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Lou Grant: The Complete First Season (DVD)

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A spin-off from the very popular sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant creators Gene Reynolds, James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, made the unusual choice to transform the previously comedic Grant into a serious, thoughtful, deeply committed newsman …

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CHiPs: The Complete Fourth Season (DVD)

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As a huge fan of CHiPs growing up, I was thrilled when Warner Brothers recently released the fourth season. As the eighties began, motorcycle cops Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Erik Estrada) and Jon Baker (Larry Wilcox) were happily stuck in the …

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The Sheik (2014) (DVD)

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Directed by Igan Hecht, The Sheik—born Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri—provides a surprisingly intimate look at the legendary wrestler’s career, from his days as a bodyguard for the Shah of Iran, his move to the United States and his job as …

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A Brilliant Young Mind (DVD)

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The dramatic directing debut of British documentarian Morgan Matthews, A Brilliant Young Mind is another addition to the growing list of empathic tales concerning people on the autistic spectrum. For British teenager Nathan Ellis (Asa Butterfield), who struggles to communicate, …

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Lilies of the Field (DVD)

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An unemployed construction worker, Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) is traveling west when his car breaks down in the Arizona desert. When his car begins to overheat, he stops at a ranch in search of water. As it turns out, the …

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Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (DVD)

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Attempting to produce an extensive documentary on such a well known figure as Frank Sinatra is a herculean task. Alex Gibney’s Sinatra: All or Nothing at All is an impressive effort. Divided into two parts and running just north of …