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Short Takes: Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol

Review: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returns to the screen in dramatic fashion as new teammate Jane (Paula Patton) and the returning Benji (Simon Pegg) break him out of a Russian prison.
Worthy of an IMAX screen
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 23, 2011
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Interview: Patton Oswalt

For someone who came up as part of the "alternative comedy" scene of the 1990s, Patton Oswalt is becoming increasingly mainstream.
On staying sharp
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 05, 2010
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Interview: Pete Docter

Pete Docter was only the third animator to come aboard Pixar when he joined up in 1990, and he's had a lasting effect at the computer-animation powerhouse.
3-D or not 3-D? That is the first question . . .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 22, 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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Silver linings on a dark screen

The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
Film: 2007 in review
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007
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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...
Tryptophan hangover
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 20, 2007


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Bon appétit

Family. We spend lifetimes breaking away from them, forging our own path, only to discover it leads back to the same place.
Brad Bird cooks up a masterpiece
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 27, 2007
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The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007