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DVDs: Strippers, Miners and the Twee Wes Anderson Strikes Again

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.25.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

At this point, either you find director Wes Anderson's sensibility tiresome and twee or you used to like it but can't bear the cult of personality around his body of work or you're in all the way. I'm in all the way.

DVDs: Indiana Jones, The Avengers, American Horror Story and More

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Indiana Jones quartet on BluRay for the first time. Raiders looks better than it has, but is it possible this film needs a full restoration? I couldn't help thinking it should look even better throughout.

DVDs: Catch Up With Emmy Hits 'Homeland' and 'Modern Family'

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In the last four weeks we've had an avalanche of TV releases, including some of the best shows on television.

DVDs: Chimps Rule!

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Chimpanzee is superior family entertainment and deservedly should be lauded as the biggest hit documentary film of the year

DVDs: Is "Jaws" The Most Influential Film of All Time?

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Few films if any have proven so influential in so many areas of the movie industry as Jaws.

DVDs: Why Dr. Seuss Movies Suck

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

There's no question you'll get much more value out of watching and rewatching The Cat In The Hat than the latest stab at puffing up a Seuss tale into a movie.

DVDs: No Excuses! Catch Footnote, Deep Blue Sea, Margaret & More

Michael Giltz | Posted 09.30.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Seriously, has there ever been a better time to be a movie buff? Even if you're not wowed by Hollywood's current blockbusters, you have the entire history of cinema virtually at your fingertips.

DVDs: Breaking Bad Still Good

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's the best show on TV. Bar none. Why aren't you watching?

DVDs: Nyuck! Nyuck! The Three Stooges Get Their Due

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Three Stooges were always the blue collar comedians of live action comedy shorts. They nyucked-nyucked their way through 190 group shorts, some 28 solo shorts and a couple of feature films. That's a lot of poked eyes.

DVDs: God Save the Queen

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Have you been soaking up all the hoopla over Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee? Well, until they release a DVD set of all the goings-on in the UK, here are some other titles to tide you over.

DVDs: Scorsese Stumbles, Cruise Soars and Much More

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Madonna's career will surely inspire countless documentaries and studies in the future. But the Truth Or Dare film -- which might have been a concert throwaway -- is in fact a pretty enduring look at media manipulation and how she exploited the spotlight.

WWII Vet Sending Thousands Of Pirated Movies To U.S. Troops

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

Meet Hyman Strachman, probably the nation's most patriotic movie pirate. For the past eight years the 92-year-old widowed World War II veteran has ...

DVDs: War Horse Stumbles

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

War Horse is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, a solid young adult novel with classic status in the UK. It was turned into a brilliant bit of theater (really, you should see it if at all possible). But Spielberg's film fails on every level.

7 Ways To Save On Your Favorite Indulgences

SavySugar | Posted 04.13.2012 | Women

We all have our weaknesses, and yours may be a Starbucks addiction or even an avid book reading habit. Although we advocate saving, we're also a big f...

DVDs: Tintin Can't Defeat Creepy Motion-Capture Animation Style

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Tintin is all about pell-mell adventure but the rather bland hero could use some fleshing out, in every sense of the word.

DVDs: HBO's Game Of Thrones Bloody Fun But Not Great

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Game Of Thrones may be the biggest roll of the dice in TV history. It's based on a series of novels that tell one long story...and they haven't even all been written yet.

Exclusive: Hollywood Studios Readying Common File Format for Digital Distribution (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - The industry consortium of five of the the major Hollywood studios, the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), is readying a comm...

DVDs: Should Steven Soderbergh Retire From Directing?

Michael Giltz | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It seemed odd for Soderbergh to announce his retirement, and surely he'll make more movies some day. But perhaps a break isn't such a bad idea.

Retail Reinvented, Again

John Backus | Posted 03.10.2012 | Small Business
John Backus

We are in the middle of another battle between brick and mortar and e-commerce. Best Buy is dying. But it is not alone. Welcome to the new world of retailing, the death of retail 2.0. So who will pick up the pieces?

DVD: Woody Allen Back on Top, Ready for Oscar Love

Michael Giltz | Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Oh the DVDs are piling up, and these are the dog days of late December and early January when DVD releases slow to a trickle. Let's get to it.

DVDs: Apes Rule in "Rise," "Tokyo Drifter" And A Smurfing Lot Of Other Titles On Tap

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Okay, the year is galloping to a close. Here's a rundown of LOTS of titles from the past three weeks. Keep scrolling! RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES ...

DVDs Worth Owning - and Giving - for Christmas

John Farr | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I just know many of you out there are scrambling to catch up on your holiday gift giving. This article's for you.

DVDs: New Christmas DVDs For Your Stocking

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This is not a list of the best Christmas-themed movies of all time. For that, you should check out my friend Alonso Duralde's book Have Yourself A Mov...

The Science of Seinfeld

Sam Sommers | Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment
Sam Sommers

Far from a "show about nothing," Seinfeld was actually an analysis of the ins and outs of daily human interaction-of the mundane social experiences previously not deemed worthy of exploration in front of a mass audience.

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.