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Hayden Christensen ponders his career path from a dangerous height. | Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Considering that Doug Liman has directed some seriously good movies (Go, Swingers, The Bourne Identity), Jumper was a real disappointment. For whatever reason, John Adams never managed to generate the interest that most HBO shows do. The source material for the series was fabulous. The Bucket List may have been a creative dud for all involved but it found an audience in the rarely-targeted, over-50 crowd. If you think casting a film is a simple process (just pick some stars!), watch The Other Boleyn Girl to see how badly it can go.

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)
The Bucket List
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Signal
Witless Protection
The Grand
High Noon (Two-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Bob Dylan: 1978-1989 - Both Ends of the Rainbow
Catherine Deneuve Collection

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Yes, you too can pee on William Shatner. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Hawk via Flickr

He can act! He can sing! He can even write! Well, actually he can't do any of those things very well, but William Shatner can be interesting. In the long run, that may be his one, best talent. Some shows age fairly well, but some seem like odd curios even within a few years of ending. What's Happening definitely falls in the latter category, while Soap is firmly entrenched in the former. The Rock may be the most electrifying figure in sports entertainment, but Dwayne Johnson is as bad an actor as we have right now fronting films as a lead.

What's Happening: The Complete Series
Soap: The Complete Series
Bleach Uncut Season1 Box Set
City of Vice
Out of the Blue
You Belong to Me
The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment
A 3 Minute Orgasm