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The Hobbit is back again, one last time

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

                  By Peter Covino A&E Editor After liking The Lord of the Rings Trilogy so much, particularly its bravura conclusion, it isn’t surprising that J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel to all things Hobbit and Middle Earth would be a let down in The Hobbit. The Hobbit, the book, lacked the intrigue of the more complex and adult Lord of the Rings, but it went

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  • Library of Congress announces 2014 list of films to be preserved

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

                    By Peter Covino A&E Editor The Library of Congress has made its annual list of films that will be preserved, hopefully for as long as people are watching movies. The entire release follows, with descriptions of the selected films, which includes rather new classics such as Saving Private Ryan and The Big Lebowski, to the original musical version of State Fair (1933)

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  • Martin & Lewis reunited on DVD in two collections

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

        By Peter Covino A&E Editor It didn’t get any bigger in the 1950s than Martin and Lewis. Modern audiences  can’t grasp (and sometimes not even see the humor) of what is arguably the most famous comedy duo of all time. Even more amazingly, both went on to have legendary solo careers on TV and movies that went right on through the 1990s. Originally released by Paramount in two

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  • A bloody good time for fans. True Blood complete series on Blu-ray (and season seven too)

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor Need something special for the vampire lover in your home for Christmas? Just in time for holiday gift giving, True Blood The Complete Series has arrived on Blu-ray DVD. If you already have seasons 1 through 6, True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season also is available. One of HBO’s most popular series, True Blood ended its very successful run

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  • A bad Santa Claus film is coming to a theater near you Thursday night

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Usually it is bad boys and girls who get on Santa’s list, but this year, Santa has made it on the RiffTrax list. The RiffTrax guys, the same group who successfullly lampooned films on Mystery Science Theater, are back with a new target, Santa, in the 1959 Mexican fantasy film Santa Claus. This is another one of those cheap productions released

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  • Disney and TCM team up for programming and new look to Great Movie Ride at Disney Studios

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

                By Peter Covino A&E Editor Did you ever wish Turner Classic Movies and Walt Disney World and Studios would get together and do something special? Your wish has just come true. Disney and TCM has just announced a new strategic relationship that includes programming on the TCM cable network, as well at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Great Movie Ride.   The Great Movie Ride,

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  • Getting On has big rewards

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

     By Peter Covino A&E Editor I usually try and give every new HBO series at least an episode or two of viewing even with everything else going on, mostly afraid I am missing out on something good. Somehow I managed to miss all of Getting On, when the six-episode season one aired last November-December. Maybe it was just the subject matter: an overworked, overwhelmed staff working in the nursing facility

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