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Belle and Sebastian: Just a Modern Rock Story by Paul Whitelaw

With the intimacy of a true fan and the validity of a music critic, he weaves the fascinating story behind its release and the band's response to their newfound critical acclaim, including the only known correspondence between Murdoch and Morrissey, doppelgangers as they may be.

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22 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Red Tent (1971)

The 1971 Sean Connery film recounts the true story of an ill-fated 1928 expedition to the North Pole. In a dirigible.

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22 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Lot Like Love (2005)

The Ashton Kutcher vehicle tries to make use of its stars' appeals, structuring a regular romantic comedy out of charmingly imperfect, well-performed moments.

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	Various Artists: Melodic Today

Melodic Records collects its best and brightest, mixes an eclectic variation of styles, and slaps on a dedication to a recently passed musical icon.

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	Sick Bees: The Marina Album [EP]

The Raincoats busk with Skip Spence and Funkadelic throws down a $20. How to ignore this one? Well, don't.

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	T. Raumschmiere: Blitzkreig Pop

The combination of precise, pummeling techno beats and buzzsaw electronic fuzz is still as eminently satisfying as on 2003's Radio Blackout.

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	Little Brother: The Chittlin Circuit 1.5 - The Official Mixtape: Unreleased Tracks, B-Sides and Rem

Take a tour of Little Brother's soul-stirring unreleased material, b-sides, and remixes on the legendary chitlin circuit.

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	Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections

Love of beauty, use of Vietnamese musical ideas for hard bop themes that sustain high order lyrical improvisations; and performances of Vietnamese music. Impressive; deeply moving.

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21 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Bedouin Soundclash: Sounding a Mosaic

Do Bedouins listen to reggae? Maybe not, but Canadians apparently do.

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What can you make of a festival that's called a 'street scene' but instead sprawls across a large stadium parking lot?

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Metal Slug 4 & Metal Slug 5

When you're a 2D run-and-gun series, originality through level and boss design is really all you have going.

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Devil’s Corner by Lisa Scottoline

Roger Holland looks at a couple of instant classics of Crime-Lit For Chicks and Right Wing War Games For Boys.

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot makes a passionate plea for same-sex marriage rights.

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Supercross: The Movie (2005)

The brothers race against a spectacular California backdrop, with the sort of ridiculous fearlessness that afflicts boys in sports action movies.

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Red Eye (2005)

Tough, ingenious, and completely fun to watch, Lisa makes the narrative absurdities seem largely irrelevant.

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The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei) (2004)

The Edukators see the executive's wealth as a kind of state-sanctioned violence, as it's only achieved by the poverty of others.

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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

The man-whore's back.

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Asylum (2005)

The affair leads to disaster, not least because Stella feels compelled to punish Max for his emotional abandonment.

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	Various Artists: 80 Records and We’re Not Broke (Yet)

Label sampler/celebration has much to offer for hardcore and punk music fans.

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18 Aug 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Slough Feg: Atavism

The latest album by the Bay Area band celebrates everything that was great from early '80s heavy metal.

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