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Nintendo bringing back Goldeneye for the Wii

Nintendo bringing back Goldeneye for the Wii

So E3, the big gaming to-do where all of the companies announce their new titles, is happening right now. Nintendo had the floor today, and...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 15, 2010

Interview: Max Raabe

"It was so crazy in the '20s, in the Weimar Republic. Everything was so open-minded and wide, and that is why I love that period so much."
Killer cabaret: bringing Berlin to Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 05, 2010

Spy ware

Hitchcock fans will feel right at home with the DVD box of the 2008 BBC production that's making its American debut this Sunday on Masterpiece Classics .
PBS does The 39 Steps
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 26, 2010

No moves required

Some of us are just better off not shaking it in public. So here are a few recurring options for rad nights of music that require not an ounce of dance mojo on your part.
Club nights for ye who cannot dance
By MATT PARISH  |  February 26, 2010

Mad Men on Mass Ave

We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009

Crossword: ''Bank job''

You're getting colder
You're getting colder
By MATT JONES  |  December 04, 2009

Crossword: ''Uh-oh, it's magic''

Your standard cheap trick
Your standard cheap trick
By MATT JONES  |  November 06, 2009

Review: Fame

Oh, MGM: I realize you're staving off bankruptcy, but is remaking past hits the answer?
A PG-rated, post- High School Musical remake: why, exactly?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 02, 2009

The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009

Heaven and Hell

Tom Hanks is back as Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, but the filmmakers have ditched the long hair and allowed Hanks to look like an early-fiftysomething (which he is) instead of The Da Vinci Code 's 40ish hipster wanna-be.
Angels & Demons has it all
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

Bond Restaurant and Lounge

Boy, do these people ever wish they had gone for the James Bond theme instead of the US Savings Bond décor?
Good small plates and wine — license to kill not necessary
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 10, 2009


A cure for all ills

Gin has a massive public-relations problem, one that is centuries old and showing no signs of waning.
Gin cocktails are great for starting spring
By TODD RICHARD  |  April 01, 2009

Covers uncovered

The Bad Plus plus a singer
The Bad Plus plus a singer
By JON GARELICK  |  March 09, 2009

Review: Honey West

I didn't see Honey West during its one-season, 1965-'66 prime-time run on CBS.
Femme fantastic
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 17, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009

Dreaming of celluloid

Of the handful of contemporary Asian shows on view in and around Boston this winter, that of Dinh Q. Lê should prove unique — if only because the Vietnamese condition is so far removed from the rest of East Asia’s cultural boom.
Dinh Q. Lê and Christian Tomaszewski at Tufts
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 12, 2009


Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008

Transporter 3

The new Transporter spills out in a jumble of frenetic action vignettes.
A poor man’s version of the latest James Bond outing
By TOM MEEK  |  November 25, 2008

Quantum mechanic

Little Solace for Bond fans
Little Solace for Bond fans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2008

Confusatron + Ricky Boy Floyd

For the last six years, the maniacal power trio of Confusatron have been delighting and baffling audiences throughout New England.  
Music seen at Geno's, October 2, 2008
By DAN CLARK  |  October 09, 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

Holy multiplicity, Batman!

A Caped-Crusader scorecard
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 16, 2008

The illusionist

Kapoor’s work looks like nothing in reproduction; you have to experience it in person to get it.
Anish Kapoor at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  June 03, 2008

Numb Skull

You can’t say they don’t warn you.
Indiana Jones’s mild Kingdom
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 20, 2008

OSS 17: Le Caire nid d'espions/OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Imagine a blithe, covertly bisexual James Bond swanning around pre-Suez Cairo in a send-up directed by the early Zucker brothers.
A hot, tight, seductive, vaguely bisexual James Bond
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  May 14, 2008

Emergency music

Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore’s last words were, “Let’s do it!” The next sound was gunfire.
Clinic offer urgent care with Do It!
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 06, 2008

Building better bodyguards

This article originally ran in the May 2, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix .

Inside a Connecticutt "anti-terrorist driving school"

By MICHAEL MATZA  |  May 01, 2008

Fools rush in

If you think Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, and Judi Dench are all hopelessly overrated, then WGBH/ITV has your TV movie.
WGBH remakes A Room with a View
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2008

Hearts of glass

In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
California cool at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2008

Masterpieces and mysteries

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 14, 2008