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5 Reasons Not To Buy A 4K TV Just Yet

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 02.12.2017 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

LG's wallpaper OLED at CES. Even though I'm an early adopter geek, I suffer a tech reporter's reflexive professional interest in buying a 4K TV. Why...

Interview: Film Historian Robert A. Harris on Restoring My Fair Lady

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.14.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

In the five decades since its release, director George Cukor's seminal musical My Fair Lady has lost none of its enduring allure and appeal. The 1964 ...

How Eric Goldberg Created the Genie Outtakes for Disney's Diamond Edition of "Aladdin"

Jim Hill | Posted 10.13.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Here's an interesting tidbit for all of your animation fans out there: An excerpt from the screenplay for Disney's Aladdin. To be specific, the scene where the Genie makes his dramatic entrance in this motion picture.

12 Best Gadgets From IFA 2015

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

IFA, Europe's version of the Consumer Electronics Show, ended its annual Berlin run last week. Like CES, IFA serves as the launching pad for thousands...

Report: World Has Lost Over 100 Billion Hours Sitting Through DVD Anti-Piracy Warnings

James Napoli | Posted 08.24.2016 | Comedy
James Napoli

In a statement issued earlier this week, the President said, "Look, people, when you binge, all the episodes blend together anyway. Let's be more sensible in the way we take in product with anti-piracy messages."

You'll Soon Be Using Video Game Discs As Shiny Drink Coasters

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.30.2014 | Technology

Got a stack of old VHS tapes in your basement? Your brand new video game discs might be joining them sooner than you'd think.

Batman: The Complete TV Series: The Continuing Case for Camp

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For many people of my vintage and older, our first conception of who Batman was came about almost exclusively from daily exposure to reruns of the series that aired on ABC, and made the term "camp" a part of our collective vernacular.

10 Reasons I Love Pee-wee's Playhouse

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.21.2014 | TV
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Pee-wee's Playhouse ran on Saturday mornings on CBS for five seasons, 45 episodes, starting in 1991, and continued in reruns. It is now available on ...

Jerry Del Colliano: The Secret Hollywood Society of The Bel Air Circuit and How It's the Future of Your Home Theater

Red Room | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Red Room

By Jerry Del Colliano With over seven billion people living on Planet Earth, only a few hundred have the privilege to own a Bel Air Circuit home thea...

DVDs: Is Tom Hanks the Most Popular Star of All Time?

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A lot of stars had lengthy careers with many box office hits. Box office is a rough estimate, sure, even if you adjust for inflation (which I don't). But by some estimates, Tom Hanks has the all-time worldwide box office total.

Fan Richard Foos Finally Frees Fridays' DVD's

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 12.15.2013 | Entertainment
Melanie Chartoff

Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways.

WATCH: Blue Laser Pops 100 Black Balloons Domino-Style

Posted 05.02.2013 | Science

Imagine lining up 100 balloons and then using a laser beam to blast them all to smithereens. Better yet, just watch what happens in this video created...

Scott Bakula Talks Star Trek

Bryan Young | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

For a lot of fans, Enterprise must have seemed to be the red-headed step-child of Star Trek shows. However, the show has been re-issued on Blu-ray and stands up as a worthy entry into the Star Trek franchise.

An Interview With Charles Fleischer, the Voice of Roger Rabbit

Bryan Young | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

In honor of the 25th anniversary Blu-ray release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (which is in the running for the best film ever directed by Robert Zemeckis) I was given the extreme pleasure of interviewing the voice of Roger Rabbit himself, Charles Fleischer.

Blu Ray Review: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Those wanting a faithful adaptation of the iconic comic book will get their money's worth.  As a filmed adaptation, it is stymied only by a curious bit of miscasting and material that just-plain doesn't work as well on the screen as it did on the page.

The Role I Loved Playing Over The Holidays

Judi Freedman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

The nest was full this past week with my two adult children, my daughter A and my son D as they arrived from the big city to visit with me in the suburbs. I was so pleased to have them home ... to enjoy their company and to 'break bread' with those I love.

DVDs: Boo! Universal's Scarily Good Blu-ray Boxed Set of Monster Films

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.09.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

When it comes to splatter and gore, you can count me out. But when it comes to classic horror films, movies that create believable even moving characters (however misshapen or evil) then I'm in.

Blu Ray Review: The Dark Knight Returns Part I (2012)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Dark Knight Returns Part I delivers exactly what it promises and little more.  It does indeed bring the Frank Miller comic to animated life with as much faithfulness as can be expected.

DVD Reviews of Les Vampires and Korczak

Dan Lybarger | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

The appeal for silent movies comes not from imagining how a moldy piece of nitrate might have entertained our great grandparents more than staring at a blank wall but in catching a unique type of storytelling that's just about impossible to pull off today.

Review: Superman Vs. the Elite (2012)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.12.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Rather than take multi-issue story arcs and try to whittle them down to 65-75 minutes, this time we have a single 'important' comic book brought to life in a perfectly appropriate 74 minutes.

On the Culture Front: Belle de Jour Comes to Blu-ray and Anthony Minghella's Madama Butterfly Returns to the Met

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.06.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

I never quite understood the thrill of Blu-ray until I watched Criterion's new release of Luis Bunuel's Belle de Jour.

Ross Luippold

EXCLUSIVE: Tim & Eric Reveal True Inspiration Behind 'Billion Dollar Movie" | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.02.2012 | Comedy

We admit it: Tim and Eric got us. The comedy duo's debut feature film, "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie," hits theaters this weekend (although it...

The Only Way to See a Film

Ridley Scott | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Ridley Scott

It has never made sense to me that those preoccupied with how movies are delivered have for years written off "physical media" as "dead" even though the evidence shows it isn't happening and won't for years to come.

13 Great Deals on Holiday Gifts For Teens and Tweens

Posted 01.04.2012 | Parents

It's notoriously difficult to buy gifts for teens and tweens -- so we put together a gift guide that should help you pick a gift for the younger ones ...

Blu Ray Review: Batman: Year One -- The Danger With Adapting Overly Literate Comics

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The ideas and concepts first found in Frank Miller's Batman: Year One have been so pilfered through over the last 25 years that it feels strange to see this work adapted for film without any narrative alterations.