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Tears in Rain: 'Blade Runner' and Philip K. Dick's Legacy in Film

Blade Runner, and the work of Philip K. Dick, continues to find its way into our cinemas and minds. How did the visions of a paranoid loner become the most relevant science fiction of our time?

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Mac Miller: Faces

Mac Miller continues on his path following money, fame, drugs and alcohol, while writing some clever, craftily worded lyrics along the way.

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'Psychedelia' Is All You Can Imagine, and Then Some

As a diligent guide through psychedelia in theory and practice, Patrick Lundborg moves forward in time and space. But like his swirling subject, he cannot help pursuing byways, tracking trains of thought, and wandering off on rewarding detours.

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Paradise Who? 'Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Eden'

The story's anti-drug message pops up from time to time, but thankfully, it never devolves into a shot of the Doctor sitting on a stool and addressing the viewers at home.

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Next Stop: Marijuanaland

Inside the making of Jonah Raskin’s journey through California’s Emerald Triangle -- one of the main fronts of the global drug war. Raskin not only describes himself as a chronicler of marijuana, but also a smoker who has a medical marijuana card.

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'El Sicario' Neither Repulses nor Surprises

For good reason, there's a $250,000 bounty on the head of the eponymous sicario, who believes he has been chosen by God to educate others about the lengths to which the Juárez and Sinaloa cartels will go to gain control of the plaza.

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Know Your Mushrooms

While still worth the time because of its unique subject matter, this is the rare DVD where the extras are more entertaining than the feature.

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Traffik

Film after film has borrowed the structure of this epic British miniseries, but few have used it to effect achieved by the original Traffik.

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Cheech and Chong: Still Smokin': I Love the 80's edtion

In short, this is among the least funny films you will ever see. This is in and of itself quite a serious problem for a comedy, but it gets worse.

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"All I Ever Wanted Was to Control My Own Life": An Interview with Chuck Klosterman

Cultural critic Chuck Klosterman talks with PopMatters about his new book, Downtown Owl, his regrets about an old one, and that he might next get into making documentary films.

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E: The Incredibly Strange History of Ecstasy by Tim Pilcher

There is much to be learned about this little pill, and it is a comfort knowing that everyone -- raver or non-raver, pill-popper or anti-drug -- is able to, in their own way, "keep it real".

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