Blu-ray Review: The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Feather-light romantic drama based on self-help piffle. But it's not the worst way to pass an hour and a half, especially if you like Katie Holmes. Or if you read Rhonda Byrne's 2006 best-seller upon which it's based.

Music Reviews: Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Plus Johnny Iguana and Rich Krueger

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason comes out of retirement to deliver a live set of his old group’s early material. Also, Johnny Iguana and Rich Krueger.

Music Reviews: The Rolling Stones Reheat 'Goats Head Soup,' Plus New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers and Joey Molland

The Rolling Stones' 'Goats Head Soup' is back in a deluxe edition that includes an excellent 1973 concert.

DVD Review: Bad Education (2019)

As a showcase for Hugh Jackman's reliable acting skill, this 'Education' is a must-see. But the real-life story has much more depth to mine and ultimately the film adaptation comes up a bit short.

Music Reviews: An Anthology of Beatles Covers, Plus R.B. Morris, Rob Williams

A new three-CD anthology collects Beatles covers by British progressive and psychedelic bands. Plus, R.B. Morris and Rob Williams.

Music Reviews: A Deluxe Reissue of the Grateful Dead’s ‘Workingman’s Dead’ Plus Bonnie Whitmore & Sugar Ray

A 50th anniversary edition of the Grateful Dead's 'Workingman's Dead' includes a previously unreleased concert from 1971. Also, Bonnie Whitmore and Sugar Ray CDs.

Music Reviews: Little Richard Reissues, Plus Jim Kweskin and Dirk Powell

A pair of Little Richard reissues don’t measure up to his best work but do deliver a full dose of his high-energy, flamboyant personality. Also reviewed: jazz vocalizing from Jim Kweskin and Samoa Wilson and impressive folk from Dirk Powell.

Music Reviews: 1950s Pop/Rockers, Plus New Albums from Savoy Brown and Dan Penn

The Coed Records label served as home base for more than a few noteworthy pop and rock artists between 1958 and 1965. Much of their work has been rereleased on various labels over the years, but if you don’t already...

My Private Emails from the Trumps

The president and his family have been emailing me almost every day. They sound as if they know me, though they keep calling me by the wrong name.

Music Reviews: Willie Nile Tribute, Greg Copeland, Juni Ata, Colter Wall

Various Artists, Willie Nile Uncovered. Forty years after the release of his debut album, Willie Nile still isn’t widely known, and neither are some of the most impressive artists on this two-disc tribute album. That fact underscores how easily fine musicians can get lost...

Music Review: Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie - The Archive Collection

Chalk it up to another victory for Paul McCartney with this 13th entry in his long-running Archive Collection. This is one of his finest hours and it deserves this kind of extravagant package. Demos, outtakes, B-sides, video content, and extensive liner notes abound.

Music Reviews: Pretenders’ ‘Hate for Sale,’ Plus Sylvie Simmons, the Five Keys, and Nocona

The Pretenders return with an album that recalls their past glories. Plus, folk from Sylvie Simmons, doo-wop from the Five Keys, and psychedelia-tinged rock from Nocona.

DVD Review: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

While this 2018 AMC series is by no means comprehensive, it's an entertaining, casual exploration of key themes that run through many of the most popular and beloved sci-fi films of the last 40 or 50 years.

Music Reviews: Bryan Ferry Live, Plus John Fusco, Phil Ochs, Rick Berthod

A 46-year-old concert from Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry, plus previously unreleased tracks from the great Phil Ochs and blues rock from John Fusco and Rick Berthod.

Music Reviews: Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks’s ‘Orange Crate Art,’ Plus Jenny Reynolds, Jason Daniels Band, Easy Love

Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks's "Orange Crate Art" reappears in a 25th anniversary edition. Plus three more notable releases.

Music Reviews: The Explorers Club, Plus Julian Taylor, Al Hendrix, Mark Fredson

The Explorers pay tribute to late 60s/early 70s pop rock. Plus, Canada's Julian Taylor, rockabilly from Al Hendrix, and an addictive beach-party track from Mark Fredson.

Music Review: Bob Dylan's 'Rough and Rowdy Ways'

Think Bob Dylan's best work is behind him? His first new album of original material in eight years suggests otherwise.

Music Reviews: Jeb Loy Nichols’s Masterful ‘Season of Decline,’ Plus VickiKristinaBarcelona and Kristen Grainger

A gem from the little-known Jeb Loy Nichols, plus VickyKristinaBarcelona covers Tom Waits and Kristin Grainger offers an excellent folk/bluegrass blend.

Music Reviews: Iggy Pop’s ‘The Bowie Years,’ Plus John Craigie, Anthony Garcia, and Lee Gallagher

James Osterberg—who goes by the decidedly more hip-sounding name Iggy Pop—has twice made a distinctive mark on the music world. First, from 1969 through the early 1970s (when he was using the equally rock-ready moniker Iggy Stooge), he served as vocalist...

Music Reviews: John McCutcheon’s ‘Cabin Fever,’ Plus the Staples, LeRoux, the Wildmans, and Anthony Geraci

Folkie John McCutcheon delivers songs during a pandemic. Plus, reissues from the Staples and new music by Anthony Geraci, LeRoux, and the Wildmans

Blu-ray Review: The Kitchen (2019)
Not sure went wrong here. Oscar-nominated screenwriter making her directorial debut. Cult fave comic miniseries as source material. Three great stars - Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss - headlining. Blu-ray Review: 10 Minutes Gone
A heist thriller with two marquee names but not enough thrills. Bruce Willis is really a supporting player here to Michael Chiklis. Should've been more interesting. Holiday Gift Alert! Now on DVD: Barry: The Complete First Season
Double Emmy winner (for star/writer/director/creator Bill Hader and co-star Henry Winkler) this HBO Original Series is funny and quirky. Available Now on Blu-ray: Strike Back: The Complete Fifth Season
Ten episodes that look and sound great on HBO Home Entertainment's new three-disc Blu-ray set. 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.

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