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Monday, May 24 2004

Bubba Ho-tep: Limited Collector’s Edition (2003)

Combining conventions and clichés from Westerns and horror films, Bubba Ho-tep is as much about how stories get told as it is a story in itself.


Sunday, May 23 2004

Ween: Live in Chicago [DVD + CD]

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Sarah Vaughan: Swing Era: Sarah Vaughan [DVD]

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Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live [DVD]

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Monday, May 17 2004

D-Day: The Total Story

Historian Stephen Ambrose relishes stories of GIs who, in the chaos of war and absence of a clear chain of command, trusted their own wits to accomplish their aims.


Artists of the 20th Century: Francis Bacon

There's no denying the power in Francis Bacon's work, metaphysical snapshots of a trip into a terrifying nightmare.


You Got Served (2004)

Though Chris Stokes describes the concept as 'Let's put West Side Story with Breakin',' the result is less inspired than such a brainstorm might sound"


Paycheck (2003)

'A true hero,' says John Woo on the commentary track for the Paycheck DVD, 'always reaches out a helping hand to others.'"


Japanese Story (2003)

Such immersion in Sandy's evolving perceptions shifts the film away from what would seem its generic romance outline.


In America (2003)

The semi-autobiographical tale of director Jim Sheridan considers the many complicated ways that 'America' works as idea and experience, the ways it engulfs, consumes, and produces its subjects.


Sunday, May 16 2004

ABC: 20th Century Masters: The Best of ABC: The DVD Collection [DVD]

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Louis Jordan: Films and Soundies [DVD]

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Sunday, May 9 2004

KISS: 20th Century Masters: The Best of KISS: The DVD Collection [DVD]

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Albert King: Live in Sweden [DVD]

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Cypress Hill: Still Smokin’ - The Ultimate Video Collection [DVD]

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Bad Religion: Along the Way [DVD]

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Monday, May 3 2004

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s (1997)

The real stars of Off the Menu are not the stars. They are the 'United Nations' of Chasen's staff, most of whom worked there for over 30 years.


Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.


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