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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Cops and Recreation

Brooklyn Nine-Nine does for cop shows what Leslie Knope and company did for office sitcoms, and that can only be good.

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Not every comic book movie is geared toward the nearing middle aged geek - something naysayers of the Fantastic Four franchise fail to comprehend.

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Stephen King's The Mist

The Mist indicts blind belief, but doesn't escape the weight of its clichés.

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Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

At the start of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the now incorporated superheroes are negotiating endorsement contracts.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?

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Thief

You're still catching your breath after Lem's devastating exit last week on The Shield. And now comes a whole other kind of hurt. André Braugher plays a career criminal whose life swings way out of control in Thief, FX's slot-replacement for Lem's show.

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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Season 5

It frequently expanded cop-show boundaries, occasionally gave in to suits in search or ratings, and most often, surprised fans and detractors alike.

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Homicide Life on the Street: The Complete Season 4

Unlike most TV fare, especially cop shows, Homicide concerns itself with details and asides that don't always come together into thematic wholes.

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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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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Homicide lays out an utterly compelling and occasionally oblique anti-cop-show premise.

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Hack

It's life-changing redemption all the way, at the hands of a flawed saint who can instruct us all.

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