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'Dirk Gently' Season One Violates the Spirit of Its Source Material

Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently books were popular with fans, but this new BBC series strays too far from the spirit of the material to be considered a true adaptation.

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Boldly Going Where the 'Wrath of Khan' Director's Cut Has Never Gone Before

Whether you want the original theatrical cut and all of the previously released extras, or a revised cut and new bonus content, this Blu-ray release has almost everything.

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Satire Is a Key Feature in 'Silicon Valley' Season 2

Silicon Valley's relentless skewering of the Bay Area's well-known tech valley continues as Pied Piper faces new challenges.

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The Vivid Walls That Surround Us All

This Blu-ray release of Roger Waters' staging of Pink Floyd's magnum opus has copious bonus materials.

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War and Peace and Lords and Dragons

Game of Thrones is one of the most epic stories ever to grace the small screen, and these new steelbook collections offer a wealth of bonus features.

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Makes for a Furiously Good Time

Fury Road is a tour de force that may be the definitive Mad Max film, with a rich story world and intriguing characters and a Blu-ray featuring 90 minutes of making-of material.

Brad Cook
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'The Breakfast Club' Gets Overpowered by Its Archetypes

The Breakfast Club is a solid effort, but one that spends too much times clubbing its viewers over the head with its message of, "We're more than just labels."

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The Science Overshadows the Story in 'Interstellar'

Interstellar is a movie full of Big Ideas that end up overshadowing the human element, particularly during the poorly plotted first act.

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'Big Hero 6' Bursts at the Seams With Emotion

Big Hero 6 demonstrates how Disney does animated storytelling like no other.

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition' Is a Movie Outstripped by Its Extras

The extended edition of Desolation of Smaug turns the film into a flabby affair, but the ten-plus hours of bonus features could still make this purchase worthwhile for Tolkien fans.

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'Godzilla' Is Paint-By-Numbers Monster Movie Making

This reboot is a pretty pedestrian affair, managing to pull out all the tropes you've come to expect from monster movies without offering anything new.

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'Hercules' Lives in the Netherworld of Good Enough

Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics.

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What Changed for Our Protagonist in 'The Pawnbroker'?

The Pawnbroker remains an important work, especially as one of the first major studio films to explore the Holocaust.

Film

Million Dollar Baby: 10th Anniversary Edition

This new 10th anniversary Blu-ray offers a pair of new interesting bonus features that have new perspectives on the film.

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Watching 'Nebraska' Is Like Taking a Road Trip Through the Twilight Years

Nebraska is a bittersweet film that will hit you between the eyes if you're like me: middle-aged and in a mood to reflect on where life has taken you and where you will go next.

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