Army Archerd, who covered Hollywood's elite as a Daily Variety columnist for 52 years, has died, according to the trade magazine. Archerd died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a battle with a rare form of mesothelioma cancer. He was 87.
Archerd began his career as an entertainment writer with the Associated Press in 1945. He joined Variety in 1953 and began ...read more
It's another week of slim pickings when it comes to quality TV-on-DVD releases (I can't wait until August/September when all the new, loaded sets come out). It's a bit odd, but the releases this week fall into three categories: old shows, animated shows and British shows. I selected one of the old shows as the "Pick of the Week": The Streets of San Francisco, Season 1, Volume 1. The acclaimed police drama starring Karl Malden and a very young Michael Douglas came out in 1972, and this four-disc set includes the pilot movie and the first 13 episodes from Season 1. (The box says 16, but the sticker on the front, which says 13, is correct.)The set includes two bonus features, though they're both very short. The first is a 3:45-minute interview with Michael Douglas and Karl Malden, conducted by Army Archerd, and the second is an 8:44-minute pilot presentation.Another noteworthy title next week is Scooby-Doo Where Are You! The Complete Third Season. These episodes are actually from Scoob...read more