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Crossword: ''Freestylin' ''

Any words you want.
Any words you want.
By MATT JONES  |  January 15, 2010

Review: Gentlemen Broncos

Having peaked with his debut, Napoleon Dynamite , Jared Hess has settled into being a family-friendly John Waters — which is redundant, since Waters is already rated PG-13.
Jared Hess's latest geek fantasy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2009

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

Crossword: ''You're out!''

Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
By MATT JONES  |  October 15, 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

The dark side of the rainbow

Does the simple fusion of audio to video count as high-quality entertainment?
The new medium of the YouTube mash-up
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 29, 2007


Rocket Science

Blitz knows his adolescent cruelty and his adult misbehavior, and he details them with barbed wit and compassion.
An authentic script on teen angst
By TOM MEEK  |  August 15, 2007

Notes from underground

Although it hardly seems likely in a summer of noisy, box-office-busting sequels, independent cinema thrives, after a fashion, in America.
Celebrating independents at the HFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 27, 2007

Crossword: ''Dissed List''

Deride, deride if you must
By MATT JONES  |  May 30, 2007

Zombie sheep?

After a top-notch first two days, the Fifth  Independent Film Festival of Boston weathers some ups and downs through the remainder of its schedule.
Plus Donkey Kong, the Super Amigos, and ‘the greatest film of all time’ at the IFFB
By PHOENIX FILM STAFF  |  April 29, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 100-91

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 13, 2007

Worst in breed: Movies

Who are the unsexiest movies men of 2007?
The Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

Employee of the Month

Dane Cook throws his hat in the comedy ring in his first big role, and he doesn’t embarrass himself — he’s a generally inoffensive presence. Watch the trailer for Employee of the Month  (QuickTime)
No saving here
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  October 11, 2006

School for Scoundrels

Boot-camp therapy for lovable losers has long proved a sure-comic formula. Watch the trailer for School for Scoundrels  (QuickTime)
A kick in the ass
By TOM MEEK  |  September 27, 2006

Nacho Libre

Sophomore slump 1, Napoleon Dynamite director 0. Watch the trailer for Nacho Libre (QuickTime)
Doesn't work as offbeat sports movie or geek chic
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  June 21, 2006

Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006


The Benchwarmers

To strike a blow for nerds, three grown men ( SNL alums Rob Schneider and David Spade along with Napoleon Dynamite geek Jon Heder) play short-sided baseball against platoons of Little League bullies.
Mediocrity from a gaggle of SNL alums and Napoleon Dynamite
By TOM MEEK  |  April 11, 2006

Crossword: 'It's So Easy'

By MATT JONES  |  February 09, 2006