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Final Hobbit, Unbroken arrive on DVD, Blu-ray

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor Christmas Day is always one of the busiest days at movie theaters, with as many as five blockbuster-type films debuting on the holiday. 2014 certainly was no exception with mega-hits like The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Disney’s Into the Woods (review coming soon, hopefully) and Unbroken all making their debuts. All three films made a ton of money at

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  • Breakfast Club on DVD and big screen at theaters nationwide, Rear Window too

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:48 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor You’ve got a date for breakfast. One of the best loved films of the 1980’s, The Breakfast Club, gets a rare big screen viewing next week, as well as a special 30th anniversary Blu-ray and DVD. The Breakfast Club and Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window, both will be on the big screen in Central Florida and across the USA in special presentations from

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  • Celebrate Patriots super year on Blu-ray; also new Tinkerbell sprinkles a bit of magic dust

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      By Peter Covino       A&E Editor Deflated footballs controversy aside, it was a great year for the New England Patriots. And all of those highlights, and a few lowlights as well, fill up the just released Super Bowl XLIX Champions: New England Patriots Blu-ray and DVD. Sure it’s a cliché, but if you are a Patriots football fan, this is a must have DVD. Super Bowl championships

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  • Oscar-winning Big Hero 6 arrives on Blu-ray; Patricia Clarkson makes Last Weekend quite watchable

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:29 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor What do you get when you mix a bunch of young scientists who can create their own superhero alter egos with Disney animation? You get the Oscar-winning film for Best Animated  Film for 2014. Big Hero 6 would seem to be an unlikely hit with its unknown stable of Marvel superheroes and a mostly unfamiliar cast of vocal talent. But Big Hero 6 works

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  • Olive Kitteridge is must see viewing; Star 80 also new on DVD

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:56 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor You just might say we are living in a second golden age of television. Almost everyone is producing quality programming, from AMC’s Breaking Bad to Netflix’ House of Cards, networks big and small have gotten into series and made-for-TV movies, an area that was once completely dominated by the likes of HBO and Showtime. With so many choices, how

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  • Redmayne will win Oscar, in theory, also reviewed, Alexander’s terrible day

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

                  By Peter Covino A&E Editor It looks as though Eddie Redmayne is probably the favorite now in the Oscar race over the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, even if that other Brit is more convincing. I saw The Imitation Game, also a Best Picture nominee several weeks ago, and found it considerably more satisfying than The Theory of Everything, another Best Picture nominee. It

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  • Some real American Graffiti. A 1,000 mile walk to save America’s drive-in theaters

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor Walking to New Jersey may not seem like a great idea, even in the springtime, but Rick Cohen is doing just that in the dead of winter. Cohen left Kissimmee about ten days ago, on a one-man mission to help save the American drive-in theater. The drive-in theater has been in decline for the past few decades, said Cohen, who owns and operates

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