Psyopus – Ideas of Reference – Review

October 15, 2004

Psyopus’ debut is a hyperactive blur of aggression, technicality, and insanity thrown to the wind without a care in the world, doing as much damage as possible.

The Matrix: Revolutions – Review

October 4, 2004

The Wachowski Brothers deserve credit for building a whole universe. Same unsettling feeling: This is just a better Johnny Mnemonic. Which s not exactly praise.

Leatherface – Dog Disco – Review

October 4, 2004

Leatherface sound not a heartbreak less than their prime on Dog Disco: 14 newbies of swirling/gruff vocals and palm-muted/exquisitely picked guitars.

Shaolin Soccer – Review

October 4, 2004

Shaolin Soccer is – like Bad News Bears, Caddyshack, and other Western sports comedies of the past – goofily inspiring, and well worth repeated viewings.

School of Rock – Review

October 4, 2004

Jack Black plays a fat, overzealous loser, who scams his way into a snooty prep school as a substitute teacher, because… well, who really cares?

Neurotically Yours – Review

October 4, 2004

A collection of 40 animated shorts staring Foamy, his Goth Chick bagel-bringer, Germaine, and a few other squirrel buddies. Worship the master, you bastards!

KMFDM – WWIII Tour 2003 – Review

October 4, 2004

A 20th Anniversary celebration of KMFDM’s prolific career. It features live performances of 13 tracks from various venues. The DVD is chock full of extras.

Kill Bill: Volume 1 – Review

October 4, 2004

This modern day Samurai tale reminds me of Evil Dead II in its depiction of impossible grievous bodily harm, and KB is every bit as sick/fun. An absolute blast.

Blow Up – Review

October 4, 2004

Layers of meaning infused in a deceptively simple story. Papers have been written about Blow Up’s layers. Herbie Hancock’s brilliant score has aged beautifully.

Battle Royale II – Review

October 4, 2004

Watching a trashy film about teenagers murdering each other is one thing, but focusing on realistic fear and pain kind of takes the naughty enjoyment out of it.

Northstar – Pollyanna – Review

October 4, 2004

Most emo songwriters add violent imagery to their romantic tragedy so they sound cooler, and Northstar are no exception. But they don’t ask you to pity them.

Doom – 3 – Review

October 4, 2004

Doom 3’s hyper-realistic lighting effects, unprecedented detail, noirish shadows, and undeniably mind-blowing graphics should come as a shock to no one.

Think Geek – Review

October 4, 2004

In keeping with things unusual for hip rockers and metalhedz: All the products you’ll need to live a proper reclusive and abnormal lifestyle.

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