Below is a snapshot of the Web page as it appeared on 1/15/2021 (the last time our crawler visited it). This is the version of the page that was used for ranking your search results. The page may have changed since we last cached it. To see what might have changed (without the highlights), go to the current page.
You searched for: +Days and Nightsmovie We have highlighted matching words that appear in the page below.
Bing is not responsible for the content of this page.
Cher movie DVD boxed set among holiday gift ideas - The Morning Call
Gift ideas feature DVD boxed sets, including Cher and story of her mother, Georgia Holt
By Amy Longsdorf
For The Morning Call|
Nov 22, 2020 at 5:43 PM
It’s that time of year again when holiday shoppers are making a list and checking it twice.
If you have some hard-to-please friends or family members you need to buy for, why not give the gift that keeps on giving by wrapping up a bingeworthy boxed set or two?
Below is a breakdown of four new releases, all with local connections, that would look great under the Christmas tree.
The Best of Cher (1975-1978, TimeLife, unrated, $99): In between “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” and “The Sonny and Cher Show,” Cher tried her luck at her own variety series. Despite playing host to a parade of talented guest stars (Linda Ronstadt, Ray Charles, Elton John), Cher retired the variety show after its second season. This terrific boxed set showcases 10 of the best episodes, as well as two concert programs and two network specials starring Cher. Among the extras is a fascinating documentary called “Dear Mom, Love Cher,” which chronicles the wild and crazy life of Cher’s mom, former actress/singer Georgia Holt.
One of the saddest chapters in Holt’s life took place in Scranton. In the late 1940s, Holt was abandoned in NEPA by her then-husband, John Sarkisian. While Holt worked days and nights as a waitress to raise enough money to get out of town, she dropped baby Cher off at a Catholic orphanage. When she returned to pick the youngster up, the nuns were unwilling to hand her over. It took six months for Holt, with the help of a Scranton city councilman, to regain custody of her daughter. “Dear Mom, Love Cher” is surprisingly sweet and entertaining.
Star Trek – Picard: Season One (2020, Paramount, unrated, $40): A dozen years after retiring from Starfleet, Patrick Stewart returns to the role that made him famous. In the latest 10 episodes, Picard delves into mysteries from his past, with help from members of a new crew as well as some returning favorites including Riker (Bethlehem native Jonathan Frakes), Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) and Data (Brent Spiner).
The Resident Evil Collection (2002-2016, Sony, R, $95): Video game-inspired movies are tricky beasts but, as this six-film set proves, director Paul W.S. Anderson and his wife, Milla Jovovich, figured out a winning formula. Now available as 4K titles and packaged together with lots of special features, the “Resident Evil” films star Jovovich as a superhuman security expert pitted against the sinister Umbrella Corporation and armies of flesh-eating zombies. Jovovich’s co-star in three of the films is Ali Larter, who plays Claire Redfield. Larter, who’s best known for her turn in “Varsity Blues,” is a regular visitor to the Valley, where her folks live.
Blumhouse of Horrors: 10 Movie Collection (2020, Universal, PG-13-R, $80): Keep the lights on while watching this set devoted to scarefests produced by Jason Blum, including must-sees like “Get Out” and “The Purge” as well as standard fear fare such as “Unfriended” and “Ouija.” One of the best entries is the Philly-reared M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split,” a look at a world-class psycho (James McAvoy) which was set and shot in Philadelphia.