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DVDs: Latest Foyle, Best Alice, Last Station

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This week's post includes reviews of the BluRay versions of the gloriously bad camp classic Showgirls and John Ford's archetypical 1939 Western Stagecoach.

Movie Review: Jonah Hex

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jonah Hex is such a colossal waste of time that even thinking about seeing it would squander precious seconds of your life.

Why John Wayne Still Ranks Among Today's Most Popular Stars

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Wayne's persona -- its bigness, roughness, but also its decency -- literally came to define our heritage. And to a surprising degree, it still does.

Dick Cheney: The Quintessential Villain of the American West

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Hegedus

Sadly, in both the Old West and the new West, the big boys in the smoke-filled rooms always need a Dick Cheney.

At Last

Betty Fussell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Betty Fussell

The Inauguration of our new Chief this January has miraculously, it would seem, inaugurated a shift in movie genre. Barack and Michelle looked like Fred and Ginger.

DVDs: Hello "Fraggle Rock!"

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

We're in a golden age for documentaries. More of them are shown in theaters and on TV than ever before and more people now have access to video cameras so they can make their own.

A Man of Peace Pushed Too Far: Yelling "Liar" in a Crowded Theater

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

The people want a blockbuster in broad strokes, not a lengthy discussion of policy or a footnoted freakin' laundry list of the other side's missteps.

DVDs: Leave Star Trek Alone!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The TV series Star Trek is being released on DVD in a new and "improved" version that cleans up and removes old special effects and inserts brand new ones that never existed.

DVDs: TV Show Boxed Set Rip-Offs

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A spreading practice needs to be stopped right now. A number of studios -- led by Paramount/CBS -- are releasing old TV shows in half-season sets.

DVDs: Can Shia LaBeouf Play Indy?

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I've been away for a few weeks so let's play catch up on some of the top DVD releases of the past four weeks.