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Man about Town: Chuck Hogan

One day back in 2009, Chuck Hogan snuck onto the set of the movie adaptation of his own novel. He was not recognized, once, by anyone at all.

By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 17, 2010

A Tale of Two Towns

Charlestown was baptized in bloodshed. Yet this unique, fertile turf has been generally overlooked by Hollywood, which has preferred instead its old rival South Boston, the primary backdrop for Oscar winners Good Will Hunting and The Departed .
Renowned for its roguish history, Charlestown is finally getting Hollywood's attention
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 18, 2009

Crossword: ''Pardon my French''

There's some colorful language in here
There's some colorful language in here
By MATT JONES  |  May 08, 2009

They'd like to thank their producers . . .

Selected winners of the Boston Music Awards
Selected winners of the Boston Music Awards
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 09, 2008

Drowning in a sea of red

As a film critic, I'm obliged to approach every film with an open mind.
Seeing Saw
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 05, 2008

Hangin' Tough

This article appeared in the September 9, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
New Kids 4-evah!
By JASON GAY  |  September 26, 2008


Dead Silence

You could call this a hacked version of the Saw series, but its filmmakers, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, are the two hacks behind that macabre franchise.
Like Saw , only with puppets
By TOM MEEK  |  March 21, 2007

Mick and more

Everyone’s coming out of the woodwork this season. Ted Danson, Calista Flockhart, John Lithgow, and Amanda Peet are among the actors prepping for an effusive back-to-TV homecoming, and even Mick Jagger will be on screen.
The TV stars — and Jagger — come home to roost
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 19, 2006


In this ersatz yet entertaining knockoff of An Officer and a Gentleman , hot hunk James Franco ( Spider-Man and the disastrous Tristan & Isolde ) plays Jake Huard, a working-class hothead who through perseverance goes from welding ships on one s
Rating: 2.5 stars
By TOM MEEK  |  January 24, 2006