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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
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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Oct 212013
 
Releases for the Week of Oct. 22

From the Big Screen: "Before Midnight," "The Conjuring," "The Way, Way Back," "Only God Forgives" and "The Internship." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: Heading up the must-have releases this week is "The Uninvited," a very spooky and chilling horror film from 1944. A pair of siblings … More

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Oct 152013
 
Releases for the Week of Oct. 15

From the Big Screen: "The Heat" and "Pacific Rim." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: Topping the list of must-viewing this week is "Eyes Without a Face" (1960), making its Blu-ray debut from The Criterion Collection. At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive … More

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Oct 082013
 
Releases for the Week of Oct. 8

From the Big Screen: "The Purge," "The Hangover Part III," "After Earth" and "Much Ado About Nothing." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: At the top of the list this week is the great French director Rene Clair's second American film, the fantasy romantic comedy "I Married … More

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Oct 012013
 
Releases for the Week of Oct. 1

From the Big Screen: "This Is the End" and "The Croods." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: It's another great week for filmlovers, with restored versions of "The Littler Mermaid," "The Big Parade," "From Here to Eternity" and "House of Wax," as well as a new edition … More

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Sep 242013
 
Releases for the Week of Sept. 24

From the Big Screen: "Iron Man 3," "Room 237," "In the House" and "Unfinished Song." For more releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: It's beginning to smell a lot like holiday gift-giving time — in late September? Yep. This week marks the beginning of an onslaught of box sets, … More

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Sep 162013
 
Releases for the Week of Sept. 17

From the Big Screen: "Behind the Candelabra," "World War Z," "The Bling Ring," "The East" and "Disconnect." Read more at the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: The highlight of the week is Shout! Factory's "The Bruce Lee Legacy Collection," an 11 Blu-ray/DVD box set in book-style packaging marking the 40th anniversary of the … More

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Sep 092013
 
Releases for the Week of Sept. 10

From the Big Screen: "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Love Is All You Need," "Chasing Ice" and "Peeples." Read more at the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Collectibles: We loved Mike Nichols' 1996 "The Birdcage," starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion whose lives are thrown … More

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