Reviews

24 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Xbox Live Arcade

When American 'entrepreneurs' steal game designs from foreign countries, they usually repackage it with stupid names like Snood.

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Tony Hussle: Sexy Freaky Electric

On his debut EP, Tony Hussle wants to whet your appetite for the main course. Unfortunately, you might have had enough before you're done with the appetizer.

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Paul Motian can’t help playing bebop -- it's in his blood. But on his new album he throws off the shackles of rhythm and bathes in a pool of free-form self-expression. Well, mostly.

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23 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Running Scared (2006)

Paul Walker's excellent tough-guy adventure begins with the proverbial bang.

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23 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Tsotsi (2005)

Life for post-apartheid kids without homes and families is still terrifying.

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Not that he was ever particularly "hard", per se, but the first album in six years from William Orbit is that of an artist gone soft.

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The Gourds: Heavy Ornamentals

The Gourds are a fun, 'try this out' kind of band, and closer to actual country music than alt-country… It’s tough to say whether this will be The Gourds' breakout album, but it sure as hell deserves to be.

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23 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Nine Black Alps: Everything Is

The sounds of early ‘90s Seattle have been conspicuously absent from the disco-rock revival we've been experiencing over the last couple of years, so who cares if Nine Black Alps are writing us a postcard?

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Th’ Faith Healers: The Peel Sessions

This early '90s 'baggy metal' Brit band may not have made it as big as some of their supporting acts, but they sure know how to rock 'n' roll.

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23 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

As befalls the fate of so much post-rock, repetition without innovation becomes stagnation.

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23 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Invisible: The Invisible

As terrible as it is to say, you almost wish that the band would live up to its name and just disappear.

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23 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

Ministry: Rantology

A.J.'s still pissed off, and that's a very good thing for Ministry, who went from techno/dance to industrial in a... well, snap.

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	Syd Barrett: Under Review [DVD]

While not authorized by anyone, this documentary features some great interviews on the music that Pink Floyd's stranger/legend/martyr showed in his brief career.

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Tori Amos: Fade to Red: Tori Amos Video Collection [DVD]

In an era when entertainment was taking over as the principle medium for the communication of ideas, it would not be a stretch to say that Amos was among the leaders of the last (but presumably not final) wave of feminism.

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Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

Mrs. Henderson (Judi Dench) is 'old money', but age and wealth haven't dulled her tongue or tempered her personality.

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23 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Why the hell would Evil Ernie be in Santa Fe? And who thought it was a good idea?

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23 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Juan Maclean

Who says machines can't cry... or bicker?

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The Time Tunnel Volume One (2006): Robert Colbert, James Darren, Lee Meriwether, Whit Bissell - PopM

Alas, The Time Tunnel's scientists weren't able to zap its heroes out of harms way, after all.

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The Man Behind The Da Vinci Code: The Unauthorized Biography of Dan Brown by Lisa Rogak

Did you know that Dan Brown released two pop records and married his publicist?"

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23 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Battle in Heaven (Batalia en el cielo) (2005)

The subjects of Battle in Heaven's many close-ups and slow pans range from simply unattractive to shocking.

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