Stephen Schaefer

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Big Question Looming As To Iron Man's Future

    The problem with success is in trying to keep it, especially when your pricetag is so high and the sands of time are slipping through the hourglass. Robert Downey Jr. has had a triumph in the Iron Man films, and part 3 is such a blockbuster it's expected to surpass $400 million dollars--that's a lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Don't Rejoice Over Tyler Perry's Flop Movie

    Tyler Perry Presents Peeples hasn't been bringing in the peeples to buy tickets, but let's not celebrate about that. The fact is, it's actually a challenging work that breaks new ground for Perry in that it doesn't pander to conservative church values. Writes Stephen Schaefer in the Boston Herald: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Jessica Chastain In Miss Julie?

    It could happen. In a press conference that was covered by Stephen Schaefer for the Boston Herald, the Oscar nominated actress (currently in Zero Dark Thirty and opening in the horror film Mama)--offered some clues about what her next film project might be. "I'm not sure yet," she said, choosing h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    New Hope For Ben Affleck and Argo?

    Ben Affleck was surprisingly shut out of an Oscar nomination for Best Director last week, but he's not down yet. He stunned all the experts by copping Best Picture and Best Director at last night's Golden Globes as Lincoln looked distinctly un-Presidential. (As I just noted on CNN, the only award t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    More Bad News For Madonna

    ​First she got that loathsome batch of hydrangeas and now comes Boston Herald critic Stephen Schaefer's pan of the Madonna-directed W.E., which he saw at the Venice Film Festival. Says Schaefer: The film is "beautifully bland and boring, not to say inane.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Turkey Alert: Paris When She Fizzles

    Some would say Paris Hilton's best performance was telling Larry King that she's embraced the Bible instead of open bars, but Paris herself feels it's in the romantic comedy The Hottie and the Nottie. The Teflon socialite took her role in the film so seriously that she worked with the same acting c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Star Ledger: More About Why Heath Quit Me

    Boston Herald film writer Stephen Schaefer has written a poignant blog post about Heath's passing and has included an interview he did with the actor last November, filled with typically honest nuggets. Among Heath's revelations, "For me, the only time I'm alive, living, experiencing, feeling, and r ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2003

    Der Vild, Vild Vest!

    Arnold Rides In With His Own Brand of Machine