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Interview: Mark Wahlberg

The good fight: the actor on bringing Micky Ward to the big screen
Mark Wahlberg on bringing Micky Ward to the big screen
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 08, 2010

Review: The Fighter

Family feud: the toughest bouts are outside the ring
David O. Russell might not be the first name that comes to mind when picking a director for a rousing, true-life, Rocky -style boxing movie.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 08, 2010

Six Boston accents worthy of Oscar

Pahk the awahds in Hahvahd Yahd
Pahk the awahds in Hahvahd Yahd
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 08, 2010

Review: The Other Guys

Will Ferrell returns to form
By far the funnier of the summer's two comedies featuring an accountant ( Dinner for Schmucks being the other).
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 08, 2010

Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr

A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
Here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 24, 2010

Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest 2010

For Unity Fest, the show must go on (for real this time)
An optimist would say that, despite some serious disappointments, last year’s Third Annual Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest demonstrated just how peaceful the Bean rap scene really is.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 12, 2010

Review: Date Night

Like a full season of a sit-com packed into one movie
Must-see-TV leads Steve Carell ( The Office ) and Tina Fey ( 30 Rock ) team up in this night-out-gone-wrong comedy as a bored Jersey couple seeking to put some romance back into their marriage.
By TOM MEEK  |  April 14, 2010

Rapper Sam Adams now on tap

Licensed to Ale
Something equally remarkable and unprecedented happened this past week: a virtually unknown white Cambridge MC named Sam Adams landed in the top hip-hop spot on iTunes with his debut EP, Boston's Boy .
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010

Review: The Lovely Bones

This Salmon won't spawn
When it comes to immortality and the afterlife, movies tend to get sticky.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2010

Lite at the end of the tunnel?

Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 04, 2010

New edition

Masspike Miles, Lisa Bello, and the little R&B scene that can
There’s no underground scene for pop-minded R&B. Not in Boston, and not really anyplace else.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 09, 2009

Hardboiled hub

The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to their future vocations as petty criminals, dead dope users, or real-estate agents.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 21, 2009

Grown man rap

Masta Ace and Edo G pair up to tear down
Del the Funky Homosapien and Tame One. Canibus and Keith Murray. AG and OC. Buckshot and KRS. Masta Ace and Edo G. These aren’t comments on a Facebook thread asking for hip-hop dream duos. They’re real pairs of united legends who are giving disenchanted heads unprecedented reasons to put aside the throwbacks and enjoy music recorded this millennium.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 13, 2009

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

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