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March 2014
Thursday, 03 April 2014 13:20

An Honor To Be Nominated: Jaws

If it can be difficult to remember who won the Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s downright mind-bending trying to remember everything else it was up against. In An Honor To Be Nominated, I’ll be taking a look back at some of the movies the Oscar didn’t go to and trying to determine if they were robbed, if the Academy got it right, or if they should ever have been nominated in the first place.  [Read on here…]

The big news today is that Amazon has announced that it’s getting into the set-top box business, with their own streaming content device that’s designed to be hooked up to your TV and compete with Apple TV, Roku and Microsoft’s Xbox. The Amazon FireTV sells for just $99, and includes access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Pandora Radio, Showtime Anytime and more. It also offers voice search, a quad-core processor, a dedicated GPU, 2 GB of memory, dual-band Wi-Fi, and of course it’s 1080p HD compatible with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. And you can download and play select games. More on all that here. And here’s what the device looks like (click on the image to visit Amazon’s announcement page)... [Read on here...]

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A very merry “Fool’s Day” to you all! Hope you’re enjoying the usual hilarity. We’ve only got real news for you here this afternoon, so let’s get right to it.

First though, our own Todd Doogan has turned in a newly-revised installment of his weekly Doogan’s Queue column running down his picks for the best of the new Blu-ray and DVD titles available in stores TODAY. It’s a good read, so do check it out.

Also today, the good Dr. Jahnke has his latest installment of Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD for you covering the latest in small-batch, “hand-crafted,” aged-in-oak Manufactured on Demand titles from the likes of the Warner Archive, 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives and the Sony Pictures Choice Collection. Do partake liberally. [Read on here...]

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 13:29

Burnt Offerings For April 1, 2014

It’s a bit of a slow week for Warner Archive but the next waves of Sony and Fox titles are here to pick up the slack, ready to be manufactured upon your demand.

Visit the Warner Archive shop for all your Warner and Sony needs, Amazon for Fox and add discs a’plenty to your shopping carts. [Read on here...]

We’re changing up the format a bit this week. Instead of a chart or list filed under headers, I’m just going to give you a list each week of 10 or less titles coming this week that look interesting and give you my quick thoughts. If I get stuff in advance I may even review it here.

This week’s column sees only a handful of titles but they are all great! I’m just going to go in alphabetical order and start the hit parade.

First up is the Keanu Reeves green screen chopsockey epic... [Read on here…]

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