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The phoenix saga

Phoenix has a problem with sound check, and I don't speak French. Lead singer Thomas Mars turns to the engineer on his right, points at his microphone, then waves his hand in an upward motion.

by KEVIN LO

Philadelphia Film Festival

From April 7-20, movie theaters across the city will participate in the Philadelphia Film Festival. Visit the festival's website (www.phillyfests.com) for more information on the movies and their screenings.

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I loved you in 'Dazed and Confused'

"Meat out there on the table, that's gonna be my breakfast, lunch and dinner," actor Matthew McConaughey jokes as he steps out of his trailer.

by JANICE HAHN

Red Sox, Sex and Breathing

Fever Pitch is, essentially, identical to every other effervescent Drew Barrymore comedy released in the past five years.

by MICHELLE DUBERT

Where's your pound now?

Millions is one of those rare films with witty dialogue that appeals to viewers of all ages.

by STEPHEN R. MORSE

Ending on a happy note

Danny Boyle directed Trainspotting, your favorite movie about heroin, and shortly thereafter you became a junkie.

by STEPHEN R. MORSE

A Total Bummer

In My Country does not take place in South Africa during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of 1996, in which the many victims of the brutal apartheid regime confronted their torturers.

by JEFF LEVIN

Fling Bands 101

Sonic Youth Who they are: Velvet Underground torch followers that extended the boundaries of experimental rock.

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Cope-ing this fling

When SPEC announced that Sonic Youth and Cat Power were headlining this year's Spring Fling, students across campus felt dejected.

by KALI BACKER

Editor's picks

Kevin Lo The Postal Service "We Will Become Silhouettes" Video If I can't have Jenny Lewis, I suppose Ben Gibbard should.

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Holy Pancakes, Batman

Aliens of the Deep would've been better in 3-D. The IMAX film follows producer/director James Cameron as he befriends a team of marine biologists as well as NASA scientists and travels to tectonic fault lines at the bottom of the ocean.

by ROB COHEN

Listening To Albert

It was Spring Break, and I had just gotten in from college. My parents and I were sipping Coronas, and I was explaining to them why I hadn't gone to the Bahamas.

by JON LEVIN

We got a case of the Mondays

Street is all about helping out the local movie house peddling cheap liquor on a Monday night.

by BEN CRAIR

Summer In The City

Just like the smell of horse shit will always make me think of Penn in the spring, some songs are inextricably tied to our memory banks.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Don't Punk Me, Ass

When will Ashton Kutcher learn his lesson? Certain people are off limits. He can't go around "punking" everyone, especially Bernie Mac. In Kevin Rodney Sullivan's Guess Who, Kutcher plays Simon Green, a successful young stockbroker who is engaged to Theresa Jones (Zoe Saldana). When Theresa's parents renew their wedding vows on their 25th anniversary, Theresa takes it as an opportunity to introduce her parents to her white fiance.

by ADAM KATZ

Silverstone rises from the dead

From the producers of Barbershop and Bringing Down the House, Beauty Shop transports the ethos of the "ghetto" Barbershop to a women's salon.

by STEPHEN R. MORSE

Finding the sexiness

"Christianity has become something I don't think Jesus would recognize, frankly." Forty-one years old, eight albums deep into her career and just recently a mother, singer-songwriter Tori Amos -- a minister's daughter -- is not going to let her child grow up the way she did.

by JIM NEWELL

Review: The Pacifier

A Navy Seal turns in his helicopters and semi-automatics to navigate the perils of suburbia: diapers, diapers, diapers (let's just say excrement-related humor abounds) and darned kids who simply refuse to wear their tracking devices.

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Disney Disses Harvard

"From small town Mathlete to big time Athlete," says the movie poster. Sounds promising, eh? Ice Princess is only watchable if you bring a punching bag for irritating Joan Cusack moments.

by PERRIN BAILEY

Don't Go to Bars

It's 10 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day, and you still have no plans. Your "friends" all went downtown to bars, but you can't go because your fake was confiscated at a party a couple weeks ago, and you weren't willing to pay the bouncer $50 to get it back.

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