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DVD Tuesday: Oh, Keira!

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May the Queen of the Corset reign forever! | Photo courtesy of Paramount Vantage

Yes, Keira Knightley has many detractors, but I think she's just fabulous. Period pieces like The Duchess are right in her wheelhouse. It's no Brideshead Revisited (see that movie!) but--except for a curiously inert performance by Ralph Fiennes--it's definitely worth a rental. The same can't be said for either Eagle Eye or Ghost Town. The phrase "big-budget misfire" seems about right. Eagle Eye is just stupid, but Ghost Town wastes the fine talents of Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear. Want to experience a genuinely uncomfortable cinematic experience? See Savage Grace and be glad you have a normal, non-raping mommy.

The Duchess
Eagle Eye
Ghost Town
Savage Grace
Baghead
Beethoven's Big Break
A Breakfast Chronicle
99 Pieces
My Heart Is Mine Alone
The Frozen Limits

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Lenin reduced to hat check boy. | Photo courtesy of morrissey via flickr

What better way to spend Christmas Eve than watching a nearly four-hour documentary about the evils of Communism? This exploration of the foul philosophy of human subservience to a totalitarian state is sure to please Junior and the Missus once the gift opening is finished. Should children really be exposed to animated versions of Siegfried and Roy? Not because they're flamboyantly gay, mind you. They just suck. Having never seen a single episode from the Resident Evil series, I highly doubt I'll be seeing this--what--eighth iteration? Still haven't bought a present for Dad? Big Busted Internet Angels might be the ticket.

Faith of the Century: A History of Communism
Siegfried and Roy: Masters of the Impossible
Six Figures
Resident Evil: Degeneration
WWE Edge- A Decade of Decadence
The Violent Kind
Bubba the Love Sponge Presents: Bubba Raw, Vol. 2
Berserk Complete
WordWorld: The Race to Mystery Island
Big Busted Internet Angels