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'Pompeii', Slaves and Their Short-Lived Payback

On one hand Atticus, the most awesome slave-gladiator in Pompeii, is smart and splendidly charismatic. On the other, he's tormented.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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Lost: Season Three Premiere

Squabbles over book clubs, burned muffins, and broken plumbing are not what one would expect from the marauding band of brutes who have captured and brutalized some of the island's most cuddly inhabitants.

Marisa LaScala
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Lost

Sometimes -- when I'm buying the Lost-companion novel Bad Twin or navigating the perplexing websites of the Dharma Project's sponsor The Hanso Corporation -- I think if Lost were my boyfriend, we'd have to break up.

Daynah Burnett
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Lost / The Amazing Race

Of course, we know that Lost's producers are an international '911' call away, should anything go terribly wrong, but for the most part, the contestants are left to their own devices.

Jonathan Beebe
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

Jim Sheridan notes, 'There's no initiation anymore for young men. They just grow up and there's nowhere to put these confused feelings that they have.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

And where, you might ask, is 50 Cent coming from? In a word, money.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Lost

This is a story about human beings who were, in some way, lost well before they boarded their flight.

Glenn McDonald
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Oz - The Complete Fourth Season

Arresting for any number of reasons -- graphic violence, extreme masculinity, harsh language -- Oz also brilliantly inventive with its percussive soundtrack.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Lost

In Lost, the remnants of civilization loom ominously.

Marco Lanzagorta
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The Bourne Identity (2002)

The CIA here is an intensely low-down, sinister, and duplicitous organization.

Cynthia Fuchs
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