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DVDs -- Life On Mars and Those Clever Brits

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Life On Mars is one more terrific example of how the Brits do TV so well, especially drama.

DVDs -- Celebrate Moon Landing With Little Known Classic For All Mankind

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Filmmaker Al Reinert breaks a lot of rules. He depicts an idealized journey from the earth to the moon, grabbing footage wherever he found it.

Blu-Ray DVDs: Loved Up? Watch A Bug's Life

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This column today is dedicated to Blu-ray DVDs. I'll talk about the title and whether it's worth owning or upgrading if you already own the regular DVD.

DVDs: "Mad Men Season 2" Gets Darker

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

With the new season just around the corner in mid-August, it's a good time to catch up with Mad Men. It is one show that definitely rewards careful rewatching.

In Hollywood, Nobody Still Knows Anything

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Swadley

It's both the frustration accompanying trying to work in this business and the hope that, as it always has, anything can happen.

Anti-Piracy Dog Discovers 35,000 illegal DVDs

tech.yahoo.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A DVD-sniffing anti-piracy dog named Paddy has uncovered a huge cache of 35,000 discs in Malaysian warehouses, many destined for export to Singapore, ...

15 Top Movies That Should Be On DVD, But Aren't

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I firmly believe that what we consume by way of popular entertainment helps determine the overall quality of our lives.

DVDs -- Get Ready for Star Trek

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

If you're chomping at the bit for the May 8 premiere of Star Trek, perhaps the best way to prepare is Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1.

Why Must We Still Wait Months To See First-Run Movies On DVD?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

The conventional thinking that a movie is best appreciated on a huge screen and in an assemblage of strangers no longer holds true when compared to a high-definition home theater.

DVDs: Just A Tiny Bit Of Comfort, 007

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The last few weekends, I've been watching as a 12 year old boy works his way through my James Bond DVDs, so I feel as ready as ever to tackle the newest Bond.

Jim Gaffigan's "King Baby" Reviewed

Sean L. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean L. McCarthy

On camping, he notes: "Some places you have to pay to sleep outside. That's got to be insulting to homeless people."

DVDs -- Pinocchio Looks Better Than Ever

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

He's had a major role in a string of terrific movies, dating back to Clueless all the way to Knocked Up. And now suddenly, he's the man: the lead in successful movies.

Blu Ray Review: Wonder Woman (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Exciting, funny, violent as hell, and displaying an almost angry feminist streak, Wonder Woman succeeds so well as a definitive origin story that it almost renders the eventual live-action movie a moot point.

7 Green Ways To Get Rid Of Unwanted DVDs

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

1. Online Buy Back Bre Software has an online buy back system. They offer a whopping 12 cents for Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever. BuyBack M...

DVDs: To BluRay Or Not To BluRay?

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Let me take another stab at laying out what I think about BluRay, how studios should approach it, who it's right for and a rundown of some recent titles.

DVDs -- How And Why You Should Switch To BluRay

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Yep, it's time to make the switch to BluRay. You should buy a BluRay player and/or start buying movies on BluRay instead of regular DVDs wherever it makes sense. Here's how and why.

DVDs: The Rest Of The Year

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here are the top releases from December. Most of them are in the stores now but a few hit shelves in the next week. They saved some great stuff for the end of the year.

DVDs: Ron Howard Vs. Ron Howard

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

With Frost/Nixon opening today in select cities, Universal has found the right time to celebrate director Ron Howard by releasing The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection. Which four movies of Ron Howard's do you think are his best?

DVDs: Werner Herzog's Peripatetic Career

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Werner Herzog is well into one of the most eclectic, odd and engaging movie careers, one that jumps from personal epics to quixotic documentary films, and now even Hollywood spectacles.

DVD Sales, Hollywood's Main Profit Source, Are Sagging

New York Times | BROOKS BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Conventional wisdom holds that Hollywood's fortunes go up when the economy goes down. People still crave entertainment, particularly of the escapist v...

DVDs: Wall-E Vs. Panda Death Match!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The animation in Kung Fu Panda is slyly amusing, the storyline witty and sweet and -- here's the kicker -- the action set pieces are probably the best I've seen all year.

Hollywood Under Siege

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Why is traditional content losing its vigor? Everyone focuses on the culture of piracy, but there are other reasons as well. One is supply and demand.

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.

DVD Review -- Batman: The Complete Animated Series

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Batman: The Complete Animated Series 2008 originally aired September 1992 - September 1999 17 discs 109 episodes TV-Y7 1.33:1, English 2.0 For many...

DVDs -- Even George Clooney's Flops Are Cool

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

George Clooney is such a savvy, old school Hollywood star that even the movies he makes that don't quite work just seem to add to his stature.