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A Reel Less Ordinary: Kat Shuchter and the Mysteries of Oddball Films

Shiny new digital movies open each week, but what if you're jonesing for the analog experience? Get thee to Oddball Films at 275 Capp! We spoke to Kat Shuchter, Oddball's programmer. SF Weekly: How you would you describe the Oddball…
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Music, All Shook Down ABC Announces New Singing Competition; World Sighs

ABC Announces New Singing Competition; World Sighs

The last few weeks, we've been DVRing the shit out of the second season of The Voice to ensure we wouldn't miss a second. There is something thoroughly riveting about that show -- partly because of the concept (waiting to…
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Music, All Shook Down The X Factor Makes Its US Debut, Crazy People Get Humiliated

The X Factor Makes Its US Debut, Crazy People Get Humiliated

So, this week The X Factor -- Simon Cowell's new reality show/ singing competition -- arrived on U.S. screens for the first time, and we've already had two nights of occasionally exciting, often harrowing, auditions. In case you missed it…
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Music, All Shook Down

Top Six Movie Parodies in Music Videos (Thanks, Foo Fighters)

Remember the quietly xenophobic, right-wing propaganda movie that was Falling Down? The one where Michael Douglas has a meltdown in Los Angeles and goes on a minirampage against mostly immigrants in his white shirt and horn-rimmed specs? The movie…
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Music, All Shook Down Lady Gaga Continues War Against Boring, Puts Fear Of Christ Into "American Idol" Contestants

Lady Gaga Continues War Against Boring, Puts Fear Of Christ Into "American Idol" Contestants

This week, Lady Gaga proved she could take any old rotten lemons thrown at her and make delicious lemonade out of them, by appearing on American Idol as a guest mentor. Which, frankly, we thought was a tad beneath her.…
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Music, Reviewed The Fall

The Fall

For a world-class misanthrope who's been happily stewing in his own bile for 50 years, the Fall's frontman Mark E. Smith sounds pretty chill on Reformation Post T.L.C. He even pulls out a Muppet-y Fat Albert voice and channels your…
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Music, We All Scream

We All Scream

I'm not religious. I don't enjoy deep conversation. And I hate hippies. Now let me tell you my theory on the human soul: Your soul is a dog about 2 inches tall that sits in the cavernous space between your…
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For the Love of Cheese

First, there was silence. There were no chilling, icy-perfect opening chords of electric guitar, no explosions of rock-your-fillings, churn-your-stomach drumbeats, no sudden earthquakes of deeeep, throobbbbing bass in your face. In the beginning, there was silence -- even before you…
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