The good news about the latest Marvel project to land on the screen is that it’s livelier and more entertaining than the other “Avenger” offerings – even if this one technically waves the “Captain America” banner.
The City Council voted 8-0 to approve zoning that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary near Harvard Square. The quest for a dispensary by Sage Cannabis began in November, and is far from over.
Councillors asked for a legal opinion after some worried that a one-block change in zoning to allow a dispensary in the Mid-Cambridge neighborhood seemed like “spot zoning” that was unfair to other pot businesses and possibly illegal.
Melissa McCarthy is as deftly nimble a comedienne as they come these days. It’s a shame, then, that such a wonderfully vibrant performer ends up in a film that can barely stagger to her level of commitment.
Zack Snyder, the hyperkinetic visual stylist who’s crafted such spectacles as “300” and but also the underappreciated “Watchmen,” winds up in no man’s land with epic aspirations as he grandiloquently pits two classic comic book giants against each other.
With “Allegiant,” the final book of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” series is being split in two and the series has lost all momentum – not to mention its focus on Tris, its hero – in what amounts to little more than a cash grab that will leave audiences wondering at the point.
Thrilling, terrifying and sporting one of the best “final girls” of the past decade, “10 Cloverfield Lane” has more to it than its giant-monster sibling from 2008 may suggest.
City officials presented the year’s Fresh Pond Stewardship Awards to former mayor and city councillor Henrietta Davis and the late Chip Norton, who served as Watershed Manager from 1991-2014.
A change to zoning that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary near Harvard Square deserves examination, city councillors decided, voting to send it on to their Ordinance Committee.
Somber and serious like “X-Men” this is not. “Deadpool” draws its energy from high quirk and black comedy as endless graphic dismemberings and gorings fill the screen – although the film often hacks its way toward rote genre territory too.