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Oz and beyond: Three months of Spring blockbusters

The blockbusters are coming, but this spring Hollywood offers a brief respite, movies that transport audiences to different realms, that awaken dreams, and evoke the magic of love and the imagination, films with titles like Trance , To the Wonder , an

By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 01, 2013
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Review: The Possession

Produced by cult horror maestro Sam Raimi and directed by Ole Bornedal, The Possession showed potential.
Pandora's box
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 07, 2012
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Review: House

Just imagine, after viewing Nobuhiko Obayashi’s bona fide genre find, how a generation of moviegoers’ tastes might have deviated in wonderfully odd directions had they sampled the Japanese visionary’s comic-horror hybrid back in 1977.
Alas, weirdness had to wait
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 30, 2010
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Review: Drag Me To Hell

Sam Raimi and producer Rob Tapert here return to the gonzo slapstick horror of their classic Evil Dead trio.
Proving you don't need buckets of blood to scare the bejabbers out of an audience.
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 05, 2009
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Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009
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Interview: Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane’s big new book, The Given Day , is full of bloodshed, mayhem, power, corruption, and lies.
Mystic River author's new The Given Day gets down and dirty in the North End circa WWI
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 25, 2008


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Tangled web

Those behind the franchise appear to have decided they had to cram as many sequels as possible into Tobey Maguire's last movie.
Spider-Man 3  spins too many tales
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2007
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Spring loaded

It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007