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We’re Not in 2D Anymore

by Shawn Stone September 26, 2013

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  There is certainly economic value in converting the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz to 3D. If the original version goes into the public domain in 2035 (and that’s a big if), this version ...

Classic Hollywood

by Shawn Stone March 20, 2013

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  “Grand Hotel . . . always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.” This is the stock observation of one Dr. Otternschlag (Lewis Stone), the war-maimed physician-in-residence at Berlin’s opulent Grand Hotel—or, to be ...

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Gift Guide: Video

by Shawn Stone December 6, 2012

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  First, before we get into the really super stuff for the cinephile in your life, a consumer alert: The retail chains are offering some insane price reductions this holiday season. Wander through Best Buy, and ...

Crime On Demand

by Shawn Stone July 6, 2011

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After a slow start, MGM’s manufactured-on-demand (MOD) disc program—which is administered, like their regular Blu-ray and DVD releases, by Twentieth Century Fox—suddenly became very active this year, with, most recently, 29 new releases in June. ...