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Pathology

It's the board-game Clue meets Grey's Anatomy, right down to the hero named for maximum pun-tential.

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Heroes

The disease furthers Heroes' allegorizing of its genetic mutants as outsiders, aliens, and queers.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Heroes: Season One

Do we really need yet another story about people discovering supernatural abilities and learning to do good – or evil – with them? The answer: if it’s this good, why not?

Jack Patrick Rodgers
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Heroes

Heroes' set-up was both simple ("Save the cheerleader, save the world") and impressively complex.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Rocky Balboa (2006)

This may be the most truly independent and heartfelt piece of filmmaking released by a major studio last year.

Brian Holcomb
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Rocky Balboa (2006)

Rocky Balboa traces its own kind of full circle, linking art and populism, politics and dreams.

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Heroes

When his friend suggested he was deluding himself, Hiro said, "I want to be special." Subtlety is not going to be a strong suit in the series.

Marisa LaScala
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The Bedford Diaries

As if it weren't bad enough that Owen finds Natalie's one-time death wish intriguing, she herself paints her swan-dive as liberating.

Samantha Bornemann
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Cursed (2004)

Jimmy's golden retriever Zipper bites him and is turned into a spazzy, poorly CGI-ed wolf-dog, capable of ripping their house to pieces.

Cynthia Fuchs
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