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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
By ALICIA POTTER  |  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,...
By MorningIntern  |  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
By TOM MEEK  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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.
By LLOYD SCWARTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Dream on

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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  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
By BOSTON POPS  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
The Sandbox Office Report

The Sandbox Office Report

The Sandbox Office Report with special surprise call-in from Mr. Morgan Freeman! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  December 11, 2009

Review: Invictus

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 11, 2009


Hoop nightmare

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.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  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
By TOM MEEK  |  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
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By MARK BAZER  |  September 26, 2007

War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

Evan Almighty

Finally, the 21st-century redo of the Oh, God!
The movie of the summer for the timid Christian paranoiacs
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  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?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007

Static circuitry

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
By DAVID DAY  |  March 08, 2007


Hot beast

Here are six possibilities, with the odds of their ascension.
Penguins are so 2006. What animal will capture the public’s imagination in 2007?
By RYAN STEWART  |  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.
Worth checking-out
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  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
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 28, 2006

Here we go again

Thinking about Black History Month.  
Portland Diverse-City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 11, 2006