Reviews
The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Francis Ford Coppola's focus on his family, in the film and his memory, could not be more poignant or more public.

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Father of the Bride: 15th Anniversary Edition (1991)

Maybe it's asking too much for a lighthearted comedy to raise any significant questions. But it can't be asking too much to expect the film to make sense.

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	Various Artists: Planet of the Popboomerang, Vol. 2

Roughly 150 minutes, 46 Songs, roughly 40 bands, two discs, one label. Pure pop fanatics rejoice. Friends, Australians, Pop music-trymen, lend us your ears.

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	The Rumours: We Are Happy

Like most young bands, the Rumours stand a bit too close to their influences. This, however, is easy to forgive when you consider the quality of their songs.

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	The Peppermints: Jesus Chryst

This Animal Collective sponsored spazz-rock band goes out of its way to make the Collective seem downright mundane.

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	Primordial: The Gathering Wilderness

The new album by Ireland's Primordial packs an emotional punch we rarely hear in metal today.

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11 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kaskade: House of Om

San Francisco deep house meets New York big club mentality; much flange and reverb ensues.

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	Felt: Felt, Vol. 2:  A Tribute to Lisa Bonet

Hey, maybe Slug and Murs can pull Lisa Bonet from obscurity into the public consciousness. Probably not, but anything's worth a try.

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	Joey Beltram: Trax Classix

A powerful time capsule from the dawn of hardcore techno. Headphone listeners need not apply.

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11 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Boy Robot: Rotten Cocktails

Boy Robot seems stranded between the heavy computerized punch of Daft Punk and the melancholy of Boards of Canada, with a good bit of Autechre's mechanistic precision thrown in for good measure.

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Billy Corgan is the Goth Peter Pan: Instead of a youthful, nymph-like spirit, he possesses a bottomless well-spring of teenage angst.

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11 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

30 Days

Honestly, no one does sympathetic smarm better than this mustachioed master (Morgan Spurlock).

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11 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dancing with the Stars

More than anything, Dancing with the Stars highlights the questionable use of the term 'star'.

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11 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Table For Five (1983)

Watching this 1983 tearjerker anew is a jarring, surprising experience.

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11 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Gunner Palace (2004)

'Maybe this whole war thing wasn't even true,' says Spc. Wilf. 'Maybe it's all burned into my mind now.'"

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	Various Artists: Kalk Seeds: A Karaoke Kalk Compilation

Quite possibly the single most eclectic label compilation ever in the history of the human race.

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10 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Xiu Xiu: La Foret

Trust Jamie Stewart to deliver the Feel-Bad Hit of the Summer.

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	Bobby Valentino: self-titled

Don't mistake this Valentino for the old-time heartthrob named Rudy. The less than talented Bobby doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence.

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	Nine Black Alps: Nine Black Alps EP

The NEXT next big thing in Rock? I doubt it.

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	Ted Nash & Odeon: La Espada de la Noche

A state-of-the-art jazz saxophonist tackles tango and swamp music. Who says jazz all sounds the same?"

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