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Covering Music, Movies, Interviews
Friday Mar 7, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Highly derivative but effectively-paced, this sci-fi horror flick is atmospheric and boasts convincing visual effects.
Friday Mar 7, 2014 10:00 AM ET
The March 17 gala fundraiser will feature performances by many metal greats, plus preview the brand new Dio tribute album, This Is Your Life.
Wednesday Mar 5, 2014 20:00 AM ET
Woody Allen got a chance to flex his acting muscles in a movie he didn't write or direct in 1976 with this seriocomic look at the Hollywood blacklist directed by Martin Ritt.
Monday Mar 3, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Directed by Roman Polanski, this 1979 film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Adapted from the 1891 novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
Saturday Mar 1, 2014 50:00 PM ET
Given that the 1980s were such an artistically fertile period for Woody Allen, how is it that this misfire has wound up so acclaimed?
Thursday Feb 27, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Two lucky winners will receive this new Penelope Cruz drama, courtesy of eOne Home Video. Enter by March 14.
Thursday Feb 27, 2014 25:00 AM ET
A variety of formats allows fans to choose The Hobbit edition that suits them best, with a Blu-ray 3D Limited Collector's Edition for the most dedicated.
Friday Feb 21, 2014 35:00 AM ET
A thrilling display of equestrian and acrobatic arts, augmented by captivating music and high-tech presentation, the show is in the Seattle area for four weeks before moving on.
Thursday Feb 20, 2014 10:00 AM ET
The tension in the story and nuances in the performances survive the transition from the big screen to the home theater system. A rock solid A/V presentation helps to make this release essential.
Sunday Feb 16, 2014 30:00 PM ET
Sordid, seedy, and sickening, this visually arresting but utterly outré Shakespeare adaptation was Broadway director Julie Taymor's debut film.
Saturday Feb 15, 2014 55:00 PM ET
They're the classic Scooby-Doo characters you know and love, only puppets instead of cartoons. This one is aimed at the youngest Scooby fans.
Friday Feb 14, 2014 55:00 AM ET
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up for this prison break film that boasts an impressive supporting cast, including Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Sam Neill, and Vincent D'Onofrio.
Tuesday Feb 11, 2014 25:00 AM ET
Courtesy of eOne, three will win Diana on DVD, the new biopic starring Naomi Watts as Princess Diana. Enter by February 25.
Monday Feb 10, 2014 25:00 PM ET
Mix a little bit of Indiana Jones with a touch of Harry Potter, add a dash of Alex Rider, and you wind up with this Mariah Mundi adaptation.
Monday Feb 10, 2014 10:00 PM ET
A brand-new, Cinderella-inspired addition to Disney Junior's Micky Mouse Clubhouse series. There's even a bonus "popup castle playset" included with the package.
Sunday Feb 9, 2014 10:00 PM ET
The 19th film in the Disney Animated Classics series was also the last to feature the direct input of Walt himself. The tale still has charm and holds up well in high definition.
Friday Feb 7, 2014 45:00 PM ET
A mildly entertaining mishmash of ideas and genres, this animated time-passer boasts a few clever gags as turkeys try to remove themselves from Thanksgiving dinner.
Wednesday Feb 5, 2014 20:00 PM ET
A 1964 war epic set in Southern Africa, 1879. Michael Caine is featured in his first significant role, sharing center stage with Stanley Baker.
Tuesday Feb 4, 2014 00:00 AM ET
A mature, thoughtful teen movie that transcends the usual teen movie cliches. Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley deliver top-notch performances.
Monday Feb 3, 2014 00:00 PM ET
Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this is an inspiring, true-life story about a man driven to live, and help others live, despite his debilitating illness.
Sunday Feb 2, 2014 10:00 PM ET
Not the original Capitol Records (and in the case of A Hard Day's Night, United Artists) albums, but a reasonable approximation.
Wednesday Jan 29, 2014 20:00 PM ET
This early exercise in three dimensions has a lot of fun, gimmicky shots of birds and punches aimed directly at the viewer. The plot is perfunctory pulp.
Sunday Jan 26, 2014 15:00 AM ET
Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier square off as General Charles Gordon and Muhammad Ahmad, respectively, in 1880s Sudan. Though far from perfect, it's an ambitious epic.
Friday Jan 24, 2014 30:00 PM ET
This would-be thriller just doesn't dig deep enough into the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks to be as effective as it should've been.
Thursday Jan 23, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Clocking in at four hours, backed with nearly as much supplemental material, this terrific documentary is an exhaustive look at the iconic saga of Freddy Krueger.
Thursday Jan 23, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Too serious for its own good, this dark and moody horror film has nonetheless won many fans and appreciators.
Tuesday Jan 21, 2014 10:00 PM ET
A football-themed special from 1977 and a trio of episodes from the mid-'80s Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show on a budget-priced DVD.
Monday Jan 20, 2014 10:00 AM ET
This entertaining sequel restores the fun and thrills of Pitch Black, anchored by strong performances by Vin Diesel and Katee Sackoff.
Friday Jan 17, 2014 25:00 AM ET
Enter for a chance to win this fast-paced thriller, based on the true events surrounding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange - memorably portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Thursday Jan 16, 2014 35:00 PM ET
The one and only adaptation of author George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series, this 1975 comedy stars Malcolm McDowell and was directed by Richard Lester.
Thursday Jan 16, 2014 30:00 PM ET
A variety of vintage TV appearances and music videos, this program boasts picture-in-picture commentary, a documentary, and a strange Ford training film from 1966.
Thursday Jan 16, 2014 45:00 AM ET
Michael Mann's big-screen debut looks and sounds better than ever thanks to Criterion's beautiful restoration.
Wednesday Jan 15, 2014 40:00 PM ET
This massive set includes 13 albums that reflect what American fans were sold long before the U.K. versions became standard.
Tuesday Jan 14, 2014 40:00 PM ET
Everything but the kitchen sink gets thrown into this one, as far as stop-motion effects go. Late in his career, Ray Harryhausen remained iin top form. His creatures show more personality than the actors.
Monday Jan 13, 2014 35:00 PM ET
The beautiful Caroline Munro almost steals the show from Ray Harryhausen and his stop-motion visual effects in this 1973 fantasy adventure.
Sunday Jan 12, 2014 50:00 PM ET
While not entirely necessary, given the enduring quality and popularity of the 1976 original, this remake is relatively well made when taken on its own terms.
Sunday Jan 12, 2014 25:00 PM ET
The 1987 Blake Edwards romantic comedy holds up as a funny piece of entertaining fluff. Supporting roles by John Larroquette and Phil Hartman add to the fun.
Thursday Jan 9, 2014 35:00 PM ET
Two discs of Scooby, Shaggy, and the gang - some of which are seeing their first-ever DVD release.
Thursday Jan 9, 2014 15:00 PM ET
Ben Affleck plays internet gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Justin Timberlake is Ritchie, his new apprentice. Is Ivan only taking advantage of Ritchie? The answer could've been more compelling.
Wednesday Jan 8, 2014 05:00 PM ET
Two forgotten fright flicks get high definition upgrades for the first time. Klaus Kinski is a demented apartment manager and Paul Clemens is teen going through uncomfortable changes.
Tuesday Jan 7, 2014 25:00 AM ET
A page-turner of a biography, we're dazzled by the drive and talent that led to Pryor's ascendance to superstardom, then saddened and horrified by the painful fall.
Monday Jan 6, 2014 30:00 PM ET
The season-length Xindi story arc keeps the third season of this underrated Trek show intense and compelling. Great new special features shed light on the writing.
Thursday Jan 2, 2014 15:00 PM ET
We've partnered with Entertainment One to offer the chance to win this four-DVD set of the Syfy Channel hit series! Three will win - enter by January 17.
Tuesday Dec 31, 2013 25:00 AM ET
A low-key drama with excellent performances, particularly by Michael Caine and Clémence Poésy, focusing on a blossoming friendship between a widower and a young woman.
Sunday Dec 29, 2013 20:00 PM ET
A deaf artist is haunted by the spirit of a murdered young woman. She aims to solve the mystery of her death while avoiding the psychotic killer, "Geppetto."
Monday Dec 23, 2013 40:00 AM ET
Seasons three and four of The Adventures of Superboy, from the early '90s, and the complete 11-episode run of Space Stars are now available.
Friday Dec 20, 2013 50:00 PM ET
Aside from a few very big laughs courtesy of Robert De Niro, director Luc Besson's latest is an uneven action-comedy. And poor Tommy Lee Jones has little to do.
Friday Dec 20, 2013 35:00 AM ET
"Bad to the Bone," "Move It On Over," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," and more from the venerable blues rock band.
Thursday Dec 19, 2013 40:00 AM ET
A well-produced guide to the world of Tony Stark, as depicted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man 1-3 to the Avengers.
Wednesday Dec 18, 2013 20:00 AM ET
The original mono mixes of 'Round About Midnight, Miles Ahead, Milestones, Jazz Track, Porgy and Bess, Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, and Miles and Monk at Newport.
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