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Photos: New England Comic Con 2010

New England Comic Con at the Hynes Convention Center on October 15-17, 2010.
New England Comic Con, at Hynes Convention Center | October 15-17, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 22, 2010

The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age

By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 25, 2010

Review: Iron Man 2

Maybe I’m just relieved that it wasn’t in 3-D, or maybe actor Justin Theroux (frequent David Lynch collaborator and co-scripter of Tropic Thunder ) is just a better writer than the law firm of scribes that pasted together the original, but Jon Favreau’s
Stark alternatives
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Review: Kick-Ass

It’s the greatest introduction of a movie character in at least 10 years, the moment when Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) makes the scene.
It’s Chloë Grace Moretz who kicks ass
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010
The Forgotten Oscars: The year's best comedy, sci-fi, and horror films

The Forgotten Oscars: The year's best comedy, sci-fi, and horror films

 This year, the Academy expanded the Best Picture nominations from five to ten, providing a glimmer of hope for the genre films -- it's a...
By Michael Neel  |  March 05, 2010

The plots thicken

Eight years after the destruction of the World Trade Center — the result of one of the most devastatingly successful conspiracies in history — Americans still take comfort in paranoia.
9/11 Truthers, Tea Parties, Birthers — conspiracy is in the air. No wonder Hollywood is embracing paranoia.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2009


Win tickets to see Watchmen at the IMAX

Win tickets to see Watchmen at Jordan’s IMAX Theatre.
Contest: Win two tickets to see Watchmen
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 06, 2009

Big pictures

Watchmen is that too rare work of popular entertainment, one that succeeds on many levels and that rewards your attention to every level it employs.
From the Phoenix archives: All things are Watchmen
By M. HOWELL  |  March 04, 2009

Interview: Alan Moore, writer of Watchmen

The winner of several "Best Comics Writer" awards on both sides of the Atlantic, he's best known in America as the author of the DC Comics series Swamp Thing and, of course, Watchmen.
From the Boston Phoenix archives: the watchmaker speaks.
By M. HOWELL  |  March 04, 2009

Review: Watchmen

Watchmen 's brutal alternative history
As a reimagining of the past, Watchmen is at times jaw-dropping.
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  March 03, 2009

Interview: Zack Snyder

"Every movie I've made, starting with Dawn of the Dead, has been, like, death threats."
Zack Snyder is a cheerful dude who's mounting one of the most perilous assaults on pop culture.
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 03, 2009


Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008

The Year of the Nerd

Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 23, 2008
I Just Wet My Pants.

I Just Wet My Pants.

This movie looks so good!  It's going to be a long wait.    ...
By Special Ed  |  November 17, 2008