Friday, December 01, 2006

A Labyrinth of Reviews

These are the reviews and
other assignments I'm work-
on for this month.

Amazon: Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo
del Toro strikes again!), The History Boys
(Nicholas Hytner takes on Alan Bennett),
The Painted Veil
(John Curran reunites
with Naomi Watts), The Thief and the Cobbler (Richard Williams, of Who Framed Roger Rabbit fame,
directs), ...And So Goes the Nation (doc on the 2004 election),
Full House - The Complete Fifth Season [four-disc set], That's
My Bush! - The Definitive Collection
[two-disc set] [short-lived
cable-com from Trey Parker and Matt Stone], Trust the Man
(Bart Freundlich directs Julianne Moore, David Duchovny, Mag-
gie Gyllenhaal, and Billy Crudup), Roxette - A Collection of Rox-
ette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs
, Idiocracy (Mike Judge's live-
action follow-up to Office Space), 7th Heaven - The Complete
Third Season
[six-disc set], Joan of Arcadia - The Second Sea-
[six-disc set], and Slipknot - Voliminal: Inside the Nine.

[I love that I received Slipknot in the same package as 7th Heaven! Incidentally, I also reviewed the first seasons of 7th Heaven and Joan of Arcadia--and every season of Full House. While I'm at it, as silly as Full House may be, John Stamos consistently gives a good performance. Nice to see him finding "legit" success via E.R.]

Resonance: Alex Kapranos - Sound Bites: A World
Tour of Eating With Franz Ferdinand
and an interview
with the surprisingly funny and charming Brothers Quay.

Seattle Sound: Tom Brosseau - Grand
and a nightlife review of the Blue Star.

Siffblog: Danielson: A Family Movie.

Endnote: The Devil's Backbone is a prequel of sorts to Pan's Labyrinth (one film is set during the Spanish Civil War, the other afterwards). For more information about the movie, which opens on 1/12, please see the official website. Image from Wikipedia.

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