Category: home video hovel

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Home Video Hovel: Dragnet, by David Bax

Before 1995’s The Brady Bunch Movie, before 2004’s Starsky & Hutch, before 2012’s 21 Jump Street, Dan Aykroyd wrote and starred in another mocking but loving send-up disguised as an adaptation of a beloved television series. In Dragnet, directed by...

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Home Video Hovel: Candyman, by David Bax

Nothing says “prestige horror” like a score by Philip Glass. His towering, choral, staccato music is unmistakable from the very beginning of Candyman. And, in retrospect, the fact that the movie is directed by Bernard Rose, whose other best known...

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Home Video Hovel: City Slickers, by David Bax

There’s one thing that can be said for Ron Underwood’s City Slickers (now out on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory): It has a top-of-the-line 1991 cast. Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Patricia Wettig, Jack Palance, Tracey Walter, Josh Mostel, David Paymer, Yeardley...