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Review: Jackass 3D
If physical comedy's overriding purpose is to make fools laugh out loud, then the first two Jackass films should be regarded alongside Buster Keaton's slapstick classics.
A bittersweet reunion of the Wild Boys
| October 22, 2010
Musician + Author = Crap
On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
| October 01, 2010
2009: The year in movies
As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
| December 25, 2009
It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
| October 30, 2009
I'ma let you finish, Where The Wild Things Are. But my Spike Jonze movie is the best movie of the year!
This weekend, most of us went to see Where the Wild Things Are and went "Damn, that's awesome." And then there's that other guy. Kanye West...
| October 19, 2009
Review: Where the Wild Things Are
I can’t speak for the kids, but I would rate Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s 40-page children’s picture book up there with Up and Wall•E as topping the recent renaissance in children’s movies. If pressed, I’d rank it cl
Jonze, Eggers, and Sendak aren’t kidding around
| October 16, 2009
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
| September 18, 2009
Dance Monkey!: Mehran Khaghani
Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is...
Hates to be called Mommy Face
| April 10, 2009
All at once
If nothing else, the release of The Spirit of Apollo (Anti-) a few weeks ago by the intercontinental hip-hop/baile/other duo of N.A.S.A. (that’s North America/South America) makes an encouraging, if not actually uttered, statement.
N.A.S.A.’s gang bangers might be a little much
| March 03, 2009
Aaron Rose’s Beautiful Losers offers little more than a chance to see nice people talk about their nice-looking art.
| September 03, 2008
The big apple
With his big, bearish presence and Buddha-like air of reflective certitude, Rick Rubin has been christened savior of the music industry.
iTunes is still the answer
| September 04, 2007
Ten years after the release of their classic debut, Homework , Daft Punk embark on a long-awaited tour across America with only seven dates on its roster.
Daft Punk, WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA, July 29, 2007
| August 03, 2007
Hip and free VBS.TV
In collaboration with Vice magazine, Spike Jonze has put together an on-line TV station.
But will it play in Peoria?
| April 24, 2007
The future of an illusion
When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
| November 15, 2006
Keeping it surreal
This article originally appeared in the September 4, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Beastie Boys at the Centrum, August 25, 1998
| October 25, 2006
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Maybe it was the heavy-breathing fog machine conjuring up a pre-smoking-ban NYC, but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Orpheum last Friday night made me nostalgic for when the triple-Ys came of age in the early double-0s — before yindies and yupsters and Gru
Keeping it cool
| April 10, 2006
“I coulda been a legend like Big and ’Pac,” Fatlip raps, “but I caught a bad case of writer’s block.”
The Loneliest Punk | Delicious Vinyl
SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON
| April 04, 2006
Rock of ages
“It’s just a tacky play on words — a typically stupid Supergrass thing to do,” says Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes when I mention the title of the band’s new album.
Supergrass's Road to Rouen ; plus music video at the MFA
| February 09, 2006
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