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Comprehensive reviews of upcoming movies, TV shows and other programs released on standard DVD.
March 29, 2010
At 60 minutes, it’s short for an “American Experience,” but a lot is packed in. You can’t make this kind of stuff up, even though a lot of Hollywood movies based on the Old West lawman concocted material that wasn’t this interesting.
March 28, 2010
This is not just a wonderful sports DVD, rich in memory and detail, but also one of the all-time great documentaries.
March 27, 2010
An earnest exploration of the origins of the Robin Hood legend, this documentary offers some enlightening insights that most viewers probably weren’t familiar with beyond portrayals in Hollywood movies. (Prebook 3/31/10; Street Date 4/27/10)
March 24, 2010
The best bits come with the interplay between Katey Sagal, who still looks fantastic and shows the same comedic chops she did in “Married … With Children,” and Danny DeVito, who parlays his grouchy persona from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” into 'Housebroken’s' tough-love father. (Street Date 3/30/10)
March 23, 2010
Learn how to face your fears and embrace your talents in this empowering collection of “Bob the Builder” episodes. (Street Date 3/23/10)
March 22, 2010
Serving up two hours of sheer exuberance, The T.A.M.I. Show is among my favorite movies ever. It captures so many performers at their peak and certainly in their youth. (Street Date 3/23/10)
March 22, 2010
The first movie I know to deal with a prescription drug nightmare in the suburbs. (Street Date 3/23/10)
March 21, 2010
'Five Minutes of Heaven,' helmed by German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Oscar nominated Downfall), takes real-life events and cleverly juxtaposes the emotional fallout its victims endured. (Prebook 3/22/10; Street Date 4/27/10)
March 20, 2010
War is ugly, but not in a John Woo film. Everything is gorgeous, from the scenery to the costumes and even the battles. (Street Date 3/23/10)
March 19, 2010
These overviews are generally as interesting as the season was. Novelist Anne Rice even appears early on.