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Review: Red Dawn

High-school football players trade Friday-night lights for AK-47s when North Korea invades Spokane in this remake of John Milius's 1984 hit, whose rallying cry is no longer "freedom" but "family."

By ANN LEWINSON  |  November 23, 2012

The kids are all right

First the good news: in 2008, when I first wrote about the last two high schools in Maine still using the racist mascot name "Redskins," Wiscasset and Sanford, I predicted that Sanford, my hometown, would be the last holdout.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 17, 2011

Can you love Boston art and still love the Foster Prize?

When I roam Boston galleries or stumble upon Brandon Nastanski's "Unofficial Franklin Park Research Outpost," I feel the buzz of potential.
And what happened to the Morgan Prize?
By GREG COOK  |  October 08, 2010

Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010

The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009
Fletcher watches Red Dawn, the WTF Line and The Finisher!

Fletcher watches Red Dawn, the WTF Line and The Finisher!

Fletcher finally sees (and reviews) Red Dawn. We also check the WTF Line and hear The Finisher! Get some! Listen here! Put us on your...
By Charlie  |  September 17, 2008

Fletcher Missed That Movie Too:  Red Dawn

Fletcher Missed That Movie Too: Red Dawn

"Red Dawn" is a "classic" from 1984. The all star cast includes a young Charlie Sheen, C Thomas Howell, that girl from Back the Future,...
By Fletcher  |  September 17, 2008