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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
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2011
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By 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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2010
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Festival atmosphere

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2009


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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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 24, 2009
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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.
Reel life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 30, 2008
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Un-Unbusted

Unbusted. If that name rings a bell, chances are you were around Boston three years ago.

The Billionaires escape from the island


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 22, 2008
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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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 09, 2008
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Almost funny

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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 11, 2008


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Brit wits

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  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2007
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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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 03, 2007
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Fallout joys

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
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 18, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Critical lapses

Am I the only film critic with this vainglorious dream?
When the reviewer becomes the reviewee
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 22, 2007


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Crossword: ''Just a bunch of words''


No theme, but you'll like it anyway
By MATT JONES  |  July 02, 2007
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The Ex

The premise here is flawed.
The pratfalls of yuppiedum
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  May 17, 2007
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Made in the Ocean State

From 1898 to 2005, movies made in Rhode Island.
A Rhode Island movie timeline
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 03, 2006
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Local color

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
By BOB GULLA  |  August 02, 2006
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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
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 02, 2006


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Swag hags

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 06, 2006