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Review: Immortals

In Ancient Greece a stonemason is plucked from obscurity to battle evil while a posse of beautiful gods look on from their fabulous Olympian penthouse, before plunging earthwards to kick mortal butt.
Tarsem Singh's "visionary" directing
By SHEILA JOHNSTON  |  November 11, 2011

Marwencol and Jafar Panahi star at Boston Society of Film Critics awards

From Boston to Oscar.
Critical Acclaim Dept.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 22, 2011

Review: The Expendables

Just about every superannuated action hero in Hollywood — Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren and a couple of uncredited cameos among others — takes a bow in this lumbering hulk of a movie.
Aptly named
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 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

Shedding his skin

A few weeks ago, Boston MC Benny Blanco brought his homeboy J the S a flyer for a sketchy wrestling match in Long Island the next day.
The new J the S is wiser than the old one
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 26, 2010

Interview: Robert Siegel

As Robert Siegel explores the idea of what happens when reality curb-stomps overblown expectation, it's hard not to feel a visceral twinge of empathy.  
 On the shoulders of Giants fans
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 22, 2009


Review: The Informers

Were the '80s an era of comic nostalgia, as in Adventureland , or one of inane nihilism, as in Gregor Jordan's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel?
L.A. stories
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 24, 2009

Mickey Rourke

We predict that Mickey Rourke's comeback will last a little longer than Michael Jackson's penis. There's a reason this weathered leather-skinned degenerate can so convincingly play scoundrels, drug addicts, and criminals: he really is one.
We predict that Mickey Rourke's comeback will last a little longer than Michael Jackson's penis. There's a reason this weathered leather-skinned degenerate can so convincingly play scoundrels, drug addicts, and criminals: he really is one.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

The Big Hurt: Sub-super supergroups, INXS excess, and unsaved unsavories

I think we can agree that "supergroups" have a history of underperforming in the superness department.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 03, 2009

Live Blogging the Oscars 2009

The Boston Phoenix's Chris Faraone and Sara Faith Alterman go blow-for-blow -- and shot for shot -- as the 2009 Academy Awards unfold live. Plus, follow real-time feedback from fellow viewers on our live #Oscars Twitter feed!  
Follow the Academy Awards in real time with our #Oscars Twitter feed and talk back live!

Oscar predictions: Liberal gilt

It's like a fairy tale for Hollywood liberals.
Oscar wants to be a Millionaire
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2009

OSCAR PREVIEW VIDEO: Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn -- and Mickey's Dog -- thank Boston

Three Amigos: Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, and Mickey's dog Although the Boston Society of Film Criti...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 17, 2009

Martyr complex

This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009

Mat city

Despite the bleak scenario, this is Aronofsky's funniest film.
Aronofsky, Rourke make The Wrestler a champ
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008

Interview: Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky might deny it, but he almost died for a metaphor.
Ring cycle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008

Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008


New to DVD: December, 20 2006

Plus the Black Dahlia and The Last Kiss .
  The Descent, Factotum, Jackass: Number Two
By NEW TO DVD  |  December 19, 2006

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

Based on the first in a series of popular young-adult novels by Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker is James Bond with acne. Watch the trailer for Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
James Bond with acne
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  October 11, 2006


On first look, Matt Dillon would seem too clean-cut to play booze-fueled Charles Bukowski’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, in Bent Hamer’s adaptation of the author’s job-hopping ramble. Watch the trailer for Factotum  (QuickTime)
Bukowski, Matt Dillion makes the role his own
By TOM MEEK  |  August 23, 2006

I Am Iron Man (Sorta)

Princeton, you can keep your Batman. (Frankly, his costume could use a little work, anyway.)
MIT’s most famous fictional alum, Tony Stark, has some real-life rivals
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  January 01, 1900