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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

It's been four years since the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy ended, and Jerry Bruckheimer hasn't produced a hit in that time — which is the sole reason On Stranger Tides is beaching itself in theaters now.  

By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 27, 2011

Review: Battle: Los Angeles

This alien-invasion thriller feels like something Jerry Bruckheimer might whip up if the Army asked him to take on its "Be All That You Can Be" campaign.
Jerry Bruckheimer's version of a "Be All You Can Be" PSA
By TOM MEEK  |  March 18, 2011

Game Changer?(1)

For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2010

Loaded weekend

The Chelsy Lau Band head to Cat’s in Pawtucket with guests She Rides, Red Lanterns, and The Organ Beats; and more.
From Ready Ink to Alec K. Redfearn

Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009

Review: G-Force

A hero named Darwin and a convoluted plot about "global extermination" are the first clues that director Hoyt Yeatman isn't taking the cute route with his cast of animated guinea pigs.
Surprisingly satirical
By ALICIA POTTER  |  July 31, 2009


Glacial tensions

A few weeks ago, Summerduck — a new band led by Farhad Ebrahimi (bassist for the sadly defunct Night Rally) — walked in and turned the place into a cathedral.
The slow, brute force of Summerduck
By MATT PARISH  |  February 02, 2009

Déjà Vu

Off a busy dock in New Orleans a ferry blows up in spectacular fashion. Flaming cars and bodies fly across the screen in slow motion. Watch the trailer for Déjà Vu  (QuickTime)
Terminator meets Groundhog Day
By TOM MEEK  |  November 21, 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

Glory Road

In 1966, coach Don Haskins and tiny Texas Western College (now the University of Texas at El Paso) shocked America by knocking off legendary coach Adolph Rupp and all-white Kentucky to win the NCAA basketball championship.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 11, 2006