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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Buy The Wrestler

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Rourke is so Method that I think this might be real blood. | Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight

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.

The Wrestler
Caprica
Frost/Nixon
Notorious
Mulligans
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension - Live At Belgrade
Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painleve
Wages of Fear [Blu-ray] - Criterion Collection
Wolverine and the X-Men: Heroes Return Trilogy

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Crappy movies but iconic character. | Photo courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment

Whatever makeup artist physically realized the conception of Pinhead should be eternally thanked by the film's producers for essentially making this series so profitable. Honestly, without Pinhead does anyone care about the Hellraiser movies? I've been following Lena Headey since the otherwise forgettable Twice Upon a Yesterday. Still amazed she isn't a bigger star. Wildest double feature of the year: Inside the Third Reich Box Set followed by Kike Like Me. It would probably be an incredibly provocative way to spend a few hours. Did you know that there is a sub-genre of exploitation films called "nunsploitation"? You do now.

Hellraiser: Boxed Set
Laid to Rest
Dog Days of Summer
The Poker Club
Inside the Third Reich Box Set
Kike Like Me
Ron White: Behavioral Problems
I Dismember Mama
Dee Dee Deluxe Busty Debut
Nuns of St. Archangel