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	Say Anything: Say Anything Is a Real Boy

In his review of the latest Beta Band record Heroes to Zeros, PopMatters writer Jason Korenkiewicz blamed the group’s recent lackluster output on “the

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Star Trek: The Original Series - The Complete First Season

Star Trek's message of 'tolerance' is highlighted in the few episodes that explicitly showcase the dangers of racism and bigotry.

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29 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Walking Tall (2004)

As the Rock puts it, 'If you wanna sit back and relax, and crack open a cold one, you sit back and relax. We're gonna be entertained.'"

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29 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Sniper 3 (2004)

While Sniper 3 is certainly a derivative action film, it does create a complex web of problematic father-son relationships.

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29 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Orca (1977)

This whale also has special powers, apparently, as he can tell whenever someone is leaning out of Nolan's boat, and so jump right up and swallow him whole.

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The Hunting of the President (2004)

'There was a sense among a certain social set in Washington that Clinton was not their kind of person.'"

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Godzilla: The Monster Wars Trilogy (1998)

The aliens are not only a distraction, but interlopers in the human-monster dynamic.

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29 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Alamo (2004)

'A lot of people who have seen this movie are surprised that we have depicted these people warts and all,' says historian Stephen L. Hardin.

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	Various Artists: The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll [DVD]

The documentary series The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll, which first premiered on television in 1995, is given the DVD treatment in this new five-disc boxed

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	The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 [DVD]

Thirty-four years ago, some 600,000 fans converged on the Isle of Wight to indulge in yet another massive outdoor musical festival. As tensions among gate-crashers and

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	Trashcan Sinatras: Weightlifting

It seems a quaint thing to say 10 years later, but in the mid-‘90s the advent of e-mail was a staggering advancement in technology. Never

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	The New Transit Direction: Wonderful Defense Mechanisms

Dear The New Transit Direction, Hi guys, my name is Jon. Much like yourselves, I’m a true believer. Music has been a way of

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	The Isley Brothers: Live It Up

That’s the insistent refrain of this classic Isleys title track, and you gotta wonder whether this hedonistic guilt acquired a shady significance when the

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	Michael Holland: Bootlegger’s Dreams

Well, Jeff Tweedy said it: “You’ll never hear it on the radio / Can’t hear it on the radio…” That statement may be true

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	Hearts of Darkness: Music for Drunk Driving

Today’s avant-ugly survives thanks to hard-working godfather Merzbow. His deadly immortal children-of-the-night include Wolf Eyes, Sunn, DJ Scud, Russell Haswell and Pita, probably DMX,

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28 Sep 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Tony Bennett: Cloud 7

Think of Tony Bennett now, in 2004, as both an aging legend and a still-singular entertainer, a performer who is still doing exactly what he started

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	The Black Keys: Rubber Factory

How much otherworldly noise can two guys make? Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach—better known as the gutterstomp blues duo the Black Keys—have the

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28 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Suburban You: Reports From the Home Front by Mark Falanga

Mark Falanga's book is a non-fictional, thesis-free, made-for-TV, ADD-approved examination of American suburban life.

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28 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Seeking Salamanca Mitchell by Kenji Jasper

It is fiction for our times that expertly illustrates the dualism (hustling ambition + layered versatility) of an important sect of Generation Xers.

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28 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light by Tom Harpur

By representing both our divine and our human natures, Horus is Everyman and Everywoman; his story is the Gnostic story of human consciousness.

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