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Review: Jack Reacher
"Who is Jack Reacher?"
| December 21, 2012
Review: Rock of Ages
In retrospect, 1987, the year in which this adaptation of Chris D'Arienzo's hit Broadway show is set, might have been the moment that pop culture shit the bed.
| June 15, 2012
Review: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returns to the screen in dramatic fashion as new teammate Jane (Paula Patton) and the returning Benji (Simon Pegg) break him out of a Russian prison.
Worthy of an IMAX screen
| December 23, 2011
MIT Kinects with the Future
Here in the future, we don't just have park lights that run on dog poop; we're so advanced that cutting-edge technology occasionally shows up in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart.
Philip K. Dicking Around
| December 17, 2010
9 Boston scenes to look out for in "Knight and Day"
Crazy car-flip stunt scene caught on security camera. (Read our "Knight & Day" review here)Who's going to be running out to see Knight & Day...
| June 25, 2010
Review: Knight and Day
With a mischievous grin, Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) gazes into the distrusting eyes of June Havens (Cameron Diaz), who’s spent the last 18 hours drugged unconscious, and explains why she’s not wearing her clothes.
Cruise's creepiness only adds to the role
| June 25, 2010
Sunglasses: Rating the Shades
Summer used to be simple: fun in the sun.
The brands Boston shops are pushing this summer
LAMAR B. GRAHAM
| June 11, 2010
Apichatpong Weerasethakul must have done something right in one or more of his previous incarnations.
The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too
| May 28, 2010
PODCAST: Seth Grahame-Smith on "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" [MP3]
Seth Grahame-Smith speaks at the Brattle Theatre Ever wonder why Honest Abe always wore that tall stovepipe hat? All the better to conceal his wooden...
| March 25, 2010
Interview: Eddie Izzard
"I don't mind that mainstream people go, 'What the hell is this guy on about?' I'd rather be at this end of town."
Dressing as he pleases
| January 08, 2010
Pop music for picky people
Lincoln-based quartet Stalemate host their CD release party at the Blackstone on December 23 in honor of their sophomore effort, We Will Carry You Out to Sea .
Stalemate’s eclectic ways
| December 11, 2009
Review: Red Cliff
Hong Kong auteur John Woo hit commercial and artistic pay dirt in the US with Face/Off , his loopy Nicolas Cage/John Travolta neo-noir, but once he’d directed Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible II , was there anywhere left to go?
John Woo returns east
| November 27, 2009
Doomsday is good therapy. What does it matter that billions die if that brings a family together in one big hug?
Doom and doomer: the bullshit hits the fans
| November 13, 2009
Totally clips of the heart
Nick Prueher and fellow video crate digger Joe Pickett sift through untold hours of lunatic cable-access shows, home movies, and dubious self-help videos to pluck out breathtakingly bad gems for their touring Found Footage Festival.
Foraging with the Found Footage Festival’s Nick Prueher
| November 06, 2009
When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
| October 23, 2009
Review: Star Trek
The original Star Trek , after all, didn't even complete its five-year mission. Four spinoff TV series, 10 theatrical releases, and millions of dollars of merchandise later, the Enterprise goes back into space with the original cast, if not the origina
Going boldly and well
| May 08, 2009
One hundred years of rackin' 'em up on Smith Street
When Gustavo Costanzo purchased pool and liquor licenses from the city of Providence in 1909, first-class stamps sold for two cents and 46 stars adorned the US flag.
| March 11, 2009
Has the Phoenix lost its collective mind?
January 23, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| January 21, 2009
Edward Zwick directs the true-ish tale of the Bielskis.
Perfectly coiffed actors in the unforgiving woodland setting is a poor choice
| January 13, 2009
You know the bad guys win, so what's the point?
| December 23, 2008
Let’s just say it’s been a while since we’ve seen a pound-worthy entry to the annals of pot busts, as we did this week.
Sports blotter: "Gone to pot" edition
| December 17, 2008
Sports blotter: Burress edition
| December 10, 2008
You do a thing often enough, you tend to get good at that thing.
Sports blotter: "Absolutely fell out of my chair" edition
| December 03, 2008
Bad idea jeans
Sports blotter: "You’re looking at some years, son" edition
| November 25, 2008
Sports blotter: "CSI: Binghamton" edition
| November 19, 2008
He choked big time
Sports blotter: "Ugly incident" edition
| November 12, 2008
Choosing my religion
There’s nothing that strikes me as heroic or important about Gregg Housh’s farcical jihad against Scientology.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 24, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 22, 2008
In a world wracked with uncertainty, there is at least one thing you can bet on: pick a fight with the Church of Scientology, and its leaders will fight back — always with vigor, often with a vengeance, and sometimes with litigation that can be long and
Anonymous's Gregg Housh is committed to bringing down the Church of Scientology. Is he a gadfly or a goon?
| October 15, 2008
Despite a few soft spots along the way, Thunder combines the dark absurdity of Stiller’s underrated Cable Guy with the unrestrained dumbness of his Zoolander .
Tropic Thunder is stupid-funny
| August 13, 2008
The 16 greatest stoner movies
We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
Our favorite marijuana movies
| August 11, 2008
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