'CORDURA' WAS MISSING SOMETHING

              For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. March 14, 2014 A couple of weeks ago I purchased a DVD of a movie I have long...

CAGNEY FLEXES HIS FISTS

     For Hicksflicks.com, March 7, 2014 James Cagney's best-known movies are all on DVD singly and in various collections, but there are still a few that linger on...

HOORAY FOR (DIGITAL) HOLLYWOOD

    For Hicksflicks.com, March 7, 2014 Those of you who are art film fans know that the Broadway Center Cinemas downtown has been holding fundraising events to afford a...

L.A. LAW

For Hicksflicks.com, March 7, 2014 The popular TV series "L.A. Law" (1986-94) has been a long time coming to DVD, but here it is at last — and although it was groundbreaking in its...

BLOODY F/X VS. THE WABAC MACHINE

    For Hicksflicks.com, March 7, 2014 This week's major movies are a bloody, R-rated sequel and a family-friendly remake of a TV cartoon, while over at the art houses...

CLASSIC TV MAY BE COST-PROHIBITIVE

   For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. March 7, 2014 For those who collect their favorite vintage TV series on DVD, the purchasing process can be pricey (alliteration unintended). ...

MIDNIGHT LACE, DEAR HEART

    For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 28, 2014 Two 1960s films that I have been frequently asked about over the years — as in, when are they going to be released on DVD? — have...

REAR WINDOW

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 28, 2014 "Rear Window" (1954) is one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest later films, a nail-biting thriller about a professional photojournalist (James Stewart)...

TESS

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 28, 2014 The Criterion Collection has re-released the 1979 theatrical film "Tess" (PG), adapted from Thomas Hardy's novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles," and...

NONE OF THESE IS LIKE THE OTHERS

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 28, 2014 This is as disparate an opening weekend as you could ask for with a religious biography, an airborne thriller, three foreign films and an R-rated...

FAREWELL, EGON

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 28, 2014 Harold Ramis, perhaps best known for his role as Egon, one of the original four "Ghostbusters" (with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson),...

BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 21, 2014 Riddle me this: Why does the Fox Archive manufacture-on-demand label continually release wide, CinemaScope features in pan-and-scan formats, ruining...

CHAPLIN MUTUAL COMEDIES, PART 2

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 21, 2014 If you feel like laughing, head over to the Organ Loft Friday night (Feb. 21) and you'll get more than your money's worth. "The Chaplin...

THE MIDDLE: SEASON 4

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 21, 2014 "The Middle" is a bit like the neglected stepchild, being rather overshadowed by the glow of "Modern Family," which airs on the same channel on the...

... COSTNER, KEVIN COSTNER

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 21, 2014 Kevin Costner is playing a CIA agent for the second time in two months. Following his co-starring gig as Chris Pine's handler in "Jack Ryan:...

BUT I REALLY WANT TO DIRECT

George Clooney directs John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, "Monuments Men." For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 21, 2014 "The Monuments Men," is the fifth film directed by George Clooney. But...

FOLLOW THE SUN, PRIDE OF ST. LOUIS

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 14, 2014 Listen up, sports fans, a couple of vintage biographies are making their DVD debuts and if you love golf or baseball, you'll want to check out one...

LITTLE MERMAID, JUNGLE BOOK

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 14, 2014 Why this has fallen on Valentine's Day weekend is beyond me but two Disney animated classics are being shown in five Utah Cinemark theaters for...

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 14, 2014 Alfred Hitchcock's second American film (after "Rebecca") was "Foreign Correspondent" (1940, b/w), a first-rate wartime thriller made just as...

CAN 3 ’80s REMAKES BE ‘NEW’ MOVIES?

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 14, 2014 Would you believe seven new movies have opened this week? And three of them are remakes of 1980s pictures. What do you get in 2014 when you...