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Review: The Watch
The Watch is hard to watch.
A lapse in good taste
| August 03, 2012
Review: Tower Heist
Ruth Madoff's 60 Minutes interview last week might as well have been set up by the makers of Tower Heist .
Employees plot to take back what was rightfully theirs from an embezzling billionaire
| November 11, 2011
Using art to transform the Harvard Museum of Natural History — for one night
While visiting Berlin's Museum Für Naturkunde, Boston architect Lisa Haber-Thomson felt a pang for a simpler era.
| April 01, 2011
Review: Little Fockers
Mean Streets , Taxi Driver , and . . . Little Fockers ?
A transparent cash grab for everyone involved
| December 24, 2010
Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
| June 18, 2010
Why does she put up with him? Why, for that matter, should anyone in the audience?
A spurious man
| March 26, 2010
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
| July 31, 2009
Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
| June 12, 2009
Review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
In the three years since last he was on screen, Ben Stiller's bored night guard, Larry Daley, has become a well-to-do hawker of infomercial crap, but he's still not in the right place.
Dusting off the same old display cases
| May 22, 2009
Review: I Love You, Man
I Love You, Man starts up where He's Just Not into You left off, with some poor emasculated bastard being sacrificed to some clinging, needy, borderline psychotic bitch at the altar.
Paul Rudd and Jason Segel subvert stereotypes
| March 17, 2009
Wish-fulfillment for a burning world
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
| December 08, 2008
Ben Stiller loves Travis too!
See, I'm not the ONLY Travis fan left. There's Paul Driscoll, the barista from Starbucks, an...
| November 25, 2008
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
It’s a light entertainment that can cash in with election-weary audiences.
An uninspired sit-com packed with Hollywood stars
| November 05, 2008
Separated at birth again!
Kenny Florian and Ben Stiller are dead-ringers for one another. Don't you agree?
| August 15, 2008
Despite a few soft spots along the way, Thunder combines the dark absurdity of Stiller’s underrated Cable Guy with the unrestrained dumbness of his Zoolander .
Tropic Thunder is stupid-funny
| August 13, 2008
Cock and bull?
Americans will finally know who Steve Coogan is.
Interview: Not if it’s British actor Steve Coogan
| August 11, 2008
Surfing the tube on Turkey Day
Here’s a sign of the times for you: this year’s Thanksgiving television offerings are getting pretty, uh, not classic. And pretty tweeny...
| November 20, 2007
All human beings are born with an innate sense that they’re fiscally responsible.
Politics and other mistakes
| October 24, 2007
The Heartbreak Kid
The only honor the remake is likely to vie for is “most athletic sex scene” at the MTV Movie Awards. That, or “most audible queef.”
Dragging out funny
| October 03, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
Seth Gordon’s The King of Kong poses a microcosm of America. A very tiny microcosm.
Seth Gordon learns the rules of the game
| August 22, 2007
Presidency of the absurd
In the literature of absurdity, torture is never far away.
Looking for insights into Bush’s torture policy? Try limericks, rhinoceroses, and a pistol-packing midget bicyclist
| August 01, 2007
Thanks, Ricky Gervais, for getting the dread “A” word into the open: ATHEIST!
Ricky Gervais’s hilarious Extras
| February 06, 2007
Night at the Museum
“This is not worth $11.50 an hour,” blurts exasperated dreamer Larry Daley when his night-watchman job at New York’s Museum of Natural History takes on a life of its own. Watch the trailer for Night at the Museum (QuickTime)
Matinee worthy, but not a dime more
| December 28, 2006
Only in The Movies
The Movies , released by Activision in late 2005, is a video game that lays out a simple, beautiful tool set that empowers its players to create their own films.
A virtual movie studio gives hope to gamers who really want to direct
| August 11, 2006
Get it while you can
A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to Recidivism.org , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
| June 12, 2006
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