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Last action heroes?

Maybe it was the moment in The Last Stand when a guy exploded, or the scene when Arnold sawed someone in half with a Vickers machine gun, or maybe it was the 10th brain-splattering bullet to the head in Sylvester Stallone's Bullet to the Head .
Outside The Frame
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 08, 2013

Review: Dredd 3D

Johnny Knoxville and his merry band of Jackasses were on to something when they shot their last movie in 3D; their formula of slow-motion + stereoscopic imaging was just about the greatest thing ever.
Slow-mo blow-ups
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 21, 2012

Review: The American

Why so many movies this year about aging secret agents? Probably to accommodate all the aging lead actors.
Gun for hire: Clooney's aim is true
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 03, 2010

Review: The Expendables

Just about every superannuated action hero in Hollywood — Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren and a couple of uncredited cameos among others — takes a bow in this lumbering hulk of a movie.
Aptly named
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2010

Crossword: ''Movie Madness''

Be kind, can't rewind
Be kind, can't rewind
By MATT JONES  |  June 18, 2010

Today’s Chevy

Already this summer we’ve seen Richard Pryor and Sylvester Stallone turn up in tailor-made celluloid, and now here’s Chevy Chase in a fashionable conveyance of his own.
Fletch is a midsize star vehicle
By HENRY SHEEHAN  |  June 04, 2010

Flashbacks - February 24, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 27, 2008

Son of Rambow

Funnier than anything in this vaguely dark comedy is the thought of Stallone sitting through it.
A pint-sized Be Kind Rewind
By ROB NELSON  |  May 07, 2008

A cop with an assitude

Mr. McGee comes by his name honestly. He is, quite simply, an ass.
Watertown’s Clambake Animation pushes TV’s boundaries with a homicidal heinie
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 09, 2008


Let’s hope the fork has been firmly planted.
Inadvertent camp
By TOM MEEK  |  January 30, 2008

Primary concerns

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007


Staying true

With his roots in the popular ’90s band Chisel and his passion for punk-influenced, politically minded music, Ted Leo is a man with all types of fans.
Ted Leo holds out
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  November 27, 2007

Bruce Willis lets loose

I n the middle of my conversation with Bruce Willis at the Four Seasons, the lights inexplicably go out and we’re plunged into darkness.
On the Die Hard films, Paris Hilton, and what scares him
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 29, 2007

Words made flesh

Lines upon learning that a nudist camp in Woodstock, Connecticut, is offering reduced membership rates to those younger than 30. James Parker, "Words Made Flesh" (mp3)
Free verse, ripped straight from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 18, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 14, 2007

Forever 29

With its tradition of blues and jam bands, Allston’s Harpers Ferry isn’t the first place you’d expect one of Boston’s most promising hip-hop artists to celebrate his birthday.
Lyrical’s birthday bash, Harpers Ferry, January 10, 2007
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  January 17, 2007


The final chapter

It’s been 17 years since Rocky V and 30 since the original. This week, Rocky Balboa opens, and you can almost hear the comics and late night TV hosts sharpening their knives. Rocky Balboa : Solid for 15 rounds. By Tom Meek
 Sylvester Stallone discusses Rocky Balboa
By TOM MEEK  |  December 19, 2006

Rocky Balboa

It’s been 16 years since the last Rocky , and even then, most thought of star/creator Sylvester Stallone as a has-been kicking a dead horse. Watch the trailer for Rocky Balboa (QuickTime)
Solid for 15 rounds
By TOM MEEK  |  December 19, 2006

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006

Fall back

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Yes sir!

David Zeiger’s Sir! No Sir! is yet another absorbing documentary that George W. won’t see, or want you to see, because, as the prez often cautions, “It sends the wrong message to our troops.”
David Zeiger’s anti-war military
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 14, 2006


Game on

Dodgers win the Series! Bird plays H.O.R.S.E.! Congressman Canseco! We have seen the future of sports (and its name is Tony Graffanino).
Our 2006 predictions for New England's teams
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 06, 2006

From the archives

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Eleanor Mary Boudreau.
By  |  January 04, 2006