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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 Whistler” was a popular radio show that became an equally popular film series in the 1940s, and some of those movies are finally on home video for the first time.
New feature-length cartoons have Tom and Jerry teaming up with Jonny Quest, and Curious George heading to Africa.
Classic movies on local theater screens during July include “Double Indemnity” and “Field of Dreams,” among many others.
A Carole King tribute concert is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a new documentary by Wim Wenders.
A pair of classic animated films from the famed Japanese Studio Ghibli have earned Blu-ray upgrades from Disney Home Video.
Long before he played villains in the Star Wars prequels and the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, Christopher Lee was the baby-boomer generation’s Frankenstein, Mummy and Dracula.
The excellent but largely forgotten 1970s TV series “The Senator,” starring Hal Holbrook, makes its DVD debut this week.
Violence is the name of the game for PG-13 films aimed at kids, but how much is too much?
The sitcom “Parks and Recreation” gets the complete-series box-set treatment this week on DVD.
A new collection of films from 1939 brings four classic titles to Blu-ray for the first time.