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Review: The Three Stooges
The Farrelly Brothers' Three Stooges pastiche, while not poifect, is funny and faithful, recreating slap-shtick (and sound effects!) and adding sharp one-liners.
Funny and faithful
| April 20, 2012
Review: Hall Pass
Domesticity might be comfortable, but it hasn't done much for the comedy of Peter and Bobby Farrelly.
A tepid hornball farce you might wanna pass on
| February 25, 2011
Winter film preview: Freeze frames
So, it's time for Another Year , meaning not just 2011 but also the latest film from Happy-Go-Lucky director Mike Leigh, a traipse through four seasons in the lives of ordinary people, exploring their small joys and tragedies. Kind of like Blue Vale
The movies chill out to start the year
| December 31, 2010
Judicial ups and downs
It was about time that Rogeriee Thompson was finally confirmed (unanimously, we might add) by the United States Senate for what amounts to an historic spot on the Federal Court of Appeals.
Plus poppy hypocrisy, pressuring the Pope, and even more ‘Buttercup’ trivia
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 26, 2010
The faded Follies
As regular readers of the Cool, Cool World well know, one of the social highlights of the year at Casa Diablo is the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies.
The thrill is gone at the ProJo shindig; there’s something about Cumberland; and more
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 05, 2010
Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
| June 12, 2009
Luis's Lost Years
It had been nearly half a century since Luis Tiant stood on the Cuban soil where he was born, and where he first learned the skills that would see him become one of the greatest and most beloved pitchers in Red Sox history.
After five decades of exile, Red Sox great Luis Tiant journeys back to Cuba
| April 24, 2009
RI International Film Fest marks 25 years
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this time around, from August 5-10, the Rhode Island International Film Festival started out in 1983 as Flickers, a Newport film club.
| July 30, 2008
Unbusted. If that name rings a bell, chances are you were around Boston three years ago.
The Billionaires escape from the island
| April 22, 2008
A cop with an assitude
Mr. McGee comes by his name honestly. He is, quite simply, an ass.
Watertown’s Clambake Animation pushes TV’s boundaries with a homicidal heinie
| April 09, 2008
The more I watch shows like Unhitched , the more resentful I am that shows like Arrested Development get cancelled.
Unhitched just isn’t gross enough
| March 11, 2008
Nick Hornby’s new novel is about a boy. Not About a Boy . Irvine Welsh’s new short story collection is filthy. Not Filth .
As Nick Hornby and Irvine Welsh face 50, two of Brit Lit’s standard-bearers stare down middle age in very different ways
| October 11, 2007
The Heartbreak Kid
The only honor the remake is likely to vie for is “most athletic sex scene” at the MTV Movie Awards. That, or “most audible queef.”
Dragging out funny
| October 03, 2007
In his newly published The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll , Phoenix contributor Brett Milano explores the evolution of the local music scene.
When the Nirvana explosion rocked Boston
| September 18, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
Am I the only film critic with this vainglorious dream?
When the reviewer becomes the reviewee
| August 22, 2007
Crossword: ''Just a bunch of words''
No theme, but you'll like it anyway
| July 02, 2007
The premise here is flawed.
The pratfalls of yuppiedum
| May 17, 2007
Made in the Ocean State
From 1898 to 2005, movies made in Rhode Island.
A Rhode Island movie timeline
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| August 03, 2006
Michael Corrente will be presented with the Creative Vision Award for his influential and ambitious work next week at the 10th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Michael Corrente draws on his roots
| August 02, 2006
Small state, big stage
When some of his childhood friends in Cranston were starting to party, Steven Feinberg remained transfixed by the movies -- to the point where he envisioned one day serving as Rhode Island’s celluloid king.
Steven Feinberg reveals how Rhode Island wound up on the Hollywood map
| August 02, 2006
It’s the dirty secret of film critics: we’re in it for the swag.
Movie after movie, Hollywood tries to buy off critics with tchotchkes
| March 06, 2006
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