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White losers rejoice: Fletch celebrates 25 years

This holiday weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Fletch , the uneven but wildly enduring 1985 Chevy Chase comedy about a wisecracking reporter embroiled in a potboiler mystery.
Thrill of the Chase Dept.
By PETER HYMAN  |  May 28, 2010

Crossword: ''Stuff it''

My cup runneth over
My cup runneth over
By MATT JONES  |  March 26, 2010

Jane Austen + Grinder Girl

Occasionally, my editor would remind me that I have written about balls and pucks, but never monster trucks.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 29, 2010
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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
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Tiger by the tail

The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
The wild and woolly cinema of John Boorman
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  November 18, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Deepest sympathies

One writer to another, I offer Mr. Portnow some freebies he can use to wrap up his next few releases.
Our heartfelt condolences to Usher, Sammy Hagar, Courtney Love, and the Verve
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 08, 2008


What a break

A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008
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Mike Edison walks alone

On his death bed, Mike Edison probably won’t lament that he didn’t do this or he didn’t go there.
Funhouse
By AMY FINCH  |  June 10, 2008
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Praising Arizona

As a tribute to the man and a goodbye to the band he was a part of for more than 20 years, the Bishop brothers, as Brothers Unconnected, are touring the country, and playing an acoustic set of Sun City Girls songs.
Sun City Girls survey an unwieldy legacy
By DEVIN KING  |  June 09, 2008
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Deal

If you’re going to make a movie about a subject as non-cinematic as professional poker, you might as well go all in.
A watch watcher
By MARK BAZER  |  April 23, 2008
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Texas two-step

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the late ’70s musical getting an entertaining staging at URI Theatre, is quite a curious little time capsule.
URI stages a wholesome Whorehouse
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006


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EXTRAS! EXTRAS!

As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2006

Flashbacks, March 17, 2006


The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
By  |  March 15, 2006