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  • Abrams trekked ‘Into Darkness’ with much success Sep 16, 2013 12:00 PM
    Jeff tuckman reviews the latest in home video, including the sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness" as well as many classic television shows now available on DVDs and other media outlets.

     
  • ‘Epic’ animated tale now on DVD Aug 23, 2013 1:59 PM
    The Video Answer Man, Jeff Tuckman, surveys the current crop of home video releases, plus previews some of the coming attractions slated for release next week.

     
  • Franco takes on 'Oz,' now on DVD Jun 13, 2013 3:20 PM
    Jeff Tuckman reviews the newest releases on home video, including the fantasy prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful," Paul McCartney's new concert disc "Rockshow," The Three Stooges" shorts plus a few other items.

     
  • 'Identity Thief' makes a run for DVD Jun 6, 2013 11:16 AM
    The box-office hit “Identity Thief” pairs Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman in a comedy that works largely because of its stars. It's now out on DVD.

     
  • 'Dark Skies' leads home video roster May 31, 2013 10:41 AM
    Jeff Tuckman reviews "Dark Skies" and "The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents."

     
  • ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ out on DVD May 3, 2013 10:00 AM
    One of the best films of the year, the inspirational "Silver Linings Playbook" was nominated for seven Academy Awards. The film, starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, is now out on DVD.

     
  • Revenge drama ‘Django Unchained’ out on DVD Apr 19, 2013 5:02 PM
    Jeff Tuckman reviews Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award winning film “Django Unchained,” as one of his best of his career. Set in 1858 Texas, two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, is purchased by Dr. King Schultz, (Christoph Waltz), a bounty hunter. Fireworks, violence and fnighting ensue.

     
  • FDR drama, Cary Grant collection out on DVD Apr 11, 2013 10:49 AM
    Bill Murray gives one of his best performances of his career as Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson," now on DVD. The film offers a view of the president outside the White House, one that focuses on the complicated relationships with the women in his life as well as a pivotal visit to America by the king and queen of England.

     
  • Bible miniseries unfolds on DVD Apr 4, 2013 2:16 PM
    "The Bible: The Epic Miniseries" was a huge hit for the History Channel. See the whole series now on DVD.

     
  • ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘Les Mis’ available on DVD Mar 25, 2013 2:54 PM
    Two Oscar-nominated films -- "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Les Miserables" -- make their way to DVD.

     
  • Oscar nominees propel 'The Master' Feb 28, 2013 3:46 PM
    Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams were all nominated for Academy Awards for their terrific performances in "The Master." You can now see the film on DVD.

     
  • Tension-filled ‘Argo’ makes great viewing on DVD Feb 21, 2013 9:28 AM
    Winner of the Golden Globe and many other awards, as well as an Oscar front-runner, Ben Affleck's "Argo" tells the story of a wild, stranger-than-fiction CIA plot to get escaped hostages out of Iran. It's now available on DVD.

     
  • Denzel Washington takes ‘Flight’ to DVD Feb 11, 2013 12:15 PM
    Denzel Washington, in one of this best performances in years, adds depth and tension to "Flight," a movie in which a plane crash is only one of the tragedies a pilot must overcome in his life.

     
  • 'Casablanca,' 'Gone With the Wind' among the celebrated films Feb 7, 2013 11:15 AM
    Warner Brothers Studios has put together a great collection of 20 films that have all won the Academy Award for best picture. Included are classics like "Casablanca" and "Gone with the Wind," as well modern winners "The Departed" and "Million Dollar Baby."

     
  • 'Sugar Man' tells the tale of rocker Rodriguez Jan 25, 2013 10:37 AM
    "Searching For Sugar Man" reveals the true story of 1970s musician Rodriguez — just Rodriguez — whose soulful melodies and lyrics should have catapulted him to the top of the charts, But his album tanked and Rodriguez disappeared. The documentary is now on DVD.

     
  • Filmed at Arcada, Joan Rivers’ St. Charles show now on DVD Jan 16, 2013 3:59 PM
    Joan Rivers' special at St. Charles' Arcada Theatre is now out on DVD. "Don't Start With Me" features her in-your-face brand of comedy.

     
  • ‘Game Change,’ ‘Smash’ out on DVD Jan 13, 2013 8:21 AM
    HBO's "Game Change," now on DVD," depicts the behind-the-scenes drama of the 2008 McCain campaign and the decision to tap Sarah Palin as his running mate. Julianne Moore shines as the former Alaska governor.

     
  • ‘Ted,’ ‘Girls’ out on DVD Dec 14, 2012 5:29 PM
    Seth MacFarlane directed, produced and co-wrote "Ted." a box-office hit now on DVD about a man (Mark Wahlberg) and his brought-to-life stuffed bear. Ted is no family-friendly toy. He's grown-up John's best bud — a foul-mouthed, dope-smoking, sex-crazed creature (voiced by MacFarlane) who is messing with John's love life.

     
  • ‘Expendables 2’ explodes on DVD Nov 30, 2012 11:43 AM
    Viewers know what they're in for when the most famous action stars of the 1980s — including Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger — all team up in the same film. You expect aventure and great special effects rather than stellar acting and writing, and the "Expendables 2" delivers. It's now on DVD.

     
  • ‘Brave’ hits the mark on DVD Nov 15, 2012 5:00 AM
    Pixar has a history of making quality films that parents and children want to see over and over again. Their latest, "Brave," is a unique and original film, and among the studio's best. It's now out on DVD.

     
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