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Sunday, December 4 2005

Bauhaus: Shadow of Light/Archive [DVD]

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 Dick Cavett Show: John & Yoko Collection

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

Judas Priest: Rising in the East [DVD]

Do you wanna go, wanna go, wanna go Hot Rockin'? Come on, admit it, you do.


The Kids in the Hall: Season Three

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

Dwight Yoakam: Live from Austin, TX [DVD]

If jeans-wearing were an Olympic sport, Dwight Yoakam would win every single medal and possibly even lead some sort of honorary jeans-parade.


Naked (1993)

A hard movie, in the sense that it's difficult and also harsh, Naked is unsettling, often extremely funny and sometimes bizarrely brilliant.


Tuesday, November 29 2005

Cradle of Filth: Peace Through Superior Firepower [DVD]

A deliciously eee-vil black metal bacchanal. Just in time for the Holidays, kids!"


Sky High (2005)

Though Layla brings some sense of complexity to the proceedings, she's generally undermined by the film's straightforward charging.


Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

John's casually precise athleticism and stuttering are oddly enchanting.


Monday, November 28 2005

Various Artists: Live 8 at Eden: Africa Calling [DVD]

The red-headed step-child of the Live 8 shows, Live 8 at Eden: Africa Calling shows a vibrant, artistic people, ultimately putting a face on the continent Western celebrities and musicians have tried to aid for the past 20 years.


Mission Hill: The Complete Series

The 1999 WB show remains firmly grounded in the emotional realities of Kevin's attempt to survive high school despite his nerdish tendencies, and Andy's constant struggle between his aspirations and his apathy.


Save the Tiger (1973)

The question at the heart of Save the Tiger is no less nagging for its familiarity: didn't it all used to be so simple?"


Sunday, November 27 2005

50 Cent: The Massace: Special Edition [CD/DVD]

Fiddy's no Brando, he probably isn't even a Tupac, but he can do a good imitation of someone writing a rhyme on the decks of a production studio or looking out the window of a tour van.


Wednesday, November 23 2005

The Adventures of Pete & Pete: Season Two

It was as if David Lynch had decided to quit making movies and revive Leave It to Beaver.


Millions (2004)

Millions sustains a vibrantly colored, enjoyably lively view, fantastic to reflect Damian's perspective, literally short and practically limited.


Tuesday, November 22 2005

The Beta Band: The Best of the Beta Band - Film [DVD]

Somewhere in here, it seems, lie the answers to certain questions which have eluded the Betas and their fans from the very beginning.


Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Fourth Season

The big laughs emerge from the same place they always have: Larry David's excruciating absorption in life's smallest problems.


Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

The film's sheer volume of vengeance is so great, pacing so deliberate, and confrontations so inevitable, that the experience is not unlike watching the climax of a film noir stretched out over 90 minutes.


The Honeymooners (2005)

While most of the target audience for the movie may not remember the TV version, Schultz's Honeymooners unfortunately forgets what was most appealing about the show.


Sunday, November 20 2005

Jesus Jones: Live at the Marquee [DVD]

Jesus Jones delivers a live show/interview combo that's sure to please the hardcore fans, but just as sure to alienate everyone else.


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