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Review: Alien Resurrection

Since its electrifying debut nearly two decades ago, the Alien franchise remains the sci-fi vehicle most conducive to provocative ideas, hardboiled edginess, sheer excitement, and auteurist elan.
Knight mother
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: The Dilemma

Such defining efforts as Cocoon and Apollo 13 seem light years away for Ron Howard after his meanderings in the pages of Dan Brown ( The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons ) and this tripe about men behaving badly.
Note to Vaughn: it's time to move on.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 21, 2011
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Review: Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky's bizarre and brilliant Black Swan might remind you of many other movies, from All About Eve to David Cronenberg's The Fly . But it's also like nothing you've ever seen before.
Fowl play: Aronofsky, Portman take flight
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 03, 2010
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A.F.I. | Crash Love

First they alienated hardcore kids; now they're alienating the Internet.
DGC Interscope (2009)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 02, 2009
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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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009
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Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009


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Simple blood

Twilight puts the life back into the undead
Twilight puts the life back into the undead
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 19, 2008

Persistent image

On my Facebook profile I have quite a few photographs of myself with an ex-boyfriend.
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 25, 2008
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Pants afire

The ratio of falsehood to truth in the universe has not, of course, altered one jot since the world began.
Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2008
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The Ten

Winona Ryder, for example, plays a newlywed who gets sexually liberated by a dummy (the wooden kind).
Hallelujah the hodgepodge
By TOM MEEK  |  August 01, 2007
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Potter-schmotter!

No reading required.
25 fantasy films that lock horns, swords, and wands with Harry Potter
By ELLEE DEAN AND MADDY MYERS  |  July 24, 2007


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Midsummer muses

It’s been almost 20 years since Corgan first bared his barren soul to the world and not a whole lot has changed.
Smashing Pumpkins redux and Velvet Revolver
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 23, 2007
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Smoking hot

In honor of May 31, International No Tabacco Day, we’re listing the some of the most seminal smoking scenes on the silver screen.
Cigarettes on the silver screen
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 01, 2007
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Scanner brained

In 1977, in his novel A Scanner Darkly , Philip K. Dick invented the perfect drug — at least from society’s point of view. True Dick?: Looking for fidelity to the cyber-punk master.  By James Parker
Richard Linklater animates Philip K. Dick’s Darkly  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 06, 2006
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Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006
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The Simpsons 20 best guest voices of all time

The TV gods are smiling upon us.
Will Gervais join them?
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 29, 2006


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Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006