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Three for three: ‘4 Minute Mile’ and more

The Star-Telegram arts writers spotlight what’s rocking their world this week.

1 4 Minute Mile : It’s a small movie that may disappear before you even knew it was here. But this sports drama about a high school track star with family issues is worth seeking out. It features solid performances from Kelly Blatz, Cam Gigandet, Analeigh Tipton and Richard Jenkins of The Visitor and Six Feet Under, who brings a sense of intelligence to every role he plays . At the Angelika Dallas and video-on-demand.

— Cary Darling

2 Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery on Blu-ray: Twin Peaks, director David Lynch’s initial (and, thus far, only) project in network television, was just as hypnotic and peculiar as would be expected, given his filmography. Premiering in 1990, the controversial, critically acclaimed series was axed after just two seasons, but in the interim has built a rabidly loyal cult following. Making its Blu-ray debut in this 10-disc box ($135), in stores now, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery features not only retrospective documentaries, but also 90 minutes’ worth of deleted scenes and the HD debut of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. All that’s missing is a cup of damn good coffee.

— Preston Jones

3 Unsung : TV One’s music-biography series bears echoes of Behind the Music, but two things separate it from its predecessor: its emphasis on R&B groups, and its willingness to tackle underrated or forgotten acts as well as such big names as Rick James and Wilson Pickett. This season has already begun, but you can jump in with Episode 2, which is about Waco boy band Hi-Five, which had a No. 1 hit in 1991 with I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) — and then a whole lot of problems. 8 p.m. Wednesdays, TV One

— Robert Philpot

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