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We Need to Talk about Cosby (2022) (***) The sum of the legendary comedian’s life, both good and bad, is put under the microscope in this four hour documentary that is lengthy but never boring. The film could have likely benefitted from a few less anecdotes from contemporary comics and more testimony from those who suffered as a result of Cosby’s misdeeds but it’s a generally good film that proves to be more informative than one might expect.
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Written on the Wind (1956) Robert Stack, Rock Hudson Lauren Bacall and Dorothy Malone headline director Douglas Sirk’s tale of the ill-fated marriage between a wealthy Texan and his secretary, which threatens to drive a wedge between his relationship with his best friend. Extras include a new interview and a 2008 documentary about the film’s director.
Wayne’s World (1992) The initial big screen adventure of the wildly popular cable access duo, Wayne and Garth, gets the 30th anniversary treatment in this new steelbook edition. Extras on the new edition include director commentary and cast and crew interviews.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Phiilip Kaufman’s tremendously effective reimagining of the classic fifties sci fi film gets a stand-alone Blu Ray issue of the recent director approved upgrade. Extras include multiple commentaries, featurettes and trailers.
F/X (1986)/ F/X 2 (1991) Bryan Brown is a movie makeup expert who gets involved in a criminal cover-up and is aided by a detective played by Brian Dennehy. That’s basically the plot for both films which have their fun moments although the second film is admittedly a step down from its predecessor. Extras include director interview, featurettes and trailer.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) Bob Hope is a bumbling barber up to his neck in political intrigue during the reign of Louis XV in this comedy. Extras include Bob Hope Trailers.
Where There’s Life (1947) Bob Hope is a radio personality who finds himself the heir to a long lost kingdom in this comedy from director Sidney Lanfield. Extras include Bob Hope trailers.
The Great Moment (1944) Legendary filmmaker Preston Sturges directs this biographical portrait of the man who invented anesthetic for use in the field of dentistry. Joel McCrea stars. Extras include intro, featurette and trailer.
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