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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Dec 312013
 
Releases for the Week of Dec. 31

  As we ring out the old and ring in the new this week, there's only a trickle of releases coming your way Tuesday. Topping the list is: "Love, Marilyn" (2013), a lovingly made documentary by Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus that is an intimate and personal portrait of Marilyn Monroe, based on the book of … More

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Dec 242013
 
Releases for the Week of Dec. 24

  With Christmas just a day away, the home video industry has taken a hiatus of sorts; there's only two releases of note this week: "Insidious: Chapter 2," the sequel to 2010's horror-thriller in which a family tried to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. Here, the … More

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Dec 162013
 
Releases for the Week of Dec. 17

From the Big Screen: "Elysium," "The Lone Ranger," "Kick-Ass 2," "Prisoners," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," "One Direction" and "The Family." For more on this week's releases, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: "Omnibus: Gene Kelly — Dancing: A Man's Game": This episode of the Golden Age of Television's "Omnibus" cultural series … More

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Dec 102013
 
Releases for the Week of Dec. 10

From the Big Screen: "Fast & Furious 6," "Despicable Me 2," "Battle of the Year" and "Adore." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: If you like Spaghetti Westerns, then you just have to get a copy of "The Big Gundown," probably the greatest Italian Western after the … More

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Dec 032013
 
Releases for the Week of Dec. 3

From the Big Screen: "The Wolverine," "The Smurfs 2" and "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: At the top of this week's list of top bets is a documentary on an icon from the past and a mockumentary on icons from … More

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Nov 262013
 
Releases for the Week of Nov. 26

Happy Thanksgiving!! From the Big Screen: "Red 2," "Getaway," "JOBS" and "The Canyons." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: We travel to France and Japan — and back in time — for this week's best bets. First off there's "Le joli mai (The Lovely Month of May)" … More

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Nov 192013
 
Releases for the Week of Nov. 19

From the Big Screen: "The World's End," "We're the Millers," "Planes," "2 Guns," "Paranoia" and "The To Do List." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: This week's best releases are things of the past, movies and TV shows that captured their time and place. First off is … More

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Nov 122013
 
Releases for the Week of Nov. 12

From the Big Screen: "Frances Ha," "The Attack," "Blackfish," "Man of Steel" and "Turbo." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: The Criterion Collection inaugurates their new strategy of packaging all releases as Blu-ray/DVD Combo sets with "City Lights" (1931). The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin is … More

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Nov 052013
 
Releases for the Week of Nov. 5

From the Big Screen: "White House Down," "Girl Most Likely," "Lovelace" and "Grown Ups 2." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: And the gift-set assault begins … With Hanukkah just three weeks away and Christmas following a month later, the studios are raising the ante on their … More

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Oct 282013
 
Releases for the Week of Oct. 29

From the Big Screen: "Monsters University" and "R.I.P.D." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: From the opening shots of "La Notte" (1961), you know you're in the hands of a master filmmaker. The stark black-and-white images contrast old and new Milan from a street-level camera view of … More

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