Reviews

12 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

Beauty and the Geek

This year, Mr. Kutcher, in his wisdom, has decided science will be better served if the girls lounge around by the pool in their bikinis, while the nerds present themselves for inspection one at a time.

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12 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Book of Daniel

Despite the recent fire and brimstone headlines, Daniel is a very familiar book.

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12 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Tent by Margaret Atwood

Would it be out of line to call Margaret Atwood a cranky old broad?"

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	Todd Rundgren: Best of Todd Rundgren Live

A collection of Rundgren's legitimately beloved hits played live by various high-calorie bands between 1979 and 2004. The rock iconoclast is at his most melodic and tuneful but will seem overproduced by post-punk ears.

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	Yngwie Malmsteen: Concerto Suite for Guitar and Orchestra [DVD]

Malmsteen attempts to drop the 'neo' from the neo-classical moniker in this blistering, intricate and quite gaudy DVD performance.

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	Amy LaVere: This World Is Not My Home

With the new year barely upon us, Amy LaVere's already released one of the albums of 2006. No, honestly.

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11 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	iD and Sleeper: Displacement

Hailing from the hip-hop hotspot of Lawrence, Kansas, iD and Sleeper have produced a memorable debut that effortlessly outpaces most everything else currently on the racks.

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	The Hypstrz: Live at the Longhorn

Bomp! reissue finds early '80s garage rockers to be the missing link between Nuggets and today's garage revival scene.

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	Ben Folds and WASO: Live in Perth [DVD]

What is it about rock music mixed with an orchestra that makes people giddy?"

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	Nnenna Freelon: Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holiday

Nnenna Freelon has the best voice in jazz"

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	The Drones: Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By

Capturing the desolate side of the sea-and-surf life, this Australian band swims in dark waters with gut-wrenching results.

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	Chris Brokaw: Incredible Love

Best known for the bands he has been in, Chris Brokaw breaks free and asserts compelling individuality on his fifth solo release.

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11 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Atomic Ball

Sex, Booze, and the Human Heart.

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11 Jan 2006 // 1:00 AM

E-Ring

Hopper plays McNulty with all kinds of pro-military gusto, though he's perpetually pissed off at the administration, because civilians tend to miss points and tactics.

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The Biggest Loser - Special Edition

You could call this The Biggest Loser Lite, and since I like nothing better than a cheap laugh, I will.

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Airplane!: The ‘Don’t Call Me Shirley!’ Edition (1980)

Airplane! basically gets by on one joke: sight gags based on tricks of perspective or on thwarting expectation.

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	Various Artists: Brazilectro: Session 7

Ultimately, the sound of Brazilectro is as much or more about the ubiquitous influence of international modes -- house and hip-hop -- as indigenous expression.

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10 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: No Parachute Vol. 1: A Collection of Indie Rock Videos [DVD]

No Parachute, in the creator's words, attempts 'the rebirth of the indie music video', a lofty claim that this mostly uninspired group of videos fails to back-up.

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	Juelz Santana: What the Game’s Been Missing!

A! Now that Juelz has got your attention...

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10 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

	Rob Swift: Soulful Fruit

Before he helped the X-Ecutioners become all-stars, Rob Swift, in what some consider to be the first turntablist record ever, got soulful.

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The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

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"New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.

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