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Review: Magic Mike
After January's Haywire , director Steven Soderbergh revives another genre, the '80s beefcake buffet, with better results than could have been expected.
Reviving the '80s beefcake genre
| July 06, 2012
Seth MacFarlane is making his big-screen debut with yet another dope and his talking teddy bear.
Dumbing down Family Guy 's Brian for the big screen
| June 29, 2012
Review: Safety Not Guaranteed
For a generation weary of Zooey Deschanel's manic pixie and of staring down a future of student loans and dreary internships, Aubrey Plaza, the deadpan alt-comic who could have stepped out of the pages of Ghost World, may be the next dream girl.
An act of nostalgia
| June 15, 2012
Review: For Greater Glory
Bring coffee, because director Dean Wright's dramatization of the 3-year-long Cristero War (1926-9) seems to last longer than the Mexican conflict itself.
| June 01, 2012
Huntington pays tribute to God of Carnage
If Lord of the Flies wanted an upscale-urban bookend, it could do worse than God of Carnage (presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BU Theatre through February 5).
| January 20, 2012
Review: Margin Call
The financial crisis of 2008 awaits its Social Network; until then we have Margin Call, which zaps its credibility from the get-go when a downsized risk analyst (Stanley Tucci) openly passes a flash drive to an underling (Zachary Quinto) as he's escorte
| October 21, 2011
Review: Don't be Afraid of the Dark
Katie Holmes plays Kim, a wannabe stepmom, in this lame remake of the 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark .
Don't call it a comeback
| August 26, 2011
Fun with Matt & Ben at Central Square
A couple of young women, Brenda Withers and Mindy Kaling (the latter born in Cambridge before graduating to the role of Kelly Kapoor in The Office ), decided to have some fun with the idea that two seemingly unformed guys — one kind of loutish — could s
| July 15, 2011
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