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Arts & Entertainment

Review: Bulletproof Monk

There are two ways you can look at Bulletproof Monk: On the one hand, Chow Yun-Fat finally gets to do some comedy for the first time in an American movie.

by DAN MCQUADE

The Jazz Man Cometh

Charlie Hunter is a musician who has the capacity to blow your mind every time you hear him. The man invented the eight-string guitar -- 3 bass strings, 5 guitar strings, 2 pickups -- which means that he plays bass and guitar simultaneously.

by DAN SAAT

...And You Will Know Us By Our Orgies

It is a Friday afternoon. Outside someone is puking and being hauled away by paramedics because they drank too much jungle juice.

by MIKE BERLIN

Quick Flicks

The average geophysics college professor can save the world -- or at least that's what Director Jon Amiel would have you believe with his latest flick, The Core. Dr. Joshua Keys (Aaron Echkart) is the only person who has realized that the Earth's core has stopped rotating.

by 34TH STREET

Like a Virgin

While in Los Angeles, Norman Korpi, the first openly gay cast member of The Real World, and writer/director/star of The Wedding Video, found time to talk to Street about his feature debut. When did you get the idea to make this movie? I've always wanted to make a movie, and I had a couple of screenplays before this dealing with some of my experience on cable access, but when we got down to looking at money and budget, and people going, "What have you done before?" They're not going to give you a million bucks.

by JOHN CARROLL

Spring Fling Preview

Slotted to open the Fling concert, OK Go will be the band playing in the background as overambitious freshman pass out on Franklin Field.

by 34TH STREET

867-5AFI

The Berkeley, California-based quartet AFI crashes back onto the hardcore/punk scene with their Dreamworks debut Sing the Sorrow. AFI, which stands for A Fire Inside, imbued a goth-influenced murkiness into their trademark maelstrom and put a new spin on their melodic version of hardcore.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

They Say It's a Gateway Drug

Like its chemical namesake, the numbing and euphoric music of Morphine makes pain bearable, even pleasurable.

by FRANCEY HART

First Degree Burns

At the opening night of the Philadelphia Film Festival, James Foley, director of the headliner Confidence, talked to the audience for a few minutes.

by JOHN CARROLL

30 Second Take

Edwin McCain has not stagnated since his fifteen minutes of pop fame, rolling out twelve reflective songs with a country twang.

by TAMMY MEISTE

Here, Kitty Kitty!

Just as Phantom Planet might forever be known as "that band with the guy from Rushmore in it," Boomkat could see the same fate.

by KEVIN LO

8 Mile Fling

This year's Fling is going to be a battle. Just like those battles in which Eminem competes in 8-Mile. It's going to be power pop meets hip hop, the Ghetto v.

by LAURA FORTES

Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown?

Chan, you disappoint. Excited by the prospect of witnessing the spectacle that is the usual Cat Power show/emotional breakdown, in the end all we were treated to was the standard live version of your CD concert.

by BETH FALKOF

Flip 'Em the Bird

One movie critic said it best when he wrote the following about Winged Migration: "Possibly the most astonishing documentary about bird migration ever made." I am certainly in agreement.

by EDDIE BYUN

Disc Ressurection

I have a confession to make. I have a horrible secret, one that may ruin any bits of a social life I have here at Penn, one that I did my best to keep secret, a part of my life I thought closed when I left all those who knew me as a child.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

Love Hurts

The Kills are another boy-girl indie band that conjures up memories of the White Stripes, but where their contemporaries failed, The Kills succeed.

by MINOCHER DADACHANJI

Finger Lickin' Bad

Truly excruciating from beginning to end, Crooked Fingers's third full-length album falls embarrassingly short of endurable.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

You Minus Me ≠ Us

The ambiguities that pervade our fair language consistently astound me. My most recent rendezvous with wooly English occurred during a stroll through the music department of the Bookstore.

by ERIC ZIELER

The Fast and The Envious

What ever happened to the days when a DJ actually moved crowds with his or her dexterity at the scratching and mixing of records?

by JABARI EVANS

In the Sky With Diamonds

Get ready to embark on an introspective exploration of the musical roots from which Ben Harper has developed in his fifth studio album, Diamonds on the Inside. Backed by his band, the Innocent Criminals, Harper courageously experiments with a wide range of sounds, including reggae, Delta Blues, funk, gospel, hard rock and world music.

by BRITTANY FIORE-SILFVAST

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