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The Kids in the Hall: The Complete Season 2, 1990-1991

The Kids' steadfastly humanizing instincts go a long way towards rendering their comedy adorably toothless.

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The Jamie Kennedy Experiment: The Complete Third Season

It's not clear why Jamie Kennedy holds back with some marks and pushes others completely over the edge.

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Jesus, Mary, and DaVinci

Attempting to capitalize on the success of Brown's book, ABC News' Jesus, Mary, and DaVinci attempts to discern fact from fiction in The DaVinci Code.

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

Dickie Pilager embodies U.S. political-corporate mythology, the 'shining city on a hill' reduced to basic elements.

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Shall We Dance? (2004)

'The fact is,' says director Peter Chelsom, 'I was very, very wary about remaking such a perfect original.'"

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Pauly Shore is Dead (2003)

Decked out in his vintage gear, Rico Suave has been reduced to selling oranges with his young son on the side of a California highway.

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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

'This was a lot of joy,' says Bruce Sinofsky, 'To be in a studio with musicians and people you respect, and watch the creative process, but also to watch these people break themselves down to their essence and start rebuilding themselves was an inspiration.'"

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Intended (2002)

Its handheld verité style pulls viewers uncomfortably close to this band of humans struggling to survive their surroundings, as well as each other.

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Fall Guy (Kamata Koshin-Kyoku) (1982)

Kinji Fukasaku's striking compositions remind us that the world of filmmaking is draped in a charade, an expertly plotted manipulation.

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	Various Artists: A Tribute to Bill Evans/Tribute to John Coltrane [DVD]

Two tribute concerts to jazz innovators John Coltrane and Bill Evans respectively, available for the first time on one DVD, is at times both brilliant and highly puzzling.

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	Tiger Saw: Gimme Danger/Gimme Sweetness

This is an album built for below zero evenings that start at 5pm, nights better spent waiting to tip into dreams from under a pile of quilts.

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1 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Shania Twain: Greatest Hits

If you don't know what's great about this, you have never been forced to listen to soft rock non-stop for 40 hours a week.

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	Sick of It All: Outtakes for the Outcast

Long-running NY hardcore quartet empties the vault of b-sides, covers, preaches dual gospel of self-empowerment and making an unholy racket.

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1 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Corrina Repp: It’s Only the Future

Ending a self-imposed three-year hiatus from making music, Repp teams up with producer Keith Schreiner and proves that sometimes less is indeed more.

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1 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Outrageous Cherry: Our Love Will Change the World

Matthew Smith and Co. cut the excess fat and deliver a strong set of catchy, concise psych-inspired garage-pop.

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1 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Octopus Project: One Ten Hundred Thousand Million

Austin's instrumental heroes provide the score to a great film that is yet to be made.

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1 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Moaners: Dark Snack

Scintillating debut has blues in its blood and garage dust in its hair. Not to mention songs about Flannery O'Connor and terriers.

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	High on Fire: Blessed Black Wings

With the help of Steve Albini, the Bay Area band breaks free from the shackles of sludge/doom metal.

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1 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Can a cover band faithfully replicate an epic mod adventure? Will everyone leave the club wanting to buy GS scooters? Who knows.

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1 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Japan needs more superheroes. Not to increase safety, but to defend the masses against the endless stream of ear-bleedingly bad J-Pop.

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