HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: 30 for 30 Volume 2 Complete Collection DVD Gift Set

I wouldn’t consider myself a sports fanatic by any means (well, our Detroit Lions have won two games in a row – one a historic game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field – so I’m more of a sports fanatic than I was two weeks ago!), but I love the ESPN series “30 for 30,” because it’s really all about the human element in sports. It’s the same reason I absolutely LOVE theatrical sports movies – the whole underdog theme, the struggle to make it to the top, the storyline coming down to that one “big game”… I always leave the theater determined to set amazing goals and just go for it. The idea for the “30 for 30” series began with columnist and founder Bill Simmons, who wanted feature filmmakers to recount the sports stories, people, and events in which they took a personal interest, however great or small ....more

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Under The Dome, Season 3 Blu-ray

I got hooked on “Under the Dome” over the summer, and the final episode aired on Sept. 10, 2015. The show really kept me on the edge of my seat throughout its run, which I’m sure is partly due to the fact that it’s based on a Stephen King novel and has a great cast, including Dean Norris from “Breaking Bad.” Thankfully, Season 3 of the CBS series is now on Blu-ray, and the network sent me a gorgeous blu-ray copy for review ....more

New Movies This Week: Creed, Good Dinosaur & More

New movies this week include a sweet dinosaur film, a British mobster flick, another “Rocky” sequel and more. Let’s take a look at the new movies in theaters. ...more

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

Has it really been 40 years since the time-warping, gender-bending cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” became a pop culture icon? Yes, it has. And yes, I’m officially old ....more

Michael Caine, Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel Discuss ‘Youth’ at BAFTA Screening

Paolo Sorrentino’s new movie, “Youth,” stars Michael Caine as retired composer Fred Ballinger, who is famous enough that the Queen’s emissary seeks him out at a spa in Switzerland to entreat him to conduct a special Command performance of his famous early compositions. “Youth” screened Thursday evening for Bafta members at the AMC Lincoln Square. The director and cast members Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel and Paul Dano materialized – they were actually brought out in the dark while the credits rolled – to participate in a 30 minute Q&A that turned out to be as lively and as much fun as you’d expect from such a starry cast ....more


For the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” fans on your holiday gift list, check out these two box sets recently released from Cinedigm: YU-GI-OH! 5DS: SEASON 1....more

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 3-Movie Gift Set DVD

Here’s a fun gift set for “My Little Pony” fans, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. And one reason I love “My Little Pony” is that it’s entertaining for grownups, too. You can’t say that about every kids’ title! ...more

RED CARPET PHOTOS: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara Star in 1950’s Lesbian Romance ‘Carol’

Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett on the “Carol” red carpet | Billy Farrell/BFA Photo Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara play women in love in 1950’s New York in the Todd Haynes film “Carol,” which opens, Friday, November 20. Kate won best actress honors at Cannes as Therese, a sales clerk who falls for Carol (Blanchett), a wealthy socialite who is older and more experienced, after they meet in the toy department where she works. At a special screening of “Carol” at the Museum of Modern Art Monday evening, Blanchett, who towered over Rooney, chatted with the press and posed for photographers along with fellow cast members Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler, along with director Todd Haynes and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy ....more

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: The Beginner’s Bible Special 4-Disc Collector’s Edition

I can’t think of a better way to introduce kids – or grownups! – to the Bible than with this 4-Disc Collector’s Set of “The Beginner’s Bible” from Time Life/Star Vista. Created for families to help share the most important lessons from the greatest stories ever told, THE BEGINNERS BIBLE COLLECTOR’S SET is a delightful and acclaimed way to introduce young kids to the Bible’s timeless stories of inspiration, courage and faith ....more

January 2015 Movie & DVD Preview – The 5th Wave, Kung Fu Panda & More

New movies this month include fresh installments of “Kung Fu Panda” and “The Nut Job,” as well as “Norm of the North,” “The Finest Hours” and more. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s new in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray this month. Note that release dates are subject to change ....more