DVD Verdict reviews: FAMILY GUY: VOLUME THREE, MR. AND MRS. SMITH, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED,
    CLASSIC CARTOON FAVORITES: CLASSIC HOLIDAY STORIES (VOLUME 9), THE DICK
    CAVETT SHOW: THE JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO COLLECTION, FAMILY GUY: VOLUME
    THREE, MR. AND MRS. SMITH, SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER: CRITERION COLLECTION,
    and UNKNOWN CHAPLIN: THE MASTER AT WORK:


    THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED (reviewed by Brendan Babish, overall
    score 92/100):
    "Though The Beat That My Heart Skipped avoids being overly sentimental
    or uplifting, when it's over you may just find yourself standing and
    playing a little air piano in your living room."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/beatthatmyheartskipped.php

    CLASSIC CARTOON FAVORITES: CLASSIC HOLIDAY STORIES (VOLUME 9) (reviewed
    by Steve Evans, overall score 85/100):
    "Children will enjoy the gentle Christmas sentiments on this disc, while
    world-weary adults, faced with another over-hyped December of glad
    tidings and consumer shilling, might find themselves bemused by Disney's
    careful packaging. According to the front of the keepcase, this is a DVD
    of classic 'holiday' stories. All of them center on Christmas, of
    course, though the box cover is decidedly secular in its presentation of
    these old shorts from the Disney vaults."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/holidaystoriesvol9.php

    THE DICK CAVETT SHOW: THE JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO COLLECTION (reviewed
    by Dennis Prince, overall score 96/100):
    "Cavett, too, seems a bit overwhelmed by the situation and, rather than
    avoid the on-stage awkwardness, brings it into the open and ultimately
    smoothes out the rest of what becomes a candid, quirky, and compelling
    conversation."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/cavettlennon.php

    FAMILY GUY: VOLUME THREE (reviewed by Cynthia Boris, overall
    score 90/100):
    "Is there any chance of savingFamily Guy, Lois asks? A slim chance, says
    Peter. If all of those shows get canceled, then maybe. Of course, all
    twenty-nine of those shows have been canceled, some after only a few
    airings. Biting the hand that feeds it is one of the things Family Guy
    does best."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/familyguyvol3.php

    MR. AND MRS. SMITH (reviewed by James A. Stewart, overall score 88/100):
    "Mr. and Mrs. Smith plays out its one joke with a single-minded unity
    that considers every permutation of its theme: the spies' rivalry when
    assigned to eliminate each other as a metaphor for relentless
    destructive tendencies in a marital dispute."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/mrandmrssmith2005.php

    SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Dan Mancini,
    overall score 95/100):
    "In Shoot the Piano Player, Francois Truffaut adds layers of narrative
    complexity to the revolutionary cinematic style of his first feature,
    The 400 Blows. The result is a movie that is as entertaining as it is
    important."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/shootpianoplayer.php

    UNKNOWN CHAPLIN: THE MASTER AT WORK (reviewed by James A. Stewart,
    overall score 95/100):
    "You might not be able to picture how seeing a small bit of comic
    business evolve from one wheelchair being pushed to a traffic jam of
    wheelchairs, with each version changing just a little bit, can be
    involving, but I enjoyed this peek into Chaplin's creative process."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/unknownchaplin.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Dec 19, 2005
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