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DVD Screenings: From Paul Muni To John Wayne

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 2, 2014 12:00 AM
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Howard Hawks-Red River
I’ve been exploring a variety of recent DVD releases, including Howard Hawks’ 'Red River,' Joseph Losey’s 'Stranger on the Prowl,' and a World War II oddity called 'The Boy from Stalingrad.'

Rekindling Early TV Memories

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 27, 2014 12:29 PM
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Some recent DVD releases, Burr Tillstrom’s long-running "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" and "Here’s Edie" starring the memorable Edie Adams’, have enabled me to revisit my childhood and it’s been a blissful time trip.

Underrated Hitchcock

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 26, 2014 12:00 AM
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"Foreign Correspondent" is one of my all-time favorites and it’s been given deluxe treatment in a terrific new Blu-ray/DVD release from The Criterion Collection.

Confessions Of An Anglophile: Downton Abbey – Season 4 On DVD

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • February 18, 2014 12:00 AM
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GUEST COLUMN by Alice Maltin — When I was young, I dreamed of living in a castle. You do that sort of thing when you grow up in a small, one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. Well, I did, anyway. I escaped through my imagination into “The Queen Game.”

The Lion Roars—For Short Subjects

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 8, 2014 12:00 AM
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  • 11 Comments
("Gypsy Night"—1935) Warner Archive has made my life a bit easier by collecting 36 MGM one- and two-reelers in a three-disc DVD set called "Classic Shorts from the Dream Factory Volume 2 (1929-1946)."

One Child Star’s Amazing Journey

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 21, 2013 12:03 PM
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We’ve all read about the challenges that child stars face as they grow up, but Diana Serra Cary’s story is different for a number of reasons.

Eye-Opening Documentaries

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 14, 2013 12:00 AM
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The sheer number of documentaries being made, and released, these days is daunting and some are truly out of the ordinary. (Photo Courtesy of The Girls in the Band)

More John Ford? Never Enough!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 22, 2013 3:17 PM
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When TCM asked if I would provide on-camera thoughts for a DVD set of five John Ford films made for Columbia Pictures, I happily said yes.

12 Years A Slave—The Second Time Around

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 17, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 22 Comments
"12 Years A Slave" is a remake. What’s more, the original television film was directed by the celebrated Gordon Parks.

Wanted: More Fleischer Cartoons

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 3, 2013 1:22 PM
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  • 7 Comments
The good news: Betty Boop has never looked better, thanks to Olive Films’ new DVD and Blu-ray releases "Betty Boop: The Essential Collection," Volumes 1 and 2, mastered in 4K from original 35mm materials.

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