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    Roll Play - "We Love Katamari" pretty much says it all

    Last year's Katamari Damacy was so quirky, it should have been subtitled "Marketed to Stoners." Its star, a little green prince, was forced to roll a giant gravity ball to atone for the sins of his father, the King of the Cosmos, who had gotten dru...

    by Chris Ward on October 6, 2005
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of October 4

    The Amityville Horror: Special Edition (Columbia/Tristar) Beyond the Gates of Splendor (Fox) The Black Keys Live (Fat Possum) Christmas With SCTV (Sony Music) Count Duckula: The Complete First Season (Koch Vision) Cream: Royal Albert...

    on October 6, 2005
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    Head Scratcher - Hapgood tries to thrill as it educates, but comes up short

    Too clever for its own good, Tom Stoppard's Hapgood often comes off like a convoluted math problem -- it calls for lots of attention to details (of the how-many-people-went-through-which-door-when sort) that in the end, nobody is likely to care much ...

    by Lee Williams on October 6, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    By the Bogs of Cats The past weighs heavily upon the residents of the desolate, wind-swept peat bogs of rural Ireland -- especially for Hester Swane (a fiercely determined and utterly believable Michelle Edwards). Hester was abandoned long ago by her...

    by Lee Williams on October 6, 2005
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    Keepin' On - New Orleans artists find refuge -- and studios -- in Houston

    The Saturday before Hurricane Katrina hit, artist Michael Guidry spent the day at the New Orleans Museum of Art, where he's the assistant registrar. He and the rest of the staff were going through "normal hurricane preparedness." They took down some ...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on October 6, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibits

    "David Fulton: In and Of" David Fulton's paintings are filled with snaking, overlapping lines that make reference to geography -- the paths of rivers, the edges of coasts, the outlines of lakes. For this exhibition, Fulton has expanded the scale of m...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on October 6, 2005
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    Our top DVD picks for the week of September 27

    New releases available this week American Pie: 3 Movie Pie Pack (Universal) Beethoven: The Pooch Pack (Universal) Billy Jack: The Ultimate Collection (Ventura) Blind Melon: Live at the Metro (EMI) Bouncing Souls: Live at the Glasshouse...

    on September 29, 2005
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    Big Fun, Even Small

    Robots (Fox) The story of a small-town 'bot (voiced by Ewan McGregor) who bolts for the big city, Robots is the first non-Pixar film to compete with that studio's razzle and dazzle. The thing's stunning to look at -- and, frankly, it's better to ...

    on September 29, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    An Empty Plate in the Caf du Grand Boeuf Michael Hollinger's play, now running at Main Street Theater, is a most unusual comedy. Wildly ambitious, the play invokes some of American literature's most familiar images, including Ernest Hemingway, a Par...

    by Lee Williams on September 29, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibits

    "Bill Traylor, William Edmondson and the Modernist Impulse" Bill Traylor and William Edmondson are two African-American artists whose work came to the attention of the art world and the broader public in the late 1930s because of its modern aesthetic...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on September 29, 2005
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    New releases available this week

    Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season (Buena Vista) ABC's juggernaut drama is made up mostly of elements that have trickled down from HBO: black humor, self-awareness, the radical notion that women over 30 can arouse the national libido...

    on September 22, 2005
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    The Houston Press's top DVD picks for the week of September 20

    The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (Buena Vista) Anthrax Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (Sanctuary) The Batman: Season 1, Volume 2 (Warner Bros.) Battlestar Galactica: Season One (Universal) Born Into Brothels (Thi...

    on September 22, 2005
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    Highway to Hell - Bent is unblinkingly harsh, immensely moving and ultimately cathartic

    We're in Berlin. It's the end of June 1934. Hungover Max (Steve Bullitt) can't remember the trick he's brought back to the apartment he shares with his lover, Rudy (Brady Alland), a dancer at the drag cabaret. He was coked up and drunk when he propos...

    by D.L. Groover on September 22, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    An Empty Plate in the Caf du Grand Boeuf Michael Hollinger's play, now running at Main Street Theater, is a most unusual comedy. Wildly ambitious, the play invokes some of American literature's most familiar images, including Ernest Hemingway, a Par...

    by Lee Williams on September 22, 2005
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    Breast in Show - Francesca Fuchs boldly takes on an oh-so-uncool sentimental subject: her nursing baby

    The round head of an infant meets the curve of a breast in Francesca Fuchs's new paintings at Texas Gallery. Called "MOM," the show presents scenes familiar to many parents, including Fuchs, a mother of two. Sometimes when artists become mothers, the...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on September 22, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - A picture of our opinions on local exhibits

    "Bill Traylor, William Edmondson and the Modernist Impulse" Bill Traylor and William Edmondson are two African-American artists whose work came to the attention of the art world and the broader public in the late 1930s because of its modern aesthetic...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on September 22, 2005
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    New releases available this week

    Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Second Seazon (HBO Home Video) Sacha Baron Cohen is inching closer to Tom Green territory; come this time next year, his HBO show is likely to be on the pop-culture junk pile. Which isn't to say this double-disc set does...

    on September 15, 2005
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    The Houston Press's top DVD picks for the week of September 13

    After Sex (New Yorker Video) Ben-Hur: Four-Disc Collector's Edition (Warner Bros.) Candlemass: The Curse of Candlemass (Navarre) Carlito's Way: Ultimate Edition (Universal) Escaflowne: The Movie -- Ultimate Edition (Bandai Entertainment...

    on September 15, 2005
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    Over Eating - An Empty Plate will leave you satisfied

    Michael Hollinger's An Empty Plate in the Caf du Grand Boeuf, now running at Main Street Theater, is a most unusual comedy. Wildly ambitious, this play, set in Paris in 1961, invokes some of American literature's most familiar images. Ernest Hemingw...

    by Lee Williams on September 15, 2005
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    Capsule Reviews - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    Assassins For Broadway hep cats, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 1990 cult musical about presidential assassins may be catnip, but it's a difficult work to cozy up to. This is a musical in which the mentally unhinged principal characters (John Wi...

    by Lee Williams on September 15, 2005
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