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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Review


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There are a few things I don't understand: physics, women, and how Seven Brides for Seven Brothers gets excluded from the American Film Institute's 100 greatest movies of all time. Quite frankly, I'm bound to figure out the other two topics sooner.

Watching Stanley Donen's exuberant, musical masterpiece again gives me more reason to picket the next AFI event. This movie has aged better than Susan Sarandon. The songs are still great, the dancing still dazzles, and the whole family can enjoy it. Parents, forget whatever kid-friendly fare disguised as a toy commercial is playing at the multiplex this week, and go back to a simpler time.

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Tribute Review


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Tribute bands, in general, creep me out more than Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest. Even though I am a big fan of bands like Joy Division, The Smiths, The Beatles, and countless others -- the last place you would catch me at would be a tribute show to one of them. But the way to understand these misguided individuals and their strange obsession for a band such as Judas Priest lies in the very strange and troubling rockumentary Tribute -- a magical mystery ride through the big dreams of small town rockers and their devoted fan base.

For five years, fellow documentarians Rick Fox and Kris Curry - using their life savings, credit cards, and shaky digital video cameras - captured the trials and tribulations of six strangely unique tribute bands on the road to artistic achievement, mimicking such bands as Journey, Queen, and of course KISS.

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