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Review: 30 Minutes or Less

Nick ( Jesse Eisenberg), a pizza delivery guy, rips off some adolescents — boys from the same demographic the movie is pitched to — promising them something fun and illicit and then just taking their money. You kids about to pay 10 bucks to see this, ta
Offensive but unfunny comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011
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Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson get to work

Following his star turn as a ruthless, if socially awkward, billionaire in David Fincher's The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the screen as a downtrodden pizza delivery boy-man in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less. Nick Swardson plays Eis
Teen dreams
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 12, 2011
83rd Oscar post mortem

83rd Oscar post mortem


 The opening Best Picture montage bit in the 83rd Oscars Broadcast, satirically visiting each Best Picture nominee within an "Inception" framework, almost had me thinking...
By Peter Keough  |  February 28, 2011
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Speech impediments?

Given the change in political attitudes after the election of Barack Obama, a reactionary backlash following last year's progressive Oscars - in which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director - might be no surprise. But who knew the A
Tom Hooper's film looks like an Oscar winner
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2011
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Oscar nominee predictions 2011: Social anxiety

Last year's Oscar program had a celebratory feeling about it that's not always associated with the most watched ceremony in the world.
Oscar looks back, turns inward
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 21, 2011
The Last of the Bests and Not Bests

The Last of the Bests and Not Bests


 So it's time to close the books on 2010 and, like Johnny Hallyday in this still from Johnnie To's "Vengeance" (number 9 in A.S. Hamrah's...
By Peter Keough  |  January 13, 2011


More Bests, Not Bests

More Bests, Not Bests


But first the results of this year's "Where's Whitey?" award for Best Animal Performance of 2010. Despite a late surge from such newcomers as the...
By Peter Keough  |  January 05, 2011

Why I am leaving Facebook

By the time you read this, I'll already be gone.
New beginnings
By DAN MACLEOD  |  December 31, 2010
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The Top 10 Films of 2010

Outsiders were in on screen in 2010
Outsiders were in on screen in 2010
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2010
Ten Bests, Five Not Bests of 2010

Ten Bests, Five Not Bests of 2010


As in previous years I've asked my Phoenix colleagues to contribute their Ten (or Five) Best and (optional) Five Not Best lists, along with comments...
By Peter Keough  |  December 22, 2010
Golden Globalization

Golden Globalization


The Golden Globes, regarded as a bellwether of the Oscars (why? what is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? Who are these people? No one ever...
By Peter Keough  |  December 14, 2010


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Dead Kennedys walking

"Every artist is a business." If you're a fan of the legendary and incendiary punk band Dead Kennedys, you'd probably be dismayed to hear those words exit the lips of guitarist and band co-founder Ray Pepperell, a/k/a East Bay Ray.
Easy Bay Ray defends a punk-rock legacy
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 08, 2010
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Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (''The Social Network'')

Eisenberg's performance suggests he's a genius, and a five-minute conversation does nothing to dispel that impression.
The actor on Harvard, anachronistic technology, and raging at the patriarchy
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010
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Interview: Armie Hammer (''The Social Network'')

Armie Hammer looks like a menswear catalog model.
The actor talks about playing twins, digital-age chivalry, and growing up in the most interesting family that ever existed
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010
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Interview: Aaron Sorkin, screenplay writer of ''The Social Network''

Aaron Sorkin is one dapper guy.
Sorkin on hackers, Harvard, and getting even
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010
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Review: The Social Network

The ever unpredictable David Fincher, along with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, didn't try to go high tech with this monumental "bio-pic" about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Fincher, Eisenberg put a face on it
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2010


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Fall Film Preview: Seasonal movie disorder

Vacations end, the days shorten, the weather turns cold, the world darkens with intimations of decline and death — and yet people still love the fall. Cinephiles do, at any rate.
Fear and loathing on the fall film trail
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 10, 2010
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Interview: Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson

Vampires may have taken a bite out of the popular zeitgeist in the past couple of years, but the nearly $25 million in ticket sales that greeted the opening of Zombieland, as it shuffled into theaters this past weekend, just goes to prove that while fles
 Picking the brains of Zombieland 's stars 
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 09, 2009