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Review: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

In Roman Coppola's sophomoric second feature (his 2001 debut CQ was promising), Charlie Sheen shows restraint as the titular asshole, a dissolute ad designer and solipsistic whiner who's mooning over the loss of his latest love.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 15, 2013
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Review: Hyde Park On Hudson

Lurking beneath Hyde Park on Hudson , the latest film to repurpose historical icons for Oscar-bait melodrama, is a screwball comedy trying desperately to break though.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  December 14, 2012
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New Penzance = Rhode Island

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is the most profitable film in recent memory at Newport's indie emporium, the Jane Pickens Theater. And little wonder.
A tour of the whimsical world of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 27, 2012
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Review: Moonrise Kingdom(1)

Wes Anderson should always make movies featuring characters who are pubescent or younger — like Rushmore , which until this film was his best.
Wes Anderson paints his masterpiece
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 01, 2012
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Bill Murray's bag job

When Bill Murray walked onstage to deliver the opening remarks at a Suffolk University award ceremony last Tuesday, he carried with him an unmarked paper shopping bag.
Live from Suffolk  
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 06, 2012


Blog: Bill Murray Crashes A Karaoke Party

Blog: Bill Murray Crashes A Karaoke Party


Fletcher shares an article in which the star of Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters shows up to a NY Karaoke Bar to have a few...
By MorningIntern  |  January 06, 2011
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Review: Get Low

Somewhere it must be written that once a veteran actor starts pushing 80, he has to play the role of a curmudgeonly hermit — preferably armed.
Duvall goes full hermit
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 06, 2010
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A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010
Podcast:  Six Degrees of Bill Murray 2-2-10

Podcast: Six Degrees of Bill Murray 2-2-10


Keith Dakin's head is filled with useless pop culture knowledge... and cheese.  This morning we played "Six Degrees of Bill Murray" for tickets to Muse....
By Fletcher  |  February 02, 2010
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Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Welcome to the Dahl-house
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009


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Review: Zombieland

Does it mean anything that Jesse Eisenberg's follow-up to Adventureland is Zombieland and that it also includes a theme park?
Young actors need to make a living too.
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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Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait

"Not many people may know of my films, but I think they may have more legs than, like, a Kate Hudson movie."
Bobcat unleashes another not-so-funny comedy
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 04, 2009
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Review: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Call it fanboyism, call it a Pavlovian response, call it what you want — Ghostbusters: The Video Game made me smile.
It has the tools, it has the talent
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 10, 2009
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Mission Control

Like many of his films, Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control will test the limits of its audience's patience.
Jim Jarmusch's arbitrary Limits
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009


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City of Ember

Kids who see the truth when adults cannot is a central idea in children’s stories, but today’s kids would hardly recognize the grown-ups in Ember’s totalitarian society.  
Outdated, passable entertainment
By MARK BAZER  |  October 15, 2008
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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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Rebirth of a prince

I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008
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Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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Tourist attractions

Halfway through Wes Anderson’s picaresque train ride through India, everything stops.
Darjeeling is limited but rewarding
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 03, 2007


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Darjeeling unlimited

Movie miniaturist Wes Anderson ( The Royal Tenenbaums , Rushmore ) expands his horizons in The Darjeeling Limited.
Wes Anderson talks about India, Owen, and the short
By GARY SUSMAN  |  October 03, 2007
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Keepin' it realtor

There’s an old Saturday Night Live sketch — not, truth be told, one of the show’s funniest moments — called “Rock & Roll Real-estate Agent.”
Rock and rolling all night is tough with an unforgiving day job. That’s why the shredding set love real estate.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 01, 2007

John Belushi

This article originally appeared in the March 16, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
1949-1982
By OWEN GLEIBERMAN  |  April 09, 2007
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The Cambridge Castle of Comedy

“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 02, 2006
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Righteous brother

We like to imagine that somewhere there exists an Elks-Club-like organization of the slightly-less-famous brothers of celebrities.
The career of Brian Doyle-Murray
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 18, 2006


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Scots Wha Hae

Scottish actor Brian Cox is an ace at playing villains.
The career of Brian Cox
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 03, 2006
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TV personality

This smarmy actor is most famous for his role in Happy Gilmore , but he shines (in an unctuous way) elsewhere, too.
The career of Shooter McGavin, err, Christopher McDonald
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 13, 2006
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Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties

In Tim Hill’s wretched sequel, Garfield and Odie sneak along when their Ryan Seacrest–like owner, Jon, travels to England to pop the question to his equally chipper girlfriend. Watch the trailer for Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (QuickTime)
Why is Garfield computer-generated while Odie is a real dog?
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  June 14, 2006
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Tinkling symbols

That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 19, 2006