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Review: To Rome With Love

Woody Allen's European vacation winds down with four tales that indulge his usual preoccupations: hookers, sell-outs, fame, mortality, and hot bi chicks.
Woody Allen's slight stories
By ANN LEWINSON  |  July 06, 2012
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Review: 30 Minutes or Less

Nick ( Jesse Eisenberg), a pizza delivery guy, rips off some adolescents — boys from the same demographic the movie is pitched to — promising them something fun and illicit and then just taking their money. You kids about to pay 10 bucks to see this, ta
Offensive but unfunny comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011
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Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson get to work

Following his star turn as a ruthless, if socially awkward, billionaire in David Fincher's The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the screen as a downtrodden pizza delivery boy-man in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less. Nick Swardson plays Eis
Teen dreams
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 12, 2011
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Review: Rio

Love drives this animated 3D flight of fancy from Carlos Saldanha, director of the Ice Age series and a native of the title city.
A vibrant visual feast
By TOM MEEK  |  April 15, 2011
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Speech impediments?

Given the change in political attitudes after the election of Barack Obama, a reactionary backlash following last year's progressive Oscars - in which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director - might be no surprise. But who knew the A
Tom Hooper's film looks like an Oscar winner
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 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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Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (''The Social Network'')

Eisenberg's performance suggests he's a genius, and a five-minute conversation does nothing to dispel that impression.
The actor on Harvard, anachronistic technology, and raging at the patriarchy
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010
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Interview: Armie Hammer (''The Social Network'')

Armie Hammer looks like a menswear catalog model.
The actor talks about playing twins, digital-age chivalry, and growing up in the most interesting family that ever existed
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010
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Review: The Social Network

The ever unpredictable David Fincher, along with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, didn't try to go high tech with this monumental "bio-pic" about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Fincher, Eisenberg put a face on it
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2010

Faces on Film: Facebook, the movie, coming soon


It was only a matter of time before someone made a movie about Facebook. Although, frankly, I think a movie about the pervy, dark underbelly...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 02, 2010
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Review: Holy Rollers

Loosely based on a true story, Kevin Asch’s film is an unlikely fusion of Almost Famous and Scarface featuring Hasidic Jews.
Hasidic Jews try the drug trafficking biz
By ZAK JASON  |  June 04, 2010


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Interview: Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson

Vampires may have taken a bite out of the popular zeitgeist in the past couple of years, but the nearly $25 million in ticket sales that greeted the opening of Zombieland, as it shuffled into theaters this past weekend, just goes to prove that while fles
 Picking the brains of Zombieland 's stars 
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 09, 2009
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Review: Zombieland

Does it mean anything that Jesse Eisenberg's follow-up to Adventureland is Zombieland and that it also includes a theme park?
Young actors need to make a living too.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
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Life lessons

There are schoolyard bullies and there are schoolyard bullies. Likewise, some stories about them rise above the predictable. The title character of The Education of Charlie Banks  isn't even given a noogie — confrontation is not his route to coming o
Coming of age in Education of Charlie Banks
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 08, 2009
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After The Daytrippers . . .

Greg Mottola didn't make a film for 11 years after his 1997 debut feature, The Daytrippers, caused a small ripple in the indie world.
Mottola explains
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 31, 2009
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Review: Adventureland

Could the revival of the "Portrait of the Auteur As a Young Man" genre signal a new era of auteurship in Hollywood? Maybe, but Mottola, for one, hasn't quite reached that point.
Greg Mottola faces growing pains
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 31, 2009


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Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009
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Not so sentimental Education

The Education of Charlie Banks can prove an education for the close-minded critic.
Fred Durst gets passing grades with Charlie Banks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 09, 2007
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Durst’s cinematic debut starts making the rounds

The Education of Charlie Banks is a coming-of-age picture notable in part because it marks the directorial debut of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.
Reel life
By BOB GULLA  |  October 31, 2007
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Action!

If Kenny Guarino has his way, Rhode Island will become a mecca for independent film.
Strongheart roars to life
By BOB GULLA  |  April 25, 2007
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Life after Bizkit

Last week, Fred Durst made a quiet appearance in Providence, not trawling for nookie (though he did recently get engaged to a local woman), and not as a musicmaker.
 Fred Durst's 'new' career
By BOB GULLA  |  August 02, 2006