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pretentiously artistic

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showily imitative of art or artists

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When it came to artier, less-visible fares, new media hardly made a difference though, not even with commercial flicks like Chan-wook's "Oldboy" Park's "Thirst" which grossed a measly $300,000 in the US.
Unlike the artier Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath's sound was forged in the industrial crucible of power hammers.
Some small, artier shops like PictureBox, a Grammy-winning publisher operating at Third and Bond streets, have opened.
The record is front-loaded with the powerful-sounding songs gunning to be heard as radio singles, then drifts off to some artier and/or rustic fare and finishes off with a bit of kitsch.
Nowadays it is shown mainly in college towns and smaller, artier vicinities, although there are annual screenings (often around Halloween) that reliably draw large crowds.
They evolved from Kyuss, a spacerock band renowned for throwing drugfried parties in the Californian desert, and still resembled some kind of intimidating tribe who had wandered out of the sands, but over the years they have evolved into the world leaders of psychedelic rock, off-setting macho grunt hooks with artier callings.
With ingredients like this it would be easy to make a perfectly respectable road movie, but for some reason Lucky Miles reminded me of artier films like Beneath Clouds (Ivan Sen, 2002) and Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2002).
Suzanne, from Kilburn in Artier, stayed in hospital that night waiting for the results of a biopsy.
Then came marriage, film acting and the music got artier still, mutating into something quite strange.
They get a little artier than usual with this tale of spelling bees and spiritual searching; somewhat creepily, our pint-size word genius, Eliza Naumann, gets animated, hallucinatory letter hints when she's competing on stage.
Andrei Serban's staging was often striking, with frequent touches that made the work seem artier than it is.
Artier three hours of fast-paced Gypsy rhythms and shuffling feet, the capacity crowd was on its feet begging for more.
Happily, a couple of blockbuster films--a revived pop genre and an artier independent--help both to diagnose our condition and to divert us from baring it.
I play rock and roll," he'd say with characteristic exasperation when asked why he didn't work in artier scenes.