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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Mel's Back And He's Pissed!

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If you're able to put aside the anti-Semitic | uber-Catholic ravings of Mel Gibson, he can still be a very effective actor, particularly when cast in his wheelhouse role: a crazy cop bucking the system. Edge of Darkness is a pitch-dark drama about a father hell-bent on avenging his daughter's death. Sure, it's overly plotty, but I dug it. The same can't be said for Legion -- a silly meditation on angels and prophecy and farts (okay, I was tuned out by the end so maybe that last part didn't actually happen). Will the vampire craze just die out already? Daybreakers was a needless addition to an over-supplied genre. I don't miss Daria as much as I miss the ground-breaking Beavis & Butthead, but it's still funnier than anything currently being broadcast on MTV.

Edge of Darkness
Daria: The Complete Animated Series
Toy Story (Special Edition)
Toy Story 2 (Special Edition)
M (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
The Karate Kid [Blu-ray]
Essential Art House: Kurosawa Collection (Hidden Fortress/Ikiru/Throne of Blood)
North Face
The Beatles: Behind the Curtain: A Documentary
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Magnificent Seven Collection [Blu-ray]
Rock 'N' Roll High School (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) [Blu-ray] Big Donks Gone Wild

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