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January 2014

Articles From Chaz Lipp in January
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.

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