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Arts and entertainment, Reviews

“Born in China” follows three separate animal species in their journeys to survive in the wilderness of China. / Photo courtesy Walt Disney Studios
“Born in China” follows three separate animal species in their journeys to survive in the wilderness of China. / Photo courtesy Walt Disney Studios

Review: ‘Born in China’ is aggressively average

Though it’s nowhere near artsy, the film is far from a waste of time.

by × April 20, 2017 × 2 comments

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Pop superstar Kesha performed at Matthews Arena as part of Northeastern's Springfest. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons
Pop star Kesha performed at Matthews Arena as part of Northeastern's Springfest. / Photo courtesy Creative Commons

Superstars close Springfest on a high note

For three hours Saturday night, the walls of historic Matthews Arena vibrated with the upbeat pop rock of opening act Atlas Genius, echoed with the fierce vocals of Kesha and thumped with the overpowering bass of Rae Sremmurd.

by × April 13, 2017 × 2 comments

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Rom Barkhordar and Joseph Marrella perform in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of "The Who & The What." / Photo courtesy T Charles Erickson
Rom Barkhordar and Joseph Marrella perform in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of "The Who & The What." / Photo courtesy T Charles Erickson

Review: Play about faith best suited for film

Despite a stellar set design and competent acting, “The Who & The What” lacks energy.

by × April 13, 2017 × 2 comments

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Octavia Spencer as Roberta Taylor, McKenna Grace as Mary Adler and Chris Evans as Frank Adler in the film "Gifted."/Photo by Wilson Webb. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Octavia Spencer as Roberta Taylor, McKenna Grace as Mary Adler and Chris Evans as Frank Adler in the film "Gifted."/Photo by Wilson Webb. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Review: ‘Gifted’ is heartwarming but lacks originality

Based solely on its trailer, Fox Searchlight’s newest picture “Gifted” sounds derivative at best. The final product meets expectations. However, it does bring a certain unexpected charm to the table too.

by × April 7, 2017 × 3 comments

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Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) confronts his brother Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) in DreamWorks’ “The Boss Baby.”/Photo courtesy DreamWorks Animation
Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) confronts his brother Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) in DreamWorks’ “The Boss Baby.”/Photo courtesy DreamWorks Animation

Review: ‘Boss Baby’ wins laughs but little else

By Logan Meyer, A&E editor In typical DreamWorks fashion, “The Boss Baby” is an adorable, feel-good animated film fit for the family. Also in DreamWorks fashion, it is largely lacking in cinematic merit. From the get-go, the story’s narration incites confusion. Constantly jumping between his imagination and reality, Tim (Miles […]

by × March 30, 2017 × 1 comment

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Review: ‘Song to Song’ fails fans of the indie genre
Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender star in Terrence Malick's new indie film "Song to Song."/Photo courtesy Broad Green Pictures

Review: ‘Song to Song’ fails fans of the indie genre

Malick embarrasses the good name of the independent film and wastes the talent of his cast and the time of his viewers.

by × March 24, 2017 × 8 comments

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Review: ‘Topdog/Underdog’ is a potent, focused work
Tyrone Mitchell Henderson and Matthew J. Harris perform in the Huntington Theatre Company's production of "Topdog/Underdog."/Photo courtesy T. Charles Erickson

Review: ‘Topdog/Underdog’ is a potent, focused work

The existential claustrophobia at the heart of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize winner is turned up to a scorching degree.

by × March 22, 2017 × 3 comments

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Review: Disney film brings new beauty to beloved film
Belle dances with The Beast in Disney's new live action version of the classic animated film "Beauty and The Beast."

Review: Disney film brings new beauty to beloved film

Disney continues to roll out live-action versions of classic childhood fantasies and although most consumers know it is a plot to take our money, the money is well spent.

by × March 19, 2017 × 4 comments

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Review: ‘Grand Concourse’ comments on faith
Shelley (Melinda Lopez) and Emma (Ally Dawson) prepare food for the homeless people who visit the kitchen in Heidi Schreck’s “Grand Concourse.”

Review: ‘Grand Concourse’ comments on faith

SpeakEasy Stage’s production entertains and delights, despite darker content.

by × March 17, 2017 × 4 comments

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DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in Universal Pictures’ “Get Out,” a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of “The Visit,” “Insidious” series and “The Gift”) and the mind of Jordan Peele.  When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Review: “Get Out” scrutinizes racial relations

Jordan Peele’s new movie comments on racial relations in a way that makes you laugh about feeling horrible

by × March 2, 2017 × 4 comments