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Review: Hope Springs(1)
Elderly couples in the movies are so cute, but when did Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep slip into that category?
| August 10, 2012
Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Nearly 15 years after Don McKellar ended it all in Last Night (1998), the world endures, and so does the question: how will doomsday affect one's love life?
| June 22, 2012
Review: Crazy, Stupid Love
Despite a few hopeful moments, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's glib romantic comedy settles into the same smarmy stereotypes: women are mothers or whores, or some variation thereof, and that's all men are interested in.
Rehashing the same smarmy stereotypes
| July 29, 2011
David Brent isn't transferring to Dunder Mifflin
For someone who hasn't watched The Office since around the time Pam broke off her engagement with Roy (wait, you mean she's married to Jim...
Michael C. Walsh
| August 05, 2010
62nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations (a/k/a Suck it Leno)
The late-night wars may be on summer break until September's debut of The Conan O'Brien Show, but this morning's Emmy nominations announcement gave Conan a...
Michael C. Walsh
| July 08, 2010
Review: Date Night
Must-see-TV leads Steve Carell ( The Office ) and Tina Fey ( 30 Rock ) team up in this night-out-gone-wrong comedy as a bored Jersey couple seeking to put some romance back into their marriage.
Like a full season of a sit-com packed into one movie
| April 16, 2010
Review: The Strip
In lieu of Steve Carell’s hopelessly inept and earnest manager, we have his creepier duplicate, Glenn. Instead of the boorish brown-noser played by Rainn Wilson, there’s the more obnoxious Rick.
Springs from the format of The Office like a blurred reproduction from a bad copy machine.
| December 04, 2009
Farce is designed for more than pleasant laughter and fingertips-to-palm applause. In celebration of that, an all-stops-out production of Molière’s Tartuffe is being staged at Brown University Theatre (through October 4), and it gets the audience to pu
Brown’s Tartuffe puts the roar in uproarious
| October 02, 2009
Interview: Judd Apatow
Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
| July 31, 2009
The kult of Al Kaprielian
It's the coldest day of the winter so far and Al Kaprielian is excited.
| February 04, 2009
The King and I
Watching a gaggle of aging townies shrieking "Love those buns!" and attempt to freak-dance with a buff leather-clad dude is scary enough at a Chippendales show — but the spectacle takes on a whole new level of disturbing when they're trying to molest a d
Steve Connolly's Spirit of the King
| January 12, 2009
Wish-fulfillment for a burning world
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
| December 08, 2008
Back in the ’60s, those crafty cranks Mel Brooks and Buck Henry spun the red-scare spook biz into a sit-com full of wit and absurdity featuring rival agencies KAOS and Control.
Get Smart dumbs down
| June 17, 2008
Boston music news: June 6, 2008
The local rap duo 7L & Esoteric head east on their new full-length.
Notes on 7L & Esoteric, Travels, and Mission of Burma
| June 02, 2008
It’s been a very quiet spring for John McCain.
It’s time to cover John M c Cain again — and here are ten good places for the media to start.
| May 14, 2008
This past February, Tina Fey returned to host Saturday Night Live and announced, in mock triumph, that the Writers Guild of America had struck a deal with the studios that would pay them for on-line content.
The treasures of Hulu.com
| April 22, 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
Dan in Real Life
What's wrong with Steve Carrell?
From comedy to crap
| October 24, 2007
The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
| July 27, 2007
Seven products in search of a movie
| July 10, 2007
License to wed
From its anonymous title down to every last moment of its pleading humor and shoehorned uplift, License To Wed is soaked in sloth and cowardice.
Sniveling toady of a film
| July 03, 2007
The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
| June 29, 2007
Finally, the 21st-century redo of the Oh, God!
The movie of the summer for the timid Christian paranoiacs
| June 20, 2007
Crossword: 'Ghost of a chance'
What's the common link?
| May 23, 2007
The girls of summer
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
| May 18, 2007
Little Miss Sunshine
Like little kids spouting dirty words in certain comedies, this film from first-time directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris undermines the subversive with the self-conscious. Watch the trailer for Little Miss Sunshine (QuickTime)
| February 17, 2007
This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
| December 21, 2006
Nobody expected this.
How NBC's The Office silenced the snobs
| September 26, 2006
Only in The Movies
The Movies , released by Activision in late 2005, is a video game that lays out a simple, beautiful tool set that empowers its players to create their own films.
A virtual movie studio gives hope to gamers who really want to direct
| August 11, 2006
Sheer desperation motivated Greg Giraldo to jump into comedy.
Greg Giraldo stands up for comedy
| May 31, 2006
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