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Holy Ghost People

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No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
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Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
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Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
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Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
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None December 16th, 2009



There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half than with "G-Force," a partially animated adventure-lite from Disney. Director Hoyt Yeatman, who's worked special effects on everything from "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" to "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4," uses the technology well, and not just as a gimmick.

The story begins in a hurry as a special-ops force comprised of three guinea pigs, a housefly and a mole conduct a raid on the home of electronicsmeister Bill Nighy, who is suspected of planting devices in household appliances that will turn them into an effective means of parodying "Transformers." Tricky questions like, "How can humans talk to guinea pigs?" are answered in ways that are pure sci-fi silliness.

Listen for the voices of Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Penelope Cruz, Jon Favreau, Steve Buscemi and Tracy Morgan. Onscreen are Will Arnett and Zach Galifianakis.

The dialogue, by five writers, is occasionally clever and the animation is spot-on. One segment relies too heavily on poop and fart jokes, as if these were the only surefire laugh-getters when the audience is essentially children, as this one should be. This is not adult entertainment, folks, but it's OK for what it is.

"”Doug Bentin

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