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Laguna Beach: The Complete First Season

Coming after The O.C., and before that, Beverly Hills, 90210, Laguna Beach seems all too familiar.

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NBA

18 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

NBA

Basketball is a game of improvisation within a complex, flowing swirl of bodies; NBA's computer-controlled players, however, are ignorant of this.

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18 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Andy Milonakis Show

This show demonstrates again that in this age of reality TV, anyone can be a celebrity.

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18 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

10:01 by Lance Olsen

Imagine if Ulysses had began with a paragraph like this: 'Leopold Bloom wondered what it would be life if the sum total of the verisimilitude of life and living could be summed up metaphorically in one day, quite coincidentally shaped to provide allegorical parallels to Homer's Odyssey.'"

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18 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Be Cool (2005)

The John Travolta movie starts off on the wrong foot and proceeds downwards.

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17 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Erik Truffaz: Saloua

Erik Truffaz has often been compared to Miles Davis. I think that he wants to be Miles Davis, just as I suppose every jazz trumpet player does. Truffaz could come closer than any of his contemporaries, however.

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	Danilo Perez: Live at the Jazz Showcase

A live, stunningly adventurous trio date by Wayne Shorter's pianist.

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17 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Luciano: Jah Words

Luciano is on a mission. Come join him, won't you?"

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17 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jamie Lidell: Multiply

Snapshot of an artist moving from the white noise of the electro lab to the joyous communal feedback of black music's core.

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	Corey Harris: Daily Bread

Carib-Afro-blues meets ethics on the latest from a... traditionalist?"

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	A Certain Ratio: Live America 1985

A Certain Ratio firmly is one of the pioneering, genre-mixing wave of bands that led the way for the dance-oriented artists of the '80s.

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17 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Damon Aaron: Ballast

If Ballast consisted of nothing more than Aaron's guitar playing, the album would be a good deal better than it actually is.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

‘1215’ Slays Many Mythical Dragons

1215 is a fascinating, entertaining book that explicates one of the most import documents in Western Civilization.

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Isaac Brock's face was a scowl. Anytime you can see him restricted in some form or fashion you know he's bound to he unleash it...

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Destroy All Humans!

These short dialogues are mainly intended to be parodic and humorous jokes at the expense of the straight-laced and ultraconservative Americans of the past.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Usually, a little Vaughn goes a long way, but here he serves as welcome respite from Wilson's cloying romantic lead.

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Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy (1990)

Unfortunately, Sam Kinison: Outlaws of Comedy is the worst version of this wounded genius that ever existed.

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Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2004)

Jim White acts as tour guide in this film addressing the 'Southern obsession with the dichotomy between the sacred and the profane.'

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Murderball (2005)

In the rowdy and inspiring Murderball, Mark Zupan is, quite frankly, mesmerizing.

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15 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Happy Endings (2005)

Happy Endings begins with what seems quite an unhappy ending, when Mamie (Lisa Kudrow) is hit by a car.

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