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Review: Hot Tub Time Machine

Plays out like a mullet in the new millennium
Steve Pink has a big chubby for the ’80s.
By TOM MEEK  |  April 01, 2010

Silly season

Spring pimps for summer
Now that the Oscars are over, let's get dumb.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 09, 2010

Donwill | Don Cusack In High Fidelity

Interdependent (2010)
It's hardly extraordinary that Donwill should cry a disc inspired by the Nick Hornby book and subsequent John Cusack film.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 09, 2010

Review: 2012

Doom and doomer: the bullshit hits the fans
Doomsday is good therapy. What does it matter that billions die if that brings a family together in one big hug?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 12, 2009

October lite

The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2009


Hard to gauge which children this film is for — if any
Nothing like walking out of a theater with your kid asking, “Daddy, what is suicide?”
By MARK BAZER  |  September 16, 2008

Autumn peeves

Films with a full agenda
With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 11, 2008

Company man

War, Inc.  cuts its losses
In at least one of its toss-away scenes, Joshua Seftel’s War, Inc. rises to the level of brutal bad taste that distinguishes master satirists from Jonathan Swift to Stanley Kubrick.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2008

Interview: John Cusack sounds off on War, Inc.

Say everything
Most filmgoers recognize John Cusack as a brooding sexy, sometimes sardonic leading man.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2008

Grace Is Gone

No catharsis here, just soft piano keys
It’s strange that a film whose young characters are told to question the media should rely on its score to dictate how you’ll feel.
By NICK MCCARTHY  |  January 23, 2008

Martian Child

Get out your hankies
John Cusack has held up well for a man in his third decade of Hollywood hustling.
By ROB NELSON  |  October 31, 2007


Opening night at the 23rd Boston Film Festival
George Clooney’s Hub stopover this past Saturday night  was designed to draw attention to the 23-year-old Boston Film Festival.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 20, 2007


The Aliens and Mystery Jets
The Beta Band never really made an album you could listen to from beginning to end.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 19, 2007


The Shining gets squeezed
If you know your Stephen King, then you know haunted hotels have killer pasts.
By TOM MEEK  |  June 27, 2007

Past perfect

LCD Soundsytem mine the best of the ’80s
Just five years ago, James Murphy jump-started the dance-punk movement with his DFA label.
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  April 09, 2007

The tao of Estevez

The Bouncing Souls on their favorite ’80s movies  
The ‘80s took a lot of flack over the years, mostly during the ‘90s -- but not from the Bouncing Souls. The Bouncing Souls, “The Gold Song”  (mp3) The Bouncing Souls, “The Ballad of Johnny X (Live)”  (mp3)
By JULIA KAGANSKIY  |  October 13, 2006

Rock and droll

High Fidelity ; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
High Fidelity tries to sell itself as kick-ass rock right from the curtain speech: you are to turn off your fucking cell phones, and if you don’t like that language you can “grab your husband and get the hell out.”
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 11, 2006

Crossword: 'Thirty Thoughts'

My time has just come, too
My time has just come, too
By MATT JONES  |  March 27, 2006

The ultimate SALESMAN movie

Movies . . . one profession at a time
Ruthless sharks, dumpy schlubs, or a combination of the two: Hollywood loves its pitchmen.
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 13, 2006

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