Reviews and Retroviews

Ray’s Reviews: A Comics Buyer’s Guide Coda

42 years/1,699 issues (plus extras) Rated: Essential $ … worth every cent No longer available Grade: 4 stars (out of 4) Shortly before the rest of the digital world, I and other contributors to Comics Buyer’s Guide received notice from CBG Editor … See More

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Today’s Comics Guide: January 8, 2013

Wouldn’t it have been interesting if an early Marvel/DC crossover would have pitted The Metal Master against The Metal Men? Probably would have been a short fight. See More

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Ray’s Reviews: Tai Chi Zero

Well Go USA Entertainment 95 min. (plus extras) Rated: PG-13 $24.98 (DVD)/$29.98 (Blu-ray) Available January 22 Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Dubbed “a steampunk kung-fu throwdown,” Tai Chi Zero has quite a bit to live up to, and it doesn’t … See More

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Ray’s Reviews: Ice Age – Continental Drift

  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 88 min. (plus extras) Rated: PG $39.99 (Blu-ray/DVD)/$49.99 (3-D Blu-ray/DVD) Available December 11 Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) A fitting release for the winter season is this, the fourth entry in the Ice Age … See More

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Ray’s Reviews: V/H/S

Magnolia Home Entertainment 116 min. (plus extras) Rated: R $26.98 (DVD)/$29.98 (Blu-ray) Available December 4 Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) Horror anthology movies are hard to dislike. Even if you don’t like some of the stories, there are several … See More

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Ray’s Reviews: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Complete Animated Series

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 402 min./18 episodes/2 discs Rated: Not Rated $29.95 (DVD) Available November 20 Grade: 4 stars (out of 4) At last, this superb program featuring the Peanuts gang has an official DVD release, courtesy of Warner Bros. and its … See More

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Ray’s Reviews: The Simpsons – The Fifteenth Season

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 484 min. (plus extras)/22 episodes/4 discs Rated: Not Rated $49.98 (DVD)/$59.99 (Blu-ray) Available December 4 Grade: 3.5 stars (out of 4) For nearly a quarter century, Bart, Homer, Maggie, Lisa, and Marge (not always in that … See More

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Ray’s Reviews: Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Two

Paramount Pictures/CBS Studios 998 min./22 episodes/5 discs (plus extras) Rated: Not Rated $130.00 (Blu-ray) Available December 4 Grade: 4 stars (out of 4) Just in time for the holidays, Paramount is releasing the second season of the landmark television series Star Trek: … See More

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Ray’s Reviews: Ted

Universal Studios Home Entertainment 107 min. (R), 114 (Unrated) (plus extras) Rated: R/Unrated $34.98 (Blu-ray/DVD combo) Available December 4 Grade: 3 stars (out of 4) For those curious what would happen if the brain behind Family Guy was given lots of money … See More

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Ray’s Reviews: Django! Double Features

Shout! Factory @180 min. each Rated: Not Rated $6.95 each (DVD) Available December 11 It’s Django, the hero of many a movie played by many an actor. In fact, the person playing the title role pretty much changed in every movie, … See More

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