Thursday, June 30, 2005

OAKY COMPUTER

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin Label: Cantaloupe Rated: NONE WorkNameSort: Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin Electronic music stands separate from much of the history of Western music insofar as it's an art form that is explicitly designed for recording; jazz, rock and even classical music depend...

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City Calls Revolution

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

City Calls Revolution Label: Beta-lactam Ring Rated: NONE WorkNameSort: City Calls Revolution As "psychedelic" music in the United States and Europe gets more and more nostalgic, leave it to a Japanese trio – with grindcore roots, no less – to poke a lysergic stick in the genre's third eye and...

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Hopewell & the Birds of Appetite

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

Hopewell & the Birds of Appetite Label: TeePee Rated: NONE WorkNameSort: Hopewell & the Birds of Appetite Hitting most of the right notes in mostly the right order, there's no reason for this new album from Hopewell to be as anemic and disappointing as it is. The group has focused...

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Touched by the Crimson King

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

Touched by the Crimson King Label: SPV Rated: NONE WorkNameSort: Touched by the Crimson King Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) and Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) are two guys who take their shit way seriously, so it's not surprising that this collaboration (their second such joint venture) is far from your typical...

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WORLDLY WOMEN

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

4 Women No Cry Label: Monika Rated: NONE WorkNameSort: 4 Women No Cry Even though some moments are better than others on 4 Women No Cry, a 20-song compilation of electronic and organic blends from the Berlin-based Monika label, no single artist seems to upstage the next. The collection was...

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LEFTOVER HITS

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

Out-of-State Plates Rated: NONE WorkNameSort: Out-of-State Plates Power-poppers who understand the importance of "power" in the equation, Fountains of Wayne are one of the few ultra-catchy confections that don't get stuck in your teeth, and this two-CD collection of non-album tracks, unreleased material and two new originals is as representative...

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TOUGH LOVE

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

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Head-On (Gegen die Wand) Studio: Strand Releasing Rated: NOT RATED Website: http://www.gegendiewand.de/flash.html Release Date: 2005-07-01 Cast: Guven Kyrac, Cem Akin, Aysel Iscan, Demir Gokgol, Stefan Gebelhoff Director: Fatih Akin Screenwriter: Fatih Akin Music Score: Klaus Maeck WorkNameSort: Head-On (Gegen die Wand) Our Rating: 4.00 Sounds like a meet-cute romantic comedy:...

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Saving Face

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

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Saving Face Studio: Sony Pictures Classics Rated: R Website: http://www.sonyclassics.com/savingface/ Release Date: 2005-07-01 Cast: Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Jin Wang, Lynn Chen, Guang Lan Koh Director: Alice Wu Screenwriter: Alice Wu Music Score: Anton Sanko WorkNameSort: Saving Face Our Rating: 4.00 The 2005 Florida Film Festival introduced local audiences to...

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War of the Worlds

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

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War of the Worlds Studio: Paramount Pictures Rated: PG-13 Website: http://www.waroftheworlds.com/ Release Date: 2005-07-01 Cast: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins Director: Steven Spielberg Screenwriter: Josh Friedman, David Koepp Music Score: John Williams WorkNameSort: War of the Worlds Our Rating: 2.50 Hollywood can officially flush its...

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George A. Romero's Land of the Dead

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 4:00 AM

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George A. Romero's Land of the Dead Studio: Universal Pictures Rated: R Website: http://www.landofthedeadmovie.net/ Release Date: 2005-07-01 Cast: Simon Baker, Asia Argento, Dennis Hopper, John Leguizamo, Robert Joy Director: George A. Romero Screenwriter: George A. Romero WorkNameSort: George A. Romero's Land of the Dead Our Rating: 4.00 How zombie godfather...

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