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Layer Cake gives thrill new meaning: It’s a DVD to feast upon

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September 21, 2005

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Betwixt daunting Cockney insults, maze-like plots, and super-slick traitors made famous by Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, British gangster movies have truly become a unique genre of contemporary fi...

Local H play Saturday night show at the Billiken Club

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September 21, 2005

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The Billiken Club met with more rock than it could handle last Saturday night, Sept. 17, with bands Local H, Thee Shams and The Crewl Cuts. Saint Louis University hipsters came out of the woodwork to listen to the bands, and it...

Broken Flowers makes the bar

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September 14, 2005

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  The "less is more" theory is proven true in writer/director Jim Jarmusch's, Broken Flowers. Starring Bill Murray, Broken Flowers is similar to his last minimalistic, indie film, Lost in Translation, little dialogue and num...

West Needs to Shut Up

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September 14, 2005

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Kanye West is a douche bag. The rapper declared on Sept. 2 on NBC primetime that George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people." Wow. "I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says t...

Exorcism’s realism terrifies

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September 14, 2005

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Very few movies reach into the depths of one's soul and truly shake it to the very core, leaving the viewer stricken with fear. The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a dark film that takes our fears to startling new heights and is a ...

Katrina Telethon features celebs, good music

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September 14, 2005

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In the wake of destruction left by Hurricane Katrina, fundraisers and benefits have developed in an effort to raise money and help rebuild the devastated Gulf Coast. One especially notable telethon was Shelter from the Storm: A ...

Television’s fall line up is better than you think

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September 14, 2005

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There's nothing on TV to watch, you say? Ah, friend, you are sorely mistaken. These days, great television shows such as Arrested Development, Scrubs, and The Office are often passed by in favor of classics on scale with E.R. an...

Team Sleep

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September 7, 2005

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Fans of the alternative rock band known as The Deftones have been waiting years for lead singer Chino Moreno's side project to finally develop. Team Sleep is the self-titled album that has materialized. Being a major fan of Th...

Soldier at War

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August 31, 2005

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Think about where you are in your life right now. Freshmen, maybe you're wondering where you belong in this new college hierarchy. Juniors are probably digging into their coursework, with the realization that they don't really ha...

Band Barrage Rocks the Billiken Club

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August 31, 2005

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This fall a barrage of bands will be coming through The Billiken Club, the space more commonly known now as Salsarita's. The venue, which is run by the Next Big Thing Committee, has lined up bands for nearly every Saturday ...

Dance Dance Revolution

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August 24, 2005

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            If you enjoy dancing, video games or losing weight (I’m looking at 97 percent of you college students), then I promise you’d get a kick out of Dance Da...

Canadian Twins Tegan and Sarah make stellar pop album

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August 24, 2005

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Tegan and Sarah – So Jealous What do you get when two twin sisters from Canada get together to make music? Pop perfection. Tegan and Sarah have been a rising force on the indie scene since their conception as a band in ...

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