISTMAS (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory): Almost a decade before making the yuletide classic A Christmas Story, ...
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The magic of Mezco

For the person who has everything, holiday shopping can be a real chore, but for the movie maven in your life, Mezco Toyz offers an ...
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Loving marks another screen triumph for UNCSA graduate

A Loving story ***½ Writer/director Jeff Nichols’ fact-based Loving marks another screen triumph for the talented UNCSA School of Filmmaking graduate – a potent dramatization ...
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Video Vault – Dec 7, 2016

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK DEAD RINGERS (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory): David Cronenberg’s chilling, fact-based 1988 psychological thriller is not a horror ...
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Rules Don’t Apply may be a one man show

Hollywood Babble *½ The primary audience for Rules Don’t Apply may very well be the man who made it: Warren Beatty. The film represents the ...