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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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1950s delinquents, a giant spider and a ‘HARM’-ful spy are mocked by the Mystery Science Theater’ crew in episodes making their DVD debut this week.
The cartoon movie for kids, “Home,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with Russell Crowe’s directing debut, “The Water Diviner.”
Among the vintage favorites being revived on theater screens during August are “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” “Grease Sing-A-Long,” “High Society” and “Airplane!̶...
A pair of artistic French films by Alain Resnais, who died last year at age 91, are on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, both featuring Fanny Ardant.
A short art film, a slew of documentaries and several cartoon shows arrive on DVD this week.
It’s surely a coincidence but an old black-and-white Western from the Golden Age of Hollywood that depicts Mormon pioneers is making its DVD debut just after Utah celebrates the pioneer trek to the Salt L...
The second season of Debbie Macomber’s “Cedar Cove” TV series is on DVD this week just in time for season three to start on the Hallmark cable channel.
Clean comedy has pretty much disappeared in 21st-century movies as ever more graphic, raunchy material has taken over.
Kevin James’ comedy sequel “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” is on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming sites this week, along with a few other new hit-and-miss movies.
A very good New Zealand police procedural and Dick Cavett’s enlightening PBS documentary about Vietnam lead this week’s DVD releases of television programs.