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Thursday, Apr 10, 2008
by PopMatters Staff
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This week: This hospital needs new doctors, or at least someone to spell check the medical forms that patients sing. Er, sign. When helpless patients, charismatic doctors and spelling errors on procedural documents are this common, it’s easy to see why you might need a brain transplant, right?


PopMatters offers exclusive early looks at new episodes of Backpack Picnic, an online sketch comedy show from ON Networks.


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Thursday, Apr 10, 2008
by PopMatters Staff

Goldfrapp
Happiness [Video] (Releasing 14 April on 2 x CD, 7” picture disc and download in the UK)


Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Tae Parade [MP3]
     


Bobby & Blumm
In Future Present [MP3]
     


Monroe Mustang
The Other Side [MP3]
     


Astrid Williamson
Hozanna (acoustic) [MP3]
     


Anna Ternheim
To Be Gone [MP3]
     


Camphor
The Sweetest Tooth [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, Apr 8, 2008
by PopMatters Staff

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Glue Girls [MP3]
     


Think I Wanna Die [MP3]
     


The Breeders
Bang On [MP3]
     


Nina Simone
Revolution [MP3]
     


Clinic
The Witch [Video]


Woods
Baleen Plate Lullaby [MP3]
     


The Sword
Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians [MP3]
     


Pacifika
Me Cai [MP3]
     


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Thursday, Apr 3, 2008
by Rachel Leibrock - McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
Scheduled release date: April 11


When I first heard there was a new flick starring Freaks and Geeks alum Jason Segel and ex-Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell, I flipped out and, in my head, automatically bestowed a million dancing popcorn guys upon Forgetting Sarah Marshall.


And then I actually watched the trailer.


Segel, who played Linda Cardellini’s adorable albeit occasionally stalkerish boyfriend on the short-lived Freaks & Geeks, plays a brokenhearted chump who travels to Hawaii to forget his ex-girlfriend (Bell)—only to find out they’re vacationing at the same resort and—awkward!—she’s brought her new boyfriend.


OK, there are two serious problems with Forgetting Sarah Marshall. One: Segel has devolved into something decidedly less adorable and more creepy since his Nick Andopolis days.


And, Bell, so ferociously awesome as Veronica Mars, in her new Heroes role and, even, as the coolly brutal Gossip Girl narrator, is unforgivably bland and totally forgettable here.


Meanwhile the “plot” and “jokes” feel forced, sexist and, worst of all, criminally unfunny.


So consider at least 999,999 of those dancing popcorn guys revoked.


Rating: 1 dancing popcorn guy (out of 4)



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Wednesday, Apr 2, 2008
by PopMatters Staff
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This week: A medieval tale that involves a laser. Need we say more? There aren’t really words to describe the strangeness of this particular episode. Stick around for the surprise ending of the year!


PopMatters offers exclusive early looks at new episodes of Backpack Picnic, an online sketch comedy show from ON Networks.


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