Reviews

4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

House

If you're not already watching Fox's House, you should be.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Commander in Chief

Having gone to the trouble of putting a woman in the White House, Commander in Chief plans to focus on her efforts to keep house. See how far we've come?

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Dean and Me (A Love Story) by Jerry Lewis and James Kaplan

Lewis does not blame his partner for the inevitable and bitter break-up in 1956. Instead, he makes it very clear that the separation was almost all his idea.

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4 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

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	The Velvet Underground: Gold

Every track is going to absolutely slay you, but there's so much more to be had. You can buy this album if you want, but you have to promise me you'll buy their other ones too.

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	Slow Dazzle: The View from the Floor [EP]

Smart pop that melds the old with the future, never taking its eye off the craft for a moment.

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3 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	New Order: Item [DVD]

This new two-DVD set from New Order reveals a band comfortably situated between art and commerce.

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	The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike

2004 debut album from Brighton, UK ensemble is finally released domestically, albeit with some minor changes.

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	Paula Frazer: Leave the Sad Things Behind

Not quite as stunning as her previous album, but Paula Frazier makes the most of her voice with a folksy-retro-roots collage.

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3 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

At its heart the disc belongs to the dancefloor, where the flavors of samba, salsa and mambo freely cross-pollinate with austere house textures to create a satisfying, if subtle, hybrid.

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	Cold: A Different Kind of Pain

Despite lyrics that go beyond the usual themes, this is still the type of album that turned "nu" into a two-letter joke.

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	Charlottefield: How Long Are You Staying

Brighton quartet smudges the lines of post-punk on its debut album.

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	Blackalicious: The Craft

The album takes the veteran hip-hop duo's penchant for verbose musings and adds a healthy serving of funk, soul, and late '60s rock to produce an album that aligns with this year's best.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (EU) / World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 International (US)

We've all been blessed with Pro Evolution 5, a game even better than its predecessor -- which many gamers thought was football simulator perfection.

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3 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

After such an explosive first day how could Arthur and friends possibly round things out? Early on, I began to question when and where this thing would really start happening again... of course it would...

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3 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Medium

Allison Dubois (new Emmy winner Patricia Arquette) is a particularly sane TV psychic.

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3 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

How I Met Your Mother

The story of that meeting unfolds in what will surely become the longest flashback in TV history, especially if the series stays on the air beyond a season.

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Benny Hill: The Early Naughty Years - Complete and Unadulterated (Volume 3)

Benny Hill will always be the bastard stepchild of British sketch comedy.

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Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

Seemingly no kernel of isolated trivia or controversial factoid is small enough to escape the author's notice.

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So Wrong They’re Right (1993) - PopMatters Film Review
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However much one admires their chutzpah and the enthusiasm of their subjects, So Wrong They're Right proves to be more entertaining than edifying.

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