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Review: Here Comes The Boom



By MONICA CASTILLO  |  October 19, 2012
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Review: Hotel Transylvania

Genndy Tartakovsky's crummy cartoon would suck under any circumstances, but its inadequacies are particularly glaring when it comes out the week before Tim Burton's macabre gem, Frankenweenie .

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 28, 2012
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Review: That's My Boy

Director Sean Anders does nothing to mop up this gross-out comedy mess about a middle-school boy who gets molested by his teacher and ends up raising their love child — with disastrous results.
'90s pop culture
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  June 22, 2012
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Farewell, Governor Garrahy; film follies; Soopah hype; culinary arts in the Bucket

The flags are at half-mast at Casa Diablo on the passing of the wonderful former Vo Dilun governor, J. Joseph Garrahy.
Wotta guy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 03, 2012
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Responses to the Unsexiest Men of 2011

After we posted our list of the 100 Unsexiest Men of 2011, defenders and detractors of our rogue's gallery came pouring out of the woodwork from all corners of the Web to let us know what they thought of our rankings.
Letters and comments to the Boston Phoenix editors, December 16, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 16, 2011
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Review: Jack and Jill

Director Dennis Dugan's second Adam Sandler vehicle of the year turns out to be even worse than Just Go with It.
Easily Sandler's worst film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 18, 2011


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Review: Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star

Of course there are copious gags about penis size and bodily fluids, but Bucky Larson could also have been a decent spoof of the porn industry, especially after Don Johnson enters the picture.
Swardson just doesn't rise to the occasion
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: Just Go With It

Has Jennifer Aniston's career gone so far off track that she needs to slum in this year's Dennis Dugan–directed Adam Sandler vehicle?
Alert social services: this movie is an exercise in abuse
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 18, 2011
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Review: Grown Ups

For a scant idea involving a potpourri of SNL alums, Grown Up s is a lot funnier than it should be.
Puerile adult humor ensues
By TOM MEEK  |  June 25, 2010

Review: SPACE's annual Dead of Winter

February 13, SPACE Gallery
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 19, 2010

Fiction of her dreams

If you promise to read this column all the way to the end, I'll give you $50,000.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 28, 2009


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Special delivery

For the last two decades, comedian and SNL alum Norm MacDonald has been firing off on pop culture and sharing life observations with his disarming deadpan delivery and signature subtleties through a stoner Canadian accent and nasal drawl.
The subtle genius of Norm MacDonald
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 21, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Wicked Funny

Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009
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Interview: Judd Apatow

Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009


Recap 6.15.09 by Intern The Big Mistake

Recap 6.15.09 by Intern The Big Mistake


Bah Weep Granah Weep Ninny Bong! Happy Monday...6amInfo Burrito in 101.7 seconds- The handover ...
By SandboxIntern  |  June 15, 2009
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Springer vs. Nero!

Two opera productions overlapping at the Calderwood Pavilion exploit exploitation.
Monteverdi's Poppea opens the Boston Early Music Festival, plus the Cantata Singers, the Discovery Ensemble, and Barbara Cook at the Pops
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  June 12, 2009
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Old gold

If everybody else can be a Toys "R" Us kid until he or she qualifies for discount coffee, why the hell should rappers have to grow up?
The Dunnas and Wasted Talent are in it for life
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 05, 2009

MASTER P'S THEATER

"It's quite simple, really," Dr. Branom tells Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange . "We're just going to show you some films."
One local video editor has build a following paying homage to Hollywood's coolest directors. So why is YouTube all up in his grill?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 18, 2009
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Review: Paul Blart: Mall Cop

If you find the sight of a grown man rolling around the mall on a Segway hilarious, this is the movie for you.
An early contender for worst of the year
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  January 20, 2009


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Review: Bedtime Stories

Adam Sandler returns to his simpering manchild persona in this witless ode to "imagination" directed by Adam Shankman.
Sandler reassures his audience
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  December 23, 2008
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan

The funniest moment in this benighted Judd Apatow project was in the trailer.
Bad accents and infantile humor
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2008
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Shaw business

The Shaw Brothers dominated Hong Kong film production in the ’60s and ’70s, and they produced not only martial-arts epics but also musicals, ghost stories, and melodramas.
The HFA proves there’s more to Hong Kong than kung fu
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2008
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Prom Night

The original Prom Night (1980) wasn’t all that original.
 A bloodless slasher flick
By TOM MEEK  |  April 16, 2008
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Strange Wilderness

Gaulke and Wolf (the actual ones) might have greater difficulty saving their careers.
Lazy, lazy, lazy
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 06, 2008


Hustlenomics

All human beings are born with an innate sense that they’re fiscally responsible.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 24, 2007

Handle with care

Drama is basically about the conflicts people have when they try to get what they want and other people get in the way.
The Demons' life lessons
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2007

Crossword: ''Let's have dessert outside''


Mmmmmm, better than pie
By MATT JONES  |  August 15, 2007
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I Now Pronounce You Chuck + Larry

Who knew that Adam Sandler had a political movie in him?
Mainstream gay-marriage endorsement
By TOM MEEK  |  July 24, 2007