“Ghostbusters” is an absolute blast and rejuvenates a summer of tired and listless blockbuster fare, benefiting from starring four of the most talented women in comedy today.
An engaging and focused performance by Bryan Cranston can’t save this outdated and ham-fisted undercover romp. “The Infiltrator,” despite two strong lead performances, flounders less than 20 minutes in and never regains its confidence or ability to entertain.
Structureless and oftentimes tonally unpleasant while also warm and superbly shot, thriving in visual storytelling but floundering in its narrative, “The BFG” puts master filmmaker Steven Spielberg in a tricky position.
Fresh on the heels of opening the first section of the Grand Junction Path in Kendall Square for bicyclists, walkers, joggers and inline skaters, the city is putting money down in North Cambridge for land intended to be another crucial section of path.
Picking up a year after we left our favorite fish in “Finding Nemo,” and 13 years since the film itself, “Finding Dory” pales in comparison but packs more than enough laughs, spectacle and lessons learned to swim by without tarnishing Pixar’s track record.
A “hip and trendy” 150-room hotel and restaurant is coming to the fast-growing Alewife area, with plans to open its doors in September. The brand goes to Boston next, but already has its seventh U.S. location in nearby Medford.
There’s plenty of reasons to presume “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” won’t work, but in spite of the hurdles (or maybe because of them), it’s a resounding comedic success, with good-natured humor and a pop-music skewering lens.
“Me Before You” could have been a lovely little film, and there are moments it’s genuinely moving and well-acted. The problem is that employing the old “physically disabled person would rather die than live with said disability” trope is a dicey, tricky, icky road to travel.
“Neighbors 2” might not achieve the comedic heights of its predecessor, but it demonstrates a remarkable ambition – it understands it can make jokes that are inclusive, don’t offend any underrepresented group and can still be funny.
In “The Nice Guys” we’re hanging out in a Los Angeles where the neon buzz of “Boogie Nights” meets the corruption of “L.A. Confidential” – and darkly funny auteur Shane Black has decided Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling will get us through the night.