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'Friday Night Lights' Still Burns Bright

Despite the uninspired packaging in this complete series set, Friday Night Lights remains an outstanding TV show; one of the best in the current golden age of television.

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Hancock

John Hancock is a black superhero desired and derided by crowds who are informed by spectacles, stereotypes, and fear.

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Lions for Lambs

Though Lions barely considers the soldiers' choices, it's clear they've been egregiously misinformed, turned into terms in someone else's argument.

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The Kingdom

Boasting charismatic stars and a topical focus on terrorism, the film adds one more cagey detail -- a hint of moral challenge to its own thrills-and-chills violence.

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Smokin Aces (2006)

Smokin' Aces mashes together at least four movies, with all plots and characters spinning around a Vegas card trickster.

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Friday Night Lights (2004)

It's mostly about how football -- in this place, at this time -- overwhelms its adherents, apparently giving them something to live for but also sucking their lives from them.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Collateral (2004)

Michael Mann's new film shows what anyone who's paid attention to Jamie Foxx has known for some time: he is excellent.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Rundown (2003)

The Rock doesn't want to hurt 'em, but he just can't help it.

Cynthia Fuchs

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