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Max Payne

Bloodless, PG-13-rated action noir
No longer the undercover DEA agent of the game, Max oversees NYPD “cold case” files. They don’t come much colder than this one.  
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 25, 2008

Didn’t they blow our minds this time

The Big Hurt: Just how rad is the new NKOTB album?
Last week, I offered my fragile body up for a heinous act of self-abuse in the name of science.
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 16, 2008

Scout's honor

Burn Notice ’s honest con job
In the popular imagination, the spy is always cool, sophisticated, elegant — in other words, European.
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 26, 2008

Ghost of future past

Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd ,  I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 19, 2008

The Happening

Shyamalan has lost his sixth sense
If you’ve ever seen a M. Night Shyamalan film, you know what’s happening.
By TOM MEEK  |  June 18, 2008

We Own the Night

Gritty, macho, and lacking in grace
James Gray’s film is in dire need of plausibility.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 10, 2007

Crossword: ''They're very close''

Can you tell which is which?
Can you tell which is which?
By MATT JONES  |  September 12, 2007

War zones

Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

Good vibrations

The 15 dirtiest dancing music videos  
In honor of dancing dirty, as well as Patrick Swayze’s open-shirt-pelvic-thrusting summer camp fantasy, we offer this list of the dirtiest dancing music videos we could find.
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 24, 2007

Home for dinner

Dorchester’s ‘tough guy’ grows up
Before I even get my tape recorder turned on, Mark Wahlberg stands to greet me. Shooter: Republicans get gunned down. By Brett Michel
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 21, 2007


Republicans get gunned down
It was only a matter of time before the Democrats had a version of Rambo to call their own.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 21, 2007

Spring loaded

Working out the kinks
It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007

Fateful Departed

Scorsese haunts the mean streets of Beantown
No wonder the cops and the feds can’t catch Whitey Bulger: they’re too busy beating the shit out of each other. Watch the trailer for The Departed (QuickTime) Whitey wash: Scorsese, Damon, and DiCaprio honor The Departed. By Brett Michel
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Fractured fairy tales

Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006

Feel-bad cinema

Gerald Peary's year in movies
This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006

We do too have celebrity sightings in Boston!

Gawking and stalking
Who cares about seeing Sacha Baron Cohen eat dinner with Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky at Fiamma?
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  December 01, 2006

Whitey wash

Scorsese, Damon, and DiCaprio honor The Departed
One of the first questions at a Manhattan press conference for Martin Scorsese’s Boston-set mob thriller is addressed to “Matt and Ben.” Fateful Departed: Scorsese haunts the mean streets of Beantown. By Peter Keough
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 04, 2006


A score for Disney
Disney scored with The Rookie , its dish on a 40-year-old pitcher getting his first big-league go, so why not the unlikely football career of a 30-year-old bartender from Philadelphia? Watch the trailer for Invincible  (QuickTime)
By TOM MEEK  |  August 23, 2006

The devil and his demons

After blowing the millions he made as a boxer, Vinny Paz tries to find his way back
Vinny Paz struts into the charity fundraiser for the special olympics at the Rhode Island Convention Center in a slick, gray pinstripe suit, with gold hoop earrings in his ears.
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  March 09, 2006

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