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The Thing 3

Review: The Thing

Alien meets 30 Days of Night
It's Alien meets 30 Days of Night when a crew of Americans and Norwegians dig up something otherworldly in the Antarctic ice.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 18, 2011


Review: The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence

Tom Six's version of a love train
Those who lost their cookies over "Two Girls, One Cup" should stay away from Tom Six's twisted follow-up to one of the sickest — and most ingenious — contributions to torture porn in some time.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 13, 2011


Interview: Michael Ian Black's death-defying comedy

Despite the title of the much lamented comedy series he shared with Michael Showalter, it turns out that Michael Ian Black does not have all that many issues after all. He's just deeply strange.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 05, 2011


Girls | Father, Son, Holy Ghost

True Panther Sounds/Matador (2011)
The reason Father, Son, Holy Ghost is so uniquely, imperfectly swell is because the band plainly give fuck-all about convention or stylistic uniformity.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 13, 2011

The 24 concerts you’ll be moshing to for the next three months

Our guide to the fall’s best touring shows
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Foster the People, Deadmau5, and more.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 14, 2011


16 comedy events to heckle this fall

From Andrew Dice Clay to Kids in the Hall, Fall heaves a bucket of yuks at Boston
What are you laughing at?
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 14, 2011


The concerts you need to see this October

 The Horrors, Neon Indian, Smashing Pumpkins, and more
The 14 concerts you’ll be moshing to this month
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 30, 2011

don't be afraid of the dark

Review: Don't be Afraid of the Dark

Don't call it a comeback
Katie Holmes plays Kim, a wannabe stepmom, in this lame remake of the 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark .
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 23, 2011


Review: Final Destination 5

3D splatter-fest
Are we dead yet? It would appear not, as the Final Destination franchise keeps slogging on, like a cross-country family road trip from hell (spoiler alert: somewhere around mile 600, Mom's going through the windshield).
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 16, 2011

fright night 3

Review: Fright Night

Friendly neighborhood vampire
Set in the sun-bleached city of sin, Las Vegas — where many of the strip's denizens are already dead inside — Fright Night plays upon elements of darkness and indulgence.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 16, 2011

atrocious movie

Review: Atrocious

A dizzying, bumpy ride
When a central character spends enough time looking through the distorting lens of a camera, eventually something very nasty is going to show up.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 09, 2011


Review: Life, Above All

A quietly moving coming-of-age tale
A grave, quietly moving coming-of-age tale of a young girl raised in a village where many (her infant sister, in this case) are robbed of the opportunity to come of age at all, Oliver Schmitz's film is told effectively through the sad, wise eyes of the 12-year-old protagonist, Chanda (Khomotso Manyaka).
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 02, 2011

outdoor summer movies in boston

Silver screens by starlight

Films al fresco
We all enjoy a good blockbuster. But we hate to waste our all-too-few summer nights cooped up in a cavernous megaplex — we've got approximately seven months of Boston winter to stay indoors.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  June 09, 2011

mo list

Manchester Orchestra | Simple Math

Favorite Gentleman/Columbia (2011)
It's not uncommon to find young alt bands testing their boundaries on their third albums, exhibiting growth through darker material and more-complex lyricism.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  May 12, 2011

Ram list

Review: Rammbock

The thrill is there, but the heart isn't
Marvin Kren's grim foray into the zombie genre (a German first) has all the right components.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  May 04, 2011


Review: Scream 4

Self-aware to the brink of absurdity
This movie is going to have more than its fair share of detractors. I'm not one of them.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  April 19, 2011


Review: Soul Surfer

Cheese instead of heart
What are Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Craig T. Nelson doing in this movie?
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  April 07, 2011


Review: Maniac (1980)

Psychopath takes out Mommy Issues on unsuspecting women in chilling 1980 re-release
Frank Zito's mom fucked him up. She fucked him up real good. Now he's a serial killer, and William Lustig's Maniac (re-released for its 30th anniversary by Grindhouse) takes a harrowing, stomach-churning journey into his psyche.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  February 15, 2011


Here comes Weeda Claus

And the Smoke Encircled His head Like a Wreath
And the Smoke Encircled His head Like a Wreath
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 15, 2010


Review: Burlesque

A film that's been done before. Many times.
It's no great surprise that Christina Aguilera can sing.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 01, 2010
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