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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Pacifier (2005)

The image of the kids holding their noses suggests something about the state of Diesel's career, looking quite stalled.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Jacket (2005)

It's an apt description of how war, waged by the Organization for the Organized, works on its warriors, victims and heroes both.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Imaginary Heroes (2004)

Dan Harris's Imaginary Heroes keeps digging into Sandy's darkly-secreted past, producing revelations less surprising than wearisome.

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Gunner Palace (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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The soldiers' sense of dislocation is displayed by their disparate activities and the film's own aptly disjointed structure.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dear Frankie (2005)

Dear Frankie uses humor to acknowledge and, temporarily, transcend the fragility of human survival.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Cursed (2004)

Jimmy's golden retriever Zipper bites him and is turned into a spazzy, poorly CGI-ed wolf-dog, capable of ripping their house to pieces.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Be Cool (2005)

Utterly out of place, the Rock is the most convincing character in sight.

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	Various Artists: Putumayo Presents New Orleans

A fair enough sampler of music of a sort that's still being played in New Orleans.

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	Shivaree: Who’s Got Trouble?

Ultimately, Shivaree never quite transcends nostalgia for the older and unduly neglected pop-culture forms by which it's clearly inspired.

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	Suicide: A Way of Life / Why Be Blue?

SUICIDEWhy Be Blue?(Blast First/Mute)Rating: 5, bonus disc: 8US release date: 14 December 2004UK release date: 31 January 2005 by Dan Nishimoto suicide-wayoflife.jpg http://www.amazon

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	The Residents: Animal Lover

The Residents claim that their latest album was inspired by animal mating patterns. It isn't very sexy though.

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	The Layaways: We’ve Been Lost

Chiming guitars and an underlying current of melancholy propel the Layaways on their sophisticated sophomore effort.

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	Judas Priest: Angel of Retribution

Rob Halford's first Judas Priest album in 15 years marks a return to the band's classic early '80s sound.

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	Hanalei: We Are All Natural Disasters

Glitch pop debut by the Ghost frontman offers up a mouthful.

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3 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	50 Cent: The Massacre

50 Cent's stories of the streets have the feel of first-person reportage from urban war zone.

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	Various Artists: This Is the Blues Harmonica: Vol. 2

A considerable addition to the range of broad selections of blues harmonica recordings currently available, worth setting beside the best -- a fine sampling of 50 years of nifty Chicago blues band music.

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	Mötley Crüe: Red, White & Crüe

Yet another repetitive greatest hits package? What is this, the Crüe or the Who?"

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	Moving Units: Dangerous Dreams

You've bought every album by Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, the Rapture, even !!!, and you remain inexplicably ravenous for more. Look no further than Moving Units for more (of the same).

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2 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Living Legends: Classic

The Living Legends continue marching toward 4001, bowing to no one but the mic. And you thought MOP was militant.

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2 Mar 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ivy: In the Clear

On their long-awaited fourth album, Ivy reasserts their pop-band stature while continuing to advance the dreamy qualities that made them famous.

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