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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 5: Disc 3

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This disc includes episodes: “D.E.N.N.I.S,” “Mac and Dennis Write A Movie” and “The Gang Reignites the Rivalry.”

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Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox

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Brilliant chemist, Holocaust survivor and mental hospital escapee, Dr. Emanuel Bronner invented his famous Magic Soap and founded the environmentally concerned company that’s just as popular today as it was among the counterculture in the 1970s. This documentary captures the complexity of Bronner’s relationship with his son Ralph, who spent years in orphanages and foster homes as his eccentric father sought to unite all mankind.

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Escape from Suburbia

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After condemning America’s oil dependency in his 2004 documentary The End of Suburbia, filmmaker Gregory Greene here addresses the solutions that will avert catastrophe, outlining the issues actively moving the energy crisis from theory to reality. Spurred to action by the realities of peak oil, Greene focuses his camera on individuals across the country brave enough to challenge and instigate their communities into serious change.

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Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?

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When trailer park resident Teri Horton bought a painting for five bucks, little did she know it could be a genuine Jackson Pollock worth millions. This film documents her dealings with the art world’s elitist establishment to authenticate the piece. Throughout the brash woman’s 15-year endeavor to validate the painting, the clash between stuffy art dealers and the cussin’, beer-drinkin’ Horton is funny, eye-opening and utterly unforgettable.

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Libby, Montana

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For nearly 30 years, residents of the quaint town of Libby, Mont., worked for the multinational corporation W.R. Grace, mining and processing a multiuse product known as vermiculite. Little did they know, they were risking their lives. This compelling documentary follows the plight of these courageous Americans as they band together to lift one another up from throes of illness and take on the all-powerful corporation.

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Yeah Right!

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Director Spike Jonze takes a stab at the world of skateboarding in this documentary about one of the sport’s most notorious teams, The Girl Skateboard Company. Jonze’s unique approach is felt through his dynamic footage and camera tricks. Stars like Ty Evans and Cory Weincheque explain the allure behind the sport and what makes this specific team tick. The film also includes a creative invisible skateboard sequence and a cameo by actor Owen Wilson.

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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After Robert Ford (Casey Affleck, in an Oscar-nominated role) joins the most notorious gang in the West, he grows tired of the charismatic Jesse James (Brad Pitt) and begins to resent his widespread fame. But by hatching a scheme to gun down James, Ford risks forever being branded a coward. Sam Shepard, Sam Rockwell, Mary-Louise Parker and Michael Parks also star in this big-screen adaptation of Ron Hansen’s acclaimed historical fiction novel.

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Kick-Ass

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Inspired by his love of comic books, high school student Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides to transform himself into a masked crime fighter — a decision that eventually thrusts the teenager into Internet stardom. Soon, Dave’s antics inspire a wave of would-be heroes to don costumes and live out their superhero fantasies. Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz also star in this comic book adaptation from director Matthew Vaughn.

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The End of Suburbia

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This provocative documentary examines the history of suburban life and the wisdom of this distinctly American way of life. A post-World War II concept, suburbia attracted droves of people, giving rise to sprawl and all that comes with it — good and bad. How has the environment been affected by this lifestyle, and is it sustainable? Director Gregory Greene dares to ask all the tough questions.

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Iron Man

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After escaping from kidnappers using makeshift power armor, an ultrarich inventor and weapons maker (Robert Downey Jr.) turns his creation into a force for good by using it to fight crime. But his skills are stretched to the limit when he must face the evil Iron Monger. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard also star in director Jon Favreau’s tongue-in-cheek superhero tale based on the popular Marvel comic.

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A Single Man

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This stream-of-consciousness, 1960s-era drama centers on a day in the life of George Falconer (Colin Firth, in an Oscar-nominated role), an English-born, Los Angeles college professor reeling from the recent death of his lover of 16 years. Fashion designer Tom Ford makes his directoral debut with this luminous film, which is based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel. Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lee Pace and Nicholas Hoult co-star.

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The Wire: Season 5: Disc 2

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This disc includes the following episodes: “Transitions,” “React Quotes” and “The Dickensian Aspect.”

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The Wire: Season 5: Disc 4

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This disc includes the following episode: “-30” and the documentary “The Wire: The Last Word” folllowed by a retrospective of the first 4 seasons “The Wire: The Wire Odyssey.”

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The Wire: Season 5: Disc 3

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This disc includes the following episodes: “Took,” “Clarifications” and “Late Editions.”

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The Wire: Season 5: Disc 1

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This disc includes the following episodes: “More with Less,” “Unconfirmed Reports” and “Not for Attribution” and “Seaons 1-4 recap.”

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The Wire: Season 4: Disc 4

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This disc includes the following episodes: “That’s Got His Own” and “Final Grades.”

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The Wire: Season 4: Disc 3

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This disc includes the following episodes: “Corner Boys,” “Know Your Place,” “Misgivings” and “A New Day.”

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The Wire: Season 4: Disc 2

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This disc includes the following episodes: “Refugees,” “Alliances,” “Margin of Error” and “Unto Others.”

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The Wire: Season 4: Disc 1

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This disc includes the following episodes: “Boys of Summer,” “Soft Eyes” and “Home Rooms.”

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Spaced: The Complete Series: Disc 3: Bonus Material

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The Bonus Materials for Spaced: The Complete Series include the making of featurette “Skip to the End” and “Spaced Jam” by Osymyso, as well as Cast and Crew Bios.

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