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Nearly a year has gone by in the city of eternal youth turnover and ageless scenesters — and has anything really changed?
In the local scene, anything goes
| June 05, 2010
Bueller? Where you at Bueller? Are you under all the pudge, the floppy suburban coif, the aura of midlife crisis, and rumors of affairs and a rotting marriage to pony face? Bueller? Bueller?
SARAH JESSICA PORKER
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
Review: The Tale of Despereaux
This animated mouse epic aspires to grand scale but falters in its execution.
A glorified hunk of cheese
| December 16, 2008
To the Max
The show’s success has to do with more than the Mel Brooks classic being a familiar crowd pleaser.
The Producers at Theatre by the Sea
| August 13, 2008
Matthew Broderick sleepwalks through Peter Tolan’s debut film as a hack TV writer with a gambling addiction.
Grotesquely exploitative and clichéd
| June 25, 2008
Then She Found Me
Helen Hunt bites off more than she can chomp on, choosing also to star in this her first try as a film director, a clumsy, overplotted rendition of Elinor Lipman’s 1990 novel.
Overplotted pregnancy flick
| April 30, 2008
When holographic projection technology gets perfected, you can be sure that Mel Brooks’s The Producers will be one of the first holograms released.
Jason Simon ends his run in The Producers
| April 08, 2008
One day, Jerry Seinfeld was talking with his good friend Steven Spielberg, and he said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if ‘B’ movies were really about bees?”
Seinfeld’s Bee Movie gets a D-
| October 31, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
Toys are us
Transformers is a movie in disguise.
Transformers puts the commercial back into cinema
| July 03, 2007
Deck the Halls
Somewhere in Western Mass, an anal-retentive optometrist prides himself on being Mr. Christmas. Watch the trailer for Deck the Halls (QuickTime)
Lands like a lump of coal
| November 21, 2006
Strangers With Candy
Upon reading the cast of supporting players in this prequel to the short-lived Comedy Central series starring Amy Sedaris (David’s sister) as recovering crack whore Jerri Blank, I couldn’t help but get excited. Watch the trailer for Strangers With Can
A lot of famous people like it; we're not sure why
| July 05, 2006
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