Gustavo Steinberg – Setting Free Tito and the Birds
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Gustavo Steinberg – Setting Free Tito and the Birds

Gustavo Steinberg Setting Free Tito and the Birds By Jay S. Jacobs Brazilian director Gustavo Steinberg has finally broken through to the American market, and it is with his first animated film. However, even though it has been made for children, Tito and the Birds is a trenchant and surprisingly nuanced film about the modern … Continue reading

The Nanny – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Nanny – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Nanny The Complete Series (1993 – 1999) (Shout! Factory-2015) It’s hard to remember now, with all the years of reruns, jokes about Fran Drescher’s voice, Beautician and the Beast, the oddball tabloid stories, Happily Divorced and the inevitable marching on of time, but for a brief white hot pop culture period, The Nanny was … Continue reading

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky and Dave (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky and Dave (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Best of Ricky and Dave (Shout! Factory-2008) Bafflingly, America has yet to have it up to here with reality programming. We can argue until the Survivors come home about “what is reality?” but the genre is entering its second decade, and there seems to be no happy ending in sight. … Continue reading

Hiya, Kids!! A ’50s Saturday Morning (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Hiya, Kids!! A ’50s Saturday Morning (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Hiya, Kids!! A ’50s Saturday Morning (Shout! Factory-2008) A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants. This DVD takes you to those wonderful bygone days when marketers first got wet for the impressionable 1.3 bazillion baby boomers under age ten. You can just hear the “ka-ching” in every candy bar and … Continue reading

The Job – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Job – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Job The Complete Series (2001-2002) (Shout! Factory-2005) It is a mystery why Denis Leary has never become huge. He’s one of the funniest guys in show business, and yet none of his films or TV ventures seems to catch on. He is a brilliant stand-up comedian (just track down his old CD No Cure for … Continue reading

The Dick Cavett Show – Comic Legends (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Dick Cavett Show – Comic Legends (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Dick Cavett Show Comic Legends (Shout! Factory-2006) Everybody loves Dick, and these comic legends are not above getting hep to the times and letting it all hang out. Bob Hope, for instance, laments that he hasn’t taken the time to read more books. And a weary Lucille Ball, when asked about the Women’s Liberation … Continue reading

Here’s Lucy – Best Loved Episodes from the TV Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Here’s Lucy – Best Loved Episodes from the TV Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Here’s Lucy Best Loved Episodes from the TV Series (Shout! Factory-2004) Apparently, there were enough gay men and grandmas to keep Here’s Lucy firmly planted on CBS’ prime-time schedule during the most unlikely years of 1968-1974.  For those of you who can’t keep your Lucy series straight, this one opened each episode with a winking, … Continue reading