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Thursday, February 23 2006

The Time Tunnel Volume One (2006): Robert Colbert, James Darren, Lee Meriwether, Whit Bissell - PopM

Alas, The Time Tunnel's scientists weren't able to zap its heroes out of harms way, after all.


Wednesday, February 22 2006

Funkmaster Flex: Carshow Tour [CD +DVD]

Do you like Spike TV?"


Tuesday, February 21 2006

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: The Road to God Knows Where/Live at the Paradiso [DVD]

Nick Cave has always seemed misplaced, of another era. An Australian whose '60s-retro skinny suits and 19th century face have lived all over Europe, Cave looks and sings like an old soul.


Cream: Royal Albert Hall, London, May 2-3-5-6, 2005 [DVD]

After a long absence, God... err, Eric Clapton has returned, and along with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, has resurrected the deity known as Cream.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Anniversary Edition) (1961)

I suppose we should just count ourselves fortunate Capote didn't write any Indian characters into Breakfast at Tiffany's, otherwise Blake Edwards might have asked Peter Sellers to break out the boot polish.


Monday, February 20 2006

Various Artists: Live From Da Crib [DVD]

Rappers shout, crowd members fight, and through it all Teddy T hosts like a man possessed... this is like Christmas in February.


The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends

While he never developed a singular performing presence, Cavett is a skilled comic technician whose sense of timing and punchline set-ups pays off in playing straight man to his guests.


Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Uncensored!

About as funny as anything involving Andy Dick has ever been: this sums it up for this whole roast experience, really.


Sunday, February 19 2006

The Sugarcubes: The DVD [DVD] / Live Zabor [DVD]

With her pixie-like looks, dazzling vocal range, and mesmerizing stage presence, it was hard not to focus on Björk.


Friday, February 17 2006

Proof (2005)

As John Madden says, the film's central issue is 'validation', in emotional and familial, as well as mathematical and metaphorical, frameworks.


Thursday, February 16 2006

Eels: Eels with Strings: Live at Town Hall [DVD]

In its best moments, Live at Town Hall completely draws you in, and when it's not reaching those lofty heights, it's still a solid performance.


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Bueller Bueller Edition (1986)

Call us the Breakfast Club Generation. We are all Molly Ringwald.


Wednesday, February 15 2006

Bloc Party: God Bless Bloc Party [DVD]

Bloc Party just might be receiving a few premature blessings here.


The Best of the Electric Company

This Electric Company retrospective displays the lasting power of entertaining education.


Tuesday, February 14 2006

Can: Can DVD

Capture Can's potent, not to mention legendary, live presence during their peak years.


Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)

From its early moments -- a focus on the emblematic tape recorder by which Patty Hearst's saga was delivered to journalists amassed in her famous parents' driveway -- Guerrilla breaks down how terrorism becomes a function of its audience.


Monday, February 13 2006

Lie With Me (2006)

Like the novella by Tamara Faith Berger on which it's based, Lie With Me blurs the boundaries between pornography and art.


Significant Others: The Complete Series

We see them from the point of view of an unseen, unheard therapist. Here, the series invites us to be Dr. Phil.


The Blitz: London’s Longest Night

The Blitz offers more 'human drama' than something you might find on the History Channel, and will also satisfy military buffs.


Friday, February 10 2006

Voices of Civil Rights (2006)

These programs would serve the cause of social justice more effectively by reminding viewers that the civil rights movement is not awaiting its finishing touches, as they suggest; instead, its moribund body is awaiting resuscitation at the hands of a compassionate public.


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