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Burke & Hare: Review

Review: Burke & Hare

Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis are only faintly humorous as the titular team of assassins, Burke and Hare .
Mediocre black comedy
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 02, 2011
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Boston Underground Film Festival 2010

Now in its seventh year, the Boston Underground Film Festival has a knack for showing you things you've never seen before (not to mention things you can never un-see, such as the sentient penis jackhammering its way through sheetrock in last year's head
BUFF 2010 pays homage to cinematic fromage
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010
PODCAST: Dethklok foe Malcolm McDowell speaks [MP3]

PODCAST: Dethklok foe Malcolm McDowell speaks [MP3]


Malcolm McDowell at Rock & Shock 2009Starting tomorrow, metal worshipers will be descending on the House of Blues for two nights of "mind-throttling chasm-fording riff...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 26, 2009

PODCAST: Happy Thriller Day, from John Landis [MP3]


Another Thriller Day's Eve is upon us once again -- and while you're feverishly boning up on how to dance like one of the zombies...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 23, 2009

Rock & Shock 2009 Post-Mortem: The Convention


Mark Masztal draws zombies  As an angry eldritch god pelts Worcester with foul globs of sleet, we thread our way through the DCU Center --...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 23, 2009
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Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009


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Digging the undead

“This is the greatest idea ever!” enthused the zombie girl to her zombie boyfriend as they entered the Coolidge Corner Theatre last Friday around midnight.
Zombies at the Coolidge
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 26, 2006