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A week in ink

Captain America: Patriot No. 1 When super heroes fight alongside average citizens, those lacking superhuman powers are forced to compensate by dressing up in a unique costume. Essentially, that's how The Patriot is born. When Captain America was called abroad to fight the Nazi menace known as Red Skull, America needed a defender to stay back and thwart the German threat infringing on the homeland. The Daily Bugle journalist Jeff Mace steps up to the plate after an evening rumble alongside the star spangled hero.


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A devilish improvement for Shyamalan

Movie: Devil Opening Date: September 17, 2010 Grade: B- M. Night Shyamalan is back to his old tricks of giving audiences nightmares, instead of just making movies that are nightmares. Devil, the newest film written by M.


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Sunny' brings life to cloudy Buffalo

Channel: FX Grade: A- While most days in Buffalo are overcast with a high chance of precipitation, FX parted the clouds on Thursday night and gave viewers a few rays of hope with the premier of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." The raunchy, insensitive and vulgar cult classic began its sixth season, and if the season debut is any indication, this year should be no holds barred. The few fans that have watched the show from its pilot will rejoice as Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton have returned their minds to the gutter with hope that it will return the edge that the show missed for the past two seasons. It might be hard for the show's writers and producers to continue coming up with new hot topics this season considering the show has already taken on heated issues such as abortion, the Israel-Palestinian conflict and dating the mentally challenged. But season six took it back to the days when Charlie had cancer.


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"""The League"" fumbles with its season opener "

Angry wives, threats to national security and inappropriate songs. That's right, it's once again fantasy football season. The second season of FX's breakout comedy, "The League," premiered Thursday night and, while worthy of a few chuckles, the premier was a slight disappointment. The episode, titled "Vegas Draft," centered on the gang's kickoff to another quirky and inappropriate joke-filled season of fantasy football.


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Of Montreal forgot disco is dead

Artist: Of Montreal Album: False Priest Label: Polyvinyl Records Release Date: Sept. 14 Grade: C Georgie Fruit is back. Of Montreal's lead man, Kevin Barnes, morphed into his infamous stage persona (a middle-aged transsexual named Georgie Fruit) about halfway through the band's previous album, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? With a lack of coherent and continuous sound in Of Montreal's new release, False Priest, it's indicative that Barnes has yet to change back to his normal self. Thanks to a nauseating mixture of funk, kaleidoscopic pop hooks and, at times, gothic organ music, False Priest sounds more like a cabaret performance by the nightmarish duo of Prince and Brandon Flowers. The album's high point comes with track three, "Coquet Coquette," a catchy, cheerful and bouncy number that will give listeners a desire to dance. However, False Priest soon spirals wildly out of control. The entire album plods along dutifully as Jon Brion's weak splatters of energy via percussion aren't enough to whip the guitars and synth out of their stupor.


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Weekend in Buffalo

Who: John Connelly What: Kevin Hart Live When: Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m. Where: Shea's Performing Arts Center Why: Comedy is always funnier live, especially when you indulge in a few drinks. Who: Jameson Butler What: The Town When: Friday, Sept.


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Fall Fest - a musically diverse success

Baird Point was packed to the brim on Wednesday night with thousands of energized music fans. This year's Fall Fest, presented by the Student Association, featured a diverse lineup that appealed to multiple musical tastes. Whether a hip-hop fan came out to watch B.o.B.


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Bringing California sunlight to Fall Fest

In the City of Angels, where guys with acoustic guitars are more abundant than Yankees hats on Long Island, one man has clawed his way out of the sea of mediocrity and has started to garner some well-deserved recognition. While most students may know the three main acts (Jason Mraz, B.o.B and Bruno Mars) in Wednesday night's Fall Fest concert, the opening act, Robert Francis, is a true diamond in the rough. With two full-length albums, One by One and Before Nightfall, Francis has a do-it-yourself attitude that has been lacking in the pop industry over the past twenty years.


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Taking a walk on the dark side

Artist: Anberlin Album: Dark is the Way, Light is a Place Release Date: September 7 Label: Universal Republic Grade: B Remember that band that the audience didn't give a chance at Springfest '10?


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Bland Buffalonians

Artist: Goo Goo Dolls Album: Something for the Rest of Us Release Date: August 31 Label: Warner Bros. Grade: B- The Goo Goo Dolls have become legends in Buffalo.


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Weekend in Buffalo

Who: James Twigg What: Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins When: Sunday at 1 p.m. Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium Why: Fall semester is back and that means two things.






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