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Richmond embraces Rejects

February 24, 2003 Executive Editor 0

Tyson Ritter, the singer of The All-American Rejects, pegged the theme of this past Saturday’s Canal Club show, which included four stellar pop-punk bands in Home Grown’s “Up in Smoke and Week” tour. Although the title “headliner” belonged to Home Grown, the night belonged to The All-American Rejects.

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‘The Quiet American’

February 24, 2003 Executive Editor 0

Director Phillip Noyce is officially on a roll. Early this year, his film “Rabbit-Proof Fence” came to theaters and now his new film, “The Quiet American,” is coming. Oddly enough, “Rabbit-Proof Fence” was made after “The Quiet American,” which Miramax has had shelved for the past year and a half.

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While you were out

February 24, 2003 Executive Editor 0

American Idol Because the performers on Tuesday night were all average, the winners were difficult to pick. The judges all agreed that America would choose Vanessa. You might remember her as the contestant that Simon more or less called fat. Her charismatic personality in the face of a potentially embarrassing situation no doubt helped her get America’s vote, because she did indeed move on to the final two.

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‘Daredevil’ fails to live up to the ‘Spiderman’ legacy

February 20, 2003 Executive Editor 0

And the fallout has begun. Since “Spiderman” knocked everything out of the water last year, studios have been trying to develop every comic book property they can get their hands, on and “Daredevil” is the first to reach the screen.

The comic focuses on a mysterious, justice-bent vigilante who patrols the rooftops at night, using his hyper-sensitive senses (all but his eyesight, which was lost as a child) to track down thugs and other assorted bad guys.

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Scooby & Co. ride the Mystery Machine into Richmond

February 20, 2003 Executive Editor 0

Generations of children have grown up with the Scooby Doo gang, and this past week they all took the Landmark stage in “Stagefright.” The actors were remarkably like the cartoon characters they were portraying in their over-the-top zaniness.

Seeing a rather muscular man playing Scooby Doo in a skin tight Spandex suit is a bit jarring at first, but once I got used to it I saw the adorable dog that we all know and love.