Reviews
	APSCI: Thanks For Asking

Prize media beasties amongst the new Quannum litter deliver very little bite to their Philippines/Sydney/Bronx bark. Future promise, but for the moment, mostly mess.

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Count Duckula - The Complete First Season

Despite the sheen of ostensible family-friendly cartoon antics, the series consistently hinges on the trio's passive-aggressive loathing for one another.

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Contrary to Popular Belief by Joey Green

These kind of books are always fun, especially when they take on those most misunderstood of communal realities -- the urban legend.

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Where the Truth Lies (2005)

In a mystery titled Where the Truth Lies, solving the case is not going to be easy.

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14 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Two for the Money (2005)

The boys also share a certain erotic/athletic appreciation of Brandon's body.

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

Prize Winner goes through odd motions to set Evelyn's taxing context and her admirable survival, its most extraordinary moment turns surreal.

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14 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

MirrorMask (2005)

MirrorMask enforces duality at every step, from the art direction to the thematic subtext.

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14 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Elizabethtown (2005)

Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown does not know how to end.

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14 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Domino (2005)

Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.

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	Various Artists: Bargrooves Manhattan

The 12th entry in the prog house series for sophisticated ex-clubgoers is smooth, soulful, and a tad bland.

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Richard Thompson: Front Parlour Ballads

No popcorn or peanuts, just a crackerjack album of mostly solo acoustic tunes about people behaving badly.

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	Master P: Greatest Hits - Remix Classics

I like to think of P in the same vein as Ed Wood -- if Ed Wood had been able to trick a major studio into bankrolling and distributing Plan 9 From Outer Space.

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	Baaba Maal: Baaba Maal: Senegal [DVD and CD]

Baaba Maal: Senegal is a trip to another world with Baaba leading the way through music, dance, and spirituality.

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	Rickie Lee Jones: The Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology

One of the most idiosyncratic and powerful voices in pop sums it all up.

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	Jerry Garcia: The Jerry Garcia Collection Vol.1: Legion of Mary

The fickle line that divides 'Essential Document' from 'Opportunistic Filler Release' is only a shade lighter than that which separates 'True Fan' from 'Layman'. Or in this case, Deadhead from dilettante.

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	Grupo Exterminador: El Hijo de México

Loving the Exterminador.

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13 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Eames Era: Double Dutch

It's a shame kids aren't having as much sex as they used to (i.e. stop listening to music).

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	Danger Doom: The Mouse and the Mask

It will undoubtedly keep the heads of Halo 2 tournament participants bobbing with satisfaction for months to come.

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	Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene

Highly anticipated follow-up to Canadian collective's breakthrough album is an overblown, underdeveloped mess in need of new ideas.

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13 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

Bob Mould Band

It's food for thought: how many people would Bob Mould pack in if he re-formed Hüsker Dü (something he has expressed no desire to do)?

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"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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