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Time for an assessment of the year in movies … so far

Sequels, cartoons, superheroes meet the new movies, same as the old movies.

Book review: 'The Cross Bearer' shares fictional story of biblical character

E. James Harrison brings the oft-forgotten story of Simon of Cyrene to life in his novel based on Jesus Christ's final days. Read more »

June 13, 2015

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Chris Hicks: The entire ‘Parks and Recreation’ sitcom is on DVD this week

The sitcom “Parks and Recreation” gets the complete-series box-set treatment this week on DVD. Read more »

June 12, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Mixed bag of movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

The hockey documentary “Red Army” leads a mixed bag of new movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Chris Hicks: How much PG-13 violence is too much for your pre-teen kids?

Violence is the name of the game for PG-13 films aimed at kids, but how much is too much? Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Things 'Jurassic Park' got wrong about dinosaurs

The most scientifically accurate portrayal of dinosaurs ever made when it was released in 1993, "Jurassic Park" has been left behind by recent discoveries in paleontology. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Universal taps big talent for Transformers think tank

Universal's plans for a cinematic universe based on the Transformers franchise are starting to come together as it signs a few interesting names who will help develop the Transformers movies of... Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Chris Hicks: ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ on home video this week

“Rizzoli & Isles” keeps on rolling through season five, and “Justified” comes to an end with Season 6, both newly released on home video this week. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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10 ways to celebrate National Doughnut Day

It's National Doughnut Day! To help you celebrate, we've gathered doughnut recipes and local shops for you to visit (and maybe get a free doughnut). Happy eating. Check out these 10 ways... Read more »

June 5, 2015

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Chris Hicks: ‘McFarland, USA’ leads movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week

Movies released on Blu-ray and DVD this week are led by “McFarland, USA,” an uplifting sports story starring Kevin Costner. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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Chris Hicks: The Cartwrights meet the Mormons in a new ‘Bonanza’ DVD

A two-part 1966 episode of “Bonanza” about Mormons being persecuted in a small Nevada town makes its DVD debut this week. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Vintage TV series dominate new DVD releases this week

A number of vintage television programs dominate new DVD releases this week, including complete-series sets of “The Saint” and “The Nanny.” Read more »

May 29, 2015

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Chris Hicks: John Wayne Westerns get a Blu-ray upgrade this week

A collection of five John Wayne Westerns is on Blu-ray this week, including two films making their high-def debuts. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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Chris Hicks: ‘Jaws’ and other vintage revivals return to theater screens in June

"Jaws" and several other vintage favorites make their way to the big screen for June revivals. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Clint Eastwood movies receive Blu-ray upgrades this week

Seven Clint Eastwood movies are in a Blu-ray box set released this week, and four of the films are making their hi-def debuts. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Fourth season of ‘Dr. Kildare’ leads TV shows new to DVD this week

Episodes with Walter Matthau, Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson highlight the fourth season of the 1960s medical drama “Dr. Kildare,” which is now on DVD. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Full-frame DVDs are being replaced by widescreen rereleases

A number of movies previously available only on full-frame DVDs are being replaced by widescreen rereleases. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ now on Blu-ray and DVD

“American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated true story of the deadliest sniper in military history, has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Wide array of vintage TV series on DVD this week

Don Rickles’ “CPO Sharkey” sitcom and “The Colbys” are on DVD for the first time, along with reissues of “Battlestar Galactica” and “The Wild Wild... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winner ‘Still Alice’ on Blu-ray, DVD

Julianne Moore won her well-deserved Oscar for “Still Alice,” a story of Alzheimer’s on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Bloopers shown under the end credits should not be a film’s highlight

The comedy “Hot Pursuit,” with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, is a failed comedy whose funniest moments come as bloopers under the end credits. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Frank Sinatra movies get Blu-ray upgrades this week

A collection of Frank Sinatra films on Blu-ray this week highlight a bevy of newly released vintage titles. Read more »

May 9, 2015

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Chris Hicks: The TV series ‘Parenthood’ comes to DVD this week

The comedy-drama TV series “Parenthood” is on DVD this week, along with several British programs. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Cursing in ‘Avengers 2’ and other shows kids watch is no joke

There’s a running gag in the “Avengers” sequel about profanity, and it’s pretty funny until it ends on an obvious and unfortunate note. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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