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Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
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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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The Expendables

None August 19th, 2010

Strip away the nostalgic value in seeing old-school action heroes in one movie and what's left? Another attempt by Sylvester Stallone to make us think that over 60, he still has everything the Italian Stallion had when he was under 30. He does, but now it all has wrinkles on it. For the current generation of 18-year-old male moviegoers, the group for which movies like this are made, Stallone has always been an old man.

In "The Expendables," he plays Barney Ross, leader of a six-man team of mercenaries who do the CIA's dirty work when The Agency wants to keep its reputation for fair play intact. They're hired by Mr. Church (Bruce Willis, sharing a brief scene with Arnold Schwarzenegger, both of whom appear to be having a great time) to eliminate Gen. Garza (David Zayas, TV's "Dexter"), a tin-pot dictator of the Manuel Noriega type who is running drugs with rogue CIA agent James Munroe (Eric Roberts, "The Dark Knight") and his minion (Steve Austin, "The Condemned").

Ross and right-hand man, Lee Christmas (Jason Statham, "Crank: High Voltage"), head south to scout out Garzaland and meet El Jefe's daughter, Sandra (Giselle Iti
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