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Arts & Entertainment

I just want to thank my girlfriend...

It's about midnight, and I'm greeted with the abrasive jarring sound of a moving cart rolling over brick in the lobby of Sansom West.

by MAWUSE ZIEGBE

Behind the Music

When the Music's self-titled debut album hit stores, they stirred up a frenzy with critics. It was not the actual album that caused the ruckus but rather just the name of the band.

by KALI BACKER

Rory has muscular dystrophy

It's easy to expect inspiration with Rory O'Shea Was Here. The film tells of Rory O 'Shea (James McAvoy), a rebellious teen with muscular dystrophy, and his friendship with Michael Connelly (Steven Robertson), a shy boy whose cerebral palsy gives him difficulty speaking.

by JENNIFER ZUCKERMAN

Just a little deeper...

During the opening credits of this documentary on the controversial 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat, Supertramp's "Crime of the Century" plays, appropriately creating a foreboding tone for the rest of the film.

by JANICE HAHN

Adrien Brody? a Gulf War Vet?

Chosen for Official Selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, produced by Steven Soderbergh and starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody, The Jacket has all the credentials to be a great film.

by RUBEN BROSBE

Editor's Picks

Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005 On Sunday, February 20th, journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson took his own life.

by 34TH STREET

Dave Serenades animals

Based on the children's book by Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie is the story of ten-year-old Opal (AnnaSophia Robb), who, still mystified by her mother's departure seven years earlier, struggles to find her way in a new town.

by MICHELLE DUBERT

Back up in yo' Face

It's two o'clock in the afternoon at the Ritz-Carlton, and action star Tony Jaa, promoting his new movie, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, is still without lunch.

by JIM NEWELL

Keanu Reeves still can't act

Constantine is intense. Intense like that shady guy standing outside Wawa on Spruce and 38th, intense like the lines for elliptical machines at Pottruck, intense like ... well, you get the point.

by ERIN BRANCHE

Wait, Where's Jim Carrey?

Never has Jim Carrey's penchant for physical humor been demonstrated more clearly than in 1994's The Mask, when he played Stanley Ipkiss' bedeviled character with unparalleled aplomb.

by YONA SILVERMAN

You a Ho

To set it straight, Born into Brothels will make you feel guilty if you're expecting dirty distraction.

by PERRIN BAILEY

10 most overrated albums of all time

Overrated. This term is most often uttered in one of two situations. Situation one: A new band is getting an incredible amount of press for their debut album.

by KEVIN LO

Editor's Picks

Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning I have a theory for how Conor Oberst writes songs.

by 34TH STREET

Spiking The Punch

In his newsboy cap and jeans, Spike Lee saunters onto the stage in a packed Zellerbach auditorium. He seems irritated that he has to engage an audience of eager and inquisitive fans and scholars.

by MAWUSE ZIEGBE

Editors' pick: Favorite V-day movie

Lisa Tauber (Guides): Valentine Starring the queen of shitty movies, Denise Richards, this movie is just so ridiculous that it's good.

by 34TH STREET

Editor's Picks

Kevin Lo: Joanna Newsom, The Milk-Eyed Mender Joanna Newsom begins her shows by approching the front of the stage, gazing out to the back of the crowd and then clapping in rhythm until the audience joins her.

by 34TH STREET

Kevin James, You Can't Dance

Hitch rises above a seemingly formulaic plot to ultimately become a funny and enjoyable film in the middle of Hollywood's dead season. Will Smith plays Alex Hitchens, dating superhero, sworn to protect men from their own bad habits, poor taste and insecurity.

by MATT KURUC

Vanilla ice rocks

Street worships any man with the balls to carry Gary Coleman around like a sack of potatoes and threaten to put him in a deep fryer.

by 34TH STREET

Jaa-rule

Certain films, like Prachya Pinkaew's Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, exist as nothing more than a platform to display a person's tremendous physical talents.

by JIM NEWELL

A Better than average chick flick

Though all the hopeless romantics out there hoping to meet and fall in love with a male escort might disagree, The Wedding Date is a disappointment.

by ROB COHEN

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