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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Smash Mouth's "Walkin' on the Sun"

Earworm Weekly: Smash Mouth's "Walkin' on the Sun"

In the fall of 1997, “Walkin' on the Sun,” the first single off the debut album of a new band named Smash Mouth, was suddenly all over the radio. At first I thought it was just a local thing…
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News, The Snitch McDonald's Shrek Recall Is Just What Ogre Would Have Wanted

McDonald's Shrek Recall Is Just What Ogre Would Have Wanted

Unless you enjoy the taste of Cadmium with your McDonald's fare, take note. The fast-food giant recalled 12 million glasses tied in with the current film Shrek Ever After. Now, children being exposed to toxins is not funny -- but…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of March 7

The Best of the Best of The Electric Company (Shout Factory) Breaking News (Palm) Buster Keaton: 65th-Anniversary Collection (Sony) The Californians (Hart Sharp) Curse Death & Spirit (Asia Vision) The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (Warner Bros.) Harry Potter…
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Film, Lion in Winter

Lion in Winter

If you're a fan of C.S. Lewis' Narnia books, all you need to know is this: Disney has done right by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It's impossible to imagine it done much better,…
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Film, Horse Senseless

Horse Senseless

An underappreciated art, vocal performance can make or break an animated film, as well as live-action movies that "star" talking animals. It's Eddie Murphy's exuberant line readings -- not what he says but how he says it -- that confer…
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Film, Floundering


Shark Tale is an animated film, though after you see it you might wonder whether the term is intended as oxymoronic. Put simply, it has no life in it at all. Not even the kids roped into an afternoon preview…
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Film, Nice Pussy

Nice Pussy

The first few minutes of Shrek 2 are cluttered with more references to the movies than David Thomson's thick, rich history text The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. Watching it is like sitting next to an ADD patient with access…
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Film, Kitty Litter

Kitty Litter

If you're hankering for a movie about an awkward yet lovable "outsider" type who wanders into a pastel mock-up of Middle America and cajoles the straights to get saucy, you're in luck. It's called Edward Scissorhands and it's been available…
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Film, Under Ogre

Under Ogre

Kids might well be amused by the frenetic pacing of Shrek, the latest computer-animated film from DreamWorks, which moves so quickly it's nearly a blur, though they need not get the jokes to enjoy frolicking in the muck (and the…
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