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Entertainment Weekly (5/20/94, p.62) - "...No longer the poet laureate of puberty, the top [Gordon Gano] ushers his Milwaukee trio into maturity with a new drummer and a new label...the Femmes cook up some real steam, something they haven't done since 1984's rowdy HALLOWED GROUND...." - Rating: A-31.87864

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Rolling Stone (2/3/00, p.58) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...his strongest album to date, with music that's filled with catchy hooks, rump-shaking beats and lyrics fueled by Jay's hustler's vigilance....life is good for Jigga..."Entertainment Weekly (1/14/00, pp.73-4) - "...[The album] reconnects with the people who ride those run-down trains [which] run through his Brooklyn neighborhood...with flair....The key track is 'Come and Get Me' in which [he] stares down the playa hatas over [beats] by Timbaland..." - Rating: B+CMJ (1/24/00, p.30) - "...one of the most prolific hip-hop artists of our time....[delivers] a solid collection of mix-tape-ready gems that bring all coastal styles and aesthetics to the Brooklyn borough..."The Source (3/00, p.256) - 4 mics out of 5 - "...[Jigga] reveals why he is the most influential hip-hop artist alive today. Songs like 'So Ghetto,' 'Do It Again' and 'Come and Get Me' highlight [his] uncanny ability to transform bumpin' tracks into cleverly crafted hip-hop anthems..."NME (Magazine) (2/19/00, p.33) - 7 out of 10 - "...a series of uptempo party tunes much leavened by threats to the masculinity of competitors, as [he] uses his pen to cast himself as 'Dope Man', hustler, pimp and teacher....intelligent...Jay-Z spits venom one minute and cool out the next."30.83046

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CMJ (11/18/01, p.6) - "...SOCIAL LIFE oozes a youthful energy and bubbly exuberance..."27.56528

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"...Very funny....Grodin and McCain are excellent..." Variety "...Drily funny....It works remarkably well..." New York Times27.43291

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Mojo (Publisher) (3/04, p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 - "The result is life-affirming music free of clichTd stylistic labels."25.62647

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "['Knocked Up'] is the Tennessee band's big album-opening saga, building from quiet to loud with guitar licks that sound like the Edge fried in okra, with ominous thunderclap drumroll..."Rolling Stone (p.113) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "[The album shows] them exploring the dynamics within garage-quartet basics with pop-sonic flair."Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "[T]he result is an epic wide-screen movie of a CD and the band's best to date." -- Grade: A-Q (p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]roper, crafted tunes and a man unafraid to sing. Good things both."Alternative Press (p.152) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "The guys have never been afraid to embrace a wide range of rock , while throwing whiffs of psychedelia, spaced-out guitar noodling, good ol' boy jams and more into the stew."Magnet (p.104) - "[T]heir once tentative Southern-rock leanings devolve into zig-zaggy fits of blues-boogie ambling, garage-crud frenzy and heavy-lidded balladry."No Depression - "[A] fierce record built on hypnotic grooves that simmer and seethe until they explode into a riot of snarling guitars and anguished vocals."Q (Magazine) (p.87) - Ranked #07 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[I]ts haunting 'True Love Way' and spiritual lead single 'On Call' sparkled with a stadium-sized epic rock sheen."Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's an artful, personal and hugely human album, full of life's problems, fears, fascinations and absolutions."Clash (magazine) (p.77) - "Sonically, it saw their palette expand from chugging guitar riffs into soundscapes infused with ambient sounds and effects."25.47816

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"...[The stars'] rapport is the very soul of LIFE....It may be Lawrence's [best film]..." Entertainment Weekly "...Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Murphy are an entertaining team..." New York Times "...LIFE is a well-written, beautifully cast and very funny buddy movie that perfectly matches the talents of its two leads..." Box Office "...The movie is ribald, funny and sometimes sweet, and well acted by Murphy, Lawrence and a strong supporting cast..." Chicago Sun-Times19.68278

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Entertainment Weekly (9/23/94, p.70) - "...Led Zeppelin bassist Jones and Pete Thomas join the demonic diva to form a power-mad trio on Galas' most rocking album yet..." - Rating: BMusician (11/94, p.88) - "...At times, THE SPORTING LIFE sounds like the best album Led Zeppelin never made, with Galas' acrobatic, banshee-giving- birth caterwaul subbing for Jimmy Page feedback in a newfangled power trio..."19.67128

