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Review: The Campaign

When it comes to mainstream movies commenting on political issues this year, Jay Roach's satirical comedy may be as bold as it's going to get.
Jay Roach's satirical comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2012

A spin in the Blues Mobile

A couple of years ago Jerry Carlson, owner of Auto Rust Technicians in Cranston, was driving through upstate New York when a white Chevrolet pulled up behind him and turned on the lights.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 18, 2011

Oscar predictions 2010

After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
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Child's play

Here's something I never thought I'd write: Nora Ephron has made one of the best movies of the year.
Ephron and Streep cook up a feast
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2009

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

Slideshow: Jimmy Eat World at House of Blues

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Jimmy Eat World, live at House of Blues, February 26, 2009
By DEREK KOUYOUMIJIAN  |  March 02, 2009

Review: House of Blues Opening Night, plus an interview with Dan Aykroyd

VIDEO: Dan Aykroyd on the new House of BluesBy the time the Bluesmobile sirened past Game On — whe...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 24, 2009
Ray Stanz, Cares or Who Cares, Ed vs. Tim, WTF & The Finisher

Ray Stanz, Cares or Who Cares, Ed vs. Tim, WTF & The Finisher

Dan Aykroyd calls from the House Of Blues, the panel weighs in on Cares or Who Cares, Spec...
By Charlie  |  February 20, 2009

Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009

Murder in six degrees

You’ve probably never heard of Peter Ivers.
Peter Ivers — pals with john Belushi to the Circle Jerks — was killed in 1983. A new book recalls his fascinating life — and mysterious death.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 10, 2008

Company man

In at least one of its toss-away scenes, Joshua Seftel’s War, Inc. rises to the level of brutal bad taste that distinguishes master satirists from Jonathan Swift to Stanley Kubrick.
War, Inc.  cuts its losses
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2008

Crossword: ''And the last shall be first''

Or pretty close, anyway.
By MATT JONES  |  May 21, 2008


Tarantino is aging badly.
A woman's foot in every scene
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 02, 2007

Not ready for prime time

With the release of yet another film starring former Saturday Night Live stars trying in vain to recapture the glories of their Lorne Michaels days - that would be The Benchwarmers starring David Spade and Rob Schneider
The 20 best and 20 worst performances from SNL alumni
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 13, 2006