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19 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

DMX: The Soul of a Man

This has always been the thing about X, his capacity to feel, hugely, completely, publicly. He hardly needs reality tv to exploit that about him.

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19 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

Adapting Stephen King's short stories, Nightmares & Dreamscapes preserves their spirit as well as their eerie plots.

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18 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Driving Force

The day these pampered princesses realize their dad is entitled to be "who he is" as well, will be the moment they learn to appreciate him beyond the bank account.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The World Series of Pop Culture

Unfortunately, The World Series of Pop Culture is less a test of trivia knowledge than a test of viewer patience.

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Dudesons

For the Dudesons, it's all about the commotion, the more extreme, the better. For them, pain is a reward. For us, it's more frightening than funny.

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Psych

Psych seems an ideal show for its moment, as viewers can disdain its predictability and identify with its cynicism about that predictability at the same time.

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11 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Slayer

While its premise and execution are overtly derivative, Slayer works through an illuminating politics concerning U.S. military actions and local populations.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Raising the Roofs

By definition, all this farting and foolishness is one-note.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Edge of Outside

As much as the lines between 'independent' and 'mainstream' movies seem impossibly blurred, the impulse to mark their difference appears irresistible.

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27 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

Entourage

Entourage's depiction of the delicate symbiotic relationship between the talent and their support staff is often perceptive and revealing, elevating the series above pure fantasy or self-parody.

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27 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Honey We’re Killing the Kids!

Over her three-week stint as the Rickards' calorie commandant, Dr. Hark tries to be both teacher and preacher.

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25 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Music Road

Insisting that you need to understand something about a local culture to gain insight into the music, Music Road affords context as well as tunes.

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

What About Brian

At one point, a frustrated Marjorie screamed at Brian, 'Don't Brian me!' I have no idea what that means.

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24 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Shalom in the Home

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's self-help reality series means to dissect the dilemmas facing the new nuclear family, looking for ways to stave off misunderstandings and other meltdowns.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Survival of the Richest

On Survival of the Richest, the line between 'have' and 'have-nots' is clearly drawn, and while contestants may cross that line, it's only to visit.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Everybody Hates Chris

Episode: 'Everyone Hates Corleone' - Despite his parents' firm belief that he will be 'safer' in the all-white school, Chris' status as the only black student opens him up to a daily barrage of abuses.

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12 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Doctor Who

Doctor Who retains the old Who's oh-so-British irreverence, so it actually lives up to the appellation 'kid's show for adults'.

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11 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Protocols of Zion

No matter where the film turns, people are confronting, confirming, or complicating their worst fears.

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6 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Tim McGraw: Reflected

McGraw's perfectly coiffed and toned body looks positively metrosexual.

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6 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Ed vs. Spencer

As long as the challenge is engaging -- and who doesn't want to see grown men pick pub fights or infect friends with jock itch? -- our peeks behind the scenes are fascinating.

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