Monday, December 12 2005
What we have here is a reference book for rib tickling; a televisual tome where every possible pratfall or wicked witticism is stored for future, frequent use.
The superpowers bring trauma, anger, and confusion, and eventually a sense of responsibility, as the crew decides to do good with what they've got.
Thursday, December 8 2005
Guided By Voices say goodbye with a four-hour finale full of fans, friends, and inebriation.
It's no secret that Dick Cavett loved Ray Charles' music.
Even with its contradictions, Felicity offers Shailene Woodley's feisty performance and adorable little face.
Wednesday, December 7 2005
Bono sets an example for us all, putting in a full night's work on his birthday.
Despite (or because of) its merry capitalism, DuckTales is reasonably adventurous, taking the characters from their home base of Duckburg to Egypt, Scotland, and the open seas.
Tuesday, December 6 2005
The strongest point of this collection may be that the song selection makes a strong case for his work from the past 20 years without putting it into contrast with his Velvet Underground and '70s solo work.
The Sound Genius' early '80s video paintings are equally remarkable and forced.
The sketches designed to shock innocent passers-by on the street often suggest a destructive hostility beneath all the smirking. Candid Camera with a punch in the face.
The documentary doesn't shy away from the disturbing dichotomies in Florin Krasniqi's life.
Monday, December 5 2005
In the words of his own director, Jack Donahue: 'There are quite a few performers who have no business on television each week, and Sinatra is one of them.'"
Franz enters the DVD market with more live footage of the band than you will ever need in your entire life. Lucky, lucky, you're so lucky!"
The show is both inspiring and schmaltzy.
Sunday, December 4 2005
Who says you can't expand the boundaries of cabaret? Just watch Ute Lemper push the envelope here.
Breaking ground to create post-punk's gloomy, minimalistic step-child, and inspiring legions of lost kids to don black eyeliner, nail polish, and lipstick, Goth icons Bauhaus solidify their position with these visual documents.
Friday, December 2 2005
The DVD set reminds us that John Lennon and Yoko Ono played a significant role in these issues while producing art and maintaining a sense of humor.
Thursday, December 1 2005
Do you wanna go, wanna go, wanna go Hot Rockin'? Come on, admit it, you do.
Once you've seen a few of those uncensored sketches, it's clear why Kids in the Hall was never so pleasing to mainstream viewers as SNL.
Wednesday, November 30 2005
If jeans-wearing were an Olympic sport, Dwight Yoakam would win every single medal and possibly even lead some sort of honorary jeans-parade.