joe-johnston,October Sky [DVD] [] [1999] [Multilingual] [Region 1], The Pagemaster [DVD] [Sensormatic], Dead Dog's Eyeball: Songs of Daniel Johnston [032862016622], Times Ain't Like They Used to Be, Vol. 6: Early American Rural Music, Times Ain't Like They Used to Be, Vol. 5: Early American Rural Music

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"...Sturdily performed and confidently recreated..." Total Film "...[Gyllenhaal and Cooper give] passionate performances..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...OCTOBER SKY has a small-town intimacy, a group of close-knit pals and the kind of innocence seldom found on screen these days..." New York Times "...Told with a gentle humor....OCTOBER SKY is a sweet yet sincere coming-of-age story..." Box Office "...[An] emotionally authentic real-life remembrance....The finale, which utilizes vintage home movies to show us the real people we've just seen portrayed, packs a wallop..."USA Today "...Refreshing....OCTOBER SKY is especially well served by Cooper..." Los Angeles Times56.13625

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"...A kid could do worse than to check out this colorful ode to classic storytelling." Entertainment Weekly40.09732

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Spin (11/94, p.96) - Highly Recommended - "...This is gorgeous, throat lump-inducing music....McCarty fleshes out Johnston's home-recorded sketches into an eclectic assortment of torch ballads, guitar rockers, and beer-hall sing-alongs, and beguiling art pop..."Entertainment Weekly (11/25/94, p.77) - "...Singer Kathy McCarty, formerly of Glass Eye, pays tribute to fellow Austin, Texas musician Daniel Johnston....unearthing veins of compassion and sadness not heard on the originals..." - Rating: A-Alternative Press (2/95, p.64) - "...This isn't a tribute album, more an homage to one highly individual talent from another....[Kathy McCarty's] biggest achievement is to make these songs accessible while retaining the charm of their quirkiness..."Option (5-6/95, p.116) - "...McCarty's a capable singer, and her voice is the glue that holds the disparate styles together....McCarty manages to separate Johnston's songs from his eccentric persona..."Melody Maker (8/12/95, p.35) - "...Other people have tried covering Daniel's songs before...mostly without much joy. Maybe they've all been in too much awe. Kathy treats Daniel's songs with due reverence, love and humour--and one helluva kick in her voice..."Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #36 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.NME (Magazine) (8/19/95, p.51) - 8 (out of 10) - "...brilliant...Songs that were once skeletal, lo-fidelity, bedroom-with-tape-recorder affairs become full blooded and experimental....if these songs were Kathy's she'd be on the same magazine covers as Liz Phair..."30.21124

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Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[O]ld-time country music, early blues, and gospel....The recordings -- of varying brilliance -- are grail-like rarities."Living Blues (p.76) - "House was the greatest of all the 'deep' Delta singers, and this was his greatest recording session. The guitar work is crisp, with his usual unerring rhythmic control, and his voice is magnificent."No Depression (p.100) - "There are fetching country blues tracks.....It's all put together with enthusiasm and tongue-in-cheek ribbing of the collecting bug."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] glittering parade of mountain stringbands and sanctified preachers, fiddle and harmonica tunes, banjo songs and guitar blues..."0.09672897

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Q (May 2002, p.124) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...Celebrating the proud 30-year history of Alison Krauss's home label, Rounder....a great introduction..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.118) - "...For non-beginners...ROOTS is intriguing, with less familiar artists and a broad musical sweep..."0.08532567

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