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'RoboCop Trilogy': Life in Dystopian Future Detroit

The RoboCop Trilogy is comprised of one amazing film, one disappointing yet enjoyable film, and one very bad film.

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'Charade': Whom to Trust?

Stanley Donen’s Charade deftly balances suspense, romance and comedy, in a quirky thriller that is memorable for showcasing the great chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.

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'Stardust' Is, as It Promises... Magical

Unlike typical fantasy productions which are often bloated and overreaching in their epic scale, Stardust is a refreshingly original modern fairy tale with a personality all to its own.

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Road to Perdition

Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition is a somber and elegiac period piece set in Depression-era Illinois, with a tragic narrative framed around father and son relationships.

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'Predator': Bite Me, Baby

Timed to the recent theater release of Predators, the Ultimate Hunter Edition of Predator is a welcome dose of machismo.

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Yet More Dorky Guy Meets Perfect Girl in 'She’s Out of My League'

She’s Out of My League is clearly working with a tired premise, but a comically neurotic performance by Jay Baruchel and a script with a couple of heavy laughs keep it from being wholly lightweight.

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Showgirls: Cheesecake, With Emphasis on the Cheese

Is Showgirls truly one of the worst movies ever made? Not quite, but it may be the most unintentionally funny.

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The Wig Is Off: 'Bush Mama' as a Deconstructive Narrative

Haile Gerima's Bush Mama tells audiences what the typical Hollywood narratives do not about race, class and gender inequities in America.

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Tupac Appears at the House of Blues, Briefly

Celebrating Death Row Records’ heyday of success and hedonism rather than the performance talents of Tupac Shakur, Tupac: Live at the House of Blues is a concert film that leaves a lot to be desired.

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The Basketball Diaries

Another stepping stone in DiCaprio’s rise to superstardom, The Basketball Diaries details the alienation, abuse, and addiction of American punk Jim Carroll’s teenage years.

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The Thomas Crown Affair

While there’s a significant amount of chemistry between its leads, The Thomas Crown Affair only occasionally hits its stride.

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Walk the Line

With marvelous performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line goes above and beyond typical music biopics to produce a thoughtful and memorable film.

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Hunger

Featuring a powerful performance by Michael Fassbender, Hunger is a meditative symphony of human struggle and resilience.

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To Live and Die in L.A.

Encapsulating the sights, sounds, and complexities that define Los Angeles, William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in L.A. is a brutal tale of vengeance and vigilantism.

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The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland is a brilliant historical drama, blending fact and fiction into a narrative that is beautiful and at times, terrifying.

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Fight Club

Watching Fight Club in high definition is truly like seeing it again for the first time, and the film’s gritty, vitriolic, and polemic efforts still resonate deeply in today’s social landscape.

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The Mel Brooks Collection

The comic legend makes his way to Blu-ray in style, with a collection of nine films that will have you respecting the power of the Schwartz.

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Snatch

Accelerating at a breakneck speed, Snatch is driven by an ensemble of crime misfits in London aiming for a diamond “the size of a fist”.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [Blu-ray] - Warner [$34.99]

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Kanye West Glow in the Dark

Kanye West Glow in the Dark - Kanye West and Nabil Elderkin [$50.00]

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