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Volume 68, Issue 25, Monday, September 30, 2002

Arts & Entertainment


Chan's 'Tux' all flash, no real plot
Dr. John Bear, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at UH, should avoid The Tuxedo. Although most moviegoers will be entertained by Jackie Chan's karate skills, Dr. Bear would cringe at the smorgasbord of scientific errors displayed throughout this film.

As 'Sweet Home' hits home, Ledger's 'Feathers' dwindles
Who would have thought the sass of one of Hollywoodis most appealing starlets could dropkick Jackie Chan in one round? No split decisions. No rematch. It was a fair fight and Chanis action-driven Tuxedo was no match for the southern twang Reese Witherspoon poured on in her latest movie, Sweet Home Alabama.

While Queens ruled with rock, Peaches undressed
The rock helped even out the shock at the Verizon Wireless Theater on Friday night. Queens of the Stone Age had an awesome time introducing Houston to what Josh Homme calls "robot-rock." But it seemed a little odd that a duo like Peaches would be touring with a kick-butt rock band. 

Eyes Adrift fials to look forward, 
offers second-hand sounds
They showed up bearing drum cases labeled "Sublime" and "Meat Puppets" stenciled in red paint, as if these physical relics were a sign that Eyes Adrift could offer something huge while living in its past.

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