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a poignant comedy, charming and melancholy."Total Film "It is a gentle and heartwarmingly ironic chronicle of life in the slow lane."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "A beautiful, melancholy but wickedly sly movie, it's utterly disarming, and every frame feels real."Uncut "Rueful, funny and wise....A warm yet melancholy film of quiet yet inescapable charm, it has a feeling for character and personality that couldn't be more delicious."Los Angeles Times "Di Gregorio keeps the action and the jokes lissome and fluid....It really is about the youth that stays with you, even when your aging body is working hard to convince you otherwise."Movieline19.6335

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The Wire (p.52) - "This is optimistic and irresistible music from a post-independence Nigeria emerging from the nightmare of civil war in Biafra..."15.93338

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"[The film] presents a more-accurate-than-not vision of a nation that is starting to look like a candidate for rehab, on both an individual and a national level, for its addiction to debt." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "[A]n eye-opening and disturbing excursion into that American minefield of credit and debt..."Box Office15.92216

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"...A LIFE LESS ORDINARY certainly shows off Mr. Boyle's flamboyant visual cleverness....[McGregor is] charming and sheepishly fun here..." New York Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "Chock-full of offbeat ideas, high energy and good moments..."Empire15.76654

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"[W]hen THE SECRET LIFE OF WORDS returns to Hanna and Josef and their struggle to connect and to heal, it glows with dignity."New York Times "Sarah Polley delivers a halting, evocative 10-minute monologue....Polley is mesmerizing as she raises the movie's stakes..." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly "[Featuring] unconventional scenarios laced with gentle metaphors and earnest, heartbreaking performances."Box Office15.76063

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Rolling Stone (8/21/97, p.108) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...an amazing and revelatory journey encompassing explosive rock & roll, hard-edged country, slow-boiling R&B, sentimental pop, soul-baring spirituals, a haunting stab at folk...and a single tenderhearted Christmas entry..."Entertainment Weekly (7/18/97, pp.81-82) - "...PLATINUM is full of blues shouts, gospel meditations, rockabilly shuffles--all of which fry with a kind of fatback jubilation that Elvis never got to explore in his movie ditties..." - Rating: BNME (Magazine) (8/2/97, p.38) - "...His legend may be sullied and omnipresent, his music distorted and overly familiar and his life parodied and documented to a suffocating degree, but this compilation at least reminds you why he was the King and why his music meant so much..."15.67918

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Rolling Stone (3/20/03, p.67) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Spiritual and Afrocentric...bouncy, gritty and hip-hop-conscious reggae..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...With ferocious turns of phrase, style and rhythm...terrific conscious social commentaries and dancehall rockers..."15.66916

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.60) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (8/11/94, p.66) - 3 1/2 Stars - Good Plus - "...a bittersweet collection of fist-clenched confessions...brooding ballads about regret, resignation and, ultimately, resolution...her abillity to write about intensely personal--and often painful--moments without romanticizing them shows that the wide-eyed farm girl...is now pondering issues that make the difference between healing and merely coping..."Spin (12/94, p.76) - Ranked #3 in Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '94' - "...Iris DeMent's preserved twang and suspended orchestrations unlock gospel and country for rock fans, offering unbreakable gentleness as a modern epiphany about rural values..."Entertainment Weekly (4/15/94, p.58) - "...her outlook is cautious and unwaveringly bleak....MY LIFE is an aural chronicle of a breakdown, of a human being shattering into shards....No average country troubador, DeMent is a backwoods Emily Dickinson...." - Rating: A-Option (10/94, pp.98-99) - "...MY LIFE isn't quite diverse as DeMent's debut, but it's every bit as powerful..."Musician (5/94, p.70) - "...There are moments [on MY LIFE] that are so childishly wide-eyed, so emotionally true that they're almost heartbreaking....DeMent warbles her reminiscences in a voice so crystalline it might've risen from the church pews--or maybe a scratchy old Carter Family record...."Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #18 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.Sing Out! (11-12/94-1/95, p.142) - "...DeMent's singing, with its pure mountain quality, sounds somewhat more confident now than on the first recording. So does her songwriting..."New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Stephen Holden's list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "...Songs of love, loss and emotional survival [that] have the cutting simplicity and directness of classic country."NME (Magazine) (4/30/94, p.39) - 6 - Good - "...when you get to hear the industrial strength, emotion and resilience...you know that Iris and her big heart will survive the very toughest of times..."13.76478

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"...LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT is an adroit crowd-pleaser, and Jolie and Burns exude charisma and the right chemistry..."Los Angeles Times "...Jolie is something of an entertaining show unto herself..." Variety11.92514

