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Monday, October 4 2004

Sonic Youth: Corporate Ghost: The Videos: 1990-2002 [DVD]

Sonic Youth is a band that comfortably wears the role of being exception to every rule.


Jefferson Airplane: Fly Jefferson Airplane [DVD]

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Wednesday, September 29 2004

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.


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.'"


Sniper 3 (2004)

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


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.


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.'"


Godzilla: The Monster Wars Trilogy (1998)

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


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.


Tuesday, September 28 2004

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

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

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Thursday, September 23 2004

SCTV Network/90: Volume 1

These were smart people who figured out a way to make sketch comedy work in a 90-minute format.


7th Heaven: The Complete First Season

7th Heaven is at once comforting for its predictability and 'niceness' and irritating for how poorly it reflects the world.


Outfoxed (2004)

Outfoxed makes the case that Fox News is the video component of the Republican National Committee.


Naked in New York (1993)

Naked in New York tries to distinguish itself through flights of fancy, but these are too brief, as if director Daniel Algrant can't commit.


I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)

It's difficult to know what to do with hideous alien invaders who only want to be daddies.


Carandiru (2003)

Carandiru is about how stories are told, what they mean to different listeners, how they create identities and communities.


Wednesday, September 22 2004

Charlie Hunter Quintet: Right Now Live [DVD]

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Monday, September 20 2004

Mean Girls (2004)

Concerns Cady's transformation, as she's subjected to high school and the 'mean girls' who prowl its corridors.


Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)

Coffee and Cigarettes is a return, of sorts, for Jim Jarmusch.


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