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The Golden Girls: The Complete Third Season

They're charismatic and dead-on in their comic timing, especially Bea Arthur, who could very well be television's all-time coolest woman.

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22 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Christmas With SCTV

If you need a reason to buy the Christmas disc, the answer is John Candy.

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The Prophecy: Forsaken (2005)

Here the angels are evil, God never makes an appearance, and humans are unreliable and fragile.

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Green Day: Bullet in a Bible [CD + DVD]

Proof that Green Day are one of the world's best and biggest rock bands -- no qualifiers necessary.

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That ‘70s Show: Season Three

The show cleverly picks up on the aftermath of '60s revolutions and the Vietnam war, as well as the new decade's kitschy playfulness.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 2 (2005)

Watching others play in George Lucas' universe can also be sort of heartwarming.

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16 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

24 - Season Four

All this torture is variously named, always painful, sometimes inhumane treatments of suspects or folks with info they're afraid to give up. Most everyone in 24 works in a hurry.

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15 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Keane: Strangers [DVD]

Three guys, no guitar, one glorious, sweepingly majestic record after seven years of no luck. A better 2-DVD set for a band with one studio album you won't find.

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Horatio Hornblower: Collector’s Edition

One wishes that the creators of the series had stuck more to the spirit of the Hornblower books than the letter, but Forester's fans are in their own way as rabid as Tolkien's or J.K. Rowling's, and they must be appeased.

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	The Who: Tommy and Quadrophenia Live [DVD]

Considering how much Who material is out there, it's nice to see something new and valuable come along.

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Project Runway: The Complete First Season

There is more to Project Runway than stereotypically 'gay' entertainment, even if it is relentlessly histrionic and campy.

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14 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bad News Bears (2005)

The DVD extras are mostly valuable for the access they grant to Richard Linklater, who is a terrific storyteller and articulate filmmaker.

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	Rush: R30: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [DVD]

On their second release in two years, Rush continue to perfect the concert DVD experience.

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13 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Pioneers of Primetime

Combining personal stories with some historical commentary, Pioneers of Primetime covers both the personal and the epic sides of a media evolution.

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13 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection (2005)

Harold Lloyd doesn't have super strength, agility or speed, he just uses Yankee ingenuity, celebrated in the heady days after World War I.

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The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection Volume 8

What we have here is a reference book for rib tickling; a televisual tome where every possible pratfall or wicked witticism is stored for future, frequent use.

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12 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Fantastic Four (2005)

The superpowers bring trauma, anger, and confusion, and eventually a sense of responsibility, as the crew decides to do good with what they've got.

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	Guided By Voices: The Electrifying Conclusion [DVD]

Guided By Voices say goodbye with a four-hour finale full of fans, friends, and inebriation.

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The Dick Cavett Show—Ray Charles Collection

It's no secret that Dick Cavett loved Ray Charles' music.

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Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005)

Even with its contradictions, Felicity offers Shailene Woodley's feisty performance and adorable little face.

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