Reviews

13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Dudesons

For the Dudesons, it's all about the commotion, the more extreme, the better. For them, pain is a reward. For us, it's more frightening than funny.

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Psych

Psych seems an ideal show for its moment, as viewers can disdain its predictability and identify with its cynicism about that predictability at the same time.

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Annapolis (2006)

Toward the end of 'achieving a balance' in the film, Justin Lin says, 'It was just basically a massage all the way through, from the writing to the production to the editing.'

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13 Jul 2006 // 1:00 AM

Winick writes an original and multi-dimensioned comic that contributes to the richness of the superhero genre and adds fuel to the debate over its direction.

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Alice Smith: For Lovers, Dreamers, & Me

Wait a sec. Don't call "Extreme Makeover: Music Edition" just yet. There's a new voice in town that's sure to excite the lovers and dreamers of the world.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Planet Rock

A new Rough Guide proves that although the world is small, it has no shortage of regional variations on the theme of rock and roll.

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13 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kaada: Music For Moviebikers

This quiet, little release is all the more welcome amid the bombast accepted as atmospheric rock.

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Steve Reid Ensemble: Spirits Walk

Spirit Walk is ostensibly credited to the Steve Reid Ensemble, but the disc serves a far more important role as a companion piece to Reid and Hebden's recent collaborations.

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Eugene Mirman: En Garde, Society!

Mirman's style of comedy is remarkably casual, laid-back and almost improvised in its feel: where he differentiates himself is with his off-hand, absurdist delivery and the unexpected directions in which he takes his jokes.

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Head Like a Kite: Random Portraits of the Home Movie

The concept has been done before, and by better musicians, countless times over.

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Ramblin Jack Elliott: I Stand Alone

The album's 16 tracks clock in at a mere 32-and-a-half minutes, but there's a fullness to the disc because Elliott gives it all on every song, no matter the length. There really isn't a bad cut on the record.

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12 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Book of Trouble by Ann Marlowe

For priding ourselves on being so advanced in comparison to what we view as outdated ways of love -- arranged marriage and traditional housewives -- there's a lot of discontent.

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12 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Infinite Crisis #1-7

Greg Oleksiuk discusses the issue of continuity in DC's massive Infinite Crisis.

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12 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Electric Edwardians (1901)

The films of Electric Edwardians frequently indicate the broadening of the British Empire, in battles commemorated and colonialism championed.

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Mission Hill: The Complete Series

The 1999 WB show remains firmly grounded in the emotional realities of Kevin's attempt to survive high school despite his nerdish tendencies, and Andy's constant struggle between his aspirations and his apathy.

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12 Jul 2006 // 1:00 AM

Greg Oleksiuk discusses the issue of continuity in DC's massive Infinite Crisis.

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12 Jul 2006 // 1:00 AM

Brookville

Small clubs can be cozy, as long as the band (and the bar) remember that intimacy doesn't necessarily equal excitement. Just ask Ivy co-founder Andy Chase.

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12 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Oneida: Happy New Year

Tipping towards the folk precision of The Wedding but blistering with noise, Happy New Year is another landmark album from one of rock's most underrated bands. Maybe this time people will pay attention?

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Only Human (Seres Queridos) (2004)

A kooky romantic comedy directed by a married couple -- Dominic Harari and Teresa Pelegri -- Only Human is also an increase-the-peace allegory.

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The Brand New Heavies: Get Used to It

After a 12-year hiatus, acid jazz pioneers reunite with funk feast.

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