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Review: Marvel's The Avengers
Even for a hard-ass like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the ultra-secret S.H.I.E.L.D agency, getting a billionaire genius in a metal suit, a scientist with a bad temper, a cryogenically preserved WWII warrior, a Norse god, and two secret agents
Awkward first steps
| May 04, 2012
Review: We Bought A Zoo(1)
Matt Damon plays Mee, a journalist who decides that he and his daughter (a precocious Maggie Elizabeth Jones) and sullen teenage son (Colin Ford) need a new start after the death of his wife, so he spends his life savings on a house in the country.
Cameron Crowe's film version of Benjamin Mee's memoir
| December 23, 2011
Review: Wretches and Jabberers
Imagine having as much inside you — thoughts, feelings, desires, needs — as you really do, but being unable to express them.
Documentary searches for the heart of autism
| June 10, 2011
Review: Iron Man 2
Maybe I’m just relieved that it wasn’t in 3-D, or maybe actor Justin Theroux (frequent David Lynch collaborator and co-scripter of Tropic Thunder ) is just a better writer than the law firm of scribes that pasted together the original, but Jon Favreau’s
| May 07, 2010
Podcast: Scarlett Johansson Drives Thru
Scarlett Johansson is a modern day renaissance woman. She acts, she sings, and is also a fast food connoisseur... oddly. From time to time we...
| January 15, 2010
Review: He's Just Not That Into You
And why isn't he? Could it be because you're needy, nagging, and possibly psychotic?
Reduces both men and women to shrill stereotypes
| February 04, 2009
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
| December 29, 2008
Review: The Spirit
Awful on every level
| December 23, 2008
Hamlet variations we'd like to see
| August 19, 2008
No Spain, no gain
Many are hailing Woody Allen’s new film, claiming it to be a “return to form.” I agree: he’s returned to the earliest form of his career, the monologue.
Woody takes a siesta in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
| August 14, 2008
Scarlett Johansson – Falling Down [VIDEO]
Scarlett Johansson – Falling Down (Tom Waits Cover)
| April 30, 2008
The Other Boleyn Girl
Though both lead actresses give admirable performances, they’re held captive (and kept clothed) by Peter Morgan’s flat script.
A neutered affair
| February 27, 2008
FNX FILES [MONDAY - 2/25]
David Bowie has spoken about his work on Scarlett Johansson's debut album, a collection of covers of Tom Waits songs. The rock legend added...
| February 25, 2008
The big hurt: Hello, goodbye
I should probably explain that this is not the same David Thorpe who recently resigned from a different local newspaper where he wrote a beloved weekly column very, very much like this one.
And a warm hello to STP, Britney, and Lily Allen
| February 20, 2008
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 Nanny Diaries
The rich may be different from you and me, but they’re probably not much like the grotesque stereotypes in this adaptation of the glib bestseller.
A shrill disappointment
| August 22, 2007
In honor of May 31, International No Tabacco Day, we’re listing the some of the most seminal smoking scenes on the silver screen.
Cigarettes on the silver screen
| June 01, 2007
Taking their lumps
Across the underwater plains of Alaska’s Bering Sea go movable cities of red king crab, silently marching sideways.
Red-king-crabbing, pitbull smacking, and more bull riding
| May 01, 2007
The Stool also rises
Dave Portnoy had described himself as the most average-looking guy imaginable, and he was right.
Parsing the lowbrow genius of Barstool Sports
| April 10, 2007
At times Brian De Palma shows signs of the genius some attribute to him. Watch the trailer for The Black Dahlia (QuickTime)
Brian De Palma makes a mess of The Black Dahlia
| February 20, 2007
Photos: Hasty ladies plant piggie, Pudding Pot on 2007 Woman of the Year Scarlett Johansson
| February 15, 2007
When Justin Timberlake says he’s in love with you, what is there to do but believe him? Slideshow: Justin Timberlake with special guest Pink at TD BankNorth Garden, February 6, 2007
Justin Timberlake, TD BankNorth Garden, February 6, 2007
| February 07, 2007
One more time . . .
The editors of Time and Spin made the executive decision that You were Person and Artist, respectively, of the year 2006.
| January 11, 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
Schoolhouse sex: It rocks
Dorm-room digs are not conducive to sex, any sort of sex at all — even with your roommate.
Ten places — and then some — to tryst where your roommate can’t bother you
| August 30, 2006
The Phoenix’s first annual sex-survey results
Back in May, staff writer Camille Dodero reported on the state of sex in Boston through interviews with straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people (“ Sex (Circa 2006). ”) Topics ranged from one-night stands to monogamous relationships, from
You people really like oral, don’t hide your porn, and want to do the deed in Fenway
| August 09, 2006
Scots Wha Hae
Scottish actor Brian Cox is an ace at playing villains.
The career of Brian Cox
| August 03, 2006
Woody Allen has said that Scarlett Johansson, like Diane Keaton, was “just hit with a talent stick and has it all.” No scoop: just another entertaining Woody Allen film. By Gary Susman
The director everyone loves to act for
| July 31, 2006
Prolific as he is, Woody Allen doesn’t really make new movies anymore, he just recombines parts of his previous brainchildren. Watch the trailer for Scoop (QuickTime) Very civilized: The director everyone loves to act for. By Gary Susman
Just another entertaining Woody Allen film
| July 28, 2006
Sending a crossword gimmick the wrong way
| July 26, 2006
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