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DVD Tuesday: Buy The Wrestler

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Though it was almost criminally ignored by the Academy, The Wrestler was among the very finest movies released in theaters last year. Since it made only a little more than $26M at the box office, there are still plenty of people who haven't seen it. To those people I say: buy, buy, buy this DVD! It features a staggering performance by Mickey Rourke and a very underrated turn by the increasingly compelling Marisa Tomei. Ron Moore is my kind of storyteller so naturally I'm onboard with Caprica. I mean, who doesn't love Eric Stoltz? Ron Howard never seems to take any great chances, but he does consistently deliver solid pieces of entertainment. He gets pilloried for it by many, but being this good and this popular is no easy feat.

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