Blu-ray Review: Manchester By the Sea

Made by men, about men this emotional soaper might've benefited from a more gender-balanced approach. Still, the acting is uniformly excellent.

Blu-ray Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Nominated for six Academy Awards, director Mel Gibson's World War II epic tells the incredible true story of Medal of Honor recipient and conscientious objector Desmond Doss.

Blu-ray Review: Bad Santa 2

Willie Soke is back after 13 years and not much has changed. Except that this time he's working with his mom (played with gleeful abandon by Kathy Bates).

Album Reviews: The Creation - Action Painting, and More

Could a little-known British band have become as big as the Who or the Kinks? Maybe. Also reviewed: Carol Noonan, Chicago, and Lowland Hum.

Blu-ray Review: Trolls

'Trolls' is so light it'll float right out of most older viewers' memories as soon as it ends. But kids will love the colorful animation, and the soundtrack is pretty cool too.

DVD Review: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Complete Series

Since there is very little hope for a Blu-ray upgrade in the foreseeable future (if ever), this reissue of all seven seasons of 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' in one big box is the best way for Trekkers to acquire the series.

DVD Review: Burn Country

An Afghan reporter in California, a murder, a suspicious "tickle monster" portrayed by James Franco, a free spirit in an open relationship with an older man... Many plot threads, but no focus.

Bentley's Bandstand: February 2017

Ten new releases are reviewed by music industry veteran Bill Bentley, including great work by Shinyribs, Delbert McClinton, Silas Lowe, Jimmer, Ruthie Foster, Bash & Pop, a new book about Iggy Pop and the Stooges, and more!

Album Reviews: The Grateful Dead - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, and More

An expanded edition of the Grateful Dead's eponymous debut delivers vibrant music that conjures up an era. Also: new releases by Bill Scorzari, Billy T Band, and Lawrence Morrill Glass.

DVD Review: Two Lovers and a Bear

Arctic tundra. An emotionally-troubled couple. A talking polar bear. Writer-director Kim Nguyen crafts an unusual vision in this indie drama.

Blu-ray Review: The Take (2016) - aka Bastille Day

A troubled release history doesn't take away the simple pleasures of this fast-paced, Idris Elba-starring thriller.

Blu-ray Review: Masterminds (2016)

The true story of the 1997 Loomis Fargo bank robbery is a fascinating one, but the comedy film based on it is only intermittently funny (despite a strong cast).

Album Reviews: Chip Taylor - A Song I Can Live With, and More

Chip Taylor's mesmerizing latest release offers more proof that he deserves to be considered a national treasure, right up there with folks like John Prine, Jesse Winchester, Greg Brown, and Steve Goodman.

Blu-ray Review: Queen of Katwe

An uncommonly nuanced biopic about a very young Ugandan chess champion. It's subtle enough to require a certain amount of patience, but well worth the time.

Blu-ray Review: The 9th Life of Louis Drax

The title is a mouthful, but the movie is a visual feast from director Alexandre Aje. An intriguing and enjoyable blend of whimsy, surrealism, and psychological thriller.

DVD Review: The Handmaiden

A twisting, suspenseful thriller out of South Korea. Every time it threatens to collapse under it's own cleverness, another left-field plot turn drives it forward.

Blu-ray Review: Life On the Line (2016)

Part soap opera, part disaster film, John Travolta's latest is a big fizzle.

Blu-ray Review: Pinocchio (1940) - The Signature Collection

Academy Award-winning 'Pinocchio' is pulled out of the Disney Vault for another go-round on Blu-ray. Also, its very first time in the Digital HD format.

Blu-ray Review: The Light Between Oceans

Visually gorgeous, this dour romantic drama about a married couple having difficulty starting a family focuses on the wrong things.

Blu-ray Review: Stardust Memories - Twilight Time Limited Edition

Not among Woody Allen's most popular films at the time of its original release, this one has aged exceptionally well.

Now On Blu-ray: From Dusk Till Dawn: Season Three
Entertainment One has issued a loaded up this three-disc set with an assortment of extras sure to please the vampire show's fan base. All ten episodes are included. Now on Blu-ray: Girls: The Complete Fifth Season
Get caught up with HBO's acclaimed 'Girls' in time for the February 12 premiere of the series' sixth and final season. Disney's The BFG - On Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere
Steven Spielberg's first-ever Disney production will include lots of bonus content, including a tribute to late screenwriter Melissa Mathison. Due October 4 on Blu-ray: Prince Movie Collection - Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, Graffiti Bridge
Prince three narrative theatrical films arrive newly remastered on Blu-ray. This is the Blu-ray debut of Under the Cherry Moon and Graffiti Bridge. Now on DVD: Netflix Series Grace and Frankie - Season One
Audio commentaries, a gag reel, and a featurette are among the bonus features exclusive to this Season One DVD of the Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated series. Now on Blu-ray: Misconduct
The main reasons to give this stilted courtroom drama a look are the supporting performances by Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins. Paramount Announces Immense Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie BD Boxset
The new set will include the Director's Cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the Animated Series remastered in HD for the first time. Now on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD: Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
Fast on the heels of the near-universal acclaim that greeted Inside Out, Pixar is back with a decidedly more minor tale. Now on Blu-ray: Strike Back: Cinemax Season 4
The popular Cinemax action series ends here with another excellent Blu-ray release from HBO Home Entertainment. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - On Digital HD April 1, Blu-ray and DVD April 5
The movie phenomenon of 2015 is poised to become the home video phenomenon of 2016. New Limited Edition Blu-rays at Twilight Time: February Releases
All Twilight Time titles are limited editions, but each of these - The Big Heat, Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Hawaiians, Cowboy, Support Your Local Sheriff, The Doll of Satan - are currently available. The Revenant - Winner of Three Academy Awards - On Digital HD March 22, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & DVD April 19
Though it didn't end up winning Best Picture, it did earn Alejandro Iñárritu his second consecutive Best Director Oscar. And Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar. Digital HD Alert: Oscar-Nominated Brooklyn - Now Available; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - March 8
An Oscar nominee for Best Picture and a mega-blockbuster sci-fi epic arrive on Digital HD in advance of their respective physical releases.

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