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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.
| January 21, 2011
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
| May 14, 2010
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.
| July 03, 2009
They get ill
Jocko Henderson, Lady B, Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff, and The Roots
Five Philly rap essentials
| 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.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
Crossword: ''Earning all A's''
Good grades, good grief
Good grades, good grief
| March 11, 2009
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
| October 16, 2008
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
| January 16, 2008
Queen Latifah is never going to be Billie Holiday.
Trav'lin Light | Verve
| December 31, 2007
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
| December 28, 2007
The Perfect Holiday
Struggling songwriter Benjamin works part-time as a mall Santa.
A fruitcake of a film
| December 12, 2007
All the same, this effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who’ll inherit it.
| August 01, 2007
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
| July 18, 2007
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
| September 13, 2006
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
| March 28, 2006
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
| March 09, 2006
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.
| January 13, 2006
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