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Upstairs, Downstairs - Collector’s Edition Megaset: The Complete Series Plus Thomas and Sarah

Upstairs, Downstairs may not have been startlingly original, but its primary strength lay with its complex characters and class-based construct.

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20 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Chasing Windmills

Despite the predominance of soulless databases and faceless corporations, the Internet is widely thought of as a space where exhibitionism is the norm, a mess of web logs, podcasts, and other means of personal expression.

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20 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The White Countess (2006)

The final Merchant/Ivory collaboration is set in 1936 Shanghai and revisits the filmmakers' usual concerns -- loss, desire, and nostalgia for a moment that never quite existed.

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Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Race here is not an inherent or stable identity, but mutable and mutating.

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20 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Matador (2006)

While the next Bond film is stuck in pre-production as producers search for an A-List Bond girl, Pierce Brosnan is having the last laugh with his new film.

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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)

Despite its title, Albert Brooks' new movie, like all his movies, is about his world.

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20 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

End of the Spear (2006)

It's a well-meaning, peculiarly wrongheaded movie in which Ecuadorian 'savages' are converted to Christianity.

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	Various Artists: God Save the Queen: A Punk Rock Anthology [DVD]

With a little more care, this '70s punk video anthology could've been great, instead of merely good.

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	Various Artists: Om:10—A Decade of Future Music

Ten years is like 100 in electronica time. And, as this soulful, three-disc set shows, most of them were good ones for Om.

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	The Notorious B.I.G.: Duets: The Final Chapter

Inflating his reputation to godlike proportions risks obscuring what made him so important to begin with.

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	The Invisible Eyes: Laugh in the Dark

Debut from Seattle-based garage quartet shows promise, but also a lack of identity.

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	Mick Harvey: One Man’s Treasure

Harvey's collection of emotionally brutal songs is delivered with the vision of a cowboy looking at life through the bottom of a glass of whisky.

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	The Gentlemen: Brass City Band

Meat-and-potatoes rock and roll may not win many awards, but the Gentlemen should win lots of friends with their solid third record.

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	Delta 5: Singles and Sessions 1979-1981

Delta 5 featured a trio of women singing in plain, unadorned voices, signaling a de facto rejection of the notion that female singing should be as sweet, simpering and desperately ingratiating as women themselves are too often expected to be.

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19 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Dwele: Some Kinda…

Improving upon his debut, Dwele delivers another set of smooth and soulful tracks unified by instrumental interludes and a loose conceptual theme that falls somewhere to the right of D'Angelo's Voodoo and Andre 3000's The Love Below.

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19 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

How do you make brain dead, only thinking of feasting on human flesh, zombies sympathetic enough to support a series?

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Busiek shows that he really understands what separates Conan from other men: the fact that he is never content with just being alive and safe.

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19 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Wilderness

My Post-cigarette Band: A Tale of Rockological Overload.

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19 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Crumbs

Poking harsh fun at mental illness is risky business, and anyone who has faced psychological disorders may not find much to laugh at here.

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19 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Seven Men From Now (1956)

Seven Men From Now is a small, economical movie, concerned with sacrifice and nobility.

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