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Arts & Entertainment

Go Hasselhoff, Go

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie tries to be broad enough to appeal to a wide variety of audiences, but ultimately fails to please any.

by MATT KURUC

Editor's picks

Jim Newell Puff Daddy and the Family No Way Out Buying '97s No Way Out marked an important step in my record collection's evolution.

by 34TH STREET

Battle of the online rentals

In the age of campusfood, eBay and amazon.com, leaving the house has become a thing of the past. Now we can sit at home on the couch, wallowing in our own lethargy as the world's bounty is delivered right to our door.

by CLAYTON NEUMAN

Behind the Mask

Picture this: MC So-and-so doing 90 in a sky-blue, drop-top BMW, coasting along the Van Wyck, as the leaves falling from the trees coat the concrete with the carnival colors of autumn.

by JOHN COYNE

I want to defy

Before Dr. Alfred Kinsey's 1948 book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male exploded onto the bestseller list, Americans believed all sorts of crazy things about sex: that masturbation causes blindness, dancing spreads venereal disease and wearing high heels can make a woman sterile.

by JEFF LEVIN

Renee is fat again...

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason delivers what you would expect in a sequel to the 2001 hit. Our story resumes eight weeks into Bridget (Renee Zellweger) and Mark Darcy's (Colin Firth) relationship.

by ALIX MCKENNA

We're on Merge Records

Win Butler had no idea how much the last couple of years would change his life. For him, the 2000's have been microcosmic of a lifetime's worth of ups and downs.

by JIM NEWELL

Imagine Johnny Depp's sword

Humor is blended with gravity, and fantasy with reality, in the enjoyable Finding Neverland. Set in 1903 London, the film chronicles the true story of J.

by JENNIFER ZUCKERMAN

Editor's Picks

John Coyne Vast Aire "The F-Word" (RJD2 Remix) Rap records rarely endure; they just float from fabulous to familiar to forgotten.

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A-Hem!

If you're like most Penn students -- make that people in general -- you have no clue who Hem is. The band, however, believes that their debut album, Rabbit Songs, and most recent effort, Eveningland, have what it takes to garner some recognition.

by ALEXIS NANOVIC

Hallelujah!

Enduring Love Starring: Daniel Craig and Samantha Morton Directed by: Roger Michell Rated: R "You're mad." "That's what they said about Jesus." "Yea, that's also what they said about a lot of mad people." Enduring Love, a psychological thriller, is the eeriest movie of the year.

by ALEXIS ORENSTEIN

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell Mirah C'mon Miracle If you're a male and have yet to hear a song by Mirah, it might be best to avoid her.

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Music from the ground up

Built for music from the ground up. That's not the new tagline for the U2-edition iPod, the new Bose stereo or the Electric Factory.

by WILL FENTON

Alfie who?

Alfie Starring: Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei Directed by: Charles Shyer Rated: R Sometimes the main character in a film is bigger than the film itself.

by ROB COHEN

Real superheroes don't wear capes

The Incredibles Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee Directed: Brad Bird Rated: PG Meet Bob Parr: He's married, he has three kids, he's fat.

by CLAYTON NEUMAN

Don't See-Saw

Don't bother seeing Saw, a stupefyingly stupid exercise in cinematic sadism. Written and directed by two Australian newcomers, this surprise Sundance Film Festival hit spirals into convolution from scene one. Adam and Lawrence (co-writers Leigh Whannel and English hambone Cary Elwes) wake up chained to rusty pipes in an underground bathhouse, the latest victims-to-be of the Jigsaw Killer.

by JEFF LEVIN

Editor's Picks

Jim Newell The Futureheads The Futureheads Poser bands are everywhere now. For a while, I tried to give these wannabes the cold shoulder, but there came a time when avoiding them was no longer an option.

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Confessions of a rolling stone intern

There are two qualities every determined writer should have: confidence and sheer ingenuity. Enter journalist, CNN correspondent and fiction author Toure.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Hit the Road Jack

Ray is this year's first great historical drama. What initially seems like a confused and chaotic film with random flashbacks and surprising images ends up being a film about this confusion and chaos.

by ROB COHEN

Wedding nights

I'm so insignificant I can't even kill myself". Sideways, directed by Alexander Payne (Election, About Schmidt), promotes itself as a "toast to wine, women, and everything that gets better with time". Miles (Paul Giamatti), a balding, neurotic divorce, and his former college roommate, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), go on a one week tour of the central coast of California.

by ALEXIS ORENSTEIN

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