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11.01.2014 | 85 days ago | Posted at 01:06 PM

DVD Set Collects Rarities

By David Luhrssen
The Marx Brothers, one of film’s funniest comedy teams—and in their time, the most daring—reached their peak in the 1930s with such outrageous farces as Animal Crackers, Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Afterward, they appeared in a string of less remembered, less amusing movies before quitting with Love Happy (1949), notable for a cameo by an unknown called Marily...
04.08.2014 | | Posted at 05:28 PM
By David Luhrssen
  Dean Martin had several careers, from straight man to Jerry Lewis through drinking buddy for Frank Sinatra and star of a weekly television variety show. In his waning years, Martin hosted a series of televised celebrity roasts. Seventeen of them, plus interviews and other bonus material, are collected on a DVD set, “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Fully Roasted.” ...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 Perhaps the hand of executive producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) is discernable in the future-is-now backdrop for this British crime drama. Many cool visual moments—London in glass and steel and a man chasing motorbikes on foot—dress up an ordinary action tale with impossible violence