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Arts & Entertainment

It's like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Hong Kong-made Kung Fu Hustle features Stephen Chow, who happens to be the new martial arts "it" man. The film, set in '40s Shanghai, follows Sing (Chow), an alliance-shifting street rat who is caught in a gang war between the dreaded Axe Gang and the Pigsty Alley slum.

by TODD GRABARSKY

Inspirational Carjacking

Crash is a film that looks at the separate lives of a seemingly unrelated group of multi-ethnic people living in LA.

by STEPHEN MORSE

Gripping, no?

T he Interpreter, a well acted and politically relevant film, begins as U.N. interpreter Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) overhears a plot to assassinate Edmund Zuwanie, the president of the fictitious and war-torn African country Matobo.

by JESS PURCELL

A lot like shit

You've got to try pretty hard to make a movie with a plot line as pathetic as A Lot Like Love's.

by STEPHEN R. MORSE

Post-apocalyptic pop

It's Thursday afternoon and outside the front entrance to the Theatre of Living Arts are two middle-aged men.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Philadelphia Film Festival: Week 2

The 2005 Philadelphia Film Festival will continue through April 20th and this marks Street's second week of extensive coverage.

by 34TH STREET

Second chances

Joshua Radin missed out. He missed out big, and he knows it. When Radin's college buddy Zach asked him to contribute a song to his upcoming movie's soundtrack, Radin turned him down; he didn't have the money to record the track.

by YVONNE DELBANCO

Editors' Picks

Kevin Lo Norah Jones - "The Long Way Home" Jazz or not jazz, it's hard to deny the simple power of Norah Jones.

by 34TH STREET

Van wilder gets scary-like

On the evening of November 14, 1974, in the small town of Amityville in Long Island, Ronald "Ronny" Defeo murdered his parents and four siblings with a shotgun.

by JIM NEWELL

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.

by 34TH STREET

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.

by 34TH STREET

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.

by 34TH STREET

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

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