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Arts & Entertainment

Of Mouse and men

MF Doom and DJ Danger Mouse are so hung up on gimmickry that to call The Mouse and the Mask a "concept album" comes almost as an afterthought.

by JIM NEWELL

I see dead people (in the audience)

What results from combining The Sixth Sense and Fight Club and then subtracting the good acting and violence?

by DYLAN MCGARRY

Hold me closer, famous director

This week, Street talks to Academy Award-winning filmmaker Cameron Crowe about his latest work, Elizabethtown, and the highs and lows of his illustrious career.

by COREY HULSE

Doomed to suck

Doom, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Sarge and Karl Urban as John Grimm, promises very little from the onset -- and keeps its promise.

by DEREK MAZIQUE

Hopping on the Band Wagon

Death Cab for Cutie isn't just [Ben] Gibbard's band," drummer Jason McGerr says, speaking about the group's lauded lead man.

by JON LEVIN

If Pacino were a deli meat

Two for the Money's greatest strength is clearly its originality. Honestly, whoever thought to cast Al Pacino as an aging, cynical, battle-hardened mentor alongside a handsome, naive idealist is a fucking genius.

by RUBEN BROSBE

Fee fie foe fum

Gosford Park scribe Julian Fellowes' new film Separate Lies almost hits the nail on the head but falls short.

by YINKA NEIL

We aren't waiting for godot

Novice director Rob McKittrick's new film Waiting... signals yet another addition to the "frat pack" genre.

by GREG MORAN

Boys Falling in

During last year's Vans Warped Tour, a hand-held radio was stolen. After being threatened and even bribed by tour security, the culprit demanded only one thing in return for the over-expensive piece of equipment -- to meet Fall Out Boy.

by TODD GRABARSKY

Unbreakable

In Toronto, if you're not in Broken Social Scene, you're aching to get in. A total of 17 members are credited for their latest release, an eponymous follow-up to 2003's critically acclaimed You Forgot It In People. While individual projects within the band such as Stars, Feist, and Metric have achieved success in the indie realm, the combined output amounts to a blissful musical orgasm that you could never expect, even from a group with that much talent. What separates this Canadian collective from supergroups like the New Pornographers is a well developed willingness to experiment.

by NDREW LEE

Cameron diaz gets ugg-ly

Though not exactly star-studded, In Her Shoes certainly boasts an interesting cast of characters: there is Rose (Toni Collette), a lawyer who cannot seem to find a boyfriend but has a killer shoe collection; Maggie (Cameron Diaz), Rose's trampy sister who can't hold a job; and Ella (Shirley MacLaine), the sisters' long-lost grandmother.

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"Gasolina"

Barrio Frio In Israel this summer, I lived with three girls from Bogot‹¨«. They were insane.

by 34TH STREET

Destination: claymation

Call Nick Park old-fashioned, but in an era dominated by computer-generated animation, he still likes working with clay.

by PRATEEK SHARMA

Finally...

Jonathan Safran Foer is not a writer, he is a collector. As played by Elijah Wood, Foer is a vegetarian, an American, and a descendant of a Holocaust survivor, obsessed with mapping the details of his Jewish heritage.

by JESS PURCELL

Into the poo

Into the Blue, starring teen heartthrobs Paul Walker and Jessica Alba, pretty much unfolds as one would expect.

by DEREK MAZIQUE

Athletic Abilities

Music publications triumphantly announce when they've found "the next big thing" from the U.K. After the tenth time, it becomes hard to tell if they actually listen to some of these bands for any reason other than the fact that they're (gasp) British.

by 34TH STREET

Two thumbs down

What is the meaning of life? Based on the book by Walter Kirn, the new film Thumbsucker tries, but fails, to provide an answer to this often-asked question.

by JENNIFER ZUCKERMAN

Toilet water, with a twist

Although Roman Polanski's newest movie, Oliver Twist, at first seems to have a winning formula, it falls short in the end.

by CHELSEA ALBRIGHT

"Serenity now," the universal execs said

Serenity, the long-awaited film adaptation of director Joss Whedon's (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) cult-favorite TV series Firefly, has all of the components of a typical sci-fi action film, and little more.

by JEREMY PRICE

The nightmare before nuptuals

Despite its amazing visual style, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is never as original or engaging as it should be.

by MATT KURUC

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