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You're Doing It Wrong: Competitive Eating

Since the closest we've come to competitive eating was battling our dining companions for the last spring roll over late-night takeout (victoriously, we might add), we thought it best to consult a seasoned professional before entering one of McGreevy's
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 16, 2012

Review: Ted

Seth MacFarlane is making his big-screen debut with yet another dope and his talking teddy bear.
Dumbing down Family Guy 's Brian for the big screen
By ANNE LEWINSON  |  June 29, 2012
Contraband 3

Review: Contraband

True to its name, this standard heist thriller is a composite of knock-offs, but when Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America is among the sources ripped off, the quality is pretty high.
A high-quality composite of knock-offs
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2012
Golden Globalization

Golden Globalization

The Golden Globes, regarded as a bellwether of the Oscars (why? what is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? Who are these people? No one ever...
By Peter Keough  |  December 14, 2010

Six Boston accents worthy of Oscar

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Pahk the awahds in Hahvahd Yahd
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010

Interview: Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg on bringing Micky Ward to the big screen
The good fight: the actor on bringing Micky Ward to the big screen
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010


Review: The Fighter

David O. Russell might not be the first name that comes to mind when picking a director for a rousing, true-life, Rocky -style boxing movie.
Family feud: the toughest bouts are outside the ring
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 10, 2010
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"

Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, et al: press conference for "The Fighter"

 Combine David O. Russell, the talented maverick director known for getting in a fistfight with George Clooney on the set of Three Kings (1999) and...
By Peter Keough  |  December 08, 2010
Podcast:  Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 11-19-10

Podcast: Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 11-19-10

Meredith joined The Breakfast Show to talk 60 Minutes and Dorchester.DOWNLOAD:  Podcast Globe Gossip Girl Meredith Goldstein 11-19-10.mp3 
By FNXAdmin  |  November 19, 2010

Review: The Other Guys

By far the funnier of the summer's two comedies featuring an accountant ( Dinner for Schmucks being the other).
Will Ferrell returns to form
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 06, 2010

Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr

Here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind.
A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 21, 2010


Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest 2010

An optimist would say that, despite some serious disappointments, last year’s Third Annual Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest demonstrated just how peaceful the Bean rap scene really is.
For Unity Fest, the show must go on (for real this time)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 14, 2010

Review: Date Night

Must-see-TV leads Steve Carell ( The Office ) and Tina Fey ( 30 Rock ) team up in this night-out-gone-wrong comedy as a bored Jersey couple seeking to put some romance back into their marriage.
Like a full season of a sit-com packed into one movie
By TOM MEEK  |  April 16, 2010

Rapper Sam Adams now on tap

Something equally remarkable and unprecedented happened this past week: a virtually unknown white Cambridge MC named Sam Adams landed in the top hip-hop spot on iTunes with his debut EP, Boston's Boy .
Licensed to Ale
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010

Review: The Lovely Bones

When it comes to immortality and the afterlife, movies tend to get sticky.
This Salmon won't spawn
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 15, 2010

Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010


New edition

There’s no underground scene for pop-minded R&B. Not in Boston, and not really anyplace else.
Masspike Miles, Lisa Bello, and the little R&B scene that can
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 11, 2009

Hardboiled hub

When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009

Grown man rap

Del the Funky Homosapien and Tame One. Canibus and Keith Murray. AG and OC. Buckshot and KRS. Masta Ace and Edo G. These aren’t comments on a Facebook thread asking for hip-hop dream duos. They’re real pairs of united legends who are giving disenchanted
Masta Ace and Edo G pair up to tear down
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2009

Casting Alert: Marky Wahlberg calling all meatheads (and their girlfriends)

IRISH MICKEY WARD V. ARTURO GATTI (2002) "Hi, it's Mark Wahlberg. We're making the Irish Rock...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 19, 2009

Max Payne

No longer the undercover DEA agent of the game, Max oversees NYPD “cold case” files. They don’t come much colder than this one.  
Bloodless, PG-13-rated action noir
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 21, 2008


Didn’t they blow our minds this time

Last week, I offered my fragile body up for a heinous act of self-abuse in the name of science.
The Big Hurt: Just how rad is the new NKOTB album?
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 16, 2008

Scout's honor

In the popular imagination, the spy is always cool, sophisticated, elegant — in other words, European.
Burn Notice ’s honest con job
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 26, 2008

Ghost of future past

When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd ,  I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 18, 2008

The Happening

If you’ve ever seen a M. Night Shyamalan film, you know what’s happening.
Shyamalan has lost his sixth sense
By TOM MEEK  |  June 18, 2008

We Own the Night

James Gray’s film is in dire need of plausibility.
Gritty, macho, and lacking in grace
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 10, 2007

Crossword: ''They're very close''

Can you tell which is which?
By MATT JONES  |  September 12, 2007

War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

Good vibrations

In honor of dancing dirty, as well as Patrick Swayze’s open-shirt-pelvic-thrusting summer camp fantasy, we offer this list of the dirtiest dancing music videos we could find.
The 15 dirtiest dancing music videos  
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 24, 2007

Home for dinner

Before I even get my tape recorder turned on, Mark Wahlberg stands to greet me. Shooter: Republicans get gunned down. By Brett Michel
Dorchester’s ‘tough guy’ grows up
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 21, 2007