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Destry Rides Again (1939)

Blu-ray Review: Destry Rides Again (1939) (Criterion Collection)

One of the biggest influences on Mel Brooks’ spoof Blazing Saddles, Destry Rides Again takes place in the town of Bottleneck, corrupt from the mayor on down. Marlene Dietrich plays Frenchy, the local saloon owner who quietly helps the criminals cheat and steal their way to money and power. The town has gambling, drinking, and …

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Days of Thunder

4K UHD Review: Days of Thunder (30th Anniversary Edition)

Editor’s Note: Elements of this piece appeared in a review for an earlier release of this film–RW] Released just four years after Cruise’s mega-hit Top Gun, Days of Thunder follows largely the same premise–except here, the speed machines are race cars instead of jet fighters. Days of Thunder is practically interchangeable with Top Gun. You’ll …

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Love Among the Ruins

Blu-ray Review: Love Among the Ruins

Released in 1975, the TV movie Love Among the Ruins marked the first-and only-time acting royalty Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier would work together onscreen. Helmet by Hollywood veteran George Cukor, who had directed Hepburn in eight films, including such classics as Holiday, The Philadelphia Story, and her 1934 screen debut Bill of Divorcement. Their …

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Fatal Attraction

Blu-ray Review: Fatal Attraction (Paramount Presents Edition)

[Editor’s Note: Elements of this piece appeared in a review for an earlier release of this film–RW] Few directors have made a commercially successful career out of the erotic thriller. Fewer still have got critical raves for their work along the way. English director/screenwriter/producer Adrian Lyne is widely known and respected for films that deal …

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