Blu-ray Review: Live By Night

There's a lot going on - maybe too much - in Ben Affleck's flawed but watchable gangster epic, his fourth directorial effort.

Music Review: Paul McCartney - Flowers In the Dirt - Archive Collection

Except for one unfortunate decision that has absolutely nothing to do with the music itself, the latest 'Archive Collection' is quite arguably the best yet.

Blu-ray Review: 20th Century Women

Writer-director Mike Mills received a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for writing this coming-of-age tale. Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Elle Fanning deliver standout performances.

Album Reviews: Five Noteworthy New Releases

New releases include a blues CD by Eric Bibb that comments on the current refugee crisis, a Bobby Darin reissue, and a meditation on the loss of a loved one.

Blu-ray Review: King Cobra (2016)

Based on the true-life story of gay porn producer Bryan Kocis, this thriller stars Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, and James Franco.

Blu-ray Review: Chilly Scenes of Winter

A romance released in 1979 under an alternate title ('Head Over Heels') that stars John Heard and Mary Beth Hurt debuts on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray Review: Moana

The 56th Disney animated feature doesn't have the right stuff to be a classic, but kids'll enjoy it and there's plenty of cool extras on the new Blu-ray edition.

Blu-ray Review: Man Down

A disturbing examination of post-traumatic stress disorder told in non-linear fashion. Boasts an outstanding performance by Shia LaBeouf.

Bentley's Bandstand: March 2017

Music industry vet Bill Bentley reviews ten excellent new releases, including music by Seela, Gary Clark Jr., Cindy Lee Berryhill, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and more!

Blu-ray Review: Moonlight (2016)

Certainly a respectable effort from writer-director Barry Jenkins, 2016's Best Picture winner is rich in atmosphere and evocative visuals but ultimately lacking in character development.

Blu-ray Review: Manchester By the Sea

Made by men, about men this emotional soaper might've benefited from a more gender-balanced approach. Still, the acting is uniformly excellent.

Blu-ray Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Nominated for six Academy Awards, director Mel Gibson's World War II epic tells the incredible true story of Medal of Honor recipient and conscientious objector Desmond Doss.

Blu-ray Review: Bad Santa 2

Willie Soke is back after 13 years and not much has changed. Except that this time he's working with his mom (played with gleeful abandon by Kathy Bates).

Album Reviews: The Creation - Action Painting, and More

Could a little-known British band have become as big as the Who or the Kinks? Maybe. Also reviewed: Carol Noonan, Chicago, and Lowland Hum.

Blu-ray Review: Trolls

'Trolls' is so light it'll float right out of most older viewers' memories as soon as it ends. But kids will love the colorful animation, and the soundtrack is pretty cool too.

DVD Review: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Complete Series

Since there is very little hope for a Blu-ray upgrade in the foreseeable future (if ever), this reissue of all seven seasons of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' in one big box is the best way for Trekkers to acquire the series.

DVD Review: Burn Country

An Afghan reporter in California, a murder, a suspicious "tickle monster" portrayed by James Franco, a free spirit in an open relationship with an older man... Many plot threads, but no focus.

Bentley's Bandstand: February 2017

Ten new releases are reviewed by music industry veteran Bill Bentley, including great work by Shinyribs, Delbert McClinton, Silas Lowe, Jimmer, Ruthie Foster, Bash & Pop, a new book about Iggy Pop and the Stooges, and more!

Album Reviews: The Grateful Dead - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, and More

An expanded edition of the Grateful Dead's eponymous debut delivers vibrant music that conjures up an era. Also: new releases by Bill Scorzari, Billy T Band, and Lawrence Morrill Glass.

DVD Review: Two Lovers and a Bear

Arctic tundra. An emotionally-troubled couple. A talking polar bear. Writer-director Kim Nguyen crafts an unusual vision in this indie drama.

Now On Blu-ray: From Dusk Till Dawn: Season Three
Entertainment One has issued a loaded up this three-disc set with an assortment of extras sure to please the vampire show's fan base. All ten episodes are included. Now on Blu-ray: Girls: The Complete Fifth Season
Get caught up with HBO's acclaimed 'Girls' in time for the February 12 premiere of the series' sixth and final season. Disney's The BFG - On Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere
Steven Spielberg's first-ever Disney production will include lots of bonus content, including a tribute to late screenwriter Melissa Mathison. Due October 4 on Blu-ray: Prince Movie Collection - Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, Graffiti Bridge
Prince three narrative theatrical films arrive newly remastered on Blu-ray. This is the Blu-ray debut of Under the Cherry Moon and Graffiti Bridge. Now on DVD: Netflix Series Grace and Frankie - Season One
Audio commentaries, a gag reel, and a featurette are among the bonus features exclusive to this Season One DVD of the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated series. Now on Blu-ray: Misconduct
The main reasons to give this stilted courtroom drama a look are the supporting performances by Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins. Paramount Announces Immense Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie BD Boxset
The new set will include the Director's Cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the Animated Series remastered in HD for the first time. Now on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD: Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
Fast on the heels of the near-universal acclaim that greeted Inside Out, Pixar is back with a decidedly more minor tale. Now on Blu-ray: Strike Back: Cinemax Season 4
The popular Cinemax action series ends here with another excellent Blu-ray release from HBO Home Entertainment. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - On Digital HD April 1, Blu-ray and DVD April 5
The movie phenomenon of 2015 is poised to become the home video phenomenon of 2016. New Limited Edition Blu-rays at Twilight Time: February Releases
All Twilight Time titles are limited editions, but each of these - The Big Heat, Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Hawaiians, Cowboy, Support Your Local Sheriff, The Doll of Satan - are currently available. The Revenant - Winner of Three Academy Awards - On Digital HD March 22, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & DVD April 19
Though it didn't end up winning Best Picture, it did earn Alejandro Iñárritu his second consecutive Best Director Oscar. And Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar. Digital HD Alert: Oscar-Nominated Brooklyn - Now Available; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - March 8
An Oscar nominee for Best Picture and a mega-blockbuster sci-fi epic arrive on Digital HD in advance of their respective physical releases.

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