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"...A monumental revue, the BEN HUR of sketch films..."New York Times "...Funny....The seasoned British comedy troupe has this time come up with an expertly biting, off-the-wall satire of life's various passages..."Variety "...A film that makes exhaustive and exhilarating mirth out of every grimness known to man..."Entertainment Weekly "...[The film] has riotous moments..."USA Today11.86108

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3 stars out of 4 -- "[B]lissfully funny and touching....Its characters manage to be romantic, hilarious and recognizably human at the same time."Rolling Stone "DAN IN REAL LIFE is a comedy of faith, that, in its wised-up feel-good way, restores yours." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] star-driven sophisticated romantic comedy....DAN offers the most pleasing kind of unforced charm as it uses a terrific plot device to examine the conflicts between family and romance as well as the joy and pain of being in love."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Touching, tender and laugh-out-loud funny, this little rom-com will melt your heart..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "With touches of classic Wood Allen....Carell subtly evokes the stretched nerves of a man with nowhere to turn."Empire11.81899

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"...A prime example of a brilliant director's stealthy use of a denigrated genre to slip in subtle social comment and genuine pathos..." Entertainment Weekly "[P]assionately directed..."USA Today "[A] Lana Turner soap opera turned into an exercise in metaphysical formalism by Sirk's finely textured and densely layered images."New York Times11.79098

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson's guitar firepower and parched wit are everywhere here....Loving archaeology, in every detail."Entertainment Weekly (p.137) - "[H]e has inhabited a dizzying number of personas...visionary hurdy-gurdy man, molten-hot electric-guitar hero, restless musical explorer, spiritual searcher, comedian." -- Grade: AUncut (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Thompson is an exceptional guitar player, a fine songwriter, and a decent singer. Listening to RT's five discs, you get the sense that the guitar is his true voice."Dirty Linen (p.53) - "[Thompson is] a thoughtful man with rare insights into the human condition who, as it happens, is a pretty fair musician and songwriter, too."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.45) - "The set makes a good case that he is the best guitar player in the world....but it makes an even better case for his songwriting."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] true bonanza....Wit, pathos, humility and chops enough to sway Jimmy Page. Thompson had -- and still has -- it all."11.74111

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"...A monumental revue, the BEN HUR of sketch films..."New York Times "...Funny....The seasoned British comedy troupe has this time come up with an expertly biting, off-the-wall satire of life's various passages..."Variety "...A film that makes exhaustive and exhilarating mirth out of every grimness known to man..."Entertainment Weekly "...[The film] has riotous moments..."USA Today9.915722

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"...A monumental revue, the BEN HUR of sketch films..." New York Times "...Funny....The seasoned British comedy troupe has this time come up with an expertly biting, off-the-wall satire of life's various passages..." Variety "...A film that makes exhaustive and exhilarating mirth out of every grimness known to man..." Entertainment Weekly "...[The film] has riotous moments..." USA Today9.886932

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"...A BUG'S LIFE makes jaunty, imaginative use of both extraordinary technology and bold storytelling possibilities within the insect world..."New York Times "...A hellzapoppin creature-feature jamboree..." -- Rating: BEntertainment Weekly "...Lasseter brilliantly exploits the material for both laughs and pathos, while pushing the technological parameters of computer animation even beyond the already impressive feat of TOY STORY..." -- 4 out of 5 starsBox Office "...Tightly constructed....The script has fun playing with our common knowledge of insects..."Sight and Sound "...Rowdier than a New Year's Eve party..."-- 4 out of 4 starsUSA Today "...[A BUG'S LIFE has] an unfettered imagination....This footloose humor comes from both the writing and the direction..."Los Angeles Times "[T]he SEVEN SAMURAI-like story provides a solid framework for stunning animation and winning characters, including Dave Foley's nice work in the lead."A.V. Club 4 stars out of 5 -- "Offering colourful eye-candy for tots and in-jokes galore for adults, its clarity of purpose boils the Pixar template to near-abstract purity."Total Film9.867034

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"...Just when you thought that the uproarious English comedy troupe had taken bad taste as far as it could go....Bad taste of this order is rare but not yet dead..." New York Times "...Always hilarious..."Total Film "[I]ts free-form humor and fearless blasphemy still intact and as potent as ever."Los Angeles Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "[It] might bear similarities to the greatest story ever told, but you'll be laughing too hard to take offense."Empire 5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a consistently high strike rate that puts this on a par with HOLY GRAIL as the team's best big-screen foray."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his saucy, provocative satire on the sometimes ridiculous nature of religion is absolutely brilliant...the effervescent gags never grow tired."Ultimate DVD7.884344

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"...Brought to splendid life by the incomparable Robert Duvall and Blythe Danner....As exhilarating as it is rare."New York Times0.2627402

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