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Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Maybe 3D does have a purpose; it makes Michael Bay's third Transformers movie worth watching.
3D adds an illusion of depth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 01, 2011

Grace Zabriskie on Big Love and marriage

Through the course of 80 films and countless television guest spots, actress Grace Zabriskie has worked with directors as varied as David Lynch, Werner Herzog, and Michael Bay.
Lynch's lady
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

For a couple of hours, I was enjoying the latest iteration of the long-running Metal Gear Solid series, which is called Peace Walker . Unlike the massive, bloated, self-important Metal Gear Solid 4 , this portable installment felt lean and mean.
The latest Metal Gear Solid sends mixed signals
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 02, 2010

Review: Iron Man 2

Maybe I’m just relieved that it wasn’t in 3-D, or maybe actor Justin Theroux (frequent David Lynch collaborator and co-scripter of Tropic Thunder ) is just a better writer than the law firm of scribes that pasted together the original, but Jon Favreau’s
Stark alternatives
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street

The last of the ’80s horror icons to be murdered by producer Michael Bay’s “re-imaginings,” Freddy Krueger was the one least in need of a makeover.
Unnecessary remake a nightmare, indeed
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 07, 2010

Is there 'hope' in Hollywood?

Buoyed by President Barack Obama's campaign slogan, many had hopes for change after his election.
Three controversial (and sure to be Oscar-nominated) films tackle race in the age of Obama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010


The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009


Michael Bay's raging ID presents:
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  August 28, 2009

Review: Humpday

Ben's ovulating wife, Anna, does understand that this is something he needs to do, even if she can't quite understand why. I'm with her there.
It ain't gay if it's art!
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2009

Interview: Kathryn Bigelow

Although everyone makes a point of Kathryn Bigelow's gender and height and good looks, what's germane is that even if she were short and had bushy eyebrows like Martin Scorsese, she still would be directing action pictures like no one since Sam Peckin
The Hurt Locker director breaks out
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 10, 2009

Review: Transformers

Revenge of the Fallen has already achieved at least one Hollywood first: it's the only major movie I know of to be released without press notes.
Mechanical failure; expect no change from this Transformers
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 26, 2009


Review: Friday the 13th (2009)

Jason Voorhees's bloody hands have developed green thumbs.
A suspense-less rampage
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 11, 2009

Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008

Interview: Simon Pegg

Thirty-eight-year-old British actor Simon Pegg’s US star has been on the rise since his zombie-movie parody Shaun of the Dead shuffled into multiplexes back in 2004.  
Shaun of the Dead star on losing friends, alienating people, and wanking off to Gillian Anderson
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 01, 2008


By the time this goes to press, Prodigy will be roughly 10 books and 2000 push-ups deep into the three-and-change prison term he picked up last year for illegal gun possession.

H.N.I.C. Pt 2 | AAC

By MARTÍN CABALLERO  |  April 22, 2008

Cinema of suffering

Film, like most arts, tries to turn misery into entertainment.
The Palestinian Film Festival and the films of Pedro Costa
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 25, 2007


Loud, proud

You’ve gotta hand it to the Middle East Upstairs for understanding a little thing called volume . 
Superpower, Milo's Syndicate, Middle East Upstairs, July 16, 2007
By JON MEYER  |  July 17, 2007

Toys are us

Transformers  is a movie in disguise.
Transformers puts the commercial back into cinema
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2007

Bruce Willis lets loose

I n the middle of my conversation with Bruce Willis at the Four Seasons, the lights inexplicably go out and we’re plunged into darkness.
On the Die Hard films, Paris Hilton, and what scares him
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 29, 2007

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

Hot Fuzz

Picture Agatha Christie buggered by Michael Bay, with (old-school) Peter Jackson administering lube.
Laughs and piles of bodies
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 18, 2007



What happened to D.J. Caruso?
A Rear Window redux
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 10, 2007

Smiles all around

Born in France in 1921, the spry octogenarian Chris Marker plays detective with a camera in Chats perchés|The Case of the Grinning Cat , which is playing all week at the Brattle Theatre.
Marker’s cats; Bujalski and the Times
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 17, 2007

Dots and dashes

Just about any list of the greatest character actors working today would include David Morse. And with good cause.
The career of David Morse
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2006