Pirate Radio
Rogue DJs in the '60s hop on a boat to play rock records and square off against a government who wants to shut them down. In his review, Peter Martin wrote: "Except for pacing issues that dog the film clear through to an interminably extended final 25 minutes, it's a perfectly serviceable party picture that's intended to invoke nostalgia rather than meaningful reflection." Rent it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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The Slammin' Salmon
The Broken Lizard troupe digs into restaurant life and wait staff wars as Michael Clarke Duncan plays an owner who makes his wait staff compete -- cash to the winner, a "broken rib sandwich" to the loser. From SXSW 2009, Eugene Novikov raved that the film "is 90 minutes of truly inspired comic mayhem." Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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Defendor
Before you gear up for Kick Ass, you should check out Woody Harrelson in Defendor. By day, he directs traffic at construction sites; by night, he wears a duct-taped D and tries to keep the streets safe. Scott Weinberg reviewed the indie today and wrote: "What some may see as a schizophrenic little tale that wants to have its superhero cake and deflate it too, I see a tightly-wound, well-paced, nicely-shot, and (again) resoundingly well-acted Canadian indie that has a few compelling things to say, and says them in an unexpectedly entertaining way." Buy it.

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