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Secret Agent A.K.A. Danger Man Megaset

Patrick McGoohan's Drake is an intensely moral character, but never sanctimonious, a diehard cynic who nonetheless believes in what he does.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Just One of the Guys (1985)

Just One of the Guys is worth repeated viewing, especially for Hyser's hilarious and charismatic performance.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hustle and Heat (2003)

Lisa's got what Rad calls 'more firepower than Waco,' in her garage.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

The title refers to many 'things,' most simultaneously dirty and pretty.

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5 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Dawn of the Dead (1979)

George Romero's apocalyptic vision looks more like prophecy than fiction.

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	Various Artists: Non-Stop Hip Hop: The Videos [DVD]

In many ways, every mainstream hip-hop act is a singles act. Because the race among fans to find the latest hot rapper, producer, or label

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	Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in Barcelona [DVD]

This is a rock and roll show. This is a big, loud concert experience. This is Bruce Springsteen live. I’m sitting watching the Bruce

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	The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: The Beginnings in Hamburg: A Documentary [DVD]

This DVD purports to document the Beatles’ early years in Hamburg, Germany, when Allen Williams, the group’s first manager, booked them to play strip-bars-turned-beat-clubs

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29 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Xena Warrior Princess: Season Three

Xena depicts the most fully realized and evolving lesbian relationship on television.

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29 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Vampire Effect (Chin gei bin) (2003)

The device aptly serves as metaphor for the risk currently facing Hong Kong cinema, namely, the pursuit of the global mainstream.

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The Spook Who Sat By the Door (1973)

It remains one of the few uncompromised representations of black armed resistance in the United States.

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	Tabla Beat Science: Talamanam Sound Clash: Further Adventures in Hypercussion [DVD]

This DVD is basically everything I thought I wanted: a visual representation of one of my favorite live albums ever, 2002’s Live at Stern Grove

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	Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin: Nine Hundred Nights [DVD]

Big Brother, good or bad, were caught in some remarkable crosswinds, and the tension of occupying their position makes compelling drama.

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28 Mar 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Boyz II Men: 20th Century Masters - DVD Collection

Nothing says ‘90s R&B like Boyz II Men. The clichéd turn of phrase, the idiosyncratic spelling, the romantic suggestion of manhood, all

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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Third Season

Homicide's third season focuses increasingly on tensions among the detectives, as they endure increasingly personal devastations, over more linear storylines and more sensational murder mysteries.

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22 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Barbarians

Barbarians challenges some common misconceptions about these tribal nomads.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.

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22 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Beyond Borders (2003)

The truth is shifty throughout Beyond Borders, primarily because its fiction is filtered through Sarah's eyes.

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	Jethro Tull: A New Day Yesterday 1969-1994: The 25th Anniversary Collection [DVD]

Okay, okay, let me just say this up-front: I used to really like Jethro Tull. We all were, kinda, in our little junior high circle,

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21 Mar 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Can: CAN DVD

Finally, a DVD from one of the most groundbreaking German bands in the history of recorded music. Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebeziet, Michael Karoli,

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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