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Review: A Dolphin Tale
Winter the dolphin gamely plays herself in this loose re-telling of her fight for survival after a crab trap mangles her tail.
Not much of a splash
| September 23, 2011
Podcast: Morgan Freeman Reads the Lyrics 4-13-11
Morgan Freeman called in to read some lyrics, and a very lucky listener nabbed some CAKE tickets.DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Morgan Freeman Reads the Lyrics 4-13-11To download,...
| April 13, 2011
Review: Born To Be Wild 3D
This short, painless family pleaser, available in IMAX 3D, not only promotes the wisdom of environmental conservation but also shows how people can learn from other creatures on the planet.
A short, painless family pleaser
| April 08, 2011
Review: Red (2010)
If the late Krzysztof Kieslowski's Red had been a comedy action thriller about retired CIA agents, it would probably be nothing like this adaptation of the DC graphic novel.
Grandfather claws: Willis and crew aren't the retiring types
| October 15, 2010
Living the dream
Movie stars aren’t the usual Symphony Hall crowd, but last week, two dark-suited ushers swung open the doors of the Hatch Room and out poured Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Cherry Jones.
De Niro Pops Off Dept.
| May 28, 2010
Some lovers of religious music consider Heinrich Schütz even greater than Bach, who was born 13 years after Schütz’s death.
Heinrich Schütz’s swan song; the Pops’ 125th-anniversary commission
| May 28, 2010
Photos: Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, and more with the Boston Pops
The Pops pays tribute to John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy by combining quotes from their speeches with original text and video, accompanied by a dramatic orchestral and choral score.
The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers , Symphony Hall, until June 20
| May 21, 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
| January 29, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010
After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
| January 29, 2010
The Sandbox Office Report
The Sandbox Office Report with special surprise call-in from Mr. Morgan Freeman! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
| December 11, 2009
Poetry, muses Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) in a reflective moment in Invictus , consists only of words, yet it can inspire perseverance and greatness beyond our own expectations of ourselves. Sport, similarly, consists of oversized, overpaid athlet
Clint shows team spirit
| December 11, 2009
It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
| October 30, 2009
Darkness falls in the Dark Knight
“The night is darkest just before the dawn,” says District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight .
Scars run deep in Christopher Nolan’s Götterdämmerung
| July 16, 2008
Leveraging the graphic novel by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, the film manages one juicy nugget of inspiration with its bland protagonist.
A knockoff lacking zing
| June 25, 2008
The Bucket List
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman do a lot of mugging in Rob Reiner’s new comedy.
Doesn't kick it soon enough
| January 09, 2008
Bad will hunting
Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
| October 18, 2007
Feast of Love
Feast of Love is a title that promises either extra helpings of the mysteries of the human heart or a smorgasbord of multiple positions.
Raves from Mr. Skin
| September 26, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
Finally, the 21st-century redo of the Oh, God!
The movie of the summer for the timid Christian paranoiacs
| June 20, 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?
| May 18, 2007
One of Circuits’ favorite local acts, BOY IN STATIC (a/k/a ALEX CHEN ), is preparing to release Violet , the follow-up to his remarkable debut, Newborn , on May 29. Boy In Static, "Where It Ends" (mp3)
Boy in Static sets a date, Rise prize, and Slaine
| March 08, 2007
Here are six possibilities, with the odds of their ascension.
Penguins are so 2006. What animal will capture the public’s imagination in 2007?
| December 21, 2006
Ten Items or Less
Hollywood slums with the lower classes in Brad Silbering’s charming two-person trifle, and the result is not as coy and condescending as it could have been.
| November 29, 2006
Lucky Number Slevin
“It all starts with a horse,” begins wheelchair-bound Mr. Goodkat (Bruce Willis), describing a “Kansas City shuffle” — hipster slang for elaborate misdirection, this film’s MO.
Just another Pulp Fiction wannabe
| April 05, 2006
The ultimate TEACHER movie
Here’s the thing about teacher movies: they’re all the same.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
| March 28, 2006
Here we go again
Thinking about Black History Month.
| January 11, 2006
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