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17 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

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"

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17 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Paycheck (2003)

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

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17 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Japanese Story (2003)

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

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17 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

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.

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

I almost feel a little guilty writing a review of a 20th Century Masters DVD collection so soon after my comrade in arms, fellow PopMatters

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16 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Louis Jordan: Films and Soundies [DVD]

This DVD is the real thing: 35 Louis Jordan songs collected together, all full-length (no medleys or incomplete clips) and all with clear, static-free audio quality.

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

I’ll rob Boyz II Men like I’m Micheal Bivins… I’ma stick Bobby for summa that Whitney money. —50 Cent, “How to Rob” It’

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

Maybe worth a laugh if you can pick it up for under $5.00 (it lists for $7.98), The Best of KISS brings back five videos from the

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9 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Albert King: Live in Sweden [DVD]

If you’re a fan of King’s, you’ll no doubt appreciate seeing him at extended length (even if he doesn’t perform “The

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	Iggy & The Stooges: Creem Presents Iggy & the Stooges: Live in Detroit [DVD]

It might have started with the Eagles, but the concept of the unlikely rock band reunion that manages to happen anyway has flowered way beyond

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

Quick—name four major rap groups that have been consistently releasing albums since 1991 and are still together in 2004. Was Cypress Hill one of your choices?

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	Bad Religion: Along the Way [DVD]

Bad Religion may be one of the most cerebral of punk rock bands, but they’re still a punk rock band… so playing a loud,

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3 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

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.

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3 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

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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3 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Casa de los Babys (2003)

The movie, which focuses on a group of U.S. women arrived in an unidentified Latin American country to adopt children, is as much about cultural imperialism and racism as it is about women and babies.

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	Various Artists: Soul Comes Home: A Celebration of Stax Records and Memphis Soul Music [CD and DVD]

If you really care, you have a favorite. A die-hard fan of the Boston Red Sox is so consumed with his passion that there is

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2 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Ray Paul: Performance Reel, Volumes 1 & 2 [DVD]

Outside of the Boston area, Ray Paul’s greatest musical accomplishment was the founding of Permanent Press Records. Toward the end of the ‘90s, the

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	The Cramps: Live at the Napa State Mental Hospital [DVD]

The Cramps are undeniably one of the most important bands to come out the US during the 1970s. They all but single-handedly invented the so-called “

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	Nat King Cole: Soundies and Telescriptions [DVD]

Existing for less than a decade during the 1940s, soundies were a precursor to MTV and a rival to jukeboxes. These three-minute, black and white

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26 Apr 2004 // 12:00 AM

Timeline (2003)

For a group of scientists, they are almost shockingly inattentive to details and to historical facts.

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