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Michael Cera Is Very Small

Meeting Michael Cera on a press tour feels like walking through a wooded glen and encountering a faun.
Dept. of Junkets
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 13, 2010

Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Could Michael Cera be getting more vaporous with each repeat of his epicene screen persona?
Que Cera, Cera: From ink to screen, Scott Pilgrim shows no progress
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2010

Review: Youth In Revolt

Juno continues to poison American independent cinema.
Michael Cera hardly revolutionary
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2010

October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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Bottle rocket

Who exactly is Charlyne Yi? Two years ago, she appeared — seemingly from out of nowhere — in a brief but memorable turn in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up. A closer look at Apatow's new Funny People , however, might provide a clue as to where he discovered
Charlyne Yi is a hot date
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2009
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Love, truth and videotape

Is there anything more heartwarming than watching a little girl officiating at the marriage of two of her favorite dolls? Is there a purer form of love than the kind that a pre-pubescent might project onto the union of a plush Miss Piggy and a put-upon
Paper Heart wears its heart on its sleeve
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 07, 2009


Review: Year One

Mel Brooks and the lads from Monty Python stormed through this territory with fierce farce. Here there's little farce, just a fusillade of flaccid dick jokes.
Not everything Judd Apatow touches is gold.
By TOM MEEK  |  June 26, 2009

Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008
Kat Dennings, WTF and The Finisher

Kat Dennings, WTF and The Finisher

Kat Dennings of Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist calls in, we check the WTF Line and torture Big Jim in The Finisher! Hear it here!...
By Charlie  |  October 06, 2008

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

In what has been an excellent year for comedies, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist ensures that the young ’uns won’t be left out.  
A smart, refreshing teen romance
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 01, 2008

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008


Funny business

“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 07, 2008

The cuteness surge

Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008

Dance, Monkey: Erin Judge

Knocked Around: Superbad II , wherein Jonah Hill loves Michael Cera so much, it hurts.
We put a comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 22, 2008
Michael Cera & Ellen Page - Anyone Else But You [Video from Juno]

Michael Cera & Ellen Page - Anyone Else But You [Video from Juno]

This past Saturday I went and saw the movie Juno. You need to see this film; it is one of the best I have seen...
By Paul Driscoll  |  January 16, 2008

Pregnant pause

Jason Reitman’s film makes the most of a few great ideas.
Juno is in the family way
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  December 12, 2007


Stand-up guys

“In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world,” wrote Schopenhauer, “and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.”
Tim and Eric’s 15 minutes
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 04, 2007

Wise asses

With all the star power being trotted out in this summer’s would-be blockbuster comedies, how likely was it that the best would be Superbad ?
Some words with the class clowns of Superbad
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 19, 2007

Are you Superbad?

VIDEO: An interview with Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
By BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO  |  September 19, 2007

Comic relief

I know it hasn’t escaped you how terrible comedies have gotten.
Superbad  respects teens and comedy
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 05, 2007

Stunted Development

Watching the third and final season of Arrested Development , out now on DVD, it becomes clear why the show didn’t find a larger audience.
The final season of Arrested Development on DVD
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 07, 2006