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Big Fat Whale
There are many heroes in Ben Affleck's spunky, polished political thriller. But the biggest hero is Hollywood itself.
| October 12, 2012
Beach House's artful myth
Victoria Legrand opened her notebook and saw the word "Myths." "There were no other words on the page," says the Beach House singer and keyboardist. VJust JMythsM. . . . I hadn't even remembered writing it. It was magical. A total sign."
| October 12, 2012
Death becomes Tim Burton, whose best films feature corpses or the undead.
Shaggy dog story
| October 05, 2012
Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift
Perhaps you've seen "Scrat's Continental Crack-Up," the animated short that debuted theatrically a year and a half ago featuring the sabre-toothed squirrel causing a prehistoric tectonic cataclysm as a result of his pursuit of an elusive acorn.
It's all been done
| July 13, 2012
Review: Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
It's standard sitcom stuff, and if homeopathic remedies by way of coprophilia aren't your idea of comedy, you'd best steer clear of this shit.
Adult Swim 's cult comedy duo
| March 02, 2012
What this cattle farmer at the center of talented writer/director Michael R. Roskam's debut feature – Belgium's foreign-language Oscar nominee – lacks, he tries to make up for with steroids.
Michael R. Roskam's debut feature
| February 24, 2012
Sundance 2012 shakes off the angst
Two full production years following the market collapse in the third quarter of 2008, the tonal zeitgeist of films on display at the Sundance Film Festival — a reliable snapshot of independent filmmaking — has shifted from dark to light.
The light stuff
| February 03, 2012
Review: The Descendants
George Clooney puts in what may be his best performance as Matt King, scion of a wealthy Hawaiian family that can trace its pedigree back to the 19th century Princess Margaret Ke'alohilani, descendant of King Kamehameha, and bride of Matt's great, great,
For Clooney, it's all Payne, all gain
| November 18, 2011
In addition to the flamethrower, they've also rigged up a whiskey-dispensing car dashboard, and as a piece de resistance have created the Road Warrior–inspired "Medusa," a 1972 Buick Skylark souped up to breathe fire.
Petal to the metal
| September 09, 2011
Wizards & Warriors Camp is a living video game, putting kids in control of everything from plotline to character personality.
Where Lord of the Rings meets Lord of the Flies
| August 12, 2011
Hollywood's apes: monkey puzzle or intelligent design?
For nearly a century apes have haunted the screen, and the link between man and ape has obsessed filmmakers.
| August 05, 2011
From the bedroom to beyond with Craft Spells
There's been an enormous wave of musicians gaining notoriety for creating work where they sleep, and subsequently seeing their star rise as blogs have picked up on the results.
Temple of gloom
| July 29, 2011
OUT: Ribs shine through a strobe in Allston, kick off East Coast tour
Whereas most bands nurse hangovers on Saturday mornings, the dudes in Ribs spent the one before their tour kickoff party at Home Depot, wandering the tall aisles of suburban fix-it wonderland in search of multi-colored floodlights and thin, four-foot-lo
| May 13, 2011
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