Reviews

4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Optimo: Psych Out

A motley array of psychedelic, acid, rare grooves and the best song that Simple Minds ever recorded.

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Marky Ramone: Start of the Century

A solid effort by a stand-up guy who still hits the Mark.

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sean Jones: Roots

Superlative jazz trumpeter, sometimes with splendid saxophonist, but much of the time so very sanctified.

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Thunderbirds Are Now!: Make History

On their third album Thunderbirds Are Now! turn to pop for inspiration. It works well in combination with the group's dance-punk sound.

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3 Oct 2006 // 4:00 PM

3 Oct 2006 // 4:00 PM

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl goes acoustic, leading his band of rock warriors into uncharted, lite-rock waters.

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3 Oct 2006 // 4:00 PM

Lost

Sometimes -- when I'm buying the Lost-companion novel Bad Twin or navigating the perplexing websites of the Dharma Project's sponsor The Hanso Corporation -- I think if Lost were my boyfriend, we'd have to break up.

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3 Oct 2006 // 4:00 PM

Lost / The Amazing Race

Of course, we know that Lost's producers are an international '911' call away, should anything go terribly wrong, but for the most part, the contestants are left to their own devices.

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3 Oct 2006 // 4:00 AM

Veronica Mars

"It's time for a fresh start," she muses while making her way across the Hearst College campus. "How 'bout you try not to piss anyone off this time around?"

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Lights went out in Georgia, Chicago died, and that toke went over the line: the '70s revisited.

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3 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Unit

This is always the question in The Unit and the Unit: who knows? Even those who do know can't admit it.

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3 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Help Me Help You

The characters are undeveloped, the situations are improbable, and Ted Danson is neither funny nor convincing.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Fergie: The Dutchess

Fergie prances, preens, moans, talks and raps, but the result is canned and sterile.

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Scissor Sisters: Ta-Dah

Ta-Dah unveils the Scissor Sisters jumping in fits and spurts to maintain the high quality of their latest single.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Stella: Season One

Stella -- not a sketch comedy, not a sitcom, and certainly not the Marx Brothers -- forges a brand of television comedy all its own.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hero Squared #1-2

It's not about being a hero; it's about questioning why heroes are heroes and why "normal" people are not.

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The Illustrated Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, illustrations by Dame Darcy

Darcy could not have better portrayed this moment of recognition, the moment when Jane fully grasps, for the first time, the concept of sin and all it entails.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edmond (2005)

An excellent noir, or a tragicomedy, about the repressed beliefs in all of us.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kenny Smith: One More Day

No lost classics, but exceptional unpredictability and high interest factor.

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Shinjuku Zulu: Various Chimeras

Yes, that's a Tokyo neighborhood and an African tribe.

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