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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Martin Scorsese's film is about Dylan's early life among the Mister Joneses of his era, ahead of rock and roll's learning curve and suffering the judgments of the slower kids in his class.

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28 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

This opening action is acrobatic, the explosions thrilling, and the sword-fighting is sensationally swooshy.

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In the Shadow of the Stars: Members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus - PopMatters Film Review
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In most cases, the performers are doing what they do best -- performing. And so they resist appearing too vulnerable.

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	Various Artists: Never Lose That Feeling, Volume One

New shoegazers cover old shoegazers, but mostly without the shoegaze. What's the point?"

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	Stevie Wonder: A Time to Love

If you care about being cool, walk away now. We won't miss you.

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	Bebo Valdés: Bebo de Cuba

Methuselah lived 900 years, but who calls that living compared to octogenarian Cuban-born jazzbo Bebo Valdés who's still kickin' it after all these years.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Tangiers: The Family Myth

Animated rock and roll never felt so frightening and right as this.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Simply Red: Simplified

Hucknall has produced a collection of stripped-down, jazzy numbers that reflect the maturity of an artist who has been going strong for two decades.

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	The Lovemakers: Times of Romance

Ah, the '80s... synthesizers, sex, skinny ties, and snorting. While many bands reference the '80s, the Lovemakers actually capture the neon-pink decadence of the Reagan era.

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	American Princes: Little Spaces

Contradictions be damned, the American Princes could be on their way to becoming modern classic rock royalty.

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27 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	AFX: Hangable Auto Bulb

Out of eBay and into our CD players -- Richard D. James experiments with drill 'n' bass on this reissue of the rare EPs.

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27 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Jamie Lidell

Lidell is balls out brilliant, a mad hatter collision of soulful creativity. And, he's just as good doing a capella...

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South Park: The Complete Sixth Season

Regardless of their childishness, the protagonists of South Park are, like their creators, fundamentally decent (except for Cartman, who represents the zenith of selfish indecency).

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Lolly Scramble: A Memoir of Little Consequence by Tony Martin

Martin listens when people talk; he watches how they move. The results are something superb.

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Gifts of the Desert: The Forgotten Path of Christian Spirituality by Kyriacos C. Markides

In an era when many have turned to Eastern religions in their pursuit of spirituality, Markides's book shows that Christianity has an established tradition of searching for inner meaning.

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27 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bewitched (2005)

As Jack goes overboard in usual Ferrellian fashion, Isabel's insistence that he is the perfect mate for her go-normal plan never makes sense.

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27 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Amityville Horror (2005)

'Based on a true story,' notes Amityville Horror producer Brad Fuller as the so-designating title rolls. 'Already controversial.'"

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26 Oct 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Nick Warren: Shanghai

The British master DJ spins moody house and techno like it's 1988 and 2005 at the same time.

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	Silverstein: Discovering the Waterfront

Peel back the screamo for some perfectly played and produced pop songs.

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	Paranoid Social Club: Paranoid Social Club

Portland, Maine's pop/ rock/ funk/ jam/ etc. leading lights introduce themselves to the rest of the world.

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