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Review: Real Steel

Charlie Kenton is America.
Boxing robots. Enough said.
By Ann Lewinson  |  October 07, 2011

The kids are all right

First the good news: in 2008, when I first wrote about the last two high schools in Maine still using the racist mascot name "Redskins," Wiscasset and Sanford, I predicted that Sanford, my hometown, would be the last holdout.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 17, 2011

Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Comic-book games are all about wish-fulfillment: What comic book fan hasn't dreamed of laying the telekinetic smack down Dark Phoenix-style, or flinging a few of Gambit's explosive cards?
Marvel's "Secret War" comes to consoles
By MADDY MYERS  |  October 02, 2009

Not so great X-pectations

It doesn't bode well when one of a movie's supervillains has a Roman numeral for a name.
Wolverine 's shaggy-dog backstory
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2009

Hugh Jackman

We used to think this Aussie was gay because he's simply too handsome to be straight. And then we saw him sing, dance, and impregnate Barbara Walters on Oscar night, and we knew for sure. Not that there's anything wrong with that; but we're not really an
We used to think this Aussie was gay because he's simply too handsome to be straight. And then we saw him sing, dance, and impregnate Barbara Walters on Oscar night, and we knew for sure. Not that there's anything wrong with that; but we're not really anticipating the scene in the upcoming X-Men: Origins where Wolverine gets his nails done.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009


Vampires want more than just blood

In these trying times, we've shunned wizards for vampires
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 30, 2008

Review: Australia

Baz Luhrmann's incontinent Australia
Baz Luhrmann's Oz and ends
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 25, 2008

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008


Director Marcel Langenegger has a way with a nocturnal urban landscape, but his feature debut goes splat on the pavement.
Unimaginative erotic thriller
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  April 30, 2008

BBC America?

The British are coming! And they have American accents!
The networks put some English on the fall TV season
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 12, 2007


America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

Happy Feet

Taking up where March of the Penguins left off, George Miller’s animated film imagines penguins who find love based on their heart songs — songs from the soul that speak to the penguin they’re meant to be with. Watch the trailer for Happy Feet  (Q
Equals sappy feet
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  February 20, 2007

The Prestige

Postmodern turns out to have been the wrong word, and world, for the Nolan brothers (director Christopher and screenwriter Jonathan) of Memento fame. Watch the trailer for The Prestige  (QuickTime)
A movie with a few tricks of it own
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  February 20, 2007

The Fountain

Darren Aronofsky ( Pi, Requiem for a Dream ) took a big risk in proceeding with this project after original leads Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett left the film. Watch the trailer for The Fountain  (QuickTime)
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 21, 2006

Flushed Away

In its first foray into computer animation, Aardman ( Wallace & Gromit ) retains its lovably lumpy, Claymation look. Watch the trailer for Flushed Away  (QuickTime)
Not just a title
By ALICIA POTTER  |  November 01, 2006


Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

No scoop

Prolific as he is, Woody Allen doesn’t really make new movies anymore, he just recombines parts of his previous brainchildren. Watch the trailer for Scoop (QuickTime) Very civilized: The director everyone loves to act for. By Gary Susman
Just another entertaining Woody Allen film
By GARY SUSMAN  |  July 28, 2006

Escape claws

Wolverine may be a dark, tormented character, but Hugh Jackman is anything but. “I'm boring,” he says, “which is terrific.”
Hugh Jackman flies high, sings low
By GARY SUSMAN  |  May 26, 2006

Bryan to Brett

“You can’t make everybody happy.”
X-Men changes directors
By GARY SUSMAN  |  May 23, 2006

Seasonal adjustment

After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
Hollywood springs back
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006