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Review: The Dilemma

Such defining efforts as Cocoon and Apollo 13 seem light years away for Ron Howard after his meanderings in the pages of Dan Brown ( The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons ) and this tripe about men behaving badly.
Note to Vaughn: it's time to move on.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 21, 2011
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Review: Just Wright

As glossy as you might expect, the film double-dribbles with its familiar story of the ugly duckling who wins the swan.
Bench this fairy tale
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 14, 2010
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Review: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier, the third go-round of the animated franchise — this time in 3-D — is as numbing as its geological era.
Pummeling awfulness
By ALICIA POTTER  |  July 03, 2009
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They get ill

Jocko Henderson, Lady B, Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff, and The Roots
Five Philly rap essentials
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 29, 2009

21. Jimmy Fallon

Goofy, gangly, giggly Jimmy Fallon, who can barely get through one line of monologue on his undeserved new late night show without laughing uncontrollably. Clearly, whoever greenlit this crime against hilarity never saw that Taxi flick he did with Queen
Goofy, gangly, giggly Jimmy Fallon, who can barely get through one line of monologue on his undeserved new late night show without laughing uncontrollably. Clearly, whoever greenlit this crime against hilarity never saw that Taxi flick he did with Queen Latifah.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Crossword: ''Earning all A's''

Good grades, good grief
Good grades, good grief
By MATT JONES  |  March 11, 2009


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The Secret Life of Bees

The real heroine is Dakota Fanning, an actress capable of conveying guilt, nerves, and idealism all at once.  
A throwback, coming-of-age film
By JENNY HALPER  |  October 16, 2008
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Mad Money

It does have stars: Diane Keaton (daffy!), Queen Latifah (sassy!), and Katie Holmes, who despite avoiding stereotype is cast as the most annoying of the three.
Ain't nothin' but a paycheck
By MARK BAZER  |  January 16, 2008
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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is never going to be Billie Holiday.
Trav'lin Light | Verve
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007
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Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007
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The Perfect Holiday

Struggling songwriter Benjamin works part-time as a mall Santa.
A fruitcake of a film
By TOM MEEK  |  December 12, 2007


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Arctic Tale

All the same, this effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who’ll inherit it.
Whisker-close footage
By ALICIA POTTER  |  August 01, 2007
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Recycled Waters

John Waters’s Hairspray , which marked his descent into an undistinguished gentility, is not even 20 years old.
Third time around, Hairspray still flows fresh
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  July 18, 2007
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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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Ice Age: The Meltdown

Carlos Saldanha’s brilliantly animated but scarcely believable sequel must take the cake for sheer elapsed time.
The squirrel's cool, the rest, not so much
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  March 28, 2006
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Hip-hop history interview and podcast

Authors Jeff Chang and Brian Coleman talk about the latest wave of hip-hop criticism.
Hip-hop journalism comes of age
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 09, 2006


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The Last Holiday

Queen Latifah has the Alec Guinness role as a quietly desperate type with a terminal prognosis in this remake of the 1950 romantic comedy.
 
By TOM MEEK  |  January 13, 2006