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DVD Review: ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Collector’s Edition’

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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts is as funny to watch today as it ever was, and no one seems to laugh louder than the butt of the jokes, the man or woman of the hour. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts – Complete Collection’

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Over a decade ago, the Comedy Central network began their attempts at recreating the spirit found in the old Dean Martin roasts of yesteryear. Please note how I said “attempts”. Frankly, they just didn’t seem to get it then – and I think they might still be struggling with the concept (I haven’t wasted my time with any of the ... Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Stranger’ (1946), ‘The Hitch-Hiker’ (1953) and ‘Night Tide’ (1961)

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Saddled with poor transfers no more are Orson Welles’s The Stranger, Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker and Curtis Harrington’s Night Tide. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘American Experience: War of the Worlds’

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The PBS American Experience documentary about Orson Welles' famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast gives a fascinating analysis of how the 1938 Halloween prank managed to panic a large number of Americans. Read More »

DVD Review: Monsieur Verdoux – The Criterion Collection

Accompanied by some fascinating extras, this controversial Charlie Chaplin classic just might gain new fans with this edition. Read More »

DVD Review: Bugs Bunny Superstar

A 1975 documentary featuring nine Looney Tunes shorts and Orson Welles narration. Read More »

Book Review: Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond by Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg remembers his childhood with actress mother Geraldine Fitzgerald, and making his mark on the world of theatre, television, and film. Read More »

Book Review: Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond by Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Luck and Circumstance is a memoir and mystery that will leave you wanting to know more about Michael Lindsay-Hogg's life. Read More »

DVD Review: Tomorrow Is Forever

Recommended just to see how the makeup crew predicted what Orson Welles would look like forty years later. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Citizen Kane – 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

One of the medium's most visually compelling films. Read More »