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Natural Born Killers: The Director's Cut

Stone's pedigree secure, the Hollywood maverick turned on the system itself; tarring sensationalism, public bloodlust, and judicial entropy, seemingly with the same brush.

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Phish: Walnut Creek

Famous for their eclectic set lists (no two shows were identical), Phish tapes are a collector’s dream.

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Muse: H.A.A.R.P.

Muse wows on headphones, but live, the band occupies rarified air, and HAARP is among the greatest shows on Earth.

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Juno

Teens have their precious catchphrases and secret languages, but they're nervous, fumbling creatures. They don’t come equipped with Chaucer-like witticisms, or razor-sharp retorts.

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Beowulf (2007)

Crawling with mermaids and monsters, irony, and gore, Beowulf delivers the goods, without betraying its core narrative.

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3:10 to Yuma

As a genre piece, Mangold’s remake satisfies the requisite clichés (sweeping desert vistas, corseted women, ample gunplay), but not much else.

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Commando

Commando is a movie guys can love unreservedly. Its climactic island assault deserves to be canonized as the greatest throw down since Kong climbed a skyscraper.

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Flaming Lips: U.F.Os at the Zoo [DVD]

Close Encounters of the Flaming Kind

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Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Oscars – like secrets – can be seductive, and this little film means to tempt us. Dame Judi gives an absolutely pulverizing performance.

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13 Tzameti (2005)

With a gun to the head, all men are equal – or at least equally damned.

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Prince of the Ball

When His Majesty stood silhouetted against a billowing, yellow sheet, his phallic glyph guitar lunging into shadow, it was a bold display of virility that had many (including execs at Viagra, no doubt) shaking their heads in awe. I turned to my wife and checked her pulse. The night had reached its apex.

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The Illusionist (2006)

This charming film occupies a place somewhere between Merchant Ivory and M. Night Shyamalan.

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Red Bull BC One: Berlin 2005 Breakdancing Championship (2005)

From elbow-stands and aerials, to flares and driving head-slides, BC One boasts an embarrassment of breakdancing riches.

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Rivers and Tides (2006)

The sensation one gets from Andy Goldsworthy's art is akin to a meditative high; it's multidimensional, tranquil, exhilarating, confrontational, and transcendent.

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Dream Theater: Dream Theater - Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra

If you're a serious fan of high-octane rock, or are considering a Masters class in music theory, put this on your wish list.

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)

Already a local legend, Farmer John's legacy seems assured.

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National Lampoons Pucked (2006)

Bereft of comic chops, Jon Bon Jovi must carry scenes exclusively on the basis of his good looks, which works for about 10 minutes.

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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

If her bold themes and colors were undeniably 'Mexican', Frida Kahlo also painted her own experiences, beyond national or even gendered identity.

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The Blitz: London's Longest Night

The Blitz offers more 'human drama' than something you might find on the History Channel, and will also satisfy military buffs.

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The Other Brother: Chris Penn (1965-2006)

During the 1990s, Penn chose vivid characters on both sides of the law, guys named Pulasky, Manetti, Turk, Duke, and Bubba.

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Creep (2004)

Disdainful until overtaken by desperation, Kate (Franke Potente) appears to be the film's primary 'creep'.

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