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2 May 2004 // 11:00 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 // 1:00 AM

Timeline (2003)

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

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26 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Osama (2003)

Siddiq Barmak says, 'People of the world, of Afghanistan and other people of the world, they need to drink pure water.'"

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

When the men's opposition is revealed in its tenderest moments, you recall that Weir's work can be supple and strange.

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26 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Doggy Poo (2003)

Doggy Poo is the tale of a newborn mound of mutt mush that questions its place in the cosmic pecking order.

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26 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Day of the Dead (1985)

The 'domesticated' zombie Bud has learned to appreciate the most important elements of modern culture: classical music, Stephen King novels, and handguns.

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26 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Big Fish (2003)

Edward's persistent self-inflation frustrates Will, just as its contradictions appeal to Burton.

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Barney Miller: The First Season

Barney Miller offered a unique blend of comedy and social commentary by making the detectives just as quirky as the colorful criminals coming through the squad room.

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19 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Pornographers (1966)

The Pornographers works on the margins of social norms and 'abhorrence,' officially accepted commerce and illicit trade.

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A League of Their Own (1992)

A League of Their Own is an engagingly old fashioned and family-friendly comedy.

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19 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Gods Must be Crazy I & II (1980/1988)

The documentary Journey to Nyae Nyae considers the films' consumption in the West, as they made N!xau a star and raised anthropological interest in the Bushmen.

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	Tears for Fears: 20th Century Masters: The DVD Collection [DVD]

In a recent Simpsons episode, there is a shot panning across a junkyard. There are signs at the top of each pile, each one a

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	Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley: The Frank Sinatra Show—Welcome Home Elvis [DVD]

There’s Sinatra, Elvis, and the Beatles, and nobody else comes close—the holy trinity of 20th century music performers. Bing Crosby was an early

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	Superchunk: Crowding up Your Visual Field [DVD]

The central focus of Superchunk‘s Crowding up Your Visual Field is documenting the band’s career thus far through the 12 music videos that they’

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18 Apr 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Jewel: Live at Humphrey’s by the Bay [DVD]

Ever since Bruce Springsteen’s rise about a quarter century ago, authenticity in pop stars has become a fetish among consumers, and since the music

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12 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Laced with screwball comedy and high-speed action, the film encompasses more complex themes than the usual sugarcoated 'spirit of Christmas'.

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The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

The circus crew is depicted as a cross between Santa's Workshop and the U.S. Army; they are impossibly virtuous, toiling endlessly for the delight of children.

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	Bob Marley and the Wailers: Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers [DVD]

No other Jamaican singer has colonized the consciousness of the record buying public quite like Bob Marley. Marley became not only a superstar in the ‘7

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