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Review: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

From the occult-infested mind of Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola comes another craptastic orgy of gore — one that's way better than it has any right to be.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  January 30, 2013


Lemon goes to Neverland

Three years in the making, Lemon #5, "King of Pop," pays homage to the memory of Michael Jackson with mind-boggling flair.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  November 29, 2012


MIT blows out 10010110 birthday candles

Sesquicentennially yours
When a whole sector of the MIT Museum goes under wraps for months, it's a surefire sign that mad science is brewing.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  January 12, 2011


Search-term smackdown: Boston rivalries settled with Google Books Ngram Viewer

 Golden Ngrams
Two weeks ago, Google chucked a shiny new Web toy down the chimneys of Internet-research nerds everywhere: the Google Books Ngram Viewer, a search tool/treasure hunt that shows you the frequency of specific words in literature going back to the 1500s.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  December 30, 2010


Spongebob Grabass: We squeeze actor Tom Kenny for info on masked-wrestling melee Lucha Vavoom

Mucha Lucha
Wander into Royale this Monday, and you'll be treated to pituitary cases in chicken masks and pubic wigs pummeling each other and busty "buxoticas" putting on their best Cirque du Soleil moves.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  November 03, 2010


''We haunt to scare'': Scenes from SpookyWorld

A trip report from the land of nightmare wraiths, chainsaw butchers, demon clowns, and zombie paintball
SpookyWorld is deadly serious business.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  October 26, 2011


Review: Devil

In a surprise twist, this Shyamalan-affiliated film ain't half bad
Forget Satan — these days, is anything scarier than being trapped in an M. Night Shyamalan movie for 80 minutes?
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  September 23, 2010


Reivew: Resident Evil: Afterlife

It's no Resident Evil 4 , but it'll do
Within the first 15 minutes of Resident Evil: Afterlife , an army of Milla Jovovich clones have ripped 500 bad guys to shreds and Tokyo has been reduced to a smoking crater. The action gets only more gonzo from there.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  September 16, 2010


Review: Piranha 3D

A gore and cheese masterpiece
No one owns his Splat Pack cred quite like Alexandre Aja. The French horror director works gore the way Michelangelo slung egg tempera.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  August 27, 2010


Review: Valhalla Rising

Nicolas Winding Refn gets gloomy
When last we encountered director Nicolas Winding Refn, he was busy pulverizing us with Bronson , the story of Britain's greasiest, brawlingest prison inmate.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  July 28, 2010


AAN 2010: Where Failure is a winner

Bragging Rights
Unless you work in the alt-weekly business, you almost certainly weren't in Toronto this past weekend to whoop it up with a horde of slightly disheveled journos at the 33rd annual Association of Alternative Newsweeklies conference.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  July 22, 2010


Review: [REC] 2

[REC] 's contagion rages again
Children with the blackest evil bubbling under their innocent little faces. Ordinary folks mutated into face-chewing berserkers by a virus from Hell. And all the carnage caught on film by an unsuspecting documentarian.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  July 13, 2010


Review: Winter’s Bone

Deft cast makes Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner shine
Noir may be the MSG of genres — a little pinch makes almost any film tastier — but does it work for Ozark gothic drama?
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  February 24, 2011


Role model?

John Waters gets up close and personal
John Waters gets up close and personal
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  June 07, 2010


Review: Letters To Juliet

'Tis torture, and not mercy
After tugging at our heartstrings in Dear John , Amanda Seyfried once again takes on the role of a do-gooder infatuated with letter writing.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  May 12, 2010


Review: Bluebeard

Be bold, be bold, but not too bold
Every good fairy tale taps into carnal dread, and Bluebeard is no exception.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  May 12, 2010


Review: The Owls

Birds of prey
Down-and-out lesbians on the skids, looking for trouble and doomed to end up with blood on their hands — it’s material that’s always worked wonders for tawdry pulp novels and grindhouse flicks.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  May 04, 2010


Review: And Then Came Lola

Fun Lola Fun
Was the world clamoring for a comic-erotic lesbian tribute to Run Lola Run?
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  May 04, 2010


Review: The Human Centipede

Unspeakably gross, yet oddly compelling
Just when you thought there could be nothing new under the horror-cinema sun, here comes Dutch director Tom Six with an astonishingly fiendish idea.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  May 04, 2010


Review: The Sun Behind The Clouds

The murkiness of the Middle Way
It’s no secret that the Chinese government is only too happy to stifle cries of “Free Tibet.”
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  April 28, 2010
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