Blu-ray Review: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

This 1971 Disney classic has lost none of its charm and the Sherman brothers songs still pack plenty of hummable zip. This is the original theatrical cut rather than the extended "roadshow" restoration previously available on DVD.

Blu-ray Review: Disney's Hercules (1997)

This rendering of the myth of the son of Zeus is more Saturday morning cartoon than Disney at its best, despite the huffing and puffing of a star-studded voice cast that includes James Woods.

Life After American Idol: The Evolution of Sanjaya Malakar

Catching up with the former Idol finalist about future plans, giving back to the community, and the current state of singing competition TV shows.

Blu-ray Review: Nymphomaniac: Volumes I and II

The story centers on the character of Joe (played by Charlotte Gainsbourg), whose chosen lifestyle of rampant sex in order to appease her inner ego has taken her towards a bad end.

Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders Star in Series 2 of Blandings

Step back in time to England, 1929 and check out the aristocratic hilarity unfolding in Blandings, Series 2, starring Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders, coming to DVD this month.

Man of Destiny: Interview with Tyrant 's Ashraf Barhom

Actor Ashraf Barhom takes a thoughtful look at what being in a position of power means for his character of Jamal Al-Fayeed in FX's Tyrant.

Blu-ray Review: Disney's Tarzan (1999)

Phil Collins songs, a vine-surfing ape man, and the aggressively annoying voice talent of Rosie O'Donnell all combine to distinguish the 37th entry in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

Blu-ray Review: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad / Fun and Fancy Free

Billed as a double-feature, this is actually a triple-feature including the 1941 live-action/animated faux documentary The Reluctant Dragon tacked on as a bonus feature.

New Music for Old People: The Black Keys with Al, Marc Broussard, The Family Crest, Chuck Prophet and More

This week's playlist brings back an old friend or two and showcases some amazing new music.

Blu-ray Review: Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers

The first feature film to star Mickey Mouse gets a high definition upgrade with this tenth anniversary edition.

Blu-ray Review: Save Your Legs! - Twilight Time Limited Edition

This Australian comedy is based on the true story of a middling cricket club that journeys to India for a series of matches, originally chronicled in a documentary of the same name.

Blu-ray Review: Brannigan - Twilight Time Limited Edition

A late-career action outing by John Wayne as the titular Chicago cop on a mission to retrieve a mobster from Great Britain. It's cheesy '70s fun with a sly turn by the Duke.

Blu-ray Review: A Haunted House 2

Good jokes are far more scarce in the follow up to the 2013 found-footage horror movie spoof. Marlon Wayans and Jaime Pressly star.

Blu-ray Review: Divergent

The first part in the Divergent series finds Shailene Woodley stepping out for her first role as a full-fledged action heroine.

New Music for Old People: ALO, Jeremih, Cris Cab, PHOX and More

Big Wreck is back (!) and there's a whole lot more to love in this week's column.

Blu-ray Review: The Train (1964) - Twilight Time Limited Edition

John Frankenheimer's action classic stars Burt Lancaster in an astoundingly physical performance as a French trainmen attempting to prevent the Nazis from stealing priceless art. Move over Monuments Men, this is the real deal.

New Music for Old People: My Musical Foundations, Part 9 - Twenty Sweet Soul Singles That Changed My Music

In part 9 of an ongoing series about his musical foundations, Al showcases 20 spectacular soul tracks you won't want to miss.

Bentley's Bandstand: August 2014

Music biz veteran Bill Bentley is back with the cream of the crop of this month's new releases. Check it out.

Blu-ray Review: Pickpocket - The Criterion Collection

Robert Bresson's 1959 classic is the tale of an ambiguous young thief that's open to multiple interpretations. Criterion's excellent supplemental package offers great guidance to the many ways to read the film.

Blu-ray Review: Violent Saturday - Twilight Time Limited Edition

Moral decay lurks beneath the sunny surface of Bradenville. The trigger for its exposure arrives in the form of three bank robbers. This 1955 crime drama has been expertly restored.

Eagle Rock Issues Little Feat Live in Holland 1976 - CD/DVD
Classic set taped at the Dutch PinkPop Festival during the band's Lowell George prime. Singer-Songwriter Vincent Poag Releases Sophomore Album, For the Girls
The Dylan-influenced New Yorker follows up his well-received debut Circling Back with 13 new songs. Giveaway: Almost Human - Blu-ray - Enter by July 1, 2014
One young couple must save the world from a voracious alien, who also happens to be their best friend. Two will win the new horror shocker, recently released by IFC Midnight and MPI Media Group. June 2014 Limited Edition Blu-ray Releases from Twilight Time
An overview of the latest five releases from the specialty label: The Train (1964), The Mechanic (1972), Resurrected (1989), Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957), The Man from Laramie (1955). Blu-ray Giveaway: Capital + Amen - Enter by June 25, 2014
Three winners will win both these gripping films, new to Blu-ray, by director Costa-Gavras. Capital stars Gabriel Byrne, Amen stars Mathieu Kassovitz. Giveaway: McCanick - Blu-ray - Enter by June 9, 2014
McCanick stars David Morse and Cory Monteith (in his final film role). Two will win the Blu-ray. Giveaway: Raze - DVD - Enter by June 3, 2014
Three will win the new IFC Midnight horror-thriller Raze on DVD, starring Zoe Bell and Rachel Nichols. All-New Episode Included on Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Field of Screams
With an all-new episode, this two-disc grab-bag of various eras of Scooby-Doo! is much more valuable to fans of the Mystery Inc. gang. Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 8 - Now on DVD
After a five-year hiatus, the Spotlight Collection series resumes with this two-disc collection containing 30 classic animated shorts. Which Famous Movie Star Controls Family Publicity?
Can you guess who this mystery celeb is? Giveaway: Snake & Mongoose - Blu-ray - Enter by 4/17/2014
The real-life story of Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen at the dawn of the drag racing industry - one winner will receive the Blu-ray. British Cult Fave Trinity: The Complete First Season Now on DVD
Though it lasted only eight episodes, this 2009 series has amassed a considerable cult following and now makes its U.S. DVD debut. Giveaway: Swerve - Blu-ray - Enter by 3/31/14
Five lucky winners will receive this exciting Aussie thriller on Blu-ray, courtesy of Cohen Media Group. Enter by March 31.

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