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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2013

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Nominated for 8 Academy Awards (R) in 1946,  this masterpiece recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans after WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives. Considered in the top 100 films of all time!

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - October, 2013

After holding off an alien invasion in The Avengers, Tony Stark is having issues coming back to grips with daily life. Unable to sleep or relax, he toils away all night in his lab on the next series of suits. During this time a mysterious new enemy known only as The Mandarin appears.

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Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

Just in time for the New Year celebration, I received a copy of a new Blu-ray collection from Lionsgate Studios of some of Coppola's best films. This set contains Apocalypse Now/ Apocalypse Now Redux (1979), The Conversation (1974)...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - October, 2013

I had preconceived notions about what Trent Reznor was doing as a musician all of these years.  He hit it big with that "Animal" song when I was still in early high school, and I let that pretty much color my thoughts...

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - August, 2013

It's a miracle that I survived my time in Athens, Georgia, let alone that I actually graduated from college.  I think my GPA was, like, 0.05 or something, but I finished and I got the piece...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - September, 2013

The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic J. Daniel Atlas (Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech, high-profile magic shows. First amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members'...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - August, 2013

"The Place Beyond the Pines" (Blu-ray), "Tell No One" (Blu-ray), "Dexter - The Seventh Season" (Blu-ray), "True Blood - The Fifth Season" (Blu-ray), "Mud" (Blu-ray), "The Muppet Movie" (Blu-ray), "Charlie Chan Collection" (DVD), "The Great Gatsby" (Blu-ray)

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - September, 2013

It wasn't hard to see this coming. I knew, upon first listen, that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were going to open the door for similarly styled Rhythm and Blues bands of this era. That doesn't make me any kind of genius.

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A Collection of New Vinyl for the Audiophile - July, 2013

There's A Riot Goin' On, by Sly and the Family Stone, is one of my favorite albums of all-time.  I have a pretty clean original copy with only a couple of minor ticks here and there, but I got super stoked when I saw that ORG Music had tackled a reissue and put it all on 45 rpm double 180-gram vinyl pressed at Pallas.  It's about time.

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Al Jolson Jazz Singer

Al Jolson Jazz Singer

Known as the "Father of the Talkies", The Jazz Singer was the first film to match sound and picture. By 1927, some short subjects had already been "talkies," and even a few features had some bits of synchronized music, but The Jazz Singer was the first to put them altogether on the Silver Screen.

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2013

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"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" (Blu-ray), "Place at the Table" (Blu-ray), "Admission" (Blu-ray), "The Host" (Blu-ray), "Into the White" (Blu-ray)

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