Reviews

28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Superman Returns (2006)

Superman has seen the aftermath of world destruction, and he's come back with a perspective not quite so boldly idealistic or pompously ideological.

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Julie Roberts: Men and Mascara

Rich with melody and dark with possibilities, Julie Roberts' voice has a depth and a reach that cannot be denied.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Strangers with Candy (2006)

Jerri Blank repeatedly acts like a feral white trash child, a sort of spiteful id.

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Corinne Bailey Rae: Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae has the right ingredients but the wrong recipe on debut.

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Nick Castro and the Young Elders: Come Into Our House

Oud, saz, mbira, tabla drums... a UN yard sale? Nope, another world-spanning album from Nick Castro.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Slobberbone is no more. 'Twas a good band, but three-quarters of Slobberbone are back in The Drams for some dram good and appealing Americana numbers.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rye Coalition: Curses

It's been five years in the making . . . was it worth the wait?

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El Da Sensei: The Unusual

El drops rhymes with wisdom that could only be gained through years of experience.

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Matthias Lupri Group: Metalix

Stunning vibist, ambitious composer, high-grade quintet in a meditative, almost mystical, extended work.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Evil Nine: Fabriclive 28

Evil Nine works some wicked magic on Fabric's latest compilation of nightclub party grooves.

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27 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

What Were They Thinking?! Some People Never Learn

This comic could force us to re-examine our categories and ideas of originality and creativity in the comics industry.

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27 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Impostor by Bruce Bartlett

One need not share Bartlett's flawed perspective to find his condemnation of the Bush administration persuasive.

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27 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

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Bellisario's cast, dialogue, and wild collection of jokes, in-jokes, and meta-jokes, however? These are such stuff as dreams are made of.

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27 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Entourage

Entourage's depiction of the delicate symbiotic relationship between the talent and their support staff is often perceptive and revealing, elevating the series above pure fantasy or self-parody.

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27 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

This comic could force us to re-examine our categories and ideas of originality and creativity in the comics industry.

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27 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Lord Jamar: The 5% Album

Lord Jamar, actor and Brand Nubian alumnus, shows there's more to hip-hop than jewelry and tomfoolery.

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Henson Cargill: A Very Well Travelled Man

A 27-track collection from Henson Cargill, most of which you wouldn't recognize except for "Skip a Rope". The baritone singer does have his moments though.

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27 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Run Chico Run: Slow Action

Another solid album by the one Victoria, BC band you probably haven't heard about.

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27 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Kraak & Smaak: Boogie Angst

The breaks-influenced Dutch trio blend jazzy rhythms, breaks and a retro, diva vocal vibe into a pleasant, light mix.

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Daniel Smith: Be Bop Bassoon

Even the thorough application of this great bassoonist, with as good a threesome as could reasonably be hoped for, can not establish serious claim for bassoon as a versatile horn in jazz. "Birk's Works" is nonetheless lovely... music not to laugh at, but smile with!

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