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New York Dolls: All Dolled Up [DVD]

Bob Gruen and then-wife Nadya Beck logged over 40 hours of film of the Dolls, and from this footage comes this new documentary.

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	Matthew Herbert: Plat du Jour

There are deep waters here, and anyone who comes expecting the same brand of approachable, quirky house music with which Herbert made his name will be disappointed and quite possibly repulsed.

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The music is as blunt as the name. Which, for the most part, is a good thing.

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5 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Magic Seeds by V.S. Naipaul

Both Roger and Willie are, in effect, poorly disguised mouthpieces for Naipaul's right-wing socio-political observations.

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5 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Four Brothers (2005)

'I grew up in sunny southern California, and I'm not used to snow,' says John Singleton. 'I wanted to do a movie with snow in it, so here it is.'"

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5 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

À Double Tour (1959)

À Double Tour is a visually engrossing if emotionally underwhelming thriller set in one the director's prototypically dysfunctional families.

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Dark Water: Unrated Widescreen Edition (2005)

'I'm attracted by the unknown, by the unexplainable,' says director Walter Salles.

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4 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Camping 2

Compiled by label boss Ellen Allien herself, Camping 2 showcases the best of BPitch Control's recent output, including three of her own tracks.

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4 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	P-Love: All Up in Your Mind

Early press for the album promised a mélange of styles and beats, but it's actually surprisingly bland.

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4 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Omara Portuondo: Sentimiento

This Cuban legend is a singer, not a screamer. She lets the trumpets do the dirty work. They make suggestive sounds. She sounds seductive.

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4 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys: Foggy Highway

Kelly has made an album that fails to cross over from bluegrass to capture the average Paul Kelly listener.

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4 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Friends of Dean Martinez: Lost Horizon

Want to get away? Friends of Dean Martinez will take you on a 37-minute vacation to somewhere mostly peaceful and mostly serene.

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4 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Gary Allan: Tough All Over

I am more open to Allan's music precisely because I assume it to be authentic as hell and rooted in a deep, personal tragedy.

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4 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

If a man can be found not guilty by reason of insanity after he finds his wife sleeping with the mailman, surely he's got a free pass on acts he committed after turning into a giant lizard.

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4 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Bridget St. John

had been the one to answer Devendra Banhart's letters?

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4 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers: Volume 1

Bringing together Three Stooges-style slapstick and Looney Tunes-ish physics, Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers offers no in-between or subtlety.

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One Nation Under God: The History of Prayer in America by James P. Moore, Jr.

Looking at the United States from the knees of those who fashioned its history offers a fresh perspective on the country's past.

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4 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Match Point (2005)

Chris is fond of Enrico Caruso, whose voice 'expresses everything that's tragic about life,' one of these Allenish aphorisms that's probably true but just sounds trite.

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3 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Stephen Duffy: Duffy

Why isn't this man famous? Re-issued Britpop-era gem from Robbie Williams' new writing partner.

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	Super Deluxe: Surrender!

Super Deluxe is the mid-'90s throwback you weren't really waiting for and don't really need.

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