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Review: The Three Stooges

The Farrelly Brothers' Three Stooges pastiche, while not poifect, is funny and faithful, recreating slap-shtick (and sound effects!) and adding sharp one-liners.
Funny and faithful
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  April 20, 2012
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The blockbusters bloom early in 2012

In keeping with the winter that never was, summer comes early this year — on movie screens, at least, if not meteorologically — with the big blockbusters that usually wait until Memorial Day now appearing in March.
Springboard to summer
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 02, 2012
Interview with the Farrelly Brothers

Interview with the Farrelly Brothers


One could chronicle the film career of Peter and Bobby Farrelly by listing their most disgusting moments, the scenes that would compel the most hardened...
By Peter Keough  |  February 19, 2011

Road hogs

Phillipe and Jorge have just returned from a research trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.
Fear and loathing in Myrtle Beach. Plus, media overkill and jockularity
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 21, 2010
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Further thoughts on all things Stooge

Your superior correspondents were tempted to invoke the old cliché, “Great minds think alike.”
Great minds working overtime. Plus, honoring ink-stained wretches, and fond farewells
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 14, 2010
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Twin peaks

The bay of Ephesus laps Collins Avenue in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Latin-tinged, frisky if over-frenetic The Comedy of Errors (at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common through August 16). It is not across sands of subtlety but through a sp
The Comedy of Errors on Boston Common
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 14, 2009


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Abnormal encounter of the suds kind

What better place to show off your new brand of beer, Three Stooges, than at the annual Stooges convention in California? That's exactly what Dewey Parsons was doing recently when word came that the convention had to close early to allow a certain VIP t
Loosely speaking
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 03, 2009

The wild bunch



By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009
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The kult of Al Kaprielian

It's the coldest day of the winter so far and Al Kaprielian is excited.
HIGH PRESHA!
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 04, 2009
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Vintage mirth and vintage laughter

Coward is said to have written the play in three days, in the wake of a nerve-racking weekend at the country home of American actress Laurette Taylor and her British-playwright husband.
Hay Fever at the Publick; A Flea in Her Ear in Williamstown
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 04, 2008
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Visions from Lilliput

In a sense, every successful portmanteau word represents a narrow escape.
The rise of the minisode
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 28, 2008


Anthony’s Seafood

The recommendations of several friends for a seafood eatery caught my attention with their descriptions of thin-battered fish and chips.
Friendly prices and high quality
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 16, 2008
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Persian gulf

Another “Festival of Films from Iran” opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Bush Administration still hasn’t started bombing Tehran.
Bridging it at the ‘Festival of Films from Iran’
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 07, 2007
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What lies beneath

Rife with prostitution, espionage, booze, and murder, Portsmouth once supported a rich red-light culture in the shadows of its refinery.
Exploring Portsmouth's Underbelly
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 30, 2007
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Apocalypto

Although there are references along the way to such disparate films as  Planet of the Apes and Midnight Cowboy — not to mention his own Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ — Apocalypto reveals that Mel Gibson’s chief inspirations are chil
Chaos with a Stooge twist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Dark laughs

When Tom Stoppard unleashed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead on the London stage in 1966, he put the play back into plays.
Tom Stoppard ponders this mortal coil
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 07, 2007


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Killing joke

The announcement, two weeks ago, that Clover Studio was closing up shop came as a surprise to those of us who had played and loved Okami .
God Hand is a developer’s last laugh
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 23, 2006
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Eternal questions

Bard or beard — that is the question.
The Beard of Avon at the Publick; Happy Days at Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 11, 2006
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Local lunatic

When GG Allin’s prolonged and ordurous interrogation of his own existence ended at last in June 1993, when punk rock’s abuser-in-chief finally exited the reeking stage via the trapdoor of an overdose, the informed consensus was . . . well, that’s that
The lost gospel of GG Allin
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 28, 2006
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Love and war

Shakespeare might have subtitled All’s Well That Ends Well (presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project at Cambridge Family YMCA Theater through May 14) Smart Women, Foolish Choices .
All’s Well That Ends Well ; The Man Who ; Boots on the Ground
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 25, 2006
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Schmucks unlimited

It’s April, supposedly the cruelest month, but after a winter that seemed like 150 days of March, how bad can it be?
2006: A first-quarter scorecard
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  April 05, 2006


Weekly forecast: March 17, 2006

Dawn at the equinox is the “magic time.”
This week's forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 15, 2006

Flashbacks, February 3, 2006

This week in history, from the pages of the Boston Phoenix
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 Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 02, 2006
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Gratis expectations

Now is the winter of our discontent. That last heating bill nearly caused a coronary, and this month’s will only be worse.
Free booze! Free books! Free movies! Free iPods! A guide to getting something for nothing
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 18, 2006