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By John Moore

Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll
[Collector's Edition] (Shout! Factory)

This mid- '80s Chuck Berry concert film, joined by a slew of his famous fans - from Keith Richards and Eric Clapton to Etta James and Robert Cray, among many others – has remained one of the best rock concert films for decades. But Shout! Factory has somehow managed to bolster this universally praised set. Recorded to celebrate Berry's 60th Birthday, this Collector's Edition includes nearly an hour's worth of rehearsal footage, a compelling making-of documentary and a collection of Berry remembrance from The Band's Robbie Robertson. It's hard to improve on a classic, but this Collector's Edition does just that.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – I'll Never Forget You: The Last 72 Hours of Lynyrd Skynyrd (MVD Visual)

On the surface, I'll Never Forget You doesn't appear to be that interesting of a doc. And for the first 20-minutes or so, it isn't. Based on the book by the band's security guard and Skynyrd singer's fishing buddy Gene Odom, the doc interviews Odom, backup singer Leslie Hawkins and guitar tech Craig Reed – all survivors of the plane crash that killed several members of the band – about the days leading up to the crash. Once the focus turns to the actual flight and the fatal accident, though, the doc is hard to turn away from.

Good Boys (Universal)

Good Boys manages to somehow be both extremely raunchy and surprisingly heartwarming at the same time. Focusing on three 12 years old, longtime friends, none of whom ever fit the cool kid mode, one of the trio gets invited to his first kissing party and is freaking out because he has no idea what he's doing. With the help of his friends, they work on a plan to learn how to fit in at the party which leads to a bizarre feud with two older girls, a fight inside a frat house and a quest to replace a missing drone. This movie works on several levels thanks to a stellar cast that includes Will Forte, hilarious dialogue and the charm of the three actors playing the seemingly innocent 12 year old boys.

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