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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Odd Girl Out

Odd Girl Out exposes the ways that girls can be stupid and violent, even when they're not physically assaulting one another.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Living with Fran

Fran's so grating and Riley's so bland that their pairing -- titillating generation gap aside -- holds no interest.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Grey’s Anatomy

Melodramatic? Sure, but in a rousing, manipulating, on-with-the-show kind of way.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Eyes

Tim Daly stars as Harlan Judd, a guy who's good in the room -- any room, actually -- because he's never without a smartass quip.

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4 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

A Current Affair

The Current Affair universe swings between poles of outrageous horror and humor.

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Behind the Camera: Mork & Mindy

The formula emulates Behind the Music: a rapid rise, tragic fall, and feeble/noble comeback, but without rock stars and with eager young actors made up to look vaguely like tv stars of yore.

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	Various Artists: Beatwave Japan

Like the self-checkout line in the grocery store, Beatwave Japan works better in theory than in practice.

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	My Way My Love: Hypnotic Suggestion: 01

If you hear this playing in your record store, it may just be time to find a new place to shop.

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	Los Super Seven: Heard It on the X

If you were able to pick up these 'outlaw' stations coming from just south of the Texas/Mexico border, then you got a wild, eclectic mix that included rock, norteno, country, Texas swing, and R&B that the mainstream American stations were afraid to play.

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	Frank Hewitt Trio: Not Afraid to Live

Frank Hewitt died before his first album came out. He was 66, and with Louis Hayes on drums and Ari Roland on bass, his second album demonstrates a sort of piano music sought for years. Why wasn't he heard?"

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	Fantomas: Suspended Animation

The greatest supergroup on the planet have decided to tackle the crazy world of cartoon music. Heaven help us all.

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	Chatham County Line: Route 23

If all you need from an album is sincerity, then start polishing off the Grammy right now; this record is caked in sincerity, covered in it like mud on a 4X4.

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	The Arts and Sciences: Hopeful Monsters

Recorded mostly live in just two weeks, the new album from Atlanta-based songwriter Paul Melançon and his band flexes its meta-song muscles.

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1 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.

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1 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Oldboy (2003)

A silhouette looms in the dark center of Oldboy's first frame.

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1 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Beauty Shop (2005)

Good news: Queen Latifah is free of wet noodle Jimmy Fallon.

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	Edie Sedgwick: Her Love Is Real… But She Is Not

I tried really hard to like Edie Sedgwick’s debut album Her Love Is Real… But She Is Not. The concept remains very promising: an

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	Gruff Rhys: Yr Atal Genhedlaeth

Get out your Welsh-to-English dictionaries! Or not! It doesn't matter!"

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31 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Marbles: Expo

Former Apples in Stereo leader Robert Schneider follows the cultural zeitgeist and ditches the '60s for the '80s. Surprisingly, it mostly works.

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	The Lumberjacks: The Goodie Mob Presents… Livin’ Life as Lumberjacks

The Goodie Mob try the power of positive thinking to deal with the loss of another member, compelling the remaining two MCs to pose under the beard of the Lumberjacks and release an album that works hard but not especially well.

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