The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

By John Paul

Becoming the Beach Boys offers a comprehensive glimpse into the embryonic stages of one of America’s finest pop groups. 26 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

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The Wood Brothers: Ways Not To Lose

The Wood Brothers have just a guitar, upright bass and a few other instruments to their name. But don't tell them they can't sound like Muddy Waters and Hank Williams on the same album.

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Dr. Octagon: The Return of Dr. Octagon

While The Return of Dr. Octagon is better than anything Kool Keith's done in a while, it's still not close to the level of the classic Dr. Octagonecologyst.

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28 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Caché (Hidden) (2005)

Michael Haneke's movies are never easy. Instead, they set out complex, multi-layered problems, encountered by ordinary-seeming characters, sometimes worked out but more usually left unresolved.

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28 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

Fell is defiantly avoiding falling into a formula, refusing to squeeze variations on the same story into every issue.

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28 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont

In The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, Paul Malmont turns the era's best known pulp writers, Walter Gibson and Lester Dent, into the stuff of their books -- crime-fighting, risk-taking heroes who must work together to save New York's Chinatown from certain destruction.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Superman Returns (2006)

Superman has seen the aftermath of world destruction, and he's come back with a perspective not quite so boldly idealistic or pompously ideological.

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Julie Roberts: Men and Mascara

Rich with melody and dark with possibilities, Julie Roberts' voice has a depth and a reach that cannot be denied.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Strangers with Candy (2006)

Jerri Blank repeatedly acts like a feral white trash child, a sort of spiteful id.

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Corinne Bailey Rae: Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae has the right ingredients but the wrong recipe on debut.

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Nick Castro and the Young Elders: Come Into Our House

Oud, saz, mbira, tabla drums... a UN yard sale? Nope, another world-spanning album from Nick Castro.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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