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October 2015


Articles From Chaz Lipp in October
Friday Oct 30, 2015 05:00 AM ET
The new Vacation is intermittently funny, but it won't erase anyone's fond memories of the original series. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo appear briefly, but the cameo is wasted.
Friday Oct 30, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The music sizzles, the backstage interviews fizzle. Get this one to see a true rock star in top form, but beware the between-song material isn't very revealing.
Thursday Oct 29, 2015 20:00 PM ET
This 1970 genre mash-up features Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing. And a lot of general oddness.
Wednesday Oct 28, 2015 10:00 PM ET
Max starts off being one thing, then takes a sharp turn into something else entirely. And not for the better.
Tuesday Oct 27, 2015 30:00 PM ET
The direct-to-video sequel to 2008's The Haunting of Molly Hartley. This stars Devon Sawa as a disgraced priest and Sarah Lind as the possessed.
Tuesday Oct 27, 2015 40:00 AM ET
It's bloody and funny and now it's available for the first time domestically on Blu-ray via this limited edition of 5,000.
Monday Oct 26, 2015 30:00 AM ET
It's a hard-boiled, pulpy, macho battle of wills on the railroad with uncompromising conductor Ernest Borgnine and defiant hobo Lee Marvin.
Monday Oct 26, 2015 30:00 AM ET
A parchment-dry spoof of '50s-era alien invasion sci-fi flicks, this 1983 cult favorite stars Paul Le Mat and Nancy Allen.
Monday Oct 26, 2015 20:00 AM ET
Guy Ritchie's comedic spy thriller, based on the hit '60s TV series, arrives on home video.
Friday Oct 23, 2015 50:00 AM ET
Three people (two guys and a girl) try to get along in a post-apocalyptic wilderness. It's not as interesting as it sounds.
Friday Oct 23, 2015 20:00 AM ET
Based on the novel by the author of The Fault in Our Stars, there are nice moments here but not enough weight.
Wednesday Oct 21, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The title of this concert video/live album combo pretty much says it all: Aerosmith played England's Donington Park in 2014 and they most definitely rocked it.
Tuesday Oct 20, 2015 25:00 AM ET
Marvel Studios other box office hit arrives on home video in time for the holiday season.
Tuesday Oct 20, 2015 30:00 AM ET
Two popular classic arrive on Blu-ray in bare-bones editions; at least the high definition transfers and lossless surround mixes provide notable upgrades.
Tuesday Oct 20, 2015 50:00 AM ET
A sub-M. Night thriller about a family living underground in a post-apocalyptic world. Except they forgot to put in the thrills.
Monday Oct 19, 2015 55:00 AM ET
A new transfer (but no new special features) makes this new edition attractive for fans of director Tim Burton.
Monday Oct 19, 2015 25:00 AM ET
Performed in an intimate "black box" theater in New York City at the end of a 150-date world tour, this concert offers two hours of jazz perfection.
Monday Oct 19, 2015 25:00 AM ET
The historic first-ever stop in Japan for the Stones, this 1990 concert also features bassist Bill Wyman on his last tour with the band.
Friday Oct 16, 2015 25:00 AM ET
Two adaptations of James Patterson novels, both starring Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross, arrive on Blu-ray.
Friday Oct 16, 2015 30:00 AM ET
It's back. Only five years after the 35th anniversary edition, we now have a 40th anniversary edition of the ultimate cult classic.
Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 35:00 PM ET
Who would've thought this 1983 Charles Bronson-starring crime thriller would wind up on Blu-ray, let alone looking as good as it does?
Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 00:00 AM ET
An uninspired entry in the "found footage" horror subgenre. The new plural boasts an interesting feature: an alternate, pre-release cut of the entire movie.
Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 20:00 AM ET
A mega-quake devastates California in this standard-issue disaster flick. Good special effects, so-so everything else.
Tuesday Oct 13, 2015 30:00 PM ET
Way better than its reputation as a summer flop, this sci-fi action adventure is well worth seeing. It got lost among the reboots and sequels of the summer, but deserves to find an audience.
Tuesday Oct 13, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The long-awaited hit finally arrives on Blu-ray with a great transfer, lossless 7.1 surround mix, and new extras including outtakes from Robin Williams' voice-over sessions.
Monday Oct 12, 2015 50:00 AM ET
This British comedy stars Doctor Who's David Tennant and Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike in a surprisingly serious comedy.
Friday Oct 9, 2015 50:00 AM ET
The film noir classic comes to Blu-ray with a brand new transfer, offering both the director-preferred U.S. cut and the longer U.K. cut.
Thursday Oct 8, 2015 25:00 AM ET
A documentary and concert film about the band Taste and its leader, the late, great blues rock guitarist Rory Gallagher.
Wednesday Oct 7, 2015 40:00 AM ET
Not to be confused with the other Angel from the early '80s, this is acclaimed director Neil Jordan's directorial debut.
Wednesday Oct 7, 2015 25:00 AM ET
Al Pacino delivers a deeply-felt performance in this quirk-filled character study.
Tuesday Oct 6, 2015 40:00 AM ET
This unnecessary sequel puts Magic Mike and his team of "male entertainers" back together (minus Dallas) for another romp.
Monday Oct 5, 2015 20:00 AM ET
A great value for ELO fans - not only does this include the 2014 Hyde Park concert, it also has the feature-length documentary Mr. Blue Sky.
Monday Oct 5, 2015 05:00 AM ET
Bland familiarity trumps attempted thrills in this pale remake of the Steven Spielberg-produced '80s favorite.
Friday Oct 2, 2015 55:00 PM ET
The worldwide box office blockbuster arrives on home video, check out some clips from the bonus featurettes.
Friday Oct 2, 2015 45:00 AM ET
A very professional, though somewhat passionless, 1982 concert in support of their then-current album, It's Hard.
Friday Oct 2, 2015 00:00 AM ET
Two feature-length adaptations of the Ernest Hemingway short story (plus a short film version to boot) are presented in remastered form.

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