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Jeff Bridges hit on a successful formula with the rich country sound of the Crazy Heart soundtrack, and he doesn't vary it much on his self-titled major-label debut.
Blue Note (2011)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  August 19, 2011
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Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety

Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011
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Review: True Grit (2010)

Those who saw John Wayne's Oscar-winning, scenery-chewing turn as "Rooster" Cogburn in Henry Hathaway's 1969 adaptation of True Grit might have a hard time shaking that off when it comes to appreciating Jeff Bridges in the same part.
The Coen brothers are True to Grit
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2010
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Review: Tron: Legacy

Back in 1982, when the original Tron came out, people were just getting an inkling of the brave new world of ubiquitous technology.
True grid: F/X up, IQ down
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 17, 2010
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Buzz not loud enough for Burnett's spectacular 'Speaking Clock Revue'

Supposed they gave a splashy benefit show and almost nobody knew about it? This appeared to be the case when artist/producer T Bone Burnett brought his "Speaking Clock Revue" to the Wang Theatre over the weekend.
Supposed they gave a splashy benefit show and almost nobody knew about it?
By BY BRETT MILANO  |  October 22, 2010

TRON Legacy update: 'Comi-TRON' and Daft Punk get dark


By now, we've all seen the trailer for Tron Legacy (and that's the most recent incarnation above, in case you're interested). Putting aside the wholly...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  July 23, 2010


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Random stuff

If you were going to create a portrait of the Internet, what would it look like?
Versteeg’s ‘In advance of Another Thing,’ ‘Sitings 2010’ at RISD
By GREG COOK  |  April 30, 2010

Tron Legacy: Serious Business


Above, the new trailer for Tron Legacy. The film's a sequel to Tron, a cult classic about computers that came out 28 years ago. Yes,...
By Maddy Myers  |  March 12, 2010
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Oscar predictions 2010: Locker is a lock

Except for some pipe-dream scenarios in which the 10-nominee/weighted-voting system could turn out a victory for Inglourious Basterds or some other dark horse, everyone concedes that this year's winner for Best Picture and just about every other sign
Bigelow, Bullock, and Bridges also will win gold
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2010
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Oscar predictions 2010

After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
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Heart keeps beating

Storytelling is largely about character, and writer Thomas Cobb came up with a doozy when he conceived Bad Blake.
Novelist (and RIC professor) Thomas Cobb recalls the origins of Bad Blake
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 29, 2010


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Review: Crazy Heart

Every great actor has at least one washed-up, alcoholic, award-winning-country-singer role in him. For Jeff Bridges, it's "Bad" Blake, a former C&W legend now reduced to playing bowling alleys and dive bars in tiny towns in the Southwest.
Country discomfort: Jeff Bridges can't be beat
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2010
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Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010
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Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats

Here’s a subject that really could have used a Stanley Kubrick or a John Frankenheimer or a Robert Altman. But are there any great cinematic satirists left, auteurs with the knack for black comedy and cold-blooded irony?
Bleating hearts tame Goats
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2009
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Interview: Simon Pegg

Thirty-eight-year-old British actor Simon Pegg’s US star has been on the rise since his zombie-movie parody Shaun of the Dead shuffled into multiplexes back in 2004.  
Shaun of the Dead star on losing friends, alienating people, and wanking off to Gillian Anderson
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 01, 2008
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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


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Smoke screens

What does it say about America that marijuana movies are a hot genre right now, perhaps hotter even than in the heyday of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s 1978 Up in Smoke ?
Does a surge of stoner movies mean America is going to pot?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008
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Iron Man

Though a Marvel Comics fan, I never thought much of Iron Man.

Robert Downey, Jr. saves the day


By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2008
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Reflections on a golden filmmaker

John Huston had such a long, illustrious career as a film director — just a few years short of half a century — that any series in his honor that isn’t comprehensive has to feel truncated.
John Huston at the Brattle
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 27, 2006
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Where it was

As a wee lad, Jeff Coveney went down to the sea on Martha’s Vineyard in search of where Steven Spielberg and crew shot bits of Jaws . “Where’s the beach?” he remembers shouting out.
Boston Movie Tours gets wheels
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 02, 2006
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Stick It

Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym resembling a cute, female version of Ashton Kutcher) is a contemptuous punk-rock rebel whose extreme sports derring-do would catch the eye of Tony Hawk.
The writer of Bring it On does it again
By TOM MEEK  |  May 03, 2006