Old Music for New People: Andy Davis, Mount Moriah, Sonya Kitchell, PJ Morton and More

Al's been on the road, but before he left he combed through the archives for some choice tracks to keep you busy this week. If you're a relative newcomer to the column, make sure you check these out. If you're not, you'll like hearing these again all the same.

A Tale of Two Marriages

"...looking back, I realized our communications had actually been too trouble-free. There was no talking through of problems—just a seemingly perfect marriage that one day wasn’t a marriage at all."

Blu-ray Review: Inherit the Wind (1960) - Twilight Time Limited Edition

Inspired by the famous 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trail, this courtroom drama remains a boisterous showcase for the acting skills of Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly. Also stars Dick York, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins.

Blu-ray Review: My Left Foot

A quarter-century after its original release, the film that thrust Daniel Day-Lewis into the worldwide spotlight finally arrives on Blu-ray via Lionsgate. Day-Lewis won the first of his three Best Actor Oscars for his portrayal of Christy Brown.

Blu-ray Review: White Bird in a Blizzard

Shailene Woodley delivers another excellent performance in director Gregg Araki's first film in four years. Christopher Meloni, Eva Green, and Angela Bassett co-star.

Discover the Music of The Lighthouse and The Whaler

For those who live outside of Cleveland, Ohio (and even for those who do live within its borders), this is a band that you should be aware of!

Blu-ray Review: Annabelle

A prequel to last year's The Conjuring, Annabelle just can't live up to that earlier film's high level of craft. Despite a few effective visual jolts, this one is mired in genre cliches.

New Music for Old People: Over and Under the Covers

As you might have guessed from the title, this week's playlist is all about the covers.

Blu-ray Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Liam Neeson is in fine form here and is the primary reason to seek out this dark, moody (and ultimately only partially successful) thriller.

Blu-ray Review: Genesis: Sum of the Parts

It's a decent, though frustratingly superficial, overview of the career of Genesis featuring new interviews with all key members.

Album Review - Simon and Garfunkel's The Complete Albums Collection

The terrific new Complete Albums Collection contains just about everything most fans really need of Simon and Garfunkel.

Music Blu-ray Review: Jeff Beck - Live in Tokyo

Jeff Beck thrills thousands of fans at Japan's Tokyo Dome City Hall in a concert filmed on April 9, 2014.

Blu-ray Review: The Twilight Saga: Extended Editions - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse

The first three Twilight movies are presented as "extended editions" in one streamlined package (the original theatrical cuts are included too).

Blu-ray Review: Under Fire - Twilight Time Limited Edition

Journalists question their integrity in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution in the late '70s. This 1983 film stars Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, and Joanna Cassidy.

Bentley's Bandstand: January 2015

Welcome to another year of the best of the new releases as music industry veteran Bill Bentley returns to keep you well-informed.

CD/DVD Reviews: Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark Live at Dixie's Bar and Bus Stop

Two DVDs feature memorable performances by a couple of the most deservedly acclaimed singer/songwriters on the Texas music scene.

Blu-ray Review: The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power

If you go into this direct-to-video entry in Universal's The Mummy franchise expecting very little, you just might be pleasantly satisfied by its modest thrills and laughs.

Blu-ray Review: Jimi: All is By My Side

A total lack of actual Hendrix music, combined with questionable historical accuracy, results in a lackluster biopic, despite some interesting, artistic flourishes.

New Music for Old People: Joe Cocker, Damien Rice, I Nine, The National and More

A post-holiday return to some new music from Al Kooper to get your new year off on the right foot!

Blu-ray Review: Get on Up

An exceptional biopic about the life and times of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Told in boldly non-linear fashion, the film is anchored by Chadwick Boseman's award-worthy performance as Brown.

Disney Classics Old and New on Blu-ray in February: 101 Dalmatians - Big Hero 6
101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition arrives February 10 and the Oscar-nominated (for Best Animated Feature) Big Hero 6 is available February 24. New on DVD: The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up
All 13 episodes from the second half the all-new series' first season are available on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 13. New on DVD: Dallas: The Complete Third and Final Season
All 15 episodes of the final season chronicling the Ewing family are available on DVD and Digital HD on January 13. The three-disc set includes deleted scenes. More Dates for So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 Tour
The second leg of the Season 11 SYTYCD tour, featuring the season's top ten finalists recreating their best routines live onstage, begins a 15-show run on January 22. Hendrix Biopic Jimi: All is By My Side - Due on Blu-ray and DVD January 13, 2015
The Jimi Hendrix biopic stars Andre Benjamin and Haley Atwell. XLrator Media will distribute the home video edition of this acclaimed theatrical release. Seattle Star Trek Convention 2014 Day Three: Celebrating The Next Generation
The Official Star Trek Convention ended on a high note with a string of lively appearances by Next Generation cast members, including Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, and Denise Crosby. Seattle Star Trek Convention 2014: Day Two - Walter Koenig, Jeri Ryan, John Billingsley
Co-headliners Walter Koenig and Jeri Ryan thrilled the audience, while John Billingsley of Enterprise offered nonstop energy and lots of direct fan interaction. Seattle Star Trek Convention 2014: Anthony Montgomery of Enterprise
Best known as Travis Mayweather on Star Trek: Enterprise, the actor is now working on projects related to his new graphic novel Miles Away. He appeared onstage December 12 at the Seattle Trek con. Digital HD Review: The Maze Runner
The worldwide blockbuster hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 16, but it's available now in an extra-packed downloadable Digital HD edition. Coming Soon to Blu-ray from Warner Bros.: The Good Lie (12/23), Annabelle (01/20), The Judge (01/27)
Reese Witherspoon in The Good Lie is out December 23, The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle is out January 20, and the Robert Downey Jr. courtroom drama The Judge is out January 27. The Official Star Trek Convention in Seattle December 12-14
Seattle-area Trekkers, mark your calendars. This year's convention is headlined by Walter Koenig and Jeri Ryan. A very special Next Generation reunion is planned as well. Giveaway: The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1986 - 12-Disc DVD Set - Enter by December 1, 2014
Two will win this fantastic DVD boxed set containing 42 hours of vintage material from the Emmy-winning TV talk show! Paramount Digital Beef's it Up From November 11
Beef stars Chris Meloni as Lou the Butcher as a man adept at solving other people's problems.

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