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What can you make of a festival that's called a 'street scene' but instead sprawls across a large stadium parking lot?

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Metal Slug 4 & Metal Slug 5

When you're a 2D run-and-gun series, originality through level and boss design is really all you have going.

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Devil’s Corner by Lisa Scottoline

Roger Holland looks at a couple of instant classics of Crime-Lit For Chicks and Right Wing War Games For Boys.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot makes a passionate plea for same-sex marriage rights.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Supercross: The Movie (2005)

The brothers race against a spectacular California backdrop, with the sort of ridiculous fearlessness that afflicts boys in sports action movies.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Red Eye (2005)

Tough, ingenious, and completely fun to watch, Lisa makes the narrative absurdities seem largely irrelevant.

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The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei) (2004)

The Edukators see the executive's wealth as a kind of state-sanctioned violence, as it's only achieved by the poverty of others.

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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

The man-whore's back.

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19 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Asylum (2005)

The affair leads to disaster, not least because Stella feels compelled to punish Max for his emotional abandonment.

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	Various Artists: 80 Records and We’re Not Broke (Yet)

Label sampler/celebration has much to offer for hardcore and punk music fans.

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18 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Slough Feg: Atavism

The latest album by the Bay Area band celebrates everything that was great from early '80s heavy metal.

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The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema

Highly anticipated third full-length from Vancouver collective offers up another round of smart, audaciously engaging pop.

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	Moping Swans: Lightninghead to Coffeepot / Circus Devils: Five

In this double-dose of Robert Pollard, one is not like the other.

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	B.B. King: The Ultimate Collection

Regal in name and stature, the King of the Blues is paid tribute with the latest thumbnail sketch of his historic career.

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	Ernest Dawkins’ Chicago 12: Misconceptions of a Delusion Shades of a Charade

The future of jazz in Chicago is a bright one, indeed.

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	Def Harmonic: All These Worldz

Second album from Milwaukee hip-hop duo is full of P-Funk grooves and trippy rhymes, but has only a couple standout tracks to show for it.

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18 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Criteria: When We Break

Everything has become watered down in the world of the Criteria front man.

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When I bumped into a stumbling Billy Idol on my way to get a beer, something became immediately clear: this wasn't going to be the same ol' same ol'...

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Undeclared: The Complete Series

As Judd Apatow points out, 22 minutes is a challenging timeframe for developing characters, making jokes, and advancing the plot.

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18 Aug 2005 // 12:00 AM

Starved

Much as the Seinfeld foursome reflected the shallow, carefree, self-absorption of the '90s, the Starved four reflect U.S. anxiety after 9/11.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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