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[TV] Gangland: The Final Season

Chronicling the seedy underbelly of these United States, Gangland gave many Americans insight into a side of life that they’re lucky enough to never face. Yet, the fact of the matter is, for some, the reality of gang life is an appealing choice in a harsh urban setting. You wouldn’t be wrong for finding it somewhat depressing that it was able to make it through seven seasons detailing different gangs. There are just that many.

In its seventh and final season, Gangland takes a look at the North Side Mafia (Denver), Public Enemy No. 1 (Southern California), Asian Boyz, Wah Ching (San Francisco), Wild Boyz (Pine Ridge), Netas (Puerto Rico), Crips (New York City), Aryan Republican Army, Hells Angels Mc (Seattle), Vice Lords (Chicago), New Mexican Mafia (Phoenix), and the Black Mafia Family (Atlanta), and then a summary episode of some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters
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DVD Playhouse--March 2011

DVD Playhouse—March 2011

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Allen Gardner

127 Hours (20th Century Fox) Harrowing true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco, in another fine turn), an extreme outdoorsman who finds himself trapped in a remote Utah canyon, his arm pinned between two boulders, with no help nearby, no communication to the outside world, and dim prospects for survival, to say the least. Director Danny Boyle manages to prove again that he’s one of the finest filmmakers working today by making a subject that is seemingly uncinematic a true example of pure cinema. Inventive, breathtaking, funny, and horrifying, often all at once. Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara make a memorable, brief appearance as hikers who connect with Ralston during his journey. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Commentary by Boyle, producer Christian Colson, co-writer Simon Beaufoy; Deleted scenes; Featurettes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS-hd 5.1 surround.

Amarcord (Criterion) Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning, autobiographical classic might
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