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Photos: Scenes from Super MegaFest 2010
Darth Vader, Wonder Woman, and Peter Tork invade Framingham
Seen on the con floor at Super MegaFest in Framingham
| January 07, 2011
VIDEO: Deleted scene from Return of the Jedi surfaces
Above: Luke Skywalker resists the temptation of the dark side while constructing his green lightsaber in a cave on Tattooine in this scene cut from...
| August 16, 2010
Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono
As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
| June 18, 2010
Review: Jay-Z at TD Garden
There was something about the way Jay-Z hyped the crowd up at the start of show opener "Run This Town" that was not only emblematic of his performance style, but of his general appeal as a performer -- a key to his likability.
Jay-Z, live at TD Garden, March 11, 2010
| March 19, 2010
At times, the images in Alastair Fothergill & Mark Linfield's documentary adapted from the BBC nature series of the same name elicit that rare cinematic response: wonder.
Too much talk spoils the images
| April 24, 2009
Rush Limbaugh, pink cheeked and increasingly porcine, has emerged as the de-facto head of the Republican Party.
Limbaugh's a celebrity, not a political player
| March 04, 2009
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Although Senior Year makes the most of its big-screen debut by increasing the body counts in its group-choreography numbers, it’s a smaller movie than its chart-topping, direct-to-cable predecessors.
Little more than an infomercial for the soundtracks
| October 28, 2008
Interview: Simon Pegg
Thirty-eight-year-old British actor Simon Pegg’s US star has been on the rise since his zombie-movie parody Shaun of the Dead shuffled into multiplexes back in 2004.
Shaun of the Dead star on losing friends, alienating people, and wanking off to Gillian Anderson
| October 01, 2008
Who's more evil?
Frankly, we could give a crap about Raiders football, but Al Davis is evil. Like, Steinbrenner evil...
| October 01, 2008
Many people regard anything produced in the past 15 years or so bearing the Star Wars brand as total garbage, and rightly so.
No new lease on life for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
| September 23, 2008
Back to business
For the first time, the arrival of the blockbuster video-game season seems bittersweet.
Fall video games offer sequels and few surprises
| September 08, 2008
Ten years ago, you couldn’t take a step through the electronics department without knocking over a stack of crappy fighting games.
The soul still burns for a select few
| August 19, 2008
Not by George
A long time ago, on a bricks-and-mortar soundstage far, far away, the last great Star Wars movie was made.
Robot Chicken: Star Wars
| August 11, 2008
Worst Pop Culture Dads Ever
CHARLIE'S PICK Jack Torrance - Drives his family to an empty resort in the mountains with the DTs in the middle of winter, then tries to...
| June 13, 2008
The cyborg and the sistah
What’s in a fantasy world?
Janet’s Discipline and Badu’s New AmErykah
| March 17, 2008
For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
| November 08, 2007
With unsimple, shiny-synth songs like “Simple Plan,” Hooray for Earth are behemothic.
Guster, Bleu, and Hooray for Earth, Bank of America Pavilion, September 8, 2007
| September 10, 2007
The dark side of the rainbow
Does the simple fusion of audio to video count as high-quality entertainment?
The new medium of the YouTube mash-up
| August 29, 2007
Cinema of Shadows
It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is every film is about the war?
| June 06, 2007
Rhode Island’s billion-dollar man
Jack McConnell grew up in modest circumstances.
Lawyer Jack McConnell took the fight to the lead paint industry
BRIAN C. JONES
| February 28, 2007
Meet the women of Boston's burlesque scene
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 17, 2007
Ramona is a tattooed rockabilly chick with cat’s-eye glasses and a twin-lens-reflex camera strapped around her neck.
Brookline’s Mimoco Mimobots blur the boundaries between form and function
| December 06, 2006
This article originally ran in the January 13, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Platoon gets down to too little
| August 10, 2006
Since the Kaiju Big Battel live spectacle is a series of matches determined by WWE-style shifting loyalties, and purposely-ridiculous subplots, you knew that some Kaiju-important character would kick the monster bucket. But who would it be?
Kaiju Big Battel at the Boston Anime Convention
| May 27, 2006
A galaxy far, far away
Recently I found myself aboard the Air Chair, a padded seat atop what looks like a riding lawnmower, at the Museum of Science’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit.
Is the Empire defining the current avant-garde?
| March 27, 2006
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