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17 Oct, 2011 By: Mike Clark

Beautiful Boy

Anchor Bay, Drama, B.O. $0.08 million, $26.98 DVD, $29.99 Blu-ray, ‘R’ for some language and a scene of sexuality.
Stars Maria Bello, Michael Sheen, Alan Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Kyle Gallner, Meat Loaf Aday.
If the viewing experience is drab, you can’t really say that it’s necessarily false to the central event being portrayed. The film focuses on a middle-aged couple (Maria Bello and Michael Sheen) dealing with the aftermath of a college shooting in which their son was involved. You have to admire the filmmakers for having the nerve to take this story all the way.
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Available at ScreenArchives.com
Twilight Time, Western, $19.95 DVD, NR.
Stars Ann-Margret, Alex Cord, Bing Crosby, Red Buttons.
As follies go, Fox’s instantly foredoomed remake of John Ford’s 1939 perennial isn’t without passable entertainment value — if for no other reason than it turned out to be the final theatrical feature of Bing Crosby.
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You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South

Street 10/18
Milestone, Documentary, $29.95 DVD, NR.
I was flummoxed even trying to identify this comparably unknown look back at the Highlander (TN) Research and Education Center — a sleeper that Lucy Massie Phenix co-directed with Veronica Selver that was recently restored as part of the center’s 80th anniversary.
Extras: There are several bonus featurettes, including an excerpt from a 1981 “Bill Moyers Journal” about Highlander co-founder Myles Horton.
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