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type
Movie
Genre
Sci-fi ,
Action Adventure
April 27, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

The fervor that made 2010’s Plastic Beach worthwhile is largely absent on The Fall, a follow-up recorded on frontman Damon Albarn’s iPad 1 during the band’s recent tour. The vocals are hollow and the musicality limited and lethargic; Albarn would’ve benefited greatly from the next-gen iPad’s GarageBand app. There are a few moments of brilliance, like Bobby Womack’s spirited crooning on ”Bobby in Phoenix.” Hopefully that energy will spill into their next effort — in a studio. B?

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type
Movie
Genre
Sci-fi,
Action Adventure
mpaa
R
runtime
116 minutes
director
Tarsem Singh
Cast
Catinca Untaru,
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