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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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  • Don’t be afraid, it’s only Godzilla. Awful 1998 film gets Rifftrax Crew treatment

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:12 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor Godzilla, the 1998 version starring Matthew Broderick, was most certainly one of the worst big box office films of 1998, if not the entire decade. Now, you can relive its awfulness and then some, as RiffTrax will skewer this gargantuan dud starring the world’s most famous lizard. The RiffTrax crew,  Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, best known

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  • El Rey is newest offering on Bright House and getting retro TV in 2014

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor I can never have too many TV channels. In addition to HBO and Showtime (I had to drop Cinemax and The Movie Channel a while ago, the cable bill was just getting ridiculous), I also have Netflix and Amazon Prime for even more movie and TV series choices. But it is always exciting to find a new and unexpected option in

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  • Partly cloudy with a chance of frogs. Some real “Sharknado” events

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor So maybe it doesn’t rain cats and dogs and sharks, but it turns out Sharknado and Sharknado 2 aren’t quite as far-fetched at they appear to be. The folks at the AccuWeather Global Weather Center have gathered together a bunch of facts that show that weather isn’t just unpredictable — it can be downright strange. Sharks falling from the sky (and still eating people) is

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