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Jersey Girl
Ben Affleck plays a widower dad in this family dramedy from an uncustomarily sweet Kevin Smith.

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Kevin Smith finds a new soulmate in actor Seth Rogen, who stars in this movie that blends Smith's telltale comedic raunch with large dollops of sweetness.

Oct. 31, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

(500) Days of Summer
This romantic comedy is a deeply funny, seductive, and surprisingly honest dramatization of the ways we snooker ourselves into incompatible love.
"...(Deschanel): When he was young, Tom tucked into the Smiths and watched The Graduate on constant loop, while Summer,..."

July 24, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Morrissey and Interpol Go Classic Post-Punk on the Erwin Center
Weekend’s double headliner doesn’t disappoint
"...and former frontman for second British Invasion chieftains the Smiths (1982-1987) also peppered in some classic songs amongst the..."

Sept. 23, 2019 Music Post by Alyssa Quiles

This Charming Man
Morrissey enraptured the Bass Concert Hall Sunday night
"...Courteeners, whose ringing 35 minutes at 8pm shook the Smiths, rattled Joy Division, and rolled 1980s UK bangers and..."

April 14, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The TCBender Is Gathering Steam
"...reviewing Lucinda Williams' snoozer of a new album. Shins, Smiths, SXSW, and Valentine's Day tunes coming up...."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Post by Christopher Gray

Gemini Man
It's Will Smith vs. a younger Will Smith
"...for Gemini Man is, of course, the two Will Smiths. While digital de-aging has come a long way over..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

I Am Legend
After a terrific start marked by the film's striking views of a desolate Manhattan island, Will Smith's mostly solo action movie devolves into a monster-movie malaise.

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

What should be a battle of the sexes is more like a brief skirmish without any of the romantic tension that makes for an interesting – much less great – screen pairing.

Feb. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shot: Johnny Marr
A true rock star set from the Smiths guitarist
"...Johnny Marr defines rock star. When the former Smiths co-leader walked onstage in his crushed velvet jacket, skinny..."

Nov. 9, 2013 Music Post by Michael Toland

Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview: Johnny Marr
Smiths guitarist puts emotions in motion
"...and the Cribs. With that first band – the Smiths – he created the blueprint for English indie-pop in..."

Nov. 7, 2013 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Shoplifters of the World
Airheads for mopey goths
"...Not reviewed at press time. A quartet of Smiths fans try to change the world as their friend..."

April 23, 2021 Movie Review

Sheet Music
Summer Reading
"...The Smiths: Songs That Saved Your Lifeby Simon Goddard..."

June 6, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Blood Brothers
Bringing James Welch's novel of Native life, 'Winter in the Blood,' to the screen
"...Having lost their own father at age 6, the Smiths thought of Welch, in their words, as one of..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Screens Feature by Paul Stekler

Transformers spin-off is (checks notes) wait ... good?
"...Venn diagram showing the overlap between fans of the Smiths and people who still believe Michael Bay’s Transformers films..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My ACL encore: Patti Smith at the Paramount

Oct. 19, 2012 Music Post by Zoe Cordes Selbin

Eagle Eye
Too bad it's autumn: With its frenetic car chases; near-erotic fascination with explosions, gadgets, and guns; and disposable storyline, Eagle Eye is the very definition of a summer blockbuster.

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Musical
Rob Nash's '12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Musical' gives his troubled Smith clan something to sing about: a 4-year-old boy
"...All the other Smiths have had their song, so the time has come..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Resident Alien
Shane Bartell is finally ready to say. Just don't say he's a 'singer-songwriter.'
"...Radiohead and My Bloody Valentine, not to mention the Smiths...."

Jan. 30, 2004 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths
Discovering the Smiths.
"...That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smithsby Tony Fletcher Crown Archetype, 704 pp., $30..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Music Mo'nday: April 30
A sound and vision gay collision
"...take the gladioli out of your back pockets, The Smiths are not re-uniting. Anyone fooled by this brief hubbub..."

April 30, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

This Old House
Sam Houston and the historic jigsaw puzzle of Boggy Creek Farm
"...the farm for the longest periods of time: the Smiths and the Siegmunds. James and Elizabeth Smith..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Smiths
Box sets as catalog ghetto
"...The SmithsComplete (Rhino)..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Hang the DJ
The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation
"...– "Panic," the Smiths..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

deEP end
deEP end
"...Local bands playing Smiths tunes packed the Carousel Lounge body to body last..."

April 9, 2004 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Record Reviews
"...howl of this former Texan, now Brooklynite recalls the Smiths -- not the Morrissey Smiths, although fans of the..."

July 25, 1997 Music Review

Girl in a Coma's Nina Diaz Debuts Solo
Screaming without a sound
"...trio Girl in a Coma – famously named after Smiths song "Girlfriend in a Coma" – Diaz sacrificed all..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Keeping Up With the Joneses
Silly cul-de-sac action comedy is a knockoff Mr. and Mrs. Smith
"...(Galifianakis and Fisher). As the Bonds next door, the Smiths – er, the Joneses – are trim, athletic, and..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Houses of the Holy: Zeppelin Reissues Conclude
Year-long reissue campaign ranges over the hills and far away
"...oeuvre in a conscious memorization of each canon. The Smiths, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2 – missed it all...."

Aug. 14, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Johnny Marr
Friday, 4:15pm, Orange stage
"...formed arguably the best of UK Eighties acts, the Smiths, with his now long-estranged partner Morrissey. He'd been living..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

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