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Distant planetary sighting

The rascally boys of THEODORE TREEHOUSE have been recording an EP follow-up to their lauded 2010 debut, Mercury: Closest to the Sun , this month in New Hampshire's Rocking Horse Studios.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 27, 2012
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Review: The Mechanic

Maybe films were better in the '70s.
Hackneyed retooling of a 1972 thriller
By TOM MEEK  |  February 04, 2011
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Review: The Messenger

The Iraq War hits suburbia
The Iraq War hits suburbia
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 20, 2009
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Review: Pandorum

I miss the days when you could cross the galaxy in comfort on the bridge of the Enterprise .
When did space travel become so unpleasant?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008


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Auteur land?

Granted, Sweeney Todd is a grim, violent, misanthropic musical.
‘Film Culture’ in 2007
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 17, 2007
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30 Days of Night

Poor Danny Huston leads them; his hissed Nietzschean ripostes are tiresome and laughable, leaving him about as scary as Count Chocula.
Hoary high-camp clichés
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 17, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Alpha Dog

Writer/director Nick Cassavetes ( The Notebook ) adapts the story of teen drug dealer/FBI Most Wanted fugitive Jesse James Hollywood. Watch the trailer for the Alpha Dog  (QuickTime)
An odd docu-tabloid hybrid
By PEG ALOI  |  January 10, 2007
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Back from the dead?

First, a note to the fanboys: relax.
X-Men isn’t finished
By GARY SUSMAN  |  May 25, 2006