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Just as there are many universes in the world of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass (published in Great Britain as Northern Lights ), so there are many movies in this New Line adaptation.
This Compass doesn't point to Pullman
| December 05, 2007
Roman Polanski in his 1971 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play opts for grim, sodden, literal realism.
Where were Ian McKellan and Judi Dench?
| April 03, 2007
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
| November 01, 2006
This article originally appeared in the December 22, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Stone forgoes tricks for tragedy in Nixon
| August 10, 2006
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
| May 26, 2006
Bard for life
Stewart's decision to return to the stage has all but halted his film career. "I haven't talked to my agent for months,” he says. “We have nothing to say to one another."
X-Men: The Last Stand took 20 years off Patrick Stewart's life
| May 26, 2006
Back from the dead?
First, a note to the fanboys: relax.
X-Men isn’t finished
| May 25, 2006
That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
| May 19, 2006
Like anyone who works a specific beat — sportswriters and political writers come to mind — media critics acquire lots of impressions, opinions, and stray observations that never actually make it into print, and yet they are worth musing over.
Sometimes a media critic just wants to herd a few cats
| May 03, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
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
| March 07, 2006
Where is the love - side
| March 01, 2006
Playing Hamlet can be an intimidating rite of passage for a young actor, the same way King Lear is daunting when the hair grows white — the bar has been set so high.
Stephen Thorne takes on Hamlet at TrinityRep
| January 25, 2006
New to DVD on January 17, 2006
With the possible exception of the days of Soviet Social Realism, people have gone to the movies to escape the daily grind, not relive it.
Junebug , Enron , Lord of War , Two for the Money , and more.
| January 19, 2006
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