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INTERVIEW: Elizabeth Banks channels Scorsese classic in ‘Walk of Shame’

Despite its title, Elizabeth Banks says that her new movie, Walk of Shame, isn’t really about feeling shameful after a one night stand. Instead, it’s about a “woman at a crisis point who feels like she’s lost control over her life.” In the film, Banks plays Meghan Miles, a reporter living in Los Angeles who […]

IFFBoston takes indies back with in-depth character sketches

It doesn’t quite seem right to call Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) an “up-and-comer” or an “underdog” in the realm of independent film festivals. Sure, it has to contend with the likes of Sundance and Tribeca in terms of international attention. But since its first run in 2003, the festival has come to attract north […]

‘Transcendence’ fails to travel into creativity

“The internet was supposed to make the world a smaller place, but it actually feels smaller without it.” Max Waters wanders around the overgrown slums of Berkeley, Calif., sentimentally peering in windows and faintly smiling, hands in pockets, at how positively different everything is now that technology, for whatever reason, no longer exists. Cracked BlackBerrys […]

‘Cuban Fury’ missing spice, Nick Frost doesn’t disappoint

When conjuring up the image of a salsa dancer, a pale, overweight British man is the least likely candidate to come to mind. Yet Nick Frost is out to change all of that with his newest starring vehicle, Cuban Fury, which — despite its lackluster script and cases of poor character development — hip shakes and […]

Marlon Wayans on frighteningly funny ‘A Haunted House 2′

“I think a lot of funny people are really tormented souls. I’m not. I’m just crazy,” admitted Marlon Wayans in a loud, boisterous voice at a roundtable discussion at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Monday morning. The youngest and arguably most successful sibling of the comedic Wayans family franchise is currently on a multi-city press tour to […]