“The Amazing Spider-Man”
In the latest version of the Spider-man franchise, Andrew Garfield takes over the spider suit from Tobey Maguire. Once again, viewers are introduced to Peter Parker, a nerdy high school student who gains special powers when he gets bitten by a radioactive spider. He lives with his Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen), who tries to teach Peter to use his powers for good.
Peter falls for Gwen (Emma Stone), an intern at scientist Curt Conners’ (Rhys Ifans) lab. Conners is carrying on experiments to regrow his missing arm. In time, he becomes a villain known as The Lizard.
The excellent cinematography keeps us into the action and moves the story along. Fans of the series will not be disappointed and the CGI effects are some of the best in recent years.
“The Fugitive: The Most Wanted Edition”
“The Fugitive” was one of the finest shows in the history of television. It premiered on ABC in 1963, and ran for four seasons. The series starred David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, wrongly convicted of murdering his wife.
The night of the murder, Kimble saw a one-armed man running from his house, and he is convinced that he is the murderer. On the way to prison, Kimble escapes following a bus crash and goes on the run to find the one-armed man. On his trail is Lt. Gerard (Barry Morse).
Each exciting episode follows Kimble as he keeps on the move with Gerard in pursuit. The set includes all 120 episodes on 33 discs, with a bonus disc of special features.
“Steve Jobs: the Lost Interview”
Steve Jobs was a visionary, and in 1995 reporter Bob Cringely sat down with him for an hourlong interview. It has never been seen in its entirety, and Jobs is candid as he discusses his life. This is a thought-provoking interview, done a decade after Jobs first left Apple, and shows a side of him few have ever seen. He talks about his early life, his career and what he sees for the future. Two years after the interview, Jobs would retake control of Apple and make it a giant once more.
“Billy Joel & Elton John: The Piano Men Live in Tokyo”
Billy Joel and Elton John toured together around the world. In shows in Chicago and elsewhere, each would play his own hits and then the two came together at the end. This DVD captures such songs as “The Stranger,” “Just the Way You Are,” “You May Be Right,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me,” “Candle In the Wind” and more,
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