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Review: The Thing

It's Alien meets 30 Days of Night when a crew of Americans and Norwegians dig up something otherworldly in the Antarctic ice.
Alien meets 30 Days of Night
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 21, 2011
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Days of future past

Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 18, 2010
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Video: 2010 horror movie previews

Will 2010 be a festive romp of eye-gouging, throat-slitting, and disemboweling?
Hollywood Splat Pics and Horrific Indies
By MICHAEL NEEL  |  January 29, 2010

To Dark Stars by Hard Ways: Alien screenwriter Dan O'Bannon dead at 63


Today we mourn the loss of genius screenwriter Dan O'Bannon, who died Thursday in Santa Monica at age 63. Best known for writing the screenplay...
By webteam  |  December 19, 2009
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Review: Halloween II

Rob Zombie's remake of a sequel to a film he remade begins where his previous film left off.
Rob Zombie's newest bloody mess
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 04, 2009
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Vandal-in-chief

Shepard Fairey and his show "Supply and Demand" arrive at the Institute of Contemporary Art like a guerrilla general emerging from the jungle after his forces have taken the capital.
Shepard Fairey bombs the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 10, 2009


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Portishead

It’s a welcome step into new territory and a more than satisfying downer dose to set against the onset of sunny days and ice cream.

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By MATT PARISH  |  April 22, 2008
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Doomsday

At best a reminder of doomsdays past, at worst a symptom of what’s ailing the genre today.
Two-hour nihilistic melee
By ELIZABETH FLOCK  |  March 19, 2008
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Space cases

Perhaps it’s something in the air, but in the last year or so it seems that Boston’s experimental outer limits has seen an analog-synthesizer renaissance.
Astronaut and Ernst Karel
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 14, 2007
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Halloween

I have seen the origin of evil, and it’s feral, yet strangely . . . adorable.
Oh, the horror
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 05, 2007
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Justice

Vice like the magazine or Vice like Miami?
† | Vice
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  August 20, 2007


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I Know Who Killed Me

Lohan’s virgin/whore dons a robotic hand, the perfect prop to match her performance.
Lindsay Lohan's robotic reel life
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 01, 2007
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Entourage

One thing we’ve learned from the Globe ’s seven-day package “The Making of Mitt Romney” is that the man takes pride in his Ward Cleaver coif.
Mitt gets a posse
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 28, 2007
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The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007
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Banlieue 13 / District B13

Cinematographer-turned-director Pierre Morel’s breezy assemblage of acrobatics eschews the former’s dark climes in favor of a brightly lit Parisian ghetto, the better to see the amazing action.
Plot is secondary to thrilling stunts
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 31, 2006

'Halloween' Producer Akkad Dies in Jordan


AMMAN, Jordan - Moustapha Akkad, the Syrian-born filmmaker and producer of the "Halloween" horror movie franchise, died Friday from wounds sustained in the triple hotel bombings in Jordan. He was 75. His daughter, Rima Akkad Monla, 34, also was killed.
By Sarah James  |  December 18, 2005