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South Park: The Complete Eighth Season

South Park's eighth season is dubbed "the year from hell" by co-creator Trey Parker.

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10 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Brothers of the Head (2005)

This film is laden with creative possibilities, yet suffers from a surfeit of cinematic and artistic clichés.

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40 Watt Hype: Strong Feet on the Concrete

Fresno, California's recipe for spicing up the usual hip-hop dish -- a fistful of funk, a splash of R&B, a couple of guest chefs to play the brass, and a whole lotta funk.

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10 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Comfies: Close to Me

The Comfies are comfortable, almost too comfortable on some of these songs.

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8 Dec 2006 // 4:00 AM

Blood Diamond (2006)

The movie can't seem to get out of its own way, relying on melodramatic clichés to make complex political observations.

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8 Dec 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday pretends its happy endings are premised on the women realizing their capacities as leading ladies. Really, what they're doing is finding the "right" men.

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8 Dec 2006 // 2:00 AM

Apocalypto (2006)

Looking like a precursor to Mad Max, Jaguar Paw has to manage his chase plot on his feet -- no turbo engines or gasoline.

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7 Dec 2006 // 11:00 PM

Kelly Joe Phelps + Sarah Harmer

The Eagles effect and a search for nostalgia-free sentiment.

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7 Dec 2006 // 9:03 PM

Sprites: Modern Gameplay

Even if they write interesting lyrics, pop musicians will be destined for insignificance if their music is no good. Fortunately, Sprites demonstrate melodic gifts and

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7 Dec 2006 // 9:02 PM

Copeland: Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Which “Co” do you like better: Coldplay or Copeland?  You’ll probably say the former, ‘cos you may not have heard of the latter,

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Roy Milton: Specialty Profiles: Roy Milton

Jump blues-jazz, very accomplished, solidly bejewelled with Camille Howard's boogie piano, good jazz solos, and Milton sang well.

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...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: So Divided

The band with the awkward name and the killer back-catalogue's looking towards stadiums -- bigger, grander, more melodic.

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7 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Movie Hero (2003)

Both eulogy and cautionary tale, The Movie Hero is a glimpse into that unfortunate space where a labor of love curdles into spite.

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Shane Bartell: Too Soon to Say

Bartell defies the singer-songwriter blueprint in many ways, but damned if this album doesn't hit the spot about 12 ways to Sunday nonetheless.

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7 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility by Taner Akcam

To put it bluntly: In those dying days, Ottoman leaders killed most of Turkey's Christians, just as Nazi Germany would kill most of its Jews.

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7 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Klaxons: Xan Valleys EP

Let's all bow down to pay homage to NME's latest rave, Klaxons

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7 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Call of Duty 3

"Why would you want to play a war game?" It's a fair question.

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7 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

2pac: Pacs Life

Life -- it ain't too funky, unless it's got more Pac.

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7 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Legacy (2000)

A humane window into the world of inner-city poverty; one that wisely refrains from blaming the victim by showing the obstacles that face even the most self-motivated inhabitants of the ghetto.

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Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane: The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings

The classic studio meetings between Monk (teacher) and Coltrane (student), still tantalizing and uneven.

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