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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019  

Nov 04, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Since we're possibly nearing the end of the DVD/physical media format, studios are emptying their vaults to try to get a last grab of cash before we transition to watching everything with memory implants. And when it comes to comic books and how they occupy a huge chunk of popular culture, no stone is left unturned. This animated 13-episode run of Superman from the late 1980s is an example of something that probably should have been forgotten but has been resurfaced to wrestle dollars from completists. More

DJ Hero Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Wii

Activision/FreeStyle Games

Nov 04, 2009 Video Games Web Exclusive

And then entered DJ Hero. After a lackluster showing at E3-where the game was only demoed and was not actually playable to attendees-DJ Hero shatters skeptical expectations and (finally) adds some variety into the music video game genre. More

Nov 04, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

The companion piece to Kid A, Radiohead's Amnesiac is much more than a selection of outtakes or B-sides. Without the single-mindedness of Kid AAmnesiac shows more range, both in terms of emotion and sound. More

Nov 03, 2009 Video Games Web Exclusive

Although it received the lion's share of music game hype, The Beatles: Rock Band is not the only big-name rhythm title around. Guitar Hero started this trend and has debuted its latest. More

Nov 03, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Cymbals Eat Guitars come to this performance on the heels of a rather successful debut. Why There Are Mountains was met with praise from several prestigious voices in the pop scene, including this very rag. And to be fair, I came to this performance with rather high expectations. More

Nov 03, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Capitol gives Radiohead the reissue treatment on Kid A, Amnesiac, and Hail to the Thief, which should come as no surprise given the band's stature and the current state of the music industry. There's no question that this is a money grab, but whether it's one that benefits the consumer depends on what they've found in the vaults to bolster albums that most people already own and don't have much to gain from remastering or remixing. More

Nov 03, 2009 TV Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

V was a beloved '80s miniseries and series about an alien race that comes to Earth preaching peace but hiding darker motives (and lizard-like bodies under their fake human skin). ABC's remake is faithful in premise and slicker in presentation. More

Nov 03, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

After having covered the last two seasons of The Shield on DVD, what's left to say about the show that put basic cable network FX on the map? Well, if you haven't seen the show or are looking to add the entire collection to your library, you're in for a gritty treat. More

Nov 03, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Alfred Hitchcock's sensationally entertaining North by Northwest is 50 years old, and to celebrate, Warner Brothers has dumped over a million dollars into a flawless restoration that makes the film look as though it were released just last week. More