Music Reviews: ‘Peter Stampfel’s 20th Century in 100 Songs,’ Plus Steve Goodman and Buddy Holly’s Crickets

Longtime folk-music eccentric Peter Stampfel delivers a song for every year from 1901 to 2000. Plus, previously unreleased Steve Goodman demos and star-studded readings of Buddy Holly classics.

Blu-ray Review: Judas and the Black Messiah

Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner of two (included Best Supporting Actor, Daniel Kaluuya of 'Get Out' fame). Nevermind that co-leads Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are both visibly too old for the real-life figures they're playing. With acting this strong, it's easily overlooked.

Music Reviews: Maria Muldaur, West of Texas, Alex Chilton, Mott the Hoople, and More

Possibly the best album of Muldaur's six-decade career and four more releases you should hear.

Music Reviews: ‘The Who Sell Out’ (Super Deluxe Ed.), Plus Maria Shiel and Abigail Dowd

A one-of-a-kind 1967 album reappears in an excellent five-CD edition. Also, two singer/songwriters who deserve a listen.

DVD Review: The Mortuary Collection

Several short horror stories tied together by a particularly twisted framing story, this 'Collection' is an oddball combo of whimsy, body horror, and old-school blood and guts.

Music Reviews: An ‘Ultimate’ Edition of John Lennon’s First Major Solo Album, Plus Al Stewart’s ‘Year of the Cat’

A new box set expands the ex-Beatle's first solo album to include six CDs, two Blu-rays, and a book. Also: a British folk/rock gem is remastered.

Music Reviews: Three Stops at the Doo-wop Shop, Plus Maia Sharp and Ted Russell Kamp

Three collections feature groups that helped bridge the gap from 1940s R&B to early rock. Plus, two noteworthy new albums.

Music Reviews: Allman Brothers Live, Plus California Music, Drew Weaver, and Bob Bradshaw

A previously unreleased concert featuring Duane Allman, plus a partial Beach Boys reunion, and two more new releases.

Blu-ray Review: Wonder Woman 1984

Less superhero and more super-silly, director Patty Jenkins (who once had the gall to suggest her first 'Wonder Woman' feature was an "art film") has crafted a monument to inconsequentiality with this overstuffed DC Comics sequel.

DVD Review: The Reckoning - (2020)

Charlotte Kirk is the star and coscreenwriter of this gritty historical horror-drama, directed by Neil Marshall. This witchhunt-driven story is set in Great Plague-era England.

4K UltraHD Blu-ray Review: Godzilla - (2014)

As Warner Bros.'s uneven MonsterVerse rolls out the new 'Gozilla vs. Kong,' the one that kicked it off in 2014 gets an impressive audio/visual upgrade.

Music Reviews: The Beat Farmers, James Holvay, Will Porter, and Mary Karlzen

Reissued gems from two acts plus new music from two artists who haven't been heard from in many years.

Blu-ray Review: Breaking News in Yuba County

A bunch of stars populate this new comedy, led by the always-reliable Allison Janney. But Warner Brothers has ultimately dropped a real turkey with this misguided suburban crime caper.

Music Reviews & More: Hope Dunbar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wild & Blue, the Dinallos, and Allen Ginsberg

Noteworthy new music from three acts, plus a 1976 Lynyrd Skynyrd concert and Allen Ginsberg's first recorded reading of "Howl."

DVD Review: Don't Tell a Soul

An effective dramatic turn by Rainn Wilson highlights this tense, twisty psychological thriller. This received a limited theatrical run in 2020 and it now deserves to find a much larger audience on home video.

Blu-ray Review: Major League Baseball Presents 2020 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers

Right in time to coincide with spring training and the impending 2021 MLB season, Shout Factory unleashes the complete, six-game 2020 World Series. Dave Roberts and his Dodgers finally won the biggie, after winning NL Pennants in '17 and...

Music Reviews: Six Little-known Artists You Ought to Hear

Here’s a quick look at half a dozen new EPs and full-length albums from artists you might not have heard of.

DVD Review: Cheer! Rally! Kill! - 5-Film Collection

Cheerleaders mix with murder, prostitution, stolen identities, creepy boyfriends, and more in this collection, which includes: Undercover Cheerleader, The Cheerleader Escort, The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders, The Wrong Cheerleader, Identity Theft of a Cheerleader.

Music Reviews: New Treasures from Bob Dylan’s Vaults, Plus More Notable Releases

A three-CD set offers fascinating previously unreleased material from Dylan's 1970 sessions. Also reviewed: New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers, Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno, and 3 Pairs of Boots.

Blu-ray Review: Vanguard - (2020)

It is hard to follow the plot, but this Jackie Chan actioner has enough fun moments to make it effective as a "background" movie. In other words, put it on while you're working on other things and just want something buzzing away in the background.

Announcement: Words on Bathroom Walls Due on Home Video November 17
"If you can't trust your mind, trust your heart," as the teen romance story arrives on Digital on November 10 and Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand a week later. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. Blu-ray Review: The Kitchen (2019)
Not sure went wrong here. Oscar-nominated screenwriter making her directorial debut. Cult fave comic miniseries as source material. Three great stars - Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss - headlining. Blu-ray Review: 10 Minutes Gone
A heist thriller with two marquee names but not enough thrills. Bruce Willis is really a supporting player here to Michael Chiklis. Should've been more interesting. Holiday Gift Alert! Now on DVD: Barry: The Complete First Season
Double Emmy winner (for star/writer/director/creator Bill Hader and co-star Henry Winkler) this HBO Original Series is funny and quirky. Available Now on Blu-ray: Strike Back: The Complete Fifth Season
Ten episodes that look and sound great on HBO Home Entertainment's new three-disc Blu-ray set. Now on Blu-ray: Peter Pan - The Signature Collection Anniversary Edition
The 1953 beloved Disney animated classic is back in print - outfitted with some new bonus materials too. 100 Percent 'Fresh' on Rotten Tomatoes: Paddington 2 - On Blu-ray April 24, Own Early on Digital March 27
The sequel to the 2015 hit family film has been met with universal acclaim. If you missed it in theaters, here comes your chance to get caught up at home. Justice League Arrives On Blu-ray March 13
Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, and the DC Extended Universe gang arrive on a variety of physical home media formats on March 13. 'Justice League,' the fall 2017 blockbuster sequel to 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' is also currently available as a Digital HD download. The Who to Release Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall - October 13, 2017
The upcoming release boasts a complete performance of the entire 'Tommy' album, with a set of additional Who classics plus bonus features. Also available on CD and vinyl. Now on Blu-ray: Crashing: The Complete First Season
Pete Holmes created this funny HBO series about a struggling comedian. Holmes stars as a version of himself, and the new Blu-ray release includes one of his hour-long stand-up specials. Now on Blu-ray: Girls: The Complete Sixth Season - aka The Final Season
Lena Dunham's iconic HBO series winds up on a strong note with its sixth season, which is nominated for four Emmy Awards. Coming Soon: Jeff Beck - Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Legendary guitarist's 2016 concert featuring special guests including Steven Tyler and Buddy Guy will be available October 6, 2017 on multiple formats. Coming Soon: The Rolling Stones - From the Vault: Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015
The Stones acclaimed 'From the Vault' series rolls on with this 2015 concert, available in a variety of formats.

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