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Home Video Report: Good Stuff From The Vintage Vault

It was during President Clinton’s first term that Aaron Sorkin and Rob Reiner imagined what the next commander-in-chief might look and act like.

10/03/2012

(Maia DeSanti and Aubrey Deeker in "Angels in America," at the Wilma Theater.  Photo provided)

Theatre Review: “Angels in America: Perestroika”

If you admire heavyweight theatre, you’ll certainly enjoy the latest attraction at The Wilma Theater.

09/21/2012

(Will Reynolds and Alexandra Silber star in the Walnut Street Theatre production of "Love Story."  Photo provided.  Credit: Mark Garvin)

Theatre Review: ‘Love Story, The Musical,’ Packs Emotional Punch

Erich Segal’s popular novel “Love Story” found its way first into print, then into film, and now live theatre.

09/13/2012

(Harrison Ford starred in the first three of the four "Indiana Jones" movies, including "Raiders of the Lost Ark.")

Home Video Report: Cue the ‘Indiana Jones’ Theme Music…

Now comes “Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures.”

09/12/2012

(Kathy Baker and Sandy Dennis star in "Come Back To The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.")

Home Video Report: The Vagaries of Digital

There are a number of vintage movies that should have made it on a contemporary format but did not.

09/05/2012

(Robert Walker and Helen Hayes star in "My Son John," from 1952, now available on Blu-ray.)

Home Video Report: Robert Walker’s Final Movie Released on Blu-ray

The Blu-ray video format is coming out with some popular vintage features.

08/29/2012

(Mae West stars in the 1934 film 'Belle of the Ninties.'  Credit: Paramount Pictures.)

Video Review: Oldies But Goodies

You may be an ‘old-timer’ whose followed the movie business from the old days at home or in theaters. However, such films come to us today packaged in convenient, private containers.

08/22/2012

(The climactic scene of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster shark movie.)

Home Video Report: Attack of the Movie Marketers

Thirty-seven summers ago, Universal Pictures changed the nature of American moviegoing by introducing “Jaws” with a radio and television promotional blitz never before seen.

08/15/2012

(Marilyn Monroe sings "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.")

Home Video Report: Marilyn Monroe Anniversary Collection

The 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death this week brings some reissues of her best movies, and at bargain prices.

08/08/2012

(Marilyn Monroe sings "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.")

Home Video Report: Schwarzenegger, Brando, and Marilyn

The month of August brings some major movie personalities making their mark via Blu-ray.

08/01/2012

("Chariots of Fire.")

Home Video Report: Summer Olympics Prompts Reissues

The year 1981 was famous for Chariots of Fire, Hugh Hudson’s rousing best-picture Oscar winner.

07/25/2012

(Robert De Niro, left, and Harvey Keitel star in "Mean Streets," directed by Martin Scorsese.)

Home Video Report: Early DeNiro-Scorsese Collaboration

Martin Scorsese is probably responsible for more movie classics than any other American filmmaker, and to witness his early days just return to “Mean Streets,” his 1973 gem.

07/18/2012

(Jeff Daniels stars in "The Newsroom," a new HBO series.)

New On Television: Familiar Faces In New Series

Next week promises delivery of a couple of long-awaited TV series.

06/22/2012

("Meatballs," starring Bill Murray.)

Home Video Report: Iconic Comedy Retreads

Next week will see the re-release, with minor tweaks, of some classic comedies from the ’70s and ’80s.

06/20/2012

(Paul Newman and Robert Redford co-starred in "The Sting.")

Home Video Report: What’s Coming This Week on DVD

New releases of some very memorable films are now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

06/13/2012

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