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The Walking Dead: The CompleteSecond Season (NR)

AMC/Anchor Bay Entertainment

This AMC zombie series, based on the indie comic book sensation, was a huge hit when its initial six-episode run premiered, and with good reason: AMC, of Mad Men and Breaking Bad repute, was able to take what is a very basic, living-dead, rip-off and humanize it, all the while keeping things fresh, interesting and classy. With Season 2, the episodes grow in number to 13, and this is where the problem lies. Don't get me wrong — it's still a great show. But this season's plot — the search for a missing girl, undertaken from a secluded farm — is elongated to its breaking point, telling a story that doesn't need all that time. Let's hope with Season 3, they hire a good story editor. — Louis Fowler

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Breathless (R)

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Not to be confused with the classic 1960 Jean-Luc Goddard film, this Breathless is directed by promising up-and-comer Jesse Baget of Wrestlemaniac fame. It's a darkly amusing, chicken-fried Coen Brothers wannabe that stands out thanks to a deliciously inspired performance from Gina Gershon. She's a Texas housewife tired of the no-good, bank-robbing antics of her husband (Val Kilmer), which end with his accidental-ish death. As Gershon and gal-pal (Kelli Giddish) go through one grotesquely botched attempt after another to dispose of the body, the sick laughs pile up. It's a funny, sleazy, mostly sweaty effort from Baget. Also check out his other new flick, Cellmates, on NetFlix Streaming. — Louis Fowler

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One in the Chamber (R)

Anchor Bay Entertainment

To fully enjoy the action-packed goofiness, suspend incredible amounts of disbelief. How about Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. taking Dolph Lundgren in a fight. Cuba is a sullen top assassin who's botched his latest job. The solution? Send in Dolph, who should have Cuba screaming "Show me the bloody!" but instead is routinely ass-whipped in a variety of thrillingly graphic ways. As they take out the Eastern European mafia, Cuba finds love and Dolph adopts a dog. If more action movies conveyed that kind of message, they'd be more effective than 10 Sarah McLachlan songs. — Louis Fowler

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