Reviews

28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Supernanny

Jo Frost is light on the British bluster, heavy on the Mary Poppins charm.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Showbiz Tonight

Showbiz Tonight covers less ground in an hour than Extra does in five minutes.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Project Greenlight 3

The drama that erupts when these high-profile overachievers are put in the same room is far more entertaining than the movies they produce.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Michael Jackson Trial: E! News Presentation

The Michael Jackson trial reenactments are slightly more stimulating than a Jermaine Jackson ballad, but nowhere near as compelling as a LaToya Jackson psychic infomercial.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Kojak

With another 40 minutes or so to fill, the pilot lets loose with the other, meaner, scarier Kojak, plying his vengeance for the good of the community.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Family Business

Seymore Butts may not have invented gonzo pornography, but he's one of its most energetic purveyors.

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	Yann Tiersen and Shannon Wright: self-titled

Amélie with dark eyeliner? Ill-conceived notion, mon freur. Tiersen and Wright found a mutual respect for care and craft, and resonated that feeling throughout their self-titled collaboration.

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27 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Shearwater: Thieves

Five songs that will make you a Shearwater fan...

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27 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Siberia: Harm’s Way

A dark, stylish album that is both haunting and gorgeous. Airy vocals and distant guitars combine to forge an assault on the imagination.

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27 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Priests: Tall Tales

Sometimes it's a case of trying too hard or not trying hard enough for this garage rock band.

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	Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Babe Ruth had his Hank Aaron, and many people in the Hammond B-3 Jazz Organ Cult have just been afraid that Joey D will somehow eclipse Jimmy's legacy.

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27 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Bravery: self-titled

While the Bravery are certainly not in league with the Strokes, Interpol, or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this record is a strong one with some unexpected surprises.

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27 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bars: Introducing…

Singer Kevin Baker stands at the front and center of Bars' impressive debut of stripped down punk rock.

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Gracie, it appears, has learned nothing from her previous 'girl power' outing.

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25 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Guess Who (2005)

Guess Who raises yet-discomforting questions concerning interracial relationships, as differences, assumptions, and resentments still circulate.

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25 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

D.E.B.S. (2005)

D.E.B.S. challenges us to rethink our straight-up relationship to the genres it parodies.

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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

They inhabit an ideal world, located, a title helpfully informs you, on an isolated island off the Eastern Coast of the United States, 1986. They coo and cuddle, he coughs ominously, and they seem momentarily content, absorbed in one another. And then comes trouble.

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Various Artists: Run the Road

Disorderly and defiant, grime is an unfamiliar, yet intoxicating narrative that washes up on North American shores from the ghettoes of London. Savage and brutal it is the sound of hip-hop's new wave, the sound of tomorrow... today.

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	Patrick Wolf: Wind in the Wires

Sophomore release from electro-operatic neo-folker speaks to the wind-blown wanderer in us all.

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24 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Skooshny: Zoloto

Haven't heard of Skooshny? They might be 'boring', but their latest retrospective album is a postmodern feast of bitter mock rock and sweet California sun, a genre defying shocker that might land them on some rock historian's short list of forgotten legends, if only they could get a gig.

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