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The Amityville Horror (2005)

She has three kids from a previous marriage (her husband is dead); he has a body left over from Blade 3.

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	War Against Sleep: Borderline Personality

War Against Sleep's Duncan Fleming is fighting the good fight against banal lyricism, even if his music has some catching up to do.

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	The Sharp Ease: Going Modern

Los Angeles female foursome may have the West Coast Hype Factory in their corner, but they're still searching for their sound on their scattershot debut.

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14 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Sparkwood: Jalopy Pop!

A fine collection of sweetly pleasant melodic pop, recalling the past yet updated with lyrics that address modern lovers' dilemmas.

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14 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Heavy Trash: self-titled

Gotta love a band that can affix faux-substance to slummin'... and still garner a chuckle. JSBX (now BX)'s Jon Spencer and Speedball Baby's Matt Verta-Ray take a stroll down musical lane, littering the aisle with the honkiest honky-tonk.

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	Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book

One of the final pieces in the laudable songbook project, this disc reveals its own lack of interest. Fitzgerald may be pitch-perfect, but emotionally it falls a little flat.

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14 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Crazy Caribs: Dancehall Dub

Who are the Crazy Caribs, and why are they so crazy? Do they need therapy? Perhaps some Thorazine? These questions and more are answered...

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	Vic Chesnutt: Ghetto Bells

One of Chesnutt's very best. The nuanced production is akin to Silver Lake, but the songs are 10 times as memorable.

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	The Blind Boys of Alabama: Atom Bomb

The oldest active band learns some new tricks to spread the message of the Lord. They still know how to deliver.

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14 Apr 2005 // 4:00 PM

The fricative 'f' sound combined with phonetic relatives 'k' and 'g' delivers a seething curse. The 'g'-less approach leaves the expletive weak...

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TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

The problem nowadays is that nothing's original, and shooters have been done to death.

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14 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Tribes: Vengeance

The strength of Tribes has always been its intense, twitchy multiplayer mode.

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14 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

ATV Offroad Fury 3

Even with its added danger of riders executing crazy stunts, it just isn't appealing at the end of the day.

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14 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Woodsman (2004)

Director Kassell says, 'There's Kyra Sedgwick beating the shit out of Carlos Leon. I love this scene.'"

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6ixtynin9 (Ruang talok 69) (1999)

Tum doesn't so much triumph over adversity as take advantage of idiotic and inept opponents.

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14 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Suspect Zero (2004)

Part derivative, part original, and part twisted, the film quotes obviously from other serial killer films, beginning with its first shot.

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14 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Short Cuts (1993)

Death, or that state 'beyond natural color', is Short Cuts' common denominator.

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14 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Runaway Daughters (1994)

It is your basic road movie, tracking three teenage girls who fake being kidnapped, steal a car, and skip town.

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Prisoner of Paradise (2003) - PopMatters Film Review
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Prisoner of Paradise is a fitting rebuke to Life is Beautiful. Entertainment is a diversion, not a survival strategy.

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14 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Sister Eileen (1955)

It is cinematic cotton candy, dissolving the moment it hits the tongue.

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