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Review: Big Miracle

Taking a tip from the oil industry, Hollywood has started exploiting Alaska. Following in the tracks of The Grey is Ken Kwapis's take on a true story from 1988 about an effort to save gray whales trapped in the Arctic ice. Surprisingly, the film offer
Ken Kwapis's take on a true story from 1988
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2012
Interview with the Farrelly Brothers

Interview with the Farrelly Brothers


One could chronicle the film career of Peter and Bobby Farrelly by listing their most disgusting moments, the scenes that would compel the most hardened...
By Peter Keough  |  February 19, 2011
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Review: Going the Distance

For a documentary, Nanette Burstein's American Teen felt awfully scripted. But it had a pulse, and characters you could invest in.
Long, Barrymore are out of gas
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 03, 2010
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Temptation: Some Like It Hot

Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010
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Temptation: Some Like It Hot

Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010
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Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010


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Interview: Tamler Sommers

One of the most enjoyable by-products of lit mag the Believer ’s many long, unconventional interviews has been the collection A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain , by 39-year-old University of Houston philosophy professor Tamler Sommers.
Philosophically speaking
By JON GARELICK  |  March 26, 2010
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Review: Everybody's Fine

You'll be forgiven if you mistake Robert De Niro's face for Robert Young's next to Kate Beckinsale's, Drew Barrymore's, and Sam Rockwell's on the poster for Kirk ( Waking Ned Devine ) Jones's remake of Stanno tutti bene .
It's . . . fine, we guess
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009
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Hell on wheels

There are rules. No hands, no feet, no heads. No tripping, no hitting from the back  — just thighs, hips, upper arms and torso, from the side or front.
Providence roller derby — fast action, big fun, and grrrl power on skates
By MARION DAVIS  |  October 16, 2009
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Review: Whip It

Add a dash of the sad beauty contests and kooky, dysfunctional family of Little Miss Sunshine to a helping of the bogus hipness and overexposed star of Juno and whip it good and you get an idea of why Drew Barrymore's directorial debut falls flat as
Drew Barrymore's directorial debut falls flat
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
Free screening: Drew Barrymore's rollerderby movie Whip It at the Brattle

Free screening: Drew Barrymore's rollerderby movie Whip It at the Brattle


25 MORE PHOTOS: Drew Barrymore meets the Boston Derby DamesThe Brattle Theater is offering a free, first-come first-served screening tonight of DREW BARRYMORE's directorial debut,...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 28, 2009


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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009
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Review: He's Just Not That Into You

And why isn't he? Could it be because you're needy, nagging, and possibly psychotic?
Reduces both men and women to shrill stereotypes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 04, 2009
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

About the only one who unleashes any enthusiasm is Jamie Lee Curtis as Chloe’s obscenely rich owner.  
A kooky Disney cross-breed
By TOM MEEK  |  October 09, 2008


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The House Bunny

Once again Anna Faris, the only reason to see the Scary Movie franchise, adds undeserved riches to an awful premise.
Cheap gags and the requisite amount of T+A
By TOM MEEK  |  August 27, 2008
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Facebook phobia

It’s safe to say that Facebook is now an omniscient, all-powerful tool that, in some way, traffics in dirt on nearly everyone you know.
Thought high school was bad? Social-networking sites jack up Web-era insecurities
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 16, 2008
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Pants afire

The ratio of falsehood to truth in the universe has not, of course, altered one jot since the world began.
Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2008
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Redstone’s red-carpet revelry

Boston University is rolling out the red carpet again . . . literally.
Comm Ave Walk of Fame
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  February 06, 2008
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Defending the universally loathed

Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008


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Lucky You

Curtis Hanson’s latest directorial effort sat on a shelf for two years, emitting a whiff of failure.
Hanson puts his money on Hollywood clichés
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  May 03, 2007
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Thus spoke Imus

What P&J find very offensive reaches beyond the Imus program, into the world of music and multimedia, including TV and other radio shows.
Pop culture echoes the talker’s boneheaded “ho’s” slur
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 11, 2007
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Stockholm calling

In “Young Folks,” the hipster hit by the Stockholm-based indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Morén boasts that “we don’t care about the young folks.”
Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del Mar, and Lo-Fi Fink lead the new Swedish invasion
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 03, 2007

Crossword: 'Don't listen to them'


Laugh now, look stupid later
By MATT JONES  |  February 14, 2007
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Music and Lyrics

How accommodating of the characters in Music and Lyrics to point out what, taste-wise, is “good” and “bad.” Watch the trailer for Music and Lyrics (QuickTime)
The "bad" version of the song is better
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 14, 2007


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The odd couple

Four days after being released from prison, the Whitey Bulger’s protégé was singing like a canary to a grandmother from Newton.
The unlikely story of how a BU professor and a Southie hit man stormed the bestseller charts
By JULIA DENNIS  |  April 20, 2006
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Curious George

How do you convey the whimsical complexity of Margaret and H.A. Rey’s beloved chimp if the celluloid version can’t utter a word?
1.0 star
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  February 09, 2006