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25 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hukkle (2002)

Selling poison to the denizens of a small Slavic village, she's a one-woman Murder, Incorporated.

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24 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Natacha Atlas: Transglobal Underground [DVD]

She's your private belly dancer and singer who knows what love has got to do with it.

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004 (2004): Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Steve Carell, St

While Stewart makes no bones about his own preferences, Republicans, Democrats, and reporters all come in for the same rowdy treatment.

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Bad Girls: The Complete First Season

Bad Girls makes the battle-scarred ladies of Lark Hall into minor heroines.

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Plethora (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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It's billed as 'a documentary about stuff', but it's really about self-identity and interpersonal relationships, and how our personal belongings serve as extensions of our selves.

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Home Improvement: The Complete Second Season

Despite his muscle-headed tendencies, it's hard not to love Tim Taylor.

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Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection (2005)

Bill and Ted have barely a brain between them and speak in brilliantly realized Surferese: they're that guy you know who still snickers at the double entendres in Van Halen album titles.

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20 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dead Like Me: Second Season

Roxy, bless her, is acutely practical: 'Everybody can't get a monument, otherwise the world'd be one big-ass graveyard.'

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20 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Admissions (2004)

This near obsessive concern for Emily's well-being also limits Evie's experience, even her desire for experience.

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man - Collector’s Edition (1988)

It's porn of a particular sort, less arousing than hideous, but improbably, grimly titillating all the same.

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19 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Ice Princess (2005)

Corny as it must be, Ice Princess is substantially bolstered by Trachtenberg's appealing mix of eagerness and grace.

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Eminem: The Anger Management Tour [DVD]

Performances like this are the reason people get hooked on caffeine pills. You'll need a box just to stay awake.

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Laguna Beach: The Complete First Season

Coming after The O.C., and before that, Beverly Hills, 90210, Laguna Beach seems all too familiar.

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18 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Be Cool (2005)

The John Travolta movie starts off on the wrong foot and proceeds downwards.

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Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy (1990)

Unfortunately, Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy is the worst version of this wounded genius that ever existed.

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	Femi Kuti: Live at the Shrine [DVD]

Half concert recording, half character study, this documentary is a striking depiction of the effect artists can have on society when they give their all. And the music's sublime.

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14 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Chronicles of Narnia

Parents will want the moral lessons and be glad that the violence of the books is downplayed here. Kids will want the magic.

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	Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation: The First London Invasion Tour 1987 [DVD]

With flame in their eyes and clocks around their necks, Public Enemy were setting stages on fire, as showmen with a larger sense of social purpose.

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Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season One

Occasionally patronizing, Randall isn't afraid to hit a girl or pull a gun on one if it's necessary.

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	Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney in Red Square [DVD]

For decades, the Beatles' albums were banned from the Russian people, who risked imprisonment if caught owning them. Nearly four decades later, Paul McCartney played Red Square; as this film shows, the night was magical, joyous, and more than a little heartbreaking.

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