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	Bush Chemists: Raw Raw Dub

Veteran London duo make dub the ol' fashioned way…with a few modern touches, of course.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Vegoose Festival

Las Vegas is an old-school casino town, better known for bad lounge music and half-naked showgirls than anything else. Of course, all things eventually change, right?

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

24 - Season Four

All this torture is variously named, always painful, sometimes inhumane treatments of suspects or folks with info they're afraid to give up. Most everyone in 24 works in a hurry.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Beatles by Bob Spitz

Spitz conquers the sensibilities of common logic by telling us a story we know by heart as if we'd never heard it.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Family Stone (2005)

The self-congratulating, liberal-leaning Stones are addled when good boy Everett (Dermot Mulroney) brings home the very bad fiancée.

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Darwin’s Nightmare (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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Slowly making its way across the U.S., Hupert Sauper's remarkable documentary makes a series of arguments, subtle, clear, and irate, all hinging on imbalances of power.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

As tends to happen in Neil Jordan's films about spirited outsiders, Kitten's sense of limbo doesn't limit him as much it inspires him to resist expectations.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Aeon Flux (2005)

No way could the live action Aeon manage the hairstyle of the animated Aeon, much less the scary wasp waist and freaky-deaky sexual exploits.

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	The Spongetones: Number Nine

All power pop roads lead to the Beatles and the Spongetones still don't need directions, even in their ninth album.

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15 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Keane: Strangers [DVD]

Three guys, no guitar, one glorious, sweepingly majestic record after seven years of no luck. A better 2-DVD set for a band with one studio album you won't find.

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15 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Jazzanova: Blue Note Trip

The sound of the German DJs collective frolicking around in the Blue Note vaults.

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	Horse the Band: The Mechanical Hand

Horse the Band are interesting and high energy, but too often they come off as the poster boys of studio Attention Deficit Disorder.

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	The Ex: Singles. Period. The Vinyl Years 1980 - 1990

At times this sounds like a dance-party coming from these dour Dutch anarchists, albeit with a bust of Winston Churchill staring by the door.

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	Chamillionaire: The Sound of Revenge

Killa Cham sets out to get more minds correct with his Universal debut, The Sound of Revenge. Maybe he should've checked himself beforehand.

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	Buckshot and 9th Wonder: Chemistry

Black Moon's commander-in-chief, Buckshot, makes a close-to-classic return to prominence with the help of Little Brother producer 9th Wonder.

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15 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ryan Adams: 29

Adams completes his promised hat trick of album releases for 2005 with this more subdued and reflective follow-up to Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights.

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15 Dec 2005 // 1:03 AM

There's a lesson here, about the seductions of wealth versus the purities of true love, but the film is less concerned with teaching it than laying out all the pieces and letting them fly.

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15 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

They do more with those 16 pages than other people do with a four issue mini-series.

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Horatio Hornblower: Collector’s Edition

One wishes that the creators of the series had stuck more to the spirit of the Hornblower books than the letter, but Forester's fans are in their own way as rabid as Tolkien's or J.K. Rowling's, and they must be appeased.

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Dr. Golem: How to Think About Medicine by Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch

Reading Dr. Golem is like looking at a diseased heart on an electrocardiogram with improperly placed leads; you can clearly tell something is wrong, but the angles are all distorted.

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