February 28, 2006 Now that the identity of Deep Throat has been revealed, the accounting of the Academy Awards may be the last set of true secrets in American life. Bill Wyman explains what is known.
May 27, 2005 The irreverent creators of South Park take on pompous actors, lisping dictators and blind patriotism with equal parts vision and crude humor. The DVD set includes revealing behind-the-scenes footage of the painful process of creating marionette mayhem.
April 14, 2005 The Alexander Payne film was the darling of critics leading up to the Oscars, and Paul Giamatti's performance was duly lauded. The DVD takes fans one step further with a commentary track by Giamatti and co-star Thomas Haden-Church that's smart, ribald, sophisticated and adds a lot to a second viewing.
February 25, 2005 Unlike most TV cop shows, The Wire shows viewers how the system really works on the mean streets of Baltimore -- sophisticated criminals who learn from their mistakes, flawed cops who look and act like real people, small victories and ambiguous endings. NPR's Bill Wyman reviews the DVD set of the full second season of the HBO series.
January 28, 2005 Bill Wyman reviews the DVD release of M. Night Shyamalan's latest Twilight Zone-style thriller The Village -- and finds it to be bad movie with the accompanying and appropriately bad DVD.
December 3, 2004 NPR's Bill Wyman dives in to the four-disk DVD set chronicling the 1983 Live Aid concert -- a dual-continent music extravaganza that was musician Bob Geldof's response to famine in Ethiopia. Wyman says there are some real gems here, if you can get past the early '80s English new wave hair bands.
November 12, 2004 The original Star Wars film trilogy gets the box-set DVD treatment, complete with a separate DVD with making-of documentaries, and alternate commentary soundtracks from George Lucas himself.
September 10, 2004 The Rules of the Game, released in France in 1939, stands virtually alone as a remarkable intersection of cinematic vision, effective writing and dense meaning. It is routinely cited in international critic polls as one of the greatest films ever made, in the company of Citizen Kane and Vertigo. NPR's Bill Wyman reviews the new Criterion Collection DVD.
August 20, 2004 Larry David, the co-creator of the hit series Seinfeld, scores another hit with a show about nothing -- Curb Your Enthusiasm. Watch scenes from the show's second season, now available on DVD.
July 6, 2004 In an age of over-hyped blockbusters, the relative popularity of movies gets overlooked. How do you determine what makes the biggest movie of all time, taking into account the rise in movie-ticket prices and a film's impact on society? The answer isn't simple. NPR's Bill Wyman reports.
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June 23, 2004 NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with NPR arts editor Bill Wyman about the cancellation of this year's Lollapalooza music festival, due to poor ticket sales.
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November 15, 2002 A lawyer representing former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman wants The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Bill Wyman to stop using his name. Wyman the writer was born in 1961 with that name. Wyman the rock star adopted the name in 1964. Lynn Neary talks to Bill Wyman of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his predicament.