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September 30, 2004
  Toasters in the ska ovenPDF files may take a moment to load

Throughout the history of music numerous bands have made their impact on the music industry by creating a new style of music. Rarely are people fortunate enough to witness these movements begin, never mind watching these bands before they become cannon. All people are left with are those "important" albums. When ska was reformed in the early '90s, there was band that helped pave the way for the new movement. One of those cannon bands. They were The Toasters.

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September 30, 2004
  FilmFest Review: Investigations Into the Invisible WorldPDF files may take a moment to load

Ambient music group Sigur Ros aren't all that normal. They sing in a made-up language and occasionally refuse to title their songs. Bjork is undoubtedly strange. It's actually pretty difficult to come up with some aspect of her personality that could be called normal. After seeing Jean-Michel Roux's documentary Investigations Into the Invisible World, a startling truth emerges-Björk and Sigur Ros are probably among the least strange people in Iceland.

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September 30, 2004
  FilmFest Review: Savage IslandPDF files may take a moment to load

Savage Island has won best horror film in at least two film festivals. It has also been rejected by the Vancouver and Toronto film fests, making Calgary its Canadian premiere. Looks like Vancouver and Toronto did the right thing in passing on this one.

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September 30, 2004
  FilmFest Review: American Short FilmsPDF files may take a moment to load

Harlem's low budget aerospace program, the intrigue of low-budget filmmaking, and the cold-blooded murder of John Stamos provide the highlights in this imaginative collection of shorts. As with any assemblage of shorts, some are stronger than others, but the good easily outway the bad in the first set of American shorts at the ciff.The top three: Old Negro Space Program is a parody of Ken Burns' documentary on urban black history.

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September 30, 2004
  Movie Review: NothingPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian director Vincenzo Natali of Cube fame has brought us another surreal existential displacement flick in the delightfully engaging Nothing.

Made by Natali in 2003, casts David Hewlett and Andrew Miller as best friends in the midst of a twisted and unrelenting urban Toronto. The two live together as childhood-friends-turned-roommates in a tiny house sandwiched between two freeways, free to enjoy life in their own way. At least until the problems arrive.

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September 30, 2004
  FilmFest Review: Dead and BreakfastPDF files may take a moment to load

Zombie movie fans have had a stretch of good luck lately. Resident Evil's had some mixed reactions, but Shaun of the Dead received near unanimous praise. Now if Dead and Breakfast gets any sort of wide release, there'll be another slab of brain-eating goodness for fans of the recently deceased.

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September 30, 2004
  The ReasonPDF files may take a moment to load

The Reason sits contentedly in limbo between growling death metal and upbeat punk rock. As long as they aren't the tired balladeers Hoobastank, any combination of music genres is welcome, even if this blend of desperate vocals and painful screams becomes more and more prevalent in the music scene. Along with corn and peaches, the five gentlemen comprising The Reason grew out of southern Ontario, to deliver the confusing Ravenna.

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September 30, 2004
  Jacob Two-Two PDF files may take a moment to load

From a band taking its name from a beloved Canadian children's story, comes this mature ensemble of music that quite possibly entertains more than the books themselves. Jacob Two-Two, a relatively new group from Ottawa, breaks through with a stellar effort for their first full-length disc, entitled The Elastic Heart of Youth.

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September 30, 2004
  Luke DoucetPDF files may take a moment to load

Luke Doucet is a certified Canadian treasure. An in-demand studio musician since he was 15, frontman of critically acclaimed, but largely ignored, West Coast rockers Veal, and a solo artist who's debut, Aloha Manitoba, is one of the best records of 2001.

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September 30, 2004
  213 PDF files may take a moment to load

Nate Dogg + Snoop Dogg + Warren G = Guaranteed good shit. No doubt, each artist has enough followers to fill up Jamaica or something, so when combined as 213, the inevitable result is, overall, the enjoyable hip-hop feature The Hard Way.

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