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Altitude (DVD Review)   19 Oct, 2010

'Altitude' is entertaining despite bouts of fantastic implausibility and low-budget special...More>>

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Blu-ray Review)   29 Mar, 2010

The costlier DVD/Blu-ray Squeak-Along editions predictably milk it some with added featurettes....More>>

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Amar (To Love) (DVD Review)   7 Jul, 2009

If you liked 'Love Actually' or films such as 'Crash' and 'Babel,' where the characters are somehow...More>>

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Amateur Night at City Hall (DVD Review)   15 Aug, 2016

‘Amateur Night at City Hall,’ whose major drawback is that it was perhaps made too soon, is a...More>>

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Amazing Spider-Man 2, The (3D Blu-ray Review)   15 Aug, 2014

This is one of those weird franchise films that gives the fans plenty of reasons to enjoy it but...More>>

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Amazing Spider-Man, The (3D Blu-ray Review)   2 Nov, 2012

Viewers new to the franchise likely will be much more appreciative of director Marc Webb’s take...More>>

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AMC Theatres Brings ‘Dr. No’ Back to Big Screen   20 Sep, 2012

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “James Bond” film franchise, AMC Theatres, in...More>>

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Amelie (Blu-ray Review)   25 Jul, 2011

The story of a gamin-like cutie who plays a good Samaritan/Cupid to the detriment of her own...More>>

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American Carol, An (DVD Review)   22 Dec, 2008

Director David Zucker, who helped popularize the spoof movie with 'Airplane' and 'The Naked Gun,'...More>>

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American Experience: 1964 (DVD Review)   10 Mar, 2014

Race relations, the Beatles and presidential politics are the primary focus of this this inevitably...More>>

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American Experience: Billy the Kid (DVD Review)   27 Feb, 2012

I appreciated this documentary, in which even former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson throws in a...More>>

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American Experience: Clinton (Blu-ray Review)   12 Mar, 2012

Barak Goodman’s Bill Clinton portrait is right up there with other “American Experience”...More>>

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American Experience: Cold War Roadshow (DVD Review)   12 Jan, 2015

Boasting footage from presumably the only time Nikita Khrushchev and Eddie Fisher found themselves...More>>

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American Experience: Edison — The Father of Invention (DVD Review)   2 Mar, 2015

Running a full two hours (well, 114 minutes) as only occasional “American Experience”...More>>

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American Experience: Henry Ford (DVD Review)   25 Feb, 2013

Though Henry Ford was a mass of contradictions, this portrait of the automaker is admiring of him...More>>

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American Experience: Houdini (DVD Review)   3 Oct, 2011

Produced a little more than a decade ago, this presentation is a good example of how one keeps a...More>>

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American Experience: Jesse Owens (DVD Review)   30 Apr, 2012

Jesse Owens’ down days dealing with racism in America get covered here, but the bulk deals with a...More>>

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American Experience: Panama Canal — Gateway to the American Century (DVD Review)   7 Feb, 2011

An expert telling of the story of the building of the Panama Canal. (Street Date 2/8/11)More>>

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American Experience: Stonewall Uprising (DVD Review)   25 Apr, 2011

Though the folkloric reaction to 1969’s famed NYPD’s Stonewall Inn bust has often been termed...More>>

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American Experience: The War of the Worlds (DVD Review)   11 Nov, 2013

The gripe I have with this documentary, which does put across a lot of keen history in digestible...More>>

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