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04.30.2014 | 93 days ago | Posted at 10:01 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The vaults housing the archives of CBS’ long-running “Carol Burnett Show” (1967-1978) must be bursting: every few months bring a new multi-disc DVD set. The latest, “The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Crack Ups,” includes 17 complete episodes plus over two hours of additional programming. Burnett was an all-around entertainer, a versatile trouper from the last...
02.12.2014 | | Posted at 11:26 AM

Popular ‘80s Show on DVD

By David Luhrssen
  In many ways, “Mama’s Family” was an old fashioned sitcom situated in a family living room. But this popular ‘80s show, spun-off from “The Carol Burnett Show,” was neither a genial “Leave it to Beaver” nor a politically pointed “All in the Family.” Episode one on the DVD “Mama’s Family: The Complete Season Three” touches on one of the show’s s...
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
“Beware of strangers in strange places” might be the motto of this Australian film about a tourist who vanishes while on vacation in Cambodia. Nicely shot and edited, the non-linear story builds toward its climax in back-and-forth movement between the ill-fated trip and its aftermath. A quietly 

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