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Review: Mirror Mirror

Had Tarsem Singh given his dwarves names that described his film they might be: Ugly, Creepy, Murky, Listless, Pathological, Sadistic, and Inane.
The least magical adaptation of a fairy tale ever made
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 06, 2012
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Review: Eat, Pray, Love

This film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir is a superficial globetrot in which pretty people talk about Hard Truths in pretty locations.
Blah, Blah, Blah
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 13, 2010

Dr. Lovemonkey: Let's do lunch

There's this guy that I know from work. Well, actually, I don't really know him, I just see him all the time.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  May 08, 2009
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Interview: Jonathan Katz

The moment I step into the Newton home / sound studio of comedian Jonathan Katz, he warns me that he's a show-off and invites me to admire his kitchen.
Caffeinated
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 17, 2009
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Review: Duplicity

Like Steven Soderbergh in his Oceans series, Tony Gilroy seems to have decided to take a break from making serious movies like 2007's Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton .
Let's just say that Gilroy is no Ernst Lubitsch when it comes to sophisticated, saucy effervescence. Or a Hitchcock, either.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2009
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Reading roundup

This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
Autumn’s authors about town
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008


Crossword: ''Out with the old''


You know the rest
By MATT JONES  |  May 28, 2008
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Charlie Wilson's War

The supporting players are splendid.
Waged by amiable actors
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 19, 2007
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Dead white females

Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007
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The goggles do nothing

On July 25th, The Simpsons Movie will hit theatres.
The 25 greatest movies in Simpsons history
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 25, 2007
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Flotsam and jetsam

Steven Soderbergh’s third “Ocean” film is a pastry of a movie, airy, insubstantial, and meant to fill in the gaps between heartier meals.
The tars are adrift in Ocean’s Thirteen
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 05, 2007


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Readers' picks 2007: Arts and Entertainment

SPACE Gallery, Dock Fore, the White Heart, and more.
Best bar, best gallery, best jukebox, best happy hour, and more
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 27, 2007
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Perversion, introversion

Slavoj Zizek, the fuzzy-bearded Slovenian philosopher, seems a fun guy.
Slavoj Zizek at Harvard, Bergman on Fårö
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 03, 2007
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Charlotte's Web

This live-action adaptation of E.B. White’s hallowed classic runs out of gas once the cows start farting. Watch the trailer for Charlotte's Web  (QuickTime)
 Unravels fast
By ALICIA POTTER  |  December 13, 2006
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Bored? Not with these games

One way of channeling family competitiveness at holiday gatherings is to bring out a board game and gently coerce people to play it.
Role-playing, railroad-building, and good ol’ spelling
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2006
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Texas two-step

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the late ’70s musical getting an entertaining staging at URI Theatre, is quite a curious little time capsule.
URI stages a wholesome Whorehouse
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006


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Romance gone wrong

An unrequited-love triangle is at the center of Adam Rapp’s riveting and abrasive if not entirely plausible Red Light Winter.
Red Light Winter in Wellfleet; Romeo and Juliet in Williamstown
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 09, 2006

Best left alone

Wshould offer a tax break to a group described by an authoritative source as “generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative, and multi-talented” than the majority of the population: Left-handed people.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  February 22, 2006