Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

... and When You Get Home ... Once You've Read the Standard

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

... and When You Get Home ... Once You've Read the Standard

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THE DVD CHOKE (Cert 18, 20th Century Fox, [pounds sterling]19.99) Wilfully disgusting, darkly funny, and based on a Chuck Palahniuk story, Clark Gregg's film trails in the slipstream of Fight Club, but without the stars, budget or satirical clout. Sam Rockwell is Victor, a sex addict struggling to support his demented mother (Angelica Huston), a friend to a compulsive masturbator, and a man obsessed with a chilly female doctor (Kelly McDonald). You could read lots into what it says about romance, family, religion and power, but best to enjoy it as a love story for the perverse.

NICK CURTIS

THE CD PET SHOP BOYS Yes (Parlophone) Their Outstanding Contribution To Music Brit may have been richly deserved, but it rather confirmed that Pet Shop Boys are having a far-from-fruitful century. This 10th outing is an oldfashioned Pet Shop Boys album, in both senses. Its chief problem is the dead hand of Girls Aloud/Alesha Dixon producers Xenomania, which gives a bland coating to material that deserves better. …

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