Bentley's Bandstand: February 2016

Don't miss the latest music reviews by veteran journalist Bill Bentley. This month includes Sandy Carroll, Korey Dane, Dion, The I Don't Cares, Los Jazz Vatos, Sidestepper, and more!

Blu-ray Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - The Signature Collection

The original Disney animated classic is back on the home video market after being out of print nearly five years. But hold onto your previous Diamond Edition Blu-ray if you managed to snag one before the vault closed.

Blu-ray Review: Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

Political satire that falls rather limp, despite director David Gordon Green and star Sandra Bullock's best efforts.

Album Review: Sammy Walker - Brown Eyed Georgia Darlin'

Folk singer-songwriter Sammy Walker deserved to achieve success in the 1970s but didn't. Now he gets a second chance.

Blu-ray Review: Freeheld (2015)

Though heavy-handed, the true story of New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester is a powerful one. The Blu-ray also contains the Oscar-winning documentary from 2007.

Blu-ray Review: Bridge of Spies

Though nominated for Best Picture (and five additional Oscars), this is not one of Steven Spielberg's most accomplished moments. Fascinating Cold War history is rendered inert in this jumble of ideas.

Album Review: Carrie Rodriquez - Lola

Vocalist and violinist Carrie Rodriquez's latest CD may not be what you'd expect from the Tex-Mex genre, but it is mostly first-rate.

Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane Dead At 74

During the early years of rock and roll, just as the style of music was once again changing, Paul Kantner and his partners formed Jefferson Airplane. Their music helped to define the closeness of the young generation who had collectively formed a vision for the world.

Blu-ray Review: Grandma - Starring Lily Tomlin

More likable than lovable, the comedy-drama Grandma is a dual showcase for its leads: Lily Tomlin and Julia Garner.

Album Reviews: J.D. Souther - John David Souther, Black Rose and Home by Dawn

All three reissued albums feature new liner notes and bonus tracks, including demos and live recordings.

Video Game Review: Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set

Disney Infinity's interpretation of the latest Star Wars chapter lives up to its source.

Album Review: Dori Freeman - Dori Freeman

Dori Freeman's unaffected, heartfelt, and intimate vocals put this debut on the must-hear list.

Bentley's Bandstand: Reissues Round-Up

Music industry veteran Bill Bentley selects the very best reissues of 2015. There are no less than 25 reviews - from Lou Reed to James Booker, Danny Lile to the Muffs. Definitely something here for everyone!

TV News: You, Me and the Apocalypse Trailer and Previews

The end of the world is a laughing matter.

Blu-ray Review: Zoo: Season One

This hit summer 2015 series is fun but don't expect a lesson in biology.

Blu-ray Review: The Last Detail - Twilight Time Limited Edition

The 1973 classic was nominated for three Academy Awards and now comes to Blu-ray exclusively via Twilight Time.

Blu-ray Review: The Intern (2015)

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway shine in this lightly entertaining story of a senior citizen intern and the emotionally conflicted CEO of an online clothing business.

Blu-ray 3D Review: Everest (2015)

Astounding from a technical level, this film is based on the true disaster at Mount Everest that claimed eight lives in 1996.

Album Review: Paul Burch - Meridian Rising

Billed as "an imagined autobiography" of legendary 1920s singer-songwriter Jimmie Rodgers, this marvelous album tells Rodgers' colorful story in the first person and, like his music, draws on a wide variety of influences.

Black Mountain To (Finally!) Release New Album In April

There are a fair amount of bands that nod to the past era of music, many who would be just as popular as their influences had been if only they were around during the Golden Age of Rock and Roll. One such band is Black Mountain.

Now on DVD: Badge of Honor starring Mena Suvari
Martin Sheen co-stars in this brand new action/thriller directed by Agustin. Now on Blu-ray and DVD: Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season
Fans of the TNT sci-fi series have two opportunities to celebrate its conclusion: both the Complete Fifth Season and the Complete Series sets are available. Coming to Blu-ray March 1: Creed - Digital HD on February 16
The award-winning Rocky spin-off debuts on home video right around Oscar time. Sylvester Stallone is up for Best Supporting Actor, the second time he has been nominated for playing his iconic character. Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD: The Devil Wears Prada - 10th Anniversary Edition
The new anniversary edition is budget-priced, but doesn't add any new special features (though it does come with a Digital HD copy). The 33 - Digital HD on February 2, Blu-ray February 16
James Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips star in the true story of 33 miners trapped in a collapsed Chilean mine. Disney Classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Digital HD January 19, Blu-ray February 2
This release marks the first time the original Disney animated classic is available as a Digital HD download. Bridge of Spies - Directed by Steven Spielberg - On Blu-ray and Digital HD February 2
The acclaimed Cold War thriller arrives on home video supplemented with numerous special features. Now Available: JACO: Original Soundtrack
The soundtrack to Robert Trujillo's documentary film about the late bass great Jaco Pastorius includes some new material recorded specifically for the film. Holiday DVD Gift Alert: Mike "The Miz" Mizanin in Santa's Little Helper
WWE fans will want to spend a little holiday time with The Miz and Paige in this family-friendly Christmas comedy. Kickstarter Jazz Alert: The Chaz Lipp Groove Tripp Featuring Sanjaya Malakar
The album is recorded, but there's much work yet to be done. A TMR writer takes the crowdfunding route as a means to complete the music! Out Now on Blu-ray: The LEGO Movie: The Special Special Edition
The 2014 animated smash is back in a spiffy new two-disc edition loaded with new bonus features. Available exclusively at Target. On Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 17 - Digital HD on Oct. 27: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Guy Ritchie's comedic spy thriller, based on the hit '60s TV series, arrives on home video. On Blu-ray and DVD December 8 - Digital HD November 17: Marvel's Ant-Man
Marvel Studios other box office hit arrives on home video in time for the holiday season.

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