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Review: Butter

Any real-world comparisons between the Sarah Palin-like Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner) and her African-American opponent, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), are encouraged in this over-churned movie that presents itself as a "cutthroat story of greed, blackmail,

By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 12, 2012
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Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

I would describe Timothy Green's life as more twee than odd.
More twee than odd
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 17, 2012
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Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on the Town

Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, who play Doug and Jem, a pair of Charlestown gangsters in Affleck’s stunning adaptation of local author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves , make for an intense, photogenic screen couple. That is, until Rebecca Hall com
Class acts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2010
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Review: Valentine’s Day

I hate Valentine's Day . Not the holiday — that's okay. I mean the movie by that purveyor of grotesque sentiment and smarmy comedy, Garry Marshall.
A terrible case of VD
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 12, 2010
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Review: The Invention of Lying

In the world of this debut effort from Ricky Gervais, there are no movies. There’s only Lecture Films, a studio that produces pictures in which actors read from accounts of historical events.
Gervais not inventive enough
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009


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Review: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Jon Lucas and Scott Moore must have a pathological hatred of the winter holidays.
 McConaughey is less miser than sex-addicted shithead
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 01, 2009
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Interview: Louis CK

"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 12, 2009

Crossword: ''Box set''


Prepare to be bowled over
By MATT JONES  |  March 26, 2008
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Pregnant pause

Jason Reitman’s film makes the most of a few great ideas.
Juno is in the family way
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  December 12, 2007
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The Kingdom

Revenge has taken over the screen lately.
Let the carnage begin!
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 26, 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

Crossword: 'The big owe'


Beast needs food, beast gets food
By MATT JONES  |  April 18, 2007
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Catch and Release

Of all the characters in Susannah Grant’s punishing romantic comedy, Grady, the former fiancé of Gray (Jennifer Garner), has the least to complain about: he’s dead. Watch the trailer for Catch and Release (QuickTime)
Excruciating
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 24, 2007