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Chris Hicks
Chris Hicks writes a weekly entertainment column for the Deseret News. He is the paper's former film critic. Email: hicks@desnews.com

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The Hallmark Channel series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and the vintage Western “The Dakotas” have been released on DVD this week.
John Carpenter’s cult favorite “Escape From New York” has received a Blu-ray upgrade and a bevy of new bonus features, leading a passel of vintage movies released this week.
Vintage movies scheduled for local theaters over the next month include Dustin Hoffman as “Tootsie,” Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as “The Blues Brothers,” and two anti-Mormon movies from...
The family friendly musical drama “Life Inside Out” is on DVD this week, along with several other independent productions.
The final season of “Foyle’s War” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a wide range of other television programs.
New movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week are a very hit-and-miss mixed bag, and, unfortunately, most of them miss.
If the name Stan Freberg doesn’t mean anything to you, it’s time for a brief tutorial. The comic genius influenced comedy and advertising for several generations. He died last week at age 88.
Based on a novel about slavery, the applauded TV miniseries “The Book of Negroes” arrives on DVD this week, along with the cable series “Manhattan,” about scientists working on the Manha...
Eleven acclaimed documentaries on the Holocaust have been compiled for “The Simon Wiesenthal Collection,” which is new to DVD this week, as are a number of other vintage titles that are worth a look...
The term “film noir” is one of those phrases casually tossed off by film buffs that the casual movie watcher may not know.