Blu-ray Review: Chappaquiddick

Probing political drama winningly favors contemplation above speculation. Jason Clarke as Senator Ted Kennedy is effectively enigmatic.

DVD Review: I Am Elizabeth Smart

This Lifetime production is the second—and better—of two movies based on the abduction of Elizabeth Smart. This one benefits largely from the direct, onscreen participation of the real Smart herself.

Bentley's Bandstand: July 2018

Music industry veteran Bill Bentley brings us reviews of a dozen new releases, including exciting new music by Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck, Rory Bock, Kinky Friedman, Charles Lloyd, Kathy and the Kilowatts, and more!

Blu-ray Review: Blockers

Equal parts funny and irritating, this sex comedy ultimately feels like a missed opportunity. The parents—played by Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena—score more laughs than the youngsters.

DVD Review: Firesign Theatre - Just Folks... Live at the Roxy

The Firesign Theatre proved to be one of the most innovative comedy acts of all time. This newly reissued DVD lets you see what you’ve been merely hearing all these years.

Album Reviews: Bruce Springsteen - Acoustic Radio Broadcast Collection, Plus Music by Tony Joe White, Joe Ely, and Galen Ayers

A two-disc set preserves Bruce Springsteen's earliest radio broadcasts. Plus, albums by songwriter Tony Joe White, country rock artist Joe Ely, and folk pop newcomer Galen Ayers.

Blu-ray Review: Terminal - (2018)

Why would you watch the new direct-to-video Terry Gilliam-style neo-noir film? Three reasons: Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, and Mike Myers.

Blu-ray Review: Acrimony

Taraji P. Henson is interesting as a woman with a screw loose, but director Tyler Perry seems to think her character is some sort of feminist heroine.

Reviews: Two Books About the Music of Pink Floyd; Albums by the Animals, Cliff Westfall, Love Canon

Two books examine Pink Floyd's discography. Plus, the reissue of a classic from the Animals and new albums from Cliff Westfall and Love Canon.

DVD Review: Frat Pack

Not another teen movie... This one scrapes bottom of the barrel.

Blu-ray Review: Tomb Raider - (2018)

In this reboot of the iconic video game, Alicia Vikander fills Angelina Jolie's shoes just fine. Too bad the movie feels so routine.

Music Blu-ray Review: Norah Jones - Live at Ronnie Scott's

Understated and thoroughly tasteful, this intimate concert makes a strong case for Norah Jones as a consummate pop-jazz performer.

DVD Review: Flower — starring Zoey Deutch

Thanks to great performances by everyone in the cast, 'Flower' manages to overcome its weak second half.

DVD and Album Reviews: Bang! The Bert Berns Story, Plus Music by John Scott Sherrill, John Wesley Harding

A new film chronicles the life of underappreciated music producer Bert Berns. Plus, an album by veteran country songwriter John Scott Sherrill and a covers collection by John Wesley Harding.

Blu-ray Review: Spinning Man

If you're skittish about direct-to-video titles, don't be when it comes to this thriller. Strong cast, thoughtful storytelling, and an unpredictable plot combine for a strong result.

Blu-ray Review: Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

Extraordinary documentary charts the life and career of the rock guitar legend, leaving no stone unturned.

Blu-ray Review: The Strangers: Prey at Night

Lean and mean slasher thriller cuts right to the chase, almost literally, and doesn't let up for 86 pulse-pounding minutes.

Blu-ray Review: Love, Simon

Likable, breezy "coming out" teen rom-com coasts on the agreeableness of its teen performers. There's not a whole lot to it though, truth be told.

Album Reviews: John Prine - The Broadcast Archive, Rory Block - A Woman's Soul: A Tribute to Bessie Smith, Plus More New Releases

A bargain-priced new collection offers four hours of John Prine concert material. Blues singer Rory Block pays tribute to Bessie Smith. Plus a new album by the innocence mission and an album of songs associated with bluegrass pioneer John Duffey.

DVD Review: DuckTales: Destination: Adventure!

The new 2017 'DuckTales' reboot, an update of the kids' classic from the '80s, continues to roll out on DVD with six episodes (and a couple vintage surprises too!).

Now on Blu-ray: Peter Pan - The Signature Collection Anniversary Edition
The 1953 beloved Disney animated classic is back in print - outfitted with some new bonus materials too. 100 Percent 'Fresh' on Rotten Tomatoes: Paddington 2 - On Blu-ray April 24, Own Early on Digital March 27
The sequel to the 2015 hit family film has been met with universal acclaim. If you missed it in theaters, here comes your chance to get caught up at home. Justice League Arrives On Blu-ray March 13
Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, and the DC Extended Universe gang arrive on a variety of physical home media formats on March 13. 'Justice League,' the fall 2017 blockbuster sequel to 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' is also currently available as a Digital HD download. The Who to Release Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall - October 13, 2017
The upcoming release boasts a complete performance of the entire 'Tommy' album, with a set of additional Who classics plus bonus features. Also available on CD and vinyl. Now on Blu-ray: Crashing: The Complete First Season
Pete Holmes created this funny HBO series about a struggling comedian. Holmes stars as a version of himself, and the new Blu-ray release includes one of his hour-long stand-up specials. Now on Blu-ray: Girls: The Complete Sixth Season - aka The Final Season
Lena Dunham's iconic HBO series winds up on a strong note with its sixth season, which is nominated for four Emmy Awards. Coming Soon: Jeff Beck - Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Legendary guitarist's 2016 concert featuring special guests including Steven Tyler and Buddy Guy will be available October 6, 2017 on multiple formats. Coming Soon: The Rolling Stones - From the Vault: Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015
The Stones acclaimed 'From the Vault' series rolls on with this 2015 concert, available in a variety of formats. Coming Soon: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - 35th Anniversary Gift Set
On September 12, 2017, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reissues Steven Spielberg's classic. New to Blu-ray: Veep: The Complete Fifth Season
Nominated for 16 Emmy's for its fifth season (and winner of three, including Outstanding Comedy Series), HBO's 'Veep' shows no signs of slowing. New to Blu-ray: Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season
Though it lost the big Emmy to HBO's other highly-acclaimed comedy series, this Mike Judge-co-created series is still a big winner. 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.

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