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Arts & Entertainment

Fish comes out of closet

Don't bother seeing Shark Tale. Instead, watch half of Finding Nemo and chase that with a half-hour of listening to R&B.

by GERARD LEONE

Death row and sexual abuse

Any movie that is based on a self-help novel for women should be approached with caution, but Woman Thou Art Loosed succeeds in telling a story about finding peace and acceptance.

by ANNA HARTLEY

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell Brian Eno Another Green World Brian Eno is essential, and Another Green World is his masterpiece.

by 34TH STREET

Not Rushmore

"It's kind of like this. Listen." Plucking away on a spankin' new guitar just purchased at a 7th street pawn shop, Jason Schwartzman musically describes his new film, I Heart Huckabees. Shortly after picking a string, he retunes it and giddily shows how the note ascends.

by JIM NEWELL

Jazzy Phat Nasty

What does jazz really mean to people? For the average college student, jazz is the music we all know we should dig but can't quite get our heads around.

by PAUL FARBER

Insomniac, Delusional, and Operating Heavy Machinery

A skeletal Christian Bale stars as the haunted, delusional industrial worker Trevor Reznik in The Machinist, a semi-original psychological thriller that opens nationwide Oct.

by SAM HERSHEY

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell Jeff Mangum Live at Jittery Joe's In 1998, Neutral Milk Hotel released, in my opinion, the defining album of the '90s, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. The band's only release our lonely ears have heard since is Jittery Joe's, recorded live by their enigmatic leader, Jeff Mangum, in 1997, and released in 2001.

by 34TH STREET

No One Dropped the Soap?

National Lampoon has been marketing this slightly smarmy, dare I say clever, white guy hero for decades.

by ARD LEONE

Katie Holmes is Hot

You know this is a chick flick, right?" Within three seconds of entering the theater, some random girl sitting next to me confirmed my initial doubts about First Daughter. If that were not enough, she prompted me to peruse the theater, in which I found myself a minority because I am neither under 25-years-old nor female.

by BRADLEY ERLICH

Fim

Tim Corrigan, chair of Penn's brand new Cinema Studies major, gives the program two thumbs up. Tell us about the new film major at Penn. There's been a film program and minor at Penn for about five years now.

by MAGGIE HENNEFELD

Easy to forget

There is nothing creepier than watching a movie in which the main character discovers that she is schizophrenic and has imagined every event in her life (you know you were paranoid after A Beautiful Mind). There is nothing more enthralling than watching a cheesy alien movie (you've seen Independence Day. Don't lie). The Forgotten, contrary to what one might think, is neither.

by ALEXANDRA CHALAT

The Dirty South Rocks Out

"I don't hate you at all, really." Phew! Jason Isbell, guitarist and vocalist of the Drive-By Truckers has just reassured Street that Northern upbringings do not, after all, provoke hate in him.

by JIM NEWELL

Viva la Revolucion

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was filmed entirely in front of a blue screen, with all of the backgrounds, environments and effects added in digitally.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

There isn't a frame in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow that I wouldn't pay good money to hang on my wall.

by EUGENE NOVIKOV

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell Bjork Medulla Bjork is one of the few artists I feel perfectly comfortable sacrificing my masculinity to promote.

by 34TH STREET

Twist and Shout

Before this week's critics screening of The Village, Touchstone Pictures asked that critics refrain from spoiling critical plot points in the film for the reader.

by JOHN CARROLL

Manchurian On Fire

What do you get when you combine a crazed Army Major, a power-hungry Senator who touches her son a little too lovingly, and an Army Private-turned-politician who has less personality than a rock but is poised to be the next Vice President?

by COREY HULSE

Quick Spins

Badly Drawn Boy One Plus One is One Damon Gough, better known as Badly Drawn Boy, doesn't seem to know what he wants to be.

by 34TH STREET

His View's Askew, Too

Zach Braff, star of NBC's Scrubs, makes his directorial debut with Garden State, which he also wrote and stars in.

by JOHN CARROLL

Quick Flicks

Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle Stoner or not, this is a fun movie. Granted it helps if you are, since pot humor is the foundation of the film.

by 34TH STREET

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