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Keeping the heat on in season two, Chicago Fire on DVD, and Chicago PD DVD premiere

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

By Peter Covino A&E Editor Way back in the 1970s, Universal, with some help from Jack Webb’s productions, got rather innovative and created Emergency!, the first TV series that dealt with the relatively new world of the paramedic. When the show premiered in 1972, there were only about a dozen paramedic rescue units in the United States. By the early 1980s, nearly half of all Americans were within ten minutes

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  • Where did all the music videos go?

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you were part of the MTV gen­eration, you probably still remember that exhil­ara­tion of the early days of the music video, when MTV made a big deal celebrating the unveiling of a new video by Michael Jackson with everything but fireworks and the Goodyear blimp. Some 35 years later, you can hardly even find a music video on MTV. But the glory days of

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  • A very personal documentary about 9/11: Out of the Clear Blue Sky

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:01 am

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and there usually is no shortage of stories on TV recounting the events that have been etched in minds for more than a decade. But if you are looking for a fresh approach to the day of devastation and the weeks, months and years that followed, you need not look any further than Out

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  • Lots of drama on tap in this week’s DVDs

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm

          By Peter Covino A&E Editor It’s a  hodge­podge of DV­­Ds this week, with serious drama, hospital high jinx and Mickey Rooney up to his neck in Quicksand. We  better get to Mickey before he completely disappears in Quicksand (Film Chest Media), a film noir from 1950 that saw the mostly musical/comedy actor trying to break away from his image as a good guy, gone bad. Quicksand is

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  • Boardwalk Empire season four arrives on Blu-ray/DVD

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as those  now long-gone legends remains to

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  • He did seize the day — goodbye, Robin

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor/Film Critic Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as

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  • Blockbuster Divergent arrives on DVD.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Divergent is back. If you missed this spring blockbuster that amassed more than $250 million in its theatrical release worldwide, you can now take all the action and adventure home with you on DVD and Blu-ray. Divergent (Lionsgate/Summit) is similar in feel to The Hunger Games, another teen novel trilogy, that of course, also hit in big at the theater box

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