For whom the spell trolls
Perhaps because we have been raised on a steady diet of Pixar films, we think Onward is still a movie worth watching, but be very clear, it’s no ‘Coco,’ ‘Inside Out,’ or ‘Wall-E.’
It’s a Bikini Bottom Day
‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ the musical, never takes itself seriously, but the number of serious messages it manages to pass to the audience is quite impressive. It serves as simple entertainment, uplifting message, or clever exposé of some of our social problems, all at the same time.
Sailors’ den in south Boston
With its innovative Asian-inspired menu and sophisticated decor, Shore Leave is the rare underground tiki bar that has much more to offer than tropical cocktails in a beachy setting.
The true price of chocolate
We visited the Chocolonely Chocotruck to taste some chocolates, but what we got instead was a whirlwind tour of dark practices in something so seemingly wholesome that we rarely ever think twice about it — chocolate production and the use of slavery in it.
A full family affair
I know that as soon as Avengers: Endgame comes out in a month, everyone will forget all about Shazam!. But, before that happens, I recommend you take your friends or your family and step into a movie theater to enjoy the unblemished joy that is Shazam!.
‘Aquaman’ makes a big splash in theaters
Jason Momoa gives an entertaining performance as Aquaman, but the film still begs for more depth. Still, the splashy visuals often distract from the story line overload.
‘We’ll walk this road together, through the storm / Whatever weather, cold or warm’
Boston Calling invites Boston and Cambridge to join a weekend music celebration with incredible headliners each night and numerous performing artists throughout the day. What's not to love?
A story of stories
The performers might be superstars, but they are live people just like the audience, with stories behind their success. From Post Malone to Halsey to Khalid, every young performer repeated the same tale: be your own self, and keep chasing your dreams. Perhaps that’s why these festivals are so popular: because they tell us to carry on, and because they show us people’s dreams truly have no end.
A harmony of contrasts and clashes
At Cambridge’s local concert venue The Lilypad, the trio Steve McGinnis, Art Lande and Steve Swallow hosted a night of live jazz, where their three improvisations and three compositions reminded us of the magic of music in a live, intimate concert.
How hard is saving the world?
This is a superhero movie that breaks all expectations while abiding by every formula of making a good movie. With the intense feeling that kept me glued to the seats for a while even after the movie was over, I could tell that this movie might change the landscape of comic-book inspired movies as we know it.
Like spillover happiness from a forgotten dream
On our way back from the concert, we found ourselves humming the melody from the last song. The final moments stayed with us long after the concert was over, like the spillover happiness from a beautiful dream that makes one happy for no apparent reason.
Westworld’s gentle steps since a violent end
Westworld’s season two starts as a search for answers, both for the characters within the show and for the audience. Within this madness, if you feel like the beginning of the new season poses more questions than it answers, you are not alone.
Few vague ways of ‘fixing’ your broken heart
Next time you are comforting a heartbroken friend, you can use some tricks that you learned in this book. But other than that, this book has little to offer.
Press A to continue
Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' is an upbeat, colorful movie that’s fun to watch and brings your best VR fantasies to life in a better way than even the book might have led you to expect.
Raid a tomb, fire a bow
Tomb Raider goes wrong in many obvious directions — it has an uninspired story, miscast lead, tedious dialogues, and action scenes better suited for a limping horse.
The million bright sides of life
We have seen tragedies and comedies, but Every Brilliant Thing is a tragicomedy that frames a tragedy through a comedic lens by pairing Krstansky’s outstanding acting with Macmillan’s unbridled optimism.
What does it mean to be a king?
T’challa (Chadwick Boseman), the Black Panther and king of Wakanda, doesn’t get through the movie unscarred, but the complexity of questions he asks and the breadth of help he needs from his team and his people cement his place as one of the major heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Magic and Beauty of a Hundred Years
The brutalist beauty of ‘Obsidian Tear’
This isn’t your typical ballet. You get this feeling as soon as you hear the sound of feet hitting the ground.
What is the acceptable amount of blood for good literature?
Since the publication of God of Small Things nearly twenty years ago, critics and fans have been waiting for the next big thing that Arundhati Roy comes up with. With Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy makes the wait worthwhile...
The age of heroes is upon us
Zach Snyder’s Justice League gathers together the old and the new superheroes to save the world, and on some level, the future of the DC cinematic universe.
A dead god, blind god, smart god, and angry man all walk into a planet...
If you’re trying to decide whether you should go watch Thor: Ragnarok — if you want a stimulating plot or breathtaking acting, this movie might not be for you. But, if you want a few fun hours with a movie chock-full of action and simple jokes that makes you laugh, Thor: Ragnarok will definitely not disappoint.
Of monsters, math, and motherly love
The 15-year-old math-whiz with Asperger’s wants to find the person responsible for the death of Wellington, the dog found speared with a pitchfork on a gloomy night.
Alice Smith effortlessly brings her audience together
She was restless, though; and she looked as if she was searching for something. Only when she smiled a bit, turned, and without the mic delivered a note as high and strong as the ones with the mic, the playful twinkle in her eyes settled into a look of satisfaction of a performance well delivered.
BB.Q Chicken introduces Boston to its tender glory
With a variety of seating arrangements, innovative offerings of fried chicken and a hospitable attitude, BB.Q chicken might be the next stop in your nights out if you’re open to new experiences.
JuggleMIT Circus Show captures MIT’s heart
As the violin and piano soundtrack reached a crescendo and all the seven rings came to rest on his palms, the audience broke into thunderous applause, finally letting go of the breath they didn’t know they were holding in.