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    Blu-ray Review: Frank Sinatra Charms & Smarms In 1950s B-Movie Thriller 'Suddenly'

    Not much happens in the small town of Suddenly. Once named after its hustle and bustle atmosphere, it has since settled into your typical, sleepy, average American burg. It's the kind of place where beat cop Tod Shaw (Sterling Hayden) knows everyone, and any strange face passing through stands out. ...

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    John Williams Turned Down Scoring 'Heaven's Gate' & More Learned From The Criterion Edition Of Michael Cimino's Cult Film

    A critical re-assessment of "Heaven's Gate" is now underway thanks in no small part to the Criterion Collection, who just released on DVD and Blu Ray the new 2K restoration of the controversial 1980 Michael Cimino-directed western. The film's notoriously troubled production history, scathing first-r...

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    DVD Review: Alain Delon Shines In Otherwise Campy, Goofy 1975 'Zorro'

    As long as there as been cinema, there has been Zorro. From the silent era to the multiplex, from Douglas Fairbanks to Gael Garcia Bernal, the masked hero has caught the imagination of both filmmakers and audiences. But of course, there are the forgotten films and versions of the character as well, ...

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    Review: 'The Rolling Stones Under Review 1975-1983' A Compelling Examination Of An Overlooked Era

    As The Rolling Stones tumble into their fiftieth year, it's easy to be cynical about the aging band, as they desperately try to stay relevant, even as rock 'n roll has evolved and moved on. Oh sure, nostalgia will sell out stadiums, as will the fact that they are living legends, but it's...

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    Marvel's Delayed Phase One Box Coming In 2013 With Phase Two Tease & More Deleted Scenes Including 'Thor' Alternate Ending

    Back in September, Marvel was getting ready to drop an elaborate box set, including all the Phase One films, housed in a fancy briefcase featuring a replica of the Tesseract (see above). But there was a small problem. The design of the briefcase was copyrighted by a German luggage company and the pa...

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    8 Things Learned About 'Sunset Boulevard' Now Out On Blu-Ray/DVD

    Man, you gotta love the wit and bite of Billy Wilder. It's hard to pick a best film from the great Austrian-born American filmmaker who made an indelible mark on Hollywood in the '40s, '50s and '60s, making major contributions to American cinema with "Some Like It Hot," "Stalag 13," “The Apartment,”...

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    DVD Review - HBO Latino's Brazilian Drama 'Filhos Do Carnaval' (2006)

    While it was still a pain in my backside, being stuck in the house during Hurricane Sandy did provide me with an opportunity to catch up on some long-overdue DVD viewing.  First up was the International Emmy-nominated TV series from Brazil, Filhos do Carnaval (Hijos del Carnaval), an HBO Latin ...

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    Why 'Ruby Sparks' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks of the Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: The altogether winning screenwriting debut of actress Zoe Kazan; one of the biggest crowd-pleasers at this year's Sundance Film Festival; a unique love story that's not to be missed; a documentary sure to win over the "So You Think You Can Dance?" crowd; and a horror classi...

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    Why Stanley Kubrick's 'Fear and Desire' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: Stanley Kubrick's oft-ignored feature debut, Kirby Dick's shocking expose on rape in the U.S. military, the latest from Danish troublemaker Mads Brügger, John Schlesinger's acclaimed follow-up to "Midnight Cowboy" and Steven Soderbergh's summe...

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    Watch: Trailer For New Quentin Tarantino Box Set Highlights Its Missed Opportunities

    A new trailer for the "Quentin Tarantino XX" Blu-ray box set has debuted, and while it might look great on the outside, promising 5 hours of bonus features and more, what becomes clear is that this package is a bit of a missed opportunity with some odd choices of what to include.

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