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Blu-ray Review: ‘Saving Santa’

Neville Baddington plots and schemes to please his momma

A fun British-made animated tale featuring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) as a little elf with a big dream. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Snow Queen’

The Snow Queen's palace

The Snow Queen should be perfect viewing for a cold winter's night, with Gerda's girl-power quest and lovely soprano voice taking viewers on a fanciful adventure. Read More »

Book Review: ‘George Cukor: A Double Life’ by Patrick McGilligan

With Marilyn Monroe on the set of Something's Got to Give

A reissued biography of the famed Hollywood director meticulously covers his lavish life while stinting a bit on the films. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around’

Team Monster: Dr. Cockroach, Ginormica, The Missing Link, and B.O.B.

It's impossible not to smile while watching Team Monster's escapades, all aimed squarely at the younger set. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Lady Vanishes’ (2013)

Iris and Max (Tom Hughes) search the train

Although certainly stylish in its use of locations, detailed and opulent-looking sets, and period-accurate costumes, this new version, cannot equal the breakneck pace and forward momentum of Hitchcock's original. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness – The Scorpion Sting’


Fans should have a great time watching Po and company "Skadoosh!" their way through these humorous and visually compelling episodes. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 7 & 8′

Louise Leidner (Barbara Barnes) confesses her fears to Poirot and Hastings (Hugh Fraser) at her husband's dig in Mesopotamia.

David Suchet is as excellent as always as Hercule Poirot, the world's most brilliant and fastidious detective. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Lost and Found’


Kids and adults alike will be enchanted by Lost and Found. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Sinbad: Season One’

Lord Akbari

The series ran for one season, but there is still a lot to enjoy. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Tales of the City: 20th Anniversary Edition’

Mouse and Mary Ann have certainly seen Vertigo — have you?

it is fun to walk down Barbary Lane once again, and see all the familiar faces who turn up, including Billy Campbell, Parker Posey, Nina Foch, Paul Bartel, Meagen Fay, Bob Mackie, Ian McKellen, Janeane Garofolo, and many more. Read More »