Typically in survival films we are shown the worst of humanity, but “The Martian” is an unabashed crowdpleaser based on great source material and gifted with one of the most dynamic casts of the year.
“Black Mass,” the long-awaited cinematic tale of Boston’s own public enemy No. 1 – mobster Whitey Bulger – is a mixed bag, full of diamonds in the rough. In crime terms, it’s a routine hit on a midlevel bagman, but carried out with gusto and flourish.
After “The Last Airbender” (2010) and “After Earth” (2013), films that did not see the north side of a 5 user rating on IMDB (out of 10), one might have thought M. Night Shyamalan done. “The Visit,” Shyamalan’s latest, is a minor rebound.
Police are investigating the non-fatal stabbing of a resident Sunday at Jackson Place and on Monday saw the arraignment of a Bedford man on charges of a indecent assault and battery and resulting attack with scissors.
A team led by Utile Architecture + Planning has been selected for the Cambridge citywide planning project, city officials said Friday.
With Meryl Streep onstage, a script by Diablo Cody and direction by Jonathan Demme of “Stop Making Sense,” this is a film with a little bit of everything that somehow comes out sounding and feeling just right.
Three teams competing for Cambridge’s Citywide Planning contract presented and took public questions Monday, with Utile, the third team to present, the clear crowd-pleaser. A decision is expected in August.
After capturing a second city raccoon testing positive for rabies, the Animal Commission is reminding residents how to protect themselves against the disease, which is usually spread through the bite of a rabid animal.
The Friends of Alewife Reservation thank the City of Cambridge for funding an extensive vegetative management plan in the Alewife Stormwater Wetlands that will be put in effect in October.
Cambridge developers planning an unpopular project in the neighboring town of Arlington nearly had a project meeting held without them – but now will be part of an Aug. 12 hearing about the Mugar